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Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland
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Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland

By SWINGO by Avenidas
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mountain city of Sintra is known for its opulent palaces. Hit the highlights direct from your hotel on this private guided tour. Tour the Park and National Palace of Pena; explore the surreal underground landscapes of Quinta da Regaleira; see Europe’s westernmost point, Cabo de Roca; and stroll seaside Cascais. Standard tour excludes entry fees: Upgrade for a package with three palace tickets included.
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Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • See UNESCO-listed Sintra plus Cabo de Roca and Cascais in just a day
  • Don’t worry about parking: Your private driver-guide looks after the lot
  • Make the most of your time with onboard Wi-Fi direct from your door
  • Upgrade for a time-saving package with skip-the-line tickets to Pena Palace and other two monuments

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guided Visit to all Monuments
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees - In case you chose SKIP THE LINE, tickets for Pena Palace are included
  • Entry/Admission - National Palace of Queluz
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira
  • Entry/Admission - Parque e Palácio de Monserrate
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Sintra National Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo dos Mouros


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please enter your pickup address for our offered pickup and drop-off.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Lisbon Cruise Port
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 71457P5

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Skip-the-Line enables access to Pena Palace directly to the entrance line, and avoids the ticket line.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.

      Which attractions will I visit with Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland?
      How much is Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland?
      Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland price starts from $180.44. Discover and book Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland on Tripadvisor
      What is the Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland cancellation policy?
      Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland?
      Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland is hosted by SWINGO by Avenidas. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact SWINGO by Avenidas on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sintra Full-Day Private Tour - A Journey through Wonderland 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: 71457P5

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      Itinerary
      • You'll get picked up
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      • 1
        National Palace of Queluz
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 2
        Quinta da Regaleira
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 3
        Parque e Palacio de Monserrate
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 4
        Centro Historico de Sintra
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 5
        Park and National Palace of Pena
        Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 6
        Sintra National Palace
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 7
        Castelo dos Mouros
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 8
        Cabo da Roca
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 9
        Cascais
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • SWINGO by Avenidas
        664
        Lisbon, Portugal
        Joined in August 2019
      • Tiger Lily T
        0 contributions
        Amazing tour in the rain
        She is very kind caring and knowledgeable tour guide. I learned a lot of history from her. She made so interested about protégé’s history
        Written February 1, 2024
      • Z6459FFstevef
        0 contributions
        Airport/Hotel transfer
        Excellent service. Walef was our driver each way, and he was prompt, courteous, and very helpful. I will use this service again on my return to Lisbon.
        Written January 24, 2024
      • hyshin0829
        0 contributions
        Highly recommend
        Great experience! Would recommend! Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly and on time for the pick up. We had a great time
        Written January 22, 2024
      • 34eliu
        0 contributions
        Wonderful time
        We loved the tour itself and our guide. He was very honest and up front about all aspects of the tour (in a very good way). He was also quite accomodating & kind
        Written January 3, 2024
      • BJChassatte
        0 contributions
        All of Lisbonne in one day
        Rui was amazing: patient, available to cover it all. We visited beyond what was scheduled and Riu was flexible to accommodate our needs. The Royal treasure of the royal palace is definitely worth a visit. Riu has so much experience that he can give any piece of advice on what is worth visiting and what to expect.
        Written December 27, 2023
      • Z6090TCdonb
        0 contributions
        Best of everything in/around Lisbon
        This was an amazing tour. Our guide was very excited to share his city with us. His English was very understandable and he made the experience fun
        Written December 7, 2023
      • Sharon H
        0 contributions
        A must see for even the people who have been there before.
        Carla was our private tour guide and I highly recommend her! She was polite, knowledgeable, and we can’t say enough about her! We had a great time! The palace’s were gorgeous. We highly recommend!
        Written December 4, 2023
      • NorthStar752640
        0 contributions
        Nazare
        Our trip to Nazare was made even more fabulous by our charming, knowledgeable and extremely kind guide Miguel who showed us some beautiful locations on the way there. We were blessed by sunshine and warm weather and are returning for sure next year, hopefully with Miguel as our tour guide again...we cannot recommend him highly enough. See you in 2024!
        Written December 3, 2023
      • FarAway792165
        0 contributions
        Ask for Miguel- and You're welcome.
        Tour was AMAZING!! It was a private tour that included Mooris Castle, Pena Palace, Monserat and Driving in Caiscais, Cabo de Roca and Estoril .. Miguel our tour guide was fantastic, knew his history and landmark very well and was kind and patient too. Took Amazing pictures and videos. Highly recommend for everyone. Please note I paid the extra fees that included the entrances.
        Written November 29, 2023
      • cicloforzabeppe
        0 contributions
        Not good
        I booked a transfer with Swingo from the Lisbon airport to my hotel on Sep 29. I received a text in advance from Swingo giving me my driver's name and phone #. When I arrived on time at the airport, I went to the designated meeting point, but couldn't find the driver, so I called the driver's phone and left a message. Swingo had changed drivers without notifying me, so the new driver didn't get my call. The new driver showed up after a few minutes wearing a tee shirt. Didn't expect a coat and tie but feel he should've been better dressed for a private car. Then the driver couldn't find my hotel - he was using a phone GPS and it was obvious he didn't know Lisbon. I could tell we were close according to the GPS on my phone and was tired of going around the block, so I asked him to let me off. We were 1/2 block away from my hotel. I feel I could've had a better experience with a taxi or Uber at a much lower cost.
        Written November 17, 2023
      • Fearless36607900552
        0 contributions
        Unfortunately, a No Show
        Actually, the driver never showed up. We had an overnight flight from the US, and arrived after 5:30 am. The driver never showed and the local contact had no after hours number and did not open until 8 am. We finally ended up taking a taxi at 8:30 when our driver was not reachable. I hope nothing happened to the driver... but plan if you book something outside of business hours, you need to get an emergency number, just in case.
        Written November 11, 2023
      • R3663INcarined
        0 contributions
        Perfect
        Wonderful journey With the best guide Ricardo! Such a friendly, cultivated and attentive person We've to do!!!!
        Written November 4, 2023
      • Explore726680
        0 contributions
        Great experience and fun
        Our guide was excellent. Great humor a lot of knowledge All around alot of fun. And great service The transportation vehicle very comfortable
        Written November 3, 2023
      • lampmanm
        0 contributions
        Perfect
        Orlando was a very knowledgeable guide. There could be no better way to see Lisbon in a single day.
        Written November 1, 2023
      • James S
        0 contributions
        Great tour and experience
        Incredible experience and would highly recommend this company especially Angela who was a fantastic guide. Can't recommend then enough
        Written October 24, 2023
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      5.0
      316 reviews
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      Ben K
      Arlington, MA18 contributions
      What can I say, everything about this day trip was incredible!

