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Discover a world of fairy tale palaces and gardens on this full-day tour to Queluz and the UNESCO-listed town of Sintra from Lisbon. Once a decadent retreat for Portuguese royals and aristocrats, Sintra now boasts lavish palaces and mansions dotted around its town and hillsides. On your tour, visit two of the most impressive — Pena National Palace and Queluz National Palace — and admire a medley of architecture with a guide.



Sintra Tour Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Hotel pickup included

Leave your Lisbon hotel and head northwest by bus to Queluz Palace in the UNESCO-listed town of Sintra. Known as the Portuguese Versailles, this 18th-century palace with its ornate gardens, statues and fountains was the last of the Europe’s rococo (late baroque) buildings. While exploring with your guide, admire its decorative art that adorns rooms like the elegant Throne Room and the Royal Bedroom with its distinctive domed ceiling.
If you selected the Tour plus Lunch option, stop for a 4-course meal at a restaurant in town. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Alternatively, make use of a 1.5-hour break to eat at your own expense. Then, meet your guide to visit Pena Palace, a site that’s arguably the town’s most famous architectural icon. Created in the 1800s for King Ferdinand, the palace is similar in appearance to Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle.
As you explore, your guide will point out drawbridges, ramparts and domes. Learn about the architectural styles of the building, and admire panoramic views of the forest from the windows.
After your tour of the building, head outside for a guided walk around the forest’s many paths, gardens, caves and fountains. Finally, return to central Lisbon by bus.



Schedule details

Departure Point:

Your central Lisbon hotel
Departure Time:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Central Lisbon



Pricing information


Tour Only
Day trip excluding lunch

Pricing details

Tour plus Lunch
Day trip with lunch

Pricing details


Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Local guide
Entrance fees
Hotel pickup
Lunch (if option selected)


Gratuities (optional)
Hotel drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Information:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Minimum age is 4 years 


Sample Menu:
First course:
Selection of bread, butter, olives and cheese
Second course: (choice of one)


Third course:
Baked hake
Portuguese-style marinated pork
Fourth course:
Mango mousse
Seasonal fruit
Mineral water, soda, or red or white wine


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