8 Hours
Duração
Lisboa
Localização

Tour Sintra Cascais and Estoril, a visit to the Paradise of the Aristocracy in Portugal with its Palaces and Landscapes surrounded by an exuberant flora; We invite you to experience right now this private tour.

Witness the Portuguese history revealed in Sintra through its exuberant and unique Palaces and Gardens.

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Total Price 210€ 230€ 240€ 260€ 280€ 300€ 320€

PLACE OF DEPARTURE Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon
PROPOSED TIME OF DEPARTURE 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:00 PM in the afternoon.
INCLUDED
Fully licensed exclusive guide Free Waters
Offer Queijadas of Sintra Free Wifi
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Entrance tickets to Monuments

The magical and splendid village of Sintra, a romantic kingdom full of majestic palaces, a fairytale castle, regal properties and fascinating mansions emerging amidst hills and lush forests. Sintra offers stunning scenery, a rocky mountain range,with dense vegetation and pristine beaches, called the “Mountain Range” by the Celts and “Mons Lunae” (Moon Mountain) by the Romans, continues catch the hearts of their visitors today as it did in the past.

For more than five centuries, the Portuguese royal family used its sumptuous mansions and luxury properties as summer homes to enjoy the clean air and refreshing microclimate of the mountain, escaping the heat of Lisbon’s summer, as described by the English poet Lord Byron in his book ” Glorioso Éden ” (Glorious Eden). Sintra continues to attract great writers and filmmakers, who find inspiration in its beauty, as well as in its legends and fables.

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1

Palace of Queluz

We will start our “ Tour Sintra Cascais and Estoril ” at your hotel, and halfway between Lisbon and Sintra, we stop at the Queluz National Palace, the summer home of the portuguese monarchy until 1755, known for its beautiful gardens and its diversity in architectural styles (Renaissance, Baroque, neoclassic). After the big earthquake of 1755 that devastated the city of Lisbon, it became the permanent residence of the Portuguese royal family until 1808 (1st Napoleon invasion).
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Historical area of Sintra

 The enchanted village of… Sintra (world heritage by the UNESCO since 1915), strategically located on the mountain that borders the Atlantic ocean, blessed by a unique microclimate, this is a fairytale land with its innumerable one of a kind palaces, encircled by lush vegetation, and stunning panoramic views. Sintra is so unique. And, since our company’s philosophy is that tourism, is more than visiting beautiful monuments, we think that showing you the local customs of the portuguese natives is also important. We will take you during our  Tour to the typical pastry shop “Piriquita”, a must place for the locals, to taste the famous“Queijadas” and “Travesseiros”.
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Sintra Palaces

Now the question is ? What Palace or What Palaces should we visit ? Your driver/guide will give you useful informations about each one, according with your tastes and curiosities, you will be able to chose one or two Palaces to see in the interior, since that from the exterior we will see them all.
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Cape of Roca

Departing from Sintra  will drive you across the mountain range, towards the Atlantic ocean.We stop at “Cabo da Roca”, the westernmost point in Continental Europe, with its breathtaking landscapes and ocean views.Driving along the coast we’ll arrive at Guincho, a spectacular white sandy beach, with its countless sand dunes and the innumerable shellfish seafront restaurants (one of the many lunch options)*.
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Mouth of Hell

Just before Cascais this is a must stop. Here you will witness the beauty of this incredibly naturally caved crater by the ocean, an interesting cliff formation which someone had  given an overly dramatic name of Hell’s Mouth. The ceaseless pounding of the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs chiselled out a small cave, which subsequently collapsed forming a small bay and natural arch.
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Bay of Cascais

Arriving now at the cosmopolitan village of Cascais with its lovely harbor full of small fishing boats. Free time to enjoy this once small fisherman’s village, now lisboners (inhabitants from Lisbon) favorite resort area. Cobblestone sidewalks, local typical shops, good “eat and drink” with the sound of the ocean in the background, you will have a great time visiting Cascais.
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Estoril

In a matter of minutes we enter Estoril, famous for its casino (largest gambling room in Europe) and the “nest” of spies during the 2nd world war, where Yan Fleming got his inspiration to write the first James Bond book, Casino Royale.
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Coast ride back to Lisbon

Queluz Palace Sintra

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 6 reviews
9 March, 2016

Great day with Pedro as our guide. We loved Pena Palace and the town of Sintra. It was like being in a storybook. Pedro was informative and very kind. Loved having our own private guide. He knew many tips about how to save time, beat the crowds, where to park and where to eat. We highly recommend taking a private tour. This company was great to work with. Very flexible and great with communication. We highly recommend them and Pedro.

