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Scenic Sintra - Tour From Lisbon

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Highlights

  • Visit Sintra – described as the most pleasing town in Europe
  • Stand at the most westerly point in Europe
  • Tour is led by an expert guide and conducted by comfortable coach

Overview

Spend an enchanting afternoon in the Serre de Sintra, one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Drive through a fairytale countryside with craggy hills, lush woods and wedding-cake castles.

Stroll round the historic town of Sintra and enjoy the 19th century romantic architecture for which it is famous. Visit its magnificent Pena National Palace, the finest in Portugal.

Stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe and enjoy stupendous panoramic views of the ocean. Look down the celebrated Boca do Inferno, a dramatic chasm formed by the fury of the waves.

At the charming coastal town of Cascais, you can enjoy watching the fishermen unloading their catch and get further views of the glorious coast.

Itinerary

Make your way to Praça do Comércio for your Sintra Scenic Tour, where you will board your air-conditioned coach. With your multi-lingual guide (speaking English, French and Portuguese) you will drive through scenic craggy hills and woods to the historic town of Sintra.

The poet Byron described the medieval part of Sintra as "the most pleasing (town) in Europe". You have 2 hours to explore this enchanting place, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its 19th century Romantic architecture. You can shop, admire the views or visit the Pena National Palace. This is the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal, inhabited more or less continuously from the early 15th up to the late 19th century.

Leaving Sintra, the next stop is Cabo da Roca (01 Mar - 31 Oct) the westernmost point of Europe. You will stop for about 20 minutes for a marvelous view of the ocean and seashore from a height of about 140 meters. Later, you will view the Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) – a picturesque chasm formed by wave erosion.

Last stop on your tour (10 minutes) is at the beautiful coastal town of Cascais. Once a humble fishing village, it became a holiday resort for royalty and nobility in the late 19th century and acquired many elegant mansions as a result. You will see local fishing boats unloading their catch and enjoy a magnificent panorama of the coastline.

At the end of your delightful excursion, you will be dropped back at the starting point.

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Reviews

Was the only one booked for the tour, and was worried they would cancel it, as did not have alternative date.But they went ahead, and I had a private tour with only the guide and... DAVID J J DOUGLAS

THIS WAS AN AMAZING TOUR.........THE GUIDE KATARINA WAS EXCELLENT! EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS TOUR... Diane SIMONETTI

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

5 hours

Start time

Start time: 1400h (2:00pm)
Duration: 5 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from Yellow Bus kiosk, Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Multi-lingual guide (speaking English, French and Portuguese)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to museums or monuments

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable shoes for walking Don’t forget the camera to capture the magnificent views

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Please note

You must exchange the voucher for the tour ticket at the departure point - Praça Comércio in Lisbon, 30 minutes before the starting time

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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