There are a number of wonderful places located within an hour of Lisbon that make for a perfect day trip outside of the city. One tour to include in your Lisbon itinerary includes visits to the historic town of Sintra, and the charming Portuguese Riviera towns of Cascais and Estoril. These areas were popular places for royals, aristocrats and film stars to spend their luxurious holidays.
Sintra is home to the iconic Palácio Nacional de Pena, a stunning palace that overlooks the city. Cascais was a tiny fishing village that has grown into an elegant and cosmopolitan town that attracts many visitors with its sandy beaches, pedestrian streets and trendy boutiques. Estoril is a fashionable seaside town that is home to the Casino Estoril, Europe’s largest casino and the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond and Casino Royale.
Your guide/driver will pick you up at your hotel to begin your 8 hour private tour. Your first stop will be Sintra, where you will visit the charming historic town center and tour the iconic Pena Palace. From there you will travel south, taking in the unspoiled countryside along the way, until arriving at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. You will continue along the scenic shoreline until you reach the charming town of Cascais. Your tour will continue east along the coastline of the Portuguese Riviera to Estoril, before heading back along the panoramic road that connects Estoril and Lisbon.
During the day there will be time to stop for lunch. The private tour can be customized to meet your specific interests.
2017 Prices and other info:
Tour price for 1-3 People in a Sedan
- US $360 – Daily (start time from 9:30am to 3:00pm)
Tour price for 4-7 People in a Minivan
- US $520 – Daily (start time from 9:30am to 3:00pm)
- Price includes a tour with a licensed guide/driver with transportation for 8 hours
- Price does not include meals or entrance fees (if any), which are extra
- Vehicles are insured, as required by Portuguese law
- Common languages available: English, Spanish, French, Italian and German
- Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of the client
- Prices are subject to change
Note: Guide/driver is not authorized to conduct tours inside of monuments or museums.
For more information and reservations, contact us.
Photo credit: © Christopher Pappas · All rights reserved. Photo of Pena Palace.
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