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From Lisbon: Best of Sintra and Cascais Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

From Lisbon: Best of Sintra and Cascais Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours
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Explore the palaces and gardens of Sintra on a bus tour from Lisbon. Drive along the coast to Cabo da Roca, the beaches of Cascais, and follow in the footsteps of poets, exiled kings, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon
Private or small groups available


  • Explore the fairytale palaces and gardens of Sintra
  • Look inside the magical Pena Palace
  • Go to the westernmost point of mainland Europe
  • Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais
  • Drive the narrow lanes of the Sintra Hills
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais, 2 small villages within easy access of the city center, and located in an area of protected natural beauty. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to Sintra Hills, home to fairytale palaces and castles. Look inside Pena Palace, considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Enjoy a pleasant walk in the grounds, and admire views of Lisbon on the horizon from its balconies. Next, explore the picture-postcard village of Sintra, stopping to taste the local pastries and shop for souvenirs. Continue to Cabo da Roca to stand at the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Drive down narrow roads far from the tourist crowds. Travel along the coast road, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Tagus River. En route, stop at the fishing village of Cascais, transformed into a home for kings-in-exile and a site of espionage during World War II.

Return to Lisbon along the magnificent Avenida Marginal, enjoying views of the Estoril Coast along the way.

  • Guide
  • Entrance ticket to Pena Palace
  • Lunch

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus:
  • All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected every day and social distancing measures have been implemented.
  • Masks are available and mandatory inside vehicles.
  • Vehicles are set up with hand sanitizer
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4.8 /5

based on 322 reviews

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The tour was really inspiring!! Our guide Nuno was very passionate about the places he was showing, that really made everything so meaningful and memorable! Not only we learned a detailed history of each place, we also deep dived into the history of Portugal, full of mystery and drama. This is an amazing tour for those who want to see the real beauty of royal heritage.

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November 2, 2022

We loved the tour. It was a small group only 7 of us. John was really amazing. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Portugal which for us it was great because we were super interested. I highly recommend this for families too. We traveled with our ten year old and she enjoyed the tour as much as we did. Highly recommend and thank you for a lovely time!

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July 30, 2022

Unfortunately, due to the risk of fire, the forest and Pena Palace could not be reached and then lay in fog all day. It was a shame, but that's the way it is sometimes. We were offered an alternative instead which was also nice and all in all we had a wonderful time. The restaurant recommendation for lunch, right by the sea, was amazing: the best view and very tasty food! Our guide was very attentive and was able to impart a lot of knowledge to us. Recommended.

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July 23, 2022

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