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Sintra Private Tours Reviews
The six of us (three couples) are experienced travelers, and we all agree that our day in Sintra with Majik's wonderful driver, tour guide, and by day's end, friend, Joãon was at the top of all of... more »
We hired Sylvia for a full day driving tour from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. She is a wonderful guide - spunky, great English, and well-informed. We arrived at Pena Palace early, before the crowds..... more »
Truly amazing experience with Sintra Private Tours! I'm from the UK but living in the Algarve with my family for five years now. Sintra Private Tours was the company we choose to guide us, and was really amazing from the first moment they pick'd us up in Lisbon. As we hate group tours, crowded buses and stuff like that, this was our first choice from the first moment! A friend recommended Gonzalo and his company, and thanks God we booked with them! Gonzalo is an extraordinary guide, with high knowledge of Sintra (born and living there, a true local), and showed the places without any rush and skipping the long queues. The price was very acceptable, about 80 Euro. Never imagined such a place like Sintra in the world! You can feel the magic and the ancient histories, when kings and queens were living there. It's really unique and now i understand why people love this place. I recommend Sintra Private Tours to anyone willing to visit Sintra for a day trip.
The best of the best. We have been on many tours and this is hands down the best that we have ever experienced. These are private tours, so no having to wait for others to join and you are able to truly go at your own pace. Our guide, Diogo Costa and he was professional, kind and offered so much more than the canned tour guide. We started off in Sintra (Cintra for the locals), arriving a bit early, Diogo took us to Queijadas da Sapa. There he had us sample the original Queijadas, which came out warm and fresh out of the oven. We took in a cafe and relaxed while he told us about the history of Queijadas da Sapa, that they were the original makers of them since 1756. So delicious that many locals drive to that location to have them even though there are many other places that offer them. From there we made our way towards Pena Palace which was magical. We have visited palaces in the past and have never seen such beautiful restoration and preservation! We were able to explore the palace intimately as Diogo explained its history and love and pride the Portuguese have for it. We were able to take so many incredible photos. From there we went down toward central Sintra and walked around the town and checked out their many shops. We toured the Palace Villa and was able to refill our water bottles at the fountain. I found this to be extremely special as the water came from the Sintra mountains and was amazingly refreshing! We made our way to have lunch at Nicola and I have to say it was the best meal we had our entire visit to Lisbon! Fresh fish and wonderful hospitality. After lunch we viewed the Cabo da Roca then made our way to Cascais. We did so much that day, I'm sure I'm leaving out all the great tidbits Diogo shared with us. This is hands down the best way to see Lisbon and I couldn't think of another tour company that is as professional and helpful as they were. Diogo was so nice, that while in Sintra, he happened by a bakery that had one of his favorite pastries as a child and he surprised us with some while we waited for him to get the van. That is truly incredible service and one of the small things to make our experience so one of a kind. He also went out of his way to draw a map of other sights in Lisbon for us, without any pressure of another tour. I highly recommend Sintra Magik for your tour needs in Lisbon and if you're lucky enough to request Diogo, you'll have a truly magical time!
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