The kings choices! And Lord Byron's as well!
If you'd like to have a good feel of the Portuguese kings and some European kings Summer holiday choices this is your tour.
We should start by visiting the World Heritage Site Sintra, the Royal residence since the 14th century and there we would visit the 14th century Vila Palace and I would suggest a walk through the charming little streets of Sintra and there taste the traditional sweet pastries.
Afterwards we'do through the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais on our way to Cascais passing by the impressive Guincho coast.
Cascais was a royal Summer residence since the 19th century when the fashion of going to the beach started for our monarchs.
If you'd like we can return to Lisbon taking the coastal road or the motorway.
If you'd like to spend all of your time in Sintra, I'd suggest the visit to the Pena Palace or to the 20th mystic Quinta da Regaleira.
- Start/End of the tour in your accommodation, airport, cruise terminal within Lisbon in the beginning of the morning or after lunch if possible
-Sintra traditional sweet pastries - travesseiro and queijada (optional)
-Visit to Vila Palace or Pena Palace or Quinta da Regaleira (we can do 2 of these if you skip the rest of the itinerary)
-Pass by Guincho coast
-Cascais beach town
-Coastal road or motorway on the way back to Lisbon
***I can customize this tour to your wishes and interests or make a different customized tour for you. If you are a party of 4 or more, I'll rent a van or a bus with driver, please contact me for information*
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The lobby of your hotel/accommodation within Lisbon or the cruise ship terminal or the airport or any other point in Lisbon that would be convenient for you.
End location: The lobby of your hotel/accommodation within Lisbon or the cruise ship terminal or the airport or any other point in Lisbon that would be convenient for you.
Duration: 4 hours
*Please write me a message if a starting time is not available. I will try to start your tour at the time of your preference if possible.*
- Walking (if you want)
- My standard car - confortable for up to 3 adults + me with AC (Skoda Octavia break).
If you are a party of 4 or more people or you'd prefer a van I'll be happy to rent a 7-9 seater van for you (not included).
-Pick-up and return to your accommodation, or any other location you choose within Lisbon (as the cruise ship terminal, airport, etc)
-4h private Sintra city tour (or + Cascais) including my personal assistance, knowledge and services as a Portugal tour guide.
-licensed guides as me have the right to skip the lines to buy tickets to the monuments/museums. However tickets are not included.
-My guided tour in the interior of the monuments/museums
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - - If you visit 1 monument I suggest Vila Palace - 10 € per person or Pena Palace - 14 € per person. I also like Regaleira - 6 € per person.
- Traditional sweet pastries and a drink - about 5€ per adult
If you would like to have a snack or lunch it can go from 5 € per person until 75 €
per person if you choose a Seafood lunch with a nice wine in an exclusive chef's restaurant. But in a half day tour the tour usually finishes before lunch or starts after lunch.
Entrance fees, other transportation besides my car, meals & snacks, personal expenses.
If you are a party of more than 3 I will be happy to rent a van or a bus
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This is a truly excellent guide. Gloria goes out of her way to make sure that the people she guides are comfortable, and well-informed. She is extremely knowledgeable and communicates very well in English.