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Despite a rainy and cold start off in the morning, the tour was wonderful and our lovely tour guide Catarina made it so much fun. She was very informative with lots of funny stories and plenty of advice on what to do and what culinary delights to sample. Since it was a fairly small group, the tour was more interactive. We were given plenty of free time to explore. We visited Pena Palace in Sintra, a few other sights from the car and the wonderful Quita da Regaliera. In the afternoon we continued our journey to Cabo da Roca and all the way to Cascais, where we had some free time to walk around and have something to eat. I highly recommend this tour, even in the winter it is well worth it. After all, it's Lisbon, and the sun comes out even on a rainy day :
Augusto is a lovely tour guide..informed and interesting. The tour was relaxed and interesting and Sintras is absolutely worth seeing. Augusto answered any questions and the tour was small enough to interact with other tour members and have a fun day.
Fantastic tour made better by the services of our tour guide Joao Costa. A very friendly, knowledgeable guide who made sure we missed none of the sights on the tour, even stopping to show us things not included on the trip. Sintra is a magical place and the palace is a must not miss experience. Joao made sure the trip went smoothly and did all he could to ensure our enjoyment of the experience.
Only half an hour from central lisbon, and it doesn't start extremely early in the morning, so not a challenge at all even for the winter time. The Sintra tour is definitely well worth your time, those colorful palaces feel so different from lisbon city, and the view from up high is magnificent. I was so surprised how many spots we hit in 8 hours, and we don't even need to hurry from one place to another, the tour itself is not exhausting at all.
Since we are only in a small group of 8 people, our tour guide can interact with each of us very well, answer to individual's questions. I've learned so much about life of portuguese people, and all those boring history trivia became to vivid when our guide explained to us with stories. High Recommended, if you got some free time in lisbon, don't miss out.
We are a family of four. Martin was our driver/guide. We had a wonderful day. The sites were fantastic especially the Palace. Martin provided a extensive summary of the history and importance of areas as we drove to Sintra. He gave a 600 or 700 year history of the Palace. We would highly recommend this trip.
This was a great tour, and I am really glad I chose the one I did. We got to see Sintra's Pena Palace and some of the giant park that surrounds it, we got to see some of Sintra, Cascas, Cabo da Roca, and some more photo-opp stops along the way. Our guide, Joao, was very nice and knew a lot and was great at telling us information in an interesting way.
I truly enjoyed the tour. We were a very small group, so Ana, the knowledgeable and extremely friendly tour guide was able to provide us with a lot of information on the history, legends or sometimes myths about Sintra and Cascais. Ana was brilliant at codeswitching between English and French. We stopped at the Queijadas de Sintra to buy some must-try delicious pastries. The trip to Cascais was just a bit of a rush as we stopped for a mere 10 minutes to marvel at Boca do Inferno Hell's Mouth and take some photographs, however we understood that we had lost some time in Sintra due to the foggy weather. We were back in Lisboa on time as scheduled and in fact the kind driver, Martin dropped us off near our hotel as it was on his way. Overall, it was a memorable experience to Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais. Thank you Ana and Martin!
Our friendly guide Francisco provided a wealth of info regarding the palaces and Portuguese history related to the sites included in this tour. While Sintra and the Queluz palace can be reached by public transport, I appreciated that the tour covered all the logistics, allowing a visit to multiple sites in one day.
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.
Elizabeth P USA
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
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!
Manuel M United States of ...
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
Kahekili United States of ...
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.
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