Lisbon Pena Palace Excursion Reviews

From Lisbon, Pena Palace is less than an hour's journey. From the bright, beautiful palace visitors will find breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the forest that immediately surrounds it.
This was the most interesting castle I have seen and well worth the time to visit.
Sail Date: October 2018
This was the most interesting castle I have seen and well worth the time to visit. If you can walk up the hill to the castle as you will see more of the gardens and grounds. A truly remarkable facility and the view from the top of the ... Read More
This was the most interesting castle I have seen and well worth the time to visit. If you can walk up the hill to the castle as you will see more of the gardens and grounds. A truly remarkable facility and the view from the top of the castle are incredible. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Very interesting, but only got to see interior because of thick fog.
Sail Date: October 2018
Very interesting, but only got to see interior because of thick fog.
Very interesting, but only got to see interior because of thick fog. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
A steep climb by bus, but well worth the trip to see the views not only of the palace but the ...
Sail Date: May 2016
A steep climb by bus, but well worth the trip to see the views not only of the palace but the countryside.
A steep climb by bus, but well worth the trip to see the views not only of the palace but the countryside. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
While, the sights and sounds of Lisbon, Pena Palace, and Sintra were historic and beautiful, the ...
Sail Date: October 2015
While, the sights and sounds of Lisbon, Pena Palace, and Sintra were historic and beautiful, the tour operator let NCL down. We started the day in a full size motor coach. We toured the city of Lisbon learning about the people and ... Read More
While, the sights and sounds of Lisbon, Pena Palace, and Sintra were historic and beautiful, the tour operator let NCL down. We started the day in a full size motor coach. We toured the city of Lisbon learning about the people and culture of Portugal. Pena Palace is perched high on top of a hilltop above the city of Lisbon. At the base of the mountain, we transferred to minibuses for the trip up the winding roads to the hilltop palace. The transfer to the minibuses was a bit disorganized (insufficient minibuses and it took a lot longer than required to get the whole group to the Palace). Once inside the entry gates of the Palace, the tour operator elected to make the group hike up the hill versus using the shuttle bus up the steep hill (which was hard for the older guests). Once we finally got to the palace, it was magnificent. We enjoyed the medieval Palace designed by King Fernando II (pictured). We enjoyed the walking tour of the public rooms and the history brought back to life. The views from the spires all around the Palace were grand. After the walking tour of the Palace, there was a short break for a snack at the Palace café. The trip from the Palace down to Sintra was disorganized, again. The motor coach was stuck in traffic, so the group was split up between three minibuses with the tour guide in only one of the buses. So, without any narration or guidance, we were dropped off at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. Sintra was a quaint village. We walked around the Palacio Nacional de Sintra (National Palace – Pictured) and the views of Lisbon below. We walked through the streets and into the quaint shops. There was time for lunch at one of the street side cafes, and sample the local desserts at one of the local bakeries. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line