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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital city, Sintra is a magical place where man and nature exist in perfect harmony. Discover secret caves and trails at Pena Park, admire the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park and the cliffs of Roca Cape, and visit the whimsical Pena National Palace. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Cascais Beach. Walk around Cascais town and bay.
  • Relax during a hassle-free day trip to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon 
  • Avoid the stress of renting a car and travel between landmarks with ease
  • Enjoy a mix of guided tours and free time in Sintra and at Pena National Palace
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight people
What to Expect
This guided tour begins in central Lisbon. Greet your guide and board an air-conditioned minivan destined for Sintra. Your first stop is Pena National Palace, where you can explore the neighboring Pena Park and take a guided tour of the colorful palace. After ample time to photograph the UNESCO World Heritage Site, take advantage of free time to wander the historic center of Sintra and purchase lunch (own expense). Once you’ve reconvened with your guide, return to the coach and travel past Quinta da Regaleira and the Palace of Monserrate. Stop at the cliffside lookout point of Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point, and pay a brief visit the Hell’s Mouth (Boca da Inferno) and Cascais, a charming seaside resort. Here you can enjoy some time to stroll along the beach. Your tour concludes at your original departure point in Lisbon.
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Departure Point
Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon, Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-144 Lisboa, Portugal
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Entrance ticket to Pena Palace & Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Guided visit inside monuments and buildings
  • Entrance ticket to Sintra National Palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Duration of stop at Cascais Beach depends on weather conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infant / child seats are mandatory for children aged 0-11. These are available on request if child age is advised at time of booking.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Guide Luno, was excellent . Well informed, enthusiastic and polite and considerate. Setting a word limit is a disincentive to completion

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gillian H
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These places are just lovely and a must see if you are in and around Lisbon and have the time. Our guide was very good and really helpful we have a lovely day.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MikeyPin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the day tour with my mother and absolutely loved our time in Sintra and Cascais. Nice small group size and the tour guide João was excellent! He was very knowledgeable about the tour and gave us lunch recommendations which were absolutely fabulous. We did...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nicolewY6335QE
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must visit when in Lisbon. Had more than enough time for both places. Ricardo excellent guide. Other guides on same trip also very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Grate place very beautiful. Everyone has to visit Sintra. You don’t have to pay to get in the castle. You can pay only for outside but you have to ask for this before you pay.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gpriparee
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Hi - our trip included the interior of the palace - there are a lot of trips offered. Check through the itineraries to see what is offered. Enjoy your visit!
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