Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

Day Trips & Excursions in Sintra

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Explore Sintra and Cascais on a 8-hour group tour from Lisbon, limited to a max of 8 people and only in English. You’ll visit the unique and surprising Pena Palace in Sintra that really looks as a fairy-tail and the charming village Sintra. here you’ll have the chance to taste the delicious and famous pastries - travesseiros (pillows) and the Sintra cheesecakes. In the afternoon Azenhas do Mar will take your breath away! A formers fishing town it’s one of the most picturesque small seaside villages. Then you’ll visit the westernmost point of continental Europe - Cabo da Roca - once consider the end of the world. Your last stop will be in Cascais, a lovely beach town where you can stroll around. The return to Lisbon will be made along the coastline where you´ll enjoy astonishing sea views.
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.

What’s included

  • Park and Palace of Pena entrance fee (14€ per person)
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Maximum 8 people
  • Escape long lines
  • Local guide and driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small-group tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide
  • Family friendly
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