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The Wonders of Sintra Tour

Beautiful and verdant landscape, romantic and mystical environment, charming buildings and mountain range. These are some of the wonders that you will discover on the The Wonders of Sintra Tour. Starting at the medieval village of Sintra, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the many palaces built in the 19th century by the Portuguese royal family. It is also there that you can taste the traditional pastry made in the village: the famous “Queijadas” and “Travesseiros”. During the afternoon you will go through Sintra’s Natural Park to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe. On your drive back to Lisbon, we will take the coastal road passing by the Guincho beach, Cascais and Estoril.

Sightseeing tours Sightseeing private tour
Duration 8 hours
Start and finish Starting and finishing in Lisbon
Number of people 2 or more people

Regional features

  • World Heritage site
  • Majestic and romantic atmosphere
  • Charming region
  • Amazing landscapes, mountains, beaches (Atlantic Ocean)
  • Unique and delicious local pastry: “Queijadas” and “Travesseiros”
  • Recognized for its wines

About this tour

Private

Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Tailor-made

The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’. Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according your preferences and tour length.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot

Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.

Our Premium Tours guarantee

Our guide/driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historic context. Since our guide is also the driver, and in order to provide you great tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments. Find out why.

Tour highlights

Sintra Village

A charming village located in a Natural Park with castles and grand mansions used as summer houses for the Portuguese royalty. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and due to its natural beauty and unique atmosphere Sintra is the most visited village in Portugal.

Local products and handicrafts

While walking through the historical center, you’ll find yourself surrounded by old houses that have been converted into small shops and bakeries, selling local products, regional pastries and handicrafts.

Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

The Park is located on the western side of the municipality and it holds more than 200 species of vertebrates: 33 mammal species, more than 160 bird species, 12 amphibian species, 20 reptilian species and 9 freshwater fish species. The Sintra Mountains are its dominant element.

Pena Palace

An astonishing fairytale palace located on one of the highest peaks of the Sintra Mountains. Pena Palace was built in the 19th Century by King consort Ferdinand II of Portugal. He turned a 16th Century monastery ruins into one of the most eclectic palaces in Europe by blending different types of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements to it. Around the palace he created a park where he planted different exotic species of trees from all over the world.

‘Cabo da Roca’

Considered the most western point of mainland Europe, it’s located on a cliff with more than 140 meters of height offering you breathtaking views.

Guincho beach

With limpid and crystalline water, Guincho beach is considered one of the largest beaches in the country and is also sought after by Surfers, Windsurfers and Kite surfers, A lot of world championships are held at Guincho Beach. This beach was famously featured in the pre-titles sequence of the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.

Cascais

Cascais is a former fishing village, which has been able to maintain traditions through the centuries, by combining them with the aristocratic life. Having a bay as the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean Cascais is one of the most charming Portuguese villages. It combines the blue from the Atlantic Ocean with the verdant Sintra Mountain Range and the result is a unique landscape.

‘Marginal’ road

Road along the Atlantic Ocean and Tagus River, with white sand beaches and magnificent forts of the seventeenth century.

Estoril

Frequented by elites and celebrities, its charm is undeniable. Estoril has an enviable coastline, dream beaches, luxury hotels and an iconic casino.

Optional experiences and visits

Sintra National Palace

Considered the oldest palace in Sintra and one of the most popular monuments due to its iconic double chimneys. It has been remodeled by several kings over the centuries and therefore has medieval, gothic, Manueline, Renaissance and romantic architectural features.

Palace of Monserrate

The Palace of Monserrate is an example of 19th century eclecticism. Romantic and visually striking, it combines the Gothic style with Indian and Moorish influences paired with exotic plant motifs which are extended to the exterior. The gardens have species from all over the world, which were planted according to their geographical origin.

‘Quinta da Regaleira’

One of the most surprising and mysterious of all Sintra’s monuments. A magical place located on the outskirts of the village. It was built in the first years of the 20th century, by Carvalho Monteiro, a man with a vast culture and a great philanthropist.

The Moors Castle

The Moors Castle is a fortification built with granite blocks in the 10th century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. The outer wall has a pathway from which you can admire a beautiful view to the village, the National Palace of Sintra, the Pena Palace, the natural park and the Atlantic Ocean.

‘Boca do Inferno’

A tourism highlight, with a divine landscape, especially when the sea is rough, and where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets.

Belém

Launching point for the Portuguese discoveries, with significant historic monuments in a beautiful open riverside setting. Here you can visit the Belem Tower, the Discoveries Monument, visit the church of the Jerónimos Monastery and taste the world-famous “Pastel de Belém”.

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2 people:289€304€318€
3 people:298€313€328€
4 people:344€362€379€
5 people:359€377€395€
6 people:374€393€412€
7 people:389€409€428€
8 people:433€455€477€
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LS Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st

HS High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th

SS Special Season: May, September & October


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