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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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$38.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Tour

After the morning pick-up at your accommodation, enjoy the scenery in an air-conditioned minivan with free Wi-Fi as you head to our hometown, Sintra:  the romantic villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unravelling mysteries, stunning gardens, centenary trees and ancient castles.But first we will take you throw the Historic Center for you to see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets and take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra Palace and its iconic chimneys, get a glimpse of the local traditional life, as well as take time to shop for souvenirs or just relax with the best views.Now it's time to explore Sintra's Mountain where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments in the region with the complete historical and cultural explanation of each place from our knowledgeable guide and choose only one monument to visit in the inside! From Pena Palace the famous fairy-tail like Palace on the top of the hill, to Quinta da Regaleira with its enigmatic grottoes and mysteries, passing through the Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace and many more.From Sintra's mountain we then head to the rural area, the beautiful countryside following the century old tram line until we get the sweeping Atlantic Ocean views of Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe "where the land ends and sea begins". Make sure you get your camera ready because this place is a real-life postcard and you will definitely won’t to preserve the moment!Following by the beautiful ocean-front roads, white sandy beaches such as Guincho and beautiful one of a kind sights just like Boca do Inferno until we reach our last destination: Cascais, the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family where you will time to take some pictures and relax before we leave you back at your accommodation to end this full day tour you will definitely keep in your memory.

$37.35 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...

$105.04 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.

$175.06 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small group tour - Wine and Dine - from Cascais

We will leave Cascais Train Station at 10:30 am.Then, we will go along the coast, with the excellent sightseeing over Cascais Bay. On the way, local and historical information will be provided.Reaching Carcavelos Vineyards a local guide will provide detailed explanation of the wine tour, the vineyards secrets, the wine production and cellar and the wine tasting. The Carcavelos Vineyards history started in the 18th century, when Marquês the Pombal invested in the region, and researched to improve the wine quality.To have full day of Portuguese experience, lunch will be served in a Portuguese traditional restaurant.After appreciating the wine and the traditional food, we will are back to Cascais center.

$70.02 Cultural & Theme Tours

Special Tour Around Lisbon and Shopping ( 10 Hours )

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: SetúbalWe visit 2 Castles, one in Setubal from 15th Century and another in Palmela from 10th CenturyDuration: 2 hours

$62.24 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Santuário Cristo Rei-Sesimbra-Castle Palmela-Bacalhoa Winery with wine tasting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada, Setubal District, AlentejoCristo Rei National Sanctuary is located at an altitude of 113 meters above the level of the Tagus. It consists of a portico designed by the architect Antonio Lino, 75 meters high, topped by the statue of the Holy Redeemer with open arms facing the city of Lisbon, 28 meters high, by the Portuguese sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa. The pedestal, including the portico, rises to 82 meters in height. The sanctuary and monument to Christ the King is the biggest tourist attraction of the county of Almada.This monument is the best viewpoint overlooking the city of Lisbon, offering a wide view over the capital and the 25 de Abril Bridge. In numerous tourist reports on Lisbon the sanctuary and monument to Christ the King, ex-libbris of Almada appears.It is one of the tallest buildings in Portugal, with 110 meters of height.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sesimbra Natura Park, Sesimbra, Setubal District, AlentejoSesimbra is a Portuguese village belonging to the District of Setúbal, region of Estremadura and sub-region of the Península de Setúbal, with about 5 600 inhabitants (2011). Find in the sub-region of Metropolitan Area of Lisbon.The municipality is limited to the north by the municipalities of Almada and Seixal, to the northeast by Barreiro, to the east by Setúbal and south and west coastlines in the Atlantic Ocean.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castelo de Palmela, Palmela, Setubal District, AlentejoThe Castle of Palmela is located in the village, parish and municipality of the same name, district of Setúbal, in Portugal.In the Setúbal peninsula, in the eastern foothills of the Arrábida mountain range, it is situated between the estuaries of the river Tagus and the river Sado, near the mouth of the river. It is part of the so called Costa Azul, in the Natural Park of Arrábida. From the top of its tower, on clear days the view unfolds to Lisbon.The Castle of Palmela is located in the village, parish and municipality of the same name, district of Setúbal, in Portugal.In the Setúbal peninsula, in the eastern foothills of the Arrábida mountain range, it is situated between the estuaries of the river Tagus and the river Sado, near the mouth of the river. It is part of the so called Costa Azul, in the Natural Park of Arrábida. From the top of its tower, on clear days the view unfolds to Lisbon.Modern archaeological research, however, proves that the subsequent occupation of its site was uninterrupted, initially by the Visigoths and later by the Muslims, the latter responsible for the primitive fortification between the 8th and 9th centuries, greatly enlarged between the tenth and o XII.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bacalhoa Palace and Estate, Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, Setubal District, AlentejoThe vineyard has 14ha and was planted in 1972. At the request of Thomas Scoville, then proprietor of Quinta da Bacalhôa, António Avillez installed a vineyard here to produce a wine with a vineyard similar to that used in Bordeaux, namely in the Médoc.Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are the red varieties produced here.The vineyard planted at Quinta da Bacalhôa finds the ideal terroir for the production of excellent wines: well drained clay-limestone soils and mild climate due to the strong Atlantic influence.Here, in exceptional years, the Bacalhôa Palace wine is produced.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Fort of Sao Filipe, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoThe Fort of São Filipe de Setúbal, also known as São Filipe Castle, is located in a dominant position on a hill, fronting the coastal town of Setúbal, dominating the left bank of the mouth of the river Sado and the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal.A privileged Atlantic port, the first defensive structure of this important town was a wall begun at the time of King D. Afonso IV (1325-57) and completed in the following reign, under D. Pedro I (1356-67), with the function of containing the assaults of pirates and corsairs usually coming from North AfricaDuration: 1 hour

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