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Sintra and Mafra Day Tour

Discover the wonders of Lisbon's countryside

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Thelma | about the guide

Discover the wonders of Portugal's countryside on this private day tour to Mafra and Sintra. After being picked up from your hotel by your chauffeur guide, your will leave Lisbon behind in a comfortable minivan and head to Mafra, a traditional Portuguese town made of clay where you will visit the National Palace, a jewel of baroque architecture, whose Rococo style library is amongst the most beautiful the world. Afterwards, you will take a little stroll in the center. At lunchtime, you will experience the delicious portuguese gastronomy in Ericeira, a charming seaside town famous for its seafood. After lunch, you will take a stroll in the little whitewashed streets. Then, you will head to Sintra, an historic town located atop pine covered hills and whose cultural landscape is part of the UNESCO world heritage. There, you will follow your guide for a commented visit in the impressive Sintra National Palace (Palácio da Vila), most important medieval Royal residence in Portugal; browsing the different rooms, you will be amazed by their magnificent decor influenced by several architectural styles. Your guide will take you back to Lisbon at the end of the day. Please note: this itinerary can be adapted to suit your needs and interests.

(1 reviews)
  • Lisbon
    Portugal
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 8
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
transport :
By minivan
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Portuguais/Portuguese (Bilingual), Espagnol/Spanish (fluent), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
8

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Entrance fees for Sintra National Palace - Services of a professional chauffeur and guide for a day - Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points - Transport by air-conditioned minivan

NOT INCLUDED

- Lunch - Personal shopping

ITINERARY

Meet your chauffeur guide directly at your hotel in Lisbon and enjoy the scenic ride to the beautiful countryside. Your private day tour will start with a visit of the picturesque town Mafra where you will visit the world-renowned National Palace and enjoy a city-sightseeing walk. Your lunch will take place in the seaside resort of Ericeira where you will enjoy some delicious seafood. In the afternoon, you will head to the Sintra, famous for its UNESCO-listed cultural landscape. Your guide will take you in the magnificent National Palace where you will enjoy a fully commented tour followed by a stroll in the city before returning to Lisbon.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel in Lisbon
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel in Lisbon or anywhere else

about
your guide

Thelma

Lisbon

languages :
Portuguais/Portuguese, Espagnol/Spanish, Anglais/English

Born in Sydney from Portuguese parents, I came back to Portugal twelve years later with my family. After completing my degree in Tourism at the University of Lisbon, I started to work as a guide in the double Decker buses before becoming a freelance guide in a local tourism agency. Soon after, I decided to create my own guiding business because I wanted to plan "non-touristic tours" and show Portugal as locals see it. Living in Sintra, I love to organize guided tours there, as well as in Lisbon and its surroundings. Meeting with people from all across the world and sharing with them my beautiful country is one of the best parts of my job. When I am not guiding, I enjoy taking photographs, but also reading. Follow me in the beautiful cities of Sintra and Mafra, enjoy an original literary tour, or immerse into the authentic Lisbon on a private walking tour.

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1 reviews

average rate :
Judith
United States - 26.05.2018

A Spectacular Day! Unique Tours Factory, Thelma, and her team made our tour of Lisbon and the surrounding beautiful areas so much more incredible than expected. We could not have asked for a better tour specialist and driver. Luis, our guide, and Kim (short for a longer Portuguese name I can’t spell), our driver, were awesome. Luis’ knowledge of the architecture, history, and culture of the area, combined with his fun facts, made our day most enjoyable. Kim’s driving was experienced and his history background complemented Luis’ well. Highly recommend this team, they are the real deal.

guide answer

Judith thank you so much for your review it is fantastic for us to know that you loved your day with our tour guide. Spread the word. We will be happy to show Portugal around to you and your friends. Thank you once again from the Inn Portugal Team Thelma Tour Manager

Sintra and Mafra Day Tour Private tour of villages around Lisbon
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 1 customer reviews
Product description: Discover the wonders of Portugal's countryside on this private day tour to Mafra and Sintra. After being picked up from your hotel by your chauffeur guide, your will leave Lisbon behind in a comfortable minivan and head to Mafra, a traditional Portuguese town made of clay where you will visit the National Palace, a jewel of baroque architecture, whose Rococo style library is amongst the most beautiful the world. Afterwards, you will take a little stroll in the center. At lunchtime, you will experience the delicious portuguese gastronomy in Ericeira, a charming seaside town famous for its seafood. After lunch, you will take a stroll in the little whitewashed streets. Then, you will head to Sintra, an historic town located atop pine covered hills and whose cultural landscape is part of the UNESCO world heritage. There, you will follow your guide for a commented visit in the impressive Sintra National Palace (Palácio da Vila), most important medieval Royal residence in Portugal; browsing the different rooms, you will be amazed by their magnificent decor influenced by several architectural styles. Your guide will take you back to Lisbon at the end of the day. Please note: this itinerary can be adapted to suit your needs and interests. Customer reviews:
Sintra and Mafra Day Tour ,
5/ 5stars
A Spectacular Day! Unique Tours Factory, Thelma, and her team made our tour of Lisbon and the surrounding beautiful areas so much more incredible than expected. We could not have asked for a better tour specialist and driver. Luis, our guide, and Kim (short for a longer Portuguese name I can’t spell), our driver, were awesome. Luis’ knowledge of the architecture, history, and culture of the area, combined with his fun facts, made our day most enjoyable. Kim’s driving was experienced and his history background complemented Luis’ well. Highly recommend this team, they are the real deal.