The Charms of Lisbon and Sintra private tour is highly requested by those who are on a short stay and want to visit the most visited sites in Portugal. During the morning we will visit the village of Sintra (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and on the afternoon the most emblematic monuments of Lisbon, capital of Portugal.
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences and the tour length.
Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.
Our guide/driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historic context. Since our guide is also the driver, and in order to provide you great tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments. Find out why.
A charming village located in a Natural Park with castles and grand mansions used as summer houses for the Portuguese royalty. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and due to its natural beauty and unique atmosphere Sintra is the most visited village in Portugal.
While walking through the historical center, you’ll find yourself surrounded by old houses that have been converted into small shops and bakeries, selling local products, regional pastries and handicrafts.
The Park is located on the western side of the municipality and it holds more than 200 species of vertebrates: 33 mammal species, more than 160 bird species, 12 amphibian species, 20 reptilian species and 9 freshwater fish species. The Sintra Mountains are its dominant element.
Considered the most western point of mainland Europe, it’s located on a cliff with more than 140 meters of height offering you breathtaking views.
With limpid and crystalline water, Guincho beach is considered one of the largest beaches in the country and is also sought after by Surfers, Windsurfers and Kite surfers, A lot of world championships are held at Guincho Beach. This beach was famously featured in the pre-titles sequence of the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.
Cascais is a former fishing village, which has been able to maintain traditions through the centuries, by combining them with the aristocratic life. Having a bay as the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean Cascais is one of the most charming Portuguese villages. It combines the blue from the Atlantic Ocean with the verdant Sintra Mountain Range and the result is a unique landscape.
Road along the Atlantic Ocean and Tagus River, with white sand beaches and magnificent forts of the seventeenth century.
Launching point for the Portuguese discoveries, with significant historic monuments in a beautiful open riverside setting. Here you can visit the Belem Tower, the Discoveries Monument, visit the church of the Jerónimos Monastery and taste the world-famous “Pastel de Belém”.
An astonishing fairytale palace located on one of the highest peaks of the Sintra Mountains. Pena Palace was built in the 19th Century by King consort Ferdinand II of Portugal. He turned a 16th Century monastery ruins into one of the most eclectic palaces in Europe by blending different types of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements to it. Around the palace he created a park where he planted different exotic species of trees from all over the world.
One of the most surprising and mysterious of all Sintra’s monuments. A magical place located on the outskirts of the village. It was built in the first years of the 20th century, by Carvalho Monteiro, a man with a vast culture and a great philanthropist.
The Moors Castle is a fortification built with granite blocks in the 10th century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. The outer wall has a pathway from which you can admire a beautiful view to the village, the National Palace of Sintra, the Pena Palace, the natural park and the Atlantic Ocean.
A tourism highlight, with a divine landscape, especially when the sea is rough, and where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets
The main area of interest is Praça do Comércio, one of the largest squares in Europe and, for many centuries, the main entrance of the city of Lisbon. With a marvelous view of the Tagus River, Praça do Comércio extends to the unmissable Cais das Colunas. This square is full of terraces and restaurants where you can enjoy the landscape and the Lisbon’s pace. To get to the city center, you must go through the Arc de Triomphe and walk along Augusta street.
The most traditional and oldest neighborhood of Lisbon composed by a maze of narrow streets, tourtous alleys and steep flights of stairs. It’s the birthplace of ‘Fado’, traditional song of Lisbon classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Alfama is known internationally for its Fado Houses and the Popular Saints’ Festival held in Lisbon throughout June.
Avenida da Liberdade is one of the main avenues of the city of Lisbon and it connects Restauradores Square with the Marquês de Pombal roundabout. It has wide sidewalks covered in Portuguese pavement and is lined with stores of luxurious brands.
In the middle of the roundabout you’ll see a bronze statue of the Marquis of Pombal on the top, with a lion, a symbol of power, by his side. The Marquis is looking towards the city center, the area of Lisbon that was rebuilt under his direction after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.
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LS Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st
HS High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th
SS Special Season: May, September & October
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Private day tour to discover the magnificent historic town of Sintra and its surroundings!
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