Lisbon Day Trip

June 26th 2023 in Day Trips
Lisbon Day Trip

On a full-day journey from Lisbon, explore Sintra's beauty and history, the charming Pena Palace, and the gorgeous coasts of Cabo da Roca and Cascais.

Depart from Lisbon on a full-day guided tour of some of Portugal's most popular destinations, including the historic Pena Palace in Sintra, the breathtaking cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy coastal town of Cascais. Choose between a shared tour and a personalised tour.

Your journey from Lisbon begins in Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Romanticist architecture, mediaeval estates and villas, and multiple royal palaces and castles.

Enjoy the freedom to choose whether to include an entry ticket and tour of the colourful Pena Palace or to get some extra free time instead.

Arriving early in Sintra increases your chances of avoiding huge lines if you go on a complete tour of its opulent interiors and rich grounds with your guide. Be amazed by the palace's fairy-tale-like look, stunning front, and lavish interior.

Then, proceed to Sintra's centre and have 1.5 hours of free time to explore independently. Your guide will recommend must-see places in the city and the best restaurant selections for great traditional Portuguese eating.

Continue to Cabo da Roca, Europe's westernmost point, and take in the breathtaking vistas of the ocean pounding against the steep granite cliffs. Stop at Guincho Beach if the weather permits; strong winds and large seas have made it a popular surfing location.

Finally, arrive in Cascais, a chic beach resort on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the gorgeous city centre, taking in Cascais' luxurious marina, charming fishing port, and a rebuilt fort that houses many local artisans.

After your free exploring time in Cascais, return to your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy more stunning views of the Portuguese coast on your drive back to Lisbon.