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From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights and Pena Palace Full-Day Tour

1. From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights and Pena Palace Full-Day Tour

Fall in love with Sintra, a lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period, on a day trip from Lisbon via an air-conditioned bus. See the stunning landscape classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of monuments like Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and Monserrate Palace. Start the tour by exploring the exotic Pena Park and the magnificent Pena Palace. This remarkable building is complete with different decorative styles, symbols, and intriguing features, and was once the royal family's official summer residence. Walk through Sintra's charming city center. Stop by the decorative Quinta da Regaleira estate. Explore the Initiation Well, a mysterious and unusual place. Spend your lunchtime strolling through the historical village. Enjoy a quick stop at local patisseries to try some of Sintra's well-known delicacies. Conclude your journey at the eclectic Monserrate Palace, a glorious estate that once served as a summer residence for the British elites in Portugal.

Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

2. Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

Hop into a classic Portuguese jeep to explore Sintra’s wonders. See the best of Sintra with the help of your tour guide, as you learn the incredible histories and explore the must-see landmarks in this 7-hour tour. Drive around three of the five stunning palaces of Sintra, the National Palace, Seteais Palace, Monserrate, as well as Moorish Castle. View the stunning palaces from multiple vantage points. Take in the gorgeous panoramic views of Sintra. Stop to visit Quinta de Regaleira. Marvel at the breathtaking architecture. Look deep into the initiation wells, that were once used for ceremonial purposes. Visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Admire the gorgeous views atop the cape and hear the immensity of the ocean clashing into the land beneath you. If your group chooses to, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to a wine tasting, and relax with some of the finest wines Sintra has to offer. As the last stop on your tour, enter Pena Palace. Admire the colorful, unique palace, that looks like it has come straight out of a fairytale. Capture your final tour photos, before your guide returns you to your drop-off.

Sintra: Castle & Quinta Regaleira with Tickets & Audio Tours

3. Sintra: Castle & Quinta Regaleira with Tickets & Audio Tours

Experience the Moorish Castle and the Quinta da Regaleira, at your own pace with two skip-the-line e-tickets and two audio tours, and a fascinating self-guided walking audio tour of the city of Sintra on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to to experience the grandeur of Sintra, from the city’s unique mysteries and stories to its dazzling Castle and Palaces. Put on your headphones and discover the Castle Keep, the Royal Tower and the Aquarium through the power of storytelling and historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the past. It is also your chance to explore Sintra with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and immerse yourself in the beauty of its stories. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the enchanting scenery and cultural richness of Sintra, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

4. 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: Pena Palace, Sintra National Park, Roca, and Cascais

5. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra National Park, Roca, and Cascais

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Pena Palace, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, Moorish Castle, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais. Your first stop is Sintra, a Unesco World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to explore Pena Palace and see the great views over Sintra Nacional Park and Moorish Castle. Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Finally, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

6. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Discover the cultural landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, the Castle of the Moors, the Monserrate Palace, or the Sintra National Palace. There will be time to discover two of the above attractions, or more at a faster pace if you love to walk. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries in Sintra, where you will have some free time.

Sintra: Self-Drive Tour with Guide Assistance

7. Sintra: Self-Drive Tour with Guide Assistance

Drive by yourself in a fun little electric car for 2 people, get close to nature exploring the mountains and the coast, get to all the monuments of the city, then head to the best beaches and viewpoints at the coastline of Sintra, at Colares village. This experience is the only one that gives you total freedom and autonomy to explore Sintra your way and at your own pace. Your local guides will help you figure out where to go, plan the routes on the GPS, support you during the tour, and give you the best recommendations for a perfect day in this magical region. Go to Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace and Monserrate Park and Palace, then head to Praia Grande, Praia das Maças and finish at the emblematic Azenhas do Mar. Choose where to stop and visit and enjoy the pleasure of driving an eco-friendly electric car ideal to navigate through the tight streets of Sintra, explore the beautiful surrounding region and have a lot of fun.

