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

1. 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.

Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

2. Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

At beginning of your private tour, you will be picked up at your accommodation at 9:00 AM, where you will meet your friendly guide and your fantastic 4x4 jeep that will be yours for the day. Sintra is not just the magical, mountainous villa people know of but it's also a whole council of 319,2 km² that includes an amazing coastline, with more than a dozen natural beaches, and a vast area of rural villages with lots of traditions. This tour aims to show you not just Sintra's center and the well-known mountain with the princess-like castle on the top, but also the less-visited places in this region, that are true gems ready to be discovered. There is no better way to do so than on board a 4x4 classic Portuguese jeep. After that, it's time to explore Sintra's mountain, where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments' history (choose one monument to visit in the inside). From Pena Palace, the famous fairy-tale-like palace on the top of the hill, to Quinta da Regaleira with its enigmatic grottoes and mysteries, passing through the Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, and many more.  From Sintra's mountain, you then head to the beautiful countryside following the century old tram line, until you reach Colares, where life is simple and agriculture predominates, as well as wine making. Colares has the oldest wine seller in the country and you will be taken there for a brief visit, before getting to know Portugal's wine traditions a little better. From the wine cellar, you head across the winding road trail to some of the stunning Portuguese beaches such as Praia Grande and Praia Pequena, before stopping at Azenhas do Mar. Located between the ocean and a big cliff, this small town has a heavenly location and is among the most appreciated and exciting beaches in Europe. You will also stop at Adraga Beach, another of Sintra's gems, so you can catch the ocean breeze and relax a little, while overlooking the wild scenery. From there, you go off-road trail to a hidden, secret location, that you would only reach with the help of a 4x4 vehicle (not even all the local know about it). A true picture perfect location, with stunning and breathtaking views you will never forget.   You head back to starting point of the tour, but this time via off-road tracks so you have a little more adventure, before finishing this authentic tour of Sintra — for those who are looking for more than the conventional.

From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

3. From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

Spend an entire day exploring Lisbon's surroundings on a tour that takes you to Sintra and Cascais. First visit the mysterious and fascinating village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its natural landscapes and cultural and natural heritage. Upon exploring the village, you will feel as though Sintra seems to have come straight from a fairy tale, with its many palaces and Romantic architecture. You will have time to enjoy lunch among the splendid scenery and may choose to enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant, or bring your own lunch and eat outside. Next, it is time to cross the mystic mountain of Sintra towards the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see the quaint Colares village and to learn more about local wines dating to the 13th century. You’ll also see Praia das Maçãs, a small and popular local beach. Reaching the coast, you will make a stop in one of the most picturesque seaside towns, Azenhas do Mar, which has a stunning view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Next, you will be taken to the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, you will climb down to the beach. Continue on to Cascais, a former fishing village that gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Continue to Pena Palace located on the top of the Sintra Mountain. Embark on a guided tour through this colorful building and take in the incredible views from the mountain top. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point.

Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

4. Lisbon: Sintra, Azenhas do Mar and Cascais Day Trip

Marvel at the Moorish castles and fairytales palaces of Sintra on a full-day sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Transfer by air-conditioned minivan to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, and explore the picturesque streets of the bohemian village at its heart. See the ornate Sintra National Palace, along with romantic fountains, churches, chapels, and shrines. Continue to the coastal village of Azenhas do Mar to wander among buildings with tiled façades. Enjoy some beach time at Praia da Maçãs, surrounded by imposing cliffs, golden sands, and clear waters. Discover the saltwater swimming pool loved by the local inhabitants, along with fans of recreational fishing, surfing, paragliding, and kite surfing. Watch the surfers surfing the waves at Praia Grande. Close by is the biggest oceanic saltwater pool in Europe, while on the opposite side there are traces of dinosaur footprints on the cliff. Next, go the most westerly point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Enjoy a fantastic view of the beaches and sea from the cliff top. En route back to Lisbon, discover the unique dunes of Guincho Beach, famous as a sanctuary for surf, windsurf, and kitesurf lovers. Visit the charming town of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a favorite royal retreat. Stroll among the elegant boutiques, restaurants, and hotels.

