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Private Tour or Public Transport

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Private Tour or Public Transport

Hi can anyone advise me please which is the best way to see sintra Private Tour or go public transport. There will be 6/7 people in our group we want to see as much as possible. Thanks Tina

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1. Re: Private Tour or Public Transport

It's perfectly feasible to visit the sights of Sintra by train then bus. The local bus company runs scheduled services every 15 - 20 minutes connecting all the sights, some of which are out of town at the tops of tall hills.

You can buy a one day pass for 10 Euros covering all the routes. Other passes are available, eg for the 'Pena' circuit or the 'Villa Express' on their own.

If you are coming from Lisbon, there is a combined Train / Bus pass available from certain stations which adds the train from Lisbon to Sintra (normally €4.30 return) for an extra €2.

You can find all the details in English at www.scotturb.com

I don't know what a private tour would cost per head.

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2. Re: Private Tour or Public Transport

Thank you so much I will look this up. Tina

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3. Re: Private Tour or Public Transport

Since you are 6/7 people, the private tour it's not a bad idea!

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4. Re: Private Tour or Public Transport

Check out Lux Invicta Day tours. We spent a few days with their guide, Miguel, on our recent trip to Lisbon. They can take up to 7 people and he can custom the tour as to what you want to see. They will also pick you up from where you are staying. Prices are reasonable and he is full of knowledge and very friendly.

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5. Re: Private Tour or Public Transport

Usually I use Top Ten Tours for my clients

You can see some posts about them here

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g189158-d3…

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6. Re: Private Tour or Public Transport

There are several good private tours companies operating in Lisbon and Sintra. You can check on tripadvisor and decide by your own based on reviews and prices:

tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g189158-Activiti…

tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g189164-Activiti…

Sintra can be done using public transportation, but if you are there for one day only, walking and using the public transportation will require lot of time, which means, less things to see monuments and attractions. Although, of course will be much cheaper than a private tour.

If you decide to go by yourself, be there very early, around 9h-9h30 otherwise you will find everything crowded, specially the bus going up to the castle and the palace.

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7. Re: Private Tour or Public Transport

Thanks guys, I will look into these. Tina

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