1. Portugal
  2. Lisboa Region
  3. Lisbon
  4. Pena Palace

Sintra and Cabo de Roca: Small Group Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 134787
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A whole day reserved for Sintra. You will get the chance to see all the main monuments and sights of this beautiful town with a bonus stop at the most western point of Europe: Cabo da Roca.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Pick up only possible in the following areas: Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais & Ericeira
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the whimsical gardens and palaces of Sintra
  • Stroll the narrow lanes of the town center
  • Go to the Castelo dos Mouros and Pena Palace on Sintra Hill
  • Marvel at the iconic chimneys of the National Palace of Sintra
Full description
For the beginning of your tour you will be picked up at your accommodation in Sintra, Cascais, Ericeira or 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. You can also choose the monuments you wish to visit in the inside (depending on the timings).
 
You then head to Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most romantic places on planet Earth: a property with 4 hectares of luxurious gardens, a grand palace with surrounding towers, a Chapple, enigmatic grottoes, and countless mysteries and secrets for you to discover by passing through the Seteais Palace. This neoclassical real estate is now a luxury hotel included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, and listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

After that, you will be driven to the other side of the mountain, stopping at some non-touristic viewpoints to see Sintra and all the surrounding area from above, passing through Castelo dos Mouros and its fortified walls and stunning views, before arriving at the majestic Pena Palace — an extravagant palace built on top of the mountain. At 500m altitude, it dominates the whole of the coastline and is truly an image taken from a fairy-tale. This building is a mixture of Moorish and Manueline architecture, and is definitely a must-see in Sintra.

Before you finish, you will stop at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe (the perfect balance between land and the sea), to be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of this guaranteed adventure exploring Sintra's hidden secrets, you'll be dropped off back at your original pickup point.
Includes
  • 5-hour private tour exclusive for your group and possible to customize (limited to the guide and itineraries possibilities at the day)
  • Expert local guide (that will also be your driver)
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (possible only in Sintra, Lisbon, Cascais and Ericeira)
  • All insurances included
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small Port Wine Tasting
  • Transportation in a comfortable minivan
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees if desired (€5 to €20)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Tips