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Drenched in shades of green, Sintra is often touted as the must-do day trip – it’s stunning. Moors, blue-blooded eccentrics and even Lord Byron let their vivid imaginations loose in above-the-clouds palaces, woods scattered with enormous boulders and subtropical gardens. To the southwest, Cascais is a cocktail of beach, culture and lively bars, and neighbouring Estoril might just tempt you to roll the dice at its once-ritzy casino of James Bond 007 fame. Go northwest for royal decadence in Mafra’s baroque palace of Versailles proportions.


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$68.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Tour

Tour begins with a pick-up at your accommodation, hotel, port or airport (please advise address). Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries, stunning Gardens, centenary trees and ancient castles await you! But first, you will go through the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets and take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra palace and its iconic chimneys.Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most romantic places on planet Earth. A property with 4 hectares of luxurious gardens, an impotent palace and surrounding towers, enigmatic grottoes and countless mysteries and secrets for you to discover.Pass through the Seteais Palace, and show you this neoclassical palace which is now a luxury hotel, restaurant and a tourist attraction included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Pena Palace, a extravagant palace built on top of the mountain at 500m of Altitude dominates the whole of the coastline and is truly an image taken from a fairy-tale,  is definitely a most see in Sintra!Get sweeping ocean views from Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe . This place “where the land ends and sea begins”, mastering the turbulent waters up to 140m high crushing loudly against the rocks offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. Before we leave Sintra have a taste and experience one of the most delicious traditional pastries of the region and a glass of Portugal's famous Port Wine. At Cascais, take your time to walk around the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family. Bask in the narrow alleys and see the traditional Portuguese white houses, the stunning beaches and  relaxing shores.At the end of our day of guaranteed adventures you'll be dropped off back at the place initially met. 

$47.33 Day Trips & Excursions

Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca Private Full-Day Tour

For the beginning of your private tour we will arrange a hotel pick up and meet you there. (Please advise accommodation address) We will drive along the Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean.  You will see beautiful views, white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses and old mansions. Passing by Estoril, we will show you the largest casino in Europe. At Cascais, take your time to walk around the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family. Bask in the narrow alleys and see the traditional Portuguese white houses, the stunning beaches and  relaxing shores.Get sweeping ocean views from Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe . This place, “where the land ends and sea begins”, mastering the turbulent waters up to 140m high crushing loudly against the rocks offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. Get you camera ready because Cabo da Roca is a real-life postcard! Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries, stunning Gardens, centenary trees and ancient castles await you! But first we will take you throw the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets and take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra palace and its iconic chimneys. Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most romantic places on planet Earth. The property has 4 hectares of luxurious gardens, an impotent palace with surrounding towers, a Chapple ,  enigmatic grottoes and countless mysteries and secrets for you to discover.We pass through the Seteais Palace, and show you this neoclassical palace which is now a luxury hotel, restaurant and a tourist attraction included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Many famous personalities such as Agatha Christie, Harrison Ford, Brat Pitt or Johnny Deep have stayed at this fantastic place. Pena Palace, a extravagant palace built on top of the mountain at 500m of Altitude dominates the whole of the coastline and is truly an image taken from a fairy-tale. This building is a mixture of Moorish and Manueline, architecture and is definitely a most see in Sintra!At the end of our day of guaranteed adventures you'll be dropped off back at the place we initially met. Oh but before we return have a taste and experience one of the most delicious traditional pastry's of Sintra...

$106.48 Tours & Sightseeing

Sesimbra Experience

Portugal fed itself for hundreds of generations using nets and lines, and its maritime and fishing traditions are among the most entrenched in Europe. In this experience you will observe, learn, experience and taste the real Sesimbra.Start your tour inside Santiago's Fortress, one of the most important monuments of Sesimbra, and walk along the promenade to the west side of the town. Admire the architecture of the iconic Hotel do Mar and hear about the urban changes in Sesimbra during the last century. Enter the Port of Sesimbra and follow your guide on a tour inside the Fishing Port, where you'll observe the unloading of fish from the boats, see the catch of the day and familiarize yourself with the fishermen's lifestyle and traditional fishing techniques. Taste the Fisherman's Liqueur, a typical drink, inside a fisherman warehouse and learn with the best how to make fishing nets. Go on a 30 minute boat tour in Sesimbra's bay and enjoy the breathtaking views of the town and the surroundings. Admire the landscape of beautiful cliffs, Mediterranean vegetation and golden beaches. Finish your tour at a local fish restaurant feasting with the highest quality fresh fish for dinner.

$94.25 Outdoor Activities

Arrabida 4X4 Tour

Tours are always customized according to your tastes.As the Arrábida is a unique world, and there an immense diversity of natural attractions, historic, gastronomy, wine , each tour is always a different tour.The tours can be supplemented with bread-making workshops, cheese making, tiles manufacturing, wine tasting, oysters tasting.

$414.11 Outdoor Activities

Alqueva Lake by 4X4

The ‘new’ Alentejo is a must. The largest artificial lake in Europe is here. The wines that are beginning to belong to the world and the cuisine, rich, rooted and unforgettable, are now living the rural modernity in an exemplary way. Landscapes arranged by nature and accepted by Man show that environmental perfection can be achieved. Golden plains, water mirrors, vineyard, farming, architecture and a rich heritage full of modernity is what we propose. We leave by 8:00am, destination is Évora, the only Portuguese city that figures in the “European oldest cities network”, we will visit the Historical city center, Unesco World Heritage awarded; Diana Temple and the Bones Chapel, in Saint Francis church. Next stop will be Monsaraz were we can lunch in presence of Alentejo’s top wines and cuisine. Then we will go offorad in Alqueva Natural Park.

$26.41 Transfers & Ground Transport

Estoril, Cascais or Sintra Shared Transfer to Lisbon

Book a shared transfer from your Estoril, Cascais or Sintra hotel to the Lisbon airport, Port terminal or train station Gare Oriente. This 1-way, 45-minute service. Transfers for 1-3 passengers are by car and for 4-8 passengers by modern 8-passenger vehicle. Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. From this point all you need to do is relax and enjoy the comfortable drive to your destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy a hassle-free shared transfer from your Estoril, Cascais or Sintra hotel, and experience a personal meet and greet. Sit back and relax in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle and get useful tips.

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