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: 190EUR 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.
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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.
Loved this tour – November 2018
Loved this tour
Our colleagues arranged this trip for us as a private tour. Rui was so nice and so knowledgeable about the history of the palace of Pena. He got us there as soon as it was opened as it is a very popular tourist attraction. We took the tram to the top and immediately he took aside to explain the history and the architecture of the palace. It was an extremely interesting and historical experience, probably about 2 hrs. He then brought us coffee and a local pastry which was delish. Then he took us to the shore for a lunch at Neptunos, right on the water with a view of the ocean. He ordered us the traditional cod dish and that did not disappoint. It was so delicious and the server was so accommodating. The prices are so reasonable with more than enough food. We then traveled to Capo de Raco and saw the beautiful cliffs there. It was breathtaking. We went on to a fantastic wine tasting and home through the lovely town of Cascais. It was a full day but we learned so much from Rui about the history and the people of Portugal. Would use this tour group again when we return.
Connecticut, USA – November 2018
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Wonderful company and a fantastic guide – May 2019
Day tour of Sintra and Cascais
First get a wonderful company then get a fantastic guide, Magik Tours and Miguel filled the bill perfectly. My wife and I were picked up at our hotel, a little earlier than expected, but that was fine and turned out well. Miguel obviously knows his stuff. The Mercedes minibus was very clean and gave us a comfortable ride with easy views out. Miguel was informative, helpful and very entertaining. After Sintra we went round the village on foot and were taken to a Port tasting, very nice. Then lunch was arranged at a fish restaurant on the way to the coast. I can only say that my wife and I found the whole meal a sublime experience. We must thank Miguel again.
We then went to the farthest point west on the continental land mass. Very interesting, then on to Cascais, A very interesting coastal village forced fo grow and change it’s character, not totally, but change is visible.
After this we were driven back to our hotel. A really good day, do it if you can, you won’t regret it.
May 2019 on Tripadvisor
Memorable time while in Fatima & Portugal – May 2017
Although we arrived @ Lisbon Airport 2 hours before our tour begins on 5/11/17, our tour guide Andy picked us up a little after 8 AM and drove us directly to Fatima to begin our private tour of the shrine of our Lady of Fatima and thoroughly walked us through the grounds, explaining & pointing out the exact sight where our Lady appeared to the 3 shepherd children 100 years ago where a little chapel is now erected and where people come to honor our Virgin Mary. We got to go inside & visit the main shrine, the newly constructed shrine standing right across the original shrine, the site where a piece of the Berlin Wall was donated to Fatima, light candles & pray for our family & friends. Due to time constrict, and wanting to squeeze in a visit to the bleeding Eucharist at the Holy Miracle church in Santarem on our way back to Lisbon, we skip the Fatima library. Andy brought us the house where Francisco, Jacinta & Lucia grew up & we got to also walk down to the well site here the angel appeared to these 3 shepherd children followed by a delicious lunch @ a local restaurant nearby & a visit to the factory where all the religious artifacts such as statues, rosaries & many other items are manufactured locally & sold at local shops & shipped worldwide. Our last stop was Santarem-holy-miracle-church. Although We did not get to privately view the bleeding eucharist exposed in a pear shape monstral, we feel blessed to enter the Holy Miracle church & be able to see the blessed Sacrament & feel the presence of our Lord God from the back of the church while a holy mass was in progress. We were dropped off at our hotel at the end of the tour.
During the long drive back, we got to know more about our guide Andy who is not only very knowledgeable on Portugal history, he is also very friendly & funny, about his passion.
Andy was very caring & attentive to our needs since my husband has mobility issues, Andy helped with pushing my husband’s wheelchair around and allow us extra time to say a prayer and take pictures.
Although we couldn’t get into Fatima on 5/12 or 5/13 to witness Pope Francis canonized Francisco & Jacinta, since all of the semi private & private tours were sold out, Gonzalo @ Sintra Magik Tour opened up a full day private Fatima/Santarem tour just for us on 5/11/17 & also arranged to have us picked up at the airport instead of us having to go the downtown pickup location, we are very grateful for such personalized & customized services to cater to our personal needs. We highly recommend Sintra Magik Tour to everyone and espescially anyone with mobility issues.
Thank you, Gonzalo & Andy for providing us with such a memorable time while in
Fatima & Santarem, Portugal.
We will definitely use Sintra Magik Tour when we return to Portugal for other tours.
May 2017 on Tripadvisor
Another excellent tour with Diogo! May 2017
Our first tour with Diogo was in September of 2015. He was the best guide ever and he still is! Nora and friends
May 2017 on Tripadvisor
Perfect day to go to Sintra – November 2017
Perfect day to go to Sintra
Review of: Private Tour: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Day Trip from Lisbon
Our party of 6 was picked up promptly at our hotel and whisked to Sintra while Rui/Roy provided an interesting historical context. As the Palace is very jammed with eager tourists, Rui did a great job in pulling us aside to continue with our history lesson so we didn’t feel like we were part of the great throng. He also created some lovely photo ops. The rest of the day — going to lunch, Cabo da Roca and Cascais for icecream was perfect as was the drive back to town along the coast. Rui was engaging and charming. It was a perfect day to go to Sintra. Thank you, Rui.
Los Angeles, USA – November 2017
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