Tour to Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais
On the tour to Queluz, Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais you will find some of the best tourist attractions and where the biggest problem will be choosing what to visit.
We propose a personalized tour where you can choose the places you like the most, with the route map and the average time of each visit.
The National Palace of Queluz and its historic gardens are one of the most extraordinary examples of the harmonious connection between landscape and palace architecture in Portugal. They illustrate the evolution of the Court’s taste in the 18th and 19th centuries, a period marked by baroque, rococo and neoclassicism.
Built in 1747 by the future D. Pedro III, consort of D. Maria I, the Queluz Palace was initially conceived as a summer residence, becoming a privileged space for leisure and entertainment of the Royal Family, who inhabited it permanently from 1794 until its departure to Brazil in 1807, following the French invasions.
Vila de Sintra
The magnificent village of Sintra is all magical and full of splendor – a romantic kingdom where majestic palaces, a fairytale castle, regal estates and fascinating mansions emerge in the midst of hills and lush forests.
Characterized by its unique charm and serenity, the village of Sintra offers landscapes of amazing beauty, with its vast rocky mountain range, dense vegetation and pristine beaches. Designated “Serra da Lua” by the Celts and “Mons Lunae” by the Romans, the mystical mountain range of Sintra also includes a vast natural park that extends to the sea coast of Cascais.
Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta da Regaleira is a place to feel. It’s not enough to tell the memory, the landscape, the mysteries. It is necessary to know it, to contemplate the scenery of the gardens and buildings, to admire the Palace, a true philosophical mansion of alchemical inspiration, to walk through the exotic park, and to feel its spirituality.
The Palace is surrounded by luxuriant gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions, places that hide alchemical meanings, such as those evoked by Freemasonry, Templars and Rose-cross.
The Palace of Pena represents one of the main expressions of 19th century architectural Romanticism in the world, being the first palace in that style in Europe, built about 30 years before Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.
Almost the entire Palace rests on huge rocks, and the mixture of styles it boasts (Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic, Neo-Renaissance, with other artistic suggestions such as Indian) is truly intentional, as the Romantic mentality of the nineteenth century dedicated an unusual fascination to exoticism
Castelo dos Mouros
Set on one of the overhanging peaks of the Sintra mountains, Moorish Castle is a fortification built around the 10th century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.
Along the pathways it is possible to admire a unique landscape that displays, in the foreground, the town, the Palace of Sintra, the Pena Palace and the mountain range and, beyond these, the extensive plain to the north and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Cape that Camões described as the place “Where the land ends and the sea begins”. The westernmost point of Continental Europe, where a stone pattern with a tombstone marks this geographical particularity.
Cabo da Roca is one of the magical places of Portugal, Europe and the World, because there is concentrated all the spirit that led the Portuguese to launch themselves to the discovery of new worlds: the beginning of the sea.
Integrated in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Guincho Beach has a beautiful landscape, where the white sand dunes contrast with the Sintra Mountain’s buttresses, which can be seen in the background.
Because it is exposed to strong winds and has a strong swell, this beach is very sought after by bodyboarders and surfers. During the summer, due to the north, Guincho is excellent for windsurfing, with national and international windsurfing competitions.
The name “Hellmouth” attributed to this place is due to the morphological analogy and the tremendous and frightening impact of the vacancies there.
The sea with violent and merciless collisions, rises in a white and deadly foam for dozens of meters, thus increasing the spectacularity and dimension of the Mouth of Hell.
Reputed for its splendid white sandy beach, numerous stores and charming shopping streets and for its cosmopolitanism, the fishing village of Cascais has reinvented itself and has become a refined seaside resort and one of the most sophisticated destinations in the Lisbon area.
Cascais was once an elegant summer retreat of the Portuguese monarchy during the 19th century and a harbour of European royalty during the Second World War thanks to the neutral status of the country.
Carcavelos beach is the most popular beach on Lisbon’s coast and is famous for its surfing quality, soft and golden sand and magnificent facilities, but you can expect the beach to be crowded on weekends, especially during the bathing season.
Carcavelos is an extensive beach, with a margin length of 1.5 km and clear sea water, surprisingly cold.
Duration of visits
- Queluz National Palace – 1 hour
- Sintra Village – 1 hour
- Pena National Palace – 1.5 hours
- Moorish Castle – 1 hour
- Quinta da Regaleira – 1.5 hours
- Cabo da Roca – 30 minutes
- Guincho Beach – 15 minutes
- Boca do Inferno – 15 minutes
- Cascais village – 1 hour
- Carcavelos beach – 15 minutes
Prices and conditions
Minimum 2 people
75€ per person
8 hours duration
Schedule to be agreed
To be combined