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Private Tour of Lisbon, Sintra and Estoril Coast

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See the town of Sintra’s captivating Romanticism architecture, the beauty of the Estoril Coast, and explore the rich heritage of Lisbon on this privately guided tour from Lisbon. On this tour, visit UNESCO-listed Sintra and marvel at its fairytale castles set upon hillsides. Spend time glimpsing over the stunning golden beaches of the Estoril coast and immerse yourself in the lively capital of Lisbon. It’s the most comprehensive tour covering the top sites and landmarks. Plus, with your private guide, you can enjoy an experience tailored to you.
  • Private Lisbon, Estoril Coast, and Sintra tour
  • Explore historic Lisbon, romantic Sintra, and picturesque Estoril
  • Private, English-speaking tour guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off
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9:00 AM
Pick-up is valid for any location within the city of Lisbon
Meet your guide at your Lisbon hotel and begin your private tour with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra. Arrive in Sintra and take a stroll through the slender corridors of this charming town. Then, visit the Pena National Palace and admire its colorful and eclectic architecture built in the Romantic-style. Listen as your guide tells the story of King Ferdinand who commissioned its build in the 19th century.

Then move on to the mystical Quinta da Regaleira—a 19th-century mansion that has enchanted visitors for decades. Stroll through the lush gardens, wind your way through mysterious tunnels, and admire the various architectural styles that have been incorporated into this structure.

Next, take a drive to the banks of the Estoril Coast towards the lovely town of Cascais. Rich with fishing tradition, see how this cute town preserves its past heritage. Stop at the craggy Hell's Mouth chasm to see the Atlantic angrily crash against the rocks with great force. Then, take a leisurely drive to the rocky shoreline of the Estoril Coast. Discover spectacular golden beaches and glimpse over the vibrant Atlantic Ocean. 

From here, drive back towards Lisbon to enjoy an afternoon soaking up its historical squares and famous monuments. Start in the famous district of Belém and learn about its important role in Portugal’s navigation and discovery history. Hear about Lisbon’s colonial roots as the capital city of an empire that once controlled half the world. See the Monument to the Discoveries, and the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery, and the 16th-century Tower of Belém.

Continue to the St. George's Castle which sits atop the tallest hill in Lisbon. Capture panoramic views of the old Moorish district of Alfama while you gaze out towards the Tagus River.

