Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip
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Discover Fatima, also known as the Altar of the World, on this private tour with a guide. Explore the places where the apparitions of the Angel of Peace took place and see other sacred locations in the town, too. After leaving Lisbon with your guide, head over to Loca do Cabeço where the first and third Apparitions of the Angel of Peace occurred. Then, drop by the Arneiro well, the location of the second apparition in 1916. Proceed to the house of San Francisco and Saint Jacinta and the house of Sister Lucia, both open for pilgrim visits. 1 kilometer from Aljustrel and 2 kilometers from the Sanctuary, you will find the Parish Church of Fatima, where the seers were baptized and integrated into the Christian community. Continue on to Cova de Iria, where the sanctuary's place of prayers and monuments are located. Then, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the exact location of the appari...
The city of Évora counts back thousands of years of history. You will be taken you to see the city highlights and hear its 1,001 stories. You will definitely appreciate the beauty of this magical city. The historical center will come as a complete surprise. Inhabited since immemorial times, it is still possible to appreciate Roman remains, surrounded by medieval buildings. After visiting the historical center, the cathedral and the Bones Chapel, you will head to Alentejo to a beautiful local winery for a wine tasting. Sample regional products such as fresh bread, cheese, cooked meats, and jam. After lunch, head to the village of Monsaraz village, a fortified settlement established in the Copper Age. Admire the influence of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in the architecture and traditions of this ancient village that has been inhabited by members of these three religions.
Board your sailboat at the Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina. Sail down the Tagus river and pass by the Monument of Discoveries underneath the 25 de Abril Bridge. Continue onto the river Tejo and admire Lisbon's many different architectural styles. On the journey back to the marina you’ll pass by the Christ the King statue on the south bank, as well the Belem Tower monument. If you’ve selected the sunset option you’ll have the chance to witness the sunset over the Lisbon skyline – a romantic view perfect for couples. You can choose to help the crew sail the boat (no experience necessary), or simply relax on deck.
Passeio excelente! A vista é belíssima e Lisboa fica ainda mais linda vista do rio. Eu e minha esposa adoramos.
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.
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-...
Excellent tour - Joao was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. We had such great weather to explore Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Highly recommend.
See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers 3 separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop-on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of on board audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Rua do Comercio Stop 4 – Mercado da Ribeira Stop 5 – Museu dos Coches Stop 6 – Palacio da Ajuda Stop 7 – Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Stop 8 – Torre de Belém Stop 9 – Padrão dos Descobrimentos Stop 10 – MAAT Stop 11 – Docas Stop 12 – Estrela Stop 13 – Amoreiras Stop 14 – El Corte Inglés Stop 15 – Top of Park Eduard VII Stop 16 – Marquês of Pombal square Oriente Line (Blue...
As of July 2021 there are 2 lines being operated, the (green) castle line, which takes you through the tight historic city center towards the castle of Sao Jorge in a smaller bus (around 40min to complete the round trip), and the open'top double decker (red) Belem line which takes you outward from Lisbon proper, to the municipality of Belem, showcasing the famous coastal defense tower and a momument to the age of discoveries (around and hour and 10 min to complete). In Belem, you can also visit St. Jeronimo's monastery, the tomb of Vasco da Gama and the Maritime Museum. The audio guide is very informative and easy to understand, with pleasant intermissions featuring the local Fado music. For an additional charge of 12 EUR per person we booked the boat tour between Lisbon center and Belem as well. When we took the tour, it was quite empty, sometimes we were the only people on the bus, no doubt because of the Covid measures in Portugal scaring off foreign tourists, which is a shame!
Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Lisbon city cruise on the Tagus River. Discover the city’s beautiful waterfront scenery on a sailboat while admiring numerous historical monuments and iconic landmarks along the way. Be greeted by your skipper, who will help you settle comfortably into the sailing boat at the loading pier. Toast with a welcome drink and set off to discover Lisbon's waterways, first passing the triumphant Monument to the Discoveries. Glide under the grandiose 25 of April Bridge and look up to catch a glimpse of the Cristo-Rei Statue looking out onto the waters. As you take in the stunning sights of buildings, bridges, and ships, listen to the crew tell you some curiosities and fun facts about the places you are passing by. Continue aboard your Lisbon boat tour to the historical city center, where you will get incredible views of Commerce Square, Basilica da Estrela, ...
