This 2-day package is a perfect way to become familiar with Lisbon’s surrounding region of architecture, landscape, culture and the its rich heritage. Also, enjoy the option to select the order of your two tours. With your small-group and expert guide, travel by air-conditioned minivan to Sintra and Cascais and discover fairytale castles, beachy getaways and lush green coastlines. On your second small-group tour, head to the fishing village of Nazaré, Óbidos (aka ‘wedding present town’) and the religious sanctuary of Fátima. This tour comes with a complimentary liqueur tasting and free time to explore on your own.
See Itinerary section below for details.
Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from LisbonExperience Portugal's natural beauty and historic prowess with a journey to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra and the coastal resort town of Cascais.
In Sintra, your first stop is Pena National Palace, perched on a hill high above the city. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed Romanticist palace is one of the most revered landmarks in Portugal. Enter the palace to admire the Arab Room and the detailed features in the king and queen's bedrooms, and head to the Queen’s Throne to look out over the Atlantic Ocean.
Continue to the historical center of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to explore the town, have lunch or perhaps visit Sintra National Palace (own expense).
Admire the landscapes of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park on your way to the cliffs of Roca Cape and the surfer's paradise of Guincho Beach. Pass the cliff at Hell’s Mouth and stop to stretch your legs along the bay.
Arrive in Cascais, a coastal town that transformed from a quiet fishing village into a chic resort destination after gaining fame from Portugal's royal family in the 19th century. Stroll the beaches, wander the charming cobbled streets and learn about the town's maritime history and important agricultural industries.
Take in peaceful coastal views on the drive back to Lisbon.
Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from LisbonTake another day trip from Lisbon, this time to Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos. Your first stop is Fátima, located 1.5 hours away. The town of Fátima, whose name derives from a Moorish princess, is one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world. Visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, which welcomes millions of pilgrims and tourists from around the globe, and honors the apparition of the Virgin Mary.
Next, head to the fishing town of Nazaré, the most picturesque coastal resort in the Estremadura region. Enjoy free time to stroll the harbor, filled with traditional wooden boats, or explore the cobbled lanes in search for the perfect lunch spot (own expense).
Drive along the cliffs above Nazaré to the ancient village of Óbidos. Óbidos is commonly known as the 'wedding present town,' as it was a gift from King Dinis to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282.
Follow your guide to a local wine shop to sample ginja, a Portuguese liqueur. Then enjoy free time to explore the village’s narrow streets, medieval fortress and art shops. Return to Lisbon in the evening.