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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

By Inside Lisbon Tours
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About
Unless you rent a car, traveling between the dispersed landmarks of Sintra and Cascais is a difficult task. Journey along Lisbon’s Atlantic coast with ease on a small-group day trip, limited to just eight people to guarantee personalized attention from your guide. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace, enjoy time at your leisure in the historic center of Sintra, and stop at the affluent coastal town of Cascais.
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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Relax during a hassle-free day trip to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon 
  • Avoid the stress of renting a car and travel between landmarks with ease
  • Enjoy a mix of guided tours and free time in Sintra and at Pena National Palace
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight people

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Entrance ticket to Pena Palace & Park
  • Guided visit to Pena Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance ticket to Sintra National Palace, the one that can be visited during free time in Sintra.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

This guided tour begins in central Lisbon. Greet your guide and board an air-conditioned minivan destined for Sintra. Your first stop is Pena National Palace, where you can explore the neighboring Pena Park and take a guided tour of the colorful palace. After ample time to photograph the UNESCO World Heritage Site, take advantage of free time to wander the historic center of Sintra and purchase lunch (own expense). Once you’ve reconvened with your guide, return to the coach and travel past Quinta da Regaleira and the Palace of Monserrate. Stop at the cliffside lookout point of Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point, and pay a brief visit the Hell’s Mouth (Boca da Inferno) and Cascais, a charming seaside resort. Here you can enjoy some time to stroll along the beach. Your tour concludes at your original departure point in Lisbon.

Departure details
  • Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa, Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-144 Lisboa, Portugal Please meet our guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Most of the times the guide will park the vehicle in a underground parking lot, so don't worry if you don't see any vehicles approaching.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5383SINTRACASCAIS

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Duration of stop at Cascais Beach depends on weather conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infant / child seats are mandatory for children aged 0-11. These are available on request if child age is advised at time of booking.
  • There is no room in our vehicles for strollers and luggage
  • If the booking is for more than 8 people, the group might be divided in separate vehicles
  • In peak season, very rarely, might be operated in a 24 seat minibus
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point for this tour is Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon, Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-144 Lisboa.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5383SINTRACASCAIS