Sintra: Biester Palace and Park E-Bike Tour with Sightseeing

8. Sintra: Biester Palace and Park E-Bike Tour with Sightseeing

Experience Sintra with a local, catch sight of all the main interest points and to top your Tour: visit one of Sintra’s less crowded Palaces – Biester Palace – without any hassle regarding tickets (we take care of it for you). Get active and fully enjoy cycling in Sintra without missing out on the rich cultural and history in this Half Day Sintra E-bike Tour! After all the participants are familiar with the e-bikes (we brief you with all the information needed) we begin our cycling adventure pedaling through Sintra’s vibrant utopia cycling past it’s romantic architecture and World Heritage mountain landscapes with stops on the way for some amazing views, the best pictures and all the most-know information and references! Oh and bring an empty bottle of water to refill at one of the many centenary fountains with the best fresh Sintra water directly from the mountain. We arrive at Biester Palace & Park for a guided tour! Running away from the mass tourism that currently exists in Sintra’s top attractions (Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira for example) we visit this stunning property, that has just opened gates for visitors (it was a private property for more than 100 years, you will be the first visitors). A fascinating building with an immense garden (park), a cultural labyrinth with lot’s mysteries and secrets to discover. Biester Palace & Park, the film set from Roman Polanski with Johnny Depp “Ninth Gate” and one of Luigi Manini creations is a landmark for Sintra, and is one of the first buildings and finest examples of chalets of its kind. Surrounding this piece of revivalist architecture – a vast garden including waterfalls, viewpoints (with the best views of all of Sintra’s attractions) , pieces of art (famous Bordalo Pinheiro’s tiles) caves and secret chambers! Following on from this spectacular location, we will pass by Quinta da Regaleira (don’t worry, when the Tour ends you may come back for a visit, we can assist you with the tickets so you avoid lines and give you all the information needed) and arrive to Seteais Palace where we will stop for the best Pena Palace views and to fill you up with historical and cultural information about the sights and surroundings! Oh and don't worry about feeling tired or pedaling too much, the ebikes are ready to assist! We peddle back to Sintra’s Historical center, venturing through Sintra Forest and ancient paths! At the historical center, apart from the traditional cobble narrow streets you will be able to catch sight of all the green surroundings, iconic Palaces and World Heritage properties and admire the center’s gem: Sintra’s National Palace and its historical structure providing a panoramic view of the distant landscapes! After a toast with a wine tasting at a local winery – our offer to you – we get back to our shop where we originally met for the end of this Half Day (but very full and exciting itinerary) of adventures and lot’s of fun! We can’t wait to cycle Sintra together!

From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Quinta da Regaleira and Coast

9. From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Quinta da Regaleira and Coast

Sintra's is an especial unmissable place, known for its beautiful palaces, history, and fairytale-like landscapes. All this is true but as locals, we know better than that, and we cannot wait to show you what Sintra is all about. This experience is a journey to the places of our hearts, meant for those who want to know Sintra's best-hidden gems in a fun, laidback way, without missing the main attractions and his fascinating history. Our plan: - Introduction of Sintra's History from an epic viewpoint. - Visit the mysterious Quita da Regaleira, without a doubt the place that bests captures Sintra's soul. - Stop for Lunch. Taste our marvellous Portuguese food. (The real deal). - Genuine picturesque villages, that look stopped in time. - Amazing off-the-between path experience through our favorite secret sights, where you can admire places like: Sintra's wild coast and Cabo da Roca (Through a much better alternative); Adraga beach. Sintra's mystical forest. Looking forward to amazing you :)

Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

10. Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to explore Sintra the way you want with this Renault Twizy e-car rental and GPS audio-guided tour in one. As you drive, learn about Sintra’s iconic sights from your audio guide that’s available in 7 languages and equipped with free Wi-Fi. The journey in your Twizy e-car starts with a presentation and explanation of routes. After learning how to operate the vehicle, set out on your discovery of Sintra. When you pass monuments along the route, learn the story or legend behind them from your audio guide. Take advantage of a route map with information on where to park and where to take the best photos. During the tour, decide when and where to stop and for how long. Sights along the tour route include: • Sintra’s historic center • Sintra National Palace • Moorish Castle • Pena Palace • Miradouro da Vigia (three hills, three castles) • Quinta da Regaleira • Seteais Palace • Monserrate Palace and Park • Cabo da Roca Rest assured knowing Twizy has the Clean & Safe seal, awarded by Turismo de Portugal.

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What people are saying about Seteais Palace

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4.8 / 5

based on 824 reviews

Great day spent visiting Pena Palace Gardens, Sintra, the coast and lastly Cascais. Great time spent with our friendly, knowledgeable and interesting guide Miguel. He kindly adapted a part of the tour yo suit our needs and made great suggestions for coffee and lunch stop. All in all an amazing day. Highly recommend.

A super busy day but you get to see three of the best palaces in Sintra and they are all very different and quite beautiful. Your guide is very knowledgable and keeps you to time whilst all win for a a decent amount of time for shipping and lunch!

Paulo Mendes was absolutely brilliant. We had such a good time, he was very friendly and catered to everyone in a very caring way. The tour was very informative and enjoyable. I am happy I got the chance to visit Sintra in that way.

Fantastic tour. We went with Paolo, who was highly informative, passionate and considerate. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Paulo was a great guide. He was really kind and professional. It was a fantastic trip. We would recommend it 100%.