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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“Amazing Private Tour” – “Outstanding Experience” – “Totally Recommended”
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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.
Wonderful day to remember in Sintra! – November 2018
Wonderful day to remember in Sintra!
Review of: Private Tour: Sintra Day Trip from Lisbon
My friend and I did a private tour of Sintra with John. We had a really great experience – we appreciated the flexibility of a private tour and being able to see the specific sites we wanted to see. We were really grateful that we got to Pena Palace early before most other tourists arrived – it was great planning on their part and allowed us to maximize our experience there. One of my favorite parts was the off the beaten path stop at the convent, which was like nothing else I’ve experienced and was really peaceful. I enjoyed talking to the guide about Portuguese culture and getting in touch with the true Portuguese experience. We also ate at a great restaurant for lunch when we were there, and John knew the owners personally, so we felt very welcome. All in all a wonderful day and we were glad we did a private tour – Sintra was quite a magical place!
Philadelphia – USA – November 2018
November 2018 on Tripadvisor
One of the most enjoyable vacations I have been on – May 2019
Gonzalo and Andy were wonderful and knowledgeable guides
My family and I had an amazing experience with Gonzalo and Andy in Lisbon, Sintra, and Pena Palace. I was extremely impressed with their knowledge of Portuguese history, and the subtleties I would have missed had we toured by ourselves. They have deep connections with the locals, which gave us the opportunity to experience things that would have been missed by typical tourists. Sintra Majik made Portugal one of the most enjoyable vacations I have been on; I’d highly recommend to those traveling in groups.
May 2019 on Tripadvisor
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
December 2018 on Tripadvisor
Incredible Tour Guide – May 2017
We booked a tour of Sintra, Pena Palace and the Golden Triangle through Sintra Magik. They were very accommodating of our scheduling needs. Diogo Costa was our private tour guide, and we found him to be awesome! He arrived at our hotel promptly at the scheduled time and had bottled water in his car for us through the day. He is a native of the Sintra area and intimately knowledgable of the entire area. Diogo has a very relaxed, congenial manner which made it easy and comfortable to spend the day with him. The pace of the trip was perfect and our guide was always considerate about having us see and do what we wanted. Diogo also arranged for us to have lunch at a wonderful place in Sintra. He called ahead so that the food would be ready and therefore optimize our sightseeing time. While he is Portuguese, his English language skills are impeccable. I would give Diogo Costa and Sintra Magik Tours my highest recommendation if you’re looking for a private tour.
May 2017 on Tripadvisor
Diogo is the best guide – April 2019
Diogo is the best guide!
We had Diogo Vasco as our guide for three days and he was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and fun….his English was flawless and he was able to explain things so well, enabling us to learn so much about all the sights we saw. He was also able to joke around with us so the trip was full of laughter. We have been fortunate enough to travel a lot and have had a lot of experience with tour guides…Diogo was by far the best tour guide we have ever had. Also, the communications beforehand with the company was excellent and very timely.
Ruth H – Oregon, USA
April 2019 on Tripadvisor