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa
    Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-144 Lisboa, Portugal
    Please meet our guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Most of the times the guide will park the vehicle in a underground parking lot, so don't worry if you don't see any vehicles approaching.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Park and National Palace of Pena
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Centro Historico de Sintra
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cabo da Roca
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Guincho Beach
    Boca do Inferno
  • 4
    Centro Historico de Cascais
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Casino Estoril
  • You'll return to the starting point
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    Katie C
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    Get your steps in with a side of history
    We walked about 5k up and down the hills of Lisbon on this great historical walking tour. The guide, Jose, gave a great historical summary of the history of Portugal and Lisbon before walking us through the neighborhoods of Lisbon. On the tour we stopped at many points along the way to hear the historical significance of the various sites and monuments. Jose was very knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone's questions. He was also very funny! It's about 3.5 hours on your feet, so wear comfortable shoes! But the walking is at a slower pace, which makes it good for stopping to take pictures. There are enough stops so the walking doesn't get too tiring. We were lucky to have good weather, but Lisbon can be rainy, so be sure to check the weather ahead of time and be prepared if rain is in the forecast. The hills in Lisbon are no joke, so also be prepared to wear layers in case you get hot/cold! Overall, great tour! Very informative and a great way to get some exercise while learning Lisbon's rich history!
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    Introduction to the History and key locations of downtown Lisbon
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    Definitely book this tour!
    Filipe was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the history of Lisbon, and also gave us lots of tips on how to navigate the city, and places to eat. We also really enjoyed our little tastings, which added to the experience and quality of the tour. We would highly recommend booking this.
  • Kirsten K
    Kirsten K
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    Food, culture and history
    The tour was a perfect combination of food, culture and history around Lisbon. Martin was enthusiastic and informative. The small group size was perfect and allowed some impromptu stops including buying a local specialty wine in a chocolate cup from a lady selling it from her front door!
  • SDGirl98
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    Fun, tasty and interesting tour!
    Great tour with Ana trying Portuguese food, drinks and learning more about the history and the city of Lisbon. I joined the tour by myself and the group was a good mix of friends, couples and other solo folks. Ana was relaxed, fun and had alot of great information to share.
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    W6798BYerici
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    Interesting and authentic
    I don’t usually like organized tours but our guide Daniel made the tour very interesting and fun. It’s informative and authentic
  • 333tinan
    333tinan
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    This is a fantastic tour!
    This is a great tour and definitely worth doing. We had Ana as our guide and she was fabulous! Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, just an overall joy to be with. The five stops really touch on a variety of Portuguese food and drinks, you will be full when you're done. This is a fantastic tour.
  • dannisarge
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    One of the highlights of our trip
    Honestly one of our highlights on our short trip to Lisbon. So glad that we did this on the first day. Interactive and all round good fun. Not too strenuous.
  • Amanda S
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    Great tour!
    During our recent stay in Lisbon, my husband and I joined this food tour. Our guide, Ana, was excellent. She provided lots of information and showed us a very good time. The food and drinks were great and we really enjoyed trying some items we would not have tried otherwise.
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    151minab
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    Great experience
    Daniel was a great guide and we enjoyed the entire tour. It was a great blend between a history lesson, cultural and culinary experience. Highly recommend.
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    Lisbon food and wine tour
    Went to 6 or 7 bars/eateries that you would never have found by yourself. A good variety of drinks and eats were on offer… all delicious. Alexa is a great guide. Thoroughly recommend this tour.
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    Great walking tour of Lisbon
    We did this fantastic walking tour of Lisbon today with Daniel and really enjoyed it. We went at a gentle pace but covered a lot of ground as he introduced us to the hidden elevators around the city. Very knowledgeable, friendly and funny guide
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    447kingab
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    Perfect walking tour
    We had a great day on our walking tour in around Lisbon, with our lovely tour guide Daniel, he is a real local patriot with lots of knowledge about hidden gems and shortcuts of the city. He was very pleasant and professional with perfect English & great humour.
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    Great way to start your stay
    A great introduction, not only to Lisbon, but to the history of Portugal. Our guide (Alex) was very knowledgeable, articulate, and entertaining. The tour was well planned and provided many ideas for us to explorer on our own during our stay. I highly recommend this tour.
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Stephanie A
Beaverton, OR769 contributions
Feb. 2020
Tour was in both French and English, which made it hard to ask questions, because the guide was constantly flipping between languages to give his speech twice for each highlight. Too much time spent in shopping districts -- one that wasn't open yet (too early in the day) and one that was overrun with tourists. This "tour" isn't really much more than a narrated van ride where you pay for your own lunch, and get entrance to the castle. The castle is cool, but there have to be better options than this van ride. The lunch spot was tasty but overpriced. We had many, many meals throughout Portugal for less than half the price.
Written March 4, 2020
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Adam S
7 contributions
Aug. 2023
We almost always give 5 stars. But……. We booked this specifically because we had read about the horrible lines at Peña Castle. The description promised to take us to the castle first, before the crowds, followed by various other stops. On the day of the tour, the greeting was orderly (on the street in front of the Hard Rock Cafe) and we were sorted into our groups. The driver then informed us that the tour was not able to get enough morning tickets, so some vans would have to reverse our tour order and enter the castle at 2:30. Big bummer. This meant huge traffic jams on the one lane twisty road into Sintra. Furthermore, we could have simple purchased timed entry tickets ourselves for 2:30. The guided portion of the tour inside the castle was good. The driving was not great. A girl in the back of the van nearly got sick several times. Having booked this over a month in advance, we are very perplexed that we didn’t get the morning slot that was promised while other vans leaving the same morning did??? They clearly got overbooked, but didn’t respect the booking order as they planned which van would go in which time slot. Not cool. Thus, 3 stars. If we did this over, I would buy a timed-entry ticket, and take the train from Lisbon. We are also an active family, so climbing the hill would have been an awesome hike (though most would probably NOT agree, very steep). Then hike back down for lunch on one of the many many many quant restaurants in the historic town center carved into the cliffs (which reminded us of the Amalfi Coast).
Written August 13, 2023
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Hello Adam S., On that day, Pena Palace platform had an unexpected problem in the system, which gave us no other chance than to send some of our tour guides in an afternoon schedule. As a last minute issue, it gave us no time to check which were the oldest reservations (the people were already distributed in the Vans). As so, we really sorry if that fact impacted your experience negatively. Best regards,
Written October 26, 2023
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Piero H
3 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
The itinerary fails to tell you that you wont be spending some free time on some of the main attractions of the Sintra park. It is ONLY the palace even though nearby theres a lot to see.

