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Old Feb 21st, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Has anyone taken a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon in Portugal?

My friend and I will be in Lisbon for a few days in March, and are interested in travelling to the town of Sintra for a day while we are there. Has anyone done a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, or been to Sintra? Is it worth the trip? I have seen sights which have said it is a great place to visit. What is the best way to see Sintra, independently or through a tour company? Any advice is welcome!
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Old Feb 21st, 2009, 09:56 AM
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Many do day trips from Lisbon to Sintra. It's a very easy day trip and definitely worth it! We did it independently; no tour necessary.

I don't have all the details (train #'s, bus #'s) and costs handy but will get those for you once I go back to my notes if someone else (Lobo, Sherry, Matt, etc) haven't responded before then.

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Many years ago (the only time we were in Portugal, we hired driver for the day and went to both Sintra, Cascasis and Queluz (as I recall). It was a long but wonderful day.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Very easy, and definitely worth it. See my recent TR: http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ing-lisbon.cfm and pix at kwilhelm.smugmug.com/Travel/667854

As WhereToStay says, there's a special one day pass that gets you on all trains and buses for the day.
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We did it several years ago using the Rick Steves book that someone gave me. As I remember, he had very detailed directions. Sintra is definitely worth a visit.
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