Visit Sintra and the surrounding area on a private tour. Take in the village’s renowned Romantic architecture, and see landmarks like the Pena Palace or other not much visited locations. Admire the natural beauty and stop at historic sites that interest you the most. The tour duration is flexible and the itinerary will be adjusted to your interests. You’ll also pass through the coastal village of Cascais.
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At your hotel, airbnb or cruise port
Driving to Sintra (30 minutes) you will discover it´s history and most importantly, the natural park, that was all planted by hand centuries ago.
Reaching the top of the Sintra Mountain range, you can explore the Pena Palace with your private guide.This palace was internationally elected as the most beautiful palace of Europa, and is one of the best examples of 19th-century Romantic revivalism in Portugal. Your guide will accompany you inside of the monuments and locations for historic explanations.
In case access to the Pena Palace is closed (bad weather conditions or other reasons), you will explore other locations with your guide that are not commonly visited (Monserate or Queluz Palace).
As you are in Sintra, you cannot miss the chance to visit the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. It´s around 140 meters above the sea, making it a very nice location for a panoramic view over Sintra´s Mountain range and the coast, making it worth the visit.
Being part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, the Guincho Beach is surrounded by a landscape of great beauty. The white sand dunes contrast with the deep tones of the Sintra Mountain Range in the background. Given both its strong winds and waves, the Beach attracts a great following among body-boarders and surfers.
After passing the Guincho Beach and driving along the coast, we reach Cascais. Situated near the sea and traditionally a fishing village, Cascais enjoyed an important period of development in the 14th century, when it was a major stopping off point for boats on their way to Lisbon, turning it into a very busy port at that time. From there it had an even more important period in history, during the 2nd world war, haven been an inspiration for the so well knows spy, "Bond. James Bond" 007. Discover the details with your guide.
In the 1930s Estoril became one of Portugal´s main tourist centers, and the chosen place of exile for a lot of deposed European monarchs (King Juan Carlos of Spain, among others). During the Second World War it was the refuge of writers, politicians, artists, businessmen and many persecuted Jewish travellers.
From Estoril we drive back to Lisbon to the same drop-off point.
At your hotel, airbnb or cruise port
Private guide for your group;
Your guide will accompany you inside the monuments and locations;
Pick-up and drop off at the meeting point in Lisbon;
Transportation by air-conditioned car or van.
Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.
Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera.
Hotel/Airbnb etc. clients must provide the following information at time of booking: hotel name and address;
Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time;
Entrance fees vary according to the tourism season;
This tour does not include entrance fees so that participants can decide if they would like to visit some of the sites or not;
National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice;
The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to customer’s will or due to weather conditions.