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Private Day tour with private Guide - Palaces of Sintra & Gardens

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Private Day tour with private Guide - Palaces of Sintra & Gardens
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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Walk the same steps as royalty through palaces and gardens on this full-day private guided tour of Sintra from Lisbon. Discover how aristocrats lived lavishly during the 19th century as you explore the UNESCO-listed town of Sintra and the lush surrounding landscapes. You will marvel at the combination spectacular Romanticist style architecture and pristine gardens designed for Portuguese kings on this fantastic voyage.
  • A full-day privately guided tour of Sintra from Lisbon
  • Learn about the daily lives of royalty as you explore castles
  • Gaze over the natural surroundings of Sintra
  • Wander through gardens, see palaces and visit quaint handicraft shops
  • Enjoy a private local guide for a more intimate tour
  • Great experience for couples or the whole family
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees are included
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Light refreshments
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Lunch
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Lisbon
Any address in Lisbon
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY I GO PORTUGAL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Day tour with private Guide - Palaces of Sintra & Gardens?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day tour with private Guide - Palaces of Sintra & Gardens?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Day tour with private Guide - Palaces of Sintra & Gardens?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day tour with private Guide - Palaces of Sintra & Gardens?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Wonderful private tour--Guide very accommodating to our desires
lindaeandbillk
, Aug 2022
Great to have to private tour. We were more interested in Regalaria than in the Pena Palace and Pedro made on-the-spot changes to his plans to accommodate us so that he could go into the Regalaria gardens with us. We loved the Regalaria gardens--worth taking the extra time. Also loved the restaurant by the beach for lunch--such fresh fish!
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Fabulous Trip
MJohn_S
, Jul 2022
Fabulous experience visiting Sintra and Cascais . Pedro was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. We had a wonderful experience.
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Unforgettable! Perfection!
Susan_C
, May 2022
We always have high expectations but our tour with Sonia Oliveira exceeded those expectations! Not only did we have an amazing visit to Sintra, we know we found a lifetime friend. Her passion about Portugal gave us insights we would never have experienced on our own. We love travel and this tour was one of the best ever! Sintra is magical and seeing it with Sonia and her company IGO Portugal made it even more magical. We highly recommend going with Sonia anywhere. She is fabulous in every way!
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Amazing private tour.
Acela_A
, Sep 2021
5 stars! I have been on many tours and I have to say this was one of the best I have been on. Pedro is very knowledgeable and explained the history and stories behind the Pena palace and Quinta da Regaleira. It is a private tour which is customized to meet the needs of the customer. This tour is a must do if you are in Sintra or Lisbon.
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MAGICAL PLACE...MAGNIFICENT GUIDE!
Arnold_G
, Jul 2019
This private day tour of Sintra Palaces and beautiful coast back to Lisbon was unforgettable. Our guide Vasili was the absolute best! He was professional, punctual, courteous, easy going super bright, articulate, knowledgable, fluent in English and numerous languages- a perfect combination in the ideal tour guide! It was the best decision we made and the most fabulous thing we did in all of Portugal!
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A great and easy way to get to and...
Ricki T
, Nov 2017
A great and easy way to get to and see this magical place. It was a little rushed at times but none the less, a fantastic day!
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Loved the views. Hated the tour...
Alaa_A
, Oct 2017
Loved the views. Hated the tour guide, he was not well-informed at all, I corrected him a couple of times.
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star-4
I had an amazing time on this tour...
