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Sintra: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Travel Pass including Pena Palace

1. Sintra: Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Travel Pass including Pena Palace

Get access to all the tourist lines and local bus routes in the towns of Sintra with a 24-hour travel pass. Enjoy comfortable rides on air-conditioned buses to visit all the main landmarks in the area at your own pace. Hop on and off as many times as you wish for 24 hours without paying extra. Once you have finished visiting a landmark, simply catch the next bus and enjoy a comfortable journey to the next location. Discover the mesmerizing landmarks of the UNESCO Cultural Landscape of Sintra, including the stunning Quinta da Regaleira, the Moorish Castle, and the famous Pena Palace. Visit: • Moorish Castle • Pena Palace • Sintra Town Palace • Quinta da Regaleira Palace • Monserrate Palace

Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

2. Lisbon: Half-Day Tour of Sintra

Tour the rich sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Besides the Royal Palace, Sintra Village, and forests of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais', you'll enjoy authentic Sintra pastry, and Cabo da Roca's spectacular coastal view. Experience an unforgettable afternoon as you head north from Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra. Admire the Royal Palace, the best preserved medieval palace in Portugal. Located in Sintra Village itself, the Royal Palace was inhabited continuously from the 15th century through the late 19th century, and was the summer playground of Portuguese royalty. You'll quickly identify the palace's hallmark conical chimneys, and appreciate the rich collection of azulejos, or glazed tiles. As with the rest of Portugal, Sintra takes its sweets very seriously. Follow the crowd up a narrow nearby street to Piriquita. Since 1862, this popular confectioner and café has served up sumptuous cakes and pastries. The feast of the senses continues as we pass through the lush gardens of Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, making our way to Cabo da Roca (from 1st March to 31st October), the westernmost point in continental Europe. Then soak in ocean sights as we journey along the coast, passing Guincho Beach, a windsurfing favorite, and Boca do Inferno, a natural grotto created by the sea. Upon reaching Cascais, you'll enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the bay. Then we'll return through Estoril, 'the Protuguese Riviera', with Europe's largest casino and its beautiful gardens.

Lisbon: Guided Day Tour of Sintra, Pena, Regaleira & Cascais

3. Lisbon: Guided Day Tour of Sintra, Pena, Regaleira & Cascais

Discover sintra’s beautiful landscape and architecture. Walk the narrow streets of Sintra in your free time and visit the emblematic Quinta da Regaleira with our fantastic tour guide. Its patrimonial importance has led UNESCO to declare it a World Heritage Site, so it is undoubtful a must site to visit due to their countless sculptures, gardens and fountains that you will discover there. You will also learn all the details of the famous Initiation Well, hidden in the northern part of the Quinta. It is a nine-story spiral well that symbolizes the nine circles of hell or paradise. In total, 27 meters that will make your hair stand on end. Arrive at the romantic Pena Palace in Sintra, which has a profusion of styles much in accordance with the exotic taste of Romanticism, such as Neo-Gothic, along with other Oriental styles such as Neo-Moorish and Indo-Gothic. Explore the ancient castle, which was one of the favorite residences of the royal family throughout the 19th century. Walk through the fairytale-style building and learn about its fascinating history. It is also listed among one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Take some free time to stroll through Sintra and purchase lunch if you're feeling hungry. Get recommendations on what to see, eat and buy in the area. Afterward, begin a guided tour of the main landmarks of Sintra, and hear about local secrets and stories. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, linked to the Portuguese royals who summered here. A walk around the promenade will allow you to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches, mansions, museums and photogenic streets. Return to Lisbon at the end of the day.

Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Tour

4. Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the beauty and charm of Sintra and the Lisbon Riviera on a private full-day tour, designed to showcase the best of these magnificent areas. Your experienced guide will lead you on a journey filled with whimsical architecture, breathtaking scenery, and rich history. Start with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and travel to the center of Sintra, where you will admire the unique and picturesque architecture that has made the town famous. Next, you will visit Sintra Natural Park, a stunning area of unspoiled beauty where you can take in the fresh air and scenic views. One of the highlights of your tour will be a visit to Pena Palace, a stunning example of Portuguese architecture that is perched on a rock overlooking the coast. Admire its enchanting mix of Moorish and Manueline motifs, and learn about the rich history of the palace and the people who lived there. After a morning filled with exploring, it will be time to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch, allowing you to sample the delicious local cuisine and rest before continuing your journey. Next, visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe, where you can admire the rugged coastline and breathe in the fresh sea air. This breathtaking site provides a sense of the isolation and beauty that the region is known for. The final stop on your tour will be in the elegant resort town of Cascais, once a quiet fishing village that was discovered by European nobility and later became a favorite of the jet set. You will have the opportunity to explore the town’s charming streets and see the sophisticated villas and palaces that make it such a popular destination.

