Highlights of this tour, external visits
- Queluz Palace
- Pena Palace
- Sintra Village
- Sintra National Palace
- Quinta da Regaleira
- Seteais Palace
- Monserrate Palace
- Cape of Roca
- Guincho Beach
- Cascais Marina
- Estoril Casino
This wheelchair accessible Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril tour starts from your accommodation or the cruise port. If you come by ship, you find your driver-guide by a sign he is holding with your name on it. Depending on how much time you have, you can visit up to eight hours of highlights in and around magical Sintra.
Sintra combines ancient heritage and natural landscapes beautifully. The alluring effect of this area of Portugal, has attracted different kinds of people for centuries. From humanists, travelers, aristocrats, and writers, to Lord Byron, the famous poet who described Sintra as the garden of Eden on earth. During this Wheelchair Accessible Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril tour, you will walk/roll in the footsteps of your predecessors, get drawn back in time, and experience Sintra and its surroundings on a whole other level.
The first stops in Sintra are the famous Queluz Palace and the old village of Sintra. The Palace has stunning gardens and used to serve as a summer residence for the king. Nowadays, the Palace is used for galas because of its acoustics, and it is open to the public. After you have seen the Palace, you continue to the old village of Sinta where you get to try the famous travesseiros and queijadas. These pastries are local delicacies that are perfect for the sweet-tooths among us.
After the old town of Sintra, you go to Cabo da Roca, which is next to the ocean. There you find yourself at the most western point of Europe and are treated on stunning views of the cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean. Truly mesmerizing.
When you have soaked up the beauty of Cabo da Roca, the wheelchair accessible Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril tour continues to Cascais. A little town with a rich history. It used to be the summer shelter of the monarchy during the second world war. Besides this, Cascais is the center of netting and naval trade. In this town, you discover gorgeous views from the beach of Guincho. You see a citadel, built in the 17th century, the bright colored boats, bustling pedestrian streets, and more.
Furthermore, you visit Estoril. A place that became famous after the second world war as thé place to be where socialites floundered the streets. It got its fame because some of the royal families of Europe loved to come here. In Estoril, you see the impressive Palace Hotel and the famous Casino. One of Europe’s biggest casinos. Besides the center, you see the lovely beach of the town.
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