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Train Touristique de Sintra

Centro, Sintra, Portugal
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This must be the worst tourist train we have ever experienced! We went up and down for about 30... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
helendc1
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Train tickets nearly impossible to procure

The train to Sintra ought to be easy, but it's not. You either have to stand in a HUGE line for... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Tom X
,
NJ
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
3 Feb 2018
“Save your money!”
16 Sep 2017
“Train tickets nearly impossible to procure”
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Centro, Sintra, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This must be the worst tourist train we have ever experienced! We went up and down for about 30 minutes with very little or no explanation of what we were seeing.(Green petit train which we got in the square) In fact we went up and...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The train to Sintra ought to be easy, but it's not. You either have to stand in a HUGE line for the ticket machine, or an even longer line to talk with a person. We went with the ticket machine. The line is long because...More

Thank Tom X
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We got in this tour from the main plaza. We were told that we were going to have a tour around Sintra. However what I experienced is a go around, not really stopping for anything and poor to none explanations. The traffic was bad, but...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

we had the Portugal Eurorail pass and thought that it will be easier to travel with it. Big Mistake!We start our journey at Rossio station, trying to go to Sintra. It Was very complicated to validate the auroral pass as it has to be validate...More

Thank camelia g
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

We have to admit to being complete addicts of these touristique trains and have enjoyed them all over Europe. Although the best in our opinion remains that in Chinon, France which goes out of the town and into the vineyards, this runs it pretty close.Advancing...More

Thank sheilallan
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

The train to Sintra takes 45 minutes - but leave plenty of time to get your ticket at the station. Ticket machines ( long queues) did not seem to be operating fully and you can only buy one ticket at a time - very time...More

Thank Paolina436
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Train journey to Sintra was good and then caught circular bus tour. Spent time at Sintra enjoying the sights, the architecture and the atmosphere. Had lunch there and later rejoined the circular bus which was a spectacular hair raising ride with wonderful views (and bated...More

1  Thank CheshireChallenger
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

The streets and traffic in Sintra can be quite difficult to navigate so the little train is a fun way of getting around hassle free and not having to worry about parking.

Thank FMH1971
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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Since i was a young lad i used this "train". Great fun people! On your left on the way to praia grande you can see the magnificent serra de Sintra, and one thing i can tell you: that's bloody gorgeous that is...

2  Thank José M
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Reviewed 29 November 2014

Feel like a well-off family going to the beach. You have no car, no buses. Just quaint old tram that takes you there. That's what you really het; an obsolete (but marvelously slow) transportation, through one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal. Won't tell...More

Thank Eduardo S
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