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Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

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You can visit two of Portugal's most charming towns on a day trip from Lisbon that goes beyond the city to explore the Sintra Mountains, a place notoriously difficult to reach independently. You'll tour Sintra's Pena National Palace and the town's UNESCO-listed historic center, and than travel to the Atlantic coast to see Cascais and Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe.
  • Experience Portugal outside of the capital city
  • Visit a Romantic palace in a UNESCO-listed mountain village
  • Travel between coastal cliffs and sand beaches with ease
  • Walk through the ocean community of Cascais
  • See a broad range of landscapes and architectural styles
What to Expect
Meet a driver at a central location in Lisbon, and then travel into the Sintra Mountains in a climate-controlled minivan. The first stop of the day is Sintra's Pena National Palace, whose fascinating history starts in the Middle Ages, then you'll have free time to stroll through the heart of the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pause to taste travesseiros (a beloved local sweet that's stuffed with almonds), and meet back up for the trip to the Atlantic Ocean, passing the pretty towns of Colares and Azenhas do Mar. Pause at Cabo da Roca, and then visit Cascais, a fishing village turned elegant seaside escape. Before the return to to Lisbon, you'll stop by a famed gelato shop that's among the best in the country. Your tour ends at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Av. da Liberdade 9, 1250-149 Lisboa, Portugal
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Park and Palace of Pena entrance fee (14€ per person)
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Maximum 8 people
  • Escape long lines
  • Local guide and driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My Mom and I did this tour in October with Rui. He was simply amazing! I will never forget our group too. Started out as strangers and became friends. Rui answered all our questions and I think knew everything. He was very patient with our one traveler who seemed to always be a
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even with bad weather, the tour was amazing. Got to see 4 places (Sintra, Cascais, the furthest west point in continental Europe, and another Atlantic Ocean view stop). It rained off and on, but Cat had umbrellas for us all and was even willing to carry them when we did not
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Weather wasn't great but still had a fun day out. Went to the most westerly point on mainland europe but couldn't see it because of the fog!! but we just laughed and went on. 4 of us skipped climbing down the well but had a good lunch instead.
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We really enjoyed the day. Rita was amazing - knowledgeable, engaging and able to relate very well to all in our group - from 5 to mid 60’s in age and from Australia, USA, South Korea and the Philippines. Her enthusiasm and humour were appreciated and she was an excellent
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Enjoyed seeing Sintra .....most of the information the guide tried to share was while she was driving the van. Sintra ......dropped off in front of the Palace......given 45 mins to walk around see the Palace on your own or shop.. Cascais ... consisted of being. dropped off go
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Response from Nuno L, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Shirley, thank you for your feedback. We were disappointed about what you said because it seems as this tour was not a good experience for you and that's the most important thing for us. However, we think your description doesn't make a fair portrait of our trips. We stay with our guests for 2 hours at the Pena Palace, exploring the garden, the terraces, the views, the stories, the history, etc. At our stop on the Atlantic coast, we also stay with our guests. At the village of Sintra, we park the van and we walk together to the center of Sintra. We usually spend about 20/25 minutes introducing Sintra and telling what to do and only then, we give people 40/45 min. to explore Sintra by themselves. Sintra it's a small pedestrian village and people have different motivations, some of them have a snack, take pictures, visit the church, do some shopping, go to the bathroom, etc., so free time is important. In Cascais, we stop for only 1h30 to lunch/snack/relax, and we always suggest what to do and where to lunch. In conclusion, we like a lot what we do and we are very committed to our guests, so we have never abandoned them. Our tours are very personal and they are a combination of places where we spend time with our guests, guided visits and some free time. Anyway, we will think about how we could make a more enjoyable trip taking into account everything you said. You're always welcome. All the best...
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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