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From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

1. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

Discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on this day tour. Admire the town via minivan, surrounded by a natural park, a medieval castle, palaces, and chalets. Walk along the medieval streets of Sintra and drive through the national park. Take in the rare fauna, the unique trees, the Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, and the several chalets along the road. Next, visit Pena Palace, one of the most impressive architectural expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world, and one of Portugal’s seven wonders. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Roca Cape. Finally, travel along the Atlantic coast. Discover the natural seawater pools at Azenhas do Mar beach. Stop in Cascais, was once a holiday retreat for the royal family and the European aristocracy.

Sintra and Cascais Private Tour 4x4 Adventure - Full Day

2. Sintra and Cascais Private Tour 4x4 Adventure - Full Day

Explore the Enchanting Beauty of Sintra and Cascais with Private Tour 4x4 Adventure Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the captivating landscapes of Sintra and Cascais with our exceptional private jeep tours. Discover the hidden treasures and iconic landmarks of Portugal's most picturesque regions, including the magnificent Palácio da Pena, the mystical Quinta da Regaleira, and the breathtaking Praia do Guincho. Our carefully crafted day tours offer a personalized and immersive experience, allowing you to delve into the rich history, cultural heritage, and natural splendor of Sintra and Cascais. With our expert guide, you'll uncover the secrets of the Palácio da Pena, an enchanting 19th-century palace perched high on a hill, boasting colorful facades and ornate architecture that will leave you in awe. The mystical Quinta da Regaleira will transport you to a realm of mystery and intrigue. Wander through its lush gardens, explore hidden tunnels, and marvel at the mesmerizing Initiation Well, a stunning spiral staircase shrouded in symbolism and legends. No tour of Sintra and Cascais would be complete without a visit to Praia do Guincho, a pristine sandy beach embraced by rugged cliffs and lashed by the Atlantic Ocean. Take in the invigorating sea breeze, soak up the sun, or indulge in thrilling water sports. With our private jeep tours in Sintra and Cascais, you'll not only experience the wonders of these destinations but also enjoy the flexibility and comfort of personalized itineraries. Our knowledgeable guides will ensure that every moment is filled with insight and excitement, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Book your private tour today and embark on a remarkable journey through the captivating beauty of Sintra and Cascais. Uncover the secrets, soak in the breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in the allure of these remarkable Portuguese gems.

From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

3. From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

First stop will be Azenhas do Mar, a scenic village on the coast built in the "Portuguese Soft Style". Continue along the coast, passing by steep cliffs and wild beaches. Arrive in Ericeira, a village known for its blue and white buildings, as well as its lively food scene. Enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace and have lunch. After lunch, head to Jose Franco, a working village and open-air museum that showcases the traditional culture and handicrafts of the área. End your tour with a visit to the magnificent Palace of Mafra, a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important buildings in the Portuguese Baroque style. The palace is home to 92 bells, 1200 rooms, and over 4,700 doors and windows. It also hosts the oldest library in Portugal with about 36,000 volumes. Enjoy a tour of the site with your dedicated guide, who will share interesting facts and stories about the monument.

Lisbon: Pena, Regaleira, Sintra Natural Park, and Roca Tour

4. Lisbon: Pena, Regaleira, Sintra Natural Park, and Roca Tour

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Pena Palace, the awe-inspiring cliffs and Beach, and the seaside picturesque places. Stop in Sintra old Town, 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 see the great views over Sintra Nacional Park and Moorish Castle, visit Sintra Nacional Palace in the Village or visit Quinta da Regaleira in your free time. Passage in some of the sintra county beaches. And here, admire the views of the westernmost points of continental Europe, like Roca cape, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs and the natural whitw sand. Enjoy one of the Portuguese Rivieras, an elegant seaside area of Lisbon metropoliten area with its picturesque places and villages where you may stroll through the lovely seaside, fishing ports, and restored houses by many local craftsmen..

From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

5. 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. 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 learn more about local wines dating to the 13th century. You will be taken to the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, you will climb down to the beach. Continue 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. 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 lunch and eat outside. 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 mountaintop. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point.

From Lisbon: Private Van Tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

6. From Lisbon: Private Van Tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, discover the natural and architectural beauty of Sintra and Cascais. After pickup at your hotel or at the meeting point in Lisbon at around 9:00 AM, begin this full-day tour with a walk in Pena Park. See the park’s secret caves, and admire the elegant Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will share the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace.  Next, visit the historical center of Sintra and taste the delicious pastries from this village. In addition, you will have free time for lunch and your guide will be happy to suggest some of the best restaurants in this area. Continue with a drive through a national park, passing the palaces of Quinta da Regaleira and Seteais. Enjoy a fabulous photo opportunity at the Roca Cape cliffs, the western most point of Europe 'where the earth ends and the sea begins'. The last stop on your tour is the stylish town of Cascais. Here you will take a relaxing wander along the bay, savor an ice cream or shop in the stylish stores. Return to Lisbon by the sea, along the coastal road of Estoril. This tour is totally private with only your family or group and is flexible to suit you.

