Unique Sintra & Cascais Villages

Sintra & Cascais tour
Price: $65.00
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Unique Sintra & Cascais Villages

On this Lisbon tour, you'll visit two scenic villages-each with its own personality. During this tour of Sintra and Cascais, expect to see some incredible natural landscapes and manmade structures. You'll be reaching for your camera every minute!

The first stop on this tour is Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. Before you start sightseeing, enjoy their famous puff pastries, known as travesseiros (pillow). These light pastries are rolled and folded seven times before being filled with almond-and-egg-york cream. There are also their renowned cheesecakes, which are so good that they were once used as a means of paying rent!

Now that your appetite is satisfied, continue to the amazing Pena Palace. The current palace dates back to 1839, when King Ferdinand II bought the ruins of the Hieronymite Monastery of Our Lady of Pena and started to adapt it for use as a residence according to his romantic taste. You'll also visit the beautiful cape Cabo Da Roca before arriving at Cascais, a former fishing village.

At Cascais, explore various nearby sites, like the Boca do Inferno, a famous cavern on the seaside cliffs. There's also the chance to try Santini's Gelati, whose famous ice cream has delighted guests for over six decades. Once time is up, you'll return to Lisbon in the company of your small group and tour guide. Book this Lisbon tour today for an unforgettable Portugal experience.

Please Note: The Pena Palace entrance fee (13 EUR per person) is not included in the tour price.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
7 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to get in and out of vehicle and walk independently. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
This tour was awesome
April 21, 2019
Saw the lovely villages of Sintra and Cascais. Had about an he free time in each. Wish we would have had more time. Saw lots of Lisbon, it was beautiful and clean. Very good tour. Well worth the money.
Reviewer: Tricia
5 Stars
Wonderful day
October 30, 2018
Small group, driver/guide excellent. Two very interesting places, a very pleasant day.
Reviewer: Sandra
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
July 02, 2018
Small group tour (four of us in a mini-van). The driver/guide was excellent (very knowledgeable and amiable). The castle was amazing, enjoyed the villages, pace of tour was perfect, had a most enjoyable day.
Reviewer: Philip Smith
5 Stars
Wonderful day and tour!
May 29, 2018
We loved our day in Sintra and Cascais. Kat was absolutely wonderful. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. She expertly maneuvered us into and through the crowds at the Pena Palace, told us where to try the yummy Sintra pastries, and provided delightful narration as we drove through Lisbon and the countryside. The small group size was great and the tour price was very reasonable. We will book with you again!
Reviewer: Anne and Marc Klowden
5 Stars
Trip to Unique Sintra and Cascais Village
October 03, 2016
Excellent trip, the guide was very informative, attentively kind and funny. This made our trip the best!
Reviewer: Rimma Barko
5 Stars
A tour you will never forget
October 03, 2016
Sintra is one of most unique villages anywhere. The tour of Pena Castle was coordinated nicely by our guide who knew the history and how to show it. There were hoards of tourists but he managed our group effectively. His English was excellent and the whole day a very pleasant experience.
Reviewer: Eleanor White
5 Stars