Lisbon Tours
Private Half-Day Tour to Sintra from Lisbon
5

Private Half-Day Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

By Lisbon on Wheels
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
from
$147.12
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English
More


  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver
  • Guide
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Guidance inside monuments
  • Guided walking tour
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo dos Mouros
  • Entry/Admission - Sintra National Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Parque e Palácio de Monserrate


Start:
  • Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal
    Pick up and drop off at the lodging site
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7776P8

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Please note: Your guide will not enter the monuments with you
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Vehicles: Our vehicles are cleaned and disinfected before each service and at the end of the day, daily, with the appropriate products in accordance with the cleaning protocol covid-19.
    • The driver complies with the rules of cleanliness and hygiene. The driver will wear a mask and must maintain the necessary distance according to the protocol. The health conditions of the driver will be assessed frequently.
    • Protection: In our vehicles, alcohol gel and face masks will always be available free of charge, if customers need it. The driver will advise the use of a mask and hand cleaning with mandatory alcohol gel after all stops, before re-entering the vehicle.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7776P8

    Reserve your spot

    Similar experiences

    Itinerary
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Lisbon on Wheels
      428
      Lisbon, Portugal
      Joined in December 2014
    • Z1813RNcorinneb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      5 Star Wine Tour
      My husband and I did a wine tour with Jose and it was our favorite day trip we took while in Portugal. We gave Jose a challenge when we scheduled on a Portuguese holiday and Sunday, but he delivered! We had very special set ups at 3 wineries and enjoyed a lunch buffet with the locals! It was the best way to see Portugal off the beaten path. Jose was an amazing guide, driver and friend by the end of the day. I would say this trip is a must for any wine lovers visiting the Lisbon/Cascais area!
      Written June 16, 2024
    • 623ashw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible tour - Jose out did himself
      We had an amazing day doing a private tour with Jose. He knew so much about the area and was so fun to spend the day with. He took us to the most amazing lunch place and was so flexible and patient with his time. He went above and beyond for us. We had our 2 year old with us and he arranged a baby seat for the van as well as a baby carrier for the day from his daughter. We would not have been able to do the entire day without it. Thanks so much Jose!!
      Written June 15, 2024
    • amfgargasz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A special day to remember
      My husband and I were really anticipating this tour to visit Fatima and it couldn’t have been better. Jose Ribeiro, our tour guide was excellent. Great personality, very knowledgeable, friendly and full of stories to tell. He timed our day perfectly in a way that we arrived in every place before the big crowds. He took us to these amazing view points in every city we visited. He introduced us to interesting locals and went above and beyond to pack our day with memorable moments. We highly recommend this tour company and thank you Jose Ribeiro for an amazing day.
      Written June 11, 2024
    • Delaney O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible tour guide!!
      This half day tour of the Pena Palace, Sintra, and Cabo da Roca was an absolutely amazing experience for me and my family. Our tour guide, José, did a fantastic job of taking us on a fun and beautiful adventure while also expanding our educational knowledge of each landmark. If you are looking for a fun event that is easy to navigate with your family, I highly suggest this half day tour with Lisbon on Wheels. We had an extremely enjoyable experience on this tour. If you do choose to book this tour, I strongly recommend asking for José to be your tour guide. He was extremely accommodating to our needs during the tour, did an excellent job expanding our views of portugal, European history and world culture. José managed to show us tons of things in only a few hours without making me feel rushed once. He is a very personable tour guide with a great work ethic. It was genuinely an awesome experience and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Lisbon. Thank you for a memorable end to this incredible trip José!
      Written June 7, 2024
    • Resort66126025115
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour! Recommended
      José was a very good guide, very knowledgeable and had lots of energy and stories! He picked us up at 8am, was right on time and sent tickets beforehand. The car was very comfortable for 4 people. We did a lot - Castle of the Moors, Peña Palace, Quinta Regelaira & Sintra town (Sintra Palace). He had great communication skills (English was fantastic), and managed our expectations well. We were never rushed. In Sintra, he showed us a great pastry shop (Piquita) and a liquor shop where we had ginjinha, local cherry liquer (Bar do Binho). Great tour as he was super flexible and we could choose what we wanted to see. Thank you José for an excellent tour!
      Written May 22, 2024
    • joettes962
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Must-see Tour
      It was exactly the tour we wanted with a number of added locations and landscapes. All with great views and fascinating history! Highly recommend.
      Written May 21, 2024
    • Cgbryant
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience with José!
