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From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

1. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM and start your full-day excursion with a drive to Sintra village. In Sintra you’ll have a chance to visit the Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Then, take in the stunning gardens, caves, and architecture of Quinta da Regaleira or you can choose to visit the National Palace in the center of the village. You’ll have free time for lunch and a walk around the historical center of Sintra village, and to taste the traditional Travesseiros de Sintra. Next, you’ll drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. You’ll hear about the history of the site and enjoy stunning views from the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On the way to Cascais you’ll stop to visit Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mouth). In the charming village of Cascais you’ll have some free time to explore the historical center’s main streets. On your way back to Lisbon you’ll enjoy a panoramic tour around Casino Estoril, an iconic place that served as a setting for a popular action movie.

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Lisbon: City Highlights Minivan Tour

2. Lisbon: City Highlights Minivan Tour

Start your tour from the Marques de Pombal and head towards the baixa (downtown) passing by Ginjinha, a traditional café named after a typical drink of the capital. Climb to the top of the highest hill of Lisbon to visit the Castle of São Jorge. Along the way, pass the Se Cathedral, St. Anthony's Church, not forgetting to stop at the various viewpoints that Lisbon has to offer to contemplate the superb views of the city. Visit the old Moorish quarter of Alfama, the neighborhood where Fado was born, to see how modern life has moved through the narrow stone streets and the old picturesque houses.  After taking the chance to buy some lunch, head down to New Lisbon and Nations Park on the riverside where the Expo '98 took place, and admire the bold and futuristic architecture. Following the river, move on to Belém to see several monuments and parks dedicated to Portuguese discoverers. Visit the grand Jeronimos Monastery, home to the best Manueline architecture monument of the 16th century, the Monument to the Discoveries, and the 16th century Tower of Belém. Finish your tour in the factory of Pasteis de Bélem, also known as Pasteis de Nata. Enjoy this fabulous treat created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery, attracting millions every year. A guide will accompany you along the way, sharing stories and curiosities about the places visited.

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Sintra Private Day Tour

3. Sintra Private Day Tour

You will be picked up at your accommodation to spend a memorable day with a genuine charming guide that will show you all the most emblematic locations and help you learn about their history on the way. Visit to Palácio da Pena, considered to be one of the seven wonders of Portugal and Sintra Village Historical Center with free time to taste the traditional Travesseiros de Sintra.  You then have the chance for an optional visit to the National Palace or the magic Quinta da Regaleira. Then drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Here the landscape is breathtaking and a perfect spot for photography lovers. Stop at Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mouth) and enjoy free time to walk the street of the famous village of Cascais.

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

4. 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.  

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Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Day Tour from Lisbon

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Cascais

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 142 reviews

It has been fantastic. We had a great day and with our guide Luís, who explained everything to us wonderfully well, we got to know very interesting places and the history that Portugal holds. We had a really good time. Thank you very much Luís and the whole team.

Riccardo, the guide, was exceptional, very prepared and exhaustive, a place that I will not forget, the garden and the palace are beautiful, Cascais is also wonderful, I recommend for those who go to Lisbon to take a tour in these places !!

We all enjoyed everything from start to finish. Louis was most accommodating in every respect. His knowledge & pride of his country & family was very enlightening. We felt safe with his driving.

Ricardo was a force of nature! I He put so much energy and enthusiasm into the day with us that I think more could not be done. Thank you very much!

He was very kind and explained a lot. He made a flexible schedule for my family. So we enjoyed a lot.