Monserrate Palace

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What people are saying about Monserrate Palace

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 143 reviews

This trip from Villa Tours was our absolute favorite part of our trip to Lisbon! Villa tours was extremely helpful and communicative, contacting us days before our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. They set us up with a beautiful route and the drive in the open air car through the hills around Sintra was amazing. It was great to be able to stop anywhere we wanted, but were also able to see the monuments. We had use of the car for the whole day. Plus, parking, which is hard to find at some stops was a lot easier with this tiny car!! Villa Tours checked up on us throughout the trip and were readily available should we have any issues. We highly recommend this experience for the price and will definitely visit Villa Tours again on our next trip to explore another area! Thank you for an amazing journey through your beautiful area!

We were a tour group of two for an all day excursion on February 17. Luis was our guide. Summary: Luis made Sintra and the three properties we visited come alive. We enjoy castles/estates and gardens, and did we get that. We visited Quinta da Regaleria, Monserrate, and Pena Palace in that order, along with lunch in Sintra The lack of crowds, fantastic weather that went from misty/cloudy to sunny, a tour guide gushing information and able to design our visit on the fly around our interests and good fitness level, resulted in what I call a scintillating spectacular day. There is no flat in these places and he was able to take us off the beaten path where we saw no other people in the three gardens. It was like we owned the place!

We were surprised to have basically a private tour tailored to our needs! It was a wonderful experience where we learned a lot about the region, had great conversations, and also time to ourselves to explore. The highlight was the palace at Queluz! We practically had it to ourselves! I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone and will be in contact to organize my next tour when I’m in Portugal!

Lovely park with lots of different plant species. Monserrate Palace is absolutely beautiful and great for some romantic photos . I only wish that the digital map was more easily available, so the website does need some refining. At the moment you can only find the map, either by searching on the site, or by going to the “Professionals” area and then selecting “Press”.

Very much enjoyed our day with Miguel. He was very personable and informative. He allowed us to spend time in places that were of interest to us without rushing us or imposing his desires on us. It made this tour so much more enjoyable than with a whole crowd of tourists who all had to do the same things.