Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountainous region of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. With your guide, visit the fairytale-like Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in Sintra (included) and have free
time to explore the village or visit Sintra National Palace. Hop on a tramcar to Colares and wander around this beautiful village with your guide. Take in views of the Atlantic Ocean on the drive along the picturesque Estoril Coast, see the fishing port of Cascais Bay, and watch the waves breaking at the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno) and Guincho Beach. Admire the lush Portuguese countryside on the drive back to Lisbon.
- Lunch included
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Led by a local guide
Continue to Sintra and have lunch at a local restaurant (included). Then, enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace, see the colorful houses, visit the Sintra National Palace, or simply relax by the waterfront.
Hop on a tramcar and admire views of the Portuguese countryside on the journey to the Colares, a small town known for the quality of its wine. Learn interesting facts about Portugal's wine industry from your guide as you wander around this charming town.
Continue your journey along the colorful Cascais Bay to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. Stop at the dramatic Hell's Mouth cliff (Boca do Inferno), which offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Guincho Beach, famous among surfers for its strong winds and long-tail waves.
Resume the drive along the picturesque Estoril Coast and enjoy a panoramic views of the Casino Estoril, one of Europe's biggest casinos, believed to be where Ian Fleming (the author of the James Bond series) developed the idea for Casino Royale.
After your tour, admire the beautiful green colors of the Portuguese countryside on your way back to your Lisbon hotel.
Note: The tramcar journey is only available from April to October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Outside those dates, enjoy a sightseeing tour by bus.
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Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:30pm
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Queluz Palace, Portugal
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Tramcar journey (seasonal)
- Local guide
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
- There is no bathroom on board the bus
- Pena Palace might be closed on specific days of the year; alternatively, you will enjoy a visit to the Queluz Palace
Reviewed by: Susan K, June 2015
The guide was very good. Visiting Pena Palace was better than seeing Sintra. The lunch in Sintra was really good and there was the bonus of eating in an air conditioned hotel in peace.
Reviewed by: Tradester, United States of America, June 2015
Our day trip to Sintra and the Pena Palace was excellent. The palace was beautiful and worth the trip. The return drive down the coast was breathtaking. Our guide was very informative.
Our only grip was that we were to confirm the trip reservation three days in advance. Our emails went unanswered and the phone went unanswered until the day before the trip. I didn't like that I had to spend so much of our valuable holiday time trying to confirm the reservation and we also needed to find out what time we were to be picked up at our hotel.