You can request a tailored tour to Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais.
If you make only one trip from Lisbon, Sintra should be top of your list.
A destination that getaway escapes are made of, Sintra is a beautiful countryside retreat set along the Lisbon coast. Sitting amongst a leafy countryside landscape, the town is home to a grand royal palace, a UNESCO listed historic centre, and a wealth of ancient architectural gems. Whether you want to soak up the years of tradition and culture, are yearning to take slow strolls along the scenic surrounds, or you’re looking for adventurous outdoor activities, a holiday to Sintra is everything you want it to be.
Portuguese royalty and English nobility have long had a love affair with the place, and the thick forests and surrealist architecture are a real contrast from urban Lisbon.
Take a look at the Sintra National Palace, the summer home of the Kings of Portugal for six centuries.
Soaring above the town sits the mesmerising Palacio National de Pena, a dreamy castle constructed in the 19th century. One of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, this striking attraction has sherbet coloured towers, Moorish archways and domed turrets.
Settled next to the famous castle is the leafy Pena Park, which stretches across over 200 hectares. Hiding some striking viewpoints of the palace, and a wealth of plants, flowers and trees, this park is ideal for nature lovers and those who just want to relax in a beautiful setting.
Dating back to the 9th century, the Castelo dos Mouros is the skeleton remains of what was once a grand Moorish castle. This intriguing site sits towering above the town, snaking across the hillsides and offering phenomenal views from its towers.