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How to plan the best itinerary of Sintra (Pena Palace-Castle of the Moors-Rigaleira Palace-Sunset at Cape Roca) in 1 day?

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How to plan the best itinerary of Sintra (Pena Palace-Castle of the Moors-Rigaleira Palace-Sunset at Cape Roca) in 1 day?

alex_uni ” 12 Jun 2017, 16:01

Sunny and summer mood everyone! Will be 1 full day in Sintra in June. The plan is this: arrive from Lisbon in the morning at Sintra train station and take the 434 bus to Pena Palace and Park, go down to the Moorish fortress and walk back to the train station. We have lunch, then take bus 435 to the Rigaleira palace complex and return by a roundabout bus to the train station. After – we take the 403 to Cape Roca and watch the sunset there, take a cab to Cascais and take the train back home to Lisbon Questions of interest: 1) is our route optimal: are there any comments or recommendations? 2) should we order tickets to the palaces and parks online with a 5% discount each ( http://www.parquesdesintra.pt/. ening- . nd-prices/ ) or will it be cheaper to choose to buy a comprehensive ticket for the points of interest on the spot at the ticket offices? If ordering online – do we have to print out the tickets or is there a barcode that we can show through our cell phone? 3) if we absolutely want to see the sunset at Cape Roca, then after that there will be no bus to Cascais (the last departure is at 20-40 http://www.scotturb.com/carreiras/horarios/ ) and we will need to order a cab – how much can it cost? order an uber possible or not worth it? (there are 4 of us) 4) I counted correctly that a daily Train & Bus ticket, which costs 15 euros will cost us more if we buy separately on each route 1.8*2 (round trip rail card with zapping) + 3 (to Palais de Pena one way) + 2.50 (to Palais de Rigaleira round trip) + ? 4 (to Cape Rock) = 13 euros ? 5) is it worth taking the bus from the station to the palace of Rigaleira or is it quite possible to walk to it ? 6) where is the tastiest and cheapest place to eat lunch on our way ? 7) maybe we should supplement the itinerary with more Montserat?

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Re: How to optimally plan an itinerary around Sintra (Pena Palace-Castle of the Moors-Rigaleira Palace-Sunset at Cape Roca) in 1 day?

savl1 ” 12 Jun 2017, 16:26

I think with such a busy schedule it is better not to look for something specific, but to eat on the way and on the situation, where you will be hungry and there will be eateries:)

Well, you should know better. I would, for example, if anything to add to the “big three”, I would add the Capuchin monastery. But in your case (without a car and with the cape), I think, it is not worth adding anything.

alex_uni wrote (a) 12 Jun 2017, 16:01: Is it worth taking the bus from the station to the palace of Rigaleira or can you quite walk to it?

Have you looked at the map? https://www.google.ru/maps/dir/Sintra/3 . 86!1m0!3e2 . How do you estimate such a distance for yourself? In such cases, it is always important to save energy and time. What is more important for you (if the bus is a long wait) – again the question to you:) If you don’t have to wait long for the bus, and it goes straight to Kint – probably better to drive up, save your legs…

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Re: How to optimally plan an itinerary around Sintra (Pena Palace-Castle of the Moors-Rigaleira Palace-Sunset at Cape Roca) in 1 day?

VA ” 12 Jun 2017, 21:23

alex_uni wrote(a) 12 Jun 2017, 16:01: Take bus 434 to Pena Palace and Park, go down to the Moors fortress and walk back to the train station.

A few notes – the Moors Fortress and the Pena Palace are on adjacent hills about the same height. The entrances are at the foot of the hills. To the castle of the Moors another kilometer to climb up the hill on paths and narrow steep stone stairs. To the Palace of Pena, too, go uphill, but here there is a bus, not free. This is to calculate the time needed to see it.

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You can buy a ticket to the park only, or you can buy a ticket to the park and the Palace of Pena (more expensive) to see the interiors. If you visit the royal palaces in Lisbon, I don’t think you should go to the palace, it’s not that interesting.

Somewhat confused by your desire to walk is all the time, which is not enough:) Only from the Moorish fortress to the train station is more than three km. In that case, you need to go down not to the train station, but to the National Palace, here, around the square, there are a lot of restaurants, and take a meal of the day – it turns out fast. From there it’s a closer walk to Quinta as well.

alex_uni wrote (a) 12 Jun 2017, 16:01: Is our route optimal: any comments or recommendations

Purely theoretically or by car, to see everything is realistic. But here’s the thing with transportation. Don’t you want to consider, as an option, a tour from Lisbon? Then you’re sure you’ll get everywhere without a cab, and you’ll be pampered with a story:)

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