Sintra And Cascais Private Tour Full Day - Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pickup in centrally located hotels, Lisbon Airport or Cruise Ship Terminal
    Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Po.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get out of the city and see Portugals charming smaller towns during this private full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra and tour its famous Pena Palace. Wander through the nearby Noorish Castle, Regaleira Palace, and Monserrate Palace before heading over the mountains to Cabo da roca. Stand on the westernmost point of the European mainland and visit Cascais and Estoril, two of Portugals most charming fishing villages.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Get picked up at your hotel in Lisbon by a private driver and set off for a full-day adventure through Portugals smaller towns. Enjoy a personalized tour without the burden of a group during this private experience.
From Lisbon, head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra and spend time exploring its city center. Visit the famous Pena Palace, and enjoy the views of the Moorish Castle, Regaleira Palace, and beautiful Monserrate Palace.
After Sintra, travel over the mountains to the coast to Cabo da roca, the westernmost point on the European mainland. From there its a short trip to Cascais, a coastal outpost for the Portuguese elite, and the charming fishing village of Estoril. On the way back to Lisbon, drive along a picturesque coastal road and see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Tagus River.



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle



All Monuments and Museums entry fees


Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira

Entry/Admission - Gold Compass

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Nov-2022

    This is my 2nd experience with Golden Compass and this company is definitely great to work with. I reached out to Carlos to help me out with a Tour to Sintra for a group of 8. He was very responsive and worked with our schedule. Our Tour Guide was Tiago - a Very Professional, Personable, Brilliant and Friendly young man who made sure that our Day in Sintra and Beyond was memorable and very enjoyable. Tho it rained throughout our tour, his enthusiasm did not dampen our spirits nor change any of the days plan. We were picked up promptly in our hotel in a comfortable Mercedes Van. His lunch recommendation was absolutely delicious! Plus our Gelato stop was yummy bonus. I would book future tours with Golden Compass - I highly recommend them!

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Amazing experience with Jose, the driver. A great professional and full of knowledge about local history, highlights to visit etc…. that he shared with all of us. Highly recommended to any other travellers

  • 16-Oct-2022

    We had a great trip… Good thing we knew to get to Sintra and the palace early. All roads to Caiscais were closed due to the Ironman passing through so Luigi had to improvise. Stopped at Cabo da Roca, an amazing pizza place (Portugal pizza not, New York) and and adorable fishing village. A very memorable day!

  • 15-Oct-2022

    The overall experience was memorable but the guide could have been much better. He was pleasant and knowledgeable, however he was seriously lacking in enthusiasm, energy, personality and general fun. We were greeted by him explaining to us how tired he was. NOT a good first impression. He was amicable to do what we wanted but lost us on two occasions. I was personally disappointed as this was a gift for my husband’s birthday.

  • 03-Sep-2022

    We thought this was a guided tour, but it wasn’t. We had a driver would made suggestions but didn’t explain and walk you around. Sergio was friendly and helpful, but we would have liked a guide guide. Not his fault, ours for misreading this tour. However, all in all a good time. Sergio expertly shuttled us back and forth telling us how long to spend at each site and making some gentle recommendations. Good trip and great transportation

  • 12-Jul-2022

    Passeio agradável. O condutor, Kevin, é bem preparado e atencioso, com ótimas indicações para aproveitar as atrações locais.

  • 14-Apr-2022

    Without a doubt, one of my favorite cities, Lisboa Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Andreu My name was mentioned on the board and I felt welcome and such a friendly atmosphere I had a excellent services Andreu is a extremely good,very professional and the tours Porto, Cintra and Fatima was so amazing Andreu is very knowledgeable and his services is 5 starts I enjoy his services and his personality and highth motivated guide. I truly appreciate the services that I feel special All Andreu, who does a great job He is a true sample of excellent tour guide Many thank you again I recommended Andreu to everyone

  • 27-Dec-2021

    Had a great full day in Sintra and Cascais. We did not know how long it would take at each place and so for the palace and Sintra city we only had 30 minutes at each place. So then we ended up with over 1hr at Cascais. Wish I had a better idea of how long things would take cause I would have probably spent more time at Sintra then Cascais. However that was not the tour guide, Rui’s fault. Rui kept saying the day is for us to decide how to spend. He is very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about the history of the area. Great way to see both Sintra and Cascais if short on time, however if you have more time I would say do more time in Sintra as I wish we were able to go to the park.

  • 17-Dec-2021

    As a well-seasoned traveller, I have done countless tours, including private, small group (under 20 passengers) and large coach (40 passengers) tours. During this pandemic, I resorted to book all private tours (for obvious reasons) on our trip to Portugal. Our tours to Porto with VanGo, (with guide, Susana); a Tuk Tuk tour of Lisbon with Sardinha Do Bairro (with upbeat and humorous guide, Nuno); and a tour to the Algarve with Local in Lisbon (and guide Eddy); were all delightful and memorable. The worst tour was with the company called Gold Compass Chauffeur and Tourism. By comparison to other tour companies, this one uses the term “Tourism” very loosely, and perhaps should use quotation marks around the word. By my definition, this is no more than a chauffeur service. Maybe it was the guide we had that spoiled it for me, since I read reviews about other guides from the same company who did a wonderful job. Our guide took us to Pena Palace, dropped us off at the gate, pointed to the shuttle bus, and left. In all fairness, he did give a little background history, albeit nothing that we haven’t read on the internet. At Sintra and Cascais, he dropped us off at a certain intersection, pointed out what’s right and left, and took off “because he had to be with his car”. Is that the Company’s definition of “tourism”? Again, I’m not sure if those are the Company’s guidelines. Apart from a little (internet quality) history, this guide, a self-professed poet,spent his time talking about HBO documentaries, like the 100-foot Wave, in Nazare…( not part of our itinerary), and how he is a movie buff and what movies he saw. Everything irrelevant and, in my opinion, inappropriate. But what really shocked me was how he called my daughter on her cell phone after we came back to our home country!!! “To chat”, he said, in a video call in his apartment with his cat on his lap! In all my years of travelling, I can certainly recognize service providers who go above and beyond, to accommodate their clients’ needs, but I can also tell when my personal space is invaded, and in my opinion, this guide has crossed my comfort zone. Suffice to say I was appalled, and all kinds of red flags are raised. I will let other travellers judge for themselves.

  • 25-Oct-2021

    Our day trip was just fantastic and our driver Nuno Maia was very friendly and competent. Due to a local event a part a the day trip to Cascais was not possible. With high flexibility and enthusiasm Nuno took us to other places of interest. We enjoyed every moment of the trip and learned many things about this beautiful area of Portugal.

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