Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais, 2 small villages within easy access of the city center, and located in an area of protected natural beauty.
Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to Sintra Hills, home to fairytale palaces and castles. Look inside Pena Palace, considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Enjoy a pleasant walk in the grounds, and admire views of Lisbon on the horizon from its balconies.
Next, explore the picture-postcard village of Sintra, stopping to taste the local pastries and shop for souvenirs. Continue to Cabo da Roca to stand at the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Drive down narrow roads far from the tourist crowds.
Travel along the coast road, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Tagus River. En route, stop at the fishing village of Cascais, transformed into a home for kings-in-exile and a site of espionage during World War II. Return to Lisbon along the magnificent Avenida Marginal, enjoying views of the Estoril Coast along the way.
- What Will You DoExplore the fairytale palaces and gardens of Sintra
Look inside the magical Pena Palace
Drive the narrow lanes of the Sintra Hills
Go to the westernmost point of mainland Europe: Cabo da Roca
Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais
Marvel at the windswept villages of the Estoril Coast
- What To ExpectExplore the romantic palaces, lush forests and gardens of Sintra on this must-do scenic day trip from Lisbon. Drive along the Atlantic Coast to Cabo da Roca, marvel at the breathtaking beaches of Cascais, and follow in the footsteps of poets, exiled kings and more.
Departure point: your centrally located Lisbon hotel
Departure time 9h30am (exact pickup time will be confirmed within 48h prior to the tour)
Duration 7 hours (approximately)
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
- What Is IncludedHotel pickup and drop-off
Around Lisbon expert guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Wi-Fi on board the minivan
Complimentary bottle of water
Entrance ticket to Pena Palace and Park
Accident and liability insurance
- What Is Not IncludedLunch
Food and Drinks not mentioned
Pena Palace Tram
Other extras not mentioned