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The sites itself are beautiful - Boca de Inferno in Cascais is particularly amazing, and the Sintra landscape is a UNESCO site. This tour is in THREE languages though - English, Spanish, and Portuguese which we felt took too much time, and I say this because we were not able to go to Estoril anymore because the guide would explain in Portuguese, then Spanish, then English so the talking took thrice the amount of time. Time management is something that can be improved on as we spent almost 2 hours in Sintra, but were only given 15 to 20 minutes in Boca de Inferno, which is not enough, and only passed through Estoril because it was already nighttime.
The sights we saw was absolutely beautiful! The tour guide was great, she spoke though in three languages so the explanation part took very long though what she said was interesting and her personality was great!. Sintra is a beautiful city, not to be missed, but walking around it for 30 minutes was WAY TOO SHORT. The castle tour took SO long on top of three languages. The rest of the tour we didn't manage to walk around any other town, just 10 minutes for photos but we didn't get to walk around Estoril at all and just drove through Cascais.
HERODOTOS M Cyprus
The Estoril coast and Sintra Trip was not as planned. The visit to Palacio da Pena was not done because it was closed, but NO visit to Queluz palace was done instead as promised. The guide gave 2 hours free walking in Sintra and NO stop in Estoril was done. In general, the tour was incomplete.
Altogether, my wife and I enjoyed the trip very much -- the places visited were wonderful, and the guided tour of the Pena palace quite informative. We can report one problem however: Since the different tours leave from the same location at the same time in Lisbon, there was confusion about which bus we should be placed on. It was not until guide began an introduction that we realized we had been put on the wrong bus and made a last minute switch. Also, we have a suggestion for an improvement in the tour -- this particular one: "Estoril Coast and Sintra Day trip from Lisbon", does not actually stop in Sintra at all, rather goes to the Pena Palace near town. Considering that Sintra is such a picturesque place perhaps 10 min. could be alloted to allow the tourists to see it on foot, if briefly.
It was very good, however, the Estoril Coast was hurried and we did not really get a good look at it. Also, we had to pay for entry up to and in to the Pena Palace, which I thought my trip covered.
Barbara S Australia
Don't miss going to Sintra - absolutely gorgeous area and the castle is quirky and nothing like the usual castles. It is set in beautiful, extensive grounds. The Estoril coast was good too - suggest you take the lunch option - was quite good and quickly served.
PRAMITA B France
The Pena castle was very nice as was the bus ride. It would be incorrect to say that you actually see the Estoril beach. You just ride past it and do not get to stop on any of the beaches, which are very nice. But the veiw from Cabo da Roca makes everything worthwhile. Better communication on pick-up timings would helpful since it is impossible to get through to the numbers provided and the agency was closed on Sundays.
Three of my friends and I did this tour last week. Our guide picked us up in front of our cruise ship on time and spent the day exploring Cascais, Estoril Coast, Sintra and Portugal. It was our favorite port on the cruise, and we fell in love with Portugal. He took us to a wonderful place for lunch and made sure we got to stop at some specific places in Lisbon that we requested. Just wanted to let you know it was a wonderful tour. We have used Viator tours in the past, and we will definitely be back for more. Thanks!
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