Lisbon to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Pena Palace: Small-Group Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Lisbon

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Experience a day in Portugal you never forget with this 8-hour small group tour of Sintra. Lose yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Sintra and Cascais with your driver/guide who takes you on an enriching full-day tour from Lisbon. Admire the spectacular scenery of the Sintra-Cascais National Park on the way to Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point of central Europe, and stroll the cobbled streets of Cascais independently. Travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the majestic Pena Palace, a fairytale castle considered an architectural wonder.Group maximum 8 travelers
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe Palacio Nacional da Pena is one of the finest tourist attractions of Portugal and exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture. The palace is a hedonistic mix of vividly painted terraces, decorative battlements and mythological statues, all of which stand at stark contrast to the lush greens of the forests that encircle Pena.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cabo da Roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalCabo da Roca is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal, continental Europe and the Eurasian land mass. Around 150 metres above the sea, here you can have a panoramic view over the Serra de Sintra and the coast, which makes it worth the visit.Historical records indicate that there was a fort on Cabo da Roca in the 17th century that played an important part in guarding the entrance to Lisbon’s harbour, forming a defensive line along the coast, especially during the Peninsular Wars. Today there are only traces, as well as the lighthouse which is still an important point for navigation.It lies within the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais and is one of the points of interest on the walking trails that can be followed here, along the coast.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Boca do Inferno, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe Boca do Inferno is an interesting cliff formation close to Cascais, which has been given an overly dramatic name of Hell’s Mouth. The ceaseless pounding of the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs chiselled out a small cave, which subsequently collapsed forming a small bay and natural arch.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cascais Marina, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalCascais is a delightful Portuguese fishing town, and is the Lisbon’s coastline most popular holiday destination. The town is situated on a beautiful coastline, and during the summer it is a bustling resort, with a buzzing holiday atmosphere.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Small-group tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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