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Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra) Tours

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Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra)
For more than 1,000 years, Sintra National Palace has presided over the town center. Notable for its white facade, conical chimneys, and intricately tiled chapel, this house-museum is one of the best-preserved medieval royal residences in Portugal and serves as a quieter alternative to nearby Pena Palace.

Basics
While it's undergone architectural alterations throughout the years, Sintra National Palace—sometimes known as Palácio da Vila—has remained mostly unchanged since the 16th century. Prebook your skip-the-line admission ticket to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and spend more time exploring the palace’s lavish royal apartments, courtyards, and gilded Grand Hall ceiling, or opt for a combo admission ticket that provides access to other Sintra-Cascais Natural Park attractions, such as the Moorish Castle (O Castelo dos Mouros).

Learn more about Sintra National Palace’s history, architecture, and significance for a small fee on a multilingual guided tour of the property—these tours are typically held daily, but additional times may be available in peak season.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Royal Chapel—thought to be the oldest remaining part of the palace—is unmissable. Pay special attention to the Moorish latticework ceiling.
  • Save time on your visit to Sintra National Palace with a skip-the-line admission ticket.
  • Tours in Spanish, English, and Portuguese are offered daily at Sintra National Palace for an extra fee. Advance booking isn’t necessary.
  • Sintra National Palace is not fully wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • Strollers must be left at reception upon arrival.

How to Get There
Sintra National Palace is situated in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, 18.5-miles (30 kilometers) from central Lisbon and is an easy 1-hour train ride from the capital. After arriving at the Sintra Train Station, catch the Scotturb bus 434 or 435 or take a taxi to Sintra National Palace.

When to Get There
Sintra National Palace is open from morning until evening throughout the year, and its last admission is 30 minutes before close—plan accordingly. Easter week and summer are peak season at Sintra National Palace, so visit outside of these times for a quieter experience. Alternatively, arrive early to beat the crowds.

Other Sintra-Cascais Natural Park Attractions
The Sintra National Palace is far from the region’s only worthwhile attraction. History buffs won’t want to miss the sunflower-yellow Pena Palace, a striking 19th-century edifice that combines neo-romantic design with Moorish influence. Alternatively, for panoramic views, venture to the eighth-century Moorish Castle or stop by the lavishly decorated Monserrate Palace (Palacio de Monserrate).
Address: Largo Rainha Dona Amélia, Sintra, Central Portugal 2710-616, Portugal
Admission: Varies
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Small Group Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Tour

Small Group Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Tour

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Discover the highlights of Portugal on this full-day small-group tour of Sintra and Cascais. After meeting your friendly and informative guide, head to the royal village of Sintra. See why this historic and scenic place earned UNESCO World Heritage status, as you stroll its opulent buildings and charming streets. Go deeper when you tour Pena Palace (ticket not included), then enjoy a leisurely lunch. After, continue to the westernmost point of Europe (Cabo da Roca), and the rustic fisherman's village of Cascais. On your way back drive past the coastal town of Estoril. This tour is limited to 15 people or less, for a personal experience.
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Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Private Tour from Lisbon

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Explore the beauty of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril on this experiential full-day private tour from Lisbon. Enjoy a day of exploring central Lisbon with your own personal guide and driver. Travel with an insider who can give you informative insights into the local history and culture. In Sintra, stroll the charming streets and see postcard-perfect views, then get a glimpse of its royal history when you tour Pena Palace (entrance fees not included). Savor lunch overlooking the hills and valleys, then head to the coast to see Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point of Europe). Don't miss a visit to the Cascais Fisherman Village, or Estoril on the way back to Lisbon.
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Private Tour: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Day Trip from Lisbon

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Discover Portugal’s unspoiled Atlantic coastline on this private day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. See hilltop Pena National Palace, Guincho Beach and Sintra’s medieval village; snap photos from Cabo da Roca cliffs and outside opulent palaces; and explore Cascais, a pretty fishing village come resort town.
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Get a personalized, private tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. With your dedicated guide, you and your private party of up to six people spend half a day exploring this area of Portugal. Take a tour of the famous Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira then head to stroll through the fishing village of Cascais. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off in Lisbon is available.
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On this tour you can see the best of Sintra in a comfortable and worry-free way. Enjoy your day well. Don't waste time queuing to buy tickets. We take care of it for you. Let our guides show you the best points in each place and tell you the best stories and legends.
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Lisbon Super Saver: Lisbon Sightseeing Tour and Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Coast Day Trip

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On this full-day guided tour from Lisbon, you’ll discover the Estoril Coast, enjoy the beaches of Cascais and admire the mountains of Sintra. Alongside your guide, you’ll start by visiting famous Lisbon monuments such as the Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower and the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Then, experience the beauty of National Palace of Sintra and the village of Colares before you spend the afternoon cruising along Estoril Coast to Cascais. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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Sintra Private Tour with Pena Palace Entrance Ticket

