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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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$38.82 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Sintra, Pena Palace, and Cascais Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalHeart of Sintra where you can eat the famose pastries "Travesseiro and Queijadinhas" and visit the old town.Snacks not included.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalLocated in the historical center. One of the oldest in EuropePass By: Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalBuild by the Mourish people. Amazing wall with an amazing viewStop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalMain atraction of Sintra and maybe in Portugal where the visit is opcional.Tickets not included.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalMagical place with the iconic "Iniciatic Well".Tickets not icludedDuration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Cabo da Roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalWestern point of continental Europe. "Where the land ends and the sea begins"Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalModern fishing village where you can enjoy the beach and all of the viewpoints to the ocean.Duration: 30 minutes

$32.82 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...

$68.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hooked on Sesimbra

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Docapesca - Lota de SesimbraExplore the fishing port with lifelong locals. Get to know the traditions of a cozy fishing village in the picturesque town of Sesimbra. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Fortaleza de Santiago, Sesimbra, Setubal District, AlentejoStroll through the town's old, narrow streets and taste delicious pastries made only hereDuration: 30 minutes

$171.26 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wine and Dine

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: CarcavelosVisit the vineyards of CarcavelosDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Paco de arcosStop for lunchDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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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 hoursStop At: Bacalhoa Palace and Estate, Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, Setubal District, AlentejoConsidered the most beautiful Quinta of the first half of the 15th century still existing in Portugal, Quinta da Bacalhôa is an old property of the Portuguese Royal House.In the fourteenth century, the property belonged as a recreation farm to John, Infante de Portugal, son of King D. João I. Herdou-his daughter Dona Brites, married to the second Duke of Viseu and mother of King D. Manuel I.In 1528, the fifth would be sold to D. Brás de Albuquerque, the first-born son of D. Afonso de Albuquerque. It is worth noting the collection of Portuguese tiles from the 16th century. XV and XVI that adorns it, evoking Moorish designs and representing a house on the lake overlooking the Quinta. From inside to outside, visitors will be able to enjoy unique pieces of collecting, including the first tile dated in Portugal, as well as gardens and vineyards.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Parque Natural da Arrabida, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoThe Arrábida Natural Park with a fantastic view over the Atlantic Ocean and the Setubal Bay (belongs to the Club of the most beautiful Bays in the World) is a biogenetic reserve located in the peninsula of Setúbal, with 501 meters of altitudeThe fauna and flora is quite diverse, although it has undergone great changes since the 19th century. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was still possible to observe wolves and deer. Species of flora protected by the natural park, such as rare orchids and wild tulips such as the unique Candidula arrabidensis in the world.The natural park of Arrábida is an almost magical and special place, in it inhabit species of unique flora and fauna.About 1,400 plant species are concentrated in this territory, accounting for 40% of Portuguese flora and less than 1% of the country's plant area.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fort of Sao Filipe, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoThe Castle of São Filipe, also known as São Filipe Fort and São Filipe Fort, is a fortification located in the City of Setúbal.Setúbal has been occupied since prehistory, successively by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans.Privileged Atlantic port, the first defensive structure of this important borough was a wall begun at the time of the 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 from North Africa. Taken together in the period of the Philippine dynasty, its relevance is demonstrated by the fact that the very king D. Philip I (1580-1598) personally witnessed, in 1582, the launching of the foundation stone of the new fortification, with the architect and engineer Italian military officer Filippo Terzi (1520-1597).In the XVIII century the Chapel in its interior acquired its coat of tiles, signed by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes (1736). During the Pombaline consulate (1750-1777) it would not have been immune to the 1755 earthquake and was used as the School of Gunners.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mercado do Livramento, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoThe Fish Market of Setubal opened in 1930, is nowadays in the Top 10 of the fish markets of the World.It is a pleasant surprise to enter a market where it does not smell like fish, where there are no Mosquitos or Flies, where it does not smell bad, since all food is quite fresh.A visit without doubt very interestingDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Castelo de Palmela, Palmela, Setubal District, AlentejoThe castle is 240 meters above sea level.With Islamic occupation between centuries VIII-XII, the Castle of Palmela was conquered by D. Afonso Henriques, in 1147 and definitively recovered by D. Sancho I.Within the walls of the Castle are: the convent of the Order of Santiago; the Church of Santiago; the ruins of the Church of St. Mary.This Castle has a privileged view over Setubal and LisbonDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet, Alcochete, Setubal District, AlentejoThe inauguration was on 9 September 2004, in the presence of the counts of Wessex - Prince Edward and wife Sofia.It has a wide range of stores of various types of luxury brands such as Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Armani, Trussardi, Coach, Purificacion Garcia, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger among others with for example Zara, Adidas, Nike, Lacoste .A beautiful and clean space where you can shop without fuss and at incredible pricesDuration: 4 hours

$60.89 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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