Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour

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Take a guided day-tour to the breathtaking Sintra village, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril. An unforgettable and must do tour while in Lisbon (...)

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Overview Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Visit to the "Palácio da Pena" (Pena Palace) - considered as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

It stands on the top of a huge cliff at 500m of altitude in the Sintra mountains and displays a wide variety of architectural styles. It was built in the 19th century by D. Fernando II, on the ruins of an old convent. In addition to the majestic interior, the castle park features plants and trees from various parts of the world as well as unusual paths and stone benches. It has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

Visit Sintra Village Historical Center with free time to taste the traditional "Travesseiros de Sintra"

The Historical Village of Sintra is one of the most known and romantic Portuguese villages. Due to its palaces, woods and the fog typical of its mountains, Sintra has become a magical place with countless legends to tell. You will have free time to see this beautiful village and also the small and charming traditional shops, antique shops, restaurants and historic cafes but above all the landscape that has already inspired countless artists, writers and kings.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Optional visit to the Palácio Nacional (National Palace) of Sintra or Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta da Regaleira, with its palace and many places of charm and mystery is one of the most sought after places in Sintra. It is about four hectares of land, where buildings arise amidst diverse trees and beautiful gardens and what awakens an atmosphere of mystery and secrecy are all the symbolisms that are scattered throughout all buildings. One of the great attractions is the Initiation Well, also called "inverted tower". It has a spiral staircase with 27 meters of depth that represents the axis mundi - axis that connects the Earth and the Sky.

The National Palace of Sintra is Portugal's best preserved medieval royal palace and was a favorite of the Portuguese nobility, dating back to the 8th century, time of the Moors until the end of the XIX century. It is situated in the heart of the village and has become a symbol of Sintra with its cone-shaped chimneys.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais until we reach Cabo da Roca (Roca Cape).

We will pass through the wonderful Sintra National Park until arriving at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of continental Europe that was mentioned by our acclaimed Luís de Camões as the place "Where the earth ends and the sea begins." It is a place of natural beauty, with imposing cliffs of 150 meters high. A few centuries ago, there was a fort that played an important role in the defense of Lisbon and the third oldest lighthouse on the Portuguese coast is still here in operation. Here the landscape is breathtaking and an absolute bliss for photography lovers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais Portugal

Here you'll have free time to see Cascais Village.

Cascais is an old fishing village that since the nineteenth century has developed a lot, but in the twentieth century it became the well-known village that is nowadays and many nicknamed the Portuguese Riviera.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Boca do Inferno, Northern section of Cascais, Cascais 2750-642 Portugal

Here you'll have free time to see Boca do Inferno.

You can admire the beautiful marina and also Boca do Inferno, a much sought after and appreciated place where the force of the sea has created cavities in the limestone, thus creating a natural bridge formed in the stones.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Casino Estoril, Praca Jose Teodoro dos Santos, Estoril, Cascais 2765-237 Portugal

Panoramic view over Casino Estoril.

Estoril has one of the most beautiful leisure areas by the sea with fine sand beaches and crystal clear water. Along the coast we find besides an extensive beach, Casino Estoril, the largest casino in Europe but also where the famous secret agent, James Bond, was conceived. Portugal was a neutral country in the 2nd World War, which attracted people from the spy networks on both sides of the coin. This made Estoril a veritable nest of war spies. It was at this time, that Ian Fleming stayed at the Hotel Palácio de Estoril and spent his time at the Casino, where he met the Morse code, lived with spies in the bars and took Martini with them. In this way, he had the main references to create James Bond, who is also always accompanied by his Martini on the scene.

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Small-group tour
What you can expect Take a guided day-tour to the breathtaking Sintra village, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril.

An unforgettable and must do tour while in Lisbon

Lose yourself in the rich cultural history of Sintra and Cascais on an enriching full-day tour from Lisbon. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the majestic Palácio da Pena, a fairytale castle considered an architectural wonder, and then enjoy some relaxed free time in the historical center of Sintra Village. Admire the spectacular scenery of the Sintra-Cascais National Park on the way to Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point of central Europe, and then stroll the cobbled streets of Cascais village.

Everything you will see will be with a genuine charming guide that will show you amazing spots and help you learn history on the way. Memorable day guaranteed!

Practical information


What's inside

  • Certified, genuine and local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small group ensures personal service (maximum 8 people)
  • Pick up and Drop off to your accommodation
  • Skip-the-line on Monuments

What's NOT inside

  • Entrance fees in monuments (when they are not free)
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up included at your hotel/hostel/apartment in Lisbon, Cascais or Estoril.

Airports

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


Duration:

8 hours

Frequency:

Daily

Return details:

Your accommodation in Lisbon, Cascais or Estoril
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Reviews & ratings

  • Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour | . | 2018/04/29
    "We had a wonderful day in Sintra! Our guide was very knowledgeable and very nice. He added in a tour of the gardens at Pena Palace, which has one of the highlights (...) "

  • Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour | . | 2017/11/19
    "This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Carlos picked us up right on time, and we had the car to ourselves. He was very patient and entertaining with my children, ages (...) "

  • Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour | . | 2017/01/08
    "WE had a fantastic day our guide Richardo was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and very relaxed. We saw so much and would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting (...) "

  • Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour | . | 2016/06/19
    "Rod was the best he put up with 5 crazy American ladies without missing a beat. He was flexible, and thought quickly on his feet when we encountered travel issues. (...) "

  • Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour | . | 2015/12/10
    "We had a wonderful experience touring with Ricardo. He was very knowledgable and it was a full day of seeing wonderful palaces and the beautiful natural wonders of (...) "

  • Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour | . | 2018/01/26
    "They never showed up! "

  • Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour | . | 2016/09/24
    "The trip was extremely disappointing. It started off bad and went down hill. The tour guide was late and arrived in an open backed jeep with two benches... He (...) "