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Start the day with 9am pickup at your centrally-located Lisbon hotel, then begin the 18-mile (29-km.) trip to Sintra in a climate-controlled minivan, following Marginal Avenue for sweeping views of the Tagus River and Atlantic Ocean. Leave the 25 de Abril Bridge behind as you parallel the railway line, passing white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses, and old mansions.

As you drive along the Portuguese Riviera, snap photos of the Casino Estoril, Europe’s largest casino, then pause to stretch your legs in Cascais, a fishing village turned chic holiday destination. Explore narrow alleys and glimpse traditional Portuguese white houses, or simply find a spot to relax by the beach.

Continue to picture-perfect Cabo da Roca, continental Europe’s westernmost point, and spot some of the surfers at Guincho, one of the region’s most famous beaches.

Upon arrival in Sintra, explore the historic center then head to the romantic Quinta da Regaleira estate for a guided tour of the palace, lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and buildings with mysterious links to the Freemasons and the Knights Templar.

Head to the top of Serra de Sintra to visit the Park and National Palace of Pena (entrance not included). Admire the fairytale example of architectural Romanticism that blends several styles, including Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic, and Neo-Renaissance. The tour includes a delicious traditional pastry, such as an egg-filled pastry travesseiro or the tart-like queijada, a final sweet treat before the trip back to Lisbon and drop-off at the Lisbon city center.
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A nice day and tour

This tour was great. Time allowed was comfortable, sights were amazing, tour guide was good. Only issues I had were that it was not limited to 8 people as advertised. We were 16. And there was no WiFi on board as advertised. But it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A tourists dream!

We were lucky to have Michaela Nicula as our tourist guide. We’ve been staying in Sintra and only realised that the drop off after the tour would be Lisbon. Thankfully Michaela moved the itinerary around to ensure we were dropped off in Sintra. Aside from...More

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well organised and friendly tour

We booked with Viatour as it was the cheapest tour option that fitted everything we wanted to see in one day. We didn't know the quality of the tour beforehand but we were so impressed. Joanna picked us up ahead of schedule and was so...More

Thank sazzlem88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beautiful day trip

I highly recommend taking this day trip from Lisbon. We were promptly picked up near our hotel at 8.30am and travelled to Sintra where we visited Quinta Regarleria before it got too busy. This place was so beautiful and amazing and the highlight of the...More

Thank LMaia88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Superb Sintra day excursion

Vasco was a personable, informative, knowledgable tour guide and enhanced the experiences of the day considerably. The balance of time available to explore at the various stops with the guided portions of the tour was excellent. Vasco was responsive to questions and requests while affording...More

Thank Mary K
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
In this tour you have around 1.50hours of freetime in Sintra in which you can have your lunch and some shopping etc etc. If you want to the guide will drop you off to the Pena Palace but don’t think they will to the Moor... More
30 April 2018|
Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
The guide is multilingual and repeats everything in the languages one after another depending on the requirement of the people in the van.
6 April 2018|
Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
He tours starts with cassias and then Copa de Roca and finally we come to Sintra. Here we are given time to have lunch, so it's around 1.00pm. Since in this tour Pena palace is not included but if anyone is interested the... More
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