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Lisbon & Sintra stories, events and culture, curated by the team at Lisbon Sintra Tours.

Are you in Lisbon for just a handful of days? Are you looking to book a private car or group tour from Lisbon to Sintra? Do you need a full day tour to Sintra from Lisbon – tomorrow? Are you looking for a half day tour today, this afternoon? Whether you’re looking for a same …

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Cabo da Roca Tour
In the Sintra hills between Sintra and Cascais lies the wild cape of Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe and one of Portugal’s most iconic sights. The dramatic landscape feels relatively remote, despite the many visitors who come to view “the point where the land ends and the sea begins”, in the words …

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Beyond the most popular day trips from Lisbon, visiting Sintra, Cascais, Estoril and the Portuguese Riviera there are many other beautiful and fascinating parts of Portugal waiting to be discovered, only a short drive away from the city centre of Lisbon. Whether you are looking to escape to the beach for some sun, surf and …

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Moorish Castle Sintra
Sintra is a beautiful and magical town and UNESCO World Heritage Site located outside of Lisbon in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Its romantic, fairytale castles and palaces hidden amongst the mystical lush forests create an enchanting atmosphere that transports you back in time through one thousand years of history. From the Celts in ancient times …

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Tivoli Palacio Seteais Portugal
Sintra is the romantic, historic town located on the rolling mountain slopes of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The entire area, including the Sierra de Sintra, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short drive from Lisbon and Cascais, the stunning town and surrounding countryside provides a great day out with many activities, including …

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Lisbon Happiest City
In a recent report prepared by iVisa, and featured on the BBC, Lisbon has been ranked the happiest city in the world to visit. The report took 5 factors into consideration: life expectancynumber of sunny daysworking hourscost of livingfriendliness of the locals Interestingly, this contrasts with the last time the BBC ran an article about …

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Sintra Tours
How to get from Lisbon to Sintra in Portugal – Updated for 2022 with the latest times and costs. The main options include car hire (taxi/Uber/car rental), train, group bus tour from Lisbon, private car tour (your own car and guide). There is no public bus service between Lisbon and Sintra, as surprising as that …

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Estoril Coastline / Costa do Estoril A short stroll from Cascais is the stylish resort town of Estoril. Located at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a glamorous region historically known as the summer residence for royals, nobility and wealthy ‘Lisboeatas’. With its casino, golf courses, luxurious spas and fine dining restaurants, Estoril maintains its …

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Lisbon Santo Antonio Festival
Whatever the season, there is always a festival or event going on in Portugal, from traditional holidays, to music festivals, literary and culinary events, the locals know how to celebrate all year round. In Lisbon, the most popular events are the outdoor music concerts and religious festivals, with plenty of other cultural events to enjoy. …

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Pena Palace Tour
Sintra is only 25km from Lisbon, which makes it ideal for a day trip, or even a half-day trip if super pushed for time. There’s no more efficient way to make the most of however much time you have available than with a private driver and guide. They can pick you up from your accommodation …

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Exploring the beautiful region of Sintra will provide one of the most memorable experiences during your visit to Portugal, with spectacular castles and palaces, historic villages and beautiful beaches to explore on the rugged Atlantic coast. The area also features a thriving restaurant scene, and whether you are looking for freshly caught fish and seafood …

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Marvila and Beato Some way out of the centre of Lisbon is the trendy, up-and-coming area of Marvila and its neighbouring district Beato, next to the Tejo river. This formerly downtrodden area of abandoned warehouses has now flourished into a thriving urban hub following its revitalisation over the past few years, with a growing entrepreneurial …

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Lisbon Wine Tours
Day Trips from Lisbon Portugal offers an ideal destination for wine lovers, and exploring the vineyards in the various wine regions around the country is a popular pastime. The wine estates range from modern to family-run, traditional and historical, some of which produce unique and rare varieties. If you are based in Lisbon, there are …

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web summit 2022
Welcome to all the visitors attending this year’s Web Summit here in Lisbon, which starts on Monday 1st November 2022. The event is now officially sold ot with over 50,000 visitors expected at what has become the largest tech conference in the world. Web Summit says there are three main reasons to attend: incredible speakers, …

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Largo do Intendente
If you are fortunate to be enjoying an extended stay in Lisbon, it is worth spending time exploring some of the city’s lesser-known sights and areas, beyond the beaten track. There are always new things to discover, and we’ve compiled below a few of these more unusual places and hidden gems that we want to …

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Lisbon Markets
Markets are a prominent feature of everyday life in Lisbon,  whether you are seeking local organic produce, vintage fashion, second-hand books, traditional arts and crafts or antique furniture at a flea market, there is something to suit every taste. Some of the traditional markets have been around for centuries, occupying historic buildings or whole neighborhoods, …

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Cascais Portual
Cascais Only a short drive west of Lisbon is the popular coastal resort of Cascais. With its beautiful beaches, recreational activities, seafront restaurants, shops, and historical centre, this charming town makes for an enjoyable day trip from the city or an excellent base to stay whilst exploring the surrounding Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and rocky Atlantic …

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Lisbon Sightseeing Tours
Lisbon offers the perfect city escape, with its blend of historical charm, year-round sunny weather, vibrant art scene, food and culture, it is easy to see how Lisbon has won the World Travel Awards four years in a row as Europe's “Best City Break Destination".
Lisbon enjoys a sunnier, warmer climate than most of Europe in the winter and makes for a rewarding travel destination throughout the entire year. In fact, with fewer crowds, more affordable travel and the festive atmosphere, winter can have even greater appeal. Portugal boasts 300 days of sunshine a year, with daytime temperatures in Lisbon …

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Lisbon is the westernmost capital in continental Europe, one of the oldest on the continent and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lisbon offers so many attractions, from its great architecture and historical sites to the vibrant nightlife, art galleries, and restaurants that have been attracting visitors for centuries. It is …

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Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon will take place at the Altice Arena and FIL, Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-231 Lisbon, Portugal. The conference will take place between the 1st and 4th of November 2022. Web Summit is open from the 2nd to the 4th November, from 9am to 5pm. In the evenings, there will be ‘Night …

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