      Our guide (and driver), Cesar, was incredibly thoughtful and friendly. He walked us through each of the palaces and locations at our pace and we really felt that the tour was centered around the clients.

      If it weren’t for Cesar, we never would have found the pastries aptly names the pillows of Sintra!

      I will say that the skip-the-like tickets is completely a convenience option, especially if you’re a student. The majority of the places we visited were $8 entry per person. While we did go during winter (and noting that fares are most likely lower in winter than in summer), we loved the convenience of having our entry ticketed paid for.

      If I were to change one thing, I wish that we had more control over the itinerary beforehand so we could allow more time for some places, less for other, etc. That way, the tour could really be private and feel much more intimate and personalized.

      This is 120% recommended for anyone visiting Lisbon!
      Written January 16, 2020
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      Thank you for your kind words Benkahan. We're glad you liked the tour, even more so that you enjoyed Sintra and Cesar's company as much as you did! Hope to see you soon! And if you want a completely personalized tour, just email us and we can make that for you! Here for you
      Written February 7, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Bruno R
      Barcelona, Spain10 contributions
      We made our tour with Tiago and had a great day! Sintra is amazing, so many beautiful places to visit and Tiago was extremely helpful and nice with us, felt just like family!

      This tour is definitely a must if you are visiting Lisbon and the professionalism shown by this company was very high, I fully recommend them.

      My only feedback is that they didn’t told me that they could buy the tickets in advance for us, it didn’t hinder us much as I bought them online on the way but this could be an issue if you are unprepared or don’t have cellular data/internet access. So make sure to ask them to buy tickets in advance for the places you really want to go.
      Written January 14, 2020
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      Thank you for your kind words Bruno. We're glad you liked the tour, even more so that you enjoyed Sintra and Tiago's company as much as you did! Hope to see you soon! Here for you
      Written February 7, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Julie B
      1 contribution
      Nov 2022
      We booked a full-day tour of Sintra and Cascais with purchase of tickets in advance. Our guide was Susana who was the perfect professional. She confirmed by text 2 days in advance to customize our visits to our liking and purchase tickets in advance so no waiting in line at the palaces, castles and parks. She texted again the day before to confirm our meeting time at our hotel. Her car was right out front, spotlessly clean and comfortable.

