• Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Experience Portugal’s most beautiful attractions on this half-day guided tour of Sintra, Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) and Cascais from Lisbon. Near Sintra you must experience one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders, the spectacular Pena Palace standing atop a hillside. With a guide discover fascinating stories about this palace and Portuguese history in general. You will also visit the lovely beach town of Cascais and admire picturesque views in Cabo da Roca, the westernmost extent of continental Europe.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon
  • Take a guided tour of the gorgeous Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena)
  • Enjoy the beauty of the fairytale town of Sintra
  • Stop for a photo op at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe
  • Breathe in the fresh sea air on a beach in Cascais
  • Entrance fee to Pena Palace included

What You Can Expect

Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon

Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon

Meet your guide in central Lisbon at Comercio Square (Praça do Comércio) for your Sintra, Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena), and Cascais half-day tour. Journey west to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sintra, a storybook town situated in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains. Arrive and head to the opulent Pena Palace for a 1.5-hour walking tour.

See the eclectic architectural styles of this 19th century Romanticist palace and learn how it served as a monastery and summer residence to Portuguese royalty. Absorb the ambiance of the ballroom where nobles courted one another and explore luxurious rooms filled with fine Edwardian and Victorian furniture. Then, grab a glimpse of beautiful artwork in the Arab Room before you walk the stately grounds of Pena Park to see an assortment of exotic plants and trees.

Leave the palace and enjoy a half hour on you own to spend strolling the fairytale town of Sintra. Perhaps relax at a cafe for a tasty coffee and local treats like “queijadas de Sintra” or “travesseiros.” Or visit Sintra National Palace (Palácio da Vila), presently a historic house museum (own expense).

Next, head to the westernmost point in Europe, Cabo da Roca (March to October only). Treasure views of waves crashing into the majestic cliffside and granite boulders. Relax for a 20-minute break snapping perfect panoramic photos and stellar selfies!

Your final stop is the coastal town of Cascais, a former getaway of Portugal’s royal family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Spend 10 minutes combing the pretty quaint beaches before pocketing your camera and heading back to Lisbon where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

clarksail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Great trip to a wonderful palace. Cascais seemed to be an after thought when I mentioned we were to go there.

bbnk4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our tour guide was amazing my husband left his expensive camera in Sintra, and our tour guide went with him and made sure we got it back. We really appreciated that!

beatrizcraft

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Highly recommended and our tour guide Anna was very knowledgeable, this is a great short trip half day tour if you don,t have too much time, Love it!

escondido29

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was very impressive, the use of time was so good and we got to see and experience a lot. We will take Viator again

Mario P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Loved it! Beautiful places and sights. Being a half day tour it was a little rushed but a wonderful experience nonetheless.

Kayee624

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A colorful castle and stunning view of Cabo da Roca

Gary H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A really enjoyable 6-hour tour. We did and saw all the things represented in Viator's description. Ricardo, our tour guide from Yellow Bus tour company in Lisbon, did a great job of explaining lots of interesting facts and pointing out key things to see. And he did a tremendous job of herding the 29 of us around the 4-stops while giving us ample time to see things on our own when appropriate while also keeping us efficiently moving along. We are really glad we took advantage of going to these places via a tour, rather than trying to do is on our own via public transportation or rental car, due to limited parking, narrow roads, lots of turns, etc. We learned a lot about Portugal and Lisbon during this tour. Also, in addition to Ricardo, compliments to our bus driver very comfortable large bus who did a masterful job of handling the challenging narrow roads, sharp curves, and steep hills without incident.

cgregory1755

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Cool setting at the Castle..

Sharon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A must see excursion! This was a 4-5 hour trip to Sintra, Pena Palace, Capo de Roca and Cascais. The bus ride was comfortable with the appropriate amount of time at each stop.

Mario M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our guide was very good and fluent in 3 languages and very knowledgable. We highly recommend this tour.

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