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Rua Barbosa do Bocage, Sintra

The Basics

Visitors who experience Sintra on a guided tour from Lisbon benefit from a tour guide’s insight and included transportation. Popular attractions within this UNESCO World Heritage Site include the Museum of Modern Art, Monserrate Palace (Palacio de Monserrate), Pena National Palace, Castle of the Moors, and the beautiful Gothic architecture of the Quinta da Regaleira. While it’s possible to spend an entire day (or week) in this captivating town, travelers with limited time can also combine a visit to Sintra with stops at other nearby points of interest, such as Praia Grande, Cascais, Guincho Beach, or the wineries of Colares.

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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
$79.08 per adult
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A must see
We really enjoyed our experience at Sintra and Cascais as well as the walk to the end of the world. Our tour guide Lionel was friendly and informative. A must see if traveling to Lisbon!
Jennifer_C, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Lisbon

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Miguel was fantastic!
Karen_A, Sep 2021
Sintra Private Tour
Miguel was a fantastic tour guide from beginning to end. Our private tour in his clean comfortable new van took us all over Sintra. We were able to spend as much or as little time as we wanted at each historical site. Miguel was knowledgeable about the history, but also the best places to visit and the best times to see each site. We were very pleased with the flexibility and the value for the price. Highly recommend.
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Me and my daughter took a private half day trip of Sintra as we had a short time and Jose Marcel was great . Our trip wa
Shalini_V, Jun 2021
Sintra Half-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland
Me and my daughter took a private half day trip of Sintra as we had a short time and Jose Marcel was great . Our trip was informative , due to COVID their were no queue so he made sure we saw most of sight seeing , more than what was incl in the trip. He took us to Geronimo church in Balem very impressive and lot more . We are very happy with Jose ans his service . Thank you Jose you made our trip wonderful .
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Good overview of the villages not in-depth
Steven_B, Oct 2021
Lisbon Super Saver: 2-Day Sintra, Cascais, Fatima, Nazare and Obidos Small-Group Day Trips
Got into the castle as Sintra before the masses of tourists- as we left, there were hundreds in line for entrance to the property and a long line for the castle tour. Not enough time in the village of Sintra- this tour could easily be only Sintra but drove out to the ocean and west of Lisbon to Cascias which was good for a gelato only- Obidos, Fatima were ok- a lot of driving. Saw Fatima 1 day before an anniversary so there were lots of pilgrims and tourists.
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Sintra-mazing
Thomas_S, Oct 2021
Small group tour to Sintra, Pena Palace, Regaleira, Cabo da Roca and Cascais
Our tour guide, David, was very informative and friendly. The best part was exploring the Pena Palace and imagining how the King of Portugal have enjoyed the palace with his family from ages ago. Will definitely do it again. Touring the historic Sintra center was amazing too.
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Highly recommend!
Shanmugham_P, Oct 2021
Sintra and Cascais Private Tour with Pena Palace Ticket
This was a lovely tour that we went on! Luis was fun, knowledgeable and very patient as we asked a lot of questions - he also got us everywhere on time, explained what everything was & gave us some amazing recommendations for places to eat in Cascais & in Sintra! Highly recommend for a private historical experience!
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Excellent tour of Sintra
Cormac_R, Oct 2021
Sintra Small-Group Tour from Lisbon with Cabo da Roca and Cascais
I was doing a tour of Sintra with Rick. He got on well with the tour group. He facilitated a very good tour. We were lucky to have a clear day in the morning and we were lucky to see pena palace in the distance. In terms of eating, if you listen to the guide, you will have a very good Portuguese style meal. I also got to taste some Portuguese pastries from Sintra thanks to the advice from the guide. I would advise anyone wanting to see Sintra to go on this tour.
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Excellent day tour of Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace
Orla_C, Oct 2021
Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace, tickets included, from Lisbon
An excellent tour provided by our guide from start to finish and would recommend that anyone staying in Lisbon for a couple of days, take this tour to Sintra as it is definitely a must see. It is a picture perfect destination with lots to see and do for a couple of hours and plenty of places to stop for a glass of wine and a bite to eat.
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Beautiful day in Sintra
Meghan_F, Oct 2021
Sintra Half-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland
Absolutely wonderful day! Sintra was beautiful and very well worth the private tour. We saw so many beautiful things and got expert guidance from Jose!
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Lightness and the dark!
Linda_T, Oct 2021
Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland
Sintra delivers the light brightness of Pena Palace as well as the brooding mystical darkness of Quinta da Regaleira…….true storybook experiences!
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The best Sintra/Cascais tour package
Juston_P, Oct 2021
Sintra - Cascais Tour! Only tour that visit 2 palaces in Sintra!
Loved every part of our package tour, Nuno went above and beyond! He introduced us to every places we’ve visited! If you plan to visit Sintra & Cascais pick this tour package! No waiting for others , you’ll enjoy every minute of it.
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Fabulous trip and guide❤️
Maryellen_M, Oct 2021
Sintra, Cascais and Pena Palace Guided Tour from Lisbon
We had a wonderful day, with a fabulous guide, Maria. She was witty, charming and friendly. Our group was only 5 people and the tour was amazing. Maria pointed out everything we needed to know and made it fun. We had a little free time in Sintra with good recommendations for where to eat and spend our time. Loved it!
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Good way to see a little of everything!
Matthew_M, Oct 2021
Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais private tour
We only had a limited time to see Sintra. This tour gave us a glimpse of everything. You can easily spend an entire day in Sintra. Our guide picked us up from our AirBNB and was a great communicator.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Travelers can dedicate an entire day to the UNESCO-listed city, or incorporate other stops, such as Cascais, Colares, and Guincho Beach.

  • Day trips to Sintra generally last about eight hours and typically include return transportation.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.

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How to Get There

The easiest way to get to Sintra is by train from Lisbon. Trains depart every 10 to 20 minutes from Estação do Rossio to the Sintra Railway Station, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. There’s also a slower bus service from both Lisbon and Cascais.

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Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lisbon

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lisbon

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When to Get There

For the best experience and minimal crowds, plan to visit early in the day, midweek, and outside of the summer high season. Classical music lovers gather in late spring and early summer, when the Sintra Festival takes place and concerts are hosted all over town.

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Getting Around Sintra

There are a number of cost-effective ways to get around Sintra, including Bus 434, which goes from Sintra station to most of the major attractions. If you're looking for a more romantic and historic mode of transportation, try a horse-drawn carriage ride around the town center or through the Park of Pena.

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