The tour is most often bilingual so you will have to be lucky to get a guide that can smoothly switch between both languages. Mine spent 80% of the time on the language that we havent selected until we complained.

Lack of microphone for the tour guide made things difficult too since the Sintra palace is pretty tight while walking the corridors and there's a lot of people.

If you choose this tour, you will be giving up some precious time in Sintra park. If you dont have time its fine, but we decided to abandon the tour group since it was uncomfortable for us to be together because of the language barrier and also we would miss most of Sintra. Specifically the mouros ruins.

Giving it 2 stars instead of 1 because the tour provided us 80% refund since we abandoned it, so at least customer service took responsability. Would not recommend though.
Written September 7, 2023
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catarina_inside
Hello pieroh69, We understand your will to visit as many atractions as possible, however, to do things accordingly to what you said, it was not an 8h tour, but a 12h tour, or more. This tour is not just to Sintra, although it gives you the oportunity to visit the well known Pena Palace and the little town. Regarding the bilingual comentary, let me clarify that in our company, it may be in bilingual but it is not "most often bilingual", actually. We hope that you enjoyed your time after quiting the tour, at least. Best regards
Written October 3, 2023
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Grendy
14 contributions
Jun. 2021
We were so glad that we booked this tour as it was an easy way to see other sights outside of Lisbon that would have been cumbersome and aggravating to get to on our own. Our guide was a pleasant and informative man. The reason I am giving this tour three stars is because in the town of Sintra ,which was one of the most charming places I have seen,..... filled with adorable cafes and bakeries we were taken to a formal, overpriced and family run restaurant where we were seated with the other family on our tour who spoke French and did not speak English. We were all encouraged to order three course meals that took a long time to be served and honestly were not tasty and were overpriced. That lunch took up over an hour of our day and most importantly took time away that we could have had exploring Sintra. When we got to the town of Sintra just 5 minutes down the road we only had an hour to see the whole town which was not enough. Why would you now ask the tour group for their preference as to what they would like to do? I could imagine that most people would have opted to eat on their own at one of the dozens of restaurants in Sintra. All of us are on the tour to see Portugal not to sit in a family run restaurant on the outskirts of the main attraction. When we saw how lovely Sintra was my husband and I could not stop talking about how we wish we had more time there. We had already booked their other popular tour to Nazare,Obidos and Fatima so I called the company afterwards and requested that we be given free time during the time for our lunch and explore. I was so glad that I had that conversation as we really enjoyed our lunch in Nazare. We found a little cafe right on the water where we had $2 euro local beers and Sangria, a great fish sandwich for $4 Euro and then treated ourselves to an amazing gelato place down the street. It was fast and informal and we had plenty of time to walk around and actually see Nazare. The usual restaurant that they take groups to wasn't on the water and had very formal meals. I am not suggesting that isn't appealing to some folks but when I travel I am there to see the local sights and take in the culture of the place. It was uncomfortable I am sure for all of us to be sat with other tourists at the same table who do not speak the same language. I speak zero French and felt so badly for the nice couple who was trying to struggle through making conversation in English. It was also noted that our guide chose not to sit with us so we were on our own to try to make conversation with each other for over an hour. The cod fish pastry had bones in it and the meat was so tough it was hard to cut. We also had a fish soup that based on the smell I opted to not even try.
Written July 3, 2021
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veronicainside
