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Full-day Tour of Sintra, Pena Palace, and the Portuguese Riviera from Lisbon

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    What to Expect
    After a morning pickup from your accommodations, head west, straight to the historical center of Sintra, where you will have some time to explore the old streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Then, continue to Pena Palace, a most extravagant palace, built on a rock at an altitude of 500m, and dominating the whole coast to Lisbon. This building is a mixture of Moorish and Manueline architecture, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    After is time for lunch, usually at a local restaurant out of tourist zone in a village between Sintra and Cabo da Roca with attractive prices. (also is possible to have a lunch somewhere else, depends what group will decide).

    Next point is Cabo da Roca. Westernmost point on the continental Europe. 140m altitude, it offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. (around 15min).

    Next we passing a stunning beach, west of Cascais, Praia do Guincho. Praia do Guincho is the most scenic beach of the Lisbon coastline and the kingdom of the dunes and strong ocean wind. This is a paradise for surfers and windsurfers. depends on time we can stop for photos. Next stop is Boca do Inferno, or 'Mouth of Hell'. This breathtaking chasm located on a cliff-lined seashore close to Cascais will attract you with roaring waves crashing vigorously against the rocks.

    Finally a visit (depending on time) to Cascais, is described as a postcard-perfect little beach town. Cascais was once a quiet fishing village, but after European nobility discovered the little village and its idyllic setting, the town became a favorite vacation destination, and elegant Lisbon coast resort for international visitors.

    Later, return to Lisbon along the coast, passing by Estoril and admiring the beautiful coast and it’s beaches.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pickup from your hotel, apartment address or cruise ship
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Free time to explore at each stop
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Entrance tickets to Pena Palace
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats are available if selecting infant and child at time of booking
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews guide igor would highly recommend this tour pena palace well worth the money fantastic tour small group cabo roca sintra pickup sights miguel information bus portuguese
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our guide Igor was amazing, so friendly and helpful. He showed us all the great spots for photos and gave really good recommendations, whilst making sure we were on time throughout the day. The early start was definitely worth it to be able to explore...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank morrissarahj
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a very nice time during this tour. Our guide, Nuno, was a very pleasant guy, knowledgeable and fun. He made every moment interesting and enjoyable. Sintra is amazing, definitely worth a visit, and booking a tour is the best way to go if...More

    Thank nefelili
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My husband, two friends and I decided to book a private day tour of Sintra and the Portuguese riviera, with Go2Lisbon. What a good idea that turned out to be. Our guide, Miguel, was fantastic, very knowledgable, full of helpful suggestions, and an excellent driver,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank mibbly
    Victoria C, Guest Relations Manager at Go2Lisbon - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you! See you next time ;)

    Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

    This is the only tour we did in Lisbon, and we left at such a high note after it. Our guide Nunu was very informative and made sure we got both the history and anecdotal stories from the sights. He timed the tour in a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hinaba00
    Victoria C, Guest Relations Manager at Go2Lisbon - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Thank you!

    Reviewed 16 August 2019

    I booked this tour because I’d heard about how busy Sintra was and how a guide would help me to get there early and beat the queue. To be honest the palace is really not worth the trip but Sintra and surrounding area is a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jmon63
    Victoria C, Guest Relations Manager at Go2Lisbon - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2019

    Wow, thank you for the review!

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    eileen m
    22 July 2019|
    Response from mibbly | Reviewed this property |
    Like you I was confused, however, When you book, the form gives you the option of booking tickets to the Pena Palace, so you can do it then.
    eileen m
    15 July 2019|
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    Response from JaiArb | Reviewed this property |
    Yes Eileen. Admission is included. Have fun!
    30 April 2018|
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    Response from Rachel Z | Reviewed this property |
    Not so much walking is required except in Pene palace. If you want to reach the palace without climbing the hill you can pay a few extra euros to shuttle inside the park.
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