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Sintra Cascais Tour Overview

This 1-day group tour to Sintra from from Lisbon goes straight to Vila de Sintra.
Historical Significance: Sintra is known for its rich history and cultural heritage. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been a favorite retreat for Portuguese royalty throughout the centuries.

Palaces and Castles: Sintra is famous for its stunning palaces and castles, including the colorful Pena Palace, the romantic Quinta da Regaleira with its mystical gardens and underground passages, and the Moorish Castle offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Landscape and Nature: Sintra is nestled within the lush greenery of the Sintra Mountains, offering beautiful landscapes, dense forests, and winding pathways perfect for exploration. The microclimate in Sintra contributes to its lush vegetation and cool temperatures.

Cultural Attractions: Apart from its palaces and castles, Sintra also boasts other cultural attractions such as the National Palace of Sintra (Palácio Nacional de Sintra), the Monserrate Palace with its exotic gardens, and the Convent of the Capuchos (Convento dos Capuchos) known for its simplicity and connection with nature.


Highlights
  • Stroll through the historic streets of Sintra at your leisure
  • Enjoy Cascais
  • Visit Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira
  • Visit Cabo da Roca - Be amazed by the westernmost point of Europe
  • Boca do inferno en route to Cascais
  • This is a small group tour Maximum 8 People per Vehicle, which guarantees a personalized experience

Sintra Cascais Tour Itinerary


Tour Sintra

  • 1 Visit Sintra Centre

    Visiting the center of Sintra is a delightful experience, as it offers a charming mix of historical sites, picturesque streets, and cultural attractions. Here's a guide to exploring the center of Sintra:

    National Palace of Sintra (Palácio Nacional de Sintra): Start your visit at the National Palace of Sintra, located in the heart of the town. This iconic palace features distinctive twin chimneys and a blend of Moorish, Gothic, and Manueline architectural styles. Explore the interior rooms adorned with intricate tilework, beautiful ceilings, and historical artifacts.

    Sintra Town Center: Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets of Sintra's town center, lined with quaint shops, cafes, and restaurants. Admire the traditional Portuguese architecture, colorful facades, and decorative azulejos (tiles) that adorn many buildings.

    Cultural Attractions: Visit other cultural attractions in the town center, such as the Sintra Museum of Modern Art (MU.SA) showcasing contemporary Portuguese art, and the Anjos Teixeira Museum dedicated to decorative arts and furniture.

    Historical Landmarks: Discover historical landmarks within the town center, including the Church of Santa Maria, a medieval church with a beautiful rose window, and the Sintra Town Hall housed in a historic building dating back to the 20th century.

    Local Cuisine: Take a break from sightseeing and indulge in local cuisine at one of the many restaurants or cafes in the town center. Try traditional Portuguese dishes such as pastéis de nata (custard tarts), queijadas de Sintra (cheese pastries), or local seafood specialties.

    Exploring the center of Sintra allows you to immerse yourself in its rich history, vibrant culture, and scenic beauty. Don't forget to take your time to wander around and soak in the atmosphere of this enchanting town.

  • 2 Visit Pena Palace

    Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) is one of Portugal's most iconic and colorful landmarks, located in the town of Sintra, just a short distance from Lisbon. Here's an overview of this enchanting palace: History and Architecture: Pena Palace is a Romanticist castle that was built in the 19th century on the ruins of an old monastery. It was commissioned by King Ferdinand II and designed by the German architect Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege. The palace's design combines various architectural styles, including Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline, creating a whimsical and eclectic appearance.

    Colorful Facade: The most striking feature of Pena Palace is its colorful facade, which is adorned with vibrant shades of yellow, red, and blue. The palace stands out against the lush greenery of the surrounding Sintra Mountains, creating a fairytale-like atmosphere.

    Interior: The interior of Pena Palace is equally impressive, with elaborately decorated rooms featuring ornate furnishings, intricate tilework, and beautiful stained glass windows. Visitors can explore various rooms, including the King's and Queen's quarters, the Ballroom, the Chapel, and the Arab Room with its intricate ceiling.

