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Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Tour

1. Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Tour

Start with a pickup from your hotel at around 9:00 AM and take the route to Queluz Palace. As a palace of the 18th-century, it was built as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza, who would later be her husband and King Consort of his niece, Queen Maria I Portugal. Stop to take pictures. Continue with the tour through the historic center of Sintra, where you can see the wonderful old streets and take pictures at the National Palace of Sintra and make a short walking tour. Continue with your tour to Regaleira, a romantic place for excellence. It is the result of the achievement of the myth magical dreams of its owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920). Stop for photos and visit its interior. Then, explore Pena Palace, the most extravagant Portuguese palace built on a rock with an altitude of 500 meters dominating the entire coast of Lisbon. The Arabic architecture and Manueline style present in this palace, give life to the pure Portuguese romanticism. Mandatory visit to Chalet of Edla Condess, and pass through Moors Castle, Seteais Palace and Mosserrate Palace. Next, go to Roca Cape, “where the land ends and the sea begins.” Dominating the tumultuous waters 140 meters high which beat noisily against the rocks. It offers superb views of the Atlantic Ocean at its most wild but before, you will make a stop at Adraga Beach for lunch. Nearby Cascais, you will find Hell’s Mouth. This gap in the rock is a giant canyon carved by the sea with the beating of the waves. A worthy spectacle to enjoy the sound of the waves reminding the devil’s voice growling and spitting squirts of water. Finally, the tour goes through Cascais fishing village since the 12th-century and so remained until today, a privileged place for the exiled European nobility during the two world wars, still keeping its glamour and architectural richness of other times. Return to Lisbon by following all along the coast through Estoril and Carcavelos admiring the immense beaches the coast offers. Expect to return back to Lisbon at 5:00 PM.

Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

2. Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

Hop into a classic Portuguese jeep to explore Sintra’s wonders. See the best of Sintra with the help of your tour guide, as you learn the incredible histories and explore the must-see landmarks in this 7-hour tour. Drive around three of the five stunning palaces of Sintra, the National Palace, Seteais Palace, Monserrate, as well as Moorish Castle. View the stunning palaces from multiple vantage points. Take in the gorgeous panoramic views of Sintra. Stop to visit Quinta de Regaleira. Marvel at the breathtaking architecture. Look deep into the initiation wells, that were once used for ceremonial purposes. Visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Admire the gorgeous views atop the cape and hear the immensity of the ocean clashing into the land beneath you. If your group chooses to, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to a wine tasting, and relax with some of the finest wines Sintra has to offer. As the last stop on your tour, enter Pena Palace. Admire the colorful, unique palace, that looks like it has come straight out of a fairytale. Capture your final tour photos, before your guide returns you to your drop-off.

Sintra: Jeep Safari, Sunset Hike, and Tapas at the Beach

3. Sintra: Jeep Safari, Sunset Hike, and Tapas at the Beach

Set off from the meeting point in a convertible Jeep and enjoy great views of the sights and palaces of Sintra as you drive through the town. Head off-road down an unmarked trail and you will reach the westernmost point of continental Europe – the incredible cliffs of Cabo da Roca. Here you’ll start to see the sun going down. From here you begin the hike down to the secret beach It’s a steep route with some twists and turns, but after a half-hour walk you’ll reach the soft, golden sand. Relax on the beach and enjoy some traditional Portuguese ‘petiscos’ (tapas) such as cheese, chouriço, bread, and more. Take a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, or sit back on the beach with a couple of glasses of wine and enjoy the stunning sunset over the ocean.

Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

4. Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

Feel the pleasure of taking a few dives along the magnificent coast between Lisbon and Cascais on this private sailboat tour. This experience is perfect for spending time with friends and family and celebrating birthdays or other special occasions. Board the luxury sailboat, enjoy a welcome drink, and set sail from Lisbon’s port, Doca do Bom Sucesso. Depending on your chosen tour length, you can anchor in front of the beach in Caxias, Oeiras, or Cascais Bay. Choose to swim, dive, or just relax on board and soak in the rays. On the way to the area’s most scenic places, take in the view of the coastline and enjoy the fresh air.

Private Evening Walk: Sintra Mountains Inbetween Wolves

5. Private Evening Walk: Sintra Mountains Inbetween Wolves

Two hours before sunset, you will be picked up by car at Sintra's train station. On your way to where this evening walk will start you'll be able to see in the distance Sintra's Castle, Pena Palace, and the forest gradually beginning to surround you. Once you have  arrived in the western part of Sintra's Mountains, your walk will begin. The walk will be about 5 kilometers, spanning around 4 hours, on regular and soft irregular terrain. The effort implied is equivalent to spending a whole afternoon strolling around Sintra, with its various ups and downs. You'll travel under the black arc of the night sky, dotted with a thousand stars, to discover a hidden past that's almost impossible to imagine. Watch the sun falling over the Atlantic Ocean. After sunset you will enter the forest and learn about the wolves, wild boars, and friars who once roamed these paths. Your historian guide will tell you about the religious orders and unusual stories from the area's history.

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What people are saying about Sintra District

We had an amazing private tour with Nuno. He was so fun to be with, very punctual, full of knowledge, and we can see how enthusiastic he is in his job. We learned alot from him. We booked our tour right when we land in Lisbon. Had a quick trip in Belem and Nuno was so sweet to buy us the popular pastel de nata from the oldest maker. Then we head to our journey. It was raining in the morning so we started from the Cascais coastline to hell’s mouth, then to a beautiful Cabo da Roca, until the sky was perfectly cleared up to Sintra’s, stopped by the Monserrate Palace then we spent most of our time in the beautiful castle of Pena Palace. Nuno also took us to this best restaurant in Sintra and had an amazing seafood lunch then we head down to Regaleria, one of the beautiful and historical palace in Sintra, too. Nuno went extra to make most of our time. We had a great journey and will definitely book him again. We also asked him if he can drop us to the city center of Lisbon after the tour.

The trip was really amazing, Mario was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the sites we visited on our way, nice and helpful with everything we needed. The ride was cool and adventurous, the hike itself was quite comfortable, not too difficult and the beach at the and was magnificent, definitely the highlight of my trip to Lisbon, highly recommend it!

Tomas was the best tour guide. He was knowledgeable, fun, and quickly adapted the tour quickly when bad weather hit. We would do the same tour again in a second. Our group had so much fun!

Amazing!! The highlight of our Portugal trip. Could not recommend more.

Beautiful experience. Sintra and Cabo da Roca are not to be missed!