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Sintra and Cascais Private Tour Full Day provided by Gold Compass

Sintra and Cascais Private Tour Full Day

Sintra and Cascais Private Tour Full Day
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 17394P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • All Monuments and Museums entry fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira
  • Entry/Admission - Gold Compass
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup in centrally located hotels, Lisbon Airport or Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Lisbon Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • All Monuments and Museums entry fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira
  • Entry/Admission - Gold Compass
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup in centrally located hotels, Lisbon Airport or Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Lisbon Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Park and National Palace of Pena
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Quinta da Regaleira
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Centro Historico de Sintra
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Cabo da Roca
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Cascais
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Estoril
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Gold Compass
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
10 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Departure238509
New York City, NY1 contribution
Without a doubt, one of my favorite cities, Lisboa
Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Andreu
My name was mentioned on the board and I felt welcome and such a friendly atmosphere I had a excellent services
Andreu is a extremely good,very professional and the tours Porto, Cintra and Fatima was so amazing
Andreu is very knowledgeable and his services is 5 starts
I enjoy his services and his personality and highth motivated guide.
I truly appreciate the services that I feel special
All Andreu, who does a great job
He is a true sample of excellent tour guide
Many thank you again
I recommended Andreu to everyone
Written 14 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoldCompassPortugal
Thank you for your comment. Your opinion is very important to us. Best regards, Gold Compass - Private Chauffeur & Tourism
Written 19 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Orient Express
1 contribution
Dec 2021
As a well-seasoned traveller, I have done countless tours, including private, small group (under 20 passengers) and large coach (40 passengers) tours. During this pandemic, I resorted to book all private tours (for obvious reasons) on our trip to Portugal. Our tours to Porto with VanGo, (with guide, Susana); a Tuk Tuk tour of Lisbon with Sardinha Do Bairro (with upbeat and humorous guide, Nuno); and a tour to the Algarve with Local in Lisbon (and guide Eddy); were all delightful and memorable.

The worst tour was with the company called Gold Compass Chauffeur and Tourism. By comparison to other tour companies, this one uses the term “Tourism” very loosely, and perhaps should use quotation marks around the word. By my definition, this is no more than a chauffeur service. Maybe it was the guide we had that spoiled it for me, since I read reviews about other guides from the same company who did a wonderful job. Our guide took us to Pena Palace, dropped us off at the gate, pointed to the shuttle bus, and left. In all fairness, he did give a little background history, albeit nothing that we haven’t read on the internet. At Sintra and Cascais, he dropped us off at a certain intersection, pointed out what’s right and left, and took off “because he had to be with his car”. Is that the Company’s definition of “tourism”?

Again, I’m not sure if those are the Company’s guidelines. Apart from a little (internet quality) history, this guide, a self-professed poet,spent his time talking about HBO documentaries, like the 100-foot Wave, in Nazare…( not part of our itinerary), and how he is a movie buff and what movies he saw. Everything irrelevant and, in my opinion, inappropriate.

But what really shocked me was how he called my daughter on her cell phone after we came back to our home country!!! “To chat”, he said, in a video call in his apartment with his cat on his lap! In all my years of travelling, I can certainly recognize service providers who go above and beyond, to accommodate their clients’ needs, but I can also tell when my personal space is invaded, and in my opinion, this guide has crossed my comfort zone.

Suffice to say I was appalled, and all kinds of red flags are raised. I will let other travellers judge for themselves.
Written 17 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
On behalf of Gold Compass, we carefully read your review and the company doesn’t agree with the review points about the FD Sintra on the tour guide himself. As you can read from previous reviews of the same tour, he has some of the best reviews made by customers from all over the world. He made the Sintra tour hundreds of times, he has a lot of experience, very knowledgeable of Portuguese history, culture, and its heritage. The Sintra Town is one of the most visited historical monuments of Portugal, making it very difficult to park the cars and, to make as more comfortable as possible, our guides often exchange contacts, so the costumers can enjoy the most of places/monuments in their visit. After the Sintra tour day, our guide received many complaints from both mother and daughter. The daughter who is above her 30’s, on the next days, texted our guide on the purpose of getting to know other famous restaurants, pastries, and monuments in Lisbon city. He kept always professional during and after the Sintra tour, same as respecting their own privacy. For all these reasons, Gold Compass doesn’t understand why such a negative review was made to our guide.
Written 21 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our day trip was just fantastic and our driver Nuno Maia was very friendly and competent. Due to a local event a part a the day trip to Cascais was not possible. With high flexibility and enthusiasm Nuno took us to other places of interest. We enjoyed every moment of the trip and learned many things about this beautiful area of Portugal.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoldCompassPortugal
Thank you for your comment. Your opinion is very important to us. Best regards, Gold Compass - Private Chauffeur & Tourism
Written 25 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

