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Itinerary
After a pickup from your Lisbon hotel, travel out along the coast to the picturesque Sintra region. Surrounded by hills and abundant vegetation, Sintra has long been a playground for royals and aristocrats, and the Portuguese royal family often used it for summer getaways.

Admire the incredible vistas as you approach Sintra, and look out for the fairytale castles and extravagant villas that are set amid the forested hills. As you travel, listen to your private guide recount the history of the stunning town and its most notable landmarks. Stop at a bakery and warm up your taste buds with a traditional Portuguese pastry.

Pay a visit to the jaw-dropping Pena National Palace, a pastel-colored, 19th-century castle set high in the Sintra hills. This former royal abode pays homage to Manueline and Moorish architectural styles, with rich ornamentation and onion domes. Check out its extravagant interior, which is decked out with late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings and looks much the same as it would have done when the royals inhabited it.

Head to the old village of Sintra, where you’ll stop to eat a 3-course lunch at a family-owned restaurant, which will include a soft drink or beer, as well as a coffee. After lunch, take a drive with your private guide along the coast to the famous beauty spot, Cabo da Roca. This dramatic headland is the westernmost point on the European mainland. During the drive, you’ll also pass Seteais Palace and the Palace of Monserrate, two more of Sintra’s striking royal residences.

Come afternoon, visit a local wine cellar, where you’ll get to take part in a fun and informative tasting session of four regional wines. Then, relax during the journey back to Lisbon, where your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Locations visited
Park and National Palace of Pena
Cabo da Roca
Monserrate Palace
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Overview
Take time out of your city break in Lisbon and head into the hills of Sintra for this private day trip. With your very own guide, you’ll travel to the age-old town of Sintra, one of the Portuguese Royal Family’s favorite resorts. Visit fairy-tale Pena National Palace; sit down for lunch at a family-run restaurant; and revel in the sea views from the Cabo da Roca cliffs before finishing the day with a wine tasting in a local cellar.
Highlights
  • Private day trip from Lisbon to Sintra including lunch and wine tasting
  • Discover the history and beauty of Sintra, a favorite resort for Portuguese royalty
  • Visit Pena National Palace, a fairytale castle set high in the Sintra hills
  • Snack on a traditional Portuguese pastry and dine on regional cuisine during a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant
  • See Sintra's most scenic lookouts including the Atlantic cliffs of Cabo da Roca
  • Sip on four locally produced wines during a tasting session at a wine cellar
  • Receive undivided attention from a knowledgeable private guide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Memorable day spent with Miguel

MIguel is an outstanding guide. He is savvy enough to have picked us up 1/2 hour early so we would be some of the first people entering the Castelo Pena. He is knowledgeable, likable, and an exceptional driver. He was very patient with my trying...More

1  Thank Joe H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect day trip from Lisbon

Our guide Andy provided a wonderful, customized day in Sintra and Cascais. He is very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. Would not hesitate to recommend him. Also brought us for one of our favorite lunches at a local establishment.

Thank Renee3885
Reviewed July 5, 2018
Absolutely wonderful tours - Lisbon and the next day Sintra!

We were so happy to have Andy [Diogo] both days, He took us all around Lisbon the first day and to Sintra the next day! He took us to the custard tart bakery, his favorite places to eat, the Moorish castle, a private winery visit...More

1  Thank Martha J
Reviewed June 6, 2018
Perfectly organised, fantastic day with Joao Forjaz (John)

Our Sintra private tour was one of our best experiences. We had to reschedule it only 1 day ahead from the 6th June to the 5th and the company did everything to make it happen. We got the best guide ever, Joao who arrived on...More

Thank Lauricica
Gonzalo F, Owner at Sintra Magik Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello again, It was a pleasure to have you here this week, and to be able to accommodate your last minute change on your trip. John (Joao) is indeed a great private tour guide, and one of the best you can find to visit Sintra....More

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais Portugal

During our three day tour to Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais, Roy(Rui) was very knowledgeable about Portugal's vast history and taught us a lot that you wouldn't know otherwise. He was always pleasant, respectful and well-dressed. His suggestions in dealing with jet lag were spot on....More

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Hi Albert. My husband, myself and the tour guide were the only people in the group. We traveled by van which did have air conditioning. I believe the tour was around 8 hours, but you can adjust it according to what you... More
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