Travelling to our king's favourite summer spot in half a day
We will start our tour going to Sintra, a wonderful mountain range with a micro-climate that provides it with hundreds of different species of flora. This place was chosen by our kings and queens as a summer place for centuries, and we will have the opportunity to explore its historical centre before visiting the Medieval Palace they used to spend their summers at.
Driving by the beach of Guincho, we will reach Cascais, a summer place resort developed during the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century, still showing its links to its past as a fisherman's' village. On the way back to Lisbon we will pass by Estoril's Casino.
Hotel/Pier - Sintra's historical center - 30 minute drive
Visit of the Vila Palace - 1 hour
Free time in Sintra town for some walking/shopping/tasting the local sweets - 30 minutes
Drive to Guincho Beach from Sintra - 25 minutes
Photostop near Guincho - 5 minutes
Panoramic drive from Guincho Beach to Cascais - 20 minutes
Photostop and walk in Cascais - 20 minutes to 40 minutes (if you wish more time in Cascais, the drive back to Lisbon will be done via highway)
Drive from Cascais to Lisbon passing by Estoril's Casino - 35 minutes to 1h20 depending on the chosen route (highway or coastline)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or at the pier where your ship docks, at the scheduled time. I will have a sign with your name and the Tours By Locals logo on it.
End location: Your hotel, the pier where your ship will dock or other place in Lisbon that is more convenient for you (e.g.: a restaurant, the airport...)
Duration: 5 hours
It is a comfortable 7 seater mini-van (Seat Alhambra), with A/C and radio. It holds comfortably me + 4 adults + 2 children (the 2 back seats have less legroom than all the others).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - Entrance fee to the Vila Palace or Queluz Palace.
There are discounts for people over 65 but you need to show your ID.
I have can skip the lines to buy the tickets, however you need to bring cash as I cannot use your cards.
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Inez was wonderful! Not only was she incredibly knowledgable, but she was also very cheerful. She made our time in Sintra so special and stress free with all of her special tips and information. She was flexible and catered the trip to our needs. We wish we were traveling with Inez all the time!