Sintra, Portugal
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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

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.
  • 8-hour trip to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon
  • Travel between dispersed highlights such as Sintra village and Cabo da Roca with ease
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace and the charming fishing village of Cascais
  • Round-trip transport from Lisbon included
  • Small group tour limited to eight people
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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K
, Oct 2018

We were picked up at our hotel which was very convenient, but the van could have been nicer. We had become spoiled by new model Mercedes vans with plenty of room on our previous tours. That said, our tour guide was wonderful and we had a full day first visiting the National Palace Queluz and then on to Cascais (an upscale resort town), Sintra (where we had time for a lovely lunch and a little shopping) and then The Pena Palace to visit the Disney like castle. This was a very full day full of fascinating sites with a great tour guide.

R
, Sep 2018

Excellent palaces and castles. While in Sintra, don't forget to ask your guide about Quinta Da Regaleira. Our driver/ tour guide didn't have a mic on the van and was a challenge hearing and understanding him because of audio issues. He was knowledgeable but a little grumpy.

J
, Sep 2018

We had a terrific tour guide which made it a great experience. He had a lot of knowledge and history on the area

I
, Jul 2018

A great experience!

M
, Jul 2018

Raul was a very good driver, and we saw everything that is listed on the description, but he is not a tour guide. He offered very little information as we drove to the various cities, and when we arrived at castles or various sites we were really given no information about what we were seeing. Expected more from Viator. Did a tour today through a different company. Way better

M
, May 2018

Joaquin, our guide was excellent. He was so full of facts and fun stories. Only 4 of us on the tour and

G
, Apr 2018

As always Viator is a reliable and expert tour operator. They are always on time, and they always do what they promise.
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.

S
, Apr 2018

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.

N
, Apr 2018

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.

R
, Mar 2018

Great tour guide had enough time to view the castle and still have something at the coffee shop.


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