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Sintra, Cascais – Private Full Day Tour

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Duration

8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Español, Português, Русский

Overview


Journey from the city to the coast to the mountains on this full-day private tour from Lisbon and sample the highlights of Portugal’s capital region. Kick off your adventure soaking up the dreamy landscapes of mountaintop Sintra and visit the fairy-tale Pena Palace. After exploring Sintra’s UNESCO-listed historic center, head to the coast to take in the views from Cape of Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and visit the lively seaside resort of Cascais.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the fairytale palaces and gardens of Sintra Natural Landscapes.
  • Marvel at the whimsical architecture of Pena Palace.
  • Go to “Cabo da Roca”, continental Europe’s westernmost point.
  • Pass the surfing beaches of Cascais.
  • Discover the Devil’s Mouth” grotto.

Itinerary

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Pena Palace and Park
Pena Palace and Park

Marvel at Pena Palace, one of the most magnificent and recognisable tourist attractions of Portugal. The palace exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture and stands atop a rocky peak, which is the second highest point in Sintra Hills. The Pena Palace richly decorated with Moorish and Manueline motifs. Enjoy panoramic views of the peaceful forests and lush gardens covered by exotic plants and flowers.
The Palace of Pena was designated a National Monument in 1910 and forms part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1995.

Sintra Historical Center
Sintra Historical Center

Sintra is widely acclaimed as one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations, full of gardens, tiled villas, colorful palaces, and neo-Gothic structures, all surrounded by verdant hills rolling toward the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Sintra Village Historical Center with free time to taste the traditional "Travesseiros de Sintra"
The Historical Village of Sintra is one of the most known and romantic Portuguese villages. Due to its palaces, woods and the fog typical of its mountains, Sintra has become a magical place with countless legends to tell.
You will have free time to see this beautiful village and also the small and charming traditional shops, antique shops, restaurants and historic cafes but above all the landscape that has already inspired countless artists, writers and kings.

Cabo da Roca
Cabo da Roca

One of the most marvelous views in whole Portugal – the westernmost point of Continental Europe “Cabo da Roca”. We will pass through the wonderful Sintra National Park until arriving at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of continental Europe that was mentioned by our acclaimed Luís de Camões as the place "Where the earth ends and the sea begins." It is a place of natural beauty, with imposing cliffs of 150 meters high.
A few centuries ago, there was a fort that played an important role in the defense of Lisbon and the third oldest lighthouse on the Portuguese coast is still here in operation. Here the landscape is breathtaking and absolute bliss for photography lovers.

Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach

Part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Guincho Beach is endowed with a surrounding landscape of great beauty in which the white sand dunes contrast with the deep tones of the Serra de Sintra hills, looming in the background.
Given both its strong winds and waves, the Beach attracts a great following among bodyboarders and surfers. Throughout summer, there is generally a good northerly wind ensuring Guincho is excellent for windsurfing.

Hell’s mouth
Hell’s mouth

The next stop is absolutely beautiful rock wall with a very dramatic name – Mouth of Hell (Boca do Inferno). This breathtaking chasm located on a cliff seashore close to Cascais will engage you with crashing waves.
It is believed this place used to be a cave that over time and by the force of the sea relented and gave rise to the scenario as it is known today. Currently, Boca do Inferno is an open cavity, with a sort of arch where it enters the seawater.
In days of rough waters it is possible to hear the sound of water hitting the rocks, such a unique sound that makes an analogy to the location´s name. Arriving at Boca do Inferno is possible to contemplate the beauty of the place from the top, however, there is also a path that leads to the other side of the “arc” of the cavity, where the water enters.

Cascais
Cascais

After viewing the landscape of Mouth of Hell we will stop at the fishing village –Cascais with its lovely harbor full of small fishing boats. This town in the 19th century became a favorite summer destination of the European aristocracy and noble families for its idyllic location and a pleasant climate. Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais, a once quiet fishing village that was discovered by the European nobility for its idyllic setting, and became a favorite destination for the international jet set thereafter. Stroll along the harbor, before transferring back to Lisbon.

