Genuine Sintra, Cascais, Estoril & Roca Cape Day Tour - Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Between 8am - 9:45am, depending on your hotel location
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up included at your hotel/hostel/apartment in Lisbon, Cascais or Estoril.
    Airports
    Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portuga.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your accommodation in Lisbon, Cascais or Estoril
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a guided day-tour to the breathtaking Sintra village, Cabo da roca, Cascais and Estoril.
An unforgettable and must do tour while in Lisbon
Lose yourself in the rich cultural history of Sintra and Cascais on an enriching full-day tour from Lisbon. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the majestic Palcio da Pena, a fairytale castle considered an architectural wonder, and then enjoy some relaxed free time in the historical center of Sintra Village. Admire the spectacular scenery of the Sintra-Cascais National Park on the way to Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point of central Europe, and then stroll the cobbled streets of Cascais village.
Everything you will see will be with a genuine charming guide that will show you amazing spots and help you learn history on the way. Memorable day guaranteed!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Small-group tour

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Visit to the "Palcio da Pena" (Pena Palace) - considered as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
It stands on the top of a huge cliff at 500m of altitude in the Sintra mountains and displays a wide variety of architectural styles. It was built in the 19th century by D. Fernando II, on the ruins of an old convent. In addition to the majestic interior, the castle park features plants and trees from various parts of the world as well as unusual paths and stone benches. It has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Visit Sintra Village Historical Center with free time to taste the traditional "Travesseiros de Sintra"
The Historical Village of Sintra is one of the most known and romantic Portuguese villages. Due to its palaces, woods and the fog typical of its mountains, Sintra has become a magical place with countless legends to tell. You will have free time to see this beautiful village and also the small and charming traditional shops, antique shops, restaurants and historic cafes but above all the landscape that has already inspired countless artists, writers and kings.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Optional visit to the Palcio Nacional (National Palace) of Sintra or Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta da Regaleira, with its palace and many places of charm and mystery is one of the most sought after places in Sintra. It is about four hectares of land, where buildings arise amidst diverse trees and beautiful gardens and what awakens an atmosphere of mystery and secrecy are all the symbolisms that are scattered throughout all buildings. One of the great attractions is the Initiation Well, also called "inverted tower". It has a spiral staircase with 27 meters of depth that represents the axis mundi - axis that connects the Earth and the Sky.
The National Palace of Sintra is Portugal's best preserved medieval royal palace and was a favorite of the Portuguese nobility, dating back to the 8th century, time of the Moors until the end of the XIX century. It is situated in the heart of the village and has become a symbol of Sintra with its cone-shaped chimneys.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cabo da Roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais until we reach Cabo da Roca (Roca Cape).
We will pass through the wonderful Sintra National Park until arriving at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of continental Europe that was mentioned by our acclaimed Lus de Cames as the place "Where the earth ends and the sea begins." It is a place of natural beauty, with imposing cliffs of 150 meters high. A few centuries ago, there was a fort that played an important role in the defense of Lisbon and the third oldest lighthouse on the Portuguese coast is still here in operation. Here the landscape is breathtaking and an absolute bliss for photography lovers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Here you'll have free time to see Cascais Village.
Cascais is an old fishing village that since the nineteenth century has developed a lot, but in the twentieth century it became the well-known village that is nowadays and many nicknamed the Portuguese Riviera.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Boca do Inferno, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Here you'll have free time to see Boca do Inferno.
You can admire the beautiful marina and also Boca do Inferno, a much sought after and appreciated place where the force of the sea has created cavities in the limestone, thus creating a natural bridge formed in the stones.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Casino Estoril, Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Panoramic view over Casino Estoril.
Estoril has one of the most beautiful leisure areas by the sea with fine sand beaches and crystal clear water. Along the coast we find besides an extensive beach, Casino Estoril, the largest casino in Europe but also where the famous secret agent, James Bond, was conceived. Portugal was a neutral country in the 2nd World War, which attracted people from the spy networks on both sides of the coin. This made Estoril a veritable nest of war spies. It was at this time, that Ian Fleming stayed at the Hotel Palcio de Estoril and spent his time at the Casino, where he met the Morse code, lived with spies in the bars and took Martini with them. In this way, he had the main references to create James Bond, who is also always accompanied by his Martini on the scene.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

