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The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour
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The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour

By Portuguese For a Day
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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from
$157.61
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$157.61
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:
6h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
Portuguese, English


  • Central Lisbon hotel/apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Informative driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Portuguese For a Day
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Guided visits inside the monuments
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Sintra National Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is offered for hotels and short term rental accommodations in central Lisbon. Please write the address of your accommodation. Some streets in Lisbon have limited access. If your accommodation is in any of these streets we will arrange a meeting point close to your address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33844P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour?
How much is The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour?
The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour price starts from $169.73. Discover and book The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour cancellation policy?
The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour?
The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour is hosted by Portuguese For a Day. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Portuguese For a Day on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Essential Sintra Experience - Private Tour on Tripadvisor

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: 33844P4

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Portuguese For a Day
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Park and National Palace of Pena
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Sintra
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Sintra National Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Quinta da Regaleira
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Parque e Palacio de Monserrate
  • 6
    Azenhas do Mar
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Cabo da Roca
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Guincho Beach
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Greg R
Greg R
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Simply THE BEST.
Andre picked us up from our hotel. From there he took us, and our 5 companions on an excellent day long tour. If yo
Cheesegirl1
Cheesegirl1
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Highly recommended tour
Great tour with Andre! Very informative and fun. Would definitely recommend. He was very knowledgeable and provi
YiL650
YiL650
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Wonderful!
Fantastic experience!!! Highly recommend!!! Our operator is really professional and warm-hearted. We definitely wil
gafor4
gafor4
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Fairytale Magic!
Our time in Lisbon was limited and one day in Sintra was all we could manage on this trip. I debated doing this DI
NURYTUR
NURYTUR
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Lisbon Afternoon Walk Tour
Portuguese For A Day with experiences, culture, history and food tasting!! A must!! We booked a walking and food
dougwthom
dougwthom
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Sintra in one perfect day
Our tour guide, Andre, was fantastic! We went to two must see stops in Sintra and learned a lot from Andre about th
shereenbourne
shereenbourne
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Exploring hidden gems
Filipa was an amazing host during our tour. We enjoyed our pastry, buttery sheep cheese, farmers market, wine tour
Companion54735941582
Companion54735941582
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The perfect way to see the sites!
Filipa is awesome, awesome, awesome. She is interesting and shared history with just the right balance. She is well
Rialannah
Rialannah
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Sintra full day private tour
We had an absolutely oustanding tour with Filipa. The pre-tour comunication was excellent. Pick-up was on-time in
jilliansutera27
jilliansutera27
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Filipa was wonderful!
We were VERY satisfied with Filipa and the tour of Sintra. Unfortunately the Peña Palace was closed due to the thre
K656IQericar
K656IQericar
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Amazing tour
We went on this tour on July 18th with Filippa and it was amazing! The other couples who were supposed to come with
Margaret10024
Margaret10024
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Portuguese For A Day at Sintra!
Highly recommend this all-day tour! We met up with our excellent guide André who whisked us off to an early start t
Kathryn R
Kathryn R
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Great tour, Filipa was an amazing guide!
We had a great time on this tour! Our guide Filipa Was incredibly responsive before the tour and picked us up super
Reunionsmama
Reunionsmama
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Put this tour at the top of your list
Wow! What a great tour! We have traveled for 2 weeks through Spain and Portugal, touring almost every day, and th
Chovick
Chovick
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Know Lisbon! This is the tour!
Our wonderful guide, Fillippa tailored the day to our limitations as older travelers. We learned so much about the
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Mara FL
Boston, MA1 contribution
My family of 4 did a day in Sintra with Filipa and it was wonderful. She helped guarantee an excellent experience at Pena Palace, recommended delicious pastries that are famous in Sintra, and was very flexible and offered any adjustments that we wanted. She picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at the end of the day. She would drop us off at attractions and then go off to park the car so we could enjoy ourselves. She gave us alone time to explore sites and answered all of our questions. We very much enjoyed our day and would highly recommend booking with this company!
Written May 22, 2022
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PortugueseForADay
Thank you very much for recommending our Private Sintra Tour to future travellers! We're so happy to know you had a good day with Filipa, and that you enjoyed Sintra. Hope you can visit us again soon!
Written July 11, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jim C
San Diego, CA8 contributions
This was our second day with Fillippa and once again it was so informative and so pleasant. Fillippa is a joy to be around. Her happy attitude was not deterred by the pouring rain. It became an adventure, adding to the evocative atmosphere that is already at the Palace of Pená and gardens (she bought us an umbrella!). The day was capped with a visit to the surrounding beach towns.
Written May 18, 2022
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PortugueseForADay
Thank you so much for your kind words in this amazing review. It was a pleasure to host you during the two days we spent together. Hope we can meet again soon!
Written July 11, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MKT_traveller
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
This tour is highly recommended. Our guide, Valter, was friendly and very knowledgeable. The pace of the tour was relaxed and the group was small.
Written December 14, 2019
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PortugueseForADay
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your day with Walter. We're happy you enjoyed your day in Sintra. See you soon. Kind regards, Filipa
Written December 17, 2019
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Lynne D
Melbourne Beach, FL287 contributions
We booked to see Sintra castle but due to roads being closed unexpectedly,
the company called and offered a refund or an adjusted tour. We decided to go on the changed itinerary. We were picked up and later returned to our hotel. However, the van was TOO small for the number of people and as a result, uncomfortable. The tour itself was OK and the guide suggested a restaurant by the sea to fill some of the time.
This was an unusual event as far as cancelling the main sight attraction but they did try to make it interesting. The company was in touch prior to change which was professional.
Written January 5, 2020
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PortugueseForADay
Hello Lynne, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour to Sintra. May we just correct that you were not on a private tour but rather on a shared tour, this can lead to some confusion on future travelers because a private tour is not shared with other people. It's important to review, but it's also important to know what you're reviewing. We are happy you appreciated the fact that we contacted you beforehand to let you know of the changes, we think it's the best way to do it. We are sorry you felt crowded in the van, it is an 8 seat van for 8 people. Your guide added more than just the restaurant stop to compensate for the Pena Park being closed, he took you to other areas of Sintra that we usually don't go on the shared tour and he did 2 more stops than usual, so the restaurant was not to fill the time, but rather the normal lunch break time. We hope you can join us on your next visit to Portugal, and hopefully you can chose one of our Private Tours for a more flexible time. Happy New Year, Filipa
Written January 7, 2020
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Barbara J
15 contributions
Such a great day with Walter who is honest in his opinions, straight forward and extremely knowledgeable. With a small group we were able to get all of our questions handled.
Written November 26, 2019
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512debbiea
Deerfield, IL47 contributions
We booked the Private full day tour (Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais) and we were NOT disappointed! Felipa picked us up at our hotel in a very clean and comfortable van. She greeted us with a warm smile and an enthusiastic and friendly vibe. We enjoyed the entire day. She was very knowledgeable and informative. She provided tickets and gave us tips on how to best explore the palace to avoid lines/crowds.She treated us to some delicious local specialty pastries which were amazing. We never felt rushed or bored---it was just right! We enjoyed our day so much that we decided to book a second tour with Portuguese for a Day on the following day.
Written November 6, 2019
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Jeremy M
7 contributions
We almost missed this tour due to both my wife and son falling ill. When I called the morning of to cancel, they actually allowed me to reschedule to the next day, which was fantastic, as this tour was a highlight of our trip. Our guide was Andre, and his knowledge of the area was apparent throughout the tour. The sights were amazing, and the experience ended up feeling like being taken around the area by a close friend. I highly recommend this tour to anyone considering it.
Written April 26, 2019
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chicagomelinda
Chicago, IL109 contributions
Couples
My husband and I came in on a cruise, and given our schedule, it was best to book a private tour. We were not disappointed! Our guide, Andre, was outstanding, the van was new and spotless, and the stops carefully planned. We especially enjoyed our time walking the streets of the town Sintra and stopping for lunch at a local spot our guide recommended.

