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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon provided by Portuguese For a Day

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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon
Shared group tour is limited to 4 people to maintain physical distance as much as possible. Required to wear a face mask inside the vehicles.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The fairy tale palaces of Sintra are an absolute must-see when visiting Lisbon. Travel between the dispersed UNESCO World Heritage sites with ease on this day trip, which includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as transportation in a coach equipped with Wi-Fi. Stop at Pena National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and the historic center of Sintra, none of which are serviced by public transport before heading to Cascais. Plus, a more intimate experience is guaranteed in a small group limited to 8.
  • You'll start at
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Park and National Palace of Pena
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Quinta da Regaleira
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Centro Historico de Sintra
    Stop: 90 minutes
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    Pass by
    Guincho Beach
  • 4
    Cabo da Roca
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Travel between Sintra's dispersed landmarks with ease on a day trip from Lisbon 
  • Let a guide bring the history of Pena National Palace to life
  • Enjoy a mixture of guided tours and free time to explore independently 
  • Eliminate the stress of navigation and parking with round-trip travel 
What to Expect
Your day trip begins with morning hotel pickup in Lisbon. Board a coach destined for the glorious palaces of Sintra. During the journey, your guide provides an important overview of the area’s history. Other highlights include Pena National Palace, a glorious confection of lemon-yellow domes and pastel-pink towers, and the beautiful Quinta Regaleira estate. The tour continues in the historic center of Sintra. On the return journey to Lisbon, stop at Cabo da Roca and enjoy free time exploring Cascais before being dropped off at your Lisbon hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lisbon, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel or apartment pick up and drop-off (central Lisbon)
  • Informative driver/guide
  • Small group tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entrance/admission to Pena Park
  • Entrance/admission to Quinta da Regaleira
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to additional attractions
  • Guided visits inside monuments
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • An amount of walking is involved
  • Transportation is done in a van up to 8 places
  • All tours require a minimum number of 2 participants
  • Please note pick up at hotel or private short term rental is only in central Lisbon location.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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andrapops wrote a review Sep 2020
Malmesbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
Amazing private tour with Joao! He was really knowledgable, helpful and patient and gave us plenty of time at each stop and offered lots of valuable information about Portugal and the places we visited.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from PortugueseForADay, Manager at Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon
Responded 15 Sep 2020
We're very happy you had a great day with João in your private tour to Sintra! Thank you so much for choosing to spend time with us. We hope you visit us again very soon. Kind regards, Filipa
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Dan wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions
Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. would recommend to anyone!! Very prompt timings and didn't feel rushed at all during any points of the tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from PortugueseForADay, Manager at Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon
Responded 11 Sep 2020
Thank you for your positive review and for recommending the Sintra Tour. We’re so happy you had a good time with João! Hope to see you soon. Best regards, Filipa
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MurphyMcAnulty wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently did the small group tour to Sintra from Lisbon with the expectation of visiting Pena Palace. We were only told at 1am the night before that the road to the palace is closed to cars, but the email said that we could either walk there or adjust the itinerary to visit
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Response from PortugueseForADay, Manager at Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon
Responded 3 Sep 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Valter. We apologize for any inconvenience that the road closures might have caused; however, we cannot be held accountable for something we cannot control. We want to clarify that the road has not been closed for a month; your guide explained all of this: we have fire alerts that last the entire summer season, and we act according to the information we receive from the Sintra's City Hall and the Mayor of Sintra. The data is updated daily or every three days. There are two types of fire alerts: one that allows public transportation to pass by and another that effectively closes the road's access. On the day of your tour, the second alert was in place. Only firetrucks, civil protection, and people that live in the mountain could drive up the hill, so the only option was to walk up the mountain, as we informed you in the email and as your guide told you in the day of the tour. We know it is quite a hike, but that would be possible to do, as it was the only way to access the Pena Palace that day. However, when your guide presented you with the option of visiting a different palace instead of the Pena Palace, you accepted. Upon your research, you must also discovered out that, for the past weeks, tuk-tuk drivers have been in protest precisely because they can't access the mountain due to these roadblocks and last-minute warnings. You can access all the information on the Sintra's City Hall web page or their Facebook page. Never have we misled our customers into anything to avoid cancellations, and we are always upfront with our guests. We were not worried that you'd cancel as we abide by our terms and conditions and our customers' well being. We take our values very seriously, and if you do a bit of research on our company, you can see that. This is why we notified you, at 12:55 am outside our business hours, that the roadblock would take place on your tour day. And we did it as soon as we had information from the Mayor. We always do our best to provide our guests with a great experience, and we did so on your tour day. It is unfortunate to read that you still gave us a 2-star review, notwithstanding you had a good day. Best regards, Filipa
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James S wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions
Best tour of our trip so far! During this unprecedented time, Portuguese for a Day tours remain open during the COVID crisis. They adhere to the highest safety protocols by following the Clean & Safe commitment (the Turismo de Portugal created a “Clean and Safe” stamp of
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Date of experience: July 2020
Response from PortugueseForADay, Manager at Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon
Responded 2 Aug 2020
We can't thank you enough for this awesome and detailed review! We are thrilled to contribute to a great time in Portugal during these different times. Hope to see you both soon! OBRIGADA!
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Wayne wrote a review May 2020
8 contributions
This was a wonderful tour of Sintra and the surrounding area. Our group of six loved visting the Pena Palace, the Quinta da Regaleira Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. The van was very comfortable and had AC. Our tour guide, Joao, was fantastic! He was very friendly and
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Date of experience: August 2019
About the operator

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Best Private Tour from and around Lisbon
Just got back from our visit to Portugal. 5 of us in our party, and friends celebrating a 50th birthday for a long
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Would give them 6 stars if I could
We chose this tour organizer because they seemed to be one of the few that took you to both Pena Palace and Quinta
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Lynne D
Professional Tour Company that adjusted plans due to attraction closed
We booked to see Sintra castle but due to roads being closed unexpectedly, the company called and offered a refund
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Great day with Valter..
This is a highly recommended tour for those who love nature like us.. another great experience is the cheese and wi
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Excellent Day Tour with João
This is highly recommended tour to travellers like us, who are not familiar with places like Sinatra and Cacais. Jo
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Sintra, Cascais, and drive through the countryside
Our tour guide JOÃO Da Silva was very knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. I usually like to explore places on m
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Sintra and surrounds
This tour is highly recommended. Our guide, Valter, was friendly and very knowledgeable. The pace of the tour was r
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Barbara J
Great day with Walter
Such a great day with Walter who is honest in his opinions, straight forward and extremely knowledgeable. With a sm
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Awesome trip to Sintra and the Coast
What a great day travelling with Valter! The first excursion we had scheduled on our trip abroad. Pick up was tim
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Nice but not worth the price/time
We were so excited for this tour and were disappointed. The best part of the entire day was our guide João. He was
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Saskia F
We loved the winetasting, the little village for lunch and the exotic animals
We booked this trip and feel a bit misguided as the 'horseback riding' in the title made us expect more than it was
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Simply amazing!
We booked this trip before we left Canada and we definitely not disappointed. Walter picked us up at our hotel on
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Fantastic day out
We had a great time and couldn’t recommend it enough. Everyone we met was incredibly hospitable and welcoming, and
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Alana B
Great experience and tour guide!!
I booked this trip as a late birthday present for my boyfriend as a little surprise adventure while in Lisbon for 5
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Amazing day with Felipa--so enjoyable that we booked a different tour for the next day!
We booked the Private full day tour (Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais) and we were NOT disappointed! Felipa picked
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