From Lisbon: Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Day Trip

5. From Lisbon: Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra & Cascais Day Trip

On your trip to Lisbon, you must set aside a day to explore the surrounding area. This is a must if you want to leave the city having seen everything. Because although it may not seem like it, Portugal's most impressive treasures are to be found in the surrounding area. Departing from Lisbon, you will have the opportunity to visit many of the most beautiful places in the country. The starting point will be at one of Lisbon's most iconic squares, Pedro IV Square. From there, you'll head to Sintra, where you'll discover all the charms of this marvellous town with the best team of local guides. It will be there where you will see for the first time one of those monuments that impresses everyone who has the opportunity to appreciate it: The National Palace of Sintra will welcome you to the city. Quinta da Regaleira Our route will take you to one of the most fascinating stops you can imagine: the Quinta da Regaleira. A priceless jewel that is part of Portugal's historical heritage. For this reason, we are aware that this is one of the must-visit places. Its extraordinary beauty will blow your mind. Quinta da Regaleira has everything to impress its visitors. First of all, its setting. Because few monuments of this style can be found in such a privileged space. Its heritage importance has led UNESCO to declare it a World Heritage Site. For the thousands of tourists who stop here every year, this is undoubtedly the most romantic place in Portugal. And after getting to know the Quinta da Regaleira, it is time to enter one of the most valuable villas in Portugal. And we say this because Sintra will surprise you with its monuments and historical buildings. We will visit the whole town, walking through all its streets and corners, so that you won't miss anything. Once in Cascais, you will discover all the charms that make up this charming town. A landscape that will leave you in awe and streets, houses and monuments that are ideal for getting lost and melting in their beauty. The Cascais Citadel is one of the must-see sights. It has its origins in the Middle Ages. Its outer wall, which is monumental, will give you a good clue as to how majestic the interior is. Strolling through the charming old quarter of Cascais, discovering the paradise formed by its beaches and reaching the Santa Marte lighthouse are plans that cannot be missed during your stay in Cascais. In addition, a stroll along the promenade will allow you to relax while you listen to the sound of the waves of the sea. You will also be able to enjoy the views of its mansions and monuments. Before finishing the excursion, you will also have some free time in Cascais before heading back to Lisbon. Don't hesitate any longer, come with us and spend an unforgettable day!

Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

6. Sintra and Cascais: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Embark a private sightseeing tour of historic Sintra and its stunning surroundings. Stop to see important sites along the way and enjoy exploring places not included on typical tourist routes. You’ll have plenty of time on this full-day trip to take in all the spots of historic importance and admire views of the area’s natural splendor. The tour is designed to be a full day of exploration, but the duration can be shortened if necessary, according to your scheduling requirements. You can also let the tour leader know your main areas of interest so the trip can be customized for you. After seeing the highlights of Sintra and the coastal village of Cascais, you’ll conclude the sightseeing program with a tasting some of Portugal's traditional pastries.

From Lisbon: Wonders of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

7. From Lisbon: Wonders of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Discover both Sintra and Cascais with the help of an expert local tour guide. Explore the highlights of both villages on a flexible private day tour Start with pickup your accommodation in Lisbon and travel first to Sintra. Decide which monument you wish to visit in the area. You can either visit the Pena Palace, a fairy-tale-like castle perched on a hill overlooking the village or you can choose to visit Moorish Castle, which sits next to Pena Palace. Stroll along the walls of this mighty fortress and admire the breathtaking views all around you. Opt to see Sintra’s National Palace. Of medieval origin, discover its beautiful architecture and historic significance, and iconic chimneys. Another option to explore is Quinta da Regaleira residence, with tons of mystical references, magical gardens, and enigmatic grottoes. Before leaving Sintra, enjoy a special wine-related treat, more will be revealed on the day of the tour. After crossing the mountain, arrive at Cabo de Roca, the most westerly point of mainland Europe. Enjoy the fantastic views of this natural landmark. Follow the beautiful ocean-front roads and white sandy beaches and arrive at Cascais. Explore this charming village which was a regular retreat for the Portuguese Royal Family of past centuries. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Lisbon, with drop-off at your accommodation.

