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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.

From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

4. 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.

From Lisbon: Van Tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

5. From Lisbon: 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.

Lisbon: Private Luxury Coastline Tour

6. 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.

From Lisbon: Magical Adventures in Sintra Guided Tour

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Azenhas do Mar

Miguel was super friendly, punctual and informative! We enjoyed seeing all the key sites in Sintra and Cascais with enough time to walk around and get a good sense of each spot (we even got to Sintra early enough to skip all the lines because of his planning!) the ride was comfortable and we were a small group

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