5 star rating: Highly Recommended 105 Reviews

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  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Small-Group Sintra Royal Palaces Day Trip from Lisbon: Pena Palace, Queluz Palace and Sintra Palace. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very enjoyable day in Sintra.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tour trip to Sintra was excellent. Our guide, Anna, spoke very good English and easy to understand. I was amazed how well she could go back and forth between English and French, for the other visitors on our tour. The Pena Palace, the last one we visited was just spectacular. I felt the palaces just kept getting better. Our lunch was delicious. The place we ate had a wonderful atmosphere and the waiter was friendly and fun. I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This is a must see tour! Paula, our guide, was very informative. The palaces are stunning! This is luxury at its best! Make believing that I was taken back in time to this age of wonder was easy while wandering around these three gorgeous palaces! Abrigatto Paula!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

It was a wonderful tour not to long and not too short. Only 6 people on the tour. The guide was was informative and interesting. The sights were gorgeous. Sintra is beautiful and a must-see. The motor coach to the Sintra and around Sintra was new, clean and has great AC.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The guide, Jose, was one of the finest we have had in 15 years of traveling in Europe and the Far East. He was extremely knowledgeable and was a real student of history, making it come alive with lots of stories. The only drawback of the tour were two 2-year olds who were totally out of control and disrupted the tour a number of times, screaming and throwing tantrums in the middle of the palaces. Allowing two children this age on a tour of this type lasting all day is not acceptable, and the tour company should be criticized for allowing it,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour guide was very knowledgable and spoke
excellent English . A trip worth taking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Was a great trip!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Me and my friend have really enjoyed the trip to three royal palaces in the outskirts of Lisbon. We traveled in a mini bus all about 7 people. I could not imagine to be able to climb to Palace de Pena on my own, bus ride was great! Sintra palace was amazing, and Queluz has some repairs going on the facade, but impressive on the inside and barely any visitors! Tour started at 10 am and finished by 6 pm. We had option w/o lunch, buffet at Sintra was cheaper, but overall Sintra is popular, so you have so many options to get your food! I'd recommend this tour to everyone, just be prepared to lots of walking through splendid rooms and lots of visual impressions!

Richard H N
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The trip was highly educative, the guide was very funny, good timing and segmentation, confortable transportation, beautiful palaces and perfect weather.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Was amazing tour, all 3 palaces are very different architecture and really beautiful, the drive was great and as we were only a small group in a minivan was very comfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Fascinating tour of Sintra, great and knowledgeable Guide and wonderful lunch. Very good value for money !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Excellent tour - but some trouble with the pick up

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great trip however if you are going for the lunch option beware there were only 2 choices for Main and no choices for the other courses however it was still good.

Expect to do a lot of walking up and down stairs so it is hard work but well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Really enjoyed this tour and our guide Katerina was brilliant. Just the right mix of guided tours and free time at each palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Great trip.Very well organized.Our guide was very knowledgeable, personal and entertaining!!!!!!!!!!
Fantastic!
Worth every penny .
Strongly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Superb trip and a brilliant guide! A must do if you go to Lisbon!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Very cold day when we did this tour but the guide made it all worthwhile. This is a highly recommended tour. The palace gardens would probably look better during the warm weather but then, there would have been more people. Just take note that "small group" means less than 30 people. Yup, I believe there were 26 people on my tour group, excluding the guide and the driver. So be forewarned.
I chose the lunch option and it was excellent as well. The restaurant will work with customers. The family in the next table had two members who needed gluten-free meals and they accommodated them. Just ask the tour guide who can translate for the restaurant, if you don't speak Portuguese.
All in all, very good tour. And the bus will stop at a few places in Lisbon where you can get off if it's close to your hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall the tour was perfect - the pace was just right with a little time to explore each location on your own. There is nothing worse than a slow moving boring tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Lovely day at Sintra, the tour guide Francisco had great knowledge of the area. The palaces were beautiful, this trip was worth the time and money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Four of us booked this tour. There were a total of 14 on tour. It was an all-English speaking group, so our tour guide was able to spend more time explaining the sites and sights, since all explanations were given in only one language. We were virtually the only group touring the National Palace in Sintra as well as the palace in Queluz. No crowds! We opted for the optional lunch in Sintra, and we were very satisfied with the quality and quantity of the meal. As well as the included wines! The included hotel pick-up was on-time and exactly as promised. We knew that a hotel drop-off was not included, but since it was a small tour and traffic when we returned to Lisbon was very light, we were dropped off very near our hotel (only a few blocks' walk) rather than the usual drop-off point near the river. This was an excellent tour, someone else did the driving (and dealt with the traffic in Sintra!), all arrangements were pre-paid and taken care of, no lines, no waits, and the guide was personable, interspersed interesting stories in between the hard facts about the three palaces, and basically make this journey carefree, learning and enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

excellent day with a very knowledgeable guide. ample time in each palace plus plenty free time for lunch and exploring the many alleys and winding streets for shopping. a must visit when in Lisbon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Fabulous tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Francisco was a terrific tour guide on this tour of 3 palaces - each one was a sight to behold and we felt the tour was extremely well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Great visit and guide (Arthur) was very knowledgeable and kept us going on what is a long day, but very productive visit.

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