From Lisbon: Day Trip to Cascais, Cabo da Roca, and Azenhas

5. From Lisbon: Day Trip to Cascais, Cabo da Roca, and Azenhas

Travel along the coast in style in a convertible on this day trip from Lisbon. Take in dynamic coastal landscapes as you drive to the towns of Estoril, Cascais, and Azenhas. Have coffee, bottled water, and snacks on your tour. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Lisbon. Stop at the Tagus River in Lisbon to capture photos of the Belem fortifications. Sit back and relax on the drive to Estoril where you cans see the Hotel Palacio & Casino which was featured in the 007 novel 'Casino Royale.'  Continue to Cascais where you can take a stroll on the promenade before stopping for a cup of coffee. Walk to the Boca da Inferno sea arch, or choose to have some time to peruse the local shops. Pass through Guincho and drive up into the hills for stunning views of the coast below. Capture pictures of the westernmost point in mainland Europe at Cabo da Roca. Go to a restaurant with a view where you can purchase a delicious lunch. After lunch, drive to Praia das Maçãs (Apple beach). Go for a walk on the sand and admire the river that flows into the sea. Finish your tour in town of Azenhas where you can visit the the dunes and spend some time in the shops. Return to your accommodation in Lisbon.

Sintra: E-Car Self-Guided Tour for the 4 MAJOR Monuments

6. Sintra: E-Car Self-Guided Tour for the 4 MAJOR Monuments

All day in Sintra. First, to the top of the mountain, so you can see: Pena Palace (includes the Gardens, Chalet Condessa D'Ela and Valley of the Lakes). The fantastic Palácio da Pena is one of the best examples of 19th-century Romantic revivalism in Portugal. The interior of the palace is still decorated according to the tastes of the kings and queens who lived there. Moorish Castle, is a privileged viewpoint to admire the view extending from Sintra to the ocean. Afterwards, the visit goes down and passes in a small town call São Pedro. Here you can take the opportunity to enjoy a meal in a typical Portuguese food Restaurant. The next stage is the Romantic Gardens. This route takes you to the mystic Quinta da Regaleira (known for the Inverted Well). Quinta da Regaleira is one of the most enigmatic places in Sintra. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Palace of Regaleira is a fascinating discovery. The Palace was built in a romantic revivalist style, recovering Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance architectural and decorative forms, mixed with mythical and esoteric symbology. The last monument in this route is Palace and Park of Monserrate. The palace was designed by architects Thomas James Knowles (father and son) and built in 1858. The construction of the gardens was able to exploit the micro-climatic particularities of the Serra, thus obtaining a magnificent park in which more than 3,000 exotic species can still be observed. You can end your visit here, or head to the Coast, where you will find three wonderful beaches: Praia Grande, Praia das Maçãs and Azenhas do Mar. You'll find small enclosed places and wide sands and hidden beaches. It's worth taking a look at some of them even outside the summer period, to see the incredible landscapes of the Atlantic coast. The coast has the particularity of the Mountain joining the Sea. Sintra's beaches can be truly amazing!

Lisbon: Private Luxury Coastline Tour

7. Lisbon: Private Luxury Coastline Tour

Take the stress out of traveling on crowded public transport by opting for a deluxe tour of the beautiful coastline surrounding Lisbon. Enjoy pickup from your hotel. Sit back and enjoy a complementary mineral water as your private driver takes you to the area's gorgeous natural sights. Experience beautiful beaches and scenic viewpoints of the Atlantic Ocean. Drive over the 25th April Bridge, and glide through the Arrábida and Sintra Natural Parks. Stop off at a mountain fishing village and sample the fresh, local cuisine. Enjoy the beautiful views before returning to Lisbon and drop-off at your hotel.

