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Sintra Tram

Avenue Heliodoro Salgado, Sintra, Portugal
(+351) 21 923 87 89)
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Ranked #8 of 17 Activities in Sintra
Type: Trams
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

A not-to -be missed trip by tram through the Portuguese countryside and villages to the seaside. Then walk north along the coast for an hour. A srp back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

In summer, the Sintra to Praia de Maças tram (electrico in Portuguese) runs an hourly service on a vintage open tram. Timetable and details can be found on the Sintra local authority pages - http://www.cm-sintra.pt/Artigo.aspx?ID=3202. It costs 2 euros single journey, and takes about 50 minutes - slowly dropping down to the beach village - but not quietly - wheels... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sintra is a gorgeous small town near Lisbon and the sea and it looks and feels like a modern but yet medieval city with sculptures along beautiful gardens and castles and mountains and outdoor markets and restaurants. A must see!

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Victoria, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

right in front of the palace in the center of Sintra, the little green tram can be found. It goes every 45 minutes (approx!) and is a good deal for 5 Euros. However, some of the roads it goes on are repeated to get to one place or another, and the commentary is half-hearted to say the least. Still, if... More

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Standish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Caught tram a Praia do Macas back to Sintra. My wife and I loved every minute of the trip. The journey is bliss with everyone waving to you as you pass, the scenery is breathtaking after reaching Colares when the Sintra hills and palaces come into view. Being open at the side would recommend caution if you have small children... More

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This vintage electric tram rattles and screeches its way from Pria de Macas to Sintra uo the Colores valley, and is excellent value at two euros per person, each way. However, it only operates on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the last tram down to the coast is at 1730, which means that if you miss it, you either... More

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Sintra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Its a top of the top. In Sintra we must do this "tram travel" and enjoy a sunny day, a good view and a nice 1 / 2h travel from the Centre till the beach

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Sintra tram still runs using nearly 100 year old trams. it only runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It take about 35 minutes and brings you down to a delightful little beach. Must be wonderful in Summer in fine weather to take the tram down and spend a few hours before returning after a day at the seaside. In Summer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The elusive Electrico de Sintra is a true piece of living history. This is a rare opportunity to ride 1904 vintage J. G. Brill 9 bench open tram. Electrico de Sintra primarily operates during high summer (mid-July to September) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.In 2012 trams ran every 55 minutes with a one-way trip taking 45 minutes. From the Sintra... More

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Sintra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Well... The main problem is that it doesn't works most of the year, only during Summer. And the other problem is that it's only one tram. Although the ride from Sintra to Praia das Maças is amazing, you might quit waiting for it before it comes.

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