Immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountainous region of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. With your guide, visit the fairytale-like Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in Sintra (included) and have free time to explore the village or visit Sintra National Palace. Hop on a tramcar to Colares and wander around this beautiful village with your guide. Take in views of the Atlantic Ocean on the drive along the picturesque Estoril Coast, see the fishing port of Cascais Bay, and watch the waves breaking at the cliff at Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno) and Guincho Beach. Admire the lush Portuguese countryside on the drive back to Lisbon.
- Lunch included
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Led by a local guide
Leave Lisbon and relax on a comfortable and you head to Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena). Visit the Romantic-era fairytale-style castle, located almost 500 yards (500 meters) above sea level, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear anecdotes about Portuguese royalty from your guide as you tour the castle and its gardens.
Continue to Sintra and have lunch at a local restaurant (included). Then, enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace, see the colorful houses, visit the Sintra National Palace, or simply relax by the waterfront.
Hop on a tramcar and admire views of the Portuguese countryside on the journey to the Colares, a small town known for the quality of its wine. Learn interesting facts about Portugal’s wine industry from your guide as you wander around this charming town.
Continue your journey along the colorful Cascais Bay to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. Stop at the dramatic Hell’s Mouth cliff (Boca do Inferno), which offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Guincho Beach, famous among surfers for its strong winds and long-tail waves.
Resume the drive along the picturesque Estoril Coast and enjoy a panoramic views of the Casino Estoril, one of Europe’s biggest casinos, believed to be where Ian Fleming (the author of the James Bond series) developed the idea for Casino Royale.
After your tour, admire the beautiful green colors of the Portuguese countryside on your way back to your Lisbon hotel.
Note: The tramcar journey is only available from April to October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Outside those dates, enjoy a sightseeing tour by bus.
Centrally located Lisbon hotels
9am. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time; you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time (contact info will be printed on your confirmation voucher).
8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:30pm
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Tramcar journey (seasonal)
- Local guide
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- There is no bathroom on board the bus
- Pena Palace might be closed on specific days of the year; alternatively, you will enjoy a visit to the Queluz Palace