noorpatel2727
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Out trip to Sintra was fantastic, beyond our expectations. The transport Mercedes benz was clean, comfortable and our Driver Nuno Maia was absolutely fantastic, very polite and yet very friendly. He was well informed about throughout our full day tour he guided us with lots of history information and culture of the country. Myself and my family were very pleased to use the service of the company and not only we would use then in future but would highly recommend to our friends and family to use your services on the visit to Portugal. Thank you for making our day so memorable.
Written 21 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoldCompassPortugal
Thank you for your comment. Your opinion is very important to us. Best regards, Gold Compass - Private Chauffeur & Tourism
Written 22 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gerald C
2 contributions
Sep 2021
What an amazing day! Our tour guide could not have been better. He showed up all the amazing sights in this beautiful area of Portugal. We even had time for some port wine tasting! Highly recommend!
Written 10 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoldCompassPortugal
Thank you for your comment. Your opinion is very important to us. Best regards, Gold Compass - Private Chauffeur & Tourism
Written 28 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CologneCrew
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Couples
Just the way it should be; André was super knowledgable, a very nice and professional guide- the tour is highly recommended and comes at more than a fair price.
Written 15 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoldCompassPortugal
Thank you for your comment. Your opinion is very important to us. Best regards, Gold Compass - Private Chauffeur & Tourism
Written 18 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kerry C
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
My 13 yo son, husband and I absolutely loved this private tour. We were collected from our hotel in a Mercedes and driven around in style and comfort. Our tour guide and driver Francis was informative, explained the history and interesting stories about the places we visited. He was so lovely. The lunch suggestion was fabulous... a must do for anyone visiting Lisbon.
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoldCompassPortugal
Thank you for your comment. Your opinion is very important to us. Best regards, Gold Compass - Private Chauffeur & Tourism
Written 15 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paula P
3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our driver Nuno was great. He was extremely professional , well dressed and an excellent driver. He dropped us off at various places to see but could not accompany us as we toured each area on our own. He would patiently wait for us at each location. He spoke very good English and was very informative. We were very happy with his service.
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoldCompassPortugal
Thank you for your comment. Your opinion is very important to us. Best regards, Gold Compass - Private Chauffeur & Tourism
Written 10 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bashupp
Melbourne, FL34 contributions
Dec 2018
This was a FANTASTIC tour! Francesco, our guide, was thoroughly professional, very knowledgeable, and super friendly throughout. He provided options for every stop and section, and unfailingly brought us to restaurants, shops, and sites that made this a very special day. Francesco is very proud of Lisbon and its surrounding gems, and this came through in our trip. Highly recommended! If we ever go back, we will request Francesco for future tours!!!
Written 14 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Gold Compass
Pjm181
Pjm181
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Tiago Costa fabulous tour guide
The ability to change plans at last moment and go somewhere else. Tiago was very knowledgeable about the areas. It
Ej0529
Ej0529
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Private Tour is the way to go!
Andres was our driver and he was amazing! My son and I only had 1 day in Lisbon and decided to make the most out of
C6619EItiagoc
C6619EItiagoc
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Amazing transfer, service and drive!
We booked Gold Compass transfer from the airport to Lisbon downtown and return. The service was fantastic. Easy and
jenlH356OZ
jenlH356OZ
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Great Tour of Lisbon
We had a great time on our tour! Daniel was super friendly and knowledgeable about Lisbon. We got to see so much in
407blancaf
407blancaf
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Fun and Informative Visit to Lisbon
Everything from the time when our guide picked us up from the hotel until the time we got back was perfect. Marcio
Lorraine H
Lorraine H
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Safe, Comfortable, and Lovely Day in Porto
Rui Arroja was an excellent tour guide and driver. Traveling alone as a female means making sure I feel safe, and R
Journey49798304056
Journey49798304056
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A great introduction to Lisbon.
The service was as described and exceeded our expectations. Our driver, Tiago, was exceptionally courteous and info
soccergirl09
soccergirl09
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Comfortable ride and attentive service
Great communication. Quick set up via email. Our driver met us as promised. Van was comfortable for 6 people and
singhascity
singhascity
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Half day Lisbon tour
Our guide collected us from hotel Altis Grand, took us around and was very informative and friendly. Highly recomme
vivax74
vivax74
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Thiago was great
We utilised the services of GoldCompass for a day trip to Porto from Lisbon. Thiago was our driver, who went out of
joannemarshall
joannemarshall
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Wonderfull
Our driver/guide Rui is very knowlegable ,accomodating overall wonderfull trip . I wish we had more time in Lisbon
bostonbrookline12
bostonbrookline12
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Incredible Experience
We had a very special day with our guide, Rui, on a half day tour to Lisbon. Rui was waiting for us at our hotel wh
bopburcu
bopburcu
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Great tour
Our first visit to Lisbon and it was incredible. Rui was our private guide for a 4 hour Lisbon city tour which was
jamierC4566RI
jamierC4566RI
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Superb
Absolutely brilliant tour with our driver Nuno. He was polite, friendly and certainly knew his stuff. Couldn’t have
Globaledgetravel
Globaledgetravel
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Very Reliable and Friendly Driver
I am a travel consultant and I contacted Gold Compass for a small portion of my clients trip in Portugal. Paulo too
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