Lisbon Tours
Private Shore Excursion - Lisbon or Sintra History and Heritage Tour

Private Shore Excursion - Lisbon or Sintra History and Heritage Tour

By Week Break Tours
Embark on this 6 hour private shore excursion of Sintra or Lisbon. You only have a few hours on shore, and want to make the most of them, so come with us and we'll show you the highlights of one of these cities. Explore palaces such as the Pena National Palace or enjoy a tasting of a typical "queijada" of Sintra. Or see and visit the most important points in Lisbon combining all the ancient and historic quarters and viewpoints. Your private shore excursion will begin with a pick up from Lisbon's cruise terminal. The objective of the day will be, depending on your choice, to show an overview of the city of Lisbon or some of the national monuments In Sintra, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. As this is a private tour, you will have the freedom to rearrange your tour how you see fit. Return to the ship approximately 6 hours after departure This tour can be fully customizable within the duration. Please advise us of your preferences so we can work it out.
per group (up to 3)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish

  • Pickup and drop-off at the Lisbon cruise terminal
  • Guided Tour on private minivan or sedan according to your group size
  • WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • Parking, fuel and toll costs
  • Insurance as required by law
What's not included
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc)
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Lisbon Cruise Terminal
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25723P29

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Child seats (three years old or above) are available on request (free of charge) if advised at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Only for Cruise Ship Passengers: At time of booking, please provide the following information: ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Please note that all our prices are per trip and not per person, meaning that the price you see is what you pay for the whole group.
      • Depending on the size of the group and car availability the tours are made on a mid size sedan/estate (Mercedes E Class or equivalent) or on a van.
      • A maximum of 7 people per booking
      • 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.

