Lisbon Cascais, Sintra and the beach Excursion Reviews

From the cruise port in Lisbon, you can venture out to Sintra to see the Sintra Natural Park and the city's historic palaces, the luxe former fishing village of Cascais and spend some time on the beach in this gorgeous region of Portugal.
Coach tour to Cascais and then a short ride along the coastline to Sintra- would have oreferred ...
Sail Date: June 2019
Coach tour to Cascais and then a short ride along the coastline to Sintra- would have oreferred more time in Cascais
Coach tour to Cascais and then a short ride along the coastline to Sintra- would have oreferred more time in Cascais Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
We didn't go to the beach, only to Cascais and Sintra.
Sail Date: May 2019
We didn't go to the beach, only to Cascais and Sintra. I wish we had more time in Cascais. We all expected to see the colorful castle in Sintra (since a photo of it was in the description), but we did not.
We didn't go to the beach, only to Cascais and Sintra. I wish we had more time in Cascais. We all expected to see the colorful castle in Sintra (since a photo of it was in the description), but we did not. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
we left the boat late due to unorganized excursion team.
Sail Date: April 2019
we left the boat late due to unorganized excursion team. Guide gave a lot of information but really disappointing on the places we saw. We had three stops that were rushed, 20 minutes at the first to see beach and use restroom, 30 minutes ... Read More
we left the boat late due to unorganized excursion team. Guide gave a lot of information but really disappointing on the places we saw. We had three stops that were rushed, 20 minutes at the first to see beach and use restroom, 30 minutes at the second to shop and eat, and last was at a castle that we got a quick 30 minute tour rushed because we were late. Late getting out and around cost us our walking around time. Would never do that again... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Once again we opted for a tour outside of the main port.
Sail Date: December 2018
Once again we opted for a tour outside of the main port. Our first stop was the interesting Palace of Queluz. Unfortunately it was raining so didn't get as much out of visiting Sintra as would have been possible in better conditions. ... Read More
Once again we opted for a tour outside of the main port. Our first stop was the interesting Palace of Queluz. Unfortunately it was raining so didn't get as much out of visiting Sintra as would have been possible in better conditions. Again it was December so days were short so didn't get as much out of the drive by the beaches as one would in a different season Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
nnot enough time to do anything but look at each town.
Sail Date: September 2018
nnot enough time to do anything but look at each town. Couldn't even have a bite to each in either town. I wish we could just go to one of the town and have lunch and walk around
nnot enough time to do anything but look at each town. Couldn't even have a bite to each in either town. I wish we could just go to one of the town and have lunch and walk around Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Tourist trap shopping.
Sail Date: August 2018
Tourist trap shopping. Tour offered no historical sites
Tourist trap shopping. Tour offered no historical sites Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
LSF5 - Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais - Small Group $149/pp Terrible excursion.
Sail Date: October 2017
LSF5 - Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais - Small Group $149/pp Terrible excursion. terrible lunch included. Most of the day spent sitting on the bus.
LSF5 - Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais - Small Group $149/pp Terrible excursion. terrible lunch included. Most of the day spent sitting on the bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Did not go to the beach.
Sail Date: September 2017
Did not go to the beach. Time in each town was so short didn't get to see anything. Had time for lunch in Sintra and that was it. Tour guide was not good. Would not stop talking for a minute!
Did not go to the beach. Time in each town was so short didn't get to see anything. Had time for lunch in Sintra and that was it. Tour guide was not good. Would not stop talking for a minute! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour went all round Lisbon before taking us to Sintra.
Sail Date: September 2017
Tour went all round Lisbon before taking us to Sintra. Would have been better to have headed straight for the castle. Cascais was lovely too but we didn't have nearly enough time to see it properly.
Tour went all round Lisbon before taking us to Sintra. Would have been better to have headed straight for the castle. Cascais was lovely too but we didn't have nearly enough time to see it properly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Lovely excursion including a high hill overlooking the sea with gorgeous views.
Sail Date: August 2017
Lovely excursion including a high hill overlooking the sea with gorgeous views. Very windy though.
Lovely excursion including a high hill overlooking the sea with gorgeous views. Very windy though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Wonderful trip to see Sintra, Montserrat castle, and the beach.
Sail Date: July 2017
Wonderful trip to see Sintra, Montserrat castle, and the beach.
Wonderful trip to see Sintra, Montserrat castle, and the beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
All interesting -- Queluz and Sinatra.
Sail Date: May 2017
All interesting -- Queluz and Sinatra. Good panoramic view through bus window of the riverfront of Lisbon and the beaches beyond.
All interesting -- Queluz and Sinatra. Good panoramic view through bus window of the riverfront of Lisbon and the beaches beyond. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
This has to be one of the worst excursions we have ever been on...