JODI H
, Aug 2017
I had an amazing time on this tour. Louis, our guide, was very friendly and very well informed. Our day started when we were picked up at our hotel. I had booked through trip advisor/viator and told them that I needed two car seats. I should have double checked with I GO PORTUGAL when I spoke to them on the phone to confirm, and tell them where to pick us up. Luckily our hotel had some, or we would have had to wait while Louis went back to get them. We had a short ride to Sintra to go to the Pena Palace. We quickly realized that there was no microphone in the van and the travelers in the back couldnt hear a word he was saying. Luckily, I was in the front, so I summarized for everyone when we got out. Trip advisor says this tour is guaranteed to skip the long lines here. I think, because of the inside knowledge of the crew, you will probably get to skip the lines. He told us that sometimes they switch the trip around if the lines are too long. But, you still must wait while he cues up to buy the tickets. We waited ten minutes which was perfectly fine. Make sure you have some cash for the tickets as credit cards werent an option. Louis went into Pena with us and gave us a private guided tour. The place was very crowded, but worth it. The village of Sintra was where we stopped for lunch. We just grabbed a few tosta mista and other sandwiches so we could have more time to explore. I found the village to be overrun with tourists. It seemed like it would have been breathtaking years ago, before it was a stop on every tour. If postcard shops are your thing, spend lots of time there. I was perfectly ok with our short visit. We went to Monserrate Palace and were blown away. It was completely empty on the first day of August! Again, Louis came inside with us and told us everything we wanted to know. He got some amazing pictures of my family. The grounds of this place are unbelievable. It was so pretty. Unfortunately, I did not realize that I was choosing between Monseratte and Quinta da Regaleira. I thought we would go to both, but we only saw Regaleira from the outside. I am disappointed that I missed it, but it gives me a nice excuse to visit Lisbon again! We then headed to Cabo da Roca. I thought I was going to mentally check out after the architectural portion of the trip. I was wrong! The western most point of Europe is stunning. It was cool and breezy because it was so high up. Louis gave us information on every stop. He knows his country very well and is very intellectual in general. I am so glad we made that stop. We had our last stop in Cascais. We all ran for the ocean to dip our feet in. I think Cascais would be a delightful place to stay for a weekend. I would have enjoyed a little more time there. We skipped Hellmouth because the water was angelic that day, so there was nothing to see. We had a little more time in Cascais because of it. On our return trip, Louis kept turning the air conditioning off so that we could hear him better. Mostly everyone in the back of the van got sick because it was too hot. I was sitting in the front with Louis. I know that he couldnt have known, because I didnt know. It was nearly impossible for them to hear with the air on and the air didnt work very well when it was on. The overheating happened after our last stop in Cascais, so luckily everyone could enjoy themselves before they got sick. I wish I could give Louis a 5 star review because he was a stellar guide and none on the issues we encountered were his fault. I cant say that the trip was 5 star when everyone in my party ended up sick, but he really was good!
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A private tour for eight. This was...
Jonathan B
, Aug 2017
A private tour for eight. This was excellent as it was tailored to what we wanted to do and at our pace. Great sites, good length, good transportation, I also liked that they picked us up at our apartment that we rented instead of having to walk to a local hotel. My only complaint is that the tour guide spent to much time on the phone. He received no less than six calls and spent 5-10 minutes on each call and they often interrupted the narrative that he was providing on the tour.
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star-5
This was an amazing day. Sonia, our...
betty_davies
, Jul 2017
This was an amazing day. Sonia, our tour guide, was personable and very friendly. - by the end of the day, we felt we'd made a new friend. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal and about the sites we visited. She was very generous with her time and showed us many interesting places while describing each one with stories to paint pictures of what life was like for those who lived in the palaces. We had an amazing day and have come home with many happy memories of Portugal.
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Well organized and thorough tour...
lipsthatlastkc
, Jul 2017
Well organized and thorough tour guide. He customized this trip to do things that we had requested and he was amazing from start to finish. We got a true taste of Portugal and this ended up being one of the highlights of our 18 day European tour. We had lunch in an amazing little restaurant on the beach. My only regret is that we didn't take a dip in the ocean, but we had the option and didn't. Our guide gave us plenty of time. Portugal is stunningly beautiful. Don't miss it and feel confident booking this tour. It is worth it.
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Absolutely perfect day tour...
Peter M
, Nov 2016
Absolutely perfect day tour, tailored to our wishes. After reviewing many tours I'm very glad we chose this one.
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Tour was not private. Guide told us...
Magali C
, Feb 2016
Tour was not private. Guide told us his partner had some family medical issues and had to cancel so he was the only guide. We had a good time, he was really nice and reimbursed us 20 euros, but we still paid almost $240 for a tour that was not private.
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What a great tour. Franco and Ricardo...
Kent K
, Nov 2015
What a great tour. Franco and Ricardo were great. I will add to the review when I get home. Thank you soooo much!!
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