      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: 25723P29

      Reserve your spot

      Similar experiences

      • 1
      • 2
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Week Break Tours
        Lisbon, Portugal
        Joined in October 2015
      • HappyVacation016
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not as advertised
        There must have been an error. Our airport transport to our hotel did not come. We called the service on our confirmation but they said they did not get that order number and did not come. We had to beg other services to get us a car to take us to our hotel. We tried to get a refund from Expedia. After several emails they refused to give us our refund citing that they gave our money to the transportation company and could not get a refund from the company. Too bad. Thankfully our credit carrier guarantees our payment and refunded us the money
        Written March 26, 2023
      • 988nathanr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Go with some friends well wroth it
        Went in June and had an absolute blast. Francisco will make sure we find the best way to get to places. Knew all the history and would kindly answer any question.
        Written September 8, 2022
      • Martacaspuj
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very friendly, professional and reliable service.
        Absolutely recommended. Professional, friendly and very reliable. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed both his service and the company. Everything went very smoothly from picking us from the airport to dropping us at the airport (at 3 in the morning) Probably one of the best tour services we had. For sure we recommend him and for sure we will use him again.
        Written August 27, 2022
      • Aitrus
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best way to see Sintra if you only have one day
        While planning for our trip, we were originally going to do Sintra by ourselves. Take the train from Lisbon and use the bus to get around there. We had hoped that by getting an early start we could see everything we wanted to get to. However, as our trip neared, we read a number of comments about how busy Sintra is already and it was only expected to get more crowded as the summer goes on. At that point we decided it was probably best to do a guided tour to optimize our time and maximize what we can see in the one day we had to see Sintra. Enter Francisco and Week Break Tours. The day when from potentially hectic and stressful to relaxing and informative. We had already visited Cascais earlier in our trip so Francisco was able to accommodate our request to alter the default trip. We also let him know that we're not opposed to getting an early start if that helps. Below is a brief outline of what we were able to see on our tour. (This review is already pretty long so I chose not to really review the sights themselves, there is plenty of other information available about them specifically) The day started at 8:15 am with Francisco picking up our family of five at the door of our Airbnb in a comfortable van with plenty of space for all five of the family members. With the early start, we were well on our way out of Lisbon before traffic slowed us down. First stop was Pena Palace. To free up time for other sites, we chose not to do the tour inside. Our visit was a perfect blend of guided tour with information and some 'free' time to wander around and take a million pictures. It was a bit foggy for part of our visit but I found it added a little mystic to the palace. Second stop was the Moorish Castle. We walked from Pena Palace to the Moorish Castle and Francisco pointed out various sites along the way. We spent a little time climbing the walls, admiring the views and again... taking a million pictures. After this it was time to drive back to Sintra. Here we had lunch, wandered the streets a bit. After lunch we stopped by a small bakery/coffee shop for a coffee/juice and some pastries. To our surprise it wasn't a pastel de nata, but two other types of traditional pastries which were delicious. Next stop, Quinta da Regaleira. We took a pleasant walk from Sintra to this next palace. We toured both the interior of the palace as well as the magnificent gardens. Once again, a million pictures later and we headed back to town to the van for a drive to our next palace. Final palace of the day was Monserrate Palace. It is much harder to get here and was also a driving factor in getting a guided tour of Sintra. Another stunning garden and palace. The plan was to make one more quick stop at Cabo da Roca and see the western most point of continental Europe. However along the drive there we encountered a traffic jam where a bus and car collided at a sharp turn. Having no other way over the mountain except for an hour plus detour we decided it was time to head back to Lisbon. Return trip back to Lisbon went smoothly and were were dropped back off where we started. There is no way we would have been able to visit all these places without the help of Francisco. We would have lost time figuring out where to go, how to get from place to place and what are the important things to see. In addition, we got so much more out of what we saw by having someone explain the history and significance of so many sights. If you haven't realized by now, I'll make it explicit. If you are looking for a tour in Portugal, give Francisco and Week Break Tours a call.
        Written July 16, 2022
      • AnnArborMHT
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Service!
        We booked a tour via Viator with Week Break Tours. Our communication with Week Break Tours was excellent - they addressed every need and concern. We had planned a half day tour to Mafra to see the amazing, massive palace, however 2 weeks before the tour, my sister-in-law broke her ankle - a big game changer. I emailed via Viator, Week Break Tours and asked could we still visiting Mafra. Week Break Tours investigated the facilities and even offered to get a wheelchair, but we couldn't overcome the steps. Week Break Tours offered options and were very flexible. I was very pleased with their service. Based on my communication with them, I would highly recommend the company.
        Written April 4, 2022
      • griffint86
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Sintra tour
        We had a wonderful day with Francisco in Sintra and surrounding areas. He gave us great advice, helped us avoid the crowds, and was very smart. His car is very nice and he is a really smart guy. He does a great job of gauging his audience by pacing the trip in a great way.
        Written June 5, 2019
      • Melanie R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best tour ever!!!
        My friend and I took a private tour with Week Break Tours and it was unbelievable. We had a great time and our tour guide Francisco was the best tour guide ever! I can’t rave enough about how fun and interesting this tour was. I will remember it for a lifetime!
        Written April 23, 2019
      • Inspire102744
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lisbon city tour
        Francisco was very good. I enjoyed my day tremendously. I saw many sights and had a lovely lunch. Look forward to going back to Lisbon.
        Written January 9, 2019
      • Amir N
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        A nice building, but a disappointing attitude .
        It is an impressive building. One disappointment was that use of the WC was limited to ticket holders. This miserable policy contrasts the policy in other locations in this country.
        Written May 16, 2018
      • Mari305
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent is an understatement!
        Francisco was one of the better guides we have had ever. His knowledge and expertise made this tour a very interesting way to get acquainted with this beautiful city and its history. He was also so kind to us as I have a knee problem, and he paced the walking parts accordingly. I would highly recommend him and this tour.
        Written May 2, 2018
      • Mary Ellen B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful overview of Lisbon
        I can’t say enough about Ricardo our guide for our tour around Lisbon. His passion about Portugal and the city of Lisbon and its history was shared with us as we toured his city. He was professional, courteous and tremendously knowledgeable.
        Written April 30, 2018
      • arvin c
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour !
        Richard was absolutely great ! In a short time, he took us to a lot of important landmarks around Lisbon and gave a wide overview of the history of Lisbon and Portugal. Highly recommend !
        Written April 19, 2018
      • Sharyn B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Superb Tour of Lisbon
        Francisco is the best tour guide we have ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable about the city in terms of location and history, and is also fun to be with. He will literally go the extra mile to accommodate special requests. E.g., he took us downhill on foot through the historic Jewish Quarter, walked all the way up to get the car and then drove down to meet us at the bottom of the hill. He spent just the right amount of time in each location and provided very interesting details. It was an excellent and very enjoyable tour.
        Written December 26, 2017
      • Billy B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Simply the best ...
        Quality and professionalism abound with Francisco and his team. The service is impeccable, as are the vehicles. Recommended without reservation!
        Written June 27, 2017
      • Ihan J
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lisbon/sintra tour and Fatima tour
        This private tour is so worth it. Francisco was so good in the Lisbon and Sintra tour. We told him to pick us back up from Fatima and show the rest of the country on the way back. We had 7 people including our parents and it's amazing tour on a luxury van. Francisco he was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even we seems tired he would show us things which we would have never seen. We already told about him to one of our couple friends who visited the week after and they really enjoyed him and booked the again even to drop to the airport. Fully worth it and highly recommend and will use him Again.
        Written April 21, 2017
      See all 22 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.
      No reviews yet. Be the first to share your thoughts!

      Private Shore Excursion - Lisbon or Sintra History and Heritage Tour provided by Week Break Tours

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