Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip To Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

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Explore a spectacular patch of Atlantic coast, including the picturesque areas around Sintra, Cascais and Estoril, on this private full-day shore excursion from Lisbon. With a dedicated personal guide, depart from your Lisbon port and travel along the scenic seaside road to the north of Lisbon. Discover the historical charms of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra, stopping for a closer look at the striking Hells Mouth (Boca do Inferno) cliff formation, Guincho Beach, and Sintras dramatic mountaintop monuments: Pena National Palace and the Castle of the Moors.


  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Once you arrive in port, meet your very own private guide and set off in your private air-conditioned vehicle. Be whisked off to the beautiful region of Sintra, located to the north of Lisbon.

Explore the rugged coastal landscapes that surround Sintra. Follow your guide around the Castle of the Moors, the grandiose ruins of an old medieval fortress that sit strategically atop a hillside amid lush woodlands. Then, pay a visit to Pena National Palace, which is also located in the lushly forested hills of Sintra. This colorful and eclectic structure was built as a summer residence for King Fernando II in the 19th century.

Break to dine on fresh fish at a seaside restaurant (own expense) before traveling south along the coast to Cascais, a charming port town once frequented by royals and aristocracy. After checking out its historical lighthouse and harbor, move on to Cape Roca, located at the western tip of continental Europe.

Experience more amazing sea views at the Hells Mouth cliff formation, which was formed by the powerful crash of the incoming Atlantic waves. Stop to see Guincho Beach, a favorite spot for surfers and windsurfers.

Drive further along the coast, passing numerous stretches of stunning beach and the glamorous Estoril Casino. Then, enjoy a comfortable ride as you are transferred back to the port in time to catch your ship.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Lisbon port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip To Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee,

Exclusions for Lisbon Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip To Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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3 Traveler Reviews

  • We had a truly spectacular day with our guide, Joel, exploring the area of magical Sintra on the first of our two-day port stop in Lisbon on our cruise. Six of us traveled together in a roomy mini-van at lesser cost than the excursion to Sintra offered by our ship and had a far more personal and comfortable experience than the usual ship excursions can offer in their 30-plus group tours. We visited the colorful and lovely Pena Palace, shopped a little in the town's quaint main square, visited a truly fantastic seaside restaurant, braved the winds at Cabo da Roca -- the westernmost point of Europe -- and returned to our ship at the end of a long and satisfying tour via the twin towns of Cascais and Estoril. There are areas of Sintra literally inaccessible by the large tourist buses provided by the cruise lines for their excursions, and so a private Viator day trip is absolutely the best way to really experience this spectacular area outside Lisbon, with its palaces, gardens, castle, fabulous vistas, windswept cliffs and superb food. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Although Sophia, our guide, was a very nice young woman, the vehicle she was driving was not. Yes, it was a Mercedes 8 passenger and there were only 4 of us, but the van was a manual transmission and kept stalling, which is dangerous on the twisting, winding roads climbing into the hills. This was not a fully guided tour and she did try to provide some commentary, but with no microphone, only the front seat passenger could hear her. Her employer should provide her with better tools. Unfortunately, this detracted from the overall experience. The sights themselves were great. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Palace of Pena was charming, as was Cascais, where Sophia arranged for us to have a typical Portugese lunch at a lovely, oceanfront restaurant. She did her best, but this tour operator needs improvement.

  • Sofia was a lovely young woman and she tried very hard to provide an excellent experience. Unfortunately the tour company she worked for did not provide her with the tools necessary. The one year old Mercedes 8 passenger van had almost 100,000 km and was in need of maintenance. The transmission stick was in need of repair and safety was a serious concern for our group. While Sofia was a driver and we did not expect a fully guided tour, she did try to provide some information which has always been our experience even with driver only tours. Unfortunately, only the people in the front seats with her, could hear anything. No microphone and the transmission made too much noise. Very disappointing that you should use a provider of this poor quality.

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