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Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour with Pena Palace

1. Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour with Pena Palace

Experience the best of Sintra with a guided tour of Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca, Hell's Mouth, and Cascais village. Visit Colares, renowned for its winemaking, and soak up the views of the Portuguese coast. Explore the majestic and romantic Pena Palace, an astonishing fairytale castle, located on one of the highest peaks of the lush Sintra Mountain Range. At the end of the morning, stroll the streets of Sintra Village, which enchanted Kings and inspired poets. Enjoy local handicraft shops and tea-rooms to taste delectable sweets like "queijadas" and “travesseiros.” Then you'll travel to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. Relish scenic coastal views of Guincho Beach, a windsurfer's paradise, and Boca do Inferno, a famous seaside chasm with crashing waves, until we reach Cascais, a former fishing village which is now one of the richest municipalities in Portugal.

Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

2. Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour

Experience the beautiful coast of Lisbon and see its historic coastal castles by kayak. Learn the basics of paddling and other techniques to make your experience as fun as possible. Paddle from Oeiras Harbor in the western part of the metropolitan area and see some of the most famous beaches, such as Praia de Carcavelos. Marvel at Saint Julian's Fort and the castles of Santo Amora and São João das Maias from the water. Discover the sheltered beach of Praia das Fontainhas along the way. Cool down with a dive in the crystal clear waters. Choose the length of your tour to suit your schedule, subject to the weather conditions, and benefit from the services of experienced guides, certified by the Portuguese Canoe and Kayak Federation.  

From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Queluz Palace Entrance

3. From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Queluz Palace Entrance

Explore the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th Century, the official royal residence of King D. Pedro IV of Portugal. Visit the historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the picturesque streets, the Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels, and shrines.  Climb to the Moorish Castle where the construction of the first sections of its wall dates from the 8th and 9th centuries. From the castle, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole region. Next, stop at the Pena Palace where you can admire a mix of architectural styles in the interior as well as in the exterior. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture the fantastic landscape surrounding the Palace. Discover the most westerly point of continental Europe and marvel at the fantastic view of the sea from the clifftops. Gaze at the beaches and the beautiful towns of Estoril and Cascais. Enjoy a tasting of the best regional wines at Colares in the cellars of Adega regional de Colares. On the way back, have the chance to enjoy this unique beach with its famous dunes. Finally, visit the charming town of Cascais, a former fishing village now filled with boutiques, restaurants, hotels, beaches, and more.

Private Sintra Tour with Cellar Visit & Wine Tasting

4. Private Sintra Tour with Cellar Visit & Wine Tasting

The first stop on your 8-hour tour is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th century as the official royal residence of King Pedro IV of Portugal. Visit the beautiful historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site, and discover its picturesque streets, Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines. Head up to the Moorish castle, where the early construction dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries. From the castle, you’ll have fantastic view of the whole region. The next stop is the Pena Palace, where you’ll see a mix of architectural styles. The palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism of the 19th century. You’ll visit the most westerly point in continental Europe next. From the clifftops you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the beaches and the sea. From the coastal road, you’ll also be able to see the towns of Estoril and Cascais. Stop in Colares at the cellars of Adega Regional de Colares, a wine producer that has been in operation for 2 centuries and one of the most prestigious. Learn about the history of the winery, visit the cellar and taste its unique wines. Next you’ll make a stop to enjoy the town’s unique beach with its famous dunes. This spot has become a sanctuary for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. You’ll also visit the charming town of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a royal getaway. Today it is still one of the most attractive destinations for the Portuguese and upscale international travelers due to all that it has to offer, from boutiques and restaurants, to hotels, beaches and more.

Cascais: 2- or 4-hour Sailing Tour

5. Cascais: 2- or 4-hour Sailing Tour

Start your cruise from Cascais, where you can adapt your route according to your preferences. Enjoy the beautiful coastline aboard a new sailboat.  Sail to Cabo the Roca, the most western point of Europe, or relax along the beautiful white sandy beaches of Cascais, Estoril, Parede, Carcavelos, and Oeiras. Drop anchor, enjoy the sun and swim in the clear blue seas. Another suggestion is to sail along Cascais Coast up to Lisbon and visit one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. From the sailing boat, you will have the opportunity to see Lisbon´s most famous monuments and views.