    Surrounding Park: Pena Palace is surrounded by a vast park known as the Pena Park (Parque da Pena), which covers over 200 hectares of lush forests, winding pathways, and scenic viewpoints. The park is home to diverse flora and fauna, including exotic plants and trees imported from around the world during the palace's construction.

    Terrace and Views: From the palace's terrace, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the town of Sintra, the Moorish Castle, and the distant Atlantic Ocean. The terrace offers an ideal vantage point for taking photographs and admiring the stunning scenery.

    Pena Palace is not only a symbol of Portugal's rich architectural heritage but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts visitors from around the world with its fairy-tale charm and breathtaking beauty. A visit to Pena Palace is a must for anyone exploring the enchanting town of Sintra.

    • The guide accompanies the visit inside the Palace of Pena
    • Tickets are not included in the Tour Price
  • 3 Visit Quinta da Regaleira

    Quinta da Regaleira is a fascinating estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. Here's an overview of this unique and enchanting property:

    History: Quinta da Regaleira was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by the wealthy Portuguese businessman António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. He commissioned the renowned Italian architect Luigi Manini to design the estate, which incorporates a mix of architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, Manueline, and Moorish influences.

    Architecture: The centerpiece of Quinta da Regaleira is the grand palace, which features intricate stonework, turrets, and battlements reminiscent of a medieval castle. The palace is surrounded by lush gardens, pathways, and hidden tunnels that lead to various points of interest on the estate.

    Gardens and Landscape: The estate is renowned for its beautiful gardens, which are divided into various themed sections. Visitors can explore lush greenery, exotic plants, and decorative features such as lakes, fountains, and statues. One of the highlights is the stunning Initiation Well (Poço Iniciático), a deep, spiral staircase adorned with symbolic motifs representing alchemy and initiation rituals.

    Symbolism and Esotericism: Quinta da Regaleira is filled with symbolism and esoteric references, reflecting the owner's fascination with alchemy, Freemasonry, and other mystical traditions. The estate's architecture, gardens, and decorative elements are imbued with symbolic meaning, inviting visitors to ponder their significance and explore hidden mysteries.

    Visitor Experience: Quinta da Regaleira is open to the public for guided tours, allowing visitors to explore the palace, gardens, and underground tunnels. Guided tours provide insights into the history, architecture, and symbolism of the estate, offering a deeper appreciation of its unique character and significance.

    Cultural Importance: In 1995, Quinta da Regaleira was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognizing its cultural and historical significance as a unique example of architectural and landscape design.

    Visiting Quinta da Regaleira is a captivating experience that offers a glimpse into the world of mysticism, symbolism, and architectural beauty. It's a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the enchanting town of Sintra and its surrounding attractions.

    • The guide does not accompany the visit inside Quinta da Regaleira
    • Tickets are not included in the Tour Price
  • 4 Visit Cabo da Roca

    Cabo da Roca is a rugged and picturesque headland located in the westernmost point of mainland Europe, near the town of Sintra in Portugal. Here's an overview of this stunning natural landmark:

    Geography and Location: Cabo da Roca is situated on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, approximately 40 kilometers west of Lisbon. It marks the westernmost point of mainland Europe and is characterized by dramatic cliffs that rise up to 140 meters above the sea.

    Scenic Views: The headland offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding coastline, making it a popular destination for visitors seeking stunning natural scenery. On a clear day, visitors can see the vast expanse of the ocean stretching out to the horizon.

    Lighthouse: At the tip of Cabo da Roca stands a historic lighthouse, known as the Cabo da Roca Lighthouse (Farol do Cabo da Roca). The lighthouse was built in the 19th century and serves as a navigational aid for ships passing through the waters off the coast of Portugal.

    Visitor Facilities: There are visitor facilities at Cabo da Roca, including a small gift shop, cafe, and parking area. Visitors can enjoy refreshments while taking in the stunning views or purchase souvenirs to commemorate their visit to this iconic landmark.

    Historical Significance: In addition to its natural beauty, Cabo da Roca holds historical significance as a point of interest for explorers and navigators throughout history. Its designation as the westernmost point of mainland Europe has made it a symbolic landmark associated with maritime exploration and discovery.