From Lisbon: Sintra Day Trip with Lunch and Palace Tours

7. From Lisbon: Sintra Day Trip with Lunch and Palace Tours

Travel from Lisbon to the magical village of Sintra on a guided day trip that includes lunch. Tour the historic estates of Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra National Palace. Then, enjoy a coastal drive to Azenhas do Mar and Cabo da Roca. Depart from Lisbon and explore Sintra, a town that seems to be taken straight out of a fairy tale. Walk the charming cobbled streets of the old town with a local guide, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Visit the extravagant National Palace, the former royal summer residence that preserves the largest collection of Mudejar tiles in Portugal. Uncover an incredible mix of architectural styles and furniture, varying from the Manueline to the Neo-Moorish style. Before continuing, relax over a delicious lunch in one of the best restaurants in Sintra. Savor the flavors of Portuguese cuisine accompanied by delicious wine. Move onward to the Quinta da Regaleira with skip-the-line tickets. Explore the interior of this fascinating and mystical romantic palace with lush gardens, mysterious secret passages, and a wealth of religious symbolism. Jump back in the car and get ready to soak in amazing panoramic views in Azenhas do Mar, a wonderful coastal village. Marvel at white houses that hang from the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe that will leave you breathless. Admire the steep coastline, the high cliffs, and the rough ocean, from the lighthouse where the continent ends. After an extraordinary day, leave for Lisbon with wonderful memories. Be taken back to your hotel by your private guide.

Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

8. Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

In a quiet environment a few minutes from the capital, explore a great selection of the best villages near Sintra. The fact that these villages continue to have unusual life habits, they recreate the way of life of Portugal's ancestors, preserved through smells, colors, and traditions. Visit the charming Azenhas do Mar, a village that has become one of the most famous Portuguese tourist spots. Discover the village of Penedo, perched high on a hillside still home to traditional houses. Walk along its steep and winding streets and alleys. It is a treasure of the traditional architecture of the saloia region. Visit secret villages where you will feel like you are in an open-air museum, where the way of life of Portugal's ancestors is preserved. Travel back in time in the village of José Franco. Get to know a local man's dream that recreated a village of ethnographic character, a testimony to the way of life of the ancient local people.

From Lisbon: Magical Adventures in Sintra Guided Tour

9. From Lisbon: Magical Adventures in Sintra Guided Tour

Depart by private transportation from the convenient meeting point in Lisbon to discover the magical center of Sintra, filled with unique local history and secrets. On a full-day guided tour, see the Romanticist castle at Pena Palace and visit Quinta da Regaleira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following your visit, head to the coastal area of Colares to taste the traditional cuisine of Sintra at Apple Beach where you’ll have lunch with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Next, admire one of the Portugal’s jewels, the fishing village of Azenhas do Mar, with its unique constructions along the cliffs of the ocean. On the return to Lisbon, pass through Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and some secret areas surrounding Cascais. Take in the stunning Atlantic coast as you appreciate an amazing day of history, culture, and nature. After seeing all of these stunning places, you’ll have recharged your energy and can consider yourself a true local in Sintra.

Sintra and Beaches -Private Tour in Classic Car - Full Day

10. Sintra and Beaches -Private Tour in Classic Car - Full Day

Note: All our experiences are customizable and can be subject to changes, depending on your preferences. If you already have a place or monument(s) in mind, let us know, and we’ll be happy to create a new, fully customized itinerary. Pick Up We start the day with a free transfer from your hotel to our beautiful Village of Sintra, suggest starting your tour at 9:00 am, to make the most of the day, we normally finish at around 5:30 pm at your hotel. Pena Palace Following the pick up we gonna begin our adventure,visiting one of the most emblematic monuments in Portugal, which looks like something out of a fairytale, and is considered Sintra’s biggest attraction and ex-libris. Characterized by its uniqueness and incomparable beauty, the famous Pena Palace is a true magical attraction, for all those who seek Sintra for sightseeing or for a dazzling holiday. Sintra Old Town After finishing the visit we head to the the historical centre of Sintra, where we’ll have lunch. If you wish, the guide will be happy to recommend you the best restaurants in the region. Afterwards, we will take the opportunity to take a short walk, visiting the streets and alleys of the old town, until we reach the National Palace of Sintra, and taste the traditional regional sweets, the unmissable “Travesseiros” and “queijadas”. Then we go head towards a monument of your choice, presenting the following options: - Quinta da Regaleira The palace, worthy of a real fairy tale, and surrounded by the Sintra Mountains, is full of mysteries, symbologies and labyrinths. It is also considered one of the most beautiful and enigmatic monuments in Europe, which reserves incredible walks through its corridors, secret passages, gardens and much more. - Palace of Monserrate It is an example of Portuguese Romanticism, alongside other palaces in the region such as Pena Palace. Among trees from the four corners of the world, waterfalls and lakes, walking in the Park of Monserrate is to feel enveloped by a romantic mystique and is one of the best options for a more quiet visit. Later on we have the opportunity to enjoy the excellent view from the belvedere of the illustrious Seteais Palace. - Azenhas do Mar Next we’ll head towards the beaches of Sintra, on the way you will be able to observe a picturesque tram which descends all the way down the valley, from the town of Sintra to the Apple beach, and then reach the famous Azenhas do Mar beach, which is located in a valley, where the houses are built on the hillside. The Azenhas do mar View point is built on the cliffs with an Ocean Pool by the sea. It is a very popular place both in summer and winter, for the grandiosity that the view provides. Drop Off The Driver/Guide will drive you back to your hotel, or to another place of your preference

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What people are saying about Azenhas do Mar

The trip was very well organised. We went to Pena Palace early in the morning, then to Sintra town (we had 1h of a free time), after that we went to Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Luis, our guide had a great knowledge of history and everything in general & was also funny, so the whole day was very pleasant experience. I wish we could have more time in Cascais. I recommend this trip to everyone.

José is a very nice man with so much knowledge and it’s a whole day full of seeing wonderful sights like 2 palaces and 2 cities. It’s very worth the price and not one to forget!

We were picked up promptly by our guide, James! He took his time to explain everything and was very knowledgeable! A great day, thank you.

Great trip! Enjoyed all of the sights we saw and really enjoyed our guide Jose.

Jose our guide and driver was patient, attentive and a good driver