Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland

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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Product code: 71457P5
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Itinerary
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Stop At: National Palace of Queluz, Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191 Portugal

This palace, once a 17th century hunting lodge, has been transformed into a summer palace in the rococo style. The palace gardens are splendid and decorated with statues and fountains. A true refinement that takes us back to past centuries of luxury and court parties.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Quinta da Regaleira, Rua Barbosa do Bocage, Sintra 2710-567 Portugal

Moving forward we have the stunning Quinta da Regaleira. This yet another UNESCO-listed site has anciently carved buildings, incredible gardens and a gothic breeze that will enchant anyone who dares to enter. Full of history behind it, you will learn all about the caves, secret wells and art that originated from the Masonry, the Templars and the Rose Cross.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Parque e Palacio de Monserrate, R. Visc. de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-591 Portugal

This magnificent property is a jungle of exotic trees and flowering shrubs. Its’ history dates back to the time of the Moors, but it was named after a small 16th century chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Monteserrat, from Catalonia, Spain.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

Before moving towards Cabo da Roca, You may want take a stroll through the historical center of Sintra. This is a good time to rest, lunch and try out some traditional regional pastries. Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe, is yet another great spot to take some pictures and feel the sea breeze.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal

The 19th-century Romantic palace is a wonder to discover and one you will not soon forget. It is one of the best places to take pictures. It’s placed high on top of the mountain with a splendid view that stretches for miles, all the way to the Ocean.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sintra National Palace, Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

In the heart of the village of Sintra, a pair of unusual conical chimneys rise above the Royal Palace. This Palace became the favourite summer retreat of the court and continued, as the residence of the Portuguese royalty, until the 1980s. The gradual reconstruction of the palace resulted in a fascinating amalgam of styles.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Castelo dos Mouros, Estrada da Pena Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal

As you stroll through the beautiful and exotic landscape, your guide will give you historical and architectural details on the region but letting you explore the monuments on your own. Later we continue through the National Park onwards to see the Moorish Castle and Montserrate Palace.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Estrada Cabo da Roca, Colares 2705-001 Portugal

We'll finish off with Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe, is yet another great spot to take some pictures and feel the sea breeze.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

After more than a century as a holiday resort, Cascais has a certain notoriety that more recent resorts lack. Its history is visible in the villas along the coast. The sheltered sandy bay was once a prehistoric fishing port.

Duration: 30 minutes


Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Free Wi-Fi

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees - Only in case you have NOT chosen SKIP THE LINE!
  • Entry/Admission - National Palace of Queluz
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira
  • Entry/Admission - Parque e Palacio de Monserrate
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Sintra National Palace

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

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Departure Point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup at your designated address

Airports

  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal


Ports

  • Lisbon Cruise Port

Departure time

09:00 AM

Duration

8 to 10 hours(approx.)

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Avoid ticket lines by letting us buy entrance fees to THREE monuments for you!

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Posted By : CAROLINA_C
This tour was super incredible and our guide, unfortunately forgot his name, was great. All of the places we went were incredible.
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Posted On : 2022-11-30


Posted By : chapelthrill22
Susana was phenomenal and we had a wonderful day! She was really flexible and had great recommendations for lunch. We really enjoyed the impromptu wine tasting too.
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Posted On : 2022-11-29


Posted By : Thierry_P
The trip was well organized and the sites were well chosen. Diago, our guide was engaging, helpful, attentive, and highly knowledgeable about Portugal's history. The only downside is that the weather could have been better, but it is to be expected this time of year.
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Posted On : 2022-11-29


Posted By : Jacqueline_N
Susanna was wonderful and full of knowledge. She did not cut back from teaching us the history. We even left Peña palace when it was pitch black out. She never tried to rush us and she brought us to the best places to see!
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Posted On : 2022-11-25


Posted By : C1576YHrobinl
Great tour! Our guide Susanna was so kind and accommodating and incredibly knowledgeable about Portuguese history. So happy we booked a private tour as opposed to a larger group tour or taking the train by ourselves - we saw and learned so much more!
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Posted On : 2022-11-23


Posted By : Liz_S
This by far was my favorite tour. Diogo was the perfect tour guide. His knowledge and experiences were exceptional. He laid out a fabulous itinerary for us in advance, giving us options to make any changes, which we did not. A perfect day of palaces, all exceptional, one after the other. The breathtaking Pena Palace, even with the long hike up to it, by far was just incredible. The views, spectacular. On our way back to Lisbon, we stopped in Cascais a remarkable town filled with life, great way to end our tour. I highly recommend him and this tour. If you do any tour this should be #1.
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Posted On : 2022-11-19


Posted By : juliebE790WW
We booked a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais with purchase of tickets in advance. Our guide was Susana who was the perfect professional. She confirmed by text 2 days in advance to customize our visits to our liking and purchase tickets in advance so no waiting in line at the palaces, castles and parks. She texted again the day before to confirm our meeting time at our hotel. Her car was right out front, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Susana is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. We learned not only of Portuguese history but the context of the artifacts and buildings we were visiting. She imparts her knowledge in a clear and efficient way—interesting and complete. She arranged a delightful lunch at a cafe in Sintra and we even had a little time to do some shopping before on to the the Peña Palace. Because we had our tickets (and she seems to know all the castle staff) we wasted no time waiting in line. We ended the day watching the sun set over the Atlantic at the furthest west point of Europe and then visited Cascais before heading back to our hotel in Lisbon. Every location in the advertisement was covered and our day was delightful—our visit complete, I highly recommend this tour—particularly if Susana is the guide, She is an expert on art and history and a professional on the logistics of the tour that made the day just perfect.
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Posted On : 2022-11-19


Posted By : MDoris68
Very well planned private day Tour. Jose' was an excellent guide and very accommodating to our requests. I would definitely recommend taking this tour.
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Posted On : 2022-11-17


Posted By : 691BobW
This was an excellent tour. We were able to go where we wanted and see what we wanted to see. It was also very nice to have a guide get us into the museums (especially Pena Palace) and then explain the different pictures, statues, etc. in the museums. It was also great seeing the coast, coastal towns and beaches. Rui was a very good and entertaining guide!
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Posted On : 2022-11-15


Posted By : Braden_C
Diogo arrived promptly at our hotel in the morning at 8:30AM. As it turned out, he was our individual guide, which resulted in a very personalized tour. Diogo is extremely knowledgable about all the sites we visited and provided a vivid background of the history and context of each site. We first drove to the beautiful Palacio Nacional de Queluz, which resembles Versailles in some ways. Diogo shared many interesting stories about the kings and queens who had resided in the palace. We then continued onto Sintra, where we first stopped at the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira, a unique palace and gardens built by an eccentric millionaire in the late 1800s. After this we had a great lunch in the village, and we invited Diogo to join us. Lively conversation continued as we enjoyed our meal together. We also had time to wander around the village which has many nice shops. We then continued on to the extraordinary Castelo dos Mouros, a 10th Century castle that was rebuilt by Dom Fernando II in the 19th Century. It is something to behold! As in all the places we visited, Diogo shared the descriptions of the many people who had once lived there. Diogo was extremely happy to answer all of our questions. We really enjoyed getting to know him. I highly recommend the tour and our guide, Diogo. We will have wonderful memories of this day.
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Posted On : 2022-11-13