The trip with PalmaYachts was wonderful. Our skippers Fernando and Mario where the best and created good vibes during the whole tour. All in all an amazing experience on the water, with wonderful views while the sun went down. Definitely worth the money, we‘d recommend it 100% especially when there is good weather.
On this full-day tour you’ll discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the villa that’s surrounded by an amazing natural park, a castle, beautiful palaces and chalets. Take a walk along the medieval streets of Sintra an drive through the national park and see the rare fauna, the unique trees, the Moorish castle, Monserrate Palace and the chalets. Visit Pena Palace, one of the most impressive expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in architecture in the world and one of Portugal’s seven wonders. Say goodbye to Sintra with an optional visit to mystical Quinta da Regaleira, a palace surrounded by luxuriant gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions that hide obscure alchemist meanings, evoked by Freesmasons, Knights Templar and Rosicrucians. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Roca Cape. Travel along the coast and embrace the Atlantic, and s...
Awesome trip to Sintra, with a lovely group, Sofia is amazing tour guide, highly recommended, don’t missed.
Meet at the marina where you’ll board the yacht Mara for your 2-hour sail, cruising up the river to take in spectacular views of the city. The Mara is a 15-meter luxury sailing yacht and is fully equipped. Once underway, Champagne will be served, and your captain will tell you a bit of the history of Lisbon and its monuments. Beer and soft drinks are also available. If you like, you can try your hand at steering the yacht, or sit back and relax on deck if you prefer. You’ll sail past many of Lisbon’s most famous sights, including the suspension bridge, the statue of Christ, and many others. With a maximum of 12 guests you’re guaranteed a very personalized tour. The Champagne will keep flowing throughout, and sweet and savoury hot snacks will be served during the cruise.
Lovely end to our Lisbon trip though it might be a good idea to do it earlier as Nigel gave us some good suggestions about things to do so will just have to go back! The drinks were plentiful and the snacks were delicious! Had a go at steering the boat too. Nice group of people on board. Really enjoyed it and would recommend!
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. On this full-day tour, you’ll start off with a walk in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will tell you about the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace. Next on the tour is a visit to the historical center of Sintra. Enjoy free time for lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the end of the world, 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.
AMAZING TOUR. Everything was so PERFECT. Well planned, well explained. You’ll get to know the history of Portugal and see nice views. I really recommend it. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
Explore some of the 7 hills of Lisbon by electric bike, and see more than you would on a conventional sightseeing tour. The easy-to-drive electric bikes are eco-friendly and boast a stylish vintage design that will turn heads as you explore the hidden sights of Alfama, Mouraria and Graça, some of the most historic neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital. Cruise up to panoramic observation points, passing antique shops and enchanting restaurants along the way, and get a unique perspective of the city and its people.
Absolutely the best way to get close and experience the different boroughs of Lisbon! We thought it would be fun to try out electric bikes and get a quick tour. Wow! Bikes move you much faster than walking yet you still get the "on the ground" sense hearing sounds and feeling pace of people. The noisy little carts are cute but youre still an observer. Gliding through the super narrow roads in Alfama was definetly the highlight. DoubTful we would have taken the time to get so deep into this ancient and magical land of yore. Our guide was super knowledgible of history and maneuvering in traffic. Louis made it super safe and one of the top 3 memories of Lisbon!! We do plan on getting electric bikes~ Btw- we're active 65 ladies... so don't hesitate to go for this fantastic adventure !
The scenic city of Sintra is one of the most common day trips from Lisbon, and for good reason. This picturesque city is well known for the gorgeous castles and palaces that dot the area, as well as its many parks and gardens. Must-see attractions include the striking Pena National Palace, the medieval Castle of the Moors, and of course the Sintra National Palace.
