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Private Tour of Sintra The Glorious Garden of Eden with Pickup

5 (135)
Sintra, PT
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Private Tour of Sintra The Glorious Garden of Eden with Pickup

5 (135)
Sintra, PT
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Embark on a stress-free full day private tour of Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais, and get ready to be blown away. Visit palaces and castles like the Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and the Moorish Castle National Palace, with a guided tour of the incredible Pena Palace. Discover the luxurious gardens and secret cave passageways of Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Sintra. Explore the historical center of Sintra, walk through narrow alleys, and indulge in the famous almond tarts. And to top it all off, enjoy a scenic drive through Cascais, the Portuguese Riviera, with breathtaking views and a safe drive back to your hotel. This is a journey you don't want to miss.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 2-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Guided visit inside the extravagant Pena Palace
  • Exploring the hidden cave passageways in Quinta da Regaleira
  • Walking through the historical center of Sintra
  • Relaxed scenic drive with stunning views of the Portuguese Riviera
  • Safe and convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide inside monuments
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees for monuments

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Introduction

Embark on a stress-free, full-day private tour that takes you on a journey through the enchanting region of Sintra, Portugal. Known as the Glorious Garden of Eden, Sintra is a destination unlike any other, boasting breathtaking landscapes and a rich history. Your adventure begins with a visit to the Park and National Palace of Pena, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Immerse yourself in the extravagant 19th-century architecture and explore the lush grounds surrounding the palace.

What to expect?

During this private tour, you can expect a curated itinerary that highlights the best attractions in Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais. Marvel at the stunning views from the westernmost point of Europe and experience the Portuguese Riviera on a scenic drive through Cascais. Discover the hidden caves and secret passageways of Quinta da Regaleira, an enchanting place shrouded in mystery. Take free time to explore the historical center of Sintra and indulge in the famous almond tarts while wandering through the charming village streets.

Who is this for?

This private tour of Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais is perfect for those seeking an exclusive and personalized experience. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply someone who appreciates stunning landscapes, this tour offers something for everyone. It is ideal for couples, families, or small groups who prefer a flexible itinerary tailored to their interests and pace.

Why book this?

By booking this private tour, you can enjoy the luxury of having your own guide who will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey. This experience ensures you will avoid crowded tourist spots and have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of Sintra. With convenient pickup included, you can relax and enjoy the sights without the stress of navigating transportation or planning logistics.

Good to know

It is important to note that the Pena Palace has a limited number of visits, so it is advisable to purchase tickets in advance to secure your entry. Please be aware that guided visits to Quinta da Regaleira may not be possible due to parking limitations. However, this does not diminish the opportunity to explore its captivating gardens and mystical symbolism.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced this private tour have praised the knowledgeable guides and the convenience of a personalized itinerary. Visitors were astounded by the beauty of Sintra and its surrounding areas, describing the Pena Palace as a true gem and a must-see attraction. The secret passageways of Quinta da Regaleira left a lasting impression, with many travelers captivated by its mystical ambiance. Overall, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with visitors commending the tour for its seamless organization and unforgettable experiences.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Park and National Palace of Pena

This UNESCO World Heritage site, set amongst acres of trails with lush grounds and pristine landscaping, is also considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Guided visit inside the 19th extravagant Pena Palace that King built the as a summer home for Portuguese royalty. The Our Lady Pena Chapel is much older; it was originally built in this location in the Middle Ages and still remains part of the palace.

Admission Not Included

Quinta da Regaleira

Free time for you to explore the hidden cave passageways, the secret spiral stairs leading down to the masonic well, along with a host of mystical symbolism. Enjoy the luxurious gardens in one the most beautiful and mysterious places in Sintra.

Admission Not Included

Sintra

Enjoy free time to visit the historical center of Sintra, walk in the narrow alleys of the village and taste the famous almond tarts. See the the beautiful facades of the oldest palace in Portugal.

