Private tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon
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Sintra & Cascais Tour

Discover castles and coastlines in the Lisbon region

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Joao's TEAM | about the guide

This private day tour is an ideal way to discover the beautiful coastline and stunning hillside towns near Lisbon including the historic town of Sintra and chic seaside resort of Cascais. Accompanied by your experienced local guide, you will explore some of Portugal's main sites near Lisbon and best-kept treasures with plenty of unmissable photo opportunities. The first part of the day is dedicated to Sintra, a colorful town set in the heart of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park. Famous for its history from the 12th till the 19th century Romantic architecture, the town is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Pena Palace, elected Europe's most beautiful palace; the Moorish Castle, offering key insights into Portuguese history and culture; and Cabo da Roca, Europe's most westerly point. The second part of the day will take you to Cascais with a short stop at Praia do Guincho (Guincho Beach) along the way. This former fisherman's village became famous as a royal holiday spot in the 19th century and is now a popular holiday destination.

(2 reviews)
  • Lisbon
    Portugal
  • 6 hrs
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Sintra / Pena Palace / Moorish Castle / Cascais / Guincho
transport :
Car or van with air-conditioning
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Yes
LANGUAGES:
Allemand/German (fluent), Portuguais/Portuguese (fluent), Anglais/English (fluent), Espagnol/Spanish (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Hotel pick-up and drop-off - Private guide services - Entrance tickets for the National Pena Palace and the Moorish castle - Transportation by air-conditioned car or van; - Bottled water

NOT INCLUDED

- Personal shopping - Lunch

ITINERARY

Beginning at your hotel or cruise port in Lisbon, this private tour will whisk you off to the Old Town of Sintra. After exploring the winding streets, you will visit the Moorish Castle, Pena Palace and Cabo da Roca. Next stop? Cascais. Snaking along the picturesque Coastal Road, you will stop at Praia do Guincho and wander around the chic seaside resort of Cascais, before heading back to Lisbon. The exact itinerary of your private tour can be adjusted to your requirements. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that this tour is not available for solo travelers.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel or from a cruise port
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel or from a cruise port

about
your guide

Joao

Lisbon

languages :
Allemand/German, Portuguais/Portuguese, Anglais/English, Espagnol/Spanish

A German born in Portugal, I was raised in England, Spain and Germany before coming back to Portugal, my adopted country. Working in finance for 20 years allowed me to visit most of Portugal, and decide I wanted to live out my passion: travel. Passionate about the road and eager for new experiences and encounters, I like to get lost in a new place and find my way by making new friends and getting to know their culture. As I wanted to share my excitement for travel and discovery of remote places, I started to organise some trips for my friends, family and colleagues, focusing on the important things in life. The decision of changing career came then naturally so I created a little travel company showing the wild and unseen parts of Portugal. With my customized tours and trips, I try to give another image of Portugal, a beautiful and tolerant country opened to languages, cultures and religions, but with a strong identity and history. With my fantastic team of tour guides, I organise and polish up quality tours in Portugal, which focus on nature and culture, always far from crowded touristic paths. During my tours, you will stimulate your senses learning local tips and lifestyles: seeing wildlife, catching wild fish, going to fresh markets, eating in traditional restaurants, making your own jam, enjoying tasting liqueur and learning about its 450 years old recipe, as well as many more exclusive experiences. PS : my tours could also be guided by Paulo or Rodrigo.

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2 reviews

average rate :
Mary
United States - 22.03.2018

My two friends and I loved our tour to Sintra and Cascais and agree that we would not have wanted to do it any other way. To be able to relax and not worry about the details of travel and traffic and tickets and lines was well worth the money spent. Our guide Paulo was amazing. Fluent in English and a true native to the area, he had many gems of information to share with us. He was kind and patient and had such a terrific sense of humor. He gave us a personalized tour of the castle and palace, weaving us through crowded areas and adding tidbits of information every step of the way. After Sintra we were starving so Paulo made an adjustment to the itinerary and made a stop in a small town at a charming local restaurant where we had a fabulous authentic Portuguese lunch. We can't say enough good things about this tour.

Audrey
Australia - 07.11.2017

Our trip to Sintra and Cascais was great. The guide who took us there was very knowledgable, very fluent in English and friendly. The transport was comfortable and clean. The tour to the Pena Palace was great and was not rushed at all. We also took a leisurely walk in Cascais soaking in the local atmosphere with an well deserved ice cream stop. A must do tour!

Sintra & Cascais Tour Private tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: This private day tour is an ideal way to discover the beautiful coastline and stunning hillside towns near Lisbon including the historic town of Sintra and chic seaside resort of Cascais. Accompanied by your experienced local guide, you will explore some of Portugal's main sites near Lisbon and best-kept treasures with plenty of unmissable photo opportunities. The first part of the day is dedicated to Sintra, a colorful town set in the heart of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park. Famous for its history from the 12th till the 19th century Romantic architecture, the town is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Pena Palace, elected Europe's most beautiful palace; the Moorish Castle, offering key insights into Portuguese history and culture; and Cabo da Roca, Europe's most westerly point. The second part of the day will take you to Cascais with a short stop at Praia do Guincho (Guincho Beach) along the way. This former fisherman's village became famous as a royal holiday spot in the 19th century and is now a popular holiday destination. Customer reviews:
Sintra & Cascais Tour ,
5/ 5stars
My two friends and I loved our tour to Sintra and Cascais and agree that we would not have wanted to do it any other way. To be able to relax and not worry about the details of travel and traffic and tickets and lines was well worth the money spent. Our guide Paulo was amazing. Fluent in English and a true native to the area, he had many gems of information to share with us. He was kind and patient and had such a terrific sense of humor. He gave us a personalized tour of the castle and palace, weaving us through crowded areas and adding tidbits of information every step of the way. After Sintra we were starving so Paulo made an adjustment to the itinerary and made a stop in a small town at a charming local restaurant where we had a fabulous authentic Portuguese lunch. We can't say enough good things about this tour.
Sintra & Cascais Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Our trip to Sintra and Cascais was great. The guide who took us there was very knowledgable, very fluent in English and friendly. The transport was comfortable and clean. The tour to the Pena Palace was great and was not rushed at all. We also took a leisurely walk in Cascais soaking in the local atmosphere with an well deserved ice cream stop. A must do tour!