Sintra, Pena Palace And Cascais Half-Day Trip From Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Pç. Comércio, 1100-148 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Enjoy a half-day trip from Lisbon to Sintra to see one of Portugals most popular attractions, the massive, gorgeous Pena Palace (Palcio da Pena), perfectly located on top of a hill. You will enjoy a guided tour of the palace and learn interesting facts about Portuguese history. Then visit Cabo da roca (March to October only), the westernmost point in mainland Europe, and pass in Cascais, a beautiful little town full of beaches.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

From Lisbon, head west to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and so-called fairytale town due to its hills, palaces and villas.

Your guide will lead you on a 1,5-hour tour through the famous Pena Palace (Palcio da Pena), a whimsical Romanticist palace that dates back to the 1840s and was a monastery and summer residence of Portuguese kings and queens. Admire the Victorian and Edwardian furniture and the beautiful, detailed decor. See the majestic ballroom and imagine the aristocrats who once danced there in grand dresses and suits. Sneak a peek in the Arab Room, where tremendous paintings cover the walls and ceiling. Then take a walk through the Pena Park and enjoy the royal air while you see the huge variety of trees and exotic plants.

You'll have 30 minutes of free time in Sintra. Spend them by either visiting the Sintra National Palace (Palcio da Vila) or enjoying a cup of good coffee with typical pastries such as travesseiros or queijadas de Sintra.

Continue your tour to Cabo da roca (March to October only), a dramatic cliff famous for being Europe's westernmost point. Enjoy the 20-minute break and take pictures of the beautiful landscape and the capes small lighthouse.

Your last 10-minute stop is Cascais, a former fishing village and preferred resort for European royals in the early 20th century. Stroll along one of the small beaches before heading back to Lisbon.

Inclusions

Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum age is 4 years

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Oct-2018

    Too many people it was quite confusing some of them were lost and we had to wait for a couple of hours for them but the guide was great !

  • 03-Oct-2018

    I really enjoyed this tour. The scenery on the way to Pena Palace was beautiful. The tour guide did a good job informing everyone of its history, inside and out. My only criticism is she was talking to the us in three different languages, which had to be difficult. So she had to cram in a lot of information each time. I realize that Viator does this in order to fill the bus, so to speak, and make more profit. However, at times the different languages running one after the other, was confusing and left little time for visitors to ask questions because the guide was rattling off so much information in a short amount of time. You had to pay very close attention or you would miss her comments.

  • 03-Oct-2018

    The tour guide was ok, but as she was speaking in three languages (at least...) in row - the information was really limited to necessary one, I would like to say - even not enought information. Dedicated time at Caba da Roca (20 min) is too short.

  • 18-Sep-2018

    Great trip to a wonderful palace. Cascais seemed to be an after thought when I mentioned we were to go there.

  • 24-Apr-2018

    We were taken to Sintra in a big tour bus that left from Praça do Comércio in Lisbon. The company requires the ticket bar code supplied by VIATOR, so please make sure to bring it with you we had a minor set back with this. The Pena Palace is at the top of a very high hill and is quite charming. After visiting the palace, you have time to walk around town and have a coffee or maybe some ginjha at your expense. We left Sintra and headed to Cabo da Roca, but the weather did not permit to walk around. Cascais was our last stop, not more than 10 minutes, to stretch your legs and enjoy the view. The tour ends in Praça do Comércio.

  • 19-Feb-2018

    The length of the tour was fine to see briefly some of the top attractions , the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend this tour for short time visitors.

  • 18-Feb-2018

    Our tour guide was amazing my husband left his expensive camera in Sintra, and our tour guide went with him and made sure we got it back. We really appreciated that!

  • 30-Jan-2018

    It was very impressive, the use of time was so good and we got to see and experience a lot. We will take Viator again

  • 30-Jan-2018

    Highly recommended and our tour guide Anna was very knowledgeable, this is a great short trip half day tour if you don,t have too much time, Love it!

  • 26-Nov-2017

    Loved it! Beautiful places and sights. Being a half day tour it was a little rushed but a wonderful experience nonetheless.

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