      Susana is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. We learned not only of Portuguese history but the context of the artifacts and buildings we were visiting. She imparts her knowledge in a clear and efficient way—interesting and complete. She arranged a delightful lunch at a cafe in Sintra and we even had a little time to do some shopping before on to the the Peña Palace. Because we had our tickets (and she seems to know all the castle staff) we wasted no time waiting in line.

      We ended the day watching the sun set over the Atlantic at the furthest west point of Europe and then visited Cascais before heading back to our hotel in Lisbon. Every location in the advertisement was covered and our day was delightful—our visit complete,

      I highly recommend this tour—particularly if Susana is the guide, She is an expert on art and history and a professional on the logistics of the tour that made the day just perfect.
      Written November 19, 2022
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      Dear Julie, Thank you for your kind words. We are really glad you have enjoyed the tour and the guide has met your expectations. Hope you can come to Portugal once again and dicover more of our beautiful country. Here for you, Avenidas Team
      Written November 21, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      MARJANEH S
      3 contributions
      Sep 2022 • Friends
      Do not take this tour they cheat you with your money
      We took this tour because it was supposed to cover all the places we wanted to visit in Sintra
      The whole itinerary is a sham. The driver does not explain to you how much time we should spend at each venue in order to visit all. He skipped one because he said not much to see and if we wanted to we had to go on our own
      The tour company did not have the tickets for two other places ready. By the time they issued one of the tickets it was late and the castle was closed. When asked why they didn’t have the tickets ready in the morning we were told by our driver Gilad that if we didn’t show up they would loose money I told him that we did show up $145.00 per person for nothing we waited in the car for 45 minutes for tour co. To issue tickets
      Don’t waste your money if I had a choice to give them no stars, I would. Do not let them to recommend where to eat choose the place yourself
      We never had the chance to visit the city itself
      Written September 7, 2022
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      Good morning, We hope to find you well. Thank you for your feedback even though less positive. All feedbacks allow Avenidas to grow as a company and we take them very seriously. We would like to explain that Sintra has been crowded. As you may understand, Avenidas cannot control this situation and also the lines that are at the entrance of the palaces. We are sorry the tour haven´t met your expectations. We will improve our services. Here for you Avenidas Team
      Written September 16, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Caryn D
      5 contributions
      May 2022
      I was looking forward to this tour with Avenidas on 17 MAY 2022, however they cancelled the day before the tour because they said their tour guide had COVID. They assured me they would refund my money since they cancelled, but they STILL have not given me a refund! This tour was not cheap and it has been over a month since I paid for the tour and still no refund. They basically stole my money! Beware, they can cancel before your tour and you wont get your money back!!
      Written June 18, 2022
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      Dear Caryn, Firstly we apologize for this situation. This matter is being treated in the way you would expect. Many of these situations do not depend on us but customer care is our number one priority. You have always access to our entire professional sales team and you´have been informed about money-back guarantee. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Here for you, Avenidas Team
      Written June 22, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      phyllis i
      North Andover, MA1 contribution
      Group of 4 booked the full day to Sinatra private tour with the extra purchase of skip the line pre paid ticket purchase. This included tickets to 3 monuments and Cabo de Roca. Communication with Isabel at Avendidas before, during and after purchase was great. She recommended an itinerary(3 monuments) and suggested an earlier start time which was very good. The purpose of skip the line purchase was so that we did not have to wait in the purchase ticket line, only the attraction entrance line. Our tour guide did have our tickets but we had to wait for him to go through the line to purchase his tickets. So no time was saved. At the recommendation of the tour guide we did not go to the 3rd monument as he stated it was boring( Montserrate Palace). So between not going to 1 monument and not utilizing the skip the line which I purchased, I requested a partial refund for the services not received. I sent emails (3 of them) to Avenida , specifically Isabel, requesting a partial refund and To date no response received. If not for these issues it would have been a 5 star experience. Unless they guarantee their tour guide will have their ticket in hand then no reason to pay for the skip the line add on.
      Written May 6, 2022
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      Dear Larry, We regret your experience with us was not as rewarding we all wished. In no way was this because of you and we do apologize for getting less than you expected from our tour. Here for you, Avenidas Team
      Written May 27, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Michael B
      1 contribution
      Mar 2023 • Family
      Sintra was one of our favorite days in Portugal. Our tour guide Diogo was so knowledgeable about Portugal‘s history and the sites we went to that it laid the foundation for everything we saw that day and made it all the more amazing. Diogo timed everything perfectly, we were in the right place at the right time regarding lines and accessing the major sites in and around Sintra. This was one of the most important aspects of the tour, lines at times could be really long, wasting valuable sightseeing hours if you get there during peak. We had more than enough time at each destination to truly get immersed in the experience. He ferried us around in a new, very comfortable EV. Thank you Diogo!, for a terrific day and your passion about the history of Lisbon.

