Visit the atmospheric city of Sintra on a full-day, small-group tour from Lisbon, then spend the day exploring the Portuguese coast, Quinta da Regaleira, and Sintra’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a mix of guided and independent time, you’ll discover romantic grottoes and colorful architecture, then get spectacular views to the Atlantic coast from the Serra de Sintra. This 9-hour Sintra tour includes pickup at centrally-located Lisbon hotels as well as entrance fees at the Quinta da Regaleira, and it’s limited to 8 people for a more personal experience.
Can not say enough about this tour, The mini bus was new and very comfortable. The tour guide Joan was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She made it a very enjoyable - a trip to remember and tell friends about it.Thank you Viator. Thank you Joan from Ella and Jack
I appreciated the confirmation email of where the pick up for the group tour would be the day before the tour. The tour guide, Elizabeth came right on time and was very helpful. The tour was well-paced and a good size. The van was a little cramped, but we are talking about the European experience, not the American one. Good effort and good care, Elizabeth is a super woman!
I would recommend this tour to anyone. The only reason I didn't leave 5 stars is because our tour guide was a bit overwhelming in his with his sense of humor. Although it might have been a cultural difference, several members of our group felt annoyed at one point or another during the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered the questions we had. Unfortunately, he had a very large personality that seemed to overpower the day. That being said, it was very helpful to have a guide at these sites, as it made for an efficient day. We saw what seemed to be "must sees" and top highlights, which we might have wasted time looking for on our own or simply might have missed. Also, the van was a comfortable and convenient way to get around. Again, had we have gone to these sites on our own, we likely would have wasted a lot of time just trying to navigate the area.
Small group tour (6 + guide) was the perfect size for seeing the sites and palaces of Sintra and beyond. Our guide Claudia was a native of Portugal, spoke excellent English and told us great stories about each place we visited. Between stops, she was engaging and fun and played Fado and other music to make the return to Lisbon go quickly. Tour info mentions wearing comfortable shoes for walking, but I highly recommend good WALKING shoes, as there are plenty of steps and steep inclines. Also, foggy and cool at the Park and Palace of Pena, so a light sweater or jacket would be good to have as well. Great day!
This was one of the highlights of our family trip. Mika did the entire tour in English and Portuguese since it was a mixed group. She is knowledgeable and caring. The tour itself is perfectly timed, enough time is allocated in each site, so you do not feel rushed. Caiscais is very charming and great food. All in all a great experience. Reliable company
The weather didn't cooperate, but our guide Mike more than made up for it. He is learned, funny, and personable. Even more, he presented a unifying philosophy to the sights. I particularly enjoyed the cave experience which he managed to turn into a journey of self-actualization. The tour was just the right length and allowed us to experience the beautiful Portuguese landscape, almost untouched by commercial development. If you are lucky enough to get Mike as your guide, make sure to ask him about his charity work You'll be amazed. Fine value, and a unique experience.
The pacing of the tour is fine, but it's a full trip. Those who want souvenir collecting and kitschy restaurants, look elsewhere. Those who want a glimpse into Portugal's soul should take this one.