Discover what makes Sintra the most romantic corner of Portugal on a private day trip to this enclave of palaces and estates that seem plucked straight from a fairy tale. Visit the former royal retreats of Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, and enjoy the ocean air in seaside Cascais.
We depart from Lisbon in the morning heading directly to the UNESCO-listed Pena Palace. The 19th-century Romantic palace is a wonder to discover and one you will not soon forget. It is one of the best places to take pictures. It’s placed high on top of the mountain with a splendid view that stretches for miles, all the way to the Ocean.
As you stroll through the beautiful and exotic landscape, your guide will give you historical and architectural details on the region but letting you explore the monuments on your own. Later we continue through the National Park to see the Chalets, Moorish Castle and Montserrate Palace.
Moving forward we have the stunning Quinta da Regaleira. This yet another UNESCO-listed site has anciently carved buildings, incredible gardens and a Gothic breeze that will enchant anyone who dares to enter. Full of history behind it, you will learn all about the caves, secret wells and art that originated from the Masonry, the Templars and the Rose Cross.
You may want to take a stroll through the historical center of Sintra. This is a good time to rest, have lunch and try out some traditional regional pastries. Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, is yet another great spot to take some pictures and feel the sea breeze.
Reaching the end of our trip, we want to show the place where many Portuguese Royal Families used to vacation. We would not consider this trip a success if you didn’t experience the coastal splendor of Cascais.
What is not included?
Departure time: 8:30 am
Skip the line: you can choose if you want to buy the tour with attractions tickets included or not.
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.