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Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira Access & Skip-The-Line Entry

1. Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira Access & Skip-The-Line Entry

Quinta da Regaleira is"Cultural Landscape of Sintra" located near the historic centre of Sintra, Portugal. It is classified as a world heritage site by unisco along with the other palaces in the area such as the Quinta do Relógio, Pena Palace &Park , Monserrate and Seteais palaces, it is considered one of the principal tourist attractions of Sintra. Italian architect Luigi Manini was the architect of this Romantic Palace its consists of Chapel , and a luxurious park that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions. The palace is also known as "The Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire", which is based on the nickname of its best known former owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. If your visiting Sintra for the first time , let me tell you In one day you wont be able to finish the Sintra because in Sintra there are lots of exciting and amazing places and Quinta Da Regaleria is one of them. So without waisting your value able time in the line of buying tickets for Quinta Da Regaleira you can get direct entrance inside without waiting.

Sintra: Magical Garden Aladdin Sintra Entry Ticket

2. Sintra: Magical Garden Aladdin Sintra Entry Ticket

Book your ticket to the newest edition of an immersive experience in Sintra, the Magical Garden Alladin Sintra. Discover every corner of Jardim Novo of the Palácio de Queluz as you dive into a fantasy universe inspired by the “One Thousand and One Nights” and become Aladdin’s adventure companion. Enter an immersive multimedia experience that takes you on a magical 1 km journey through giant light sculptures, video mapping, holograms, augmented reality, and interactive installations in the Jardim Novo do Palácio Nacional de Queluz. As you go along, the story is narrated and the main characters – Aladdin, Princess Yasmin, and the Genie of the Lamp – are brought to life through holograms. Become a part of their story and be at the center of the action via multimedia experiences.

From Lisbon: Obidos, Nazaré Day Trip with a Guide

3. From Lisbon: Obidos, Nazaré Day Trip with a Guide

Explore with us some rural towns in Portugal. Start from Praça dos Restauradores in front of Padaria Portuguesa and with our Italian guide going to the first place. We will arrive in Obidos along the " Atlantica " highway after about 1 hour of travel. We will visit the old Medieval Castle and its historical centre, stopping to experience of " Ginginha " typical liquor. Soon after we will leave the ancient village towards the Lagoon of Obidos, the largest salt lake in Portugal with flows directly to ocean sea. We will continue our journey to Nazaré, a very welcoming fishing village. There will be visit the upper part of the city with its Sanctuary, dedicated to Virgin of Nazaré to whom the miracle of flowers is attribuited. In the main square you bill able to see the stalls selling dried fruit where the woman wear a typical and ancient clothes. The breathaking view from this square where you admire the large fisherman's beach. Nearby we can instead begin our descend towards the Nazaré Lighthouse when we can admire the "Canyon" wich, 60 km long, forms biggest waves in the World where every year surfer from all over world come to challenge each other amazing acrobatics on the sea. Upon returning to the city of Lisbon, we will stop in Mafra.

Sintra: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

4. Sintra: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Get to know Sintra at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Take time to see the famous Sintra National Palace. You will learn facts about the history and culture city of Sintra throughout the tour. Explore the city at your own pace while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team. You can start any time, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour from Sintra's train station! Visit the unique Sintra town hall with its tall and imposing tower, you will also walk in Valenças Park a unique green landscape. Take a picture at the simple and beautiful Valencas Palace and let yourself get lost in the imposing National Palace of Sintra, which houses a unique... exhibition. Visit St. Martinho Church which is said to be miraculous. You will learn about a man we owe a lot to, Carlos França. Admire the austerity of Fonte dos Pisões. Pisões Waterfall will fascinate you and your camera, walk and relax will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

5. Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

Feel the pleasure of taking a few dives along the magnificent coast between Lisbon and Cascais on this private sailboat tour. This experience is perfect for spending time with friends and family and celebrating birthdays or other special occasions. Board the luxury sailboat, enjoy a welcome drink, and set sail from Lisbon’s port, Doca do Bom Sucesso. Depending on your chosen tour length, you can anchor in front of the beach in Caxias, Oeiras, or Cascais Bay. Choose to swim, dive, or just relax on board and soak in the rays. On the way to the area’s most scenic places, take in the view of the coastline and enjoy the fresh air.

Sintra: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

6. Sintra: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

Enjoy the amazing waves at Praia Grande while learning a fun, new skill. Your expert guide will pair you with the proper surfboard depending on your needs and level and provide you with a wetsuit to ensure your comfort during the 2-hour session. The lesson is divided into 3 parts: practice, surf, and knowledge. First, go over your expectations and objectives for the lesson. Warm-up on the beach and go over some technical work with the trainer.  Next, go over the safety rules and learn the characteristics of the beach and the surf. Then, hit the water to put your new skills to practice. Lastly, your trainer will teach you how to evolve your technique as much as possible in order to get the best results in the short term. Learn to respect the sea and its surroundings in a fun and mindful way.   Conditions vary from day to day, and, in the event that conditions are not optimal at Praia Grande, you will be transported to a different surf spot.

Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

7. Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

The tour starts at Sintra train station, where your interactive adventure awaits. All the information you need for your challenge is available through your phone’s internet browser, the rest is up to you… The adventure takes you through the charming streets and alleyways of Sintra as you solve puzzles to unlock clues to your next destination. Discover parts of the city that not even the locals know about, and see popular sights from a different angle, literally! Curious facts: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Find monuments and hidden secrets: Our local creator created an interactive walk through the city. Cryptic indications make you wind through the cities streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually won't notice. Once you've arrived at the next stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Enjoy: While doing this discovery trail, you will get to know the city from another point of view. Even locals discover new facts while doing secret city trails! Explore the fascinating streets of Sintra and learn about the history, culture and lifestyle at the heart of the city. Solve 9 riddles to reveal each destination, and unlock stories about kings, queens, princesses, masons and templars. Travel across green paths, visit stunning palaces, and sample pastries at local cafes as you put your mind to the test.

Sintra: Historical Treasure Hunt Tour Experience

8. Sintra: Historical Treasure Hunt Tour Experience

This immersive experience takes players on a real-life adventure through the city to uncover a true story from Sintra's history. With custom-made props, treasure maps, and locked boxes, this is no ordinary treasure hunt – it’s a journey back in time. In this game, decipher clues and solve escape-room-like puzzles to discover The King's Secret. Race against the clock or enjoy the journey. Either way, you will discover an unforgettable adventure through Sintra's magical streets and majestic palaces.

Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center Entry Ticket

9. Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center Entry Ticket

Get a unique lesson in the history of Sintra with an entrance ticket to the Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center. Journey into the mysticism and romanticism of the town through its history, music, literature and more. Using multimedia techniques and sensory experiences, reality and fiction intersect at all 17 points of a project designed by architects, set designers, scriptwriters, historians, and specialists in audiovisual productions, augmented reality, 3D films and more. See photos of the town and listen to the sounds of the forest as you take the elevator to listen to a narrator who will tell you when the rocky hills were created. Then, interact with historical events through touchscreens and animation. Gaze in wonder as legends are told through full-size holograms that invite you to become a player in the game and run through woods and avoid obstacles. Marvel at the animated portraits of authors who found inspiration in the resort town.  Make your way down to the basement, where new adventures await. Experience the heaving seas aboard a ship, venture into a pagan world of nature, animals, fairies, and more. 

Sintra Beach Explorer

10. Sintra Beach Explorer

Discover Sintra's Coastal Paradise: Embark on a captivating journey to explore the hidden gems of Sintra's coastline. This full-day adventure offers a unique opportunity to delve into the beauty and history of this enchanting region. With comfortable transportation, an expert guide, and breathtaking scenery, you'll experience the best of Sintra's beaches. Itinerary: - Lagoa Azul or Blue Lagoon: Your day begins at the serene Lagoa Azul. It's the perfect spot to kick-start your coastal exploration. - Cabo da Roca and Ursa Beach: At Cabo da Roca, stand at the westernmost point of mainland Europe and witness the dramatic meeting of land and sea. Take in panoramic coastal views that stretch to the horizon. - Peninha: Next, we'll visit Peninha, an area known for its lush greenery and panoramic views. Explore the natural wonders and soak in the awe-inspiring landscapes. - Praia da Adraga: Experience the rugged beauty of Praia da Adraga, a picturesque beach nestled between imposing cliffs. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore and capture stunning photographs. - Praia Grande: Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Praia Grande, a long sandy beach ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Relax and savor the sea breeze. - Azenhas do Mar: Conclude your journey in the charming village of Azenhas do Mar, perched on cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. Explore its quaint streets and enjoy local culture.

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What people are saying about Sintra District

It was an interesting and entertaining exhibition with an audio guide in a completely different atmosphere. The history of Sintra is explained with interactive myths and video technology. We liked it and the family ticket was €10.50.

It was an amazing experience. Pedro & Theresa, our captains, went over and beyond to ensure us a great experience. We can recommend everyone who wants to sail in Portugal to sail with Bloo Boat Charter.

Perfect activity to discover the city of Sintra It is very well thought out and naturally leads us to visit the main points to absolutely see in this magnificent city.

The captains were really great ! They were nice and we had great conversations. I did wish we got to go swimming. Other than that we would do again!

Magnificent and professional Guide, thanks to Sergio it was an exceptional tour