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  2. Lisbon District
  3. Sintra
  4. Quinta da Regaleira

Lisbon: Half-Day Guided Tour of Sintra & Quinta da Regaleira

Product ID: 330791
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Travel by train from Lisbon and discover the magical natural beauty and history that Sintra has to offer. With the help of an expert guide, try a delicious local pastry and explore the mystical narrow streets of this delightful town.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Sintra with an expert guide
  • Learn about the history and culture of this magical town
  • Visit the ´Garden of Eden´
  • Try a local pastry
  • Explore the palace and gardens of ´Quinta da regaleira´
Full description
Sintra, famous for its romanticism architecture and paradisiacal landscapes, is a town located in forested hills 40-minutes outside of Lisbon. The town is reminiscent of a magical kingdom, whose delightful attractions and atmosphere will evoke images of magical fairy tales and love stories. Within Sintra you can discover ancient castles and elaborate moorish palaces which help to give this delightful town an out of this world feel.

During your tour, you will learn all about the history, culture and people that have occupied this fascinating region. The guide will start your tour by walking you through the lush national park of Sintra which has an incredible amount of fauna, so green and bountiful that the gardens were described as the ´garden of Eden´ by the poet Lord Byron. The guide will then take you through the historical center of the town, passing by spots of elaborate moorish architecture whilst explaining the origins of the style and how it came to Sintra. Your journey will continue through the maze like winding alley streets on the search for the best typical pastries of Sintra called Travesseiros.

After your taste buds have been satisfied, you will be guided to one of the biggest gardens of Sintra inside the ´Quinta da regaleira´. This palace was owned by a very wealthy Portuguese man who aimed to project his mystic beliefs in alchemy and symbolism into the architecture of his palace and grounds. There, you can explore the palace´s underground tunnels and hear stories of knights and the ancient rituals he believed in.

As the tour draws to a close, you will arrive at the main square of Palacio Nacional de Sintra. Your guide will highlight interesting information and stories about the areas of Sintra that surround you. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to explore this magical town with its incredible culture and history that you have learnt about for yourself.
Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Half-day walking tour
  • Intriguing stories and legends
  • Round-trip from meeting point (train)
  • Entrance to Quinta da Regaleira
  • One typical Sintra pastry

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Meeting point

Look for your tour guide at Rossio square. Look for staff who wear yellow t-shirts near the statue, right in the middle.

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From US$ 52.69 per person

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Product ID: 330791