Kick off your tour at your Lisbon accommodation, where you’ll board a private air-conditioned vehicle in either the morning or afternoon. During the drive to Sintra, your driver-guide provides a historical overview of the region.
Your first stop is the National Palace of Quelez, the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family, before you proceed to explore the bucolic estate of Quinta da Regaleira, home to mysterious grottoes and statues.
Then, ascend SIntra Mountain and arrive at the region’s crowning glory, Pena National Palace, a UNESCO-listed confection of lemon-yellow and pastel-pink towers. Take a guided tour of the fairy tale palace’s interior at your own expense (please note, all entrance fees are at your own expense) before descending to SIntra’s historical center to enjoy its cobbled streets and narrow alleys.
During the journey to Cascais, an elegant coastal town, you’ll stop off at Boca da Inferno, which translates as the Mouth of Hell, to admire dramatic rock formations. After sufficient time to admire Cascais’ beaches and grand residences, your tour concludes with drop-off at your Lisbon hotel.