The 30 kilometers (18 miles) between Lisbon and Sintra are quick and easy to traverse. Driving takes an average of just 30 minutes, though traffic can increase this up to two hours at times. The two train routes from Lisbon take an average of 40-50 minutes.
Live like royalty on a day trip to the gorgeous seaside retreat of Cascais. Once the summer residence of King Luis I of Portugal, other 19th-century European royals joined in, contributing to its luxurious reputation. The city is hugely popular for its stunning scenery, sandy beaches, and many other attractions. Travelers can check out the Praia da Ribeira, the Cascais Citadel Palace, and the vista point of Boca de Inferno.
Cascais is located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of Lisbon. The trip takes around 40 minutes by car or by train. Buses usually take about an hour longer.
Exploring the medieval walled town of Obidos is a great way to spend a day away from Lisbon. Stroll the picturesque cobblestone streets of the hilltop city to find some impressive photo ops. The old city walls, Obidos Castle, and the Church of Santa Maria are all favored spots to see. During summer, the town travels back in time with its annual Medieval Festival.
You can travel the 84 kilometers (52 miles) to Obidos from Lisbon in a little over an hour by car or express bus. The train is the slowest option transportation option, making your trip about two and a half hours.
Travel back in time on a day trip from Lisbon to the ancient city of Évora. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora’s history dates back over 5,000 years. Because of its storied past, museums and monuments are all over the city. History buffs will love learning about places like the Roman Temple with its graceful columns, the Gothic Cathedral of Évora, the ossuary of Igreja de São Francisco, and so many more.
It will take around 90 minutes to travel the 135 kilometers east to Évora by car. By train or bus it should take close to two hours.
Get to know the second-largest city in Portugal on a trip to Porto. Though the city is probably best-known for its sweet Port wine, there is plenty more to this city on the Douro River. With an abundance of fascinating sights across the city, travelers can climb the 225 steps of the Clérigos tower for sweeping views of the city, tour the commanding Porto Cathedral, or admire the golden interiors of the Church of São Francisco. Harry Potter fans should absolutely visit the unbelievable Lello Bookstore to climb the striking red steps said to have inspired the staircases of Hogwarts.
Plan ahead for the journey of 312 kilometers (194 miles) to Porto, as it will take around three hours to get there on the road or by train.
There is a good and reliable rail network all over Portugal, making train travel a viable option for most day trips. In Lisbon, the primary stations for out of town trips are Santa Apolonia, Oriente, and Cais do Sodré.
As Portugal is such a small country, day trips by bus are usually a smart option. The bus tends to cost less than the train and frequently doesn’t take much more time.
Renting a car is always an excellent way to day trip, especially to take in the beauty of Portugal. A private vehicle allows you to go where you want when you want without skipping anything on your list. Though a car gives you the freedom to roam wherever you please, keep in mind that traffic and parking can be significant issues in popular destinations.
Taking a guided tour is almost always the most fun and convenient option for a day trip. Get to know fellow travelers and learn interesting facts and cultural information that may not be in a guide book. Additionally, many guided tours provide you with transportation and peace of mind that you will always get where you’re trying to go.
The time of year you travel and your destination are the two biggest factors in determining what to bring with you for the day. If you’re headed to the beach, swimwear, a towel, and sunscreen are imperative. During winter, the chance of rain is pretty high in Portugal, so bring a raincoat or umbrella.
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Had a great time, Miguel was very entertaining and looked after us with drinks and a blanket for the wife (take warm clothes as mentioned!!). Although engine overheated on the way back with seaweed blocking the coolant entry, we made sail and had a gentle cruise back to port with no worries. All in all a very enjoyable 2-3 hours.
This is the first time I booked a group tour and I’m very much satisfied of how it turned out. We were a group of 8 and our tour guide named André was very informative. He never let us get bored during the tour and always got our atention. Highly recommended for future travelers.
The tour was great with great tourguide Mario who knows history and surroundings very well - actually no question w/o answers... places are amazing and scenic...
The palaces and countryside around Sintra are a must see if you are in Lisbon and this small group tour with guide is excellent.
Highly recommend this as an activity, if you’re visiting Lisbon!