Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon

9 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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Explore Sintra and Cascais on a 9-hour group tour from Lisbon, limited to 8 people and only in English. You’ll visit the charming village of Sintra and you’ll have the chance to taste the delicious and famous pastries - travesseiros (pillows) and the Sintra cheesecakes (queijadas). Then you’ll visit the westernmost point of continental Europe - Cabo da Roca - once considered the end of the world. It will take your breath away! On the way to Cascais, you´ll enjoy astonishing sea views. Then you'll stop at Cascais, a lovely beach town where you can stroll around, have lunch, or snack. Your last stop is the unique and surprising Pena Palace, a formers royal palace that looks like a fairytale.


  • Park and Palace of Pena entrance fee (14€ per person)
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Maximum 8 people
  • Local guide and driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

What to expect

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Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

Sintra is an old and mainly pedestrian village that was founded thousand years ago. The Greeks named Sintra the "Mountain of the Moon" and today is still a true fairy tale village. Is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1995. Here you will have free time for lunch (lunch costs are not included) and to enjoy some famous travesseiros (pillows), in a old bakery that existed since 1862, they are light puff pastries that are turned, rolled and folded seven times, and then filled with delicious almond-and-egg-yolk cream and lightly dusted with sugar. You can also enjoy the Sintra cheesecakes.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Piriquita II, R. Padarias 18, 2710-603 Sintra, Portugal

Visit an old bakery (in the same family since 1862) to enjoy the famous travesseiros (pillows), which are light puff pastries that are turned, rolled and folded seven times, and then filled with delicious almond-and-egg-yolk cream and lightly dusted with sugar. Or you can enjoy the Sintra cheesecakes (the first references date back to the XIII century; at that time, these cheesecakes were a form of payment for rent).

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Colares, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Colares and its famous wine cellars are on our way to the Atlantic Ocean. Colares is a quaint village famous for its wine, a royal passion that started in the 13th century. The landscape had been sticking in time and around we can enjoy old villas, beautiful mansions, small and big farm areas or a centenary tram.

Stop At: Estrada Cabo da Roca, Colares 2705-001 Portugal

We will make a stop in the wild Cabo da Roca, which is a 150 meters (500 feet) cliff that forms the western most point of continental Europe. Facing the roaring Atlantic, this spot is a surprising and remote landscape with amazing views.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Farol do cabo da Roca, Estrada do Cabo da Roca, Sintra 2705-001 Portugal

The Cabo da Roca lighthouse is one of Portugal's most famous lighthouses. We cannot go inside, but we can enjoy this beautiful XVIII-century building from the outside.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Guincho Beach, Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, Cascais Portugal

The Guincho beach is beautiful sandy beach area 9 km away from Cascais. It’s a protected landscape where we can see dunes and endemic flora. It’s also a popular destination for surfers.

Pass By: Museu Condes de Castro, Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia, Cascais 2750-800 Portugal

This summer palace was built between 1897-1900 by an Irish nobleman, Jorge O'Neill. It's a classic example of "summer architecture".

Pass By: Palacio Cidadela Cascais, Avenida Dom Carlos I, Cascais 2750-310 Portugal

The Citadel of Cascais is a set of fortifications built between the XV century and the XVII century to defend Cascais and Lisbon. Was, since the XIX century, a former Royal Palace area.

Stop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais Portugal

Cascais is a former fishing village that gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Nowadays, it is a popular vacation spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists. Nowadays is village with small museums, picturesque gardens, a shiny marina and a pedestrianized old town. We will stop here for a while and sugest you to try the most famous ice cream of Portugal, Santini’s Gelati!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal

We will visit the remarkable Pena Palace, one of the major expressions of 19th-century romanticism in the world. The current palace dates back to 1839, when King Ferdinand II bought the ruins of the Monastery of Our Lady of Pena and started to adapt it for use as a residence according to his romantic taste. We will, not only visit the Pena Palace, but also explore some parts of the Pena Park.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour will be only in English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bring at least a light jacket since sometimes the weather is highly variable
  • We were certified as a “Clean and Safe” company by the Portuguese authorities. An internal protocol was implemented to avoid risks of contagion.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
October 2023

Start to finish, this was a great day. Comfortable transportation, fascinating locations and one of the best guides ever. Time was well -planned and included the lovely seaside town of Cascais. Sintra is not to be missed for it's historical and architectural interest.

Jennifer V
October 2023

This tour was excellent, all the stops really built on each other to the final culmination at Peña Palace. Truly an awesome way to see more of beautiful Portugal. Even though it was full day, with the air conditioner in the van, some restful stops, it was perfect. Our guide Ines was beyond wonder...

October 2023

Tania's passion for Portugal and its history is incredible. Her story telling ability enabled us to fully comprehend and enjoy the history of Portugal and enhanced our experience in a fantastic way. She was so excited to take us to many amazing places in Portugal! We fell in love through Tania’s ...

September 2023

This tour was amazing! Can’t recommend enough to anyone who is looking to see Sintra in a day trip. I loved the 8 person max and it provided a very intimate feeling tour. The views were STUNNING and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and so much fun! From Lisbon this was a fast trip and ou...

September 2023

Tania our guide for the day was passionate about her city Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais. She was an exemplary driver and ensured we were all comfortable for the day. Her knowledge of the Peña Palace and details of the architecture and history were very interesting. It was easy to see how much she en...

September 2023

Nice tour. Our guide was great. Worth paying more for small group tour when the guide is this helpful.

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