Lisbon: Coastal Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Snacks

8. Lisbon: Coastal Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Snacks

After being picked up from your accommodation we drive to Boca da Inferno. Explore this amazing coastal feature and get your first unobstructed view of the sun setting in the West. Afterwards we derive along the coast towards Guincho beach and opportunity to explore the Cresmina Dunes. Walk through the dunes, feel the sand beneath your feet as you continue to be amazed at the stunning sunset and the views of ocean and hills. Explore Guincho beach before continuing to awe-inspiring views from Cabo da Roca and the shimmering sea and coastline. We continue North, with the sun is sight, towards Praia das Macas, passing a distant view of Pena Palace before reaching Azenhas do Mar. Admire the beautiful white and red houses of this coastal village. Then it is time to choose your quiet location, from those we have visited, to spend time together with a bottle of pink sparkling wine and fruit/canapes watching the sun disappear over the horizon. After great opportunities for photos to capture that special moment return to your accommodation.

Cascais: Full-Day Coastline Tour by 4x4

9. Cascais: Full-Day Coastline Tour by 4x4

Hop aboard a restored convertible Portuguese 4x4 and set out to see the wild west coast of Portugal. Take in the natural beauty that exists in the Sintra region, away from the spectacular palaces and monuments. Start the expedition at Guincho Beach, where you’ll spot surfers catching seemingly endless waves. Head off on dirt tracks and continue inland until you reach the mountaintop 12th-century Peninha Sanctuary. Enjoy 360-views of the coastline that stretches from Lisbon to Cascais, Costa da Caparica and Arrabida. Get back in the 4x4, set off, and feel the wind in your hair as you return to the coast. Reach ‘the edge of the earth’ at Cabo da Roca. The sheer cliffs and lighthouse mark the westernmost point on mainland Europe. Contie to Buraco do Fojo, a natural sight and viewpoint that is off-the-beaten track. Finish the day by sinking your toes into the sand on the beautiful beaches of Sintra. Head from Praia Grande to Praia das Maças before reaching Azenhas do Mar. Here traditional white-washed Portuguese villages cling to the cliffside above sandy beaches and the wild Atlantic ocean. Soak it all in before you’re dropped off at Sintra train station.

From Estoril or Cascais: West Coast of Portugal Day Trip

10. From Estoril or Cascais: West Coast of Portugal Day Trip

Travel along the coast in style in a convertible on this day trip from Cascais or Estoril. Take in dynamic coastal landscapes and views as you first drive East towards Lisbon and see this amazing city and bridge from a distance. Then drive to the towns of Estoril, Cascais, and Azenhas via the viewpoint at Cabo da Roca. Have coffee, bottled water, and snacks on your tour Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Cascais or Estoril. Drive East along the Marginal to Paco de Arcos for a great view of Lisbon, the 25th April Bridge and Christo Rei. Then sit back and relax on the drive to Estoril where you can see the Hotel Palacio & Casino which was featured in the 007 novel 'Casino Royale.' Stop for coffee on the promenade before walking on to Cascais. From Cascais it is on to the Boca de Inferno sea arch where you will see the power of the sea at it's very best. Pass through Guincho and drive up into the hills for stunning views of the coast below. Capture pictures of the westernmost point in mainland Europe at Cabo da Roca. Go to a restaurant with a view where you can purchase a delicious lunch. After lunch, drive to Praia das Maçãs (Apple beach). Go for a walk on the sand and admire the river that flows into the sea. Finish your tour near Azenhas and get your final views of this amazing coastline. Return to your accommodation in Cascais or Estoril.

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What people are saying about Azenhas do Mar

This was the best and perhaps only way to cover sintra in a day. We did the loop to the coast first, then came back and did loop with pena second (less crowded). My only suggestion: if you're going to eat at the recommended restaurants at the coast, make a reservation. And know exactly which sites you are stopping to see (on Google maps perhaps) because only the route is plugged into the GPS, not the places you be stopping to visit.

Very nice and knowledgeable guide, we were able to put our tour together flexibly and were given good advice. We were also able to organize the time flexibly, for example to go swimming. Overall a very good tour.

A great trip with a fantastic guide. There was plenty of time in each place and we were well informed throughout. I would definitely recommend

Miguel was thoughtful and accommodating. Learned a lot and enjoyed every minute.

It was very interesting and Jaime a very cordial person I recommend it