Half Day Private Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

Half Day Private Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

From $287.57 per group up to 3

Enjoy a tour that takes you to the beautiful palaces and parks of Sintra, a World Heritage site. You’ll visit one one the most beautiful and diverse areas of Portugal, featuring breathtaking landscapes, mystical woods, and warm beaches.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Lisbon, the cruise terminal, or the airport
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the main monuments and palaces of Sintra, a World Heritage Site
  • Visit Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe
  • Taste the famous pastries and sweets of Sintra
Full description
Your tour begins at 8:30 or 13:30, depending on your choice, with a pick-up at your accommodation in Lisbon. On this private excursion you’ll visit the national monuments of Sintra, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the program provides time to explore the interior of some of the monuments. First, head to the center of Sintra, a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, where you'll have time to enjoy the typical local pastries in one of the most emblematic local pastry shops. Pay a short visit to the Village Palace, a 10th-century Moorish construction that has been transformed throughout the centuries and is now one of the most iconic sites in Sintra, with its twin chimneys overlooking the village. While heading to the Pena Palace, see some of the surrounding woods and exquisite chalets along the road, as well as part of the Moorish Castle. After the Pena, there is still a chance to see the 18th-century palaces of Seteais and Monserrate, the Quinta da Regaleira, and some iconic buildings in the area before heading to Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe, where breathtaking landscapes and abrupt cliffs will delight you. You’ll pass by Guincho Beach on the way to the Royal Village of Cascais and the resort town of Estoril, before heading back to Lisbon by the scenic road, if time allows. Arrive back in your accomodation by 1 PM or 6 PM depending on the departure option. Please note that on a half-day tour, there is normally time to explore only one of the palaces. During some times of the year, especially high season, the order of the route may change to avoid queues in some monuments. If the Pena Palace is the one you want to visit, it helps significantly to pre-purchase the tickets. Nevertheless, please inform the driver of your selection, in order to optimize the visits.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by private minivan or sedan
  • Guided tour
  • WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • Parkings and tolls
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child (3 yrs old or above) seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that prices are per trip and not per person, meaning that the price you see is what you pay for the whole group
  • Depending on the size of the group and car availability the tours are run in a high-end sedan/estate (Mercedes E or equivalent) or in a high-end van (Mercedes V or equivalent)
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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The guide Mr Leitacio was amazing, his knowledge of the place, its history and culture great. Although a local born and bred guy, his command and diction of English was v good. Very friendly, the tour also had a free tasting of pastries and a drink as part of the tour. Despite the storm, wind and rain, he went out of his way to guide and help us in best possible way. The tour of 1/2 day is essentially sufficient incl. collection of souvenirs if any. Lovely Cascais, superb roads along the Atlantic. Worth the money paid.

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22 December 2019

Hi, Im sorry Ive forgotten the name of the person who had come to pick us up. The only downfall of the trip was he came to pick us up half hour late and we were dripping sweat since it was summer. The driver/guide was very sweet, he took us to 3 places as we had requested and lent us enough time to spend at all 4 palaces. Took us to this great patisserie too! The ride also was very comfortable.

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17 November 2019

francisco is a competent and exquisite person, contact him for everything

we did a beautiful tour with francisco, a courteous, discreet and exquisite person he showed us all the news on the places visited, he offered us excellent tastings, in his car as he dissimulates free water and comfort, he did not have any problems with time if we were there keep going a bit, it was a beautiful day thanks to him, we highly recommend it, we were three and the cost was the same as the tour by minibus if you are a couple or max 4 people prefer it you will not regret it. . money well spent .. he also paid us a little present when he left us at the hotel ... thanks francesco to you and your organization ... contacting you to take us to see other beautiful things in lisbon will be the first thing if we return..

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9 February 2018

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