Oeiras Coast: Stand Up Paddleboarding near Lisbon

6. Oeiras Coast: Stand Up Paddleboarding near Lisbon

Experience the latest craze in water sports activities and discover what it feels like to stand on water! Take advantage of the Mediterranean climate of the Estoril Coast and get a full workout during an amazing standup paddleboarding session in Oeiras. Bring the family or your friends for a day of fun on the water. Oeiras Marina is the perfect location to learn the basics of standup paddleboarding or develop your endurance for longer paddles with the help of experienced guides. Master fundamental skills such as how to balance on your board, paddle across the sea and steer in the water. Learn how to respond when you fall, and the best recovery techniques!

Cascais: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

7. Cascais: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

Start your 2-hour sunset cruise from Cascais, where you can adapt your route with the crew according to your preferences. Sail towards Cabo the Roca, the most western point of Europe, or relax along the beautiful white sandy beaches of Cascais, Estoril, Parede, Carcavelos, and Oeiras. Sit back, relax and let yourself truly unwind as the sun slowly sets on the horizon. As you sail, discover the stunning shores and ancient fortifications along the coast and sip on tasty drinks onboard. Admire the spectacular sights of Cascais from its picturesque waterfront and finish your cruise refreshed and invigorated.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

8. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

This tour will take you to Sintra, a World Heritage Site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces and chalets of different architectures coexist, inserted in a natural park that brings together plants from different parts of the world, forming a huge and magical green forest. Visit Pena Palace and get delighted with the Romantic architecture combined with the mesmerizing views at the top of the montain. Afterwards, head towards the Atlantic Ocean to discover Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Discover the region by the sea and enjoy a stop at Praia do Guincho to admire its huge sand bed, famous for hosting numerous international surfing events, due to its gigantic waves. Pass through Cascais and the neighborhood Estoril, both famous for offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Visit the world-renowned Estoril Casino and its beautiful gardens. Finally, return to Lisbon, driving along the Estoril coast and admiring the stunning views of the white sand beaches along the way until Belem historical place where you can complete your experience, getting to know the place where once the Portuguese ships used to departure to discover the new world. Finish with a mouth-watering sweetener and get to know the famous pastries of Belem, made in the original factory dating back to 1837.

Lisbon: Evening City Tour with Dinner and Live Fado Show

9. Lisbon: Evening City Tour with Dinner and Live Fado Show

After being collected from your accommodation, begin your relaxing evening tour through Lisbon's charismatic streets. Appreciate the beauty of the major landmarks of Lisbon, including the Marques de Pombal Square, Rossio Square, the 25th of April Bridge, and the Monument to the Discoveries. Absorb the light of historical UNESCO-listed sites, such as the Jeronimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. Following that, marvel at panoramic views of Lisbon from its many viewpoints. Finally, travel to a typical neighborhood in the city center - Alfama, to dine whilst accompanied by the sounds of live Fado. At the end of your dinner and show, your tour concludes with your guide returning you back to your hotel.

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

10. 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.

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If you are a couple, a solo traveler, or a small group of three, looking for a truly personal and private tour of the outskirts of Lisbon—Sintra, medieval and seaside towns, palaces, castles, and sunsets—taking a tour with Iain is the way to go. Iain will drive you around in his convertible that is clean and spacious enough. He is a very responsible driver. Iain can come up with a one-of-a-kind tour that caters to the specific places you want to visit and see. He is kind and respectful of your time and interests. He communicated with me even before I arrived in Lisbon and suggested various options we could do for the tour, making sure there were no glitches or surprises on the day of the tour. However, he was still flexible enough to make tweaks and changes if need be on the day of the tour. Especially for couples and those who want to make their Portugal trip a more memorable even romantic experience, I recommend a tour with Iain at the helm. It’s the best way to go.

Wow what an incredible experience. José was the ultimate host. The conversation and all of the information imparted by Jose really made this a true adventure. From the beautiful views in Cascais, Colares with amazing food and unique wines to historical Sintra each was magical. I truly felt immersed and the was able to see and do so many things without feeling rushed. If you can only do one tour, this is the one you cant miss. Thank you

Our Raquel was top notch. All in all a great experience both from a sea kayak learning experience and information about the coastline, buildings and general environment.

We had thee best time, such a fun activity and great value for money, would definitely recommend!

Maria is a great guide and her English and French are outstanding