Sail Date: May 2017
This has to be one of the worst excursions we have ever been on... We visited Sintra first and had to walk for about 20 minutes up a steep hill (apparently owing to roadworks... However, other coaches managed the journey up the hill). ... Read More
This has to be one of the worst excursions we have ever been on... We visited Sintra first and had to walk for about 20 minutes up a steep hill (apparently owing to roadworks... However, other coaches managed the journey up the hill). Having climbed the hill, we were given 25 minutes to enjoy the beautiful village, go to the toilet (none on coach), get a drink and take photographs... By the time we had ordered a coffee and visited the toilet, we had to be headed back down the hill again! We then drove past some beautiful coastline, which our guide pointed out to us. However, we did not stop & were not even allowed to have a 5 minute photo stop... What beach? Our last stop was Cascais (a seaside town with a small harbour) & we were allowed 50 minutes to explore and grab some lunch... We literally sat down at a restaurant & ordered lunch, which would have been lovely, but we ended up having to eat so quickly that we felt sick. We were taken back to the ship, 4 hours before sailing, so I think it is reasonable to expect more time to explore the destinations... Mean! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The guide was terrible but the scenery made up for it.
Sail Date: April 2017
The guide was terrible but the scenery made up for it. There was so much to see in a short time. Cascais would have been better if not so much time just walking through and spending a bit more time in Sintra. The guide didn't give ... Read More
The guide was terrible but the scenery made up for it. There was so much to see in a short time. Cascais would have been better if not so much time just walking through and spending a bit more time in Sintra. The guide didn't give us much help in where to go or what to see so were a little disappointed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Super tour - good way to see different areas of Lisbon
Sail Date: December 2016
Super tour - good way to see different areas of Lisbon
Super tour - good way to see different areas of Lisbon Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Actually it was Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais.
Sail Date: October 2016
Actually it was Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais. We had the best guide ever. 8 1/2 hours and he packed as much as he could into the tour. If you have never been to Portugal, I would say take this tour, as you get to see a little of the ... Read More
Actually it was Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais. We had the best guide ever. 8 1/2 hours and he packed as much as he could into the tour. If you have never been to Portugal, I would say take this tour, as you get to see a little of the country all packed into one day, including a great lunch at a Portugese restaurant. Our tour started at 11:30 am and finished near 9 pm at night, so it was also interesting to see Lisbon's colours during the day, then lit up at night. We also went to Rocca, which is the most western tip of Europe, which although there was really nothing there besides a lighthouse, the cliffs and water were truly gorgeous. Even though we were a large group of at least 40 people, the bus was large and modern, with a back entrance, allowing people to move on and off quickly. We wore headsets (whispers as our guide called them) so we were always able to hear him, no matter where we were. One of the best Celebrity shore excursions we have taken. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Cascais and Sintra tour was great.
Sail Date: October 2016
The Cascais and Sintra tour was great. Sintra is beautiful. We were in Portugal overnight and next day we got a taxi for 2 hours who took us to interesting spots. Carlos you were great. We then walked round Lisbon town - gorgeous place
The Cascais and Sintra tour was great. Sintra is beautiful. We were in Portugal overnight and next day we got a taxi for 2 hours who took us to interesting spots. Carlos you were great. We then walked round Lisbon town - gorgeous place Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Visits to Sintra and Cascais, but too short.
Sail Date: October 2016
Visits to Sintra and Cascais, but too short. Not enough free time at Cascais.
Visits to Sintra and Cascais, but too short. Not enough free time at Cascais. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Lovely countryside.
Sail Date: September 2016
Lovely countryside.
Lovely countryside. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a nice experience.
Sail Date: July 2016
It was a nice experience. Rain dampened the excursion. Lunch at Sintara was really good
It was a nice experience. Rain dampened the excursion. Lunch at Sintara was really good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sinatra a beautiful place but not given sufficient time there.
Sail Date: June 2016
Sinatra a beautiful place but not given sufficient time there.
Sinatra a beautiful place but not given sufficient time there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
This was a very nice half day tour.
Sail Date: May 2016
This was a very nice half day tour. Got to see a lot at a nice pace.
This was a very nice half day tour. Got to see a lot at a nice pace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wonderful shore excursion.
Sail Date: April 2016
Wonderful shore excursion. Our guide, Graca was very knowledgeable. The scenery spectacular.
Wonderful shore excursion. Our guide, Graca was very knowledgeable. The scenery spectacular. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very disappointed in this tour!
Sail Date: April 2016
Very disappointed in this tour! Over half hour late leaving dock ...difficulty with gangplank! Tour was rushed...not enough time at either stop! Expected to see Sintra castle...no time....guide just dropped us off and said be back at ... Read More
Very disappointed in this tour! Over half hour late leaving dock ...difficulty with gangplank! Tour was rushed...not enough time at either stop! Expected to see Sintra castle...no time....guide just dropped us off and said be back at stop in 30 minutes in Cascais and about 40 minutes in Sintra. Major traffic on roads...late returning to ship....not worth the money at all... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loved this tour.
Sail Date: April 2016
Loved this tour. Well worth it. Good guide too.
Loved this tour. Well worth it. Good guide too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises