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  • From Lisbon: 8-Hour Sintra Tour

    1. From Lisbon: 8-Hour Sintra Tour

    The first stop is at the National Palace of Queluz. Initially a rest stop for the nobility, it later became the official residence of Prince John VI. Its beautiful gardens and rococo architecture dazzle visitors with its sumptuousness. Continue on to the center of Sintra, where you can visit the castle or the National Palace. Walk through the colorful streets of the village, contrasting with the bright green of the mountain. The morning will not end before a stop at the Quinta de Monserrate and Quinta da Regaleira, a fruit mansion imagined by a man in love with the arts.  If you choose the lunch option, you can taste one of the best Portuguese dishes. If not, there is plenty of places for you to eat nearby. The afternoon begins with a visit to the most famous and magical palace on this tour, the Pena Palace. Built 500 meters above sea level, it is considered one of the most beautiful p...

    Our tour guide, Gustavo, was amazing! He was so proud of his country and wanted us to be just as excited to experience it as he was. He picked us up at our Airbnb in downtown Lisbon and drove us to Sintra and Cascais telling us of the history the whole time. 100% recommend!!

  • Breathtaking Sintra: Tour from Lisbon

    2. Breathtaking Sintra: Tour from Lisbon

    Head to Sintra on this 8-hour tour from Lisbon. Stop at the National Palace of Queluz. Initially a rest stop for the nobility, it later became the official residence of Prince John VI. Continue to the center of Sintra and take a walk along its colorful streets. Continue the drive and stop at Quinta de Monserrate and Quinta da Regaleira. After lunch (not included in the tour price), visit the magical Pena Palace. Built 500 meters above the sea, it is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful palaces. Its exotic character is accentuated by the lush vegetation of Pena Park. On the return to Lisbon pass through the picturesque village of Cascais and drive along the Estoril coast.

    We enjoyed the day very much. Covered lots of territory! Our guide Eduardo was great -very accommodating with our wishes.

  • Private Sintra Tour with Regaleira Experience

    3. Private Sintra Tour with Regaleira Experience

    The first stop is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th Century, which was the official royal residence of the King D. Pedro IV of Portugal.  Visit the beautiful and historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site,and discover the picturesque streets, the Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines.  Climb to the Moorish Castle where the construction of the first sections of its wall dates from the 8th and 9th century. From the castle, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole region.  The next stop is Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most amazing monuments of Sintra. This place is one of the most startling, magical and mysterious of the area. You will explore its tunnels, mazes, riddles and symbols that will remind you of the mythology, of Olympus, Virgil, Dante, Camões, and of the Knights Templar of the Order of Christ. Then enjoy a fabu...

  • Lisbon: Queluz, Mafra, Azenhas do Mar & Cabo da Roca Tour

    4. Lisbon: Queluz, Mafra, Azenhas do Mar & Cabo da Roca Tour

    Discover the area northwest of Lisbon and see the highlights off the beaten tourist path. Visit the Palace of Queluz, whose gardens and ground are an exceptionally-beautiful example of 18th-century Portuguese architecture. The palace was built for Peter III of Portugal, prince consort of Queen Maria I (1734-1816), as a royal residence. Many rooms are in a Rococo style, like the ornate throne room with mirrored walls and beautiful gilded woodwork. Admire the gardens with lovely fountains and ornamental ponds and a collection of sculptures around the Neptune Garden and pond. Then visit the Palace of Mafra. The largest castle and cloister complex in Portugal with over 4,700 windows and doors, the Palace of Mafra is approximately 50 kilometers north of Lisbon in Mafra. See the impressive 220-meter-long façade. The palace is approximately 38,000 m², with 1,200 rooms and 156 staircases. Lear...

  • Half Day Private Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

    5. Half Day Private Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

    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-...

    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.

  • Sintra, Cascais and Queluz Palace from Lisbon

    6. Sintra, Cascais and Queluz Palace from Lisbon

    Start your tour with a visit to the magnificent Queluz Palace, a mixture of baroque, rococo and neo-classicism that resulted in one of Europe’s most beautiful palaces. In Sintra sierra, enjoy the verdant hills, the bubbling springs of crystal-clear water, the parks covered with multitudes of flowers. The old village black stone pavements contrast with the old, colorful houses. Located in the middle of the mountain range, Sintra allows you to enjoy the surrounding fields and reveals the imposing Monte Magno. Visit the charming Pena Palace, the greatest exponent of Portuguese Romanticism. After lunch, continue your tour at “Land’s End”, Europe’s westernmost point, be dazzled by the breath-taking landscape and, after it, enjoy the town of Cascais, where you will have free time to wander the old streets and do some shopping. Return to Lisbon along one of the old continent’s most beautiful ...

