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Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

1. Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

Uncover the mysteries of Sintra and discover hidden gems on this guided walking tour of Sintra. Listen to local curiosities, legends, and secret stories from your guide.  Meet your friendly and passionate local guide outside Sintra train station. You will start your tour admiring the fantastic city hall building. Walking along the promenade towards the center of the village, admire the statues displayed along the way. After a brief stop at the Moorish fountain, head into the historical center. Now it's time to have a tasting of the typical pastry from Sintra, the famous Travesseiro. Enjoy the impressive views of Moorish castle from the National Palace. Next, head towards the Palace of Seteais, passing by the church of San Martinho, the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula, and a small romantic waterfall. From the Palace de Setais, you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Pena Palace and the Atlantic Ocean. End the tour by visiting the impressive Quinta da Regaleira and explore its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Well.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Ful-Day Tour

2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Ful-Day Tour

This tour will take you to Sintra, a world heritage site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces, and chalets of diverse architectures coexist, inserted in a natural park that shows plants from diverse parts of the world, forming a vast and magical green forest.  Onwards, travel towards the Atlantic Ocean, to discover Cape Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. Travel along the sea and admire Guincho Beach enormous sand bed, which hosts many international surfing events due to gigantic waves. Pass through Cascais, and Estoril, both famous for their cosmopolitan environment, and finally visit Estoril’s worldly renowned Casino and beautiful gardens. Return to Lisbon driving along the Estoril Coast admiring the breath-taking sight of white sanded beaches along the way.

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.

Sintra: Jeep Tour of Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais

4. Sintra: Jeep Tour of Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais

Climb aboard a vintage Portuguese 4x4 Jeep and get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will tackle the best of the Sintra region. Discover some of the secrets and mysteries of Sintra, see the most beautiful monuments of the region and escape all common tourist traps by going off-road on a fun and cultural experience. You will start your day being picked up at the meeting point and travel directly to Quinta da Regaleira, a palace filled with mystery, metaphors, and underground tunnels. Enjoy an informative, guided visit here. After the visit, you will have an overview of all 5 palaces and the 8th-Century Moorish Castle as you drive. You'll also pass by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.  On the way to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, take hidden paths through the park and break at impressive scenic viewpoints to see the beauty of the Portuguese coastline.  At Guincho Beach you'll have the chance to taste the typical, local century-old recipe "Travesseiro" pastry and homemade "Ginja" drink. You will finish your tour around 4.30 PM at the beautiful beach town of Cascais.

Sintra: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

5. Sintra: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Experience the beauty of the historical town of Sintra on a self-guided tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Quinta da Regaleira. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Take time to see the famous Sintra National Palace. You will learn facts about the history and culture city of Sintra throughout the tour. Explore the city at your own pace while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team. You can start any time, the schedule is indicative. You will start the game at Sintra train station. The game ends at Quinta da Regaleira.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Tour of Sintra and Cascais with Locals

6. From Lisbon: Full-Day Tour of Sintra and Cascais with Locals

Travel to the wonderfully preserved city of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. Have some free time to explore the Old Town and go to the whimsical Pena Palace. Head to the coast to viewpoint at Cabo da Roca and the seaside resort town of Cascais. Be picked up from your accommodation in Lisbon. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside to Sintra. Take some time to explore the vibrantly colored hilltop castle of Pena Palace or wander through the cafes, boutiques, historic estates and villas in the Old Town.  Continue to Cabo da Roca where you can stand at the westernmost point of continental Europe. Snap some breathtaking shots of the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Finally, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

Sintra: Pena Palace&Park Entrance Ticket With tuk-tuk Ride

7. Sintra: Pena Palace&Park Entrance Ticket With tuk-tuk Ride

Sintra is the major tourist destination in lisbon famed for its picturesqueness, the municipality has several historic palaces, castles, scenic beaches, parks and gardens. And traveling by foot to reach at the top point Pena Park&Palace is quite impossible more or less 1hr14 min by foot and going up is more difficult than coming down TUK TUK ride till entrance of The Pena Park&Palace will be the easiest options , its not only ride it will pass by most amazing views and other monuments and our guiding drivers will highlights it by saying some stories and your trip doesn't end here use the entrance tickets and go inside and enjoy the amazing Park & Palace of Pena at your own pace As coming down is easier so its not included but its also amazing while we will walk till Station Sintra * Just Remember Entrance Tickets are allowed to go inside without line but you cant skip the line for Palace as for Covid they allow limited people at a time so might need to wait for entering to the Palace , when its has free space they will let you in

From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Full-Day Tour with Locals

8. From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Full-Day Tour with Locals

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Nacional Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais. Your first stop is Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to explore Pena Palace and 1.5-hour of free time to wander around Sintra. Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Finally, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Private Day Trip

9. 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.

From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

10. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

Get out of the city and explore fairytale Sintra with a friend on this full-day tour. See the romantic Pena Palace and the mysterious Quinta da Regalheira. Explore the portuguese riviera Cascais and Estoril. Meet your guide by the reception of your Lisbon hotel, and enjoy the relaxed ride through the suburbs of Lisbon. In Sintra, begin your tour in the picturesque park, which forms the heart of the UNESCO Cultural Landscape. Explore the Pena Palace and its elaborate gardens, the ancient home the portuguese millionaire Augusto Carvalho Monteiro called Quinta da Regalheira. Get a panoramic view of Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean from the Pena Palace. Visit the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Return to Lisbon through the busy Riviera towns of Cascais and Estoril.

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What people are saying about Sintra Palace

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Nelson was the best guide. He's got personality, patience and paced the day perfectly. He's a humble insider who loves what he does and it showed from start to finish. Wonderful way to see all the palaces and beaches in a short period of time.

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

It was very interesting and Jaime a very cordial person I recommend it

Very well planned trip! Beautiful and everything as I expected! :)

Fantastic trip that I would recommend to anyone visiting Lisbon!