Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5383SINTRACASCAIS
Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital city, Sintra is a magical place where man and nature exist in perfect harmony. Discover secret caves and trails at Pena Park, admire the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park and the cliffs of Roca Cape, and visit the whimsical Pena National Palace. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Cascais Beach. Walk around Cascais town and bay.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Just a short trip away from Lisbon are the beautiful towns of Sintra and Cascais. Start your tour with the journey to Sintra. Visit Pena Park, where you will be amazed by the variety of trails, trees and other plants. Head to the Queen's Throne for an amazing view of the Pena National Palace (Palacio da Pena) and the Atlantic Ocean.

Next, feel like Portuguese royalty as you enter the romantic Pena National Palace at the top of Sintra Mountain. See the Great Triton, the guardian of the palace, inspired by Manueline art. Inside the palace, admire the attention to detail in the bedrooms of the king and queen and the Arab Room.

Leave the palace and follow your guide to the historical center of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to explore the town, to visit Sintra National Palace (where the Portuguese royalty of the 15th and 16th centuries used to spend the summer months) or have some lunch (own expense). For dessert, try a travesseiro or a queijada, two delicious local pastries.

Next, admire the landscape of Sintra Natural Park, passing Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace and the Palace of Monserrate on the way. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the cliffs of Roca Cape (Cabo da Roca), the westernmost point of Europe, and visit the surfer's paradise of Guincho Beach. Pass the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno), before stopping to stretch your legs along Cascais’ bay.

Wander around the center of Cascais, a former fishing village and today a popular holiday spot. Follow your guide through narrow alleyways and see the traditional Portuguese white houses or enjoy some time relaxing at the beach.

On the drive back to Lisbon where your tour concludes, soak up the scenic views along the Atlantic coast and in the town of Estoril.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Lisbon
Departure Time:
9am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm

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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Inclusions:
  • Pena Palace and Pena Park entrance
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Guided visit inside monuments and buildings
  • Entrance ticket to Sintra National Palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Duration of stop at Cascais Beach depends on weather conditions
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Nancy Louise E, November 2014

This was a fascinating trip visiting a beautiful part of Portugal. One of the best parts was our tour guide Luis. What I especially liked was that he invited our questions about Portuguese life and history. I don't think there was one question I had - and I had many - that he couldn't answer with an intelligent and informed response. Thank you, Luis.

Reviewed by: Yael S, October 2014

My tour guide was Jouo (spelling probably wrong); he told us to call him John. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We hit a bit of traffic on the way to Sintra, but he took us out of the way a bit to avoid the traffic and we got to see another castle that wasn't on the itinerary, which was nice. He recommended an excellent lunch restaurant in Sintra and always answered our questions promptly and fully. It was a great tour. The only thing I didn't like was that I found out that I paid $20 more than others on the tour, probably because I booked the tour a month ahead. Next time I will wait to book.

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Tour code: 5383SINTRACASCAIS