Certified, genuine and local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Small group ensures personal service (maximum 8 people)

Pick up and Drop off to your accommodation

Skip-the-line on Monuments

Exclusions

Entrance fees in monuments (when they are not free)

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Apr-2018

    We had a wonderful day in Sintra! Our guide was very knowledgeable and very nice. He added in a tour of the gardens at Pena Palace, which has one of the highlights of the trip. It was clear he knew the ins-and-outs of the route and the sites, often pointing out additional things along the way. He made a huge effort to ensure the the bilingual tour treated everyone equally and we all received the same information. We had plenty of time at all of the sites, so we got to see everything we wanted. The only negative for the trip was that the phone number on the Viator voucher is no longer active, so we were unable to confirm our pick up time.

  • 26-Jan-2018

    They never showed up!

  • 19-Nov-2017

    This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Carlos picked us up right on time, and we had the car to ourselves. He was very patient and entertaining with my children, ages 9 and 10, and he was incredibly knowledgeable both about Lisbon and Sintra, as well as the coastline.
    We first drove through Sintra to the Pena Palace, where we explored the palace and gardens. Carlos picked us back up, and we had lunch in town, where he recommended. The food was very good, and the people at the restaurant very friendly. We then walked around Sintra a little and had the local pastels. Then we headed on to see the Quinta da Regalaira and after that the gardens and palace of Monserrate. Both were beautiful. I'd have a hard time picking my favorite of the palaces and gardens we saw on our tour. They are very different and all worth a visit.
    We then drove on to the coast to visit the Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. We had time to explore and take pictures, then we made our way home via the scenic route along the coast, passing through the town of Cascais. It was dark already and we were tired, so we did not want to get out and explore here, but it looks like a very charming coast/beach town to come back to.
    We had a great time, I highly recommend this tour, especially if you are as lucky as we are to have Carlos as your guide and driver.

  • 08-Jan-2017

    WE had a fantastic day our guide Richardo was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and very relaxed. We saw so much and would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Lisbon. Martin and Jackie Byrne

  • 24-Sep-2016

    The trip was extremely disappointing. It started off bad and went down hill. The tour guide was late and arrived in an open backed jeep with two benches... He apologised saying that although we were the first to be picked up 15minutes late and were scheduled to be the last, we would try and get the other 2 couples before they gave up waiting! The benches were barely adequate for seating 2 people per side let alone 3! As we drove through the city it became extremely apparent that this was not going to be a comfortable nor a warm drive to Sintra. Sintra itself left much to be desired as the Palace was devoid of any furnishing or context and the gaudy colours and turrets made it look a poor imitation of Disney's castle. The Morrish castle was only given a 15 minute access to the outside but being a ruin would have been time better spent touring. We went to the end of Europe and to Cais Cais for a quick pit stop. The ride back to Lisbon at sunset on the highway in an open jeep freezing was not something I wish to try ever again. I find it extremely hard to believe that anyone would have thought that this was an appropriate means of transporting 6 adults at almost 100 per person. A total disappointment.

  • 19-Jun-2016

    Rod was the best he put up with 5 crazy American ladies without missing a beat. He was flexible, and thought quickly on his feet when we encountered travel issues. The restaurant he recommend for lunch was terrific. We had a blast and could not have been more pleased.

  • 10-Dec-2015

    We had a wonderful experience touring with Ricardo. He was very knowledgable and it was a full day of seeing wonderful palaces and the beautiful natural wonders of the country. We would highly recommend this tour.