This is one of the best place to visit in lisbon one day trip full of great places to see and our guide gave us lot of information the only issue it was raining too much and it needed more time.
Dont miss this trip to Sintra
had a great time! the guide was very friendly and gave us a lot of info while on the way to the palaces. Delivered us safely to our lunch spot in Sintra, which was delish by the way, and at the end, took a nice walk back down the road, all the while telling us about the different trees/plants brought to Sintra by the king. Really wonderful tour, time to walk on your own after each palace and very friendly guide/driver! Recommend highly!
We were extremely pleased with our tour to Sintra and Cascais on November 4, 2015. Joao Corta was knowledgeable, conversant, and very pleasant. We would highly recommend this tour and viator after our experience with the tour guide whom we enjoyed very much.
Sintra was one of the highlights of our Lisbon vacation. Pena Palace is amazing, and the town is quaint and lovely. This was an excellent tour! Highly recommended!
Doing what: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon
Thank you Augustus for an incredible day in Sintra, Copa da Roca and Cascais! Tour was small and intimate, we learned a ton, got some good exercise and and #34;Gus and #34; is/was so approachable and kind. We enjoyed chatting with him about numerous Portugal cultural, historical and culinary topics too. Recommend!
Tour was great and Sintra was amazing, Our guide Anna was very professional and patient,
The only negative was that the tour was conducted in four languages which was quite offputting. Would have preferred just one language, English for me
Doing what: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon
We really enjoyed the trip to Sintra. The palace is beautiful, and it was only a short trip from Lisbon. We really enjoyed our guide. I would recommend that Sintra be included in everyone's trip to Lisbon!
Doing what: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon
Excelente Tour, nuestro guia Juan estuvo excelente, eramos 7 personas y los lugares que visitamos todos valen mucho la pena, en especial el Palacio de Sintra y Cabo Roca. Si tienes 1 dia libre en Lisboa no dudes en tomar este tour, no te arrepentirás! Felicidades a Juan, excelente guia!
this is my second trip to sintra...definitely this is better than the first one
This tour was so much more than expected. Our tour guide was a history graduate, so had lots of great info to share. He also took us to other areas that we don't think were part of the original tour, but were very enjoyable and we appreciated his passion and excitement to give us an outstanding tour.
You can't miss the Castle at Sintra....but a word of warning.......lots of hill-walking to get there....so wear very comfortable walking shoes! This maybe should be noted on the tour?
Great tour, great guide......lots of beauty in Sintra. Cascais.....is very much a touristy area, but very nice nonetheless. Take this tour......it won't disappoint!
United States of America
The 2-day tour to Sintra, Cascais, Obidos, Nazaré and Fatima was everything I expected and more. The operator, Inside Lisbon, was punctual, friendly, informative and very attentive to all the participants. If I return to Lisbon, I will want to have the same company for my tours.
Wow-great tour and guide--Katherina ! We had a great 8 hour tour--of Sintra and Casias.
She knew--everything--about both places and everything in-between. Good pacing, adjusting to the
rain, etc. Loved the stops to shop and eat lunch.
I highly recommend this tour-- Ted and Susan
United States of America
Joao Lisbon born and raised was funny, sarcastic, and a very informative guide. The tour covers everything in the description to the T. The tour does literally last all day, with a lot of driving between stops. There will be some steep hills to climb, so wear comfortable shoes. Get a good nights rest, otherwise you my fall asleep on the drives. Highly recommend this tour! FYI - the temperature was about 70F in Lisbon, but in Sintra it was probably in the mid to upper 50's. Bring a jacket, the wind and shade of the Forrest will have you shivering without it.
Our guide Louis was very knowledgeable. He gave us excellent information about the history of Sintra, Cascais, and Cabo De Rocha. We never felt rushed. All in all it was a most enjoyable day
Very good tour that enables to see some highlights of Portugal. The guide was very knowledgeable and nice. We took some time on our own from the lunch break to visit the Sintra palace which we really enjoyed and made the tour culturally richer
Sintra and Cascais are definitely worth visiting on your trip to Portugal / Lisbon, and this is a very easy way to do it. The bus pick up was easy to find, right in the middle of town. The bus was comfortable / air conditioned basically a greyhound. There were 20people in the tour, which was more than I expected, and we were by far the youngest people we are all 28, so if you are looking for a young crowd, not for you, but we did our own thing. We basically just used the tour to provide transportation, show us the highlights and get a ride to Cascais -- which is exactly what it provided. We didn't really use the tour guide much -- he gave a tour at the Pena Palace, but we went off on our own. You don't get to see all the castles, which was fine by us, but if you are looking for a more extensive trip to Sintra, this isn't for you. In Cascais, the only stop is Boca de Inferno, which is probably one of the most beautiful things i'd ever seen. So if you want comfy transportation, someone to just take you to the highlights with little effort on your end, this is a perfect way about it.
