Let the fairytale begin on this Sintra full-day tour. Stroll through Sintra’s storybook medieval streets. Visit the Village of Sintra, Sintra National Palace, and Pena Palace and gardens. Take in the panoramic view over Sintra National Park and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Quinta da Regaleira (ticket at own expense), famous for its Masonic architecture, well, caves, and exotic gardens. Travel to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Embrace the Atlantic Coast, stop into Cascais, once the seat of the European aristocracy.
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.