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Sintra and Cascais Private Sightseeing Tour

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Immerse yourself in one of Portugal’s most beautiful cities with this 6-hour private sightseeing tour to Sintra from Lisbon. Travel round-trip in private transportation and explore the historical sights of the UNESCO-listed city. Visit Pena Palace, numerous architectural landmarks, and the charming coastal village of Cascais. This private experience can be customized to suit your preferences.
  • Explore the towns of Sintra and Cascais on this full-day private tour
  • Round-trip transport from downtown Lisbon to Sintra and Pena Palace
  • Relax at Cascais beach and learn the history of this seaside village
  • Enjoy a personalized experience based on your interests on this private tour
What to Expect
Begin this private tour with a complimentary pickup from your hotel or cruise port before heading out to the town of Sintra. Once arriving, enjoy a guided tour of Pena Palace—entrance fee not included—and learn the history of the Romanticist castle. Venture to the UNESCO-listed city center and wander the streets in search of the perfect Portuguese pastry or visit a local artisan shop with your private guide. Continue on to the coast and take in the views at the charming seaside town of Cascais. Relax in the sand or take a stroll along the boardwalk before heading back to explore a few of Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide throughout the day and feel free to customize the itinerary to your preferences. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or cruise port.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Praça Marquês de Pombal 8A, 1250-160 Lisboa, Portugal
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pick-up and drop off at the "Marques De Pombal Square"
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
  • Private guide. only your group and your guide.
  • Guide will accompany inside the monuments to explain it´s histories.
  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera
  • If you are on a shore excursion from the cruise port, the tour times are flexible
  • Entrance fees vary according to the tourism season. This tour does not include entrance fees so that participants can decide if they would like to visit some of the sites or not
  • National monuments close on public holidays and special occasions (without notice)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a private tour with Paulo of Sintra, Cascais and Belem. We were supposed to see Pena Palace but it was closed due to fire concerns. Paulo made sure our trip was just as amazing. We went to the Queluz Palace instead which was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patsisue
TakingUThere, Owner at TakingUThere, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Patsi, So sorry that I skipped our date… But I told you that you would love Paulo! So he was a good “replacement”. ;-) And the cherry on top was that you were with one of the proudest Jewish guy I know! Very sorry...More

Reviewed 8 July 2019

Joao did a private tour for our 40 member group in early June, accompanying us to Sintra and Cascais. He is the most friendly and approachable guide one can imagine, and really tuned in to meet all our group's requests and expectations. He is very...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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TakingUThere, Owner at TakingUThere, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Hello again dear Claudia!!! Nice to hear back from my “Multicultural Bunch”! Hope you all are ok and enjoyed the rest of the stay you had in the other corners of Portugal… Thank you very much for taking the time and write a review about...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018

Everything on this tour was fantastic. Prompt pick up time, . Paulo was absolutely fantastics. He is passionate about his country, fun to be with on his wonderful history of Portugal & Sintra. His knowledge of the Castle & history was terrific and made the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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TakingUThere, Owner at TakingUThere, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review! Luckily we have had rain the last weeks (month...). Not the best for business, but we need it a lot, as there has been a very long dry season in Portugal. And yes, Paulo is our "Food-guy". He...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

My two friends and I loved our tour to Sintra and Cascais and agree that we would not have wanted to do it any other way. To be able to relax and not worry about the details of travel and traffic and tickets and lines...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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TakingUThere, Owner at TakingUThere, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you very much for taking some of your time to write a review of your tour with us to Sintra! Sintra is always a very beautiful place to visit, making our work much easier.. :-) Hoping to see you soon again, João Dickmann

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Just back from 5 days in Lisbon- our tour with Rodrigo Mendonca was outstanding. He spent the tay taking 3 of us on a tour that was both interesting and customized on the fly. I cannot say enough great things about the experience. I highly...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank capekodder
TakingUThere, Owner at TakingUThere, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Well you are saying m,ore than enough great things about us... :-) Thank you very much for that! I´m glad you enjoyed your day with Rodrigo. Warmest Regards and all the best, João Dickmann

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