Cascais

(Pass by)

Enjoy a relaxed scenic drive with stunning views of the Portuguese Riviera and end this trip with a safe drive back to your Hotel

Reviews

(135)

5 (135)

roryn333

If you’re looking to explore some of the areas just outside Lisbon, I could not recommend this enough! Our tour guide Hugo picked us up directly from the hotel with zero fuss, meaning a completely stress-free day. Hugo was friendly, respectful, and extremely knowledgable about Sintra and the Pena Palace where we visited. He structured the day around us, so we never felt rushed, could view the sites at our own pace, and take what detours we thought were interesting. Really good service and I look forward to seeing more sights with him!

stefaniabR6570QN

The hubby and I visited Lisbon for the weekend for our anniversary. Firstly Lisbon is wonderful and our hotel staff recommended the private tour for the day to Sintra. Hugo, our guide picked us up at our hotel and we spent the whole day with him. The day was perfect, he took us to the Palace de Pena, the initaitic well and Cascais for food. Hugo was fantastic, we cannot talk highly enough about him. He was super knowledgeable, engaging, fun and did everything he could to make our day fabulous. If you book a tour with them, ask for Hugo!

lisasocci157

Highly recommend this tour. Had a wonderful day with Hugo from ♥️ & Soul Tours. He was punctual, informative, engaging, funny and with all that he was also a good driver - all around complete package! Loved all the locations Hugo brought us to - So sorry to have to leave beautiful Portugal!

possumJ

This review is very late but we haven’t forgotten our tour earlier this year. We were so lucky to find that Eduardo had last minute availability but I would definitely book way ahead to be sure. He is the consummate professional, kind and funny with it. (Somehow while giving us full attention, he also helped several other lost souls and one confused tour guide!) Initially we had planned to see Pena Palace independently, but there is no way we could have managed it so comfortably and smoothly without a guide to help us through the tricky entrance procedures. Pena Palace is also overwhelmingly beautiful and it would have been easy to get distracted and miss the historical significance of the building and its decoration without Eduardo’s precise and well-pitched explanations. After seeing the Palace, we visited further afield without any sense of rush: the gorgeous village of Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira with its famous well and even made it to Cabo do Roca for a fabulous late lunch at a local restaurant (we had already visited Caiscais so skipped there). This tour was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it.

cracklinrose

If you are looking for the best Lisbon, Sintra tour guide, look no more. Use Eduardo Silveira, of Heart and Soul Tours. He's a historian who's smart, warm hearted, and will tailor your tour to your interests. We had him take us around Lisbon on day 1 and Sintra on day 2. He's efficient and well connected. We saw this first hand when weather turned bad and he got us first in line to the top sights in Sintra, THE pastry shop, the Well and Pena palace. The tourists that were close enough to hear him in the Pena palace came up to me afterwards to comment on how great he was. If that wasn't enough, he takes excellent photos and gave us the most delicious restaurants recommendations. Use him if you want a true Portuguese experience. The director of the Smithsonian Institute has been sending folks his way.

Angela_T

What a magical day! Eduardo was an amazing tour guide: knowledgeable, funny, and a great driver. He is the reason that you book a private tour. You get to see everything with no hassle. The sites were beautiful, but the context that Eduardo offered helped us better appreciate it.

Pulkit_S

We absolutely could not be happier with how this tour went. The individual locations were amazing for sure, but what took it to a lifetime memorable experience was all the knowledge, fun, and customization our tour guide brought to it. We had an amazing time with Eduardo and appreciated that he took the time to learn about us and our interests. If he saw we reacted to something he’d make a mental note for related points later on. You can tell he loves his work, his clients, his country and its heritage. This was 100% worth the money.

Cosmopolitan600994

A beautiful, magical tour. The castle tour was a highlight of our trip, you could feel the love and care that went into building the castle and Hugo was full of stories. Hugo was an amazing guide, so knowledgeable and patient with our questions as well as the crowds. He made the day so much fun. The photos he took were perfect! He even found a perfect place for lunch in one of the beach towns and helped us navigate getting train tickets to Porto the next day. We are your walking shoes, bring your sunglasses and enjoy each second!

rosemarypV5352JL

Hugo was great from the beginning while we were planning our trip to Sintra. He was easy to communicate with via email and phone to make the arrangements He was knowledgeable and personalized the tour to our interests . His english was fluent . His van was spacious and comfortable . We highly recommend Hugo !

daniel_c

eduardo, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and patient. very accommodating to our two children and the grandparents that were traveling with us. His knowledge in history is well versed and can drop dimes of it at any time.
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2024-04-23 04:01