After arriving at the port of Lisbon, meet your guide and begin your shore excursion private day trip to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and head north to the lush green foothills of the Sintra Mountains.
Arrive and discover the Castle of the Moors located atop the hillside. Stroll with your guide and observe the impressive ruins of this medieval stronghold. Then head to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pena National Palace. Learn how this palace was built by King Fernando II as a summer residence for the royal family. Then, admire the 19th century Romanticism architecture and its eclectic, colorful style.
Grab lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and then continue on to the lovely coastal town of Cascais which was once a vacation spot for royalty. From here, head to the harbor and Santa Marta lighthouse which was renovated to be a lighthouse museum. Next, visit Cape Roca, the western edge of continental Europe. Snap photos of this gorgeous scene, but save some megabytes as you move on to the coastal rock formation Hell’s Mouth. Watch as vicious waves crash through an archway and small bay they chiseled out over time.
Next, enjoy wonderful views at Guincho Beach, home to avid surfers and windsurfers. Drive another stretch of sandy beach and see the illustrious Estoril Casino. On your way back to the port and your cruise liner, relax aboard your vehicle with more window views.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
Don’t fret, this tour ensures your will get on your ship! In the unlikely event that your ship has departed, we will prepare transportation to the next port-of call. Also, book worry free. In the event your ship is delayed to arrive and you cannot attend the tour, we will refund your money. See our terms and conditions for full details.