Small group tour (6 + guide) was the perfect size for seeing the sites and palaces of Sintra and beyond. Our guide Claudia was a native of Portugal, spoke excellent English and told us great stories about each place we visited. Between stops, she was engaging and fun and played Fado and other music to make the return to Lisbon go quickly. Tour info mentions wearing comfortable shoes for walking, but I highly recommend good WALKING shoes, as there are plenty of steps and steep inclines. Also, foggy and cool at the Park and Palace of Pena, so a light sweater or jacket would be good to have as well. Great day!
This was one of the highlights of our family trip. Mika did the entire tour in English and Portuguese since it was a mixed group. She is knowledgeable and caring. The tour itself is perfectly timed, enough time is allocated in each site, so you do not feel rushed. Caiscais is very charming and great food. All in all a great experience. Reliable company
The weather didn't cooperate, but our guide Mike more than made up for it. He is learned, funny, and personable. Even more, he presented a unifying philosophy to the sights. I particularly enjoyed the cave experience which he managed to turn into a journey of self-actualization. The tour was just the right length and allowed us to experience the beautiful Portuguese landscape, almost untouched by commercial development. If you are lucky enough to get Mike as your guide, make sure to ask him about his charity work You'll be amazed. Fine value, and a unique experience.
The pacing of the tour is fine, but it's a full trip. Those who want souvenir collecting and kitschy restaurants, look elsewhere. Those who want a glimpse into Portugal's soul should take this one.
We were in Portugal late-November 2017. This was an excellent tour, so glad we took it. It was very well organized and professionally handled. Miguel, our tour guide, was very good he was punctual, well informed, polite and very knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting and had great anecdotes to share. Miguel's knowledge about the history of Portugal was exceptional and made for a very interesting day. I would recommend this tour, Viator, and Miguel.
The trip was amazing and so was our tour guide, Stanislav. We visited beautiful places which were made more interesting by the guide's explanations of the history of each one. Vary varied tour, from beaches to castles in a very relaxed full day activity. Would love to do it again and recommend it anybody visiting Portugal.