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I totally enjoyed this tour and the stops we made besides Sintra and would definitely like to go back at my own pace the next time. The only thing I did not enjoy was the lunch! The venue and food was not up to par so best to book this trip with lunch excluded... Our guide Diana was excellent, very friendly and informative.
Our tour guide, Dorita Dora the Explorer was excellent--friendly, knowledgeable. She personalized the tour for everyone, taking into consideration peoples' interests and making recommendations as to what they would most enjoy.
The guide was very good. Visiting Pena Palace was better than seeing Sintra. The lunch in Sintra was really good and there was the bonus of eating in an air conditioned hotel in peace.
United States of America
Our day trip to Sintra and the Pena Palace was excellent. The palace was beautiful and worth the trip. The return drive down the coast was breathtaking. Our guide was very informative.
Our only grip was that we were to confirm the trip reservation three days in advance. Our emails went unanswered and the phone went unanswered until the day before the trip. I didn't like that I had to spend so much of our valuable holiday time trying to confirm the reservation and we also needed to find out what time we were to be picked up at our hotel.
Excellent trip. We had a wonderful time. I would recommend to everybody who visit Lisbon to do this trip as it made our holiday even better, then we thought. Our tour guide lady was brilliant. Thank you very much.
This was a great tour and we highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Sylvia, was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable and kind to everyone.
They picked us up on time at our hotel and then took us to a central location where we boarded a second bus for our tour. We booked with lunch and enjoyed our meal with the other guests. If you want more time to look around the town of Sintra, then I would suggest skipping the lunch. However, even with the lunch we felt that we had plenty of time to visit the shops and sites in Sintra.
The only negative for this trip was at the end, but it actually worked out better for us. The information we saw when we booked said "Hotel pick up and drop-off" in the Details section. We assumed this meant a drop-off at our hotel - IT DOES NOT. Further down in the Details section it states "Returns to original point of departure", so I guess the technical meaning of that means return to the central location where we boarded the bus in the morning. We did not find this out until we were returning to Lisbon. Sylvia was very apologetic and arranged for us to be dropped off at the Roccio Metro stop. It worked out for us, because we were going to have dinner in the Roccio area anyway, so it saved us a taxi. For us this surprise ended up as a positive, but I can see how it might adversely affect others.
That said, we highly recommend this tour. The tour was great, the bus was very clean, and Sylvia was fantastic. If you are in Lisbon looking for a tour, then put this one on your list.
This was a very nice day. We visited Sintra and the palace, then drove to the coast for some spectacular ocean views. On the return to Lisbon we stopped in Estoril and had an hour of free time.
Very nice tour to the history of Portugal. Very nice country side, highly recommend it.
I loved Sintra Palace, so beautiful. Tho journey from Lisbon was nice and our guide gave us a lot of information during the way. Cascais Bay and Cabo da Roca’s views are amazing. Really recommended
This tour was nice. Sintra Palace was great place and also we have enough free time to visit the town. Recommend
The tour was awesome, our guide was excellent and we had a really good time. She was also very knowledgeable about the history of the area. The lunch that was included in our tour was delicious and the service was great. Thanks for making a wonderful day for us filled with lots of memories.
Beautifull tour! The tour guide was very kind. Sintra is a lovely place, we visited Pena Castle, the views were great going up to the hill. We had a very nice lunch also in Sintra and after it we went to the most occidental point of Europe "Cabo da Roca" amazing place, we passed by Cascais and Estoril lovely beach destinations and lanscapes.
This was an all day bus trip into the mountains outside Lisbon. The views were gorgeous and the historical perspective provided by our guide were invaluable. Our guide was nearly 80 and he outwalked and outtalked everyone on the tour. It was amazing to watch other tour guides defer to him. The castle at the top of the mountain was far more exquisite than I expected. The lunch provided as part of the tour was served in a very nice restaurant. Bus travel is never my preferred choice but it was clean, comfortable and air-conditioned.
The hotel pick up was on time. It was a very informative and enjoyable trip. Highly recommend.
A great trip. Just the right amount of touring vs on our own, shopping, etc. Very Knowlegeable tour guide and the driver was impressive on those winding toads up to the Pena Palace !
Sintra is really very special, mystical, and beautiful place. The trip was very well organized. The best day trip Lisbon can offer.
It was GREAT! Very knowledgeable tour guide....kept group focused.
Good sights, good food.
Would highly recommend.
This is one fabulous tour! Learning the history and seeing the great sights of the summer palace, the most western point in Europe with the Atlantic Ocean, beautiful Cascais and other small waterfront towns were memorable. Lunch was great, too! Sometimes the guide needs to take a breath between different languages, so we can realize it is time to listen carefully, but once we got used to that, it was very informative.