Sintra
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  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

    1. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

    Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. On this full-day tour, you’ll start off with a walk in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will tell you about the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace. Next on the tour is a visit to the historical center of Sintra. Enjoy free time for lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the end of the world, the great cliffs at Roca Cape, which are the westernmost point of continental Europe. The last stop of the tour is the stylish town of Cascais, where you can take a relaxing walk along the bay before heading back to Lisbon.

    AMAZING TOUR. Everything was so PERFECT. Well planned, well explained. You’ll get to know the history of Portugal and see nice views. I really recommend it. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

  • Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visits to Regaleira and Pena Palace

    2. Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visits to Regaleira and Pena Palace

    Take an adventure by riding in a Portuguese convertible Jeep through Sintra, a World Heritage town. Explore the very best secret spots and routes while being guided by the most knowledgeable locals that know all about the region. Start your day being picked up at the meeting point and traveling directly to Quinta da Regaleira, a palace filled with mystery, metaphors and underground tunnels for a guided tour.  After the visit, you will have an overview of all 5 palaces and the 8th-Century Moorish Castle as you pass by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant before walking through one of the most mystical forests in the world. Visit the 12th-century Peninha Sanctuary, built 500 meters above sea level with a 360 view over the Atlantic Coast and the Natural Park. Finish your day with a guided tour to Pena Palace, the re...

  • From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    3. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet your local guide at your hotel, then hop in an air-conditioned minibus/SUV and begin your full-day adventure. A UNESCO World Heritage Listed Location, Sintra is bursting with palaces, mansions, and romantic charm. On the tour, immerse yourself in the rich history of the town and discover why it has been a source of inspiration for authors and artists throughout the centuries. Follow your guide through the picturesque streets of the town’s historic center, and stop at a local café for a traditional Portuguese pastry. Then climb the winding mountain roads to the stunning Sintra National Palace and admire its array of eclectic architectural styles, including Moorish, Manueline, Gothic, and Mudéjar. Later, make your way to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, soak up breathtaking views of the infinite blue Atlantic Ocean and lose yourself in the gli...

    Very much enjoyed our day with Miguel. He was very personable and informative. He allowed us to spend time in places that were of interest to us without rushing us or imposing his desires on us. It made this tour so much more enjoyable than with a whole crowd of tourists who all had to do the same things.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cado da Roca, Cascais & Estoril Tour

    4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cado da Roca, Cascais & Estoril Tour

    Sintra leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. Its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle and UNESCO World Heritage site city center are like a page from a fairy tale. You will start with a little walk through the mysterious Pena Park and discover secret caves and trails. Afterwards you will visit National Pena Palace, a marvelous palace from the 19th century that is also one of the most important examples of the Portuguese architecture from the Romantic period. Then you will head to the historical center of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to explore and to visit National Sintra Palace. After lunch, you will drive through the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park, passing by several impressive palaces until you stop at the Roca Cape cliffs – the westernmost point of Continental Europe. Next you will take you for a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast; you wi...

    Can not fault anything. Our guide was fantastic, transportation comfortable and good value for money.

  • Sintra World Heritage and Cascais Village Tour

    5. Sintra World Heritage and Cascais Village Tour

    Visit Sintra and Cascais in a single day. Enjoy a great combination of the best natural sights and historical places with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide.   Discover one of the most remarkable historical cities of Portugual: Sintra Village, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also see the romanticist Pena National Palace, standing at the top of a peak in the Sintra mountains.   Then, travel through a densely forested mountain and its medieval villages to reach the immense Portuguese coastline. Here, you’ll find astonishing landscapes, dramatic cliffs by the ocean and long beaches with beautiful sand dunes. You’ll feel the breeze on the coastline of the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal, continental Europe and the Eurasian land mass. Here, you’ll visit the ancient fishing village of Cascais and its picturesque architecture and narrow streets. Enjoy this tour’s ...

  • Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

    6. Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

    This private tour starts at your accommodation, from where you will set out to discover the city of Lisbon. Hear how Lisbon recovered after it was practically devastated by the earthquake of 1755 and visit Belem, the Lisbon district that personifies the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries with its several monuments that are classified as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Taste the famous “pasteis de Belem”, in a traditional location where the secret recipe is passed from generation to generation. You will also explore Alfama, the city's oldest district. In the center of Sintra, you will see the imposing Palacio da Vila, or National Palace, with its two striking chimneys. The Palace used to be the chosen holiday resort of several kings throughout Portuguese history and, inside, each room is decorated differently and has a different history. The interior of the Palace is a true til...

  • From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

    7. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

    Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Tour the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, the Castle of the Moors, Monserrate Palace, and the Sintra National Palace. Consider exploring the nearby nature as well, including the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries.

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. Our guide, Alex, was terrific! He was punctual, polite, and easy to talk to. In addition to telling us about Portugal’s history, he also told us about what life is like for most Portuguese. The weather wasn’t great for our trip - rainy, foggy - but Alex helped us make the best of it. We highly recommend this tour!

  • Lisbon: Half-Day Group Tour Pena Palace and Cape Roca

    8. Lisbon: Half-Day Group Tour Pena Palace and Cape Roca

    Discover the most important sites of the beautiful village of Sintra, which lies in the Sintra mountain range. Explore some of the many colorful 19th-century palaces here, built by the royal family. Enjoy free time in the medieval village to taste famous pastries like Queijadas and Travesseiros. Drive through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park with your guide. It is home to many species of rare flowers and animals. Arrive at Cape Roca, the westernmost site of Continental Europe. Admire panoramic views of the stunning coastline and sea from the viewpoint and see the lighthouse. Snap your own momentous memories to share with your family at this beautiful location.

  • Sintra & Cascais Small Group Day Tour from Lisbon

    9. Sintra & Cascais Small Group Day Tour from Lisbon

    Spend an entire day exploring Lisbon's surroundings on a tour that takes you to Sintra and Cascais. First visit the mysterious and fascinating village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its natural landscapes and cultural and natural heritage. Upon exploring the village, you will feel as though Sintra seems to have come straight from a fairy tale, with its many palaces and Romantic architecture. You will have time to enjoy lunch among the splendid scenery and may choose to enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant, or bring your own lunch and eat outside. Next, it is time to cross the mystic mountain of Sintra towards the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see the quaint Colares village and to learn more about local wines dating to the 13th century. You’ll also see Praia das Maçãs, a small and popular local beach. Reaching the coast, yo...

    The whole tour is amazing, full of experience. There is plenty of time for enjoying and exploring at each stop of the tour. Tania is a great guide, she was so nice and understanding, easy to communicate. She gave as all the info we needed about the historical places and the whole area. Also she was full of fun facts and great stories about Portuguese history. I fully reccomend it!

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Roca Cape & Cascais Guided Walking Tour

    10. From Lisbon: Sintra, Roca Cape & Cascais Guided Walking Tour

    Start your day of sightseeing with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation where your driver/guide will be to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your journey.  Drive along the picturesque coastline on your way to Cascais. As you cruise toward your destination you will see stunning views of the urban beaches and the outskirts of Lisbon city. Pass through Estoril, a former fisherman's village known for its beauty. Once you arrive in Cascais you will stop, stretch your legs and take a leisurely stroll through the village. The village, which has a certain elegance, is a place that attracts the nobility and wealthy of Portugal. As you walk along the streets you will get to admire the beautiful palaces built throughout. The village, also known for its natural beauty, has plenty to offer. Admire the beautiful rocky reefs (Boca do Inferno) and whilst at the beach of...

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,386 reviews

AMAZING TOUR. Everything was so PERFECT. Well planned, well explained. You’ll get to know the history of Portugal and see nice views. I really recommend it. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

We booked a private tour and our tour guide Veronica was very nice and had a lot to tell. We really enjoyed this day trip and would definitely recommend to our friends.

The day tour to Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais with our nice and knowledgeable guide Nuno was truly great. To be highly recommended!

A different way of getting to know Sintra. It is worth it, I would certainly repeat.

Perfect trip and very good guided tour with Carlos !