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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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Gilles M

08/06/2020

"Fabuleuse journée pleine de beauté

Nous avons été ravis de rencontrer Igor. Toute son énergie et sa gentillesse sont mises à disposition pour nous permettre de passer un bon moment. Il conduit très bien et nous a mis à l'aise très vite. Il nous a recommandé un restaurant qui me laisse un souvenir inoubliable. Il…"

Aleksandr G

08/06/2020

"Великолепная экскурсия! Отличный, очень образованный и профессиональный гид Vlad

Решили съездить с женой именно на частную экскурсию. Не люблю группы, особенно большие группы. Понятно, что многое в восприятии зависит от экскурсовода, можем сказать, что нам очень повезло. Экскурсовод Vlad, великолепный профессионал. Очень знающий историю Лиссабона и Португалии человек, с отличной памятью дат, людей и событий. Отлично провел экскурсию, очень подробно все рассказывал, а также отвечал на дополнительные вопросы. Отработал фактически на час более договоренного времени. Сама по себе экскурсия очень интересна, посетили все основные достопримечательности Синтры и окрестностей с подробным рассказом. ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНО купите билеты в Дворец Пены (оплачивается дополнительно). Я не особо большой любитель дворцов - просто после Лувра, все остальное смотрится бледно, да и когда этот дворец 10-15 по счету в разных странах, где-то начинает надоедать, но этот действительно очень интересный и своеобразный. Да и внутреннее убранство очень хорошо сохранено и отреставрировано. Большое впечатление производит и несколько других дворцов встреченных по дороге, с опять же подробным рассказом, мыс Рока и пасть Дьявола. Очень красивые места, впечатлений - море и сотни великолепных фотографий. Еще раз благодарность экскурсоводу Vlad, рекомендую по возможности выбирать именно его. Отличное знание русского, румынского, португальского, испанского и английского языков, то есть он не только русскоязычный гид и высокий профессионализм и знание своего предмета."

Sarah D

22/05/2020
"Incredible Avaliação de: Excursão particular de dia inteiro em Lisboa e Sintra Had such a gorgeous day out visiting various places around Portugal. Vlad was the best tour guide we could ask for, made us feel welcome and very comfortable. He knew a lot of history about all the places we stopped at which made the whole experience even better! Definitely would recommend and definitely worth the money. Thank you vlad!!!"

Matt B

22/05/2020
"Great day out Avaliação de: Excursão particular de dia inteiro em Lisboa e Sintra We had Filipe taking us around on our tour of Sintra and other areas for the day. He was exceptionally knowledgeable, could speak English fluently and he was incredibly friendly making our day out thoroughly enjoyable. Would recommend"

jw1493

22/05/2020
"Private Car tour to Sintra and Cascais Avaliação de: Excursão particular para Sintra e Cascais saindo de Lisboa We spend the tour with an excellent guide - Filipe = He knows his job , speaks very good English - knows the history and everything went very smooth. From the beginning of the tour till the end. I together with my wife enjoyed it very much And this tour + guide is 100% recommended"
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