Dear Wendy, First of all thank you for your feedback and our apologies for this situation. Usually we give 1h30 free in Sintra to visit the village and to have lunch. Sometimes the guides can recommend a restaurant where it's possible all the customers join a meal. We're sorry to know that it didn't correspond to the expectations even though the lunch is not included on the tour. We hope that you had enjoy all the other places we visit along the tour and at least we're happy to know that your tour to Fátima and Obidos run in a different way.  Once again we do apologize for the situation. Kind regards,
Written July 12, 2021
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Pedro
5 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
My family and(group of 4) went on the Sintra-Cas Cais tour with Rodrigo as our tour guide. Rodrigo was very knowledgeable and a very well mannered guide, making the tour, not only informative, but very enjoyable. We toured the Pena Palace and were left to tour the town of Sintra afterwards. Rodrigo gave us insider tips on a few of the bakeries and gift shops in the area.
Next, we headed to a local restaurant named Julio’s. Here, we enjoyed our favorite meal of our Portuguese vacation! We had a 3 course meal with a few bottles of red and white wine for only 25€ and I truly recommend having the roasted lamb! After lunch, we quickly visited the western most tip of Portugal and off to the chíc beach town of Cas Cais. Here, Rodrigo explained the allure of Cas Cais and its history of noble residents and visitors. Again, we were left to explore Cas Cais’s beach front for an hour before taking the scenic drive back to Lisbon. This day trip was well worth the costs and a great way to expand on a vacation visit to Lisbon. I highly recommend Rodrigo! He is an asset and a shining star!
Written September 1, 2022
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Anish Pednekar
20 contributions
Nov. 2019
Made a day trip to Sintra and Cascais from Lisboa. Since I was with my wife and infant son, we took a tour and the guide was very warm and friendly. She spoke passionately about the history and culture of her country. We really enjoyed the Fado music she played and tried teaching us!
Written October 15, 2020
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Alexandra R
4 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Solo
Alberto was a great guide! He was very knowledgeable, and answered any questions the group had in great detail. He made a slight detour to one of his favourite spots on the way and this turned out to be a really special and peaceful moment for everyone involved. I’d highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city of Lisbon and if you’re lucky enough to have Alberto as your tour guide, you WILL NOT be disappointed. Thank you Alberto :)
Written May 26, 2023
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Andrew A
Atlanta, GA49 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
David Campos was our guide and he provided our family of 8 an amazing and unforgettable experience. Great tour throughout, in the car and on foot. Felt very well taken cared of and all suggestions were spot on, from places to take photos to all meal and snack locations. Very fun!
Written January 6, 2020
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Melissa
5 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We had an incredible day exploring Sintra and Cascais with our tour guide, Patricia. From the moment she picked us up (perfectly on time), she was engaging, informative and entertaining. We laughed, we sang and we explored beautiful sites. She even went above and beyond to keep our mom company when she needed to take some breaks with walking up the stairs. The description of the tour does advise there are some physical limitations so keep them in mind when booking this tour. Lots of stairs at Peña Palace but there is a mini bus up to the palace which was a welcome surprise. Patricia never made us feel rushed and was sure we got to see every bit (and more!) described in this tour. She even made our lunch reservation at a traditional Portuguese restaurant. Lunch is not included in the price, but very reasonable for all that was included with the meal, and it was delicious!! It’s an excellent way to see some very special areas of Portugal. You won’t be disappointed!
Written August 20, 2022
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Ritu D
Tallinn, Estonia18 contributions
Apr. 2019
Simply out of the fairy tale, it was a dream come true. The visit enatiled a fantastic experience of witnessing how the various discoveries of land, includig the one discovered by Vasco de Gama eventually influenced the architecture of one side of the Penna palace constructed in the Indian (Rajasthani style) style of architecture with domed windows etc. I strongly recommend.
Written February 29, 2020
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