- Sintra's fairytale castle is a Lisbon must-see
- Visit westernmost point in Europe
Miguel was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide
The majestic town of Sintra, just outside Lisbon, is one of the most popular day-trips from the Portuguese capital. This enthralling Lisbon gift experience takes you on a guided tour of Sintra’s stunning architecture, and through the extravagant Pena Palace, perched on a rock overlooking Sintra National Park and the dramatic Atlantic coast. You’ll learn the romantic history of the palace, and be wowed by its magnificent Moorish and Manueline stylings. Another point of interest on the tour is the Quinta de Regaleira, where you can admire the fascinating Initiation Well, calling to mind Dante’s “Seven Circles of Hell”.
After pausing for a traditional Portuguese lunch, you’ll continue on in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe and a well-known photography spot. Journeying towards the seaside resort of Cascais beloved by European nobility and the international jet set, you’ll pass gorgeous beaches and stop at the “Devil’s Mouth” cave, a dramatic hole in the rocks formed by crashing waves. There will be time for a scenic stroll along the elegant harbour in Cascais, before you’re dropped off back at your hotel. Covering many of the must-see locations outside the city, this Lisbon tour is sure to be a highlight of your stay.