Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon

Visit Pena Palace, roam through beautiful Sintra, and hike through Cabo da Roca and Praia da Adraga!

Travel Flexibly · 6.50h · Lisbon, Portugal

Looking for an unforgettable day trip from Lisbon? Join this small group tour to the enchanting village of Sintra. Explore the majestic Pena Palace, roam through the idyllic streets of Sintra, and go on a breathtaking hike from Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. From a 5-km trail, take in jaw-dropping views of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and marvel at the stunning Praia da Adraga, all with an expert guide by your side.

  • New Tour
  • Meeting point is at Praça Marquês de Pombal nr. 8C 1269-133 Lisbon (next to Hotel Fénix)
  • Pena Palace
  • Mixture of architectural styles
  • Hilltop views
  • Cabo da Roca
  • Hike through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Praia da Adraga
  • Drop off in Lisbon at meeting point location

Before departing for enchanting Sintra, meet your local guide and intimate group of fellow travelers in Lisbon’s city center. Once everyone has gathered, hop into your comfortable van or minibus and enjoy a tranquil, air-conditioned ride out of the city.

Begin your journey by exploring the majestic Pena Palace, which was once the primary residence of the Portuguese royal family during the 19th century. Marvel at the incredibly colorful architecture as you’re treated to a guided tour of the extraordinary palace. Admire views of the historic Moorish Castle and the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, followed by free time to explore the idyllic village of Sintra on your own.

Next, enjoy a breathtaking, gentle hike from Cabo de Roca, famous for being the westernmost point of Europe. Admire jaw-dropping views of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and the stunning Praia da Adraga, a beautiful beach tucked between towering cliffs and clear blue waters.

After your unforgettable, 5-km guided hike through truly pristine scenery, it will be time to head back to your vehicle for a quick ride back to Lisbon. Remember, your guide is an expert on the area, so don’t forget to ask for tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Lisbon!

Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon Tour Description

Your 6.5-hour tour includes:

  • Local, English-speaking guide

  • Pena Palace entry ticket

  • Guided tour of Pena Palace

  • Breathtaking hike in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

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

  • Small group tour experience

Meet Your Friendly, Local Guide

Before beginning your magical adventure through Sintra, head to Lisbon’s city center to meet your friendly guide, along with your intimate group of fellow travelers. Your guide will lead you to your van or minibus for the day, where you’ll enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned drive out of the city.

Take in the views as you depart Lisbon and make your way to the enchanting village of Sintra, the capital of Portugal’s Romanticism and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before you know it, you will arrive at one of the highest points of the Serra de Sintra, from which you’ll be met with a breathtaking view of the Pena Palace!

Explore Pena Palace

Your guide will lead you to the jaw-dropping Pena Palace, one of the primary homes of the Portuguese royal family during the 19th century. The vivid hues of yellow and red that adorn the exterior of the palace will leave you mesmerized, as will its varied architectural styles.

Enjoy a guided tour through the vibrant palace, which is said to be one of the best expressions of 19th century Romanticism. Before leaving, marvel at the stunning views of the Moorish Castle, which was built in the 9th century and later conquered by the Portuguese.

Stroll Through Sintra

Continue your exploration of this breathtaking region as you take in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, your guide will lead you down to the charming village of Sintra, where you’ll have free time to wander through the area at your leisure.

Wind through idyllic streets, stopping to sample delicious, regional products. Travesseiros and queijadas de Sintra are both traditional delicacies from the area that should not be missed!

Hike from Cabo de Roca

Following your stroll through the enchanting village of Sintra, your expert guide will take you on a gentle hike from Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. The 5-km trail will reward you with unparalleled views of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and the majestic Atlantic Ocean.

Admire the beauty of the Sintra forest as you hike past some of the oldest vineyards in the area. As you walk, your knowledgeable guide will detail the fascinating history and culture of Portugal’s wine production.

Marvel at Praia da Adraga

Your breathtaking hike will lead you to Praia da Adraga, a picturesque beach situated between imposing cliffs and glistening blue water. Watch as the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash into the gorgeous, jagged coastline. The scene is truly breathtaking, and you’ll undoubtedly want to snap a few photos of this captivating scene before leaving.

As you make your way back off the trail, your guide will continue to explain more about the extraordinary Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

Return to Lisbon

Once you’ve completed your unforgettable hike, it will be time to give your legs a break. Along with your newfound travel buddies, your guide will now lead you back to your vehicle. Hop in and enjoy a quick, comfortable ride back to the city!

What you get with this tour
Expert, English-speaking guide
Roundtrip transportation from Lisbon in comfortable van or minibus
Guided tour of Pena Palace
Stroll through beautiful village of Sintra
Leisurely hike through Cabo de Roca
Visit Praia da Adraga
Breathtaking views of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
Small group experience
Tripadvisor Logo

See what people are saying

0 total reviews

Leave a review
0.0/5 (based on 0 reviews)
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 stars

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Please ensure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as you will be walking for majority of this tour.

What to bring?

Please ensure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as you will be walking for majority of this tour.

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?

Because of the walking and hiking involved in this tour, it may not be a good fit for those with mobility issues.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine!

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but you'll have a break to find delicious food. Your guide will recommend some great local restaurants.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids are welcome on this tour, and children aged 4-8 pay a reduced fee.

Why do I have to pay for my child who's under 8 years old?

Since this trip includes transportation, all passengers on the tour must be seated for safety and legal reasons. That means a young child takes up the same space as a youth or adult.

Start From: $67.79

available days discounted days

Free 24-hr cancellation on group tours! Learn more

Reserve Now $67.79 / per person
$67.79 / per person
You may also like
New Tour

New Tour

Pena Palace Tour and Winery Experience from Lisbon

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

New Tour

New Tour

Lisbon 4WD Winery Tour and Tasting Experience

Ride through vineyards and sip wine paired with local bites in Lisbon’s Wine Region

New Tour

New Tour

Sintra, Nazaré, and Fátima Day Trip from Lisbon

Witness colossal waves, Pena Palace, the renowned Fátima Mass, and more alongside an expert guide

New Tour

New Tour

Lisbon Day Trip to Óbidos, Nazaré and Porto

Wander through a medieval village, visit a charming fishing town, and admire the iconic Duoro River!

New Tour

New Tour

Ultimate Lisbon Food & Wine Walking Tour

Sample ginjinha, bifana and codfish cake, while uncovering tucked-away taverns in Baixa and Rossio

Thumbnail

Thumbnail

Sintra and Cascais Semi Private Day Trip from Lisbon with Pena Palace

Explore two of Portugal’s most beautiful villages and take in the view from the Roca Cape cliffs!

Thumbnail

Thumbnail

Fatima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Semiprivate Semiprivate Day Trip from Lisbon

Discover three of Portugal’s most picturesque towns and enjoy a traditional tasting of Ginja liquor!