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Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

1. Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

Uncover the mysteries of Sintra and discover hidden gems on this guided walking tour of Sintra. Listen to local curiosities, legends, and secret stories from your guide.  Meet your friendly and passionate local guide outside Sintra train station. You will start your tour admiring the fantastic city hall building. Walking along the promenade towards the center of the village, admire the statues displayed along the way. After a brief stop at the Moorish fountain, head into the historical center. Now it's time to have a tasting of the typical pastry from Sintra, the famous Travesseiro. Enjoy the impressive views of Moorish castle from the National Palace. Next, head towards the Palace of Seteais, passing by the church of San Martinho, the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula, and a small romantic waterfall. From the Palace de Setais, you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Pena Palace and the Atlantic Ocean. End the tour by visiting the impressive Quinta da Regaleira and explore its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Well.

Lisbon Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

2. Lisbon Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on this self-guided walking tour through Lisbon. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials received upon booking. Explore Lisbon at any time without scheduling, just log in to the app and start playing.  Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn interesting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Discover another side to Lisbon on this tour. Walk around and embrace the history, culture, and best of all, make sure you stop to taste the local delicacy, Pasteis de Belem (custard tarts). Scavenger hunts are great for special events. So if you're planning a bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday party, or team-building event, this might be the perfect activity for you. Along the tour, visit the Miraduro de Sao Pedro Alcantara, Foz Palace, Rossio Square, Sao Roque Church, Luis de Camoes Square, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the Praca do comercio, and Lisbon Cathedral, where the tour ends.

Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

3. Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

Follow the footsteps of the mysterious Knights Templar, a religious-military order, on this full-day tour. The Templars played an important role Portugal's history from the country's foundation, until the era of Portuguese discoveries. Visit the picturesque village of Constância, as well as Almourol Castle, built by the Templars on a small island. See the Tomar Convent of Christ, a church inspired by the temple of Solomon. Explore its many cloisters and see the iconic Manueline window. Both offer insight to the Knights Templar. Tomar was the former headquarters of the Templars, making this place one of the most important sites in the medieval world, and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Venture next to the Gothic-style Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a gorgeous 12th century church erected for the Knights Templar. Your guide will accompany you along the way, sharing stories and curiosities about the place you visit.

Lisbon: Alfama Exploration Game

4. Lisbon: Alfama Exploration Game

Here's a sneak peek to the storyline: “You are a Private Investigator in charge of solving the mysterious disappearance, and possible murder, of Teresa do Carmo. She is a famous fado singer, known as one of the Seven Grand Wonders of Alfama. You do suspect foul play, a crime of passion. Teresa do Carmo had a bohemian reputation, and maybe one of her lovers did the bad deed.” As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? The city game starts at Portal da Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha. It will take you around 2 to 2.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Cais das Colunas. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

Lisbon: Belém Mysterious Historical City Exploration Game

5. Lisbon: Belém Mysterious Historical City Exploration Game

Take on the role of a Portuguese sailor and explore Lisbon's past on this city exploration game. Uncover the history of the Belém neighborhood in a unique way by solving riddles and following clues to complete your challenge on a mobile phone app. Start your game at the famous Belém Tower and work your way through historic locations. Solve challenges and watch the story unfold, with the directions on your phone guiding you to the next location. Explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. Leave your map at home: the app offers precise directions through the city. Along the way, you’ll read fascinating stories about the different destinations and discover their fascinating histories.

Lisbon: City of Spies Guided Walking Tour

6. Lisbon: City of Spies Guided Walking Tour

Learn about Portuguese politics, major challenges, and the juiciest spy stories on this guided walking tour in Lisbon. Step back in time to the ambiance of WWII and discover how it turned the city into a hot nest of spies, profiteers, and escapees. Find out all about the game of shadows’ best players and more as you explore the city. Choose between a private or non-private tour. As you walk the streets of Lisbon, hear about double agents, refugees, Nazi gold, royal families in exile, Portuguese neutrality, Salazar’s dictatorship, escape routes, and famous movie stars. Discover the lonely fight of the Portuguese consul in Brussels, the spy network on Allied ship convoys, and the RAF and Luftwaffe battles on the coast of Portugal. At the time of WWII, neutral Lisbon hosted the most crafty spies and double agents of the war, inspiring writers like Ian Flemming and Graham Green. Besides spies and anonymous refugees, Lisbon hosted European royalty and famous artists, writers, and socialites en route to the U.S. The city also became probably the only place in war-torn Europe where all sides were able to meet on equal grounds.

