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Private Tour: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon Including Lunch and Wine Tasting

From US$144.13
  • Private day trip from Lisbon to Sintra including lunch and wine tasting
  • Discover the history and beauty of Sintra, a favorite resort for Portuguese royalty
  • Visit Pena National Palace, a fairytale castle set high in the Sintra hills
Private Tour: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon Including Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Private Tour: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon Including Lunch and Wine Tasting
From US$144.13
Take time out of your city break in Lisbon and head into the hills of Sintra for this private day trip. With your very own guide, you’ll travel to the age-old town of Sintra, one of the Portuguese Royal Family’s favorite resorts. Visit fairy-tale Pena National Palace; sit down for lunch at a family-run restaurant; and revel in the sea views from the Cabo da Roca cliffs before finishing the day with a wine tasting in a local cellar.
What to Expect
After a pickup from your Lisbon hotel, travel out along the coast to the picturesque Sintra region. Surrounded by hills and abundant vegetation, Sintra has long been a playground for royals and aristocrats, and the Portuguese royal family often used it for summer getaways.

Admire the incredible vistas as you approach Sintra, and look out for the fairytale castles and extravagant villas that are set amid the forested hills. As you travel, listen to your private guide recount the history of the stunning town and its most notable landmarks. Stop at a bakery and warm up your taste buds with a traditional Portuguese pastry.

Pay a visit to the jaw-dropping Pena National Palace, a pastel-colored, 19th-century castle set high in the Sintra hills. This former royal abode pays homage to Manueline and Moorish architectural styles, with rich ornamentation and onion domes. Check out its extravagant interior, which is decked out with late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings and looks much the same as it would have done when the royals inhabited it.

Head to the old village of Sintra, where you’ll stop to eat a 3-course lunch at a family-owned restaurant, which will include a soft drink or beer, as well as a coffee. After lunch, take a drive with your private guide along the coast to the famous beauty spot, Cabo da Roca. This dramatic headland is the westernmost point on the European mainland. During the drive, you’ll also pass Seteais Palace and the Palace of Monserrate, two more of Sintra’s striking royal residences.

Come afternoon, visit a local wine cellar, where you’ll get to take part in a fun and informative tasting session of four regional wines. Then, relax during the journey back to Lisbon, where your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joao is the best guide!

This was our splurge of the trip and it was WELL worth the money spent. Joao picked us up early in the morning to make sure we made it past the lines for the castle. All day my friend and I staged photos and silly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Exellent trip to Lisbon / Sintra

The tour was well organized and the guide Miguel informative and flexible In addition we spend another half day in Lisbon. Miguel really made a big effort to show us what we like to see. We have a very good impression of Lisbon and Portugal....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Discover643676
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Absolutely amazing tour with a wonderful guide.

This tour was referred to my by a friend and I couldn't have a asked for a better way to see Sintra. Our guide, Rui (Roy) was a extremely accommodating, very professional and knowledgeable not only about the history or Portugal but current events. He...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rajeev B
Reviewed 26 July 2018
Memorable day spent with Miguel

MIguel is an outstanding guide. He is savvy enough to have picked us up 1/2 hour early so we would be some of the first people entering the Castelo Pena. He is knowledgeable, likable, and an exceptional driver. He was very patient with my trying...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JoeH1847
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Perfect day trip from Lisbon

Our guide Andy provided a wonderful, customized day in Sintra and Cascais. He is very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. Would not hesitate to recommend him. Also brought us for one of our favorite lunches at a local establishment.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Renee3885
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2 September 2018|
Response from JoeH1847 | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend this particular tour for children. I think even teens’ patience would be tested.
Albert P
30 June 2018|
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Response from Joann D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Albert. My husband, myself and the tour guide were the only people in the group. We traveled by van which did have air conditioning. I believe the tour was around 8 hours, but you can adjust it according to what you... More