Also, I want to note that the tour company provided service above and beyond when we boarded our cruise ship much later that night and discovered he'd left his favorite hat in the van. We made a quick call to the company. They found the hat and delivered it to the ship right before our ship left port, It saved the day, because my husband truly loved that hat. Sometimes it's the little things. In this case, Portuguese for a Day made our day with a terrific tour and service that can't be beat. Highly recommend!
Written April 21, 2019
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Steve Armstrong
2 contributions
Couples
We chose the tour to Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Best decision of our trip. Filipa was a fantastic guide for the 8 of us. She was friendly, energetic, engaging and so knowledgeable. The trip was seamless, she provided us with all kinds of insights into cultural and historic sights, restaurants, things to do when we got back to Lisbon too. This was a perfect day, and Filipa is a real gem. I need more than five stars to express how good this trip was, mostly because of her!
Written April 1, 2019
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Mark S
York, UK65 contributions
Couples
I recently had a 3 day break in Lisbon with my wife, and prior to going, I decided to book the Sintra day trip on advice from a Portuguese work colleague. I certainly am pleased that I did so, as it is without doubt the best day trip I have ever done on a holiday/city break.

The content of the trip is perfectly paced to maximise what you can see and experience in a day, clearly based on many previous trips of the area, and some of the sights are amazing. What made the trip even better for us, was the fact that we were on our own with Andre the driver/guide, in a comfortable airconditioned minibus.

The palaces are out of this world, and take advantage of getting there as they open so you get photos inside without hoards of idiots with selfie sticks everywhere. my photos are fantastic.

Throughout the day he reeled off so many interesting facts about the area, and Portugal in general, and cant tell you how good he is at his job. he was also very helpful in advising where to eat in Sintra town centre, without pushing one particular place. we had an amazing lunch and cake, before heading off to the coast to see Cabo da Roca and then Cascais. both absolutely lovely places in their own right.

we arrived back in Lisbon around 5pm, with hundreds of quality photos and memories. I wouldn't hesitate to return to Lisbon, purely because of this experience.
Written March 2, 2019
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