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There’s plenty of post-beach life in the European Youth Capital 2018, too, with winding lanes leading to small museums, cool gardens, a shiny marina and a pedestrianised old town dotted with designer boutiques and alfresco fish restaurants. After dark, lively bars fuel the party. There's also great surfing at Praia do Guincho, 9km northwest, and running or cycling along the shoreline path.


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Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Tour with Pena Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalStart your tour with the journey to Sintra. Visit Pena Park, where you will be amazed by the variety of trails, trees and other plants. Next, feel like Portuguese royalty as you enter the romantic Pena National Palace at the top of Sintra Mountain. See the Great Triton, the guardian of the palace, inspired by Manueline art. Inside the palace, admire the attention to detail in the bedrooms of the king and queen and the Arab Room. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalLeave the palace and follow your guide to the historical center of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to explore the town, to visit Sintra National Palace (where the Portuguese royalty of the 15th and 16th centuries used to spend the summer months) or have some lunch (own expense). For dessert, try a travesseiro or a queijada, two delicious local pastries. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Cabo da Roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalNext, admire the landscape of Sintra Natural Park on the way to the next stop. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the cliffs of Roca Cape (Cabo da Roca), the westernmost point of Europe.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Guincho Beach, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalPass by the surfer's paradise of Guincho Beach.Pass By: Boca do Inferno, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalPass the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno), before stopping to stretch your legs along Cascais’ bay. Stop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalWander around the center of Cascais, a former fishing village and today a popular holiday spot. Follow your guide through narrow alleyways and see the traditional Portuguese white houses or enjoy some time relaxing at the beach.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Casino Estoril, Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalOn the drive back to Lisbon where your tour concludes, soak up the scenic views along the Atlantic coast and in the town of Estoril.

$67.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalWe 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 minutesStop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalSintra 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 hourPass By: Regional de Colares WineryColares 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, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalPraia 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, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalWe 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 minutesStop At: Cabo da Roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalWe 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 minutesPass By: Guincho Beach, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe 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, Lisbon District, Central PortugalCascais 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 hourPass By: Casino EstorilEstoril is 2 km away from Cascais and it becomes the Portuguese Riviera, a popular destination for rich Portuguese and non-Portuguese families. Were we’ll find hotels, villas and a casino. Estoril was the place where Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond got inspired to wrote Casino Royale, because there were many spies and exiles staying here.

$57.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Sintra Full Day Small-Group Tour: Let the Fairy Tale Begin

Start your day at the Sintra Historical Center, with an introduction to this world heritage site. Wander the villa’s medieval streets, and feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. Enjoy free time visiting the Village of Sintra and Sintra National Palace, once home of Portugal’s kings.Continue onto Pena Palace, where you can explore the palace and its gardens. Enjoy a stunning view over the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra National Park, one of Portugal’s seven wonders and one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism. Travel through the park, glimpsing its rare fauna, distinctive trees, Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, and chalets.Next, stop into the famously mystic Quinta da Regaleira palace (optional). Discover its exotic gardens, masonic architecture, and the initiatory well and caves. Explore the grounds, which include not only lush gardens, but lakes, caves, and enigmatic constructions that draw upon alchemy, Masonry, Templars, and Rose-cross. Conclude your day by journeying to Continental Europe’s westernmost point, Roca Cape, and visiting the renowned beaches at Guincho. Embrace the Atlantic Coast, then enjoy free time in Cascais, once home to the royal family. Finish your tour back at your starting point.

$44.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Excellent Small-Group Tour to Sintra, Pena Palace, Queluz Palace and Cascais

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalA Beautiful, Fantastic, Fairytale Palace from 1840. The Last Residence of the Portuguese Royal Family in SintraDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: National Palace of Queluz, Queluz, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal«The Portuguese Versailles», A Beautiful Palace Summer residence of the Portuguese Royal Family from the 17th CenturyDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sintra National Palace, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalAmazing Village in the Heart of the Mountain. A World heritage site that you will not want to miss! «The last Eden on Earth» according to the English poet Lord ByronDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Cabo da Roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe most western point in the European continent. With fantastic views over the Atlantic OceanDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalA Luxurious and beautiful resort on the Atlantic Ocean(Cascais), Home for many Royal Families during the 20th century. See Also the the biggest Casino in Europe (Estoril)Duration: 1 hour

$56.68 Private & Custom Tours

Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Itinerary - Pena Palace and Park You will be picked up at your Lisbon hotel towards the fairy tale Pena Palace and Park. Driven through Sintra's forested hillsides, you will learn how, in the 19th-century, the town became the first center of the European Romanticism architecture. At the top of the Sintra hills, where the Pena Palace and Park is located, your guide will escort you - choose between a guided tour only to the palace architecture or visit also the inside (different entrance tickets - own expense) . - Sintra Old Town Then you head to Sintra. Explore the Old Town by browsing the village handicraft shops, taste some local delicacies like the “Travesseiros” or “Queijadas”, or just soak up the old world atmosphere at a local café. - Cabo da Roca (Cape of Rock) Breathtaking views await at Cabo da Roca, a cliffside point overlooking the Atlantic Ocean which is the westernmost tip of Europe. - Cascais – Bay and Beach At the charming seaside town of Cascais, a summer playground on the Portuguese Riviera, you will have free time to have lunch (own expense), stroll around the bay or go for a swim at the local beach. Don't miss the best ice-cream of Portugal, 100% natural, at the iconic Santini! - Estoril coast return to Lisbon Your Sintra and Cascais private tour ends at Lisbon after a drive along the Estoril Coast.

$113.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Tour from Lisbon

Only 20 minutes from Lisbon, this is the best private tour to discover Sintra, one of the most romantic villages considered as Unesco World Heritage, Cascais and Estoril. You will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Pena National Palace (entrance fees not included), built on the ruins of an old monastery (16th century). You will also be passing by many other beautiful palaces and castle, which can also be visited if you wish, if not, you will enjoy free time to explore and visit the historical village and take some pictures on all locations.The stop for lunch will take place in Sintra or a nearby location like Praia Grande, Praia da Adraga or Azenhas do Mar (as per your preference). The tour continues to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. Down the hill, you will pass by Guincho Beach one of the best beaches near Lisbon and visit Cascais, enjoying some free time in Cascais bay. Towards the end of the tour, on the return, you will be passing by Estoril.