Tour today was wonderful!! Andre was very informative and shared so much good information not only about the tour sites but was very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal and its popular sites. He also gave us recommendations on restaurants and things not to miss while we are here, a very good day!!
Sintra Small Group Tour
Beat the Crowds
Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Extravagant palaces, pastel-hued houses, and sweeping views — it is no wonder the cultural landscape of Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Portuguese For a Day delves deeper into the area than any other tour operator by taking you to four unique sites in the region. Explore Quinta da Regaleira, Pena Palace and Park, and Cascais, and stand at the westernmost point of Europe for an experience like no other.
Why You’ll Love This Tour:
Learn about the royals that lived in Sintra
Soak up stunning views at Pena Park & Palace
Visit the Quinta da Regaleira and venture down the famous well
Stand at the westernmost point of mainland Europe
Travel along the coastline until you reach the town of Cascais
Benefit from personalized attention in a small group tour
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Adult €75, Child (under 11) €50
8:00am – 8:30am (exact pick up time will be arranged via email)
Pick up and drop-off from centrally located Lisbon hotels/accommodations
Mandatory to wear a face mask in the vehicles and indoors
- Pick up & drop-off at your hotel/accommodation
- Entrance fee to Pena Park
- Entrance fee to Quinta da Regaleira
- Informative driver/guide
- Free WiFi
- Transportation in a van with AC
- Legal insurance in accordance with Portuguese law
- Guided visits inside the monuments
What to bring
Comfortable shoes and a light jacket, as the weather can change
About the guide
You will be accompanied by a driver/guide with impeccable knowledge of the region. All small group tours are available in English. If you would like your tour in another language, please contact us about a private tour.
Overview of your tour
If world-class destinations, friendly guides, and personalized attention are your thing, then you’ve come to the right place. Let Portuguese for a Day help you explore the cultural landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage Site by delving deeper into the region than any other tour company around! We’ll pick you up from your central location in Lisbon — bright and early to beat the crowds — before we make our way to beautiful Pena Park and Palace (park entrance fee included)*. We’ll then head to Quinta da Regaleira, a beautiful estate dating back to the end of the Portuguese monarchy. Take your time to explore grottos, underground paths, an inverted tower, a waterfall, and many more unique surprises. Afterwards, stroll through the streets of Sintra and enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch (at your own cost) in one of the many traditional restaurants. We like to recommend some of our favorite places to eat, and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction! With so many options available, you’re bound to find something to whet your appetite.
We’ll then cruise along the coast as far as Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, to enjoy sweeping views out over the ocean. Finish your Sintra Day Tour with a stop in the charming fishing town of Cascais for an authentic Portuguese experience. We’ll then head back to Lisbon, and you should reach your accommodation by 5pm.
* To enter the palace, it is necessary to purchase an additional ticket. You can do so at the time of booking or on location. If you choose not to purchase a ticket, the park grounds are extensive, and there is plenty to keep you busy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Hotel or apartment pick up is offered for the Sintra Tour: your pickup location should be at your accommodation. If we are unable to access/stop in your street with the van, we will arrange a convenient meeting point. We only collect from central Lisbon hotels or short-term rentals.
On a Small Group Sintra Tour you have access to Pena Park and the surrounding grounds. You can opt to purchase entry to Pena Palace at the time of booking on our website or on location. However, if you choose not to enter Pena Palace, there is still plenty to see and explore!
Yes, of course! Our group tours are a great way to meet like-minded travelers. All of our shared tours require a minimum of 2 people to run; however, we welcome reservations from solo travelers (no need to purchase two tickets!). If there are fewer than two people booked on tour, we will reschedule the tour for another day or offer you a different tour.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
Check out what other tour-goers are saying
Loved everything about this tour, my only regret was that I didn’t book it earlier in the week and that we didn’t book our other tours with this company. Andre was a fantastic guide, he was able to give us an overview of the history of everywhere we went but we were also given enough time to independently visit the palaces, gardens and small towns included in this tour.
Sintra is a magical place that was made even better for us by the great food recommendations from Andre. I highly recommend this tour. Do it early in your visit and listen to any recommendations you get, we visited a couple of restaurants in Lisbon based on our guides recommendations and they were fabulous.
The current climate makes it necessary to note that all covid regulations were followed. The vehicle we were in was large, masks were used at all times and hand sanitiser was in evidence in the vehicle and freely available for our use at all times.
I highly recommend Andre! He was personable and knowledgeable. You can tell that he actually enjoys what he does. The tour was jampacked with must-see attractions and monuments, especially for a first-time visitor like myself. Not only was he very accommodating, he was so helpful, answering any questions we had and also making many recommendations or suggestions outside of the scope of the tour. I am so thankful I booked!
Filipa was our guide and she was nothing short of phenomenal. Tour was excellent and she pointed us towards excellent food spots multiple times. Probably the best tour of our two week vacation. Also a great way to see multiple spots near Lisbon in a single day.