3 May, 2016

As Lisbon is built on numerous hills and there are lots of uphill and downhill which are not so good for elderly people. I joined their LIsbon and Sintra tour with my dad and sister and we all LOVED it! It is definitely the best way to see Lisbon in a short time. We had Victor as our guide and he’s very funny and knowledgeable and flexible too. He taught us a lot about the history of Portugal and the places we visit and attentive to our requests throughout the journey. Lovely tour and we had an amazing trip in Lisbon. Thank you Jorge and Victor. 🙂

12 September, 2016

I took the tour of Obidos, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril on May 1st, my wife and I, and it was exactly as they promised: Very good car, attentive professionals, flexibility in schedules and itinerary. Congratulations Hugo, Joao and the thoughtful Alexandre!

29 October, 2016

We were in Lisbon for only 4 days but wanted to visit Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. Jorge’s tour company was highly recommended by our friend in the US so we did not hesitate to book this tour. Our tour guide and driver, Vincent, was knowledgable (as well as humorous). We spent a wonderful day seeing and learning much more than we thought we would! Since this was a private tour, we were able to bend the schedule to be able to walk on our own through the town of Sintra after our visit to the Palace, and wander (and eat gelato) in Cascais. There happened to be a taxi strike in Lisbon on the day we had our tour which caused traffic gridlock. Jorge emailed us the night before to let us know that Vincent would pick us up an hour early to avoid all problems! We recommend this tour company without reservation!!!!

19 August, 2017

“Excellent tour with Jorge.”

Our family reunion totaled 13 people so Jorge required 2 vehicles. Vehicles and drivers were waiting for us when we departed our cruise ship. Vehicles had WiFi bottled water and were very clean. Departed port and visited Lisbon’ s old section with its narrow streets. Then proceeded to Sintra to tour the National Palace of Sintra. After seeing the palace Jorge allowed us some free time to visit the many shops in the area. Then we drove to a nice restaurant to try some of the typical Portuguese foods. Along the way, Jorge stopped the car to show us the cork trees of Portugal. Jorge then drove us back to Lisbon via Cascais and Esteril. Although the stated time of the tour had ended when we arrived in Lisbon, Jorge insisted on showing us the cathedral which was beautiful. Finally back to the ship in a timely fashion to insure we felt no stress over the ship’s departure time. Best tour of our cruise. Jorge was a professional and knowledgeable guide and excellent driver. Would recommend Jorge hands down to anyone visiting Lisbon.

30 January, 2018

We went to Lisbon with a local tour agency but had a free n easy day to spend. Hence my wife decided to try walkborder tours as it was highly rated on TripAdvisor… And it turned out rightly so! Hugo was an excellent host with so much knowledge about the country, it’s heritage, local produce n sights worth seeing.

He drove us around in a comfortable Mercedes-Benz mpv, the drive was so smooth even though he was practically talking to us along the time we spent on the road. We went to Fatima, nazare, and obidos.

At every stop, Hugo would explain the stories, myths and history of the place in such colourful narrative even a person like me who takes little interest in history was so captivated by the info he provided. Every discerning question we threw at him he answered so well I was thinking he might be a walking encyclopedia!

He gave us the freedom and choices of places to go, and upon our request brought us to a local diner for lunch which served really good Portuguese cruising at reasonable prices. Definitely not one of those guides waiting to rip at ur pockets at every opportunity.

We felt his sincerity throughout the entire trip, and had such wonderful conversations about beautiful Lisbon. Would definitely recommend him anytime to anyone!

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