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From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca Private Car Tour

1. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca Private Car Tour

Discover the breathtaking Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais on a private car tour with a local guide. Explore the old royal summer home of Pena Palace, the enchanting gardens of Quinda da Regaleira, and the charming seaside town of Cascais along your way Listen to stories that surround these beautiful locations nearby Lisbon, taking your time to walk through any or all sights. Sit back and relax as you’re driven along the stunning coastline from Sintra to Cabo de Roca and Cascais. Be amazed by the cliffside views and the vast Atlantic Ocean.

Sintra & Cascais Full-Day Private Tour

2. Sintra & Cascais Full-Day Private Tour

Discover Sintra, known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by the mountain which gave name to the town, a granite massif ten kilometres long - considered the Monte da Lua (Mountain of the Moon), or Promontorium Lunae by the strong local tradition of astral cults - emerge abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary, winding in a serpentine cordillera towards the Atlantic Ocean and Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Walk through the historical village centre, enjoy its natural beauty and visit its most proeminent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira and Monserrate Palaces. Crossover the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic. In the so called "Portuguese Riviera" discover the city of Cascais and its old town center as well as Estoril, popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as the Europe's largest casino. Then go by seashore road to Lisbon center and see where the Atlantic meets the Tagus River. The tour is private and available in several car class: Standard, Standard Van, Premium, Luxury Van and Luxury. 

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

3. From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Discover Sintra, known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by the mountains which gave its name to the town, a granite massif ten km long emerges abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary. Walk through the historical village center, enjoy its natural beauty and visit its most proeminent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira and Monserrate Palaces. Crossover the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic. In the so-called "Portuguese Riviera," discover the city of Cascais and its old town center as well as Estoril, popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as the Europe's largest casino. Then go by seashore road to Lisbon center and see where the Atlantic meets the Tagus River. The tour is private and available in several car classes: standard, standard van, premium, luxury van and luxury. 

Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Tour

4. Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Tour

See the best of Sintra and the Lisbon Riviera on a private full-day tour. Discover the whimsical architecture of Sintra’s town center and Sintra Natural Park. Visit Pena Palace, perched on a rock overlooking the coast. Admire its mix of Moorish and Manueline motifs. Stop for a traditional Portuguese lunch before visiting Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. See the elegant resort town of Cascais. This one-time quiet fishing village was discovered by European nobility and later became a favorite of the jet set.

Sintra: Paragliding Tandem Experience

5. Sintra: Paragliding Tandem Experience

The tandem paragliding flight lasts 20 to 30 minutes and is always performed by experienced and duly accredited pilot. It is a unique experience that allows participants to enjoy the freedom of gliding, experiencing spectacular landscapes from a whole new point of view! The flight ends in the same place we start.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Private Guided Tour

6. From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Private Guided Tour

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and heads directly to Queluz National Palace. Admire this impressive 18th century palace and learn about its rich history and former residents. Arrive in Sintra and soak up the authentic atmosphere of this charming village. Visit some of Sintra’s iconic sights, including the stunning Pena Palace and the fascinating Quinta da Regaleira. There’s also time to stop at a local cafe to sample some travesseiros de Sintra (traditional cake.) Continue the tour to Cascais, and wander around this picturesque coastal resort. Marvel at the view from Cabo da Roca, the western-most point in Europe, then feel the fresh air and sea breeze on your skin with a stroll along Guincho Beach. Before the end of the tour, gaze at the rocky formations of Boca do Inferno, then sit back and relax on the return journey to Lisbon.

Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

7. Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

Meet at the local supplier's office in Sintra which is located a one-minute walk from Sintra train station. On arrival at the office, you can view the big wall topographic map of the region that shows all the options of the walking tour. In a small briefing, design your personalized walk through Sintra town. Then, start your walk through the picturesque tracks with some views. Chat about the history, legends, morphology, and vegetation. Visit a Moorish castle, archaeological site, Pena Palace and gardens, Chalet of the Countess, Villa Sasseti, and historic center of Sintra. You can choose different monuments and paths according to your physical condition.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Private Day Trip

