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Sintra Small-Group Tour from Lisbon with Cabo da Roca and Cascais

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    Start the day with 9am pickup at your centrally-located Lisbon hotel, then begin the 18-mile (29-km.) trip to Sintra in a climate-controlled minivan, following Marginal Avenue for sweeping views of the Tagus River and Atlantic Ocean. Leave the 25 de Abril Bridge behind as you parallel the railway line, passing white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses, and old mansions.
    As you drive along the Portuguese Riviera, snap photos of the Casino Estoril, Europe’s largest casino, then pause to stretch your legs in Cascais, a fishing village turned chic holiday destination. Explore narrow alleys and glimpse traditional Portuguese white houses, or simply find a spot to relax by the beach.
    Continue to picture-perfect Cabo da Roca, continental Europe’s westernmost point, and spot some of the surfers at Guincho, one of the region’s most famous beaches.
    Upon arrival in Sintra, explore the historic center then head to the romantic Quinta da Regaleira estate for a guided tour of the palace, lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and buildings with mysterious links to the Freemasons and the Knights Templar.
    Head to the top of Serra de Sintra to visit the Park and National Palace of Pena (entrance not included). Admire the fairytale example of architectural Romanticism that blends several styles, including Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic, and Neo-Renaissance. The tour includes a delicious traditional pastry, such as an egg-filled pastry travesseiro or the tart-like queijada, a final sweet treat before the trip back to Lisbon and drop-off at the Lisbon city center.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Booked this trip quite quickly when I was busy preparing for my trip as Sintra and Cabo da Roca kept being mentioned - and I definitely don't regret it! With the tour, you see so many places all in one day that would have been...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The tour was very good. I enjoyed starting early as I do not enjoy crowds. As the day wore on, too many people. but that is part of Portugal in the summer. The guide knew a lot of history and eager to share. Lunch stop...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We picked out CoolTours via TA, and our guide, Fabio, certainly made the experience a memorable one with his humour and easygoing personality! will recommend the tour which is not overly packed and you get a good flavour of Sintra, Cascais and the Pena Palace....More

    Thank Cpwee
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    What a fantastic tour ! Small group tours are the way to do it even with the little added expense and cooltours I highly recommend ! Our guide was phenomenal ! We had the best time ! We saw and really experienced some of the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Susan P
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This is a must do day trip if you’re coming to Lisbon, we had such a great day and learned so many new thing about these beautiful places. Our guide was also amazing giving us lots of time to explore as well as telling us...More

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    Shelby B
    9 August 2019|
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    Response from Travel01089 | Reviewed this property |
    5pm..there was two drop off spots. Pickup was at hotel but drop off was downtown.
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    Rinckee
    2 August 2019|
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    I believe it is fairly easy to get tickets to tour the palace, but we were told if there is a large crowd at the palace you will spend a lot of time in the line/queue waiting to get in the palace and it will be slow moving... More
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    amotsko
    23 July 2019|
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    Response from Travel01089 | Reviewed this property |
    Correct we had about a hour and a half to walk around and eat lunch which seemed to be sufficient.
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