Sintra
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Our most recommended Sintra Walking Tours

  • Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

    1. Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

    Join this mystical and romantic tour and go back in time to visit the ancient village of Sintra. You'll walk through historical roads whilst observing the surrounding vegetation, which is bound to provide you with a relaxing sensation. Sintra is one of the most romantic villages in Portugal, and whilst there you will learn of the role that it had for the Portuguese monarchy. You'll also discover famous myths surrounding Pena Palace, exactly what sits inside the Seteais Palace, and why there is a labyrinth in Quinta da Regaleira. You will visit the famous Sintra Mountain and the Pena Park and Palace, with plenty of time for you to explore the grounds. Get ready to experience Sintra from a different perspective, as your local charismatic guide reveals interesting facts about the ancient village.

  • Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    2. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

    Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais.

    Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Enjoy the freedom of choice on whether you want an included entry ticket and tour of the colorful Pena Palace, or whether you prefer to gain some extra free time instead.

    Arriving early at Sintra means greater chances of avoiding long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-...

    Excellent tour - Joao was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. We had such great weather to explore Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Highly recommend.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

    3. From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

    Fall in love with magical Sintra, the lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period. Its stunning landscape is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity site that is begging for exploration. Start the tour with a walk through the city center of Sintra and go to the decorative Quinta da Regaleira estate to explore the famous initiation well and the many lakes, fountains and the aquarium dotted across its grounds. The journey continues to the eclectic Monserrate Palace, a glorious estate that once served as a summer residence for the Portuguese court. Lunchtime will be spent wandering around the historical village, followed by a quick stop at local patisseries where you can try some of Sintra's well-known delicacies. Continuing on to the exotic Pena Park, come across the magnificent Pena Palace, a remarkable building complete with different decorative styles, symbols, and intrigui...

    Loved spending all the time in Sintra instead of going there as only part of the excursion. Our guide Mathew was excellent in terms of breadth and depth of knowledge about the history of many things ! Not just Sintra but a big picture of all of Portugal and Spain .. of the Iberian peninsula . Very friendly and easy to work with . Good timing to see things plus personal time to shop , lunch , etc including knowledge of design in the castles .

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

    4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

    Benefit from a guided tour inside the Quinta Regaleira and Pena Palace. Fall in love with Sintra, a village full of magic and mystery, the lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period and also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to treat yourself and loved ones to a private experience with your own guide and pickup from your own hotel. Alternatively, you can get picked up from a convenient location in the center of Lisbon. Accompanied by an enthusiastic and dedicated tour guide, you will visit Quinta da Regaleira and enjoy its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Well. Uncover the mysteries of each place and learn about the orders of the Freemasons and the Knights Templar. During the lunch break in Sintra's old town, you will have free time to explore the historical and charming streets. You will also have time t...

    We had a fantastic time on this tour! Our guide, Maria, was fantastic and so informative. We really appreciated how small the group was (only 8 of us), which allowed for everyone to get to know one another, ask a ton of questions and do what we were all interested in. I would absolutely recommend anyone this tour if they are interested in seeing two amazing sites and picking up a ton of info as they go. The only thing I would tell people in advance is definitely plan for this tour to go a little over. We learned quickly the Portuguese people don't really stick to tight timetables and it's important to be flexible and go with the flow. If you can do that, you'll have an amazing time. So just don't make dinner reservations for right after the tour - you probably won't make them. But the info you'll pick up instead will make this extra time soooo worth it!!!!

  • Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    5. Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to G...

    Agnes and the driver (sorry, I do not really remember his name) were wonderful guides! Extremely friendly, light-hearted, easy to communicate, happy, up to some laughs people. The sight-seeing was amazing, would definitely recommend for anyone who's interested in seeing more than the heavily tourist populated places, monuments or attractions. Had the best time on the road and while walking around, received lots of extra tips on what to do after the tour (which we definitely took on board) and had lots of laughs and made some unforgettable memories. Thank you a lot and best wishes from Lithuania! Keep up the good work! Lukas and Indre.

  • Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

    6. 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 ...

