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  • Sintra: Full-Day 4x4 Tour

    1. Sintra: Full-Day 4x4 Tour

    Explore another side of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra on a full-day action-packed adventure by 4x4. Go beyond the famous palaces and head off-road. Stop for a local pastry and sample some ‘ginja’ liqueur.  Board the restored ex-military vintage 4WD and tackle the wild terrain of the area. Follow unmarked secret trails to remote bits of nature and monuments that tourists don’t usually reach. Visit untouched lakes, ancient hilltop convents, and other hidden gems. Splash through puddles of mud as the 4x4 heads past house-sized boulders, pine forests, and giant ferns. Stop for lunch at a village restaurant then head for the coast. Take a stroll along the sand and take in the views of a beach surrounded by incredible soaring cliffs.

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

    2. 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.

  • Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    3. Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    Travel along the Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. You will see beautiful views, white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses and old mansions. Passing by Estoril, you'll see the largest casino in Europe. At Cascais, take your time to walk around the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family. Bask in the narrow alleys and see the traditional Portuguese white houses, the stunning beaches and relaxing shores. Get sweeping ocean views from Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe. This place, “where the land ends and sea begins”, mastering the turbulent waters up to 140-meters high crushing loudly against the rocks offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. Get your camera ready because Cabo da Roca is a real-life postcard. Sintra is a magical, mounta...

    Flexible itinerary, spacious mini van and helpful local guide. We had a great day out in Sintra and Cascais and were picked up conveniently from our Lisbon hotel. Recommended private tour.

  • Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira Half-Day Guided Tour

    4. Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira Half-Day Guided Tour

    Head to the meeting point, climb into a classic Portuguese-made military 4 x 4, and enjoy the feeling of being whisked along centuries-old forest roads towards Quinta da Regaleira. Drive past historic places such as Sintra National Palace, Serteais Palace, Monserrate,  Pena Palace, and the 8th-century Moorish Castle. Stroll through the magical Quina da Regaleira together with your guide. Snap photos, share stories of the area, and listen to fun facts. During the half-day tour, stop the sample the town’s traditional sweet ‘travesseiro’ pastry and sip a homemade ‘ginja’ liqueur. Finish the tour with a drop off back in town or at the train station. Enjoy a local lunch in Sintra, continue to explore the town, or carry on to your next tour.

    Outstanding guide. Very organized. Guide spoke great English and knew the sites well. He was finely and allowed us to explore on our own.

  • Sintra: Pena Palace Half-Day Guided Tour

    5. Sintra: Pena Palace Half-Day Guided Tour

    Head to the meeting point, climb into an old Portuguese-made military 4 x 4, and enjoy the feeling of being whisked along centuries-old forest roads towards Pena Palace. Drive past historic places such as Sintra National Palace, Serteais Palace, Monserrate,  Quinta da Regaleira, and the 8th-century Moorish Castle. Stroll through the stunning Pena Palace together with your guide. Snap photos, share stories of the palace, and listen to fun facts. During the half-day tour, stop the sample the town’s traditional sweet ‘travesseiro’ pastry and sip a homemade ‘ginja’ liqueur. Finish the tour with a drop off back in town or at the train station. Enjoy a local lunch in Sintra, continue to explore the town, or carry on to your next tour.

    Diogo knows his stuff, was a great time spent with him as well as the rest of the tour

  • Sintra: Wonders Half-Day Van Tour

    6. Sintra: Wonders Half-Day Van Tour

    For the beginning of your tour you will be picked up at the main entrance of the Time Out Market in Lisbon. Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries. Stunning gardens, centenary trees, and ancient castles await you. First you will be taken through the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets, get a glimpse of the local traditional life, shop for souvenirs, have a taste of the traditional local sweet pastries such as the Travesseiro, or take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra Palace and its iconic chimneys. After that, it's time to explore Sintra's mountain where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments in this wonderful region, and all their history. After that, you will be driven to the other side of the mountain, stop...

