Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital city, Sintra is a magical place where man and nature exist in perfect harmony. Discover secret trails at Pena Park, admire the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park and the cliffs of Roca Cape, and visit the whimsical Pena National Palace. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Cascais Beach. Walk around Cascais town and bay.
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔ Local guide
✔ Entrance ticket to Pena Palace & Park
✔ Transport by air-conditioned minivan
✖ Food and drinks, unless specified
✖ Guided visit inside monuments and buildings
✖ Entrance ticket to Sintra National Palace
✖ Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-144 Lisboa, Portugal
Please meet our guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Most of the times the guide will park the vehicle in a underground parking lot, so don't worry if you don't see any vehicles approaching.
Return: End right where it started.
Park and National Palace of Pena
Start your tour with the journey to Sintra. Visit Pena Park, where you will be amazed by the variety of trails, trees and other plants. Next, feel like Portuguese royalty as you enter the romantic Pena National Palace at the top of Sintra Mountain. See the Great Triton, the guardian of the palace, inspired by Manueline art. Inside the palace, admire the attention to detail in the bedrooms of the king and queen and the Arab Room.
Duration: 2 hours
Centro Historico de Sintra
Leave the palace and follow your guide to the historical center of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to explore the town, to visit Sintra National Palace (where the Portuguese royalty of the 15th and 16th centuries used to spend the summer months) or have some lunch (own expense). For dessert, try a travesseiro or a
queijada, two delicious local pastries.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cabo da Roca
Next, admire the landscape of Sintra Natural Park on the way to the next stop. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the cliffs of Roca Cape (Cabo da Roca), the westernmost point of Europe.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass by the surfer's paradise of Guincho Beach.
Boca do Inferno
Pass the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno), before stopping to stretch your legs along Cascais’ bay.
Centro Historico de Cascais
Wander around the center of Cascais, a former fishing village and today a popular holiday spot. Follow your guide through narrow alleyways and see the traditional Portuguese white houses or enjoy some time relaxing at the beach.
Duration: 60 minutes
On the drive back to Lisbon where your tour concludes, soak up the scenic views along the Atlantic coast and in the town of Estoril.
• Service animals allowed
• Public transportation options are available nearby
• Specialized infant seats are available
• Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
• Duration of stop at Cascais Beach depends on weather conditions
• May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
• Infant / child seats are mandatory for children aged 0-11. These are available on request if child age is advised at time of booking.
• There is no room in our vehicles for strollers and luggage
• If the booking is for more than 8 people, the group will be divided in separate vehicles