Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour
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Stop At: Lisbon Baixa, Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon was practically devastated by the earthquake of 1755, the largest ever recorded in Europe, so it was necessary to design a new city with the first anti-seismic constructions, drawn with a set of straight and perpendicular streets organized around an axis the central part of Rua Augusta. In these streets were given the names of the various crafts of the time and artisans of that time among them; cobblers, corraliros, of gold.
“Baixa de Lisboa” is also known for the monumentality of its buildings, which represent a new social order that values the merchant and financial class. To test the resilience of these buildings to a new earthquake used troops marching inside buildings.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal
In the center of Sintra we have the imposing ” Palacio da Vila” or National Palace with its two conical chimneys, so characteristic, that will serve as a compass to know where you are, constructed at the end of the XIV century and used as holiday resort of several kings to the throughout the Portuguese history where each room is decorated differently and has a different history, its interior is a true tile museum, with applications from the century XVI, from the beginning of its use in Portugal.
Discover the charm of the narrow alleys and the typical and regional products stores, letting yourself be taken to the Piriquita pastry where the famous sweets ” Queijadas de Sintra and “Travesseiros de Sintra” are waiting for you.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal
The choice of what palace ( or palaces ) to visit its yours, the guide will suggest that it is best for you to visit between; “Quinta da Regaleira”a palace from the XIX. although it seems to be older, with a decoration that impresses, rich in Masonic symbolism, Moorish Castle a testimony of the Islamic presence in the region, built between the 8th and 9th centuries and enlarged after the Reconquest or why not the Palaçio da Pena, a a fantastical and revivalist reconstruction, to the taste of nineteenth-century romanticism, which was owed to the passion and imagination of the artist D. Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, consort of D. Maria II.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Farol do cabo da Roca, Estrada do Cabo da Roca, Sintra 2705-001 Portugal
Roca Cape or “Cabo da Roca” the most western geographical location of Portugal and Continental Europe, surrounded by a mysticism that proves the connection of the Portuguese people to the superstitious and the Catholic religion, surrounded by the Atlantic except for one side, the geological formation is also known among the sites as “The Snout of the Rock”.
Some prefer to call it “Promontory of the Moon,” a more poetic name, but one that fits the beauty of the place.
With thousands of visitors every year, Roca Cape was mentioned by the Portuguese poet Camoes in “Os Lusíadas”, In his words this was the place “where the Earth ends and the sea begins”, part of the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais and from there it is possible to put on the shoes and follow the ecological rails of the Serra de Sintra.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cascais Marina, Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia Casa de S. Bernardo, Cascais 2750-800 Portugal
Free time in Cascais this ancient fisherman´s village turned into a beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Casino Estoril, Praca Jose Teodoro dos Santos, Estoril, Cascais 2765-237 Portugal
Right next to it there´s Estoril, famous for its casino ( largest gambling room in Europe ) and by the fact of the Yan Fleming wrote the first 007 nobel Casino Royale during the 2nd world war from here will get back to Lisbon along road “Marginal” enjoying breathtaking ocean scenery along the coast arriving more precisely in Belem or Bethlehem
Stop At: Torre de Belem, Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal
Belem the Lisbon district that personifies the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries with several monuments classified Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by Unesco such as the Jerónimos Monastery and Torre de Belém of the Manueline style in an urban set unique in the world and also, more modern the Monument of the Discoveries and the Plaza do Imperio complete the sense of grandeur of the times of the Great Portuguese Empire. Wander through the elements that tell the story
All this in a pleasant place next to the Tagus River with green spaces and unique atmosphere with marinas and sailing clubs and still a cycle path where the pure air of the sea competes with the beauty of the view. You will not want to miss the Pastels of Bethlehem, this secret and magical recipe that makes us smile.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Palacio de Belem, Praca Afonso de Albuquerque 1349-022, Lisbon 1300-004 Portugal
Time now to close with a golden key our day, with the visit and tasting of the famous “pasteis de Belem”, in the only place where they are sold and where the secret is kept, since few people know their confection, a secret that is passed from generation to generation.
Duration: 30 minutes
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
- Entry/Admission - Torre de Belem
- Entry/Admission - Palacio de Belem
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
We choose to explore Lisbon and Sintra in 1 day and our tour guide Bruno helped to optimize it as much as possible, by taking us to best places. Basically its not possible to cover everything in Lisbon and Sintra in 1 day, but he provide options and gave inputs to prioritize best places/ things. Combined that with historical stories about each place we visit, it was a very fun and amazing tour. The only thing I hate was that we could not go inside into Jeronimos Monestary which was so beautiful outside, due to they are closed for public every Monday. But thanks to Bruno who did compensate that with taking us to Cascais a bit on our way to Sintra. He was thoughtful with the food as well (my son and his dad were moslem). I wish we had time to stay longer! Thanks, Viator!
The driver arrived on time. He took us to places we choose, the problem was with his English it was very poor . There was no fun at all. The driver was polite. It was a taxi drive not a tour guide . I think he had a lot of information but he couldn’t deliver it to us. The next day we took Tuk tuk and it was just great .
We arranged a private tour and it didn’t disappoint. Easy hotel pick up on time. Experienced and extremely knowledgeable guide! If you would like to know about Lisbon and Sintra, their history and customs, you should book this tour. Our guide, Carlos S. did a fantastic job showing us all the sights. We will definitely come back to Lisbon after this great introduction. We learned so much in a well paced tour. Thanks to Carlos!
Great tour of the city! I loved the rich history plus Sintra is a great place to visit!