Picturesque Sintra, Capo da Roca and Lisbon (Pre)

Explore royal resorts on a tour from Sintra, Monserrate Palace and the beaches of Cascais to Lisbon.

  • Enjoy a stay in the picturesque town of Sintra, a UNESCO site
  • Visit Jerónimos Monastery in Belém and the Baixa district of Lisbon
  • Tour ornate Monserrate Palace and its manicured gardens
  • Visit Cabo da Roca and the cosmopolitan city of Cascais
  • Season

    All year

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking code


Itinerary for your Pre-Programme:  

Day 1: Sintra 

From the airport, your transfer will take you to a beautiful palace hotel in pretty Sintra. The rest of the day is your own to explore and relax. 

Day 2: Monserrate Palace and Cascais 

After breakfast, we'll head to the parks and palace of Monserrate – a masterpiece of Romanticism with sublime gardens full of ruins and exotic flowers. 

At Cabo da Roca, you’ll enjoy the feeling of standing at the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, we'll visit the bustling town of Cascais. Stroll along its golden beaches to get a true taste of the Portuguese Riviera. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Sintra, where the evening is your own.  

Day 3: From Jeronimos Church to Lisbon 

Today, you'll enjoy some of the best things to do in Lisbon. Visit Jerónimos Monastery in Belém – a quarter steeped in history, and take time to admire its striking Manueline architecture.  

Enjoy spectacular views over the city from Eduard VII Park. Then it's on to Baixa, where you'll walk along the famously beautiful Augusta Street. 

Your Pre-Programme comes to an end as you board your expedition ship and get ready for the next stage of your adventure. 

Please note that we may visit sites in a different order. 

Practical Information


  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel 
  • Two nights in a hotel in Sintra, with breakfast 
  • Transfer from the hotel to the pier 
  • A 7.5-hour guided excursion 'Monserrate Palace, Cabo da Roca & Cascais' with entrance fee to Monserrate Palace and lunch 
  • A transfer to the pier with 4-hour guided excursion 'Lisbon & Belém’ 

Not included 

  • Gratuities and dinner  

Remarks and requirements 

  • The tour starts two days before embarkation.  
  • Includes some walking on uneven pavements and cobblestone streets. This excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.  
  • Minimum participants: 10 
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the Pre-Programme up to 6 weeks before departure. 

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the land adventure up to six weeks before departure.