Sintra Private Tour - Full Day with lunch included

Monuments in Sintra Discover the monuments, palaces and parks of Sintra Lunch in a regional Portuguese restaurant (Toca do Julio). Roca Cape (...)

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Overview Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Itinerary
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Stop At: Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

The millennial history of Sintra Town Hall begins during Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Already mentioned in the 11th century, the early Moorish palace - owned by the Portuguese Crown after the conquest of Lisbon by D. Afonso Henriques (1147), first King of Portugal - was first intervened in 1281, during the reign of D. Dinis. New constructive bodies are added over time under the reigns of King Dinis, King John I and King Manuel I, maintaining their silhouette since the mid-16th century.
The arrangement of the spaces in height, adapting to the terrain; the intimate organization of the open-air inner courtyards, where you can hear the running water; its windows with outdated arches; and the tile coverings of rich geometric patterns show the Moorish connection of the craftsmen who built and embellished the Palace.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sintra, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Stop for photos and taste the famouse Sintra’s travesseiros (cakes named as letter translation as pillows), in the famouse Piriquita house, the puff pastry, egg custard and almond cake has a secret ingredient that makes it appealing to mouths around the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Almoçageme-actividades Hoteleiras Lda,o, Av. Dr. Brandão de Vasconcelos 53, 2705-019 Colares, Portugal

Restaurant " A Toca do Júlio"

Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Cuisine

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Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Estrada Cabo da Roca, Colares 2705-001 Portugal

Located at latitude 38º 47´ North and longitude 9º 30´ West, the Roca Cape is an important coordinate for those sailing along the coast, being the most westerly point of the European continent.
About 150 meters from the sea, here you can have a comprehensive view of the Mountain Range of Sintra and the coast, which is worth the visit.
Historical records point to the existence of a fort in the Roca Cape in the 17th century that played an important role in guarding the entrance of Lisbon, forming a defensive line along the coast, especially during the Peninsular Wars. Currently there are only traces, apart from the lighthouse which remains an important point for navigation.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

The territory that today forms the municipality of Cascais was very early, it is thought that since the Lower Paleolithic, the scene of human occupation, there are also extensive testimonies of the Roman and Arab presence in subsequent centuries. In the second half of the 12th century, Cascais was a small fishing and farming village. Thanks to its beautiful bay, the village was, from an early age, a busy fishing port. The movement of boats in the bay was accentuated in the early phase of the Discoveries, and it was there that Nicolau Coelho, the first captain of Vasco da Gama's fleet to arrive from India, landed. On November 15th, 1514, D. Manuel I granted Cascais the Foral de Vila, the first regulating text of municipal life, until that day ruled by the Foral de Sintra. Cascais was thus a fishing village, later a summer beach of the Portuguese court, a refugee sanctuary and active espionage center during World War II and, from the first decade of the twentieth century, a tourist point of national and international renown.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal

The Park and Palace of Pena, located in the mountain range of Sintra and the result of the creative genius of D. Fernando II, are the greatest exponent of nineteenth century romanticism in Portugal, with architectural references of Manueline and Moorish influence.
The Palace was built to be seen from anywhere in the park, lush forest and gardens with over five hundred tree species from the four corners of the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Quinta da Regaleira, Rua Barbosa do Bocage, Sintra 2710-567 Portugal

Palace and Quinta da Regaleira is the main building and the most common name of the Quinta da Regaleira palace. It is also called Monteiro dos Milhões Palace, a name associated with the nickname of its first owner was Antonio Augusto who was distinguished by King Dom Carlos I on August 16th, 1904 as Baron de Almeida.
The palace is located on the hillside and a short distance from the historic center of Sintra and has been classified as a Public Interest since 2002. It is also an integral part of Sintra's cultural landscape, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
António Augusto, by the trait of Italian architect Luigi Manini, gives the 4-hectare farmhouse the palace, surrounded by lush gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions, places that conceal alchemical meanings, such as those evoked by Freemasonry, Templars and Rosa-cross. It models space in mixed layouts that evoke Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline architecture


Duration: 1 hour

What you can expect Monuments in Sintra

Discover the monuments, palaces and parks of Sintra

Lunch in a regional Portuguese restaurant (Toca do Julio).

Roca Cape

Being at the westernmost point of Europe

Cascais

Meet and walk in Fisherman's Village

Beaches

Get to know the beaches of Guincho, Cascais and Carcavelos

Portuguese Coast

Travel by car 25 km from the Portuguese coast of Guincho, passing through Cascais, Estoril, Carcavelos and Lisbon

Practical information


What's inside

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Almoçageme-actividades Hoteleiras Lda,o

What's NOT inside

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional de Sintra
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up all travelers in Lisbon and in the surrounding areas.

For better recognition, we fill up a ticket with our traveler's names.

Airports

  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal


Ports
Lisbon Cruise Terminal

Duration:

9 hours

Frequency:

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Departure time:

9:00 AM
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