Private tour

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

4.6 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Gold Compass, Lda
Private tour

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Activity provider: Gold Compass, Lda
Likely to sell out

From US$ 271.49 per group up to 3

Likely to sell out

Discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with Cabo da Roca and admire Cascais and Estoril. Travel on a seaside road back to Lisbon.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Discover Sintra, a romantic town in the slopes of the mountain
  • Visit Sintra's famous and glamorous palaces and its prominent Moorish castle
  • Look beyond the horizon into the Atlantic Ocean at the westernmost point of continental Europe
  • Explore Cascais and Estoril, the richest towns in the Portuguese Riviera
  • Take the seashore road back to Lisbon and admire the Tagus river mouth
Full description

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 10 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 prominent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira, and Monserrate Palaces.

Cross over the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic. 

Here, 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 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. 

  • Bottled water
  • Driver
  • WiFi on board
  • Private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 64 reviews

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This was a wonderful half day trip from Lisbon. Our driver Carlos was early and picked us up in a very clean and nice luxury sedan. We made great time to Sintra on a Sunday afternoon and from previous reviews knew for the half day tour, you pretty much have a choice of seeing one palace. We loved Quinta da Regaleira which was even more gorgeous than the photos. The whole town is a fairytale! Buy your tickets for the castle online to save time for whichever one you want to see. We then made our way to Cabo da Roca which was gorgeous and then a drive through Cascais with an option to stop for some photos. Overall it was an excellent way to see alot in a short period of time!

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March 23, 2023

We had a great time with our guide Rui. He gave us the choice of what we wanted to do and see. We got to see glimpses of the most important places around Lisbon, most notably Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Even though 4 hours is not a lot of time to visit these beautiful places, Rui did his best to make the most of the time. We drove around in a super nice Mercedes, which was quite comfortable. We were a group of 3 and we all agreed that this was one of the best tours we've done so far. It was such a joy hearing about the history and stories from a local Lisbon guide and we learned a lot about what it's like living in Portugal as well. Rui asked us questions and got to know us, so we had some great conversations. This half-day tour is great if you don't have much time and want to check out the most famous sights to come back and get a closer look later. Our favourite places were Cascais and Cabo da Roca - we will definitely go back there! Thanks Rui for the great tour!

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March 23, 2023

Sehr guter Guide auf einer tollen Tour,sehr informativ,wir haben wirklich das gesehen,was wir wollten.Sintra,Cabo da Roca als westlichster Punkt von Continental-Europa u. Cascais sind absolut sehenswert,auch die Fahrten mit vielen Erläuterungen waren erstklassig. Nochmals grosses Lob an unseren Guide! Eine absolute Empfehlung!

March 23, 2023

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