I think I've been there. Does the palace have an upright royal bathtub? -phma 22:15, 14 Aug 2004 (EDT)
I just been to Sintra, a few observations:
As late as mid july is still out-of-season, there pleanty of room, finding parking spots takes a little time, but not terribly difficult, if you are willing to walk a little and enjoy the view. Like everywhere in Portugal the road signs however are non-existing at best, and often wrong, so buy a very accurate up-to-date road map.
Everything in Sintra closes around 18:00 (some places at 19), so be arrive there no later than 16. This includes many places to eat. The closing hours do not change in high season. 188.8.131.52 05:19, 18 July 2007 (EDT)
the tram is working now until September 25th 2011. They go every hour, beginning at 9:20 am from Sintra. The cost of the Ticket is 2€ for flat fare, 1€ for half ticket and for children up to 6 years is free.