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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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Client's hotel or other meeting point
    Departure Time
    The departure time is decided by the guest
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
    • Entry/Admission - Torre de Belem
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio de Belem
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    So happy my family spent the day with Bruno, a guide with Walkboarder Tour company. He was engaging, attentive, and quick to tailor make our experience to Sintra and Lisbon. Bruno's efficient manuvering made it possible for us to avoid long lines at Pena Palace...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank KassyG123
    Reviewed 11 June 2019

    From the moment we were picked up at our hotel by Manuel, we knew it would be great. On time, fluent English and very knowledgeable. We felt we saw a great deal in 1 day. Lisbon sites, and even took a horse and buggy ride...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Darcy L
    Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

    As travellers interested in learning more of the country and it's people through understanding of history, culture and food, we thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Lisbon and Sintra with Carlos Sousa. Agreeing with all the other positive reviews. Our day was full of stimulating...More

    1  Thank Vera A
    Reviewed 14 April 2019

    Our tour guide, Carlos Sousa, was fabulous. Picked us up at hotel, tailored sights to meet our needs, had a vast knowledge of Portugal, Lisbon and the histories of both. Excellent English. Tour lasted 8 hours and sped by very quickly. He was enthusiastic about...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    3  Thank SpursFan5
    Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

    I’ve had one of the top executives of my corporation visiting Lisbon for customer meetings and I had a day to show her my city. After thoroughly researching the internet for recommendations I’ve contacted Hugo and Walkborder tours. Since the first moment I felt I...More

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