    Visiting Cabo da Roca provides a memorable opportunity to experience the beauty of Portugal's coastline and to stand at the edge of Europe, where the land meets the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 5 Visit Boca do Inferno

    Boca do Inferno, which translates to "Hell's Mouth" in English, is a dramatic cliff formation located near the town of Cascais, Portugal, just a short drive from Lisbon. Here's what you need to know about visiting this stunning natural wonder:

    Location: Boca do Inferno is situated along the scenic coastal road that connects Cascais to Guincho Beach. It's easily accessible by car, and there's parking available nearby. Additionally, you can reach Boca do Inferno by walking along the promenade from the center of Cascais, enjoying beautiful ocean views along the way.

    Natural Formation: Boca do Inferno is a unique geological formation characterized by a collapsed cave and a series of cliffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The crashing waves and sea spray add to the dramatic atmosphere, especially during high tide and stormy weather.

    Spectacular Views: The main attraction of Boca do Inferno is the breathtaking view of the ocean and the rugged coastline. Visitors can walk along the cliff's edge and admire the powerful waves crashing against the rocks below, creating an awe-inspiring sight and sound.

    Visitor Facilities: While Boca do Inferno is primarily a natural attraction, there are a few amenities available nearby, including parking, benches, and a small cafe where you can grab a drink or snack while taking in the views.

    Visiting Boca do Inferno is a must-do experience for anyone exploring the coastal region near Cascais and Lisbon. Whether you're a nature lover, a photography enthusiast, or simply seeking a memorable adventure, the dramatic beauty of Boca do Inferno is sure to leave a lasting impression.

  • 6 Visit Cascais

    Visiting Cascais is a delightful experience, offering a charming blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and seaside charm. Here's a guide to exploring this picturesque coastal town:

    Cascais Old Town: Start your visit by exploring the historic center of Cascais, with its cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and quaint squares. Wander through the narrow alleyways lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants, and admire the traditional Portuguese architecture.

    Cascais Marina: Stroll along the waterfront promenade to the Cascais Marina, where you can admire the boats and yachts docked in the harbor. Enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and watch the fishermen at work as they bring in their daily catch.

    Beaches: Cascais is known for its beautiful beaches, perfect for relaxing in the sun or enjoying water sports. Some popular beaches include Praia da Conceição, Praia da Rainha, and Praia do Tamariz. Whether you prefer swimming, sunbathing, or surfing, Cascais has a beach for you.

    Cultural Attractions: Discover Cascais' rich history and cultural heritage by visiting attractions such as the Cascais Citadel (Cidadela de Cascais), a historic fortress that now houses a cultural center and art exhibitions. Don't miss the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, a museum dedicated to the renowned Portuguese artist.

    Shopping: Cascais offers plenty of shopping opportunities, from boutique stores selling local crafts and souvenirs to upscale fashion boutiques. Explore the shops along Rua Frederico Arouca and Rua Afonso Sanches to find unique treasures to take home.

    Visiting Cascais offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty, history, and culture of Portugal's coastline. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, Cascais has something for everyone.

  • 7 Passage through Estoril

    Return to Lisbon following the entire coast, passing through Estoril, Carcavelos admiring the immense beaches that the coast offers us and that welcomes us to Lisbon but that announces the end of a unique day, spent in our company. This is how we end the Tour to Sintra Cascais.


 

Terms and Conditions

It is not allowed to smoke or eat inside the vehicles

Celina Tours strives to transport passengers comfortably and comply with the Itineraries of each Tour that are described on the Site, and indicated on the Voucher. However circumstances beyond our control may prevent the fulfillment of this responsibility.
The following are examples of circumstances that are not within our control.

  • Exceptional or severe weather conditions
  • Deaths and accidents on the roads
  • Vandalism and terrorism
  • Strikes by Third Parties
  • Impossible to enter the Monuments for reasons beyond Celina Tours





Why should you visit Sintra

  • 1History

    Sintra is rich in History. In the Sintra region, there are records of human presence since the bronze age, without forgetting periods such as the Roman era and the Muslim occupation. Later, kings and members of the court lived here, in addition to it always being a very popular place for artists who found all the inspiration they needed in the beauty and tranquility of Sintra.

