Sintra and Belém: Tapas Food Tour in a Convertible Beetle

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6 reviews

Sintra and Belém: Tapas Food Tour in a Convertible Beetle

From $364.92 per group up to 3

Take a 6-hour tour in a convertible Beetle that begins with a morning drive to Sintra, passing through scenic landscapes with scheduled stops to experience a selection of Portuguese traditional flavors. Marvel at the spectacular views as well.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Available at any hotel or local accommodation within central Lisbon.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy views of Cabo da Roca as you enjoy some special local wine and tastes of Sintra
  • Discover Belém and try out its traditional treats
  • Enjoy the ride on a vintage Beetle
Full description
You’ll first head towards the picturesque Sintra adorned with exquisite palaces, mansions, and romanticism. Sintra is a World Heritage area that is a treasure for its natural attractions, monuments, and unexplainable magic. You’ll see the most important landmarks in a blessing experience by Beetle while the landscape will change from mountain to wild and rugged beaches, and city life. Sintra’s gastronomy is varied and rich and will make this experience unforgettable. With regard to sweets, a sure highlight is the “Queijadas de Sintra”’ (Sintra tartlets), an ancient sweet which dates back to the Middle Ages. Others that can be tasted include ”Travesseiros” and ”Fofos de Belas”, in addition to jam produced according to traditional preparation methods.  See the westernmost point in Europe (Cabo da Roca) and taste the flavors of Sintra before heading down the coast to Cascais, the village with the best hot dog trailer and the best views in the city. Following the coastline, you’ll watch as the ocean becomes a river, you’ll taste the special flavors of Belém, and you’ll finish off your tour with a traditional bifana (a yummy pork sandwich). *Included: Liquor and Portuguese pastry, traditional tapas, drinks. Tastings The selection of the tasting experience will depend on availability and your preferences. This is a general sample of some of the food & drink experiences that can be included in the tour: • Travesseiros: in the shape of a pillow (“travesseiro” in Portuguese), this dough-based pastry with egg cream and almond has a special secret ingredient • Custard Tarts: Lisbon’s ex-libris whose original recipe comes from the Jerónimos Monastery located in Belém area • Codfish Cakes: A symbol of the traditional Portuguese gastronomy • Bifana: The greatest pork steak sandwiches • Portuguese Green Wine: Unique Portuguese wine that originated in the historic Minho province in the far north of the country • Tinned Fish Degustation: One of the greatest Portuguese gastronomic traditions (sardines, mackerel or tuna).
Includes
  • Transportation by VW Beetle convertible (up to 3 people)
  • Private driver/guide
  • Liquor
  • Portuguese pastry
  • Traditional tapas
  • Drinks
  • One bottle of water per person
  • Company Liability Insurance and Personal Injury Insurance
  • Pick-up and drop off in Lisbon (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Maximum of 3 people per vehicle, bookings of up to 9 people (3 Beetles)
  • As a vintage vehicle it is not mandatory for the Beetles to have safety seatbelts so if you’re traveling with minors please inform the tour operator beforehand
  • Children younger than 12 years old can only ride in Beetles with seatbelts in the back seat; as long as their height is shorter than 1.35 meter (4.42 feet) and sill using the appropriate CRS (Child Retention System)
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult. It is mandatory to sign a term of responsibility for children up to 13 years old
  • Price is per vehicle and not per person
  • Not recommended to mentally or physically incapacitated people. It´s forbidden for intoxicated people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4/5
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A great day was had by all.

Arthur our Purple VW Convertable arrived at the correct time and explained our day. We left the top on in the beginning as it was reasonably cool and proceeded onwards .Arthurspoke really good English and we visited a few sights en route to Sintra. I had forgotten it was Easter Saturday and the traffic was really bad.The weather was now perfect and we enjoyed the trip with the hood down. When we got to the windy road up to Sintra Castle there was a big traffic jam and took us a long time to reach the gates. Once inside the Castle grounds the Easter crowds were so heavy that you needed two hours in the queue before you could get in so we only had a quick look about. Back to the VW but the traffic was herendous and Arthur had to go down the hill and back up again as all car parks were filled up. He eventually made it so we decided to tour around and see other sites.We eventually were treated to a 12 hour day instead of only 6 hours. We had a great lunch at the seaside. What a great day .

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April 21, 2019

Great tour, highly recommend it! Joao was great!!!

This was a fantastic tour and our guide, Joao (John), was incredibly friendly and knowledgable. Starting from the moment he picked us up at our hotel, he pointed out historical landmarks and shared so much of Portugal's long history along the way. John was considerate, thoughtful and catered to our needs. The tour took us to Sintra, Caba da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe (and what a beautiful spot it is), the beautiful town of Cascais, and the Belem area of Lisbon. We tasted so many delicious foods and drinks and John did a wonderful job of explaining and giving us a little history about everything we were eating or drinking. And we loved being in the VW Beetle convertible. There is not a better way to explore this beautiful area of Portugal and learn so much about the country’s history and culture! Our only mistake was not booking this earlier in our trip and doing a second day! Thank you John, we had such a fun day and so many laughs! We will be back again!!

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May 20, 2017

Flott tur for å se, men ikke for å spise som en konge

Turen var flott med en kunnskapsrik guide som snakket godt engelsk og kunne masse spennende fakta. Vi så fantastiske steder/utsikter. Når det gjelder spise som en konge så er det overdrevet - noen små kaker, hot dog, vann og et lite glass portvin. Det var det vi fikk på hele 6-timers tur, så å kalle det kongelig er vel ikke riktig.

May 8, 2017

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