7. Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Private Bus Tour
Relax with your private group in a bus with windows that stretch all around and up to the ceiling, the ideal design for taking in the sights. Drive through the Sintra Mountains, to the resort town of Cascais, and along Estoril’s Avenida Marginal towards Belém on this full-day trip.
Get picked up from your Lisbon accommodation for a journey across the greater Lisbon District. Make your first stop at the village of Sintra, whose romantic architecture, historic farms, and countless royal palaces have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll in the charming streets and try a sample of Travesseiro de Sintra, a traditional pastry revered by locals.
Hop back on the bus and head to the westernmost point of Europe - Cabo da Roca. Views the rocky coastline and cliffs bashed with the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue through the Sintra Mountains for views over Cascais and the mouth of the Tagus River.
Reach Cascais by the Guincho road, noticing the beaches that are the delight of surfers. Stop at “Boca do Inferno” (Hell's Mouth) Cave and watch the vicious water erode the curiously-shaped arch. In Cascais, visit the charming town center and fishing port that feeds the Portuguese Riviera.
Ride along Estoril’s Avenida Marginal, a windy coastal road with views of beaches, towns, and the ocean. Lastly, visit Belém and marvel at the historic monuments built with ancient sun-bleached stone, relics of the town’s origins as a hotspot for seafarers.