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From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

1. From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

Fall in love with magical Sintra, the lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period. Its stunning landscape is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity site that is begging for exploration. Start the tour by exploring the exotic Pena Park and the magnificent Pena Palace, a remarkable building complete with different decorative styles, symbols and intriguing features, which was formerly used as the royal family's official summer residence. Walk through the city center of Sintra and go to the decorative Quinta da Regaleira estate to explore the famous initiation well and the many lakes, fountains and the aquarium dotted across its grounds. Lunchtime will be spent wandering around the historical village, followed by a quick stop at local patisseries where you can try some of Sintra's well-known delicacies. The journey continues to the eclectic Monserrate Palace, a glorious estate that once served as a summer residence for the Portuguese court.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Ful-Day Tour

2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais Ful-Day Tour

This tour will take you to Sintra, a world heritage site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces, and chalets of diverse architectures coexist, inserted in a natural park that shows plants from diverse parts of the world, forming a vast and magical green forest.  Along the journey from Lisbon to Sintra, you will stop at the front of Palácio Nacional de Queluz (Queluz National Palace), known as the Portuguese Versailles. On arrival at Sintra, beside the Centro Historico (Historical Centre), there are nearby a lot of interesting points to visit, such as, Sintra National Palace, the Pena Palace, Seteais Palace, Monserrate Palace, Parque Natural de Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira. Onwards, travel towards the Atlantic Ocean, to discover Cape Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. Travel along the sea with a stop at the Guincho Beach to admire its enormous sand bed, which hosts many international surfing events due to gigantic waves. Pass through Boca do Inferno, Cascais, and Estoril, both famous for their cosmopolitan environment, and finally visit Estoril’s worldly renowned Casino and beautiful gardens. Return to Lisbon driving along the Estoril Coast admiring the breath-taking sight of white sanded beaches along the way.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Full-Day Tour with Locals

3. From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Full-Day Tour with Locals

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Nacional Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais. Your first stop is Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to explore Pena Palace and 1.5-hour of free time to wander around Sintra. Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Finally, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

4. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

Get out of the city and explore fairytale Sintra with a friend on this full-day tour. See the romantic Pena Palace and the mysterious Quinta da Regalheira. Explore the portuguese riviera Cascais and Estoril. Meet your guide by the reception of your Lisbon hotel, and enjoy the relaxed ride through the suburbs of Lisbon. In Sintra, begin your tour in the picturesque park, which forms the heart of the UNESCO Cultural Landscape. Explore the Pena Palace and its elaborate gardens, the ancient home the portuguese millionaire Augusto Carvalho Monteiro called Quinta da Regalheira. Get a panoramic view of Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean from the Pena Palace. Visit the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Return to Lisbon through the busy Riviera towns of Cascais and Estoril.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais & Belem Full-Day Tour

5. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais & Belem Full-Day Tour

This tour will take you to Sintra, a World Heritage Site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces and chalets of different architectures coexist, inserted in a natural park that brings together plants from different parts of the world, forming a huge and magical green forest. Visit Pena Palace and get delighted with the Romantic architecture combined with the mesmerizing views at the top of the montain. Afterwards, head towards the Atlantic Ocean to discover Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Discover the region by the sea and enjoy a stop at Praia do Guincho to admire its huge sand bed, famous for hosting numerous international surfing events, due to its gigantic waves. Pass through Cascais and the neighborhood Estoril, both famous for offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Visit the world-renowned Estoril Casino and its beautiful gardens. Finally, return to Lisbon, driving along the Estoril coast and admiring the stunning views of the white sand beaches along the way until Belem historical place where you can complete your experience, getting to know the place where once the Portuguese ships used to departure to discover the new world. Finish with a mouth-watering sweetener and get to know the famous pastries of Belem, made in the original factory dating back to 1837.

Sintra: Monuments & Cabo da Roca Self-Drive Tour

6. Sintra: Monuments & Cabo da Roca Self-Drive Tour

Together, we will plan and organize your route on the GPS to the places you would like to see. Discover all Sintra's monuments and best spots on a self-drive tour. You can drive to the highest point of Sintra, Peninha, passing through the forest, for an amazing view of the region. Head to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, or explore the beautiful beaches of Sintra's coast. This experience is the only one that allows you to have total autonomy to really know Sintra on your way and at your own pace. You drive by yourself in a really fun little electric car for 2 people. Explore the beautiful mountains and monuments and get to know the beautiful beaches and the eastern point of Europe, Cabo da Roca. Stop for lunch or a walk in the woods. The local guides help you find the correct route to follow and give you the best advice for a perfect day in this magical region. Before you go, we plan and organize your tour according to your interests. It can be the village, the 7 palaces, the beaches, Cabo da Roca and the natural park. If you don't know where to go yet, don't worry! You will have complete tourist assistance to get the best of Sintra. Choose where to stop or visit and enjoy the pleasure of driving an eco-friendly electric car ideal to navigate through the tight streets of Sintra, explore the beautiful surrounding region and have a lot of fun.

Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

7. Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to explore Sintra the way you want with this Renault Twizy e-car rental and GPS audio-guided tour in one. As you drive, learn about Sintra’s iconic sights from your audio guide that’s available in 7 languages and equipped with free Wi-Fi. The journey in your Twizy e-car starts with a presentation and explanation of routes. After learning how to operate the vehicle, set out on your discovery of Sintra. When you pass monuments along the route, learn the story or legend behind them from your audio guide. Take advantage of a route map with information on where to park and where to take the best photos. During the tour, decide when and where to stop and for how long. Sights along the tour route include: • Sintra’s historic center • Sintra National Palace • Moorish Castle • Pena Palace • Miradouro da Vigia (three hills, three castles) • Quinta da Regaleira • Seteais Palace • Monserrate Palace and Park • Cabo da Roca Rest assured knowing Twizy has the Clean & Safe seal, awarded by Turismo de Portugal.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

8. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Tour the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, the Castle of the Moors, Monserrate Palace, and the Sintra National Palace. Consider exploring the nearby nature as well, including the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries.

Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

9. Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Discover both Sintra and Cascais with the help of an expert local tour guide. Explore the highlights of both villages on a flexible private day tour Start with pickup your accommodation in Lisbon and travel first to Sintra. Decide which monuments you wish to visit in the area, or if you just wish to head to some of the most scenic viewpoints You may visit the Pena Palace, a fairy-tale-like castle perched on a hill overlooking the village. Choose to visit Moorish Castle, which sits next to Pena Palace. Stroll along the walls of this mighty fortress and admire the breathtaking views all around you. Visit Sintra’s National Palace. Of medieval origin, discover its beautiful architecture and historic significance, and iconic chimneys. Explore the Quinta da Regaleira residence, with tons of mystical references, magical gardens, and enigmatic grottoes. Before leaving Sintra, enjoy a special wine-related treat, more will be revealed on the day of the tour. After crossing the mountain, arrive at Cabo de Roca, the most westerly point of mainland Europe. Enjoy the fantastic views of this natural landmark. Follow the beautiful ocean-front roads and white sandy beaches and arrive at Cascais. Explore this charming village which was a regular retreat for the Portuguese Royal Family of past centuries. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Lisbon, with drop-off at your accommodation.

From Lisbon: Best Of Sintra and Cascais Tour

10. From Lisbon: Best Of Sintra and Cascais Tour

Start the tour in Lisbon and travel to the Sintra region, located about 90 minutes away from the city. Arrive at the charming village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s surrounded by a natural park, castles, beautiful palaces, and chalets.  Visit Pena Palace, one of the most famous and impressive examples of 19th-century Romanticism architecture. Next, make your way to Monserrate Palace. Explore several gardens where an impressive botanical collection can be found, with plant specimens from all over the world. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Travel along the coast and take in fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Stop in the towns of Cascais and Estoril, which were once popular retreats for the European aristocracy.

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What people are saying about Monserrate Palace

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 316 reviews

We booked this tour on Good Friday, which turns out to be an enormously high-volume day for most of the stops on the tour. However, our guide Matthew made the absolute most of it by staying flexible and making some great small adjustments to the day based on his deep knowledge of the area. This allowed us to have a great day regardless (which would not have been the case if we went by ourselves). Glad to have seen as much as we did without ever feeling rushed, and to have learned so much about the palaces from Matthew. He's a great guide and I would recommend him any day.

My family and I had an amazing time on our trip to Sinatra and Cascais! It felt like we got to see so much of Portugal in such a short amount of time. Our tour guide, Stan, was terrific! He had so much knowledge about the history and knew all of the best spots to see. We really enjoyed the layout of the tour and hope to do a similar one soon!

Victoria the person I met for my ride was extremely organized and very attentive. She met me and ask what I was interested in seeing. Victoria then went through how to use the car and set me up on google maps to self tour. I am 64 yrs old and felt completely safe and throughly enjoyed my day!

Miguel super guide !! Beautiful and recommended excursion! We laughed, joked and he is super prepared on his land!

Jaime was a great guide. Helpful, patient, and a good knowledge of history of Sintra.