Sintra, Cascais & Lisbon- Shore Excursion
Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais share a royal connection. As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon was the seat of the monarchy. Each in their time, both Sintra and Cascais were summer residences of the Royal Family, prospering and growing from their patronage and the presence of the aristocratic families of the royal court.
See the most important sites in these three cities and experience the area’s history and unique beauty.
Your English-speaking driver, at disposal for the excursion’s duration, meets you at the Port of Lisbon arrivals terminal. You’ll travel comfortably in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to your day’s destinations.
Sintra is a charming town with a mystical and fairytale landscape where one of Portugal’s oldest palaces is found. Set in the town center, Sintra National Palace has Moorish origins and is easily recognized for its two white conical chimneys. It’s the only one of all the royal palaces to have survived virtually intact to today.
After a scenic coastal drive, you’ll arrive at lovely Cascais. After King Luís I, chose it as a summer retreat in 1870, it became a famous seaside resort. The royal residence was located within the old town citadel which had been an important defense of Lisbon for its proximity to the capital.
You’ll return to Lisbon to see some of the city’s most iconic monuments before returning to the port.
- Historic district of Sintra
- Sintra National Palace at Town centre
- Cascais Old Town centre
- Scenic drive along Atlantic Coast with photo stop at Guincho Beach
- Lisbon photo stops at Jerónimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoveries & Belém Tower
Included: Private tour with English speaking driver
Not included: Admissions