    We were supposed to have a minivan for our tour of sites in and around Sintra. Instead we got a big 4x4. It meant we were 3 on a side and one in front. It was difficult to see out the sides and to hear our guide. Alex was our guide and he was really excellent. He has a degree in history so he gave us really good background on what we were seeing and help us to contextualize it within the larger scope of Portuguese history. He also made great suggestions on local specialties to taste. He was really engaging and fun to be with.

  • Sintra: Touristic Sightseeing Train Ticket

    7. Sintra: Touristic Sightseeing Train Ticket

    Take in the stunning natural landscapes and a rich cultural heritage of the town of Sintra while traveling in comfort on the sightseeing train.  A full loop lasts approximately 45 minutes showing the most relevant places such as the National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, the Moorish Castle, and the Pena Palace. Take advantage of the train stopping at Pena Palace and visit this famous Romanticist castle.

  • Sintra: Tour by Jeep and Surf Lesson

    8. Sintra: Tour by Jeep and Surf Lesson

    Be collected at your accommodation for a beautiful drive to Sintra. See the main monuments and sight in this mystical area. Choose to visit the inside of one of these monuments, which is an extra cost. Walk through the historic center and see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets. Take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra palace and the iconic chimneys.  Explore Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most romantic places on Earth. This property has 4 hectares of luxurious gardens and an impotent palace with surrounding towers, enigmatic grottoes, and countless mysteries for you to discover. Pass through the Seteais Palace, which is a neoclassical palace and now a luxury hotel and tourist attraction listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the top of the mountain, Moorish Castle and the iconic Pena Palace is an extravagant palace built at 500m of Altitude. It dominates th...

  • Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Day Tour from Lisbon

    9. Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Day Tour from Lisbon

    This full-day tour takes you from Lisbon to Sintra, passes Roca Cape and finishes in Cascais and Estoril. Fall in love with magical Sintra. Tour the magnificent Pena Palace and marvel at the extravagant mix of vivid colors and fine stone carvings. Visit Quinta da Regaleira, one of Sintra’s top attractions. See the romantic palace and chapel and the natural garden. Stop for lunch in the village of Sintra (not included in the tour price). Kick off the afternoon with a trip to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Finish the day exploring the popular resort town of Cascais, boasting a large yacht harbor and several small sandy beaches.

    Our guide Hugo was terrific, very knowledgeable, informative, and patient with our toddler. Sintra was amazing.

  • From Lisbon: Van Tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

    10. From Lisbon: Van Tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

    Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, discover the natural and architectural beauty of Sintra and Cascais. After pickup at your hotel or at the meeting point in Lisbon at around 9:00 AM, begin this full-day tour with a walk in Pena Park. See the park’s secret caves, and admire the elegant Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will share the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace.  Next, visit the historical center of Sintra and taste the delicious pastries from this village. In addition, you will have free time for lunch and your guide will be happy to suggest some of the best restaurants in this area. Continue with a drive through a national park, passing the palaces of Quinta da Regaleira and Seteais. Enjoy a fabulous photo opportunity at the Roca Cape cliffs, the western most point of Europ...

    My family of 5 had a wonderful day in Sintra and Cascais seeing the scenic coastal area and visiting several beautiful destination. During our portugal stay, we had 4 private tours all with wonderful guides but none more impressive and enjoyable than Ana! She was very engaging and most informative. She never rushed us and always encouraged us to take the time necessary to enjoy each stop. Our day lasted much longer than the scheduled time. (The lines at Pena Palace were very long; 90 minutes to get into the Palace. I recommend less time at the Palace and more time at some of the other destinations).

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Flexible itinerary, spacious mini van and helpful local guide. We had a great day out in Sintra and Cascais and were picked up conveniently from our Lisbon hotel. Recommended private tour.

We were very lucky to meet Mario our guide from whom we could enjoy his knowledge, company and advice. A wonderful Quinta full of secrets to discover.

Pleasant tour, guided by João, excellent guide! Thank you for the company, availability and sympathy. I recommend.

Diogo knows his stuff, was a great time spent with him as well as the rest of the tour

We had a fun ride with Francisco with lots of local experiences!