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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon
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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon

By Portuguese For a Day
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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The fairy tale palaces of Sintra are an absolute must-see when visiting Lisbon. Travel between the dispersed UNESCO World Heritage sites with ease on this day trip, which includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as transportation in a coach equipped with Wi-Fi. Stop at Pena National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and the historic center of Sintra, none of which are serviced by public transport before heading to Cascais. Plus, a more intimate experience is guaranteed in a small group limited to 8.
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Ages 12-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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Highlights
  • Travel between Sintra's dispersed landmarks with ease on a day trip from Lisbon 
  • Let a guide bring the history of Pena National Palace to life
  • Enjoy a mixture of guided tours and free time to explore independently 
  • Eliminate the stress of navigation and parking with round-trip travel 

  • Hotel or apartment pick up and drop-off (list of hotels)
  • Entrance/admission to Pena Park & Palace
  • Entrance/admission to Quinta da Regaleira
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Informative driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to additional attractions
  • Guided visits inside monuments
  • Gratuities

Your day trip begins with morning hotel pickup in Lisbon. Board a coach destined for the glorious palaces of Sintra. During the journey, your guide provides an important overview of the area’s history. Other highlights include Pena National Palace, a glorious confection of lemon-yellow domes and pastel-pink towers, and the beautiful Quinta Regaleira estate. The tour continues in the historic center of Sintra. On the return journey to Lisbon, stop at Cabo da Roca and enjoy free time exploring Cascais before being dropped off at your Lisbon hotel.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your pick up location is not on the list, you can meet your guide at Praça da Figueira in front of the statue. Exact pick up times are provided closer to the tour day, and commence prior to departure time.
  • Praça da Figueira, 1100-241 Lisboa, Portugal If your pick up location is not on the list, you can meet your guide at Praça da Figueira in front of the statue. Exact pick up times are provided closer to the tour day, and commence prior to departure time.
  • 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
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33844P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • An amount of walking is involved
  • Transportation is done in a van up to 8 places
  • All tours require a minimum number of 4 participants
  • Please note pick up at hotel or private short term rental is only from selected hotels.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • 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 sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon?
How much is Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon?
Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon price starts from ₹ 8,496.50. Discover and book Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon on Tripadvisor
What is the Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon cancellation policy?
Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon on Tripadvisor
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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: 33844P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Praça da Figueira
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Park and National Palace of Pena
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Quinta da Regaleira
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Centro Historico de Sintra
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Cabo da Roca
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    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.

sadams824
sadams824
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Wonderful day wonderful guide
We had an amazing day (rain and all )with the best tour guide in Lisbon !! Philipa was an incredible host. One of t
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
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
marafl11
marafl11
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Incredible day in Sintra
My family of 4 did a day in Sintra with Filipa and it was wonderful. She helped guarantee an excellent experience a
Chovick
Chovick
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Memorable and Special!
This was our second day with Fillippa and once again it was so informative and so pleasant. Fillippa is a joy to be
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
Terri Ann T
Terri Ann T
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Absolute must do!
Fantastic private tour of Sinatra and surrounding area. Philippa was excellent, engaging with everyone from age 66-
Steven L
Steven L
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PORTUGUESE FOR A DAY IS THE BEST
My wife and I are fortunate to be able to travel in Europe and we stay away from long tours, preferring to schedule
LLLLLars
LLLLLars
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Very nice
We went with our guide to drive to several great locations that are less well known. All the locations were either
U7907BIjeffs
U7907BIjeffs
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Lisbon City Tour
What a great day with Andre! Very fun to run around with a Lisbon-born and raised local all day long. In addition
FaoiDheireadh
FaoiDheireadh
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Smart, witty, considerate and flexible. Perfect!
We had a private tour with Filipa that allowed us to see Lisbon as an overview from a local’s perspective and our o
Steve H
Steve H
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Fantastic Half day tour of Lisbon
We did a half-day, custom tour of Lisbon with Filipa. She was simply fantastic and we had an excellent tour and th
DM347
DM347
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Best Private Tour from and around Lisbon
Just got back from our visit to Portugal. 5 of us in our party, and friends celebrating a 50th birthday for a long
Resvan
Resvan
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Would give them 6 stars if I could
We chose this tour organizer because they seemed to be one of the few that took you to both Pena Palace and Quinta
Lynne D
Lynne D
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Professional Tour Company that adjusted plans due to attraction closed
We booked to see Sintra castle but due to roads being closed unexpectedly, the company called and offered a refund
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Adam T
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Jan 2023
Generally speaking, tours range from mediocre, to informative, to transformative. The program cultivated by Andre is transformative! Andre's delivery of information is clear, historically accurate, and relevant. Andre's English proficiency is remarkable, and one must listen very carefully to detect any accent at all. Additionally, Andre is a maestro of time management. He conveys everything his guests need to know enroute to the next stop. Once you arrive at an attraction, you are ready to hit the ground running. He does his very best to position his guests near the front of every que. The exceptional and distinguishing service comes into play when he makes customized suggestions for each guest to ensure that his guests get the most out of their time in Portugal. We look forward to using Andre and "Portuguese For a Day Tours" during our next visit to Lisbon.
Written 24 January 2023
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Reunionsmama
US31 contributions
Jun 2022
Wow! What a great tour! We have traveled for 2 weeks through Spain and Portugal, touring almost every day, and this tour was undoubtedly the best. Things we particularly appreciated:
1. The tour guide was absolutely on time for the pickup and managed time very effectively throughout the tour (5 stops)
2. He (Andres) was engaging, positive, and informative.
3. He was very efficient and has honed this tour to a science - hitting each site at the optimum time to minimize wasted time and crowds.
4. Great reccos for lunch restaurants.
5. A comfortable 8 pax van (instead of a tight van or one with poor AC)
6. Flawless English.
I should also add that the Peña palace, Quintera, Sintera, Cascáis, and Cabo are all great stops in and of themselves.