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Sintra is a magical village and you must take your time to come and walk through its parks and gardens. On this tour, that will be only for you, you will be in charge of your time and will be able to appreciate the magical places that we will discover. No rush, just enjoy this unique village and get involved on its mysterious environment. - Guided visits inside the monuments and buildings by our professional guides - Enjoy at your own pace a private tour in a luxury car - Away from buses and crowds - Discover Palacio da Pena, the Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira, the main attractions in Sintra
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Make the most of your vacation time with a private tour to the top destinations outside Lisbon. With a flexible itinerary, you'll have the ability to choose the places you want to see or experience, from historical landmarks to culinary attractions. This allows you to enjoy a tour tailored just for you. Sights you might check out include the UNESCO–listed monuments of Sintra, such as the National Palace of Pena; Cape da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe; or the beach resort town of Cascais.
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Experience a combination of natural and opulent beauty during a half-day guided tour of Estoril, Sintra, and Cascais from Lisbon. Cruise the Portuguese coast to Estoril, Cascais, and the rocky chasm of Hell's Mouth (Boca do Inferno). Admire fantastic Atlantic coast and Portuguese countryside views throughout the tour. With a professional guide explore the fairytale town of Sintra and its pinnacle attraction Sintra National Palace. This tour has everything you need in a perfect getaway trip from Lisbon.
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Discover the UNESCO-listed landmarks and fairy-tale palaces of Sintra on this private full-day tour from Lisbon. Take in highlights such as the Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and Palácio de Seteais; visit the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca; and explore the coastal town of Cascais. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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We know what it is to be a tourist and to be a local, that is why we will do our possible to give you the best experience possible. With us you will stop in places where locals stop, you will go to restaurants where they go, see the views that they see, you can be a local for a day in Sintra. Besides that, we are very flexible and our tours might change from client to client, according to what the clients like the most, we recommend what they should visit, and they can change it from the options available. This is a full day tour where you will have the chance to visit historical monuments, stop at view points through the coast of Sintra and meet the old fishermen village of Cascais. Group rates are better, and if you have a group bigger than 6 or any other doubt, please don't hesitate in contacting us.
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Excellent Sintra and Pena Palace, Small-Group Tour from Lisbon

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This comprehensive full-day tour from Lisbon gives you the chance to visit one of Europe’s most beautiful romantic palaces. Avoid the stress of making your own way to the widely dispersed highlights of Sintra and Cascais by traveling around the province with ease. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace; explore the UNESCO-listed village of Sintra; visit Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point; and discover the charming fishing village of Cascais.
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Semi-Private Tour Of Sintra & Cascais - Beyond the Touristic Places

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Visit a pair of beautifully historic villages on a full-day, semi-private tour from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Choosing this excursion means you can explore at your own pace, from Sintra's UNESCO-listed historic center, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais' seaside promenade. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Lisbon, with all transport by climate-controlled SUV that's Wi-Fi equipped.
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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, and the scenic coastal town of Cascais are both must-see sights when visiting Lisbon. Enjoy a tailored tour that covers both towns’ highlights in a day. No need to face the crowds on public transport as you’ll travel in a private vehicle, with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Enjoy a walking tour in Sintra’s historic center, and then choose two monuments to visit, such as Pena Palace. Afterwards, stop off at Roca Cape, and explore Cascais.
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Sintra & Cascais Half-Day tour

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Explore Lisbon’s beautiful surroundings on a classic Sintra and Cascais tour. Discover the beautiful palaces and UNESCO-listed city center of Sintra and learn about the town’s rich and royal history from your guide. Then head to the coast to walk around and soak up the sun at the seaside village of Cascais before heading back to Lisbon.
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Palaces of Queluz, Mafra, Sintra and Monserrate

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Palaces of Queluz, Mafra, Sintra and Monserrate

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Queluz Palace 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, a period marked by Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicism. Mafra - famous for its palace-convent, built by D. João V in the 18th century as a result of a vow that the young king had made if Queen D. Ana Ana of Austria gave him descendants, the Mafra Palace is the most significant Baroque monument in Portugal, integrating a Royal Palace, a Basilica, a Franciscan Convent and an important Library, a synthesis of the encyclopedic knowledge of the 19th century. XVIII. Palácio da Vila de Sintra: In the center of the town of Sintra, marking the landscape with the unmistakable silhouette of the two chimneys Monserrate Palace: A writers' retreat, Monserrate attracted countless foreign travelers, mainly English, who praised its beauty in travel and engraving reports
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Our Tour is part of the "Clean & Safe" program that certifies that we have the hygiene and safety requirements. The tour will be carried out in 9-seat vans with a capacity for 5 passengers For your comfort we will go to your hotel to start the tour, as well as there will be no queues to buy tickets for the monuments Our tour has the advantage of being able to visit 1 Palace (tickets not included) and during the day a panoramic view of 4 more Palaces where we can make a brief stop for photos In the afternoon we continue our tour along the sea coast. The whole route has a set of wonderful places where we will stop at some to enjoy the wonderful views of its cliffs, beaches such as Cabo da Roca, Praia do Guincho and Boca do Inferno until you get to Cascais where you can take a walk through the Bay and its Historic Center and is also known for the Portuguese Riviera There will be 9h of unforgettable tour where we will visit places to be speechless
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Marvel at the picturesque beauty of Sintra on a private half-day tour to the UNESCO-listed town from Lisbon. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit the magnificent Pena Palace and admire the coastal splendor of quaint fishing villages, Estoril and Cascais. Listen to legends about landmarks like Queluz Palace and the Castle of the Moors and explore the charming streets of Sintra Village on a walking tour. Private round-trip transport from your Lisbon hotel is included in this tour.
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Lisbon to Sintra Small-Group Tour with Pena Palace and Convent of the Capuchos

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Capture the spirit of Sintra on this small-group tour from Lisbon. With your local guide and a small group limited to eight people, spend the day exploring its treasures. Enjoy free time to wander its UNESCO-listed historic center, gaze upon the eclectic architecture of Pena Palace, stop at the Franciscan Convento dos Capuchos, and walk through the medieval Sintra National Palace. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with guided tours and entrance fees included.
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Take a private sightseeing tour to Cascais, Estoril and Sintra with a dedicated guide. Spend a full 8-hour day exploring the bucolic parks, the unique palaces and impressive mansions in the area. Visit Cascais, a formerly sleepy fishing village and Cape Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. Learn about the culture and history of the region through your guide's engaging commentary. Enjoy the personal attention and flexibility that comes with a private tour.
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