Afterward, return to your Lisbon hotel.
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The town of Sintra and its natural surroundings is one of Portugal's landmarks, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site! This day will take you through hundreds of years of history and culture. As soon as you arrive at Sintra you’ll be dazzled by the mountain, its exuberant flora, and the very special microclimate. The high humidity provides an extraordinary Flora, which helps in creating the romantic and natural ambiance that so much characterizes Sintra. Driving around the mountain you will notice the amazing chalets and aristocratic residences, an incredible combination of architectural styles, colors and shapes. Allow the mystical ambiance to embrace you and discover the hidden secrets of Sintra. Afterwards, you can go for a short walk in the old city center where you’ll find yourself surrounded by the old houses now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops.. Entrance fees to monuments not included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
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Centro Historico de Cascais
Cascais began as a fishing village and was developed mainly when his Majesty the King Dom Carlos I of Portugal decided to use the Citadel of Cascais to build his summer residence, now transformed into a Pousada. King Dom Carlos was a great sailor, so he loved the sea and so, living in Cascais, was close to it every day. With him noble families also came to live in this picturesque village and, even today, it is a very aristocratic village. Due to Portugal's neutrality during World War II, Cascais also had an important role as major safe area for political refugees. At that time, King Umberto II of Italy lived here in exile. Naturally, the proximity to the Atlantic has always contributed to keeping alive. the fishing traditions and nautical sports, especially sailing. The conditions of the Cascais Marina, the calm sea, the climate, the beaches, and the heritage are more than enough reasons for it to be a place of choice for many seamen who spend their holidays here and for holding frequent regattas, either recreational or competitive. At the northern end of the town, Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) is a very popular place to visit. It is a striking rock formation where you can observe the power of nature and the sea. Further along, you can see the São Jorge de Oitavos Fort and, some 10km away you can find the Guincho Beach, another area with an incredible seascape, known for offering fabulous fresh fish and seafood meals. It is one of the main surfing and windsurfing spots on the Portuguese coast, often featuring in world tournaments.
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
In 1501 the new King of Portugal Manuel I ordered the construction of a new pantheon on the waterfront honoring the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India in 1498, using a style of architecture that cannot be found elsewhere in the world: the Manueline, best typified in Jerónimos Monastery. The combination of religious motives, nautical symbols, and tombs of historical characters such as Vasco da Gama or Fernando Pessoa transformed the Monastery into one of the most astonishing pieces of architecture in Europe. You will be able to visit the church and the cloisters, considered by many the most beautiful in the world, you will travel back in time to when the Hieronymite monks lived here and the silence was the motto.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Quinta da Regaleira
In the old historical centre of Sintra lies an almost secret mansion that since the 19th century has been generating legends and tales but that above all has been enchanting its visitors with all it has to offer. Once King Ferdinand II of Portugal started the construction of the Pena Palace on top of the hill of Sintra a literary, artistic and aristocratic community was looked to Sintra as a safe haven where, with royal protection, they could find the creativity and inspiration they were looking for. One of these men was Carvalho Monteiro that with the help of an Italian architect transformed an old property into a magnificent mansion that fully corresponded to the creative spirit of both owner and architect that we now know as Quinta da Regaleira. The creation blends a revivalism of several artistic trends including gothic, manueline, renaissance and the glorification of the mythical and esoteric traditions. This estate is a place not only just to see but to feel as you try to unveil the secrecy of Monteiro’s masonic symbols in his palace, or as you go through the magical labyrinth of trees and bushes but especially as you walk down the steps of the initiation well and discover the underground passageways of the estate.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Park and National Palace of Pena
You will feel in an authentic time travel that will take you back to the Portuguese Court of the 19th Century! You will start from the historic center of Sintra to the mountain with its lush vegetation, amazing chalets and aristocratic dwellings of the 19th century, covered by a special microclimate, quite humid, creating the romantic atmosphere that distinguishes the village. At the top of the mountain is the magnificent Pena Palace, with the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes that you will find in Portugal. Upon arrival, you will stroll through the rooms and halls that once belonged to the kings and queens, escorted by one of their servants. If weather allows, you will go to the terrace, which will offer you the most amazing view of the forest around the Palace and the sea, imagining that from this point was once possible to watch the departure of the caravels towards the Portuguese Discoveries