    Daniel was a wonderful tour guide and gentleman. He tuned into our interests and needs to make the day one of our best travel days ever. My wife and I highly recommend him and this company and would love to go with him in the future.

  • Private Sintra Tour with Wine Tasting & Moorish Castle

    7. Private Sintra Tour with Wine Tasting & Moorish Castle

    The first stop is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th Century, which was the official royal residence of the king D. Pedro IV of Portugal.  Visit the beautiful and historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site. Discover the picturesque streets, Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines. Climb to the Moorish Castle (Ticket Included) where the construction of the first sections of its wall dates from the 8th and 9th century. From the castle, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole region. It can’t be missed! The next stop is Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most amazing monuments of Sintra. This place is one of the most startling, magical, and mysterious in the area. Explore its tunnels, mazes, and its riddles and symbols that are reminders of the mythology of Olympus, Virgil, Dante, Camões, and of the Knights Templar of the Order o...

  • Sintra: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

    8. Sintra: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

    After a pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon the first stop on your full-day tour will be the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th century as the official royal residence of King Dom Pedro IV of Portugal. Visit the lovely and historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the picturesque streets, Sintra National Palace, and the fountains, churches, chapels, and shrines. Climb to the Moorish Castle, where the walls date to the 8th and 9th centuries. From the castle, you’ll have fantastic views of the whole region. The next stop is the Pena Palace, where you’ll see a mix of architectural styles in the interior as well as the exterior. The Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism dating from the 19th century. Next you’ll visit the most westerly point in continental Europe, where from the cliff tops you’ll enjoy fantastic views of the beaches and the sea. From...

    Jose is the best guide we've ever had! He made every stop was worthwhile. Also, he made sure that we stopped by a vineyard for us to actually see how they grow grapes rather than just viewing it on photo - that made the wine tasting experience very different! He also allowed us to stay in Pena Palace until it closed so that we can experience the sunset (this is one thing that you should take note, the view is breathtaking!) We love him and you're lucky if he is your assigned tour guide for this trip!

  • Sintra Natural Park Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    9. Sintra Natural Park Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    See the whimsical palaces and Moorish castles of Sintra on a full-day tour from Lisbon, and discover why the picturesque town became a magnet for Romantic writers, poets, and artists. Following a pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon, drive to the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th century as the official royal residence of King Dom Pedro IV of Portugal. Then, continue to Sintra to explore the picturesque streets and monuments, such as Sintra National Palace. See ornate fountains, churches, chapels, and shrines. Next, climb to the Moorish Castle. With walls that date back to the 8th and 9th centuries. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding forests and mountains, before going to Pena Palace to discover a remarkable mix of architectural styles inside and out. Depart Sintra for continental Europe’s westernmost point. Enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean from Cabo da Roca. Continue ...

  • Lisbon: Private Mafra, Ericeira, and Queluz Tour

    10. Lisbon: Private Mafra, Ericeira, and Queluz Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation, your tour will begin with a Mafra Palace tour. The palace was built by D. João V in the first half of the 19th century as the result of a vote that the young king made if Queen D. Maria Ana of Austria gave him descendants. Mafra's greatest treasure is its library, with a collection of more than 40,000 books with gold-bound leather bindings, including a first edition of Luís de Camões's Os Lusíadas. Your tour will then progress towards the beautiful fishing village of Ericeira, which is very close to Sintra and Mafra. Its center, which is older and more typical, allows visitors to walk through narrow winding streets that reflect back to older times. Its connection to the sea is undeniable, even by the immense ocean that serves as a backdrop to the houses. The Ericeira Cliffs that meander along the shores of Ericeira Beach also give it a uniq...

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What people are saying about Queluz

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.

Beautiful tour, Umberto was an excellent driver. He took us to the tour locations and when we had finished visiting he picked us up at the meeting point. He is also very knowledgeable about the history of his country. I would recommend it

Daniel was a wonderful tour guide and gentleman. He tuned into our interests and needs to make the day one of our best travel days ever. My wife and I highly recommend him and this company and would love to go with him in the future.

We enjoyed the day very much. Covered lots of territory! Our guide Eduardo was great -very accommodating with our wishes.

We loved the tour. Francisco has explained everything to us wonderfully. We have been delighted! We will repeat for sure