1st taking west straight to historical center of Sintra, where we have some time to explore the old streets and National Palace of Sintra. UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Then we´ll continue to Pena Palace (visit), the most extravagant palace built on a rock at 500m. altitude dominating the whole coast to Lisbon.
This building is a mixture of Moorish and Manueline architecture, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
After lunch, next point is Cabo da Roca. Westernmost point on the continental Europe. 140m altitude, it offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. You can even get a certificate to prove it reading, "where the land ends and the sea begins" (a quote from Camões).
Next we passing a stunning beach, west of Cascais, Praia do Guincho. Praia do Guincho is the most scenic beach of the Lisbon coastline and the kingdom of the dunes and strong ocean wind. This is a paradise for surfers and windsurfers. Stop for Photos.
Next Stop, Boca do Inferno or “Mouth of Hell”. This breathtaking chasm located on a cliffy seashore close to Cascais will attract you with roaring waves crashing vigorously against the rocks.
Finally a visit to Cascais, is a described as a "postcard-perfect little beach town" Cascais once was a quiet fishing village but after European nobility discovered the little village and its idyllic setting, the town became a favorite vacation destination, elegant Lisbon coast resort for international visitors.
Return to Lisbon along the coast, passing by Estoril until Lisbon, admiring the beautiful coast and it’s beaches.
Description of Lisbon Sintra Cascais full day group tour
What You'll Do:
See the fairytale palaces and gardens of Sintra Natural Landscapes.
Visit wonderful fairytale palaces of Sintra. In 8 hours of enjoyable tour "Lisbon Sintra Cascais full day group tour" you will explore magical Unesco listed Natural Landscape Sintra-Cascais and many architectonical treasures breathing by the history and legends. Discover exotic gardens, lakes and caves surrounding the historical monuments. Admire magnificent nature of Lisbon riviera on the way back.
Escape Lisbon's hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy an amazing experience of the full-day tour in Sintra. Discover the medieval architecture of the National Palace and the colorful houses in the historic center. Admire the scenery of unique beauty of the Natural Park Sintra-Cascais and the historical monuments. After pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon we get straight to the Pena palace by air-conditioned vehicle with 8 seats. This spectacular monument is located on the top of the hill overlooking the coast of Lisbon. It has an abundance of styles much in accordance with the exotic taste of Romanticism of the 19th century richly decorated with Moorish and Manueline motifs. Enjoy panoramic views of the peaceful forests and lush gardens covered by exotic plants and flowers. Listen to exciting stories that will make you feel like you have entered into a fairytale in medieval times. In the gardens we will experience a wonderful mysterious atmosphere thanks to the surrounding towers with nozzles, caves, and glamorously decorated benches and fountains. Explore the extraordinary system of tunnels in the Moorish gardens and enter the Initial Well representing the path to heaven. Admire the grandeur of palaces like Seteais and Monserrate that we pass along on our way to next stop. Take a break for a traditional Portuguese lunch and after let´s start the second part of our wonderful adventure travelling to one of the most marvelous views in whole Portugal - the westernmost point of continental Europe "Cabo da Roca". What else could be better souvenir than a certificate proving that you have reached the very end of the world? There is a tourist center at Cabo da Roca where it is available for purchase the certificate proving you reached this special point. It has written a wonderful idiom describing the spot as following: "The place where the land ends and sea begins..." by the legendary Portuguese writer Luis Camões. After this breathtaking stop we continue our journey along the beautiful beaches of the seaside resort Cascais, including Praia do Guincho. one of the most popular among surfers and water sports enthusiasts. On the way there we will stop near absolutely beautiful rock wall with very dramatic name - "Devil's Mouth". After a noisy performance of huge waves crashing against rocks we will stop at the once very quiet fishing village - Cascais. This town in the 19th century became favorite summer destination of the European aristocracy and nobel families for its idyllic location and pleasent climate.
Lisbon Sintra Cascais tour itinerary:
The tour starts at your hotel/accommodation in Lisbon. Pick up times at 8:30, 8:45 and 9:00 depending on the hotel/accommodation location
Pena Palace and Pena Park (Visit)
Sintra Historical Center
Sintra Natural Park (Passage)
Cabo da Roca
Guincho Beach (Passage)
17:00-17:30 Arrival back in Lisbon, return to the hotel/accommodation.