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From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

Activity provider: Toptentours

From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

Activity provider: Toptentours

From US$ 260.31 per group up to 1

See Sintra at your own pace with a private, full-day tour from Lisbon or Cascais. Visit the Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira or any other point of interest in Sintra.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
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  • Enjoy Sintra with a customizable and flexible tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Sintra's many palaces and admire its unique mix of architecture
  • Stop off to taste local specialties, such as pastries paired with coffee
Full description

Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Discover the cultural landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, the Castle of the Moors, the Monserrate Palace, or the Sintra National Palace. There will be time to discover two of the above attractions, or more at a faster pace if you love to walk.

You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries in Sintra, where you will have some free time.

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  • Car
  • Tolls
  • Gas
  • Taxes
  • Attraction fees
  • Personal expenses

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  • Make sure you purchase the first time slot to Pena Palace
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based on 33 reviews

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Elizabeth was a WONDERFUL guide! We hired her as a private driver with van to take us all around Sintra and she was magnificent. She customized the trip to our needs and was very knowledgeable about all the palaces and history of Portugal as a whole! She found us the best places to eat and accommodated our last minute request to stop at some local touristy spots in Lisbon too and explained them beautifully. Her Mercedes van was extremely comfortable for all 6 of us, her driving impeccable and she knew back roads that would allow us to skip traffic!!!

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October 20, 2022

Our group of 4 adults took an all day tour to Sintra from Lisbon with Elizabete of Top Ten Tours. She customized our day based on my requests (tours of Quinta da Regaleira, and Monserrate, with free time for lunch & shopping in Sintra). Elizabete picked us up very near our hotel and we were very comfortable in a Mercedes van. Elizabete is an excellent, friendly, and fun guide. She paced our day well and took us to the busiest areas of the Quinta da Regaleira first, so that we beat the crowds (especially at the beautiful Well of Initiation and Labyrinthic Grotto). Elisabete explained the history of both estates and gardens, including explaining the symbolism of many of the garden structures. She was very flexible about time and swung us by Cascais on our way back to Lisbon. It was a fabulous day!

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September 26, 2022

We would highly recommend using Top Ten Tours! We had a great day in Sintra thanks to Alex. He had us arrive at Pena Palace when it opened and we enjoyed the exterior areas of the palace basically empty - it was so peaceful! He knew all the places to capture the beauty of the ground and mountains in photos. We did not go inside the palace as a part is under renovation, based on Alex's recommendation. We also went to Quinta da Regaleira, which Alex had so many insights and details on how to best explore and unique stories and vantage points to make the most of it. After exploring, we went into the town of Sintra to see the sights, enjoy local shops and artisans, and also had a great lunch overlooking the town and valley recommended by Alex. As a local to Sintra, Alex had vast knowledge and experiences to share. This tour is personalized, so let them know in advance what you wish to see. You will need to book Pena Palace interior tickets in advance if you wish to go inside.

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August 15, 2022

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