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Sintra Tram

Avenue Heliodoro Salgado, Sintra, Portugal
+351 21 923 8789
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An interesting ride, sometimes between houses

It was hard to find but worth it.The original tram and track, it goes along side the road and in... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Patricia D
Horsham, United Kingdom
Crowded in high season

If you want to stand like packed herrings in 35 degrees go for it! Otherwise walking beside the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Tina D
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“fun ride” (3 reviews)
“vintage tram” (2 reviews)
Avenue Heliodoro Salgado, Sintra, Portugal
+351 21 923 8789
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was hard to find but worth it.The original tram and track, it goes along side the road and in parts between houses and thru the centre of a small town.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you want to stand like packed herrings in 35 degrees go for it! Otherwise walking beside the tram in same speed is much more entertaining and you actually get to see things around you.

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were there mid-September. On a Sunday afternoon we took the tram to the beach and took the bus back. While I did enjoy the tram, it was noisy as advertised. There was nothing to really see/do at the beach end other than perhaps eat/drink....More

Thank clf27
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Sintra tram runs from Sintra (new town, next to the Museum of Modern Art) to Praia das Maçãs, two beaches along from Praia Grande. The trip takes about 45 minutes. In good weather the open sided trams are used, in worse weather there are...More

2  Thank Noweia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The tram journey is fun and you get to see quite a lot of places. It is open from sides and gets a good view of all that is happening around.

Thank MeetMehta
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Sintra trams go to one destination on the coast, Praia de Macas. The team journey is full of screechy brake noise and bends filled with sway! The open carriage is glorious fun in bright sunshine in summer but only at weekends. The tram terminus, is...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The most ancient Portuguese Beach tram, from sintra to Praia das Maçãs (the Portuguese Scheveningen). Very popular and traditional among Sintra's and Lisbon's people. the tram starts in Sintra and went down trough valley on the direction of the sea to praia das maçãs (beach...More

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Sintra - Praia das Macas tram gives you a "jump in the past experience" but I prefere the tram 28 from Lisbon. I cannot say which is more authentic but the Sintra tram is not good on a windy day and it screeches terribly. Strong...More

Thank Gil13AR
Reviewed 7 June 2016

we took the tram with the kids to go to Praia das Maçâs and we loved it. it's taking time to do a small trip down to the beach. the only problem has been that there was no other tram to go back, we couldn't...More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 4 May 2016

You don't have to be a transport fanatic to enjoy this little tramway. It's more than 100 year old cars carry just 24 passengers in true old-fashioned style. It follows the steep, twisting road down from Sintra, past fields and villages to the little seaside...More

2  Thank port-nou
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9 January 2018|
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Response from suz!p | Reviewed this property |
The tram usually runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (even in the winter) so as May 1st is a Tuesday I'm afraid it probably isn't running - sorry! But as it's a public holiday there may be a special service - I have seen... More
6 September 2017|
Response from JaninedeBric | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we live in Praia das Maçãs (the terminus of the tram), and confirm that it runs year round. During May, service is mostly regular (about every two hours, nearly every day) and during the winter months, it slows down... More
16 August 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
I found on the city municipal of Sintra website an Horário de Verão 2017 do Eléctrico de Sintra (summer schedule of the Sintra tram 2017). It goes to 24 September 2017. Website is something like cm-sintra. pt We asked while... More
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