Sintra – Day trip from Lisbon

Sintra is one of the most popular day trips from Lisbon. It offers a great variety of cultural building combined with a beautiful landscape.

The train is the cheapest way to travel between Lisbon and Sintra with services every 15 minutes from Lisbon’s Rossio Station. You can also rent a car and take the IC19 until Sintra, or go next to the sea by Avenida Marginal, its the longest way but its worth it.

Arriving to Sintra you have a lot to discover. Starting in the Historic Town Centre, stands the Royal Palace (Paço Real), one of the many monumental buildings of the region. To walk through the centre of the town is to travel through a magical world, full of extremely rich details. All this surrounded and watched over by the grandeur of the Serra de Sintra, with its luxurious, which offers endless different walks.

Sintra has unique examples of parks and gardens and has influenced many European landscapes. Highlights are the Pena Park (Parque da Pena) and the Monserrate Palace and its gardens (Palácio de Monserrate). High in the Serra you can find the National Palace of Pena (Palácio da Pena), the most complete and notable example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. Before you leave Sintra make sure you visit the Moors Castle (Castelo dos Mouros), and have a stop in the Café Piriquita to try de famous “travesseiros de Sintra”. You won’t regret!

Quinta da Regaleira Palace, Sintra

Author: Lusitana

The proximity of the sea also makes the region a unique destination, since it has some of the most beautiful Atlantic beaches, including Praia Grande and Praia das Maçãs and the most westerly point in mainland Europe, the Cabo da Roca.

So, if you intend to visit Lisbon, don’t miss a day trip to Sintra. And don’t forget – renting an apartment in Lisbon city centre allow you to combine the comfort and privacy of home life with an experience of the locals’ way of living. It is an interesting price-quality alternative to hotel rooms!

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Additionally you can find other services like car rentals, airport transfers, and excursions or whatever else you could need to make your stay the most pleasant.

Lisbon Sightseeing Circuits

If you want a sightseeing experience in Lisbon, check out the suggestions we have for you.

Lisbon Sightseeing Bus

Tram and Bus Tours
Carristur offers a variety of circuits around the city.

Colinas Circuit
The Colinas tram, a typical form of transport in Lisbon, gives the tourist the opportunity to visit the city’s finest old neighbourhoods and to see medieval Lisbon, with its narrow, winding streets and alleys that are constantly buzzing with life.
Departure Point – Praça do Comércio; Duration – 1 hour and 20 minutes

Olisipo Circuit
This is the alternative circuit par excellence, which highlights one of the city’s most striking characteristics: its contrasts. The aim is to show what there is beyond the main tourist attractions. The Olisipo (Lisbon) Tour provides a global idea of how the city has developed over time and how it is enjoyed by its inhabitants.
Departure Point – Praça da Figueira; Duration – 1 hour and 45 minutes

Tejo Circuit
This is a historical circuit which offers the tourist the opportunity to view the areas of Lisbon in which most of its monuments may be found, such as the crown jewels of Portuguese architecture, the main squares and the city’s most important museums. The tourist may get on or off at any of the stops in order to visit places of interest.
Departure Point – Praça da Figueira; Duration – 1 hour and 45 minutes

Yellow City Cruise 
Get to know Lisbon from two original perspectives. Let yourself to be swayed by the waves of tranquility of the Tagus river aboard the cruise ship operated by Lisboa Vista do Tejo. Then take the Tagus Tour and admire Lisbon at 4 – meter height.
Departures – Cais do Sodré and Torre de Belém; Duration – 1 hour and 30 minutes

For more informations about the following circuits visit the Carristur website.

Transtejo Boat

Author: João Carvalho

Boat Tours 
Transtejo offers a variety of boat tours, including two-hour tours of the River Tagus, from the docks east of Praça do Comércio and travelling as far west as the Belém Tower. Tours depart from the Terreiro do Paço river station, from April to October.

For more information about Boat tours in Tagus River visit the Transtejo Website.

See in Traveling to Lisbon’s website informations about guided tours in Lisbon and other services.