8. From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Private Day Trip

Discover the elegance and charm of Sintra on a day trip from Lisbon. Travel in an airconditioned vehicle and explore the Quinta da Regaleira estate with an admission ticket. Have free time to stroll through Cascais and Sintra and capture pictures of the cliffs at Cabo da Roca. After being picked up from your Hotel or accommodation in Lisbon by your guide, travel west in an air-conditioned vehicle. Leave Lisbon behind as you follow the railway line, passing white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses, and old mansions. Pass the picturesque Portuguese Riviera, a strip running through Oeiras, Estoril, and Cascais. Snap photos of the Casino Estoril, Europe’s largest casino, believed to be Ian Fleming's inspiration for the James Bond novel Casino Royale. Drive along Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean As you pull into Cascais, take your time strolling around the chic holiday destination, once a fishing village, and then a refuge for royal families during World War II. Explore narrow alleys and glimpse traditional Portuguese white houses, or relax by the beach. Continue to postcard-perfect Cabo da Roca, continental Europe’s westernmost point. Pass Guincho, one of the region’s most famous beaches, popular amongst surfers and watersports enthusiasts for its strong winds and inimitable waves. Enjoy some free time admiring the landscape, and then continue to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sintra. Explore its historic center, and then head to the romantic Quinta da Regaleira. Wander through its 4 hectares containing a palace, lush gardens, lakes, grottoes and mysterious constructions that evoke Freemasons and the Templars. Head to the top of Serra de Sintra, 500 m above sea level, to visit the Palace of Pena. Admire the fairytale example of architectural Romanticism that blends several styles, including Gothic, neo-Manuelin, neo-Islamic, and neo-Renaissance. After the tour, enjoy a convenient return transfer to your hotel.

Sintra, Natural Park and Cascais Beaches: Full-Day Tour

9. Sintra, Natural Park and Cascais Beaches: Full-Day Tour

Sintra was selected by Portuguese royalty as the place to live. Experience the unique atmosphere of Sintra Natural Park and visit its stunning palaces and villas.  This full-day tour begins with a hotel pick-up in Lisbon and continues with a 30-minute ride to Sintra. The first stop will be Pena Palace, an architectural masterpiece in the European Romantic style. Next on the itinerary is a visit to Sintra Villa. Continue to Roca Cape, the westernmost point in Europe, and then to Guincho, a beautiful white sand beach. The last stop on the tour is Cascais, once a fishing village, and later a resort for European royalty. The Cascais waterfront is now considered the Portuguese Riviera.  

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, & Estoril Tour

10. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, & Estoril Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, and Estoril. Stop at Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains and at the palace of Quinta da Regaleira. See the first casino in Portugal in Estoril. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Lisbon. Relax on the drive to Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains. Spend some time admiring the vivid colors and 19th-century Romantic architecture of this national treasure. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical center of Sintra. Walk through the narrow cobble stone streets and see the charming shops and restaurants. Take a stroll through the Quinta da Regaleira palace park which features lakes, grottoes, wells, fountains, secret passages, mystical symbolism, and a freemason initiation well. Next, travel to Cabo da Roca to see the dramatic coastline a the westernmost point in continental Europe. Continue to the seaside resort town of Cascais. Explore the romantic old buildings in this area which was once a popular summer destination for royals. Finish the tour by passing through the Portuguese Riviera town of Estoril. View the local casino which was thought to be a gathering place for spies in WWII. This inspired the James Bond novel 'Casino Royale.'

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 121 reviews

Our driver, Daniel, picked us up at our AirB&B on time in a comfortable, clean minivan. We wanted to end the day in Sintra rather than return to Lisbon so he organized the trip to fit our needs. Daniel took us to the sights we chose to visit and gave us insightful information about each sight. We were taken to a wonderful local restaurant that we wouldn't have know about other wise. I felt well taken care of and highly recommend this tour.

Really enjoyed this tour day. We were picked up at our hotel with just one other family. The tour length was great at just over 5 hours not such a big, long day. The guide Agnes did a great job of getting us into the Pena Palace before the huge lines started to build up. She kept us informed and engaged. The driver Pablo was always getting us in and out of our stops without any problem and chimed in with interesting information.

My family and I (2 kids 9 and 12) went on this private tour of Fátima and Sintra. Hermes was our driver and was a great guide to Fátima and Sintra. He was really accommodating throughout the tour and did an amazing job explaining Sintra's Palace of Pena. He also gave us time to explore Fátima and Sintra's restaurants ourselves which was nice. I really enjoyed this tour and would definitely do it again! Thanks, Hermes!

Mario was amazing, he’s such funny, passionate to help. He gave us the insight of Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and many more. He’s the perfect tour guide for tourist. One of the reason i would come back for Lisbon

Very comfortable trip, excellent driver. Learned a lot, excellent lunch. Highly recommended!