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.
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
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.
Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Road along the Atlantic Ocean and Tagus River, with white sand beaches and magnificent forts of the seventeenth century.
Frequented by elites and celebrities, its charm is undeniable. Estoril has an enviable coastline, dream beaches, luxury hotels and an iconic casino.
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.
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.
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 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.
A tourism highlight, with a divine landscape, especially when the sea is rough, and where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets.
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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