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Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

1. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais. Choose between the shared tour or private tour options. Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the freedom of choice on whether you want an included entry ticket and tour of the colorful Pena Palace, or whether you prefer to gain some extra free time instead. Arriving early at Sintra means greater chances of avoiding long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-like appearance, beautiful facade and extravagant interior. Next, head over to the center of Sintra and get 1.5-hour of free time to wander on your own. Get recommendations of the city’s must-see locations as well as the best restaurant options for delicious traditional Portuguese dining from your guide. 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. If weather permitting, stop at Guincho beach, whose strong winds and high swells have made it a popular surfing destination. Lastly, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and make sure to check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen. After your free exploration time in Cascais, relax back on board your air-conditioned vehicle, and admire more breathtaking views of the Portuguese coast as you make your way back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Cape Roca, and Cascais Tour

2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Cape Roca, and Cascais Tour

Discover Sintra, so-called the “Garden of Eden” by Lord Byron. Tour its paradisiacal streets and gardens and admire the ornate palaces, villas, and estates throughout this colorful city. See Pena National Palace, famed for its romantic architecture and recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Located approximately 500 meters above sea level, soak up the stunning city views over Sintra. Continue to Sintra's Quinta da Regaleira and take a guided tour of the palace, lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions. Learn about its connection with the Freemasons and the Knights Templar. Head to Cabo da Roca, the most western point of mainland Europe, passing Guincho Beach. Experience the Portuguese Rivera as you drive along the Estoril Coast and visit the village of Cascais. See why many exiled European royalty choose to live there.

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

3. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour

Escape noisy Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. See Sintra's historic center, Pena, Cascais, and more on this day excursion. On this full-day tour, start off with a walk-in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace while your guide explains its history. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. If you choose the option without the Pena Palace ticket, enjoy free time in the old town of Sintra. Next visit Sintra's historical center. Enjoy lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the great cliffs at Roca Cape, which are the westernmost point of continental Europe. The last stop of the tour is the stylish town of Cascais, where you can take a relaxing walk along the bay before heading back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

Embark on a day trip from Lisbon to discover Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. Walk around and explore the 7 Wonders of Portugal, visit Hell's Mouth, and many more sites along the way. Enjoy a day out that you won't forget. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in the morning. Then, start your full-day excursion with a drive to Sintra village. In Sintra, you’ll have a chance to visit the Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Then, take in the stunning gardens, caves, and architecture of Quinta da Regaleira. You’ll have free time for lunch and a walk around the historical center of Sintra village, and to taste the traditional Travesseiros and Queijadas of Sintra. Next, you’ll drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. You’ll hear about the history of the site and enjoy stunning views from the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On the way to Cascais, you’ll stop to visit Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mouth). In the charming village of Cascais, you’ll have some free time to explore the historical center’s main streets. On your way back to Lisbon you’ll enjoy a panoramic tour around Casino Estoril, an iconic place that served as a setting for a popular action movie.

From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

5. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

Get out of the city and explore fairytale Sintra with a friend on this full-day tour. See the romantic Pena Palace and the mysterious Quinta da Regalheira. Explore the portuguese riviera Cascais and Estoril. Meet your guide by the reception of your Lisbon hotel, and enjoy the relaxed ride through the suburbs of Lisbon. In Sintra, begin your tour in the picturesque park, which forms the heart of the UNESCO Cultural Landscape. Explore the Pena Palace and its elaborate gardens, the ancient home the portuguese millionaire Augusto Carvalho Monteiro called Quinta da Regalheira. Get a panoramic view of Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean from the Pena Palace. Visit the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Return to Lisbon through the busy Riviera towns of Cascais and Estoril.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, & Estoril Tour

6. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, & Estoril Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, and Estoril. Stop at Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains and at the palace of Quinta da Regaleira. See the first casino in Portugal in Estoril. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Lisbon. Relax on the drive to Pena Palace in the Sintra Mountains. Spend some time admiring the vivid colors and 19th-century Romantic architecture of this national treasure. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical center of Sintra. Walk through the narrow cobble stone streets and see the charming shops and restaurants. Take a stroll through the Quinta da Regaleira palace park which features lakes, grottoes, wells, fountains, secret passages, mystical symbolism, and a freemason initiation well. Next, travel to Cabo da Roca to see the dramatic coastline a the westernmost point in continental Europe. Continue to the seaside resort town of Cascais. Explore the romantic old buildings in this area which was once a popular summer destination for royals. Finish the tour by passing through the Portuguese Riviera town of Estoril. View the local casino which was thought to be a gathering place for spies in WWII. This inspired the James Bond novel 'Casino Royale.'

From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Tour

7. From Lisbon: Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira Tour

The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to Guincho beach, and then to the elegant Village of Cascais. Take some free time and walk along the bay before returning to Lisbon or another drop off location.  

Lisbon: Full-Day Sintra Tour with Pena Palace

8. 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, 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.  Reach Cascais, a former fishing village, which is now one of the richest municipalities in Portugal.

From Lisbon: Sailing Day Trip to Cascais with City Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sailing Day Trip to Cascais with City Tour

Enjoy views of Portugal's dynamic coastline on this sailing day trip from Lisbon to Cascais. Follow your guide on a walking tour in Cascais to sights like the Cascais Citadel. Spend some free time taking the sights in at your own pace before taking a bus or van back to Lisbon. Hop aboard the boat at the port of Belem and sail along the coast until you reach Cascais bay. On your way to Cascais, listen to stories about this route which was used by as a gateway to Lisbon by Portuguese navigators 500 years ago. Admire one of Portugal’s largest maritime defensive structures, the imposing St. Juliao da Barra Fort. Feel the sea breeze and marvel at stunning views of the sunny beaches of Estoril and Cascais. Arrive in Cascais, a city that was once a fishing village which became the summer destination of the Portuguese royal family. Step back in time on a guided walking tour to destinations like the Cascais Citadel, a set of fortifications built between the 15th and 17th centuries to protect from pirates. Head to a unique natural chasm located in the seaside cliffs which is called “Hells Mouth.” Let the Atlantic Ocean's full force in this space take your breath away. Explore the city with 2-hours of free time to walk the charming streets or purchase some local food. Return to Lisbon on a an air-conditioned vehicle and end your tour in the scenic Praça do comercio sqaure. 

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

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

Travel to Sintra, a World Heritage Site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces and chalets of different architectures coexist. See the park that brings together plants from different parts of the world, forming a huge and magical green forest. Next, head towards the Atlantic Ocean to discover Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Pass through Cascais and the neighborhood Estoril, both famous for offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere. See 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. Once you reach Belem, learn how the Portuguese ships used to depart from here to discover the new world.

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4.7 / 5

based on 2,653 reviews

Don't miss going to Sintra - it was a real highlight of our Lisbon holiday and this was a well-organised trip. Our guide Max was excellent; so friendly and informative; and the group size was good - we were in a minibus for about 20/22 people. It was a very comfortable bus. We arrived early at the Palace and so the queue to get in was not long. It is an amazing building. Max took us on a tour but then we also had some free time to explore. Our bus took us down to Sintra where we had time for lunch and to explore the shops there. We also stopped at Cabo da Roca which is very windy! We then had some time in Cascais which is a pretty seaside resort.

Excellent tour and experience! Diego was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and helpful. The bus driver was very nice and the bus was very clean and comfortable. Fantastic!!

This was our first day trip on any vacation and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Visiting these places on our own would have been a nightmare and cost much more.

such an amazing experience. goncalo and filipe were, in one word, legends!! would recommend this trip to anyone who visits Lisbon!

Very well planned trip! Beautiful and everything as I expected! :)