  • 2 Castles and palaces

    The monuments constitute one of the landmarks of Sintra. If you don't have much time available to explore the village of Sintra, it's a must to visit the Palácio Nacional de Sintra, a work that dates back to Moorish times.
    The chimneys in its kitchens are emblematic, rising to an incredible 33 meters in height. As for the interior, you can count on all the beauty, richness and luxury that defines a palace. Impressive is, for example, the Coat of Arms room, with tiles from floor to ceiling.
    Nearby is Quinta da Regaleira, built in the first decades of the 20th century by António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. A work full of surprises and mysticism, it has an Initiatory Well (an incredible 30 meters deep), the Carvalho Monteiro palace/residence and the wonderful gardens where you can and should stroll.
    Finally, it is impossible not to go to the Palácio da Pena, which is located at the top of the Sintra mountain range. The Palace is built on a rock, emerging from the surrounding nature, absolutely powerful and admirable. A “living” example of Portuguese romanticism architecture from the 19th century. Its Manueline and Moorish influences are evident, both inside and outside. The palace itself is connected on foot to another attraction: the Castelo dos Mouros, which you can access via a path full of nature. In this castle, you will find a fort that dates back to the 10th century, that is, it dates back to the period of the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. Walk along the “round paths” around the castle and enjoy the magnificent views over the town, the Paço de Sintra, the Palácio da Pena and the immense Atlantic Ocean.

  • 3 Sweets

    Sintra is also known for its delicacies, namely its sweets. A must-see is Casa Piriquita, right in the center of the town, a pastry shop with over 150 years old, where the traditional piriquita pillows are made, prepared with crispy and sweet puff pastry made from almonds and eggs (an absolute delicious!).
    Cruz Alta pastries are also popular and are a tribute to the highest point of the Sintrense mountains, not to mention the traditional queijada of Sintra. You should definitely visit Sintra

  • 4 Streets

    The streets of the historic center of Sintra are incredible and walking through them is an excellent afternoon plan. The local architecture is graceful and admirable and there are many restaurants and cafes that will make you stop. There is also a lot of street commerce, such as craft shops, wine, souvenirs and even ginginha! Even if you visit the town of Sintra in the middle of summer, fog and mist are characteristic of the mountains, so a coat or scarf can always be useful.

  • 5 Calm, green landscape

    In addition to all the vegetation already mentioned, Sintra also has the Parque da Liberdade, which is located on a hillside and has many trails to follow. All routes have ups and downs that cross magnificent forests, where the flora includes hundreds of trees, of dozens of different species.
    Along the way, there is also a waterfall with water coming from the mountains, works of art and a small playground. Needless to say, this is a great area for a picnic.


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


  • 1 What are the prices for Tour Sintra Monuments?
    • Palácio da Pena: €14 - Indicative value - Please check the Parques de Sintra website
    • Quinta da Regaleira: 11€ - Indicative value - You must consult the Quinta da Regaleira website
  • 2 Purchase of Palacio da Pena and Quinta da Regaleira Tickets

    Ticket prices at the Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira are not included in the value of the Tour Sintra.

    You must not buy tickets online or in advance. Tickets are purchased on the day of the tour together with the Guide

    When buying tickets, either in advance or on the day of the tour, it is necessary to indicate the time of entry. As it is a group tour, the group must have the same entry time. If each person has different entry times, it will be impossible to do the Sintra Tour

  • 3 Groups with more than 8 people how to book?

    Each Van has 8 Available Seats

    For groups of more than 8 people, we will provide 2 or More Vans.

    For groups of more than 16 people we will provide a bus

    To book for groups of more than 8 people, please send an email to reservas@celina-tours.com

  • 4 I travel alone how do I book the Sintra Tour

    Group Tours are only carried out with a minimum of 2 people

    If you travel alone, we will have to include you in a group

    When traveling alone, you must contact us at least 48 hours in advance by email or WhatsApp to make your reservation

    If you want to book in advance and guarantee your tour to Sintra you must pay for 2 people

  • 5 Where is the Pickup Location?

    The pickups at Celina Tours are carried out at the hotel or place of residence in Lisbon

    If the vehicle cannot enter the street of your address, we will arrange a point close to your Address to carry out the pickup

    If you are staying outside the City of Lisbon, we will arrange a meeting point

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