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Sintra & Cascais Day Tour From Lisbon

Activity Schedule

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  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Please make your way to Hard Rock Café - Restauradores Square, Lisbon.
    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Hard Rock Café - Restauradores Square, Lisbon

Key Highlights

  • Take a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast
  • Gaze at stunning views from Roca Cape cliffs
  • Expert local guide to go with you
  • Explore the glorious Pena National Palace, the romantic, stylish palace from the 19th century
  • Admire the glamorous town of Cascais, the first Tourism region in Portugal


Discover the fairytale landscapes of the Serre de Sintra – one of the loveliest and most romantic parts of Europe – on this delightful day tour from Lisbon.

Drive through wooded hills to magnificent Pena Palace. Modelled on Versailles, this is said to be the finest medieval palace in Portugal. View the lavish royal apartments and explore the glorious gardens with their grottoes and secret trails.

Visit historic Sintra, described by Byron as "the most pleasing (town) in Europe", for a chance to try delicious local foods. Then continue to Roca Cape cliffs, the westernmost point of Europe, for stunning views. A scenic drive along the Atlantic coast takes you past the celebrated Boca do Inferno, a picturesque chasm formed by wave erosion.

In Cascais, Portugal’s original tourist resort, you’ll see elegant summer homes, grand hotels and restaurants built for the super-rich in the beginning of the 20th century.This is a day full of visual delights and a photographer’s dream tour.


  • For your Sintra & Cascais Day Tour From Lisbon , make your way to Restauradores Square to meet your guide. Long the home of Portugal’s monarchs, Sintra is a magnificent town of marvelous historic mansions, all set against a backdrop of lush hills. Feel like royalty as you enter romantic Pena National Palace, built by the artistic and intellectual king Fernando II (1816-1885), and perched atop Sintra Mountain. This mountain range (Serre Sintra) has long been associated with myths and legends. It was said that Diana, the Greek goddess of hunting, used the mountains as her retreat, and so the area was named for her. To the Romans, she was known as Cynthia, which became Çintra or Sintra.Do not miss The Great Triton, the guardian of the palace, commemorated in Manueline (late Gothic) and mythology. From the Terrace of the Arches you’ll see wonderful views of the palaces of Montserrate, Seteais (now a luxury hotel) and Quinta da Regaleira, with its gorgeous gardens. Inside the Palace, several treats are in store, such as the bedrooms of the King and Queen, the Chapel of Saint Jerónimo, the Arab Room, the Queen’s Terrace, the Indian Room and the Nobles’ Room. At the lunch break in old Sintra, give in to temptation and taste the delicious pastries from the villages of Travesseiro and Queijada (payable direct). Stunning scenery awaits at Roca Cape cliffs, the western most point of Europe, “where the earth ends and the sea begins…’’ (Luíz Vaz de Camões). See the powerful waves of the fashionable Guincho beach, a paradise for surfers, windsurfers and kite-surfers. Then take a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth).At glamorous Cascais, Portugal’s original tourist resort, you can enjoy a walk along the bay. See the grand villas, hotels and restaurants built for the very rich at the start of the 20th century. On the drive back to Lisbon, you’ll pass the town of Estoril, which was inhabited by the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs and has inherited a rich cultural legacy of architecture, habits and customs. Your tour ends in Restauradores Square and you should make your own arrangements for returning to your accommodation.


  • Pena Palace & Park Tickets
  • Guide in English, Portuguese, Spanish (on request in advance: French, German, Italian)


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals & beverages
  • Guided tours inside monuments

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

If you require Spanish, French, German-speaking guides please state this at the time of booking.

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.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Interesting day
    09/15/2017 Michael Wilson, United Kingdom
  • 4
    07/03/2016 Selin Erdal, Australia
  • 4
    A Fantastic Day to Remember
    02/28/2016 John J. Cataldo, United States

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