• Sintra private day tours


4.91 out of 5 based on 22 customer ratings
22 Reviews

Take the trip of your lifetime in Sintra Portugal.



Planning a trip to Sintra in Portugal? Well this tour is for you. Highly rated by thousands of happy customers. If you happen to be in Lisbon, book this trip and enjoy a thrilling day out.

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.


Portugal Sintra Tour Highlights

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.

Schedule details

Departure Point:

Centrally located Lisbon hotels

Departure Time:
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.)

Return Details:

Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:30pm


Pricing information



Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Tramcar journey (seasonal)
Local guide
Entrance fees


Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Information:

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

22 reviews for Sintra Portugal Day Trip from Lisbon

  1. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Sintra was one of the highlights of our Lisbon vacation. Pena Palace is amazing, and the town is quaint and lovely. This was an excellent tour! Highly recommended!

  2. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Pena palace is a must-do in Lisbon. Tour takes the hassle out the multiple forms of transport neccesaary to get there -and adds some other good sights. Would have liked more time at the palace and less on some of the other stops.

  3. s1nt37at0u43rs
    4 out of 5


    This tour was wonderful.
    Great guide with great knowledge.
    The trip was well designed and we had a great day!

  4. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    We really enjoyed the trip to Sintra. The palace is beautiful, and it was only a short trip from Lisbon. We really enjoyed our guide. I would recommend that Sintra be included in everyone’s trip to Lisbon!

  5. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    It was absolutely wonderful! Loved it.

  6. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Excellent guide we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel.
    Lunch was very good in a local hotel.

  7. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    I totally enjoyed this tour and the stops we made besides Sintra and would definitely like to go back at my own pace the next time. The only thing I did not enjoy was the lunch! The venue and food was not up to par so best to book this trip with lunch excluded… Our guide Diana was excellent, very friendly and informative.

  8. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Our tour guide, Dorita Dora the Explorer was excellent–friendly, knowledgeable. She personalized the tour for everyone, taking into consideration peoples’ interests and making recommendations as to what they would most enjoy.

  9. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    The guide was very good. Visiting Pena Palace was better than seeing Sintra. The lunch in Sintra was really good and there was the bonus of eating in an air conditioned hotel in peace.

  10. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Our day trip to Sintra and the Pena Palace was excellent. The palace was beautiful and worth the trip. The return drive down the coast was breathtaking. Our guide was very informative.
    Our only grip was that we were to confirm the trip reservation three days in advance. Our emails went unanswered and the phone went unanswered until the day before the trip. I didn’t like that I had to spend so much of our valuable holiday time trying to confirm the reservation and we also needed to find out what time we were to be picked up at our hotel.

  11. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    This was a great tour and we highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Sylvia, was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable and kind to everyone.
    They picked us up on time at our hotel and then took us to a central location where we boarded a second bus for our tour. We booked with lunch and enjoyed our meal with the other guests. If you want more time to look around the town of Sintra, then I would suggest skipping the lunch. However, even with the lunch we felt that we had plenty of time to visit the shops and sites in Sintra.
    The only negative for this trip was at the end, but it actually worked out better for us. The information we saw when we booked said “Hotel pick up and drop-off” in the Details section. We assumed this meant a drop-off at our hotel – IT DOES NOT. Further down in the Details section it states “Returns to original point of departure”, so I guess the technical meaning of that means return to the central location where we boarded the bus in the morning. We did not find this out until we were returning to Lisbon. Sylvia was very apologetic and arranged for us to be dropped off at the Roccio Metro stop. It worked out for us, because we were going to have dinner in the Roccio area anyway, so it saved us a taxi. For us this surprise ended up as a positive, but I can see how it might adversely affect others.
    That said, we highly recommend this tour. The tour was great, the bus was very clean, and Sylvia was fantastic. If you are in Lisbon looking for a tour, then put this one on your list.

  12. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    This was a very nice day. We visited Sintra and the palace, then drove to the coast for some spectacular ocean views. On the return to Lisbon we stopped in Estoril and had an hour of free time.

  13. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Very nice tour to the history of Portugal. Very nice country side, highly recommend it.

  14. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    I loved Sintra Palace, so beautiful. Tho journey from Lisbon was nice and our guide gave us a lot of information during the way. Cascais Bay and Cabo da Roca’s views are amazing. Really recommended

  15. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    This tour was nice. Sintra Palace was great place and also we have enough free time to visit the town. Recommend

  16. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Fantastic, must visit, guide was excellent and knowledgeable.

  17. s1nt37at0u43rs
    4 out of 5


    The tour was awesome, our guide was excellent and we had a really good time. She was also very knowledgeable about the history of the area. The lunch that was included in our tour was delicious and the service was great. Thanks for making a wonderful day for us filled with lots of memories.

  18. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Beautifull tour! The tour guide was very kind. Sintra is a lovely place, we visited Pena Castle, the views were great going up to the hill. We had a very nice lunch also in Sintra and after it we went to the most occidental point of Europe “Cabo da Roca” amazing place, we passed by Cascais and Estoril lovely beach destinations and lanscapes.

  19. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    A great trip. Just the right amount of touring vs on our own, shopping, etc. Very Knowlegeable tour guide and the driver was impressive on those winding toads up to the Pena Palace !

  20. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    It was GREAT! Very knowledgeable tour guide….kept group focused.
    Good sights, good food.
    Would highly recommend.

  21. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    This is one fabulous tour! Learning the history and seeing the great sights of the summer palace, the most western point in Europe with the Atlantic Ocean, beautiful Cascais and other small waterfront towns were memorable. Lunch was great, too! Sometimes the guide needs to take a breath between different languages, so we can realize it is time to listen carefully, but once we got used to that, it was very informative.

  22. s1nt37at0u43rs
    5 out of 5


    Very good trip, informative and no rush. Ample free time to wonder around. Very good (included) lunch.

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