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour of Lisbon, Sintra and Estoril Coast?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour of Lisbon, Sintra and Estoril Coast?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour of Lisbon, Sintra and Estoril Coast?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour of Lisbon, Sintra and Estoril Coast?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Amazing Day w Kids!
, Oct 2019
Our amazing guide Vanessa took us and our kids on an incredible day trip adventure. She was super friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating - we couldn’t have asked for anything better!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Hillary, Thank you so much for your feedback, we will share it with Vanessa! :) We're glad you had a great time in Portugal!
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! I...
Kathleen B
, Jul 2016
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! I loved the places, the guide and the pace.
It was well planned. Our tour guide...
Pok Hong A
, Sep 2015
It was well planned. Our tour guide Sarah was amazing and very knowledgeable on the historical background of the places that we visited. She was friendly and accommodative.
Our guide was excellent. Went out of...
carol b
, Jun 2015
Our guide was excellent. Went out of his way to make our day exceptional in every way. Highly recommend him for quality, knowledge, personality and. friendliness. One of the best guides we have ever had. Would rate this tour guide 5 stars plus!
Excellent tour with a great tour guide...
Gerald T
, Apr 2014
Excellent tour with a great tour guide. Weather was not the best but still great.
Way too much money for what we...
, Feb 2014
Way too much money for what we received. We even had to pay our admission into the sites which I assumed was part of the tour. The day before we booked a tour through our hotel which was basically the same thing we got through you for $80Euro per person compared to 209 with you. I had used this service in San Fransisco and was so satisfied but this was Ridiculous!!!!
Outstanding guide , Louisa , and...
Madeleine H
, Oct 2013
Outstanding guide , Louisa , and wonderful tour!!!!! she was really superior and we have traveled all over the world!
We loved our tour guide. He was very...
, Sep 2013
We loved our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the all the sites and history. Next time we travel to Europe we will definitly use Viatour again.
Our tour guide is very nice and let...
, Jun 2013
Our tour guide is very nice and let us know a lot about portugal history. Most importantly we have seen a lot too and enjoy local food
Fabulous. Donzales our guide was...
, Oct 2012
Fabulous. Donzales our guide was personable and knowledgeable and gave us the right amount of information.Queluz Palace is not to be missed. One of the two best tours I've taken. Lovely break for a seafood lunch. Don't miss out on this one.
Anna was terrific. We really saw so...
Gail S
, Sep 2012
Anna was terrific. We really saw so much and covered so much ground. The Pena Palace in Sintra is a must see and the coast of Cassiss was beautiful. I would highly recommend this tour and especially our guide Anna.
We had a great tour. Louisa was an...
Sheldon L
, Jun 2012
We had a great tour. Louisa was an amazing guide and we learned many things about portugal
Great tour with the two charming...
Mariane P
, Oct 2011
Great tour with the two charming Anna (guide) and Richarch (driver) especially Anna is very fluent with both English and French. I know she is fluent with other languages too. These two folks were very patient, professional and saw to every details to make sure everyone on my group comfortable. Anna's knowledge about history and places we visited is terrific. Richard's skillful driving a big new Mercedes van thru very narrow and winding streets uphill was so amazing! Like others, we did expect a lot of walking to historical places here, Richard knows the roads too well and did all his best to get parked or stopped so that we could descend near the attractions' entry gates as much as possible. My old Mom was happy because this saved her from knee pains. Great job, Anna and Richard! Everyone is missing you guys!
Good tour, beautiful palaces, but we...
Rhonda P
, Jun 2011
Good tour, beautiful palaces, but we did not spend any time in Sintra. We only drove through Sintra (2 minutes) on our way to Pena Palace. This should really be a 10+ hour tour to be able to see everything.
fantastic. Philippa was very...
Richard N
, Jan 2011
fantastic. Philippa was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our needs, We also had a driver Carlos who was wonderful and took special care of my 12 year old son who gets car sick. He let him sit on the front seat and talked to him the whole time.
Our guide was EXCELLENT & made this...
, Sep 2010
Our guide was EXCELLENT & made this incredible tour that much better & personal
This is quite simply the best tour my...
Gregg R
, Mar 2010
This is quite simply the best tour my family and I have ever taken. We saw three very different palaces and got a feel for each one that allowed us to really understand their place in Portuguese history. We have a 13 and a 15 year old, so you can imagine that the idea of spending all day touring palaces was not their idea of a fun time. However, after spending a week in Lisbon they told us that their favourite times on the trips were the times we spent with our guide. Highly recommended.
Our travel consultant was prompt and...
Clifford K
, Dec 2008
Our travel consultant was prompt and wisely used all 8 hrs of our day. She was extremely knowledgeable and made our one day in Lisbon thoroughly enjoyable! She even took us back to a shop so that we could purchase a tiled picture that we had spotted earlier in the day. We had never taken a private tour before, so we were understandably nervous about our purchase. Upon meeting our guide we knew immediately that we had made the right decision. She was highly professional in her dress and mannerisms. She had impeccable driving skills. We would highly recommend this company and tour to future customers.