Full Day Private Tour - Sintra's World Heritage And Cascais - Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel, accommodation, Cruise Port or Airport in central Lisbon
    Airports
    Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5.30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Embark on this full-day private tour of Sintra and its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore Sintras beautiful sights, which can also includethe famed and recently renewed Queluz National Palace, half way between Lisbon and Sintra. Get to know one of the most visited and beautiful areas of Portugal, with breathtaking landscapes, mystical woods, and warm beaches. Plus, indulge in a tasting of thetypical Sintra pastries.
Discover the beauty ofSintra- the Moon Mountain- and Cascais.
To better choose what to see, please consider that each palace takes about 2 hours to visit. It is possible to visit 2 palaces in order to maintain and complete the itinerary.
All the Iteneraries and schedules that are described on this page are the standard ones for this tour. As this is a private tour and no one else will join your group, the tour is fully customizable according to your preferences or schedule needs. To change anything just inform us at the time of booking.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: National Palace of Queluz, Queluz, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Drive By, possible visit depending on your preferences

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Visit

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Possible visit, depending on your preferences

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piriquita

Visit, pastry tasting, stroll along the village center

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palacio de Monserrate, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Drive by, possible visit depending on your preferences

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cabo da roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Visit

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Visit the village center

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Casino Estoril, Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Drive by

Inclusions

Private minivan or sedan according to your choice

WiFi

Bottled water

Parking, fuel and toll costs

Insurance as required by law

Exclusions

Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc)

Meals

Gratuities

Entrance Fees

Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena

Entry/Admission - Sintra National Palace

Entry/Admission - Parque e Palacio de Monserrate

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child seats (three years old or above) are available on request (free of charge) if advised at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Only for Cruise Ship Passengers: At time of booking, please provide the following information: ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Please note that all our 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 made on a mid size sedan/estate (Mercedes E Class or equivalent) or on a van.

A maximum of 7 people per booking

Important Information: If your choice is to visit the Pena Palace, in order to avoid queues at the entrance you can either purchase the tickets at www.parquesdesintra.pt. The price with the bus transfer inside the park (the alternative is a 1500 feet or 300 meter steep walk) is 17 per person (14 without the transfer).

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Use of electronic communications for better listening. Please bring your phone and headphones.

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Jul-2022

    While planning for our trip, we were originally going to do Sintra by ourselves. Take the train from Lisbon and use the bus to get around there. We had hoped that by getting an early start we could see everything we wanted to get to. However, as our trip neared, we read a number of comments about how busy Sintra is already and it was only expected to get more crowded as the summer goes on. At that point we decided it was probably best to do a guided tour to optimize our time and maximize what we can see in the one day we had to see Sintra. Enter Francisco and Week Break Tours. The day when from potentially hectic and stressful to relaxing and informative. We had already visited Cascais earlier in our trip so Francisco was able to accommodate our request to alter the default trip. We also let him know that we're not opposed to getting an early start if that helps. Below is a brief outline of what we were able to see on our tour. (This review is already pretty long so I chose not to really review the sights themselves, there is plenty of other information available about them specifically) The day started at 8:15 am with Francisco picking up our family of five at the door of our Airbnb in a comfortable van with plenty of space for all five of the family members. With the early start, we were well on our way out of Lisbon before traffic slowed us down. First stop was Pena Palace. To free up time for other sites, we chose not to do the tour inside. Our visit was a perfect blend of guided tour with information and some 'free' time to wander around and take a million pictures. It was a bit foggy for part of our visit but I found it added a little mystic to the palace. Second stop was the Moorish Castle. We walked from Pena Palace to the Moorish Castle and Francisco pointed out various sites along the way. We spent a little time climbing the walls, admiring the views and again... taking a million pictures. After this it was time to drive back to Sintra. Here we had lunch, wandered the streets a bit. After lunch we stopped by a small bakery/coffee shop for a coffee/juice and some pastries. To our surprise it wasn't a pastel de nata, but two other types of traditional pastries which were delicious. Next stop, Quinta da Regaleira. We took a pleasant walk from Sintra to this next palace. We toured both the interior of the palace as well as the magnificent gardens. Once again, a million pictures later and we headed back to town to the van for a drive to our next palace. Final palace of the day was Monserrate Palace. It is much harder to get here and was also a driving factor in getting a guided tour of Sintra. Another stunning garden and palace. The plan was to make one more quick stop at Cabo da Roca and see the western most point of continental Europe. However along the drive there we encountered a traffic jam where a bus and car collided at a sharp turn. Having no other way over the mountain except for an hour plus detour we decided it was time to head back to Lisbon. Return trip back to Lisbon went smoothly and were were dropped back off where we started. There is no way we would have been able to visit all these places without the help of Francisco. We would have lost time figuring out where to go, how to get from place to place and what are the important things to see. In addition, we got so much more out of what we saw by having someone explain the history and significance of so many sights. If you haven't realized by now, I'll make it explicit. If you are looking for a tour in Portugal, give Francisco and Week Break Tours a call.

  • 14-Oct-2016

    We had a private driver and tour guide who was fabulous. He knew the history of both Spain and the places we were going to see. It was a completely customized tour. We were going to Sintra and then Obidos. But the day of I asked if we can instead go to Sintra and more of Lisbon. He was completely fine with the switch. He stopped all kinds of places just for the view or he thought we may like to see it. He knew the best place to buy tickets in Sintra for the lines. He talked us into trying some pastry delicacies that are integral to the area. We are not shoppers, but it was sweet how he wanted us to experience Lisbon and try everything it has to offer. He maximized our time in a way no other tour has in the past. Plus, he was simply sharing with us his love for his country, which was genuine. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

  • 14-Oct-2016

    We had a private driver and tour guide who was fabulous. He knew the history of both Spain and the places we were going to see. It was a completely customized tour. We were going to Sintra and then Obidos. But the day of I asked if we can instead go to Sintra and more of Lisbon. He was completely fine with the switch. He stopped all kinds of places just for the view or he thought we may like to see it. He knew the best place to buy tickets in Sintra for the lines. He talked us into trying some pastry delicacies that are integral to the area. We are not shoppers, but it was sweet how he wanted us to experience Lisbon and try everything it has to offer. He maximized our time in a way no other tour has in the past. Plus, he was simply sharing with us his love for his country, which was genuine. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

  • 09-Jul-2016

    This was an excellent tour. Francisco was very knowledgeable, a good driver, and he made an excellent recommendation for lunch. We enjoyed visiting each of the stops on the tour and getting some history from Francisco on the way. The vehicle was very comfortable and it was fun to have WiFi access. This was definitely a highlight of our time in Lisbon.

  • 09-Jul-2016

    This was an excellent tour. Francisco was very knowledgeable, a good driver, and he made an excellent recommendation for lunch. We enjoyed visiting each of the stops on the tour and getting some history from Francisco on the way. The vehicle was very comfortable and it was fun to have WiFi access. This was definitely a highlight of our time in Lisbon.

  • 08-Apr-2016

    Excellent. Our private tour guide Francisco was great. Very polite, knowledgeable and made our experience unique. Reliable.

  • 08-Apr-2016

    Excellent. Our private tour guide Francisco was great. Very polite, knowledgeable and made our experience unique. Reliable.