  • From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    7. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet your local guide at your hotel, then hop in an air-conditioned minibus/SUV and begin your full-day adventure. A UNESCO World Heritage Listed Location, Sintra is bursting with palaces, mansions, and romantic charm. On the tour, immerse yourself in the rich history of the town and discover why it has been a source of inspiration for authors and artists throughout the centuries. Follow your guide through the picturesque streets of the town’s historic center, and stop at a local café for a traditional Portuguese pastry. Then climb the winding mountain roads to the stunning Sintra National Palace and admire its array of eclectic architectural styles, including Moorish, Manueline, Gothic, and Mudéjar. Later, make your way to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, soak up breathtaking views of the infinite blue Atlantic Ocean and lose yourself in the gli...

    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.

  • Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    8. Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    Travel along the Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. You will see beautiful views, white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses and old mansions. Passing by Estoril, you'll see the largest casino in Europe. At Cascais, take your time to walk around the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family. Bask in the narrow alleys and see the traditional Portuguese white houses, the stunning beaches and relaxing shores. Get sweeping ocean views from Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe. This place, “where the land ends and sea begins”, mastering the turbulent waters up to 140-meters high crushing loudly against the rocks offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. Get your camera ready because Cabo da Roca is a real-life postcard. Sintra is a magical, mounta...

    Flexible itinerary, spacious mini van and helpful local guide. We had a great day out in Sintra and Cascais and were picked up conveniently from our Lisbon hotel. Recommended private tour.

  • Sintra: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    9. Sintra: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Following pick-up from the train station in Sintra, explore the magical resort town by tuk tuk. Discover why UNESCO granted it World Heritage status first hand as you visit some of the fairytale palaces and gardens. Marvel at the romantic architecture of buildings such as the emblematic Pena Palace and Seteais Palace. Hear how Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle using a mix of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance styles. Journey through some of the parks and gardens full of exotic trees and plants. Explore how the artistic town became the blueprint for landscape architecture throughout Europe at sites such as the amazing Quinta da Regaleira.

    Definitely worth doing to get your bearings. Our guide gave us lots of very useful info and maps. Really great way to get around for a couple of hours.

  • Sintra: Free 2-Hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    10. Sintra: Free 2-Hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet your friendly local guide at the Town Hall of Sintra at the foot of the Sintra Mountains that give the town its name. Walk through the streets of the town that was the first European site listed by UNESCO as a Cultural Landscape as you learn its history from birth to the present. Visit the Sintra National Palace, built in the 16th century and noted for its different architectural styles including Moorish, Manueline, Gothic, and Mudéjar. Continue the walk to the Seteais Palace, built in the 18th century, it now operates as a luxurious hotel and offers panoramic views of the Pena Palace. As you move through Sintra, get to know the legends that surround this city from your expert local guide. In addition, discover its most typical gastronomy with a stop to try the traditional queijadas de Sintra pastry and some regional Colares wine.

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 294 reviews

I have to say I’ve been on many tours, but this one definitely takes the cake. If I was to give a golden globe this one would get an Emmy. The tour itself was beautiful and pena palace was just breathtaking, along with cascais and of course Sintra town, but the guide was what made it worthwhile. The absolute banter that was had while at the destination and on the journey even was next to nothing. Vitor was educational, helpful and an absolute gem of a human! His humour and knowledge was fantastic. He asked questions that allowed the group to discuss openly and bond as a whole, even with language barriers. We learnt all about different cultures and languages from different corners of the world as the group was mixed and we got on very well with everyone. It’s a 12/10 from me and would 110% recommend to a friend #pógmothóin

The tour was great with great tourguide Mario who knows history and surroundings very well - actually no question w/o answers... places are amazing and scenic...

Matthew was a great tour guide and was extremely knowledge about almost every aspect of Sintra; from the history and castles to the nature and environment.

It was a wonderful tour; exceptionally organized with a knowledgable and funny tour guide (Joao) and we were able to see the best parts of Sintra.

The palaces and countryside around Sintra are a must see if you are in Lisbon and this small group tour with guide is excellent.