Estoril
Estoril

The drive will take you along the Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean and panoramic view over Casino Estoril. Estoril has one of the most beautiful leisure areas by the sea with fine sand beaches and crystal clear water. Along the coast we find besides an extensive beach, Casino Estoril, the largest casino in Europe but also where the famous secret agent, James Bond, was conceived. Portugal was a neutral country in the 2nd World War, which attracted people from the spy networks on both sides of the coin.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Lisbon
  • Tour guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on board of a vehicle
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Personal and accident insurance.
  • Free time to explore at each stop.
  • Pena Palace and Park entrance fees (must add tickets while booking).
  • Lunch

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BubbaK69

28/07/2020

"Private Sintra-Cascais and Fatima tours

We booked the private Full Day Sintra-Cascais and half-day Fatima tours. We were extremely pleased with both. Our guide/driver Vlad was very knowledgeable about all things Portugese - history, architecture, and local color. We highly recommend both Vlad and the two tours we took. We especially enjoyed the lunch stop selected by Vlad during the Sintra-Cascais tour: A Toca do Julio. It was probably the best food we ate during our 6 days in Portugal."

Pallavi A

28/07/2020

"Excellent way to see Lisbon, Sintra, Fatima and Nazare with Carlos

We did three tours with this company and for all three times our guide was Carlos. Two tours were private and one was with group. We modified our both private tours according to our wish and Carlos managed very well. He is very friendly, punctual and with great knowledge. Whatever u ask he used to answer. Whole time he was telling us stories of Lisbon or history related things. Twice we were late but he never said anything. He showed us best places for our lunch. In our Lisbon tour i asked him to take us to Almada for Statue of Christ, which he did without any hesitation. Then in Fatima tour we added Moeda caves, which was never a part of their tour but we could see those caves due to him. Cars were very comfortable and in general journey was very interactive so it was fun. Worth taking these torus!!!!"
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Judith1939

08/06/2020

"private tours are worth it

We selected Go2Lisbon Tours based on prior reviews and we were not disappointed. We booked on line and paid the fees in euros through PayPal -- safe & easy. We worked with Dimas and he was quick to reply and offer advice. We were arriving in Lisbon after our transatlantic cruise & I emailed Dimas from the ship to ask him to pick us up at the port. He was waiting for us as we walked off the ship!! Our first day, a Sunday, he took us to Sintra and the magnificent & colorful Palace up in the hills. He was able to take us up to the ticket desk with no waiting in line. The Palace offers a detailed view of the lifestyle of royalty at the turn of the 20th century. The exterior with its turrets and tiles is breathtaking. After our visit, Dimas reserved a restaurant as we drove toward the most western peak on the European continent. He knew the family who own the restaurant; much of the produce is grown in their own garden; we had an outstanding lunch of grilled fish & vegetables and the appetizers of cheese, Portuguese ham & melon were delicious. The bread was a typical Portuguese bread - crusty & light. We continued on to the coast to the western most tip of the continent. We stopped for coffee & ice cream as we headed back through Cascais & Estoril. Because it was Sunday, there were many families enjoying the brilliant sunshine. The beaches along the coast were jammed with sunbathers. It was a busy first day in Lisbon. The weather was picture perfect. Dimas was a careful driver; he navigated the narrow, winding & hilly streets of LIsbon and Sintra with no problems. We recommend Go2Lisbon tours and we were pleased we book the private tours which enabled us to stop at a market to buy water etc."
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Carlileri D

08/06/2020

"Personalized and fantastic

We booked 2 days for private tours of Lisbon and Sintra. Our guide Carlos was kind, helpful and sincerely concerned on making the best use of our time to visit what interested us most. He made us feel as friends. We really enjoyed our tour and Carlos company and knowledge of his beautiful city and region."

45lovetravel45

08/06/2020

"Sintra with a great guide

This was a wonderful tour with Vlad. We decided to do a private 4 hour tour to Sintra...great decision as Vlad , our driver and guide, knew so much of the history and we were able to see what we wanted without rushing too much. Sintra is magical and so close to Lisbon yet because of the hills and narrow roads and the many tourists it could be exhausting. We learned a great deal , had lovely political discussions and were back in Lisbon for a pleasant , very late lunch. Highly revommended."
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