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Mystic Forest


Explore Sintra’s fairy tale Pena Palace


Explore the romantic palaces, lush forests and gardens of Sintra on this must-do scenic day trip from Lisbon. Drive along the Atlantic Coast to Cabo da Roca, marvel at the breathtaking beaches of Cascais, and follow in the footsteps of poets, exiled kings and more.

  • Explore the fairytale palaces and gardens of Sintra
  • Look inside the magical Pena Palace
  • Drive the narrow lanes of the Sintra Hills
  • Go to the westernmost point of mainland Europe: Cabo da Roca
  • Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais
  • Marvel at the windswept villages of the Estoril Coast

Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais, 2 small villages within easy access of the city center, and located in an area of protected natural beauty.

Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to Sintra Hills, home to fairytale palaces and castles. Look inside Pena Palace, considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Enjoy a pleasant walk in the grounds, and admire views of Lisbon on the horizon from its balconies.

Next, explore the picture-postcard village of Sintra, stopping to taste the local pastries and shop for souvenirs. Continue to Cabo da Roca to stand at the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Drive down narrow roads far from the tourist crowds.

Travel along the coast road, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Tagus River. En route, stop at the fishing village of Cascais, transformed into a home for kings-in-exile and a site of espionage during World War II. Return to Lisbon along the magnificent Avenida Marginal, enjoying views of the Estoril Coast along the way.


1-2 Persons - 350€ | 3-4 Persons - 420€ | 5-6 Persons - 480€ | 7-8 Persons - 540€


80€ (with a minimum of 3 participants)

Prices per person in Euros 



 Hotel pickup and drop-off

Around Lisbon expert guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Wi-Fi on board the minivan

Complimentary bottle of water

Entrance ticket to Pena Palace and Park

Accident and liability insurance




Food and Drinks not mentioned

Pena Palace Tram

Other extras not mentioned


  EVERYDAY, on request


  Every day, from MONDAY to SATURDAY, with a minimum of 3 participants




 PRIVATE TOUR: English, French or Portuguese



  • Departure point: your centrally located Lisbon hotel
  • Departure time 9h30am (exact pickup time will be confirmed within 48h prior to the tour)
  • Duration 7 hours (approximately)
  • Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear

Ashley, C [January 2020]

I booked my Sintra and Cascais tour with Around Lisbon, a decision that I would recommend anyone looking for a memorable and insightful experience. While it can be nerve wrecking to book a tour in another country and not know if it’ll match your expectations, I can guarantee you that Around Lisbon will not disappoint. Almost immediately after booking they emailed to confirm the tour, and pick up location and time. They maintained a sense of professionalism and eased my mind about the trip. The tour itself, led by John, was fun, unforgettable, and knowledgeable. He was able to explain the history of the places we were visiting with detail, while also allowing for plenty of time for us to explore on our own. He was very accommodating with our interests during the trip. And was a great conversationalist with plenty of noteworthy recommendations, such as places to visit and eat, that only a local could offer. Overall, an unforgettable experience with Around Lisbon - visiting the highlights of Sintra and Cascais and meeting new people!

Stacey [December 2019]

Great experience! Highly recommend to everyone who’s visiting Lisbon and Sintra is a perfect place to visit for a day. John was my tour guide and he’s really friendly but still very professional and knowledgeable. I am highly satisfied witht the tour and definitely will visit again in the future!

Ann, M [December 2019]

We generally take these trips independently but only having one day we opted for a guided tour. We were very happy with our experience from the minute we were collected at our hotel until we were dropped off eight hours later.
Our guide was well informed, entertaining, an excellent driver and flexible with the group. I have no hesitation recommending this tour.

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