Overall great tour. We lucked out with perfect weather. Tour guide was knowledgeable, nice and helpful. Only criticism would be a little rushed, recommend skipping Cabo de Roca and spend more time in Sintra village.
Took this all-day small-group tour to Sintra and Cascais. You meet in front of the Hard Rock Café which is the central meeting/starting point for all the small-group tours operated by Inside Lisbon Travel Agency. So you wait there and the vans arrive and the driver calls out your name amongst the crowd, so you know which driver will be handling your tour group. The driver is the tour guide in this case and our group was only 8 people, which is great. Sintra is a beautiful city, and the Pena Palace is a castle up on the hill. Full of history, with a location that is hard to beat ocean views. You can take the small shuttle that takes you from the parking entrance to the Pena Palace entrance for 3 euros r/t, or walk up the hills about 15 minutes. Our guide was very informative on the Palace. We then went to Cabo de Roca which is the western most point of Europe, great views, photo opportunities galore. Then driving along the coast past Guincho Beach, along the Estoril, and Cascais. Cascais is a pretty cool beach town, not a lot of nice beaches though, mainly rocky with some small outcroppings of sand everyone is packed onto whatever sand they can find. We had some free time in Cascais for eating, shopping, hanging at the beach, or whatever you wanted to do. Then back to Lisbon. Our guide made the trip enjoyable along with several of our traveling companions. Overall, a great trip to the coast for the day. Would recommend to anyone.
We were lucky to have Andrea is our tour guide. She is very knowledgeable, professional and sweet. Sintra was awesome. The architecture was super. We'd highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful pictures places packed with history. The tour operator Inside Lisbon and the knowledgeable guide with the comfortable car was perfect combination. Take warm cloth for Sintra as well as extra cloth if you would like to get wet in the sea in Cascais. You get 1hr in Cascais. The places are around 30min by train but taking this tour helps you getting all the highlights so that you may plan your own trip later.
This was a great way to see all three palaces. It took it on Sep. 3. We didn't feel rushed. I opted not to do the lunch, so I had plenty of time to walk around Sintra. Our guide, who spoke three languages, was very informative.
The Queluz Palace looks like a small version of Versailles. The Sintra Palace, which dates from medieval times, has quite a blend of architectural styles the 2 large cones are actually the kitchen vents. The Pena Palace has almost a fairy tale look. From one section of the Pena Palace, you can see the ruins of the Moorish castle which overlooks the town. You might want to bring a light jacket. It was quite windy at the Pena Palace.
wonderful day trip to beautiful Sintra to see The Pena Palace and gardens. The guide Andre was charming and knowledgeable. Drove in an air-conditioned mini van to Sintra and also to beautiful beach towns. Only 6 guests on tour.
The tour was excellent. Sara was very knowledgeable not just about Sintra, but about many historical facts and places within the Lisbon area and friendly and made the trip well worth it. We would highly recommend the tour for those who only want to spend a half day trip outside of Lisbon.
We ended up doing 2 Day tours with a super saver bundle with Inside Lisbon:
Sintra and Cascais
Fatima, Nazare, and Obidos
The tours provide some incredible sites to see outside of Lisbon- though most are accessible via public transportation. However the small group tours made for a really good day out and allowed us to hit quite a few places in a single day with some stops for great views along the way.
We absolutely loved our Sintra and Cascais tour. The guide was incredible friendly and was capable of switching between English and Portugese for the different tourists he was showing around. He shared a lot of information and history on what we were seeing and doing during the day. He always offered to take photos at all the locations, and really went out of his way to ensure we were enjoying the trip. The sites were beyond incredible.
While we loved the sites of our second day Fatima, Nazare and Obidos we struggled with the guide from time to time. Though he was impressively trilingual there was little effort to translate between languages when he made explanations as to where we were. And there was at least once, after listening to him for 20 minutes going on in Spanish, where I had to ask him after we arrived where we were and what the history was, while we stood looking at the site and everyone else who had understood his earlier explanation were able to enter and wander around. Aside from some frustrations around communication we really enjoyed the day because the sites were simply incredible.
The cars were comfortable, clean and well maintained. It sat 8 comfortably though on both days we were a few people less than the 8 max for the trip.
This tour is well worth the time. You visit various sites and areas that are all lovely. Our guide was very energetic and informative. The Pena Palace has amazing views but is strangely Las Vegas like. Sintra is pretty and Cascais is as well. None really need a lot of time so this tour is fine for one day. You see a lot.
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