Half Day Minibus Sintra Tour From Lisbon with Pena Palace

8. Half Day Minibus Sintra Tour From Lisbon with Pena Palace

If you ever dreamed about fairy tale places, the Pena Palace is quite possibly the closest you'll ever be to find one. • Its location and the whole environment around it makes the Pena Palace one of the most unique palaces in the world. If Sintra is known as Lord Byron's Glorious Eden, the Pena Palace is the golden pinnacle on the top of the Eden. • In this tour our focus is to show you the history and the stories of the Pena Palace and what was the plan behind it when its owner, Fernando of SaxeCoburgo-Gota, bought the ruins of a former monastery and transformed that into a fancy residence. • The ticket is included, the transport from Lisbon also, the guide will be with you the whole time and he promises you that you will be overwhelmed from the start until the end of the visit. Do you want to bet?!

Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

9. Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

Join this mystical and romantic tour and go back in time to visit the ancient village of Sintra. You'll walk through historical roads whilst observing the surrounding vegetation, which is bound to provide you with a relaxing sensation. Sintra is one of the most romantic villages in Portugal, and whilst there you will learn of the role that it had for the Portuguese monarchy. You'll also discover famous myths surrounding Pena Palace, exactly what sits inside the Seteais Palace, and why there is a labyrinth in Quinta da Regaleira. You will visit the famous Sintra Mountain and the Pena Park and Palace, with plenty of time for you to explore the grounds. Get ready to experience Sintra from a different perspective, as your local charismatic guide reveals interesting facts about the ancient village.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Roca Cape & Cascais Guided Walking Tour

10. From Lisbon: Sintra, Roca Cape & Cascais Guided Walking Tour

Start your day of sightseeing with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation where your driver/guide will be to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your journey.  Drive along the picturesque coastline on your way to Cascais. As you cruise toward your destination you will see stunning views of the urban beaches and the outskirts of Lisbon city. Pass through Estoril, a former fisherman's village known for its beauty. Once you arrive in Cascais you will stop, stretch your legs and take a leisurely stroll through the village. The village, which has a certain elegance, is a place that attracts the nobility and wealthy of Portugal. As you walk along the streets you will get to admire the beautiful palaces built throughout. The village, also known for its natural beauty, has plenty to offer. Admire the beautiful rocky reefs (Boca do Inferno) and whilst at the beach of Guincho witness the rugged landscape shaped by the strong waters of the Atlantic ocean.  Continue on your tour to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Over a huge cliff more than 140-metres high, stands the lighthouse of Roca Cape - here you will have a beautiful view of the sunset as it disappears under the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Old Quarter of Sintra and marvel at the National Palace. Whilst walking along its cobblestone streets you will see the abundance of churches, monuments, museums, and unique buildings the area has to offer. Enthusiasts of occultism and esoterism will be sure to enjoy the Regaleira Palace, a building with a fascinating history (optional).  Take a walking tour through Pena Park, your expert guide will take you through the labyrinthian layout and show you all the lakes, waterfalls, springs, vantage points and pavilions that are scattered around the park. You will also get to visit the National Palace of Pena, considered by many as the highlight of the experience. Marvel at the eclectic architecture, the cupolas, towers, walls and footbridges that will remind you of a fairy tale.  After your day of adventure and sightseeing, you will be returned back to your accommodation for an evening's rest. 

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based on 8,576 reviews

Our guide was Alessandro (Alex). He was no less than excellent. He was friendly, thoughtful, attentive and informative. The vehicle was spacious, clean and comfortable. We are in our late 70's. My husband has heart problems. Alex tailored our tour to ensure we got to see as much as possible within our capabilities. We also got to choose how much time we wished to spend where within the schedule. Had we been in the area for longer we would have booked more tours with Alex. Thank you Alex for a memorable tour.

Tomas was a great tour guide. He picked us up and was even outside early. Tomas is very well spoken and knows a lot about his Portuguese history and culture, and is very excited to share it. We had booked two sites to visit, and Tomas was very organized with getting us on time to both sites. He altered the tour when needed and was quite accommodating. I cannot say enough nice things about Tomas. He is great!

We had a great tour despite the rain! Learned a lot about the history of Portugal. Our guide Rodriguez answered many questions about other interests such as port wine, other local wines, and Portugal cork trees.

Very nice day trip to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon! Beautiful pictures and great pastries in Sintra.

Our guide was knowledgeable, fun and gave us great insight. Highly recommend!