Sintra’s incredible array of palaces is dazzling yet dispersed. Eliminate the stress of making your own way to the UNESCO-listed structures on this 8-hour tour from Lisbon. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll visit the Palace of Queluz and the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace, in addition to exploring the village of Sintra and taking photographs at Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point. On this family-friendly tour, round-trip transport from Lisbon is included.
Family-friendly tour of Sintra highlights from Lisbon
Enjoy stress-fee travel between Sintra's widely dispersed palaces and parks
Visit the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace and Sintra village
Marvel at Cabo da Roca, Europe's westernmost point, and the Palace of Queluz
After pickup outside of Hotel Tivoli in Lisbon, you’ll travel to Sintra, hailed the European capital of Romanticism, in an air-conditioned vehicle. During the journey, you’ll admire lush greenery and hear tales of legend from your guide. Your first stop is the Palace of Queluz, a gorgeous 18th-century palace used by the Portuguese royal family as a summer residence. Delve into the landmark’s history before spending relaxed free time exploring Sintra, the historical center of which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, ascend to the Moorish Castle on its hilltop perch and stroll beside its 8th-century wall. Following this, you’ll proceed to Pena National Palace — undoubtedly the gem in Sintra’s glittering architectural crown. Tour the vibrant confection of domes and towers, colored lemon yellow and pastel pink, and be sure to capture photographs of the surrounding scenery from your elevated viewpoint. During the journey back to Lisbon, you’ll stop at Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point, to witness towering cliffs and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. See, too, the beautiful beaches of Estoril and Cascais, quaint coastal towns home to boutiques, palaces and restaurants. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Our shared tour turned out to be a...
, Oct 2016
Our shared tour turned out to be a private tour with guide and van. It wasn't until we got home, that I realized that we didn't get the tour I had signed up for. We were supposed to do two palaces in Sintra and visit Cabo da Roca. However, we wasted two hours in Cascais which allowed only enough time to do the National Palace in Sintra. Sintra is worth a whole day by itself. Our guide was very quiet and didn't add a lot of information to the tour.
Not only was this an amazing tour, the tour guide was one of the best guides that I've ever had - he was extremely knowledgeable, with history, architecture, literature, restaurants, cafes - and of course, the famous Portuguese pastries - and was also extremely personable. His communication skills were outstanding, and he was able to thoroughly answer any question that I had. Aside from the beauty of the area, the magic with which the tour guide conveyed the information of this beautiful area, blessed by nature and man, added to one of the most amazingly wonderful days of my life.