I have been reading the posts and they have been immensely helpful.
I will be traveling to Lisbon on a cruise ship for just a day (a Sunday, 7am-4pm) and want to visit Sintra.
I believe the ship docks outside the center of Lisbon at a tram station called Alcantara Mar. I am wondering if there is a direct route to Sintra from Alcantara Mar or if I have to transfer in central Lisbon.
Also, since my time there will be limited, can anyone suggest one palace/castle that is best to spend time visiting? I have heard that there is a bus (434) at the Sintra station that will make a circular route uphill and I want to enjoy visiting at one of the stops.
Also would like to have a light lunch so if you have any suggestions, please share them.
I appreciate any and all advice on how best to spend the day.
and happy travels,