Sintra and Mafra Royal Palaces
Sintra – Pena National Palace
Mafra – National Palace and Convent
The Two Best Royal Palaces of Portugal in One day
Full-Day (7h approx) – With Private Tour Guide
Private Tour Price: 180EUR P.P. (Group Discounts Available from 15% to 30%)
This tour can start from Lisbon, Sintra or Cascais, including Airport
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Sintra Unesco World Heritage
Pena National Palace
Mafra National Palace
Fisherman Village of Ericeira (Optional)
And Much More, with the assistance of our Private Guide
Only 30 min from Lisbon, this is the best tour to learn more about Sintra , as one of the most beautiful villages of Portugal, land of Kings and Queens, famous over the centuries of the Portuguese History. Named Unesco World Heritage in 1995, you will be presented to visit the beautiful landscape of Sintra, and also to visit Mafra, famous for it’s outstanding and unique Royal Palace.
You will have opportunity to visit the amazing Pena National Palace, former Royal Palace of the Portuguese Kings, considered in 2015 by EBD the Most Beautiful Castle in Europe, built on the ruins of an old 16th century monastery. A stop for Lunch will be done nearby the village (not included) or in Mafra (second stop).
Then, after the Pena National Palace, there will be a quick stop for lunch, followed by a guided visit to Mafra National Palace. Mafra National Palace is one of the biggest and impressive Palaces in the world, the biggest in Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain), started building in 1717 by King John the fifth, is one of the major baroque architecture references in the world, with more than 1200 rooms and about 40.000 sqm! This vast complex is among the most sumptuous Baroque buildings in Portugal and one of the biggest buildings constructed in Europe in the 18th century, built with Brazilian Gold (As Brazil being an old colony from Portugal), 52.000 men were working daily to build this imponent palace. Also has a stunning library with more than 36.000 books, along with Rococo style. Unique in the world is also its pipe organs: more than 6 imponent organs still working after 300 years. The Palace records the oldest Carillon in Europe, and the biggest in the World, consists of 92 bells, weighing total 200 tons (440.000 Pounds!). It was conveniently located for hunting in the nearby forests and was usually a secondary residence for the royal family.
THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR – Includes Transportation and Private Guide.
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Our private guide will be your Ambassador/Host during the day. Gastronomy is a very important aspect of our culture and part of our heritage and DNA.
Your guide will provide several recommendations along the day, where to sample the best food, and the best places to have lunch, according to your preferences.
Lunch/Meals are not included, and paid directly on the day.
Best part of the trip – October 2018
Best part of the trip
Review of: Private Tour: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Day Trip from Lisbon
We booked a private tour to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais with Sintra Magik and it was one of the best days of our trip! We could not have asked for a better tour guide than Miguel. He was so knowledgeable and friendly, and he continuously went out of his way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and ensuring we experienced the best of Portugal. It certainly seemed like Miguel went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in Lisbon and in Portugal and we are extremely grateful that Miguel was our tour guide. He always provided us with options for how we could spend our time so the private tours felt very customized to our preferences. Our group joked that having Miguel as our tour guide felt like just hanging out with a friend – he is a great host!
We enjoyed our private tour to Sintra and Cascais with Miguel so much that we immediately booked a second private tour with Miguel for later that week to Evora and Monsaraz. Both the Sintra tour and Monsaraz were fantastic and I’d highly recommend them. Well worth it to splurge on the private tours!
Overall we had a great time with Miguel and got to see many beautiful parts of Portugal with so many different experiences which we would have otherwise missed if not for Sintra Magik.
Chicago, USA – October 2018
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The best part of our vacation – June 2017
The best part of our vacation! We had an amazing guide Diogo. He was so knowledgeable and has such a love of his country it made us love Portugal and want to return as soon as possible. He had everything planned and we would have never seen any of the beautiful places without him. He coordinated an amazing Port tasting and a wonderful lunch during our day. He showed us beautiful places and shared their history. Thank you so much for creating an experience we will never forget!
June 2017 on Tripadvisor
The best money we ever spent – May 2019
Loved Pena Palace !!
On May 10, while in Portugal for my son’s wedding, me my brother and sister in law went on a tour of Lisbon and Sintra with Miguel. It was the best money we ever spent. Miguel was so knowledgable, friendly and easy going. We had a wonderful unforgettable day! I booked the tour at home in NY based on the fantastic reviews. Susan Lynch
May 2019 on Tripadvisor
Beautiful Lisbon – November 2018
We booked a private day tour with Sintra Magic Tours fro the day we got of the Windstar in Lisbon. This was ore second private trip with them.This was ore 3rd. time in Lisbon and we had certain things we wanted to see.Miguel met us at our hotel about 930 am and we returned about 830 pm.He had a list of what we wanted to see and we did it all.He was fabulous, explained the layout of the city which then made it much easier to understand, and especially on our own for the next few days.He took us to a local place for lunch which we would have never found on our own and it was great. We could not thank him enough, he was knowledgeable about everything.This is the way to see a city. The tour company was awesome as well, whatever we wanted was what we did.
Canada – November 2018
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A Lifetime of Memories – December 2018
A Lifetime of Memories – December 2017
Our two days with Miguel were the highlights of our recent Iberian vacation. We were quickly won over by his charm and encyclopedic knowledge of the history, culture, and lore of Portugal. He tailored the tours to our own interests, and we can’t wait to come back: a special country and a special person.
USA – December 2018
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