Lisbon: Old Town Strange Events City Exploration Game

7. Lisbon: Old Town Strange Events City Exploration Game

Explore Lisbon's past by embarking on a city exploration game on a mobile phone app. Uncover the history of the Old Town in a unique way by solving riddles and following clues to complete your challenge. Start your game at the Old Convent of the Holy Trinity. Feel free to complete the quest at your own pace as there is no time limit. Pause the game and resume it anytime. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Leave your map at home — the app offers precise directions through the city. Read fascinating stories about the different destinations you are led to and discover events that took place there as well as the people who used to live or work there. Storyline The vibrant roosters in Lisbon, one of the most cherished symbols of Portugal, have lost all their color, turning grey. The disappearance of the Rooster of Barcelos, who saved an innocent man from hanging, could be a threat to the course of all justice. That’s why you’re here. As a not-so-average zoologist, you specialize in what people consider only mythological creatures. You’re ready to hunt down the Rooster and convince it to go back to its duties before its absence causes too much damage.

Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

8. Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

You will walk around the edge of the mountain, between old parts of the village and the hills, with a few stops along the way, where you will see in the distance some monuments including the old Royal Palace, Pena Palace, Sintra's Castle (Moorish Castle), amongst others landmarks, and you'll hear about how they were in the past, as well as some unusual historical tales conveyed to you by a historian. The second part of the walk will take you on a short excursion in the dark of the mountain. The terrain will be mostly regular, with the exception of some parts in which a few steps will require climbing. Nothing extraordinary for people with no mobility impairments. Overall, the effort implied in the whole night walk is equivalent to a whole afternoon strolling in a touristic place. This second part will include some stops when you'll hear about some of Sintra's most curious and least known intriguing stories.  In this night walk in Sintra, prepare yourself to hear about what some figures of the past have dreamt here, how their dreams have spawned monuments, what sound and sight they experienced in the Mountains and in the shore, and what fears arose from what they heard in the night. Interior access to the monuments is not included. Though you will know very discreet monuments unknown even to the Portuguese. Needless to say you may feel at will to ask any question you may have related to Sintra's History. You will end your night walk at Sintra's Historic Centre, where you'll then have the opportunity to experience its nocturnal tranquility.

Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Smartphone Exploration Game

9. Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Smartphone Exploration Game

Explore the romantic streets of the Sintra neighborhood in Lisbon as you follow clues and solve puzzles on your phone. See some of the local sights at your own pace. Go to the starting point at Sintra's train station for your first puzzle. Watch the story unfold as you move between locations solving each challenge. Take time to discover the sights at each location. You can pause the game and come back to it at any point. Use the app's navigation to get from place to place. See some local attractions, find out what happens in the story, and learn some interesting facts about the famous people and events of Sintra along the way.

Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

10. Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

Early in the night, you will be met by your guide, a historian, at Sintra's Historic Centre to being your night walk where you have the unique opportunity of hearing the true background of mysticism involving Sintra beginnings, through the words of Sintra's foremost history researcher, with the additional advantage of visiting a tourist spot like Sintra away from the usual crowds. After being introduced to what legends and myths are and their impact in the village through time, you'll begin your way across the mountain (by road and having very short trails) in the dark of the night. With the stars hanging above you, the nocturnal landscape will be broken by the sight of a few monuments in the distance including the National Palace, and Pena Palace. You will also see some peculiar sites whose pasts and what they enclose would elude a regular guide. Your guide will tell you about these various sites and you will learn how they impacted the traditions and way of thinking of the local people - especially the ancient ones. From the highest parts of the mountain, the silence you will find uncommon, you'll hear about some of the strange memoirs that history left in the documents and manuscripts from past centuries.

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What people are saying about Lisbon District

This tour was fantastic! Our guide Isabella was very kind and told us details about Sintra we could never find in a guidebook. We had lots of fun and she answered all of our questions both in Spanish and English. Overall this was well worth the money and was an unexpected highlight of our trip!

Great vitor, great professional and sympathy in abundance, we loved the visit and the history of Sintra, when we return we will try to meet him and have him guide us through the Palacio De la Pena.

Isabel was great! She made sure we appreciate the hidden gems of Sintra. Isabel knew what she was talking about and knew how to introduce it into the right century context. Obrigado, Sarai & Ivan

Great tour guide! One of our best activities during our stay in Portugal!

We had a great time with Ricardo! Highly recommend!