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See Portugal's natural and architectural wonders on a small-group, guided tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. On this journey, experience the rich vegetation of Sintra Natural Park, the hidden trails and caves at Pena Park and the bluffs of Roca Cape. Tour the immaculate Pena National Palace and then drive along the Atlantic Coast to Cascais for a leisurely walk through town to its scenic beaches.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Lisbon to the historic and beautiful towns of Sintra and Cascais
  • Discover the natural wonders of Pena Park and Sintra Natural Park
  • Visit Pena National Palace and Sintra National Palace
  • See the cliffs of Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, including free time at Cascais Beach
  • Small-group walking tour limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Meet your guide in central Lisbon for a memorable small-group guided day trip to Sintra and Cascais. Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan and travel to Sintra. First stop at Pena Park and see the diversity of plants and trees line the beautiful trails. Then, voyage to a spectacular vantage point of Pena National Palace (Palacio da Pena) and the Atlantic Ocean from Queen's Throne.

Continue to Pena National Palace, the most famous of Sintra’s monuments, located at the top of Sintra Mountain. Enjoy this 19th-century Romanticist castle that looks and feels like a fairy tale. Admire its eclectic Neo-Manueline, Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance styles as you head inside. Observe the extravagant bedrooms that used to serve as a summer residence for the royal family.

Depart the palace and stroll with your guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. Spend some free time to have lunch or discover the town’s forested palaces like Sintra National Palace, a medieval royal palace occupied from the 15th to 19th centuries (own expense). Check out the local fare with tastes of aqueijada or travesseiro, two scrumptious and traditional pastries.

Meet back with your guide and travel to Sintra Natural Park. Along the way, pass by Seteais Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and the Palace of Monserrate. Then, whip out your camera for great photos at the rocky bluffs of Roca Cape (Cabo da Roca), Europe’s westernmost point. Briefly, visit Guincho Beach where surfers shred the gnar and then cruise by Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno). Finally, make your way to Cascais’ bay for a walk.

In the former fishing town of Cascais, peruse the narrow streets of this trendy vacation getaway with your guide. Check out classic white, terracotta-roofed houses as you make your way to the beach. Then, bask in the sun as you tuck your toes into the golden sands and gaze over the expansive Atlantic Ocean.  

Along the journey back to central Lisbon, where your tour concludes, enjoy pristine views of the scenic town of Estoril.

Customer Reviews

Nikolai N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My husband and I were very fortunate to have a wonderful guide for this tour called Filipa. She is enthusiastic, knowledgble and and excellent driver as she was at the driving seat of the minibus. It was such fun to visit all these very interesting places with Filipa. She was tireless in explains the history, the habits, the nature of her native Portugal.
The tour was both very educational and pleasant.
Do not hesitate to join the small group tour

Ben M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great trip lots of interesting info from the very knowledgeable guide . We needed to change our itinery at the last minute and found the orginisers very helpfull and accomodating. Would use them again in the same or other locations.

Jodi H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was amazing! The route was gorgeous but beyond that the tour guide added so much color and perspective on the history of the locations we saw. I would highly recommend!

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour did the trick to get us out of the city and into some very beautiful scenery and very interesting history of Portugal. Made especially memorable and satisfying by our extremely patient and supremely capable tour guide who was tri-lingual.
The best part of our 5 days in Lisbbon.

Mala R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Pedro was extremely knowledgeable and informative. His pleasant nature made the rainy day seem less dreary.

Glenn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a great time! It was fun and informative as well as very reasonable. Loved our tour guide!

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a fabulous tour and our guide, Andrea was top notch!

Nancy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Enjoyed every minute of it! Will do it again! Sorry I don't remember our tour guide's name but he was great!

Patricia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We loved this tour. Sintra was beautiful. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. He gave us great tips and things to look out for in our tour. He was very talkative and entertaining.

Crystal R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I loved this tour. The driver gave us lots of info during the drive. Sintra was beautiful. The castle was great but I wish we had more time to walk around and explore the town during our lunch break. Stopping at the light house and Cascais was great too. I opted to lay on the beach.

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