This private tour to Sintra royal town offers numerous alternatives for culture and history seekers and all nature lovers looking for peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Explore unique beauty of this World Heritage Site in its extravagant fairytale castles, palaces and exuberant natural surroundings. Travel through the picturesque natural landscapes to reach Europe´s westernmost spot - Cabo da Roca. See the wonderful seaside resort Cascais.
This private full-day tour is focused on the historical monuments of Sintra royal town and the spectacular natural beauty of the surrounding area. The proposed itinerary may be modified according to your interests, since you are free to choose to visit some 2 of the following palaces: The Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, The Moorish Castle, The Monserrate Palace, The National Palace of Sintra or The Queluz Palace. This tour includes optional pick-up and drop-off at place you stay in Lisbon district, otherwise you can meet your tour guide in front of the Sintra's train station. Estimated duration of each visit in any palace interior and exterior is about 1.5 hour, therefore we suggest you to visit in maximum “only” 2 different monuments. You may choose between The Quinta da Regaleira, The Monserrate Palace, The Moorish Castle, The Pena Palace, The Sintra National Palace or The Queluz Palace. Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon for one full day and enjoy peaceful beauty of this romantic wonderland. Explore historical and cultural richness of Sintra due number of civilizations which over years dominated the recent territory of Sintra and influenced this place in some way. Get to the “End of the World,” the westernmost point of Europe, described by the Portuguese poet Luis Vaz Camões as "the place where the land ends and the sea begins". On the way to this cape at the west coast of Portugal "Cabo da Roca" we enjoy spectacular scenic views of the Atlantic coastline. Before we return back to Lisbon we will pass along the wonderful seaside resort Cascais. It is a former fishing village which in the 19th and 20th century turned into the popular summer destination of many exiled European royal families. Nowadays, it is still one of the most attractive destinations of Portuguese elite society thanks to its bunch of high quality restaurants and pleasant cafés with terraces, luxury hotels and some of the finest Portugal´s beaches. The road from Cascais to Lisbon is lined by beautiful coastline what makes our travel back to hotel just same enjoyable experience as the rest of our tour.
Majestic Sintra: Castles and Palaces full day private tour suggested itinerary:
The tour starts at your hotel/accommodation in Lisbon. Pick up time at 9:00 am
Pena Palace and Pena Park (Visit)
Quinta da Regaleira
The Moorish castle
The National Palace(option)
The Queluz Palace(option)
Cabo da roca
17:00-17:30 Arrival back in Lisbon, return to departure meeting point.
Times on each stop may vary, depending on group pace and preferences, since the tour is private.
Sintra Cascais private tour prepared for a full day (around 8 hours), although, if you have a shorter time, we can fit it to your needs (please let us know before/after booking). We accept less or more duration of the private tours to fit your needs, adapting the itinerary accordingly - if you wish to visit more attractions in Sintra or to have more time to see and appreciate calmly of certain sites, you have the opportunity to extend tour duration by purchasing the extra hours of the tour.
Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera.
If you are on a shore excursion from the cruise port, the tour times are flexible.
Entrance fees vary according to the tourism season. Majestic Sintra: Castles and Palaces full day private tour does not include entrance fees so that participants can decide if they would like to visit some of the sites or not.
National monuments close on public holidays and special occasions (without notice).
The tour is flexible in terms of start time, length of stay at each site, and modifications to the suggested itinerary.
All tours are customized. It is not mandatory to see all the monuments, but it is possible to stop at them all to take pictures. Your private guide will suggest some places to visit, and if you want to go inside it is possible to wait.