The Sintra Private Day Trip is a mix of discovery, nature, and culture. Perfect choice for who is planning a dreamy day trip from Lisbon! Sintra is a charming village located in a Natural Park. As a result, it was elected as a summer getaway by the Portuguese royal family.
Start your day with a guided visit through Sintra’s most iconic landmark; Pena Palace, one of the most fascinating and eclectic palaces in Portugal. Next, you will visit Sintra’s historic center and have some free time to taste the traditional pastries of the region: the famous “Queijadas” and “Travesseiros”. In the afternoon your tour guide will drive you through Sintra’s Natural Park to Cabo da Roca; the westernmost point of mainland Europe. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding landscape.
On your way back to Lisbon, we will take the coastal road passing by the famous Guincho beach, the charming village of Cascais and Estoril.
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, others 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 to your preferences and tour length.
Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting points.
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 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.
Located on the western side of the municipality Sintra’s Natural Park 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.
An astonishing fairytale palace located on one of the highest peaks of the Sintra’s Mountain range. Pena Palace was built in the 19th Century by King consort Ferdinand II. 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.
Guincho beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Lisbon. Also, it was featured in the pre-titles sequence of the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.
Cascais is a former fishing village. Having a bay as the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, turned Cascais into one of the most charming Portuguese villages.
Widely known among the elites and celebrities, its charm is undeniable. Estoril is famous for its iconic casino and enviable coastline filled with dream beaches and luxury hotels.
Sintra National Palace is the oldest palace in Sintra and one of the most popular due to its iconic double chimneys. It has been remodeled by several kings over the centuries. 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 that 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 is 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 of the village, the National Palace of Sintra, Pena Palace, Sintra’s natural park to the Atlantic Ocean.
The launching point for the Portuguese discoveries, with significant historic monuments in a beautiful open riverside setting. In Belém, you can visit the iconic Belém Tower, the Discoveries Monument, visit the church of the Jerónimos Monastery and taste the original world-famous Portuguese custard tart.
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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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Guarantee fresh bottled water and wi-fi on board so you can always be connected
Vehicles with room up to 7 passengers with practical storage solutions
The magnificent historic town of Sintra and its surroundings on a half-day tour!
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