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10 BEST Sintra Tours from Lisbon To Book in 2023

Looking to find some amazing Sintra tours from Lisbon? You’ve landed on the right page! Check out the best day trips and tours to visit this gorgeous destination.

Sintra is one of the most popular day trips from Lisbon. This incredible town is home to the picturesque Pena Palace along with a few other Sintra palaces and castles, on top of wonderful hilly landscapes.

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Sintra was the place chosen by the Portuguese monarchs to spend their summers, as its elevated position and constant Atlantic breeze make it much cooler than Lisbon. That’s why the kings, as well as Moorish princes and other millionaires across history, built their summer residences there, resulting in the palaces and mansions you can visit today. 

The town also offers other historic buildings and amazing natural scenery, as well as delicious Portuguese pastries! Check out the very best Sintra tours from Lisbon to enjoy an unforgettable experience. 

I generally use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world, and I especially recommend them for their fantastic cancellation policy, which provides a full refund if you cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance. This is incredibly appreciated during current times when travel plans might change. 

The VERY Best Sintra Tours from Lisbon

➤ This Full-Day Tour to Sintra from Lisbon is one of the most comprehensive ones. You’ll get to visit the popular Pena Palace with a guide, and wander around the town of Sintra before heading to the rocky cliffs of Cabo da Roca and stopping by the seaside resort town of Cascais. 

This tour also includes: Transportation from Lisbon, free time in Sintra and Cascais. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This other Lisbon to Sintra tour gives you free time in Sintra, so you can explore the town at your pace, and it includes a visit to Quinta da Regaleira, a magnificent palace connected to the Knights Templar and the Freemasons, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour. You’ll also catch the views of Cabo da Roca and roam around Cascais before heading back. 

This tour also includes: Hotel pick up from the city center, and entrance fee to Regaleira. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Not Much Time? Check This Half-Day Sintra Tour from Lisbon

The 5-Hour Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra Day Tour includes a guided tour of this ancient castle, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site which boasts a vast, impressive garden and spooky locations. You’ll also get to explore Sintra’s historical center, and then head to Cabo da Roca, before spending some time in Guincho beach and Cascais. 

This tour also includes: Hotel pick up, insurance, and a guide per every 8 people. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Go on a Jeep Tour of Sintra

➤ This Jeep Tour of Sintra from Lisbon offers a 6-hour private journey in which you’ll explore astounding beaches near Sintra, as well as some of its most important monuments like Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. You’ll also visit the town of Colares, learn about winemaking in one of its cellars, and enjoy the impressive views of Cabo da Roca. 

This tour also includes: Pick up and drop-off from your Lisbon hotel, and small wine tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Sintra Historical Jeep Adventure takes you around Sintra’s historical highlights on an open-top 4WD as you listen to your guide’s live commentary and insights. You’ll also head to Cabo da Roca, explore the old town of Sintra, and stop at different attractions which you can opt to visit.   

This tour departs from the Tour Operator’s store in Sintra, so you’ll first need to get from Lisbon to Sintra – no worry, it’s super easy, and I’ve written a full guide about it!

This tour also includes: Guaranteed skip-the-line, and small wine tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

The 3 BEST Private Sintra Tours from Lisbon

➤ If you’d rather enjoy your Lisbon-Sintra tour with your own group, you can book a Sintra Private Tour. You’ll be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a full-day in Sintra, touring the castles as you learn about their inhabitants, visiting handicraft shops in the old town, and marveling at the impressive views of Cabo da Roca. 

This tour also includes: Hotel pick up and drop-off, light refreshments, and guaranteed skip-the-line. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Private Tour of Fairy Tale Sintra is a half-day Sintra day trip from Lisbon with which you’ll visit some of the most incredible landmarks in the area, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. You’ll be awe-struck by the cliffs in  Cabo da Roca, explore the Castle of the Moors as you learn about its past, wander around Sintra’s old town and visit the 16th-century Convento Dos Capuchos.

This Lisbon tour to Sintra also includes: Hotel pick up and drop-off and a private local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Day Trip from Lisbon to Sintra enables you to explore the lovely historical center of Sintra, as well as tour the Pena Palace with your private guide’s commentary, climb the Moorish Castle to enjoy the views, and marvel at the westernmost point of continental Europe: Cabo da Roca.  A wine tasting session in Colares is also included, as is a visit to Guincho beach and the town of Cascais. 

This tour also includes: Hotel pick up and drop-off, Pena Palace entry fee, wine tasting, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

An Electric Bike Tour of Sintra

A different way to tour this charming town is with an Electric Bike Tour to Sintra from Lisbon. You’ll make the trip to Sintra by train and once there explore the highlights and impressive scenery on an electric bike: getting tired pedaling is not part of the deal! 

You’ll visit Monserrate Park and a few palaces, as well as cycle around several villages including Colares, Penedo, and Azóia. 

This tour also includes: Professional guide, train tickets, and electric bike. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

If You Only Have One Day in Lisbon…

No time for the mentioned tours from Lisbon to Sintra? If you only have one day in the city, you can enjoy a very comprehensive full-day tour of Lisbon and Sintra. The Supersaver Private Tour allows you to visit the most important monuments and attractions of both cities, with great photo opportunities, stops for traditional pastries, and a tour around Pena Palace.

You’ll learn about the history of the places from your knowledgeable guide, and also pass by Cabo da Roca and Cascais for impressive views. 

This tour also includes: Pick up and drop-off in Lisbon, a private guide, and insurance. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Looking for other activities in Lisbon? Check out also:
The Top 15 Lisbon Boat Tours
7 Best Cooking Classes in Lisbon
10 Great Wine Tours in Lisbon

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.

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