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This comprehensive 8-hour tour from Lisbon gives you the chance to visit one of Europe’s most beautiful romantic palaces. Avoid the stress of making your own way to the evenly dispersed highlights of Sintra and Cascais by travelling around the province with ease. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace; visit Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point; and discover the charming fishing village of Cascais. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Lisbon. After boarding your air-conditioned minivan, you’ll receive a historical overview of Sintra and its regal heritage. Stop first at the Palace of Queluz — the official summer residence of the Portuguese royal family — and spend 45 minutes admiring its stunning architecture.
Next, follow a serpentine slope to Pena National Palace, a UNESCO-listed structure perched on the peak of Sintra mountain. Spend 1.5 hours discovering the colorful confection of towers and turrets, considered one of Europe’s most beautiful Romantic palaces.
Descend to Sintra village to observe the charming streets of its UNESCO-listed center. Here, you’ll have 2.5 hours of free time to absorb Sintra’s enchanting ambience and purchase lunch from a recommended restaurant.
At a prearranged meeting point, reconvene with your guide and proceed to Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point. From here, you’ll absorb spectacular views of the Atlantic coast and its crashing waves.
After ample time for photographs, continue to Cascais to spend time strolling its beaches and admiring elegant buildings. Before drop-off at your Lisbon hotel, you'll stop at the luscious Gardens of the Casino of Estoril — one of Europe's largest casinos.
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The tour to Sintra was fantastic, I recommend it.. The tour did not include the tickets to visit the Queluz Palace and Da Pena Palace in their interiors, but you can get tickets for 25 euros including both palaces and the transfer from where the tourist bus left to Da Pena Palace because the road distance is long and steep. Both palaces are a wonder to admire and walk aroun. Do not stop doing it !!
The tour also include free time in Sintra downtown where you can walk the small village, lunch in a lot of different restaurants, visit the National Palace in the center and take a quick look to the the Quinta da Regaleira.
After Sintra, the tour visit Cascais giving you some free time to walk around the spa town and Estoril.
I think the tour is excellent and I recommend it if you want to know and enjoy Sintra.
It was an extremely well organised small group tour by our guide Joaquim. He is very informative, punctual and funny we even discussed about Portuguese food habits and other random topics along with the history. His recommendation was just spot on for foodies like me. We had even extra stop at Queluz palace along with Sintra and Cascais. I strongly recommend him.
This is a must tour if you are staying in Lisbon. We were picked up from our hotel in a comfortable mini van on the due time. The drivef and guide was a wonderful and knowledgeable guy, Joaquim Lopes, who kept us entertained and informed about 1001 things throughout the day. He took us to visit Queluz Palace first, which us like a small version of Versailles. We got a combination ticket for this Palace and Pena palace in Sintra. You avoid the ticket queues in Sintra and at the same time get to see this beautiful palace, which I personally enjoyed more than Pena palace. Then on to cute Sintra for a light meal and a walk around Sintra, and a shot of ginjinja liqueur in a chocolate container. Then to chaotic Pena Palace, which was packed solid and which I was anxious to get out immediately I got in. Don't get me wrong, the palace is unique, but the crowds make it impossible to enjoy. After Pena, towards the cliffs at the end of land and Cascais, which is a gem of a place. Then back to the hotel after passing through Estoril. Thank you Joaquim for a wonderfull day.
Great tour guide had enough time to view the castle and still have something at the coffee shop.
A good fun tour with the larger than life Jack, driver, historian and raconteur. You see the sights, the palaces, the magical castle at the top of Sintra, a ride down to Estoril where the Atlantic waves crash against the shore. Scheduled to arrive back by about 5pm were a good deal later back because jumping Jack had more things to show us. Great fun.
Lisbona gidildiginde mutlaka gorulmesi gereken bir tur.Rehberimiz cok iyiydi.Pena palace ve Cascais ruya gibi yerlerdi.Cok tesekkur ederiz.
This tour was great! Amazing friendly service. Our guide was super informative and helped us make the most of a rainy day! Sintra is not to be missed!
Judy S Canada
Enjoyable day ! The guide Joaquim was very informative.
Lots of time to explore Sintra and Cascais.
Kevin T United States of ...
Excellent tour with a very entertaining guide!
We were picked up in front of our hotel at 0845 and sat in the front of the van as there were an additional 6 already there. We then proceeded to the Palace of Queluz, all the while our guide provided stories and information about Portugal. When we arrived at Queluz, he arranged for us to purchase our tickets to there, Pena, and the bus transfer at Pena, gave us some info on the palace and grounds and allowed us about an hour and a half to explore. It is a beautiful place.
From there we headed to to Sintra and stopped off in the town. We had two hours to have lunch, explore, etc. We decided to head over to Quinta and explore their amazing grounds. It was about a ten minute walk and I believe the tickets were around 10 a piece. Bear in mind, the walk in almost entirely uphill on cobblestones and may be difficult for some. However, it is so worth it, an absolutely amazing are. We had plenty of time to come back into Sintra and enjoy some pastries and ginjihna.
We met back up with our guide by the palace and then headed up the mountain to Pena. The van can only take you to the entrance and then you can take the bus you have already purchased a transfer 3 up a steep hill to the palace door. We had about an hour and a half to explore the ground and palace. I would suggest taking the bus up and then walk back down to the entrance so you can enjoy the gardens. The views from the palace are breathtaking. I only wish there was more time so that we could have gone up to the cross at the top of the mountain quite a climb or down to the Moorish castle.
After that we headed out to the coast and got to see some incredibly large waves from the cliffs before stopping at the Boca da Inferno, a beautiful cave created by the sea. We stopped there for a bit, had a beer and then headed into Caiscais. We had about an hour and a half there to walk around.
Finally, we drove through Estoril, looked at the casino from the outside and then headed back to Lisbon. We arrived back at our hotel 1830.
All in all, it was a great tour with a great guide. I would highly recommend.
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