      We had a great time with José on the Sintra monuments tour. He was knowledgeable and kept us entertained all day. Given the huge crowds and non-existent parking in Sintra, it was very nice to have someone to show us around and generally make the day easy. He even had a great suggestion for an off the beaten path place for lunch. The tour itself was exactly what I was looking for in Sintra, visiting the four main tourist attractions and José was able to add valuable insight to each location. I would not hesitate to book with him again! One note on Lisbon on Wheels however-we had been trying to get in touch with them for a week leading up to our tour to confirm, get guide details, etc. and they were non-responsive until the night before. We even tried calling them but their number was not active. It all ended up working out, but added some unneeded stress to the experience.
      Written May 19, 2024
    • 852jaclync
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do!
      This tour was amazing! We had Josè who truly took this tour to the next level. We didn’t do much research before booking on Get your Guide so we really allowed José to take the wheel. We went to the Turkish Castle, Quinta de Regaleria, explored Sintra, stoped for a stunning scenic lunch on the ocean, and so much more. He answered all of our questions and was a true delight to be around. A private tour can be awkward if you don’t get along with your tour guide but by the end he felt like a long time family friend. You truly don’t meet many people like José. Our tour even went 2 hours over and he never even rushed us- he even took us to the most popular gelato in town despite the wait. While Sintra was amazing, I know we had the best time possible because of Josè- so you must book him! All in all cannot recommend this tour enough. Josè recommended booking directly through Viator and make sure to contact Lisbon on Wheels before so you can truly customize your tour to be “bespoke”. If we end up back in Portugal in the next few years we would definitely book this tour with Josè again.
      Written May 16, 2024
    • Kim R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So accommodating to a challenging situation and José was such a great guide!
      Lisbon on Wheels was super accommodating after we had to delay the start of our trip. They adjusted the time and pick up point, and also accommodated our request for Jose as our guide. Jose was a fabulous guide, definitely knew his stuff about all things Sintra, was super friendly and hilariously funny, and very sweet. He went over and above when he learned what parts of our trip we had to skip due to our delayed arrival in Lisbon. He also helped make maximum use of our time by having the ability to skip the lines - including at the Pasteis de Belem. He definitely knows all the right people and places. Thank you Jose! We will see you again!!
      Written May 16, 2024
    • carolgM8245TO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jose is a Rock Star tour guide
      Jose was an interesting character who kept us entertained & laughing all day. He made sure we were comfortable all day. He went above & beyond in his explanations of Pena palace & Regaleira . He also made sure we had a relaxing lunch in Sintra.
      Written May 16, 2024
    • Dan O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our best tour in Lisbon
      Jose is a true gentleman with a wealth of knowledge about his native Portugal and its history. He picked us up promptly at our hotel and became a true friend over the course of our all-day tour from sites in Lisbon, and then to Sintra where we visited the Royal Pena Palace with Jose as our personal guide. He then took us to a wonderful seafood restaurant on the ocean shore before moving on to a wine tasting at a vineyard where Gordon Ramsey had highlighted a new grape growing technique. He had everything planned out to beat the crowds and give my wife and I the best experience of our trip. Would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Lisbon
      Written May 15, 2024
    • lorrainekP5227LV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A lovely fun trip
      We had a great time on this trip which packed in so many things including wine tasting and Sintra. Jose looked after us so well and was really entertaining and interesting. Private tour in an air conditioned bus. Would highly recommend 😊
      Written May 13, 2024
    • 368evem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A trip not to be missed!
      Jose or JJ was a brilliant guide bringing us to the best places at the best time. A great story teller and passionate about informing his passengers on a wide range of topics. We couldn't have asked for more!!
      Written May 12, 2024
    • kirsis510
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The only smart way to see Sintra
      Our guide José was absolutely amazing! The tour was perfectly planned from the start to the end, and still the atmosphere was relaxed and chill. José knew so much about the monuments and the history, and told the stories so that they were interesting. It was almost a mission impossible to see the 4 monuments and Cabo da Roca in just one day, but with genious planning and knowlidge about how the crowds move and where to park, José made it possible. The restaurant he suggested for lunch was grat! I really do recommend you book a private tour if you want to see Sintra on a daytrip. The day was great and memorable and we enjoyed every minute, but I can imagine it could have felt too hard without our exellent guide and the meticulous plan.
      Written May 3, 2024
    • diinslc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fantastic day exploring Templar Castles with Jose
      We used Lisbon on Wheels for a full day private tour of Templar castles with a wine tasting, led by the amazing Jose. Our day started from our hotel in Lisbon and while Jose drove us to Almoural Castle, he entertained us with the history and lore of the Templars. The tour included a little boat ride over to the castle, where we had plenty of time to scale the walls and explore. Then we experienced a lovely wine tasting at Herdade dos Templarios before heading to Dornes and later Castelo de Tomar and the Convento de Cristo for more exploration. There was so much to see, we hardly wanted to stop! Finally, Jose delivered us safely back to our hotel after a purely wonderful day. I cannot recommend Lisbon on Wheels enough. This is our second tour with them and our second with Jose. The service and attention to our desires are top notch!
      Written May 2, 2024
    See all 428 reviews
    These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

    Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

    Popular mentions

    5.0
    5.0 of 5 bubbles28 reviews
    Excellent
    25
    Very good
    1
    Average
    2
    Poor
    0
    Terrible
    0

    TravelinVik
    New Orleans, LA139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took this tour with Feliciano Pereira in February 2020. It was a private tour, pick up at my Lisbon Hotel was on time and were departed toward Sintra. Feliciano is an awesome tour guide and I highly recommend this tour with him. He took the scenic route to Sintra, provided a history of different moments and neighborhoods but mainly we stopped at 2 to 3 view points along the way. The views are simply breathtaking. Feliciano has a great knowledge base to make the tour interesting, easy to chat with and very friendly. I selected the Pena Palace as my main attraction on this trip and for the tour of the palace I was on my own. I had about 45 minutes to tour by myself. It is a self guided tour. There is a gift shop at the palace but I didn't find any small souvenirs here, so I moved on to the cafeteria to grab a sandwich before the ride back to Lisbon. Feliciano dropped me off at the gate to the palace and was waiting for me when I exited. We then stopped at the town of Sintra and walked through the quaint town, taking in another beautiful view point. We took the expressway back to Lisbon in time for dinner. I highly recommend this tour with Feliciano!
    Written May 2, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Maureen W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Family
    We had a wonderful tour with Jose! It was my husband and I and our three kids (including a one year old) and he zipped us up and through Peña palace, took pictures, made jokes, showed us a great cafe, went to Cabo da Racos and Hells mouth and had us back in Lisbon city center by 1:30. A fantastic day!
    Written April 4, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Andrew A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    We got to see “Hell’s Mouth”, Cascais, Peña Palace, historic Sintra and Cabo da Roca. José went above and beyond, giving us extra time to make sure we got the most “complete” day possible out of our half day tour. He gave us wonderful perspectives on history, architecture, symbolism and his own life story which is just as fascinating! Would highly recommend as a small group or as a couple. He truly gave us a magical day in Sintra and let us help decide what we wanted to prioritize. Highly recommend asking for him if you’re taking a Lisbon on Wheels tour!
    Written July 3, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Noah
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    We had such an excellent tour of Sintra and greater Lisbon with our expert tour guide, Jose Ribiero. Jose was energetic and extremely knowledgeable on the history of Lisbon and Portugal. Touring with Jose is special because you get a local's insider knowledge on Portugal and he was able to show us sights off the beaten path that we would have never found otherwise. One particularly cool thing we checked out was an apple and grape orchard near the coast. Jose promised us it was like none we had ever seen before and he did not disappoint. We even picked some of the apples and took them to our hotel later, where the hotel chef was able to make us a custom dessert.

    I would highly recommend Jose and Lisbon on Wheels to anyone visiting Lisbon.
    Written August 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Kurt Falde
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Couples
    Had Jose for a private tour. Great guy very personal modified trip based on highlights we wanted etc. Great wealth of knowledge and giving history of country / regions etc which we loved. Thanks!
    Written December 3, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Debora P
    Lisbon, Portugal5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021
    We had a great time with Jose! He is very knowledgeable and funny. He picked us up right outside our apartment and gave us a very personal tour from Lisbon to Sintra, Cabo da Roca and back. He added his personal touch with a lot of facts about the places and helped us take some nice pictures. Thank you Jose!
    Written June 13, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Polly
    San Diego, CA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    José was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable, filling us in on all the history while also making conversation. We all felt like old friends by the end and the tour was a perfect balance of driving, walking, eating and taking photos. Food and beach is very important to us and we got plenty of both!
    Written August 12, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Scotttucker22
    Falls Church, VA17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands down best tour guide we have ever had …. You must request Jose…!!!

    Amazing knowledge of all thing Portugal. And a great story teller.

    Van was super clean and he had bottles of water for us.
    Written July 2, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Siobhan H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My daughter and I took the half day tour to explore the region outside Lisbon. Jose was the most excellent guide with great knowledge to share and pleasant conversation.
    We really enjoyed the tour.
    Written June 17, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Pete-and-Kay
    Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2018 • Couples
    Our guide, Antonio, was very knowledgable and spoke perfect English.
    He was able to personalise the tour for us, and we went to places that would only be possible with detailed local knowledge.
    Our one reservation of this tour, was it seems that we received the companies worst van. While probably safe and reliable, It was old, smelt faintly of engine fumes, leaked water when it was raining, had broken window catches, a door that would not open from the inside. The van was clearly ready for retirement, and we would have rated this tour higher if it wasn't for the Van.
    Antonio went over and above to ensure we had a good experience despite the problems with the van.
    Written October 20, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Showing results 1-10 of 25

    Private Half-Day Tour to Sintra from Lisbon provided by Lisbon on Wheels

    All Lisbon HotelsLisbon Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Lisbon
    All things to do in Lisbon
    Day Trips in Lisbon
    RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars