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.
Small group, driver/guide excellent. Two very interesting places, a very pleasant day.
Reviewer: Philip Smith
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: Anne and Marc Klowden
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: Rimma Barko
Excellent trip, the guide was very informative, attentively kind and funny. This made our trip the best!
Reviewer: Eleanor White
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.