Day trip

Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

From US$ 87 per person

In a quiet environment, a few minutes from the capital, enjoy a great selection of the best villages near Sintra. Explore the most traditional villages that preserve Portuguese roots.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Your hotel or apartment in the Lisbon city area, Sintra, or Cascais.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the most iconic traditional villages arround Sintra
  • Explore the Portuguese roots preserved through smells, colors, and more
  • Visit the charming Azenhas do Mar village
  • Get to know the traditional Portuguese architecture of the Saloia Region
  • Walk through time at the village of José Franco
Full description
In a quiet environment a few minutes from the capital, explore a great selection of the best villages near Sintra. The fact that these villages continue to have unusual life habits, they recreate the way of life of Portugal's ancestors, preserved through smells, colors, and traditions. Visit the charming Azenhas do Mar, a village that has become one of the most famous Portuguese tourist spots. Discover the village of Penedo, perched high on a hillside still home to traditional houses. Walk along its steep and winding streets and alleys. It is a treasure of the traditional architecture of the saloia region. Visit secret villages where you will feel like you are in an open-air museum, where the way of life of Portugal's ancestors is preserved. Travel back in time in the village of José Franco. Get to know a local man's dream that recreated a village of ethnographic character, a testimony to the way of life of the ancient local people.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver and local guide
  • Guided visit inside monuments and buildings
  • Fresh bottled water
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (the guide can suggest a place for you to get a traditional lunch)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

At the main entrance door to the Lisbon Zoo, Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, 1549-004 Lisboa, Portugal. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tour's itinerary can change depending on weather and traffic conditions
  • This tour requires good weather. If the tour is canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour requires a minimum number of participants, if the tour is canceled due to the minimum not being met, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour will have a maximum of 10 participants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Of course in Sintra one must visit Pena & other palaces, and Quinta de Regaleira. But there are so many MORE gems that are hidden as well. This tour is a must to actually learn about traditional life in Portugal (which the normal tourist sites do not show at all). And Filipe was a fantastic tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and very fun. He obviously loves his country as well. If all you want to learn is who built a chair in a palace, this is not the tour for you - stick with the run-of-the-mill palace tours. But if you want to know what life was like in the small village, call Filipe. You won’t be disappointed.

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May 4, 2021

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