Sintra, Cascais and Estoril
Stroll through the enchanting village of Sintra and get lost among its palaces like the National Sintra Palace and Pena Palace, go on a guided panoramic tour of Guincho, visit the westernmost point of Europe and more when you book this scenic five-hour excursion in Lisbon. This scenic tour includes entrance to enchanting monuments like the National Sintra Palace and a knowledgeable guide and interpreter who will take you on an official panoramic guided tour of places like Guincho and Estoril where you will admire its gorgeous gardens. With the chance to delight in sweets and stop by the cosmopolitan village of Cascais, stroll past palaces where the Portuguese royal families spent their summers, stop at Boca do Inferno and Europe's most western point of Cabo da Roca, this scenic tour is ideal for history buffs and culture enthusiasts.
Begin your scenic excursion by catching a cab (at your own expense) or hopping on a complimentary shuttle that whisks you away from your port terminal in Lisbon to the enchanting village of Sintra. This charming village sits on the Portuguese River near the Sintra Mountains and is home to historic chalets and palaces like the Pena Palace. The Pena Palace is a historic Romanticist castle that began construction in the Middle Ages. As you pass by this hilltop palace, take time to admire its eclectic architectural style, which features Romanesque Revival, Neo-Gothic, and Neo-Manueline elements.
Next, follow your guide to explore the beautiful palace where Portuguese royal families resided during the summer months, the National Sintra Palace. While this UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to the Middle Ages and was a favorite summer residence of Portuguese royals like King Duarte I, today it serves as a historic museum. Next, follow your guide to see stunning cliff-side, ocean views when you stop at continental Europe's most western point, Cabo da Roca. Continue from here and make your way to the gorge known as Hell's Mouth, or Boca do Inferno, to admire the waves crashing against the seaside cliffs' rocky walls.
Your scenic tour continues with a guided tour of Guincho Beach where you can catch panoramic views of its coastal shoreline. Just over three miles away from the beach, make your next stop at the cosmopolitan town of Cascais. This seaside resort village was a popular destination among the Portuguese Royal families who made Cascais their summertime residence. Also other prominent royal and political figures frequented this area such as King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and King Umberto II of Italy. Wrap up your scenic tour with a stop at Casino Estoril to admire its gorgeous gardens and catch panoramic views of the town that served as the inspiration behind the James Bond movie Casino Royale.
Whether you're looking to stroll among palaces in the stunning village of Sintra or catch panoramic views on a guided tour through Casino Estoril, this cultural excursion offers it all. Reserve your spot today on this scenic tour for an unforgettable adventure in Portugal.