All in all a delightful day.
Written 20 June 2022
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PortugueseForADay
It is a such an honor to know you had the best day in the Sintra Tour with André! Thank you very much for your amazing feedback. Obrigada & see you soon!
Written 11 July 2022
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Gwen A
Corona, CA18 contributions
Aug 2022
Our time in Lisbon was limited and one day in Sintra was all we could manage on this trip. I debated doing this DIY or going with a tour and ended up booking this tour to facilitate transportation and give us the benefit of a guide. I am so thankful for that choice. Of all the tours that we have done, I have to say this might be the very best. Sintra itself is spectacular. I am already dreaming of coming back. A fairytale in every single sense. Our guide was Andre and I could not say enough wonderful things about him. He loves his country, is personable and friendly, and beyond knowledgeable. The pacing of the tour was excellent from start to finish. I wish we had more time in Lisbon just to book other tours that he offers. Although Sintra can be done by train.... the crowds would have been prohibitive throughout the day. Andre maneuvered us through them with ease. Thank you for the day and the time and your expertise, Andre & Filipa! We cannot wait to return and will pass along your name/contact to friends and family that will be visiting. Keep doing wonderful work!
Written 15 August 2022
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MurphyMcAnulty
London, UK4 contributions
We recently did the small group tour to Sintra from Lisbon with the expectation of visiting Pena Palace. We were only told at 1am the night before that the road to the palace is closed to cars, but the email said that we could either walk there or adjust the itinerary to visit other sites.

When Valter picked us up in the morning he told us the the road has been closed for over a month and didn’t give us any options to visit. I even asked him if we could still somehow see the palace but he avoided the question and instead took us to 2 other sites in Sintra, a beach nearby for lunch, Cabo da Roca and Cascais.

While the day was still enjoyable we were very disappointed that we weren’t even given the option to tour the one site we came to Sintra to see. After some research that evening I discovered that buses and tuk tuks are still going up to the palace so it would have been possible. It was also sneaky of the company to only let us know that the road was closed at 1am the night before when they’ve known this information for a month. Clearly they were worried we would cancel.

Valter mentioned that covid has impacted their company this year, which we are sympathetic to, but covid has affected everyone and this is no excuse to not be upfront with customers.
Written 2 September 2020
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PortugueseForADay
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Valter. We apologize for any inconvenience that the road closures might have caused; however, we cannot be held accountable for something we cannot control. We want to clarify that the road has not been closed for a month; your guide explained all of this: we have fire alerts that last the entire summer season, and we act according to the information we receive from the Sintra's City Hall and the Mayor of Sintra. The data is updated daily or every three days. There are two types of fire alerts: one that allows public transportation to pass by and another that effectively closes the road's access. On the day of your tour, the second alert was in place. Only firetrucks, civil protection, and people that live in the mountain could drive up the hill, so the only option was to walk up the mountain, as we informed you in the email and as your guide told you in the day of the tour. We know it is quite a hike, but that would be possible to do, as it was the only way to access the Pena Palace that day. However, when your guide presented you with the option of visiting a different palace instead of the Pena Palace, you accepted. Upon your research, you must also discovered out that, for the past weeks, tuk-tuk drivers have been in protest precisely because they can't access the mountain due to these roadblocks and last-minute warnings. You can access all the information on the Sintra's City Hall web page or their Facebook page. Never have we misled our customers into anything to avoid cancellations, and we are always upfront with our guests. We were not worried that you'd cancel as we abide by our terms and conditions and our customers' well being. We take our values very seriously, and if you do a bit of research on our company, you can see that. This is why we notified you, at 12:55 am outside our business hours, that the roadblock would take place on your tour day. And we did it as soon as we had information from the Mayor. We always do our best to provide our guests with a great experience, and we did so on your tour day. It is unfortunate to read that you still gave us a 2-star review, notwithstanding you had a good day. Best regards, Filipa
Written 3 September 2020
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Scott M
Simcoe, Canada159 contributions
Our guide João picked us up promptly at the designated spot, and along with two other couples provided us with a pleasant drive to Sintra during which he gave a well-informed talk about the history and interesting facts about the area. His English is very good, and he peppered his dialogue with humour to keep it interesting.
Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira are worth seeing and at each we were provided enough time to see the highlights, though both are large sites that one could easily spend an entire day at. João provided good restaurant recommendations for a leisurely lunch, followed by a drive out to the westernmost tip of Europe, Cabo da Roca for a quick stop to view the high cliffs and crashing surf.
Overall the tour was very well organized, a much better solution than attempting to drive this area on our own, and good value for money. João was an excellent tour guide. Recommended.
Written 3 March 2020
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K D
Georgia219 contributions
Sep 2021
We used Portuguese for a Day twice during our trip to Lisbon in late September 2021. We went on the Sintra and Cascais tour with Andre. There were a total of 7 people in our group. Pick up was easy- just a block from our Airbnb. We had a great day seeing the sights and learning about Portuguese history and culture. I highly recommend the tour.