      Michael & Noah
      Written March 5, 2023
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      Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind words. We are really glad you have enjoyed the tour and the guide has met your expectations. Diogo is really one of our bests guides! Hope you can come to Portugal once again and dicover more of our beautiful country. Here for you, Avenidas Team
      Written March 7, 2023
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      Dillon W
      4 contributions
      Sep 2022 • Friends
      My friends and had the pleasure of having Diogo as my guide for this tour, and this is hands down the best tour I have ever been on. Diogo was extremely knowledgeable not only of the sites we visited, but the regions and areas we passed through on our way to each destination.

      Diogo modified the itinerary to accommodate us as necessary, and made us an amazing reservation at a small restaurant right on the beach surrounded by cliffs after we visited the Pena Palace and Moorish Castle. At the end of the trip, Diogo even pulled over along the beach for us to watch to sunset. I could not have asked for a better person to show us around Sintra and the surrounding areas - book this tour!!!! Thank you Diogo!!!!
      Written September 19, 2022
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      Good morning, Thank you very much such a positive feedback. We are really glad you have enjoyed the tour and the guide has met your expectations. Diogo is really a great guide! Hope you can come to Portugal once again and discover more of our beautiful country. Here for you Avenidas Team
      Written September 22, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Negar S
      4 contributions
      Jul 2022 • Family
      We had an amazing day with José exploring all the amazing places - Peña Palace was breathtaking. He was so skilled to know that we had to leave early and get in the first group because if you didn’t, regardless of the skip the line ticket- everyone waits in line to get into the actual palace. We made it in the first group and we were done by mid morning, enough time to get a delicious pastry and coffee and relax for a moment to chat and get to know each other. Then we went off to the next part of the adventure where we saw the well, caves and gardens. They were equally as magical and delightful. He told us all about the history in all the places, had little facts only someone who is a true native would know and he was kind and patient with all of us (family of 5).
      He then drove us by many other spots to learn and explore knowing we would want to spend the next several days seeing more. We had a great lunch and it was wonderful company. The car was comfortable, had a/c, and space for all of us. José made us feel like we were spending the day with a family member which we appreciated. We are truly grateful. Highly recommend it.
      Written July 27, 2022
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      Good afternoon, Thank you for your kind words. We are really glad you have enjoyed the tour and the guide has met your expectations. Mr. José is really a wonderful guide! We hope you can come to Portugal once again and discover more of our beautiful country. Here for you, Avenidas Team
      Written July 27, 2022
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      Gregg H
      1 contribution
      Sep 2022
      We just recently returned from Portugal and enjoyed an excellent one day tour of Sintra and area with Wondervan Tours. Our guide Luis was an extremely attentive and knowledgeable professional. Our day started with plans being side tracked as a result of traffic conditions to get to Pena Palace that forced a change of plans and timing for the day. Luis adapted the plans for the day with no issues and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time in the Sintra palaces, experiencing the views of beautiful beaches and having a memorable lunch at a beach front restaurant in Cascais. Thanks to Luis for making the day fun and relaxing while at the same time sharing his knowledge about the history, people and attractions around the Sintra region. We will definitely recommend using Wondervan to others in the future and most particularly Luis as a guide.
      Written September 19, 2022
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      Good morning, Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope you can come to Portugal once again and discover more of our beautiful country. Here for you Avenidas Team
      Written September 22, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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