Private tour

Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: TakingUThere
Private tour

Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: TakingUThere

From US$ 185.73 per group up to 2

Visit Sintra, Cascais, and the surrounding area on a private sightseeing tour. Admire the natural beauty and stop at historic sites. The tour duration is flexible and the itinerary will be customized to ensure that you see and do what interests you most.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Portuguese, Spanish
Private group


  • Discover Sintra's monuments, castles, and parks
  • Explore popular Cascais, at one time a simple fishing village
  • Visit the westernmost point in continental Europe
Full description
Embark a private sightseeing tour of historic Sintra and its stunning surroundings. Stop to see important sites along the way and enjoy exploring places not included on typical tourist routes. You’ll have plenty of time on this full-day trip to take in all the spots of historic importance and admire views of the area’s natural splendor. The tour is designed to be a full day of exploration, but the duration can be shortened if necessary, according to your scheduling requirements. You can also let the tour leader know your main areas of interest so the trip can be customized for you. After seeing the highlights of Sintra and the coastal village of Cascais, you’ll conclude the sightseeing program with a tasting some of Portugal's traditional pastries.
  • Pickup and drop-off at a meeting point in central Lisbon
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
  • Private guide, just your group and your guide
  • Guide will accompany you inside most of the monuments and locations for historic explanations
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note:
  • Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera
  • If you are on a shore excursion from the cruise port, the tour times are flexible
  • Entrance fees vary according to the tourism season. This tour does not include entrance fees so that participants can decide if they would like to visit some of the sites or not
  • National monuments close on public holidays and special occasions (without notice)
  • For tours with a maximum of 6 participants there will be 1 private guide. If there are more than 6 persons on the tour there will be 2 guides/vans
  • The tour is flexible in terms of start time, length of stay at each site, and modifications to the suggested itinerary
  • This is a free tour for children up to 3 years of age
  • Children between 4 and 12 years old are eligible for a 50 per cent discount
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 129 reviews

Review summary

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This was a wonderful day with Paolo as our guide. It was our second tour with him. From the beginning we felt like we were out with an old friend. He is so knowledgeable about the history of the country and the regions. He was extremely thorough in his explanations as we toured the Palace, down to the smallest details that we never would have known about had we gone there on our own. We then took a beautiful drive to Cabo Da Roca and Cascais, where of course, he explained everything along the way. It was an added bonus that he brought us to a local restaurant for an amazing, authentic lunch as well as to a pastry shop in Belem with the best pastries I have ever eaten. We highly recommend this tour with Paolo as your guide!

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March 28, 2023

Such an amazing trip! João is an excellent guide who took into account our preferred route. We visited Pena palace, Moorish Castle, Quinta da Regaleira. We also passed by Cabo da Roca. João is very knowledgeable of history and interesting facts. He also gave us some tips of what to visit in Lisbon, which we did on the next day. Do not hesitate booking this trip, as this will definitely be helpful in terms of history as well as getting around Sintra.

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March 28, 2023

We were so thrilled with our day in Sintra, Rocha da Cabio and Cassais. Rod was wonderful. He was very knowledgable and also knew how to pace the trip. I traveled with my 80 year old mother and 10 year old daughter. Having such a vast range of ages - Rod did an excellent job adjusting the trip to meet everyone's needs. I highly recommend Rod - he was one of the best guides we have experienced and his knowledge, friendly style and way of being was such a pleasure. A relaxing and wonderful day (despite a bit of rain and clouds ) Rod made it very enjoyable and we would do this trip again in a heart beat!!

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 52010