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From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

1. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

2. Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

This private tour starts at your accommodation, from where you will set out to discover the city of Lisbon. Hear how Lisbon recovered after it was practically devastated by the earthquake of 1755 and visit Belem, the Lisbon district that personifies the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries with its several monuments that are classified as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Taste the famous “pasteis de Belem”, in a traditional location where the secret recipe is passed from generation to generation. You will also explore Alfama, the city's oldest district. In the center of Sintra, you will see the imposing Palacio da Vila, or National Palace, with its two striking chimneys. The Palace used to be the chosen holiday resort of several kings throughout Portuguese history and, inside, each room is decorated differently and has a different history. The interior of the Palace is a true tile museum. Discover the charm of the narrow alleys of the town and the many regional products stores. The choice of what palace ( or palaces ) to visit it is yours, the guide will suggest that it is best for you to visit between; “Quinta da Regaleira”a palace from the 19th-century, Moorish Castle a testimony of the Islamic presence in the region, or why not the Palaçio da Pena to get  the taste of nineteenth-century romanticism. Head to Roca Cape or Cabo da Roca, the most western geographical location in Portugal and Continental Europe. Filled with mysticism and surrounded by the Atlantic except for onone side, this geological formation is also known as “The Snout of the Rock”. You will have some free time in Cascais, an ancient fisherman's village turned into a beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort. Right next to it is Estoril, famous for its casino and where Casino Royale was written. Then go to Belem the district in Lisbon that personifies the greatness of the Portuguese discoveries with several monuments classified as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO such as the Jerónimos Monastery and Torre de Belém.

From Lisbon: Private Tour to Sintra with Local Pastry

3. From Lisbon: Private Tour to Sintra with Local Pastry

Your day starts with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, followed by an air-conditioned transfer to Sintra. Customize your day to your own preferences and begin exploring the traditional Portuguese village with its hills full of UNESCO-certified palaces, castles, and manor gardens. Visit the Quinta da Regaleira, a historical palace that will dazzle you with its mysterious architecture. Descend the famous spiral staircase in the Initiation Well and explore the grounds to find statues of gods, labyrinthine caves, fountains, and ponds. Make a stop at Pena National Palace, located at the top of the Sintra mountains, and learn all about the history of the magnificent building. You can also visit the Sintra National Palace, which was the main residence of the Portuguese royal family from the 12th century. In between visits, stroll through narrow, winding streets in the old town to find a variety of restaurants and shops. Your local guide will take you to visit the famous “Piriquita” Tea House to try a delicious regional pastry called 'Travesseiros de Sintra'.

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I closed the tour here 4 days before and it was wonderful. The driver Hermes, in addition to being exceptionally punctual, insisted on taking us and showing us everything. He knew the stories and made sure to surprise us by showing us places we weren't expecting. We will do whenever possible tours with you.

Hermes was an excellent guide, he was punctual at the indicated point and gave us free time in Fatima to visit the basilica and our points of interest at our own pace. At all times he provided us with the facilities to be able to know the different attractions as we went, since I traveled with an older adult.

Increíble tour dirigido por Hermes que nos enseño detalladamente cada lugar que visitamos! La van súper cómoda para el camino hacia las dos ciudades, Lo recomiendo al 1000% visitamos Fatima y luego Sintra, precioso! Gracias por todo Hermes!!!

Small group is better more comfortable and can be more flexible

Excellent, the guide Hermes very friendly, we liked it a lot