Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

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Explore Sintra and Cascais on an 8-hour group tour from Lisbon, limited to a max of 8 people and only in English. You’ll visit the charming (...)

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

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

Sintra is an old and mainly pedestrian village that was founded thousand years ago. The Greeks named Sintra the "Mountain of the Moon" and today is still a true fairy tale village. Is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1995. Here you will have free time for lunch (lunch costs are not included) and to enjoy some famous travesseiros (pillows), in a old bakery that existed since 1862, they are light puff pastries that are turned, rolled and folded seven times, and then filled with delicious almond-and-egg-yolk cream and lightly dusted with sugar. You can also enjoy the Sintra cheesecakes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Regional de Colares Winery, Alameda Cel. Linhares de Lima 32, 2705-351 Colares, Portugal

Colares and its famous wine cellars are on our way to the Atlantic Ocean. Colares is a quaint village famous for its wine, a royal passion that started in the 13th century. The landscape had been sticking in time and around we can enjoy old villas, beautiful mansions, small and big farm areas or a centenary tram.

Pass By: Praia das Macas, Praia Das Macas, Colares Portugal

Praia das Maçãs (Apple’s beach) it’s the most popular beach and village in the west of Sintra. It’s also the last stop of a centenary tram. It was very busy in the beginning of the 20th century, however today is only a popular spot for the locals.

Stop At: Praia das Azenhas do Mar, R. Dr. Antonio Brandao de Vasconcelos 40, Colares 2705-084 Portugal

We will make a stop in one of the most picturesque seaside towns in Portugal. Azenhas do Mar has a stunning view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and whitewashed red-roofed houses along the cliff.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

We will make a stop in the wild Cabo da Roca, which is a 150 meters (500 feet) cliff that forms the western most point of continental Europe. Facing the roaring Atlantic, this spot is a surprising and remote landscape with amazing views.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Guincho Beach, Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, Cascais Portugal

The Guincho beach is beautiful sandy beach area 9 km away from Cascais. It’s a protected landscape where we can see dunes and endemic flora. It’s also a popular destination for surfers.

Stop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais Portugal

Cascais is a former fishing village that gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Nowadays, it is a popular vacation spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists. Nowadays is village with small museums, picturesque gardens, a shiny marina and a pedestrianized old town. We will stop here for a while and sugest you to try the most famous ice cream of Portugal, Santini’s Gelati!

Duration: 1 hour

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

We will visit the remarkable Pena Palace, one of the major expressions of 19th-century romanticism in the world. The current palace dates back to 1839, when King Ferdinand II bought the ruins of the Monastery of Our Lady of Pena and started to adapt it for use as a residence according to his romantic taste. We will, not only visit the Pena Palace, but also explore some parts of the Pena Park.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What you can expect Explore Sintra and Cascais on an 8-hour group tour from Lisbon, limited to a max of 8 people and only in English. You’ll visit the charming village of Sintra and you’ll have the chance to taste the delicious and famous pastries - travesseiros (pillows) and the Sintra cheesecakes. Then you'll head to Azenhas do Mar, a formers fishing town it’s one of the most picturesque small seaside villages, that will take your breath away! Then you’ll visit the westernmost point of continental Europe - Cabo da Roca - once considered the end of the world. On the way to Cascais, you´ll enjoy astonishing sea views. Then you'll stop at Cascais, a lovely beach town where you can stroll around, lunch or snack. Your last stop is the unique and surprising Pena Palace, a formers royal palace that looks like a fairy-tail.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Park and Palace of Pena entrance fee (14€ per person)
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Maximum 8 people
  • Escape long lines
  • Local guide and driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

What's NOT inside

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off

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
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Departure point:

Av. da Liberdade 9, 1250-149 Lisboa, Portugal

Duration:

8 hours

Frequency:

Daily

Departure time:

8:45 AM

Return details:

Returns to original departure point

Reviews & ratings

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2020/02/27
    "Wonderful, full day with good variety. Carolina, the guide, was a fantastic driver, was very knowledgeable, and patient with answering all questions. One of the (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/11/26
    "Our guide Ruth was very knowledgeable about the locations we visited and gave us some tips for Lisbon. It was great to see some sights outside of Lisbon. Sintra and (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/10/21
    "Well-organized trip! Our guide (and driver) Rita was very knowledgeable and kept us engaged throughout the journey, providing historical reference as well as (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/10/30
    "This was a wonderful trip - and it lasted nearly 10 hours! Tania was amazing and after making sure nobody was in a rush to get back, let us have the time we needed (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/10/31
    "We had an amazing day trip to Sintra with our guide Rita. Rita made the trip informative and fun! The new order of the itinerary resulted in less waiting and more (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/11/01
    "Carolina was well-knowledgeable about the areas we visited and she made it very fun for our group. Thanks! "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/11/05
    "Excellent guide who is responsible for explaining the history and special things of the attractions. The tour is wonderful and I would highly recommend to (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/11/06
    "this tour was a gem! Our tour guide for the day was Caterine (Cat) and she was just wonderful person. The group only contained 8 people and it felt very personal and (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/11/11
    "We had Katherine as a tour guide. She was the best tour guide we have ever had.Ome of the tour group were a bit elderly, and had mobility difficulties. Katerina was (...) "

  • Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/11/11
    "We had Richardo and he was a fabulous tour operator. He knew real detailed history and stories. He was friendly, clear and nothing took us by surprise. The trip (...) "

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