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Very slow and bumpy as expected but good for a change,step back in time,take the tram to the beach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trip to heaven

The trip is an opportunity to take photos of the marvelous forest and houses surrounding the rails... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Alcabideche, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very slow and bumpy as expected but good for a change,step back in time,take the tram to the beach and sit in the macais restaurant overlooking the beach,food and drinks good and reasonable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markhay
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The trip is an opportunity to take photos of the marvelous forest and houses surrounding the rails path without driving a car in a narrow road

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 743fernandot
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

To take the Sintra team to Praia Das Macas you pick it up from the MU.SE Sintra museum of Art, at the start of the line. Mon - Fri buy your tickets from the Vila Alda - Electric House Sintra, which is situated just before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank EmJ1980
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Took the Sintra Tram to the beach at Praia das Maçãs. It was noisy, rattly and great fun. It meanders along at a slow enough pace to see everything, sometimes giving you a glimpse into a back garden or two. Mainly runs alongside the road...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KevinD2011
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Sintra's old tram service to the coast was delightful, taking you from the town to the beach at little more than walking pace. Step back in time to a simpler age

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alvin f
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The tram is loud and slow, but a lovely way to travel if there's no rush and it wasn't expensive (8euros for our family). We arrived 20 mins early and there was space on a hot weekend, but it's a fairly long wait between trams....More

Date of experience: August 2018
8  Thank The_Travel_Bunch
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I can't think of a better way to get to the beach from Sintra. Pop into the nearby ticket office to buy your ticket and then relax of the slow journey down to Pria Das Macas, taking in the sights. Ok, it's a bit noisy,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank I S
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this trip very much, but there was an unexpected problem- it’s very noisy! The tram is really old, so it creaks awfully while turning. But the nature is beautiful, so anyway, you’ll enjoy it

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Mariya1224
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Makes for an interesting ride throughout the older parts of Lisbon. However, we waited 45 minutes to alight, then not all passengers were able to sit.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Eniko H
Reviewed June 30, 2018

great experience the electric cars...great way to get around, portugal has great public transportation

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Mila1013
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January 9, 2018|
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Response from Compass802678 | Reviewed this property |
The tram usually runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (even in the winter) so as May 1st is a Tuesday I'm afraid it probably isn't running - sorry! But as it's a public holiday there may be a special service - I have seen... More
September 5, 2017|
Response from JaninedeBric | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we live in Praia das Maçãs (the terminus of the tram), and confirm that it runs year round. During May, service is mostly regular (about every two hours, nearly every day) and during the winter months, it slows down... More
August 15, 2017|
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Response from 797JamesM | Reviewed this property |
I found on the city municipal of Sintra website an Horário de Verão 2017 do Eléctrico de Sintra (summer schedule of the Sintra tram 2017). It goes to 24 September 2017. Website is something like cm-sintra. pt We asked while... More
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