Pena Palace Tour and Winery Experience from Lisbon

Discover Sintra’s charm and sip wine at one of Torres Vedras’ renowned wineries

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 1 Reviews · 6.50h · Lisbon, Portugal

The magnificent Pena Palace and its nearby vineyards are a must-see while in Lisbon, but do you find yourself with just one day experience them both? Join our small-group tour, which whisks you from one of the 19th-century's most extravagant palaces to an idyllic winery in Torres Vedras. After touring an ancient wine press, our expert guides will treat you to six tastings paired perfectly with local bites, ensuring you'll feel like a VIP guest on an enchanting fairytale.

  • Meeting point is at Praça Marquês de Pombal nr. 8C 1269-133 Lisbon (Hotel Fénix)
  • Pena Palace
  • Guided tour of the palace
  • Torres Vedras winery
  • Tour the vineyards
  • Visit the wine cellar
  • Enjoy a wine tasting
  • Drop off point at the same meeting point location

Your memorable half-day trip begins at 8 am, where you’ll meet your group at Hotel Félix and hop into a comfortable van bound for the majestic UNESCO-listed Pena Palace, set in the charming hills of Sintra. Enjoy a guided tour through the palace’s exotic gardens, admire its boldly decorated stately rooms, and stop for captivating pictures of its vibrant red and yellow walls.

After a short drive to Torres Vedras, located in the Lisbon Wine Region, an expert viticulturist will lead the way through the winery's serene vines and into its renowned wine cellar. Learn how an ancient wine press has turned into a state-of-the-art cellar, and take a deep dive into the region's flavors during a tasting of six exceptional wines paired with local bites. Lastly, return to Lisbon around 2:30 pm, buzzing from your splendid day out.

Pena Palace Tour and Winery Experience from Lisbon Description

Your 6.5-hour tour includes:

  • Guide-led tour of Pena Palace in Sintra

  • Tour a winery in beautiful Torres Vedras

  • Visit an old wine press

  • Learn about Portuguese wine culture

  • Tasting of six distinct wines paired with authentic "petiscos"

  • Roundtrip transportation from Lisbon in a comfortable, air-conditioned van or minibus

  • Small group size for a personalized experience

  • Explore Sintra's Pena Palace

Your half-day tour begins at 8 am at Hotel Félix in Lisbon, where you’ll meet your expert guide and fellow group members, hop into a comfortable van, and set off toward Sintra's undulating landscapes. Thanks to your early start, you’ll arrive at the fairytale-like Pena Palace ahead of the crowds, allowing a more serene experience at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Follow your guide through Pena Palace’s grand gate, meander through lavishly decorated rooms, and admire the intricate tilework that strongly hints at the grandeur of the 19th century. You’ll also head outdoors to check out the palace’s immaculate garden, complete with exotic trees, decorative fountains, and hidden nooks. Then, having soaked in the palace's charms, return to your van, ready for the next captivating leg of your journey.

Vineyards of Torres Vedra

Your half-day tour then continues to Torres Vedra, a gateway to the renowned Lisbon Wine Region. Meet your local guide and viticulturist waiting at one of the pristine wineries in the region, and settle in for an idyllic tour through the vines and into the ancient wine press.

Along the way, learn how time-tested techniques are now paired elegantly with modern equipment, and listen as your guide details the old Portuguese culture of the winemaking process. And be sure to have your camera ready, as the quaint houses and gardens on the grounds give even more charm to the already picturesque winery.

Wine Tasting and Petiscos

After your vineyard tour, you'll be well ready to immerse yourself in the flavors of the region's wine. Settle in for a tasting that includes one white, one rosé, and four distinct red wines, all nurtured in the very vineyards you've just admired. These wines are thoughtfully paired with an assortment of typical local "petiscos," and your expert wine guide will be on hand to answer questions and provide fascinating insight into the wine and bites you're sampling.

Then, with glasses emptied and stories shared, it's time to conclude this memorable half-day experience. Board your comfortable van once more and transfer back to Lisbon. By around 2:30 pm, you'll find yourself at Hotel Félix, giving you ample time to relax and craft your evening's adventures in Lisbon.

What you get with this tour
Passionate English-speaking guide
Rountrip transportation
Pena Palace
Local bites
Wine tasting
Group of max 18 people
Food and additional beverages
Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide gratuities
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Flavio was fantastic!
31 May 2024
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Linda Garrity

Flavio was very knowledgeable, patient and flexible. He was a very good language tutor as well. We would highly recommend The Tour Guy once again.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for a good portion of the tour. Please also bring a valid ID and a thirst for wine knowledge!

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for a good portion of the tour. Please also bring a valid ID and a thirst for wine knowledge!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Lisbon.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. The tour includes walking on uneven terrain and navigating steep staircases. 

What happens if it rains?

We run our Pena Palace Tour and Winery Experience from Lisbon tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and the Pena Palace or the winery is closed, we’ll inform you as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code to join this Pena Palace Tour and Winery Experience from Lisbon tour?

While there is no specific dress code, we recommend wearing comfortable, casual, and respectful clothing.

How much walking is involved in this tour?

This tour includes walking around Pena Palace and its gardens and taking a guided walk through vineyards. While the pace is gentle, you will have to navigate uneven terrain and narrow passages.

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

While lunch or dinner is not included in the price of the tour, you will be treated to local bites that have been carefully paired with your wine tastings.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Yes! Wine tasting of six different varieties are included in the price of this Pena Palace Tour and Winery Experience from Lisbon tour. However, any additional drinks are not included in the price of the tour.

Can I bring my kids?

Children 9 years and older are welcome on our Pena Palace Tour and Winery Experience from Lisbon tour! However, only those 18 years old and above with a valid photo ID will be able to participate in the wine tastings.

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