The next day, we had a private trip to Nazare with Filipa. She was fun to travel with and very knowledgeable about the coastal area, the waves and surfing in Nazare. We went to Sitio on the cliffs above the beach and visited the small surfing museum there. While it was not the season for the giant waves, Filipa has seen them many times and told us all about watching the world class surfers test their surfing skill with 100 foot waves. We had lunch at a beachside restaurant in Nazare and visited the local market. It was delightful to spend the day with Filipa.
Written 5 October 2021
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PortugueseForADay
Thank you very much for your detailed review of the two tours you did with us. We're so happy you joined us. We look forward to show you other places on your next visit to Portugal. Muito obrigado!!
Written 11 October 2021
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Ken M
3 contributions
Feb 2022
Loved everything about this tour, my only regret was that I didn't book it earlier in the week and that we didn't book our other tours with this company.

Andre was a fantastic guide, he was able to give us an overview of the history of everywhere we went but we were also given enough time to independently visit the palaces, gardens and small towns included in this tour.

Sintra is a magical place that was made even better for us by the great food recommendations from Andre.

I highly recommend this tour. Do it early in your visit and listen to any recommendations you get, we visited a couple of restaurants in Lisbon based on our guides recommendations and they were fabulous.

The current climate makes it necessary to note that all covid regulations were followed. The vehicle we were in was large, masks were used at all times and hand sanitiser was in evidence in the vehicle and freely available for our use at all times.
Written 14 February 2022
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PortugueseForADay
Thank you so much for your honest and detailed review. We are so happy to read you had a good day, and that you enjoyed Andre's recommendations! Thank you, and see you soon.
Written 16 February 2022
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Tuckerman99
North Vancouver, Canada90 contributions
Sep 2022
We had a great day with Andre. He was very informative, funny, organized, etc, all you could ask for in a guide. I would simply believe the other very positive reviews on this company below and highly recommend using it. By the way we had another great tour with this company with Andre's wife Filipa. We did the Alfama walking tour with snacks and drinks. It too was very good. Highly recommended. Thanks again Andre and Filipa.
Written 5 October 2022
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Wojtek655
South Bend, IN8 contributions
Sep 2021
Filipa, our tour guide was awesome. She arrived at our hotel exactly at the scheduled time. At the very beginning of our trip she provided us with a detailed itinerary for the day. We really appreciated the fact that Filipa was so knowledgeable about all places we visited. During the day trip we learned so much about history, geography, climate, economy and the local people. There was never a dull moment during the trip. She allowed enough time for us to see things and explore a bit. We never felt rushed.
Klaudia and Wojciech
Thank you Filipa
Written 13 September 2021
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PortugueseForADay
Thank you very much for your kind and honest review! It was great meeting you both Klaudia and Wojciech. Obrigada!
Written 16 September 2021
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Tobi V
13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Great day trip! We really enjoyed the time spent with the other people in the group and Filipa was a fantastic guide. She was really nice and very knowledgeable about everything we were seeing. It was the right balance of giving interesting background and then letting us go off at our own pace. Also, she speaks English really well, which we found to be a bit of a challenge in some of our other “English speaking” tours. Sintra, Peña Park, and Quinta da Regaleira were amazing. The only suggestion is that the tour didn’t include the ticket to go inside Peña Palace. We would have preferred to have an option to pay for that up front so we didn’t have to spend valuable time buying the tickets when we were there (was only 5-6, but took almost 10 minutes to get). We would definitely book these guys again in the future.
Written 26 October 2021
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PortugueseForADay
We appreciate so much your detailed review, thank you! We have that option for direct bookings on our website: when purchasing on our website, you can also purchase the tickets for the interior of the Palace. This way you have both tickets for the outside and inside of the Palace ready on the tour day. We hope to meet your beautiful family again soon! Obrigada Tobi.
Written 2 November 2021
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