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Day trip to Sintra

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Day trip to Sintra

We will be in Lisbon before getting a rental car for the rest of the trip around Portugal. We plan to do a day trip to Sintra on a Sunday. Are we better to delay getting our rental car until after we visit Sintra and go there by public transport? If so any suggestions as to how best to travel to and around Sintra for the day?

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1. Re: Day trip to Sintra

Do you plan to go to Sintra and return to Lisboa or, after visiting Sintra do you want to go somewhere else? If your plan is not to return to Lisboa then it's preferable to take the car (but arrive early if you're going on summer), if your plan is to returm to Lisboa then go by train (frequent urban trains at Rossio train station) and once at Sintra take the bus. Some buses at Sintra do the "touristic" routes www.scotturb.com/Default.aspx… (bus #434 and 435).

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2. Re: Day trip to Sintra

Yes we are returning to Lisbon, so it seems as if train is best. We are travelling in June so I guess that makes parking an issue

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3. Re: Day trip to Sintra

Certainly does. I visited Sintra a couple of years ago in early June and the place was at a standstill with traffic and parking.

Far better to go by train. The buses 434 and 435 start right outside the station.

Buy a day ticket for best value.

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4. Re: Day trip to Sintra

Thanks. Your information is very helpful

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5. Re: Day trip to Sintra

By far, the best tour you could take is from Topten Tours. You get a private car with a private tour guide, all day, pickup and drop off, speaks perfect english, and is great for everyone. He is great with families, very knowledgeable, and friendly. Extremely relatable as well. Would definitely recommend.

He will show you whatever you would like to see. Knows all the ropes, takes you to get great treats and Sintra as well. The tour is absolutely customized to your liking. For us, he showed us Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais on the coast all in one day. It was awesome.

http://www.toptentours.eu/

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6. Re: Day trip to Sintra

Thanks. I will follow it up.

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7. Re: Day trip to Sintra

There are also many other reliable companies operating at http://www.getyourguide.com (tripadvisor partner). That's always good to know people working well receiving tourists in here ;)

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