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Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

1. Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

At beginning of your private tour, you will be picked up at your accommodation at 9:00 AM, where you will meet your friendly guide and your fantastic 4x4 jeep that will be yours for the day. Sintra is not just the magical, mountainous villa people know of but it's also a whole council of 319,2 km² that includes an amazing coastline, with more than a dozen natural beaches, and a vast area of rural villages with lots of traditions. This tour aims to show you not just Sintra's center and the well-known mountain with the princess-like castle on the top, but also the less-visited places in this region, that are true gems ready to be discovered. There is no better way to do so than on board a 4x4 classic Portuguese jeep. After that, it's time to explore Sintra's mountain, where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments' history (choose one monument to visit in the inside). From Pena Palace, the famous fairy-tale-like palace on the top of the hill, to Quinta da Regaleira with its enigmatic grottoes and mysteries, passing through the Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, and many more.  From Sintra's mountain, you then head to the beautiful countryside following the century old tram line, until you reach Colares, where life is simple and agriculture predominates, as well as wine making. Colares has the oldest wine seller in the country and you will be taken there for a brief visit, before getting to know Portugal's wine traditions a little better. From the wine cellar, you head across the winding road trail to some of the stunning Portuguese beaches such as Praia Grande and Praia Pequena, before stopping at Azenhas do Mar. Located between the ocean and a big cliff, this small town has a heavenly location and is among the most appreciated and exciting beaches in Europe. You will also stop at Adraga Beach, another of Sintra's gems, so you can catch the ocean breeze and relax a little, while overlooking the wild scenery. From there, you go off-road trail to a hidden, secret location, that you would only reach with the help of a 4x4 vehicle (not even all the local know about it). A true picture perfect location, with stunning and breathtaking views you will never forget.   You head back to starting point of the tour, but this time via off-road tracks so you have a little more adventure, before finishing this authentic tour of Sintra — for those who are looking for more than the conventional.

From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

2. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

3. 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! 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.

From Lisbon: Sintra Bike Tour With Lunch and 2 Attractions

4. From Lisbon: Sintra Bike Tour With Lunch and 2 Attractions

Near to Lisboa lies the small town of Sintra, one the most fascinating places in Portugal. Dare to step into this enchanted world of palaces, chapels, shrines, convents and castles, in the midst of ridges forests and fountains. You will figure out why Sintra is a cultural and natural amusement park. After a little adventure, you sit down to have lunch. Come on this incredible adventure through the world of sintra, embark from Lisbon. You have to complete your trip to Portugal with a visit to the mysterious town of Sintra. Sintra is a mystery, that's how the locals describe this place. Sintra is a true magnet of energy, an incredible place full of shrines, temples, and castles in the middle of a dense mountain range facing the North Atlantic. Leave everything to your guide who will prepare your mountain electric-bike and everything you will need. Lunch will be ready for you and the tickets for Quinta da Regaleira and Convento dos Capuchos are already included.

Lisbon: Design Your Guided Tour

5. Lisbon: Design Your Guided Tour

Book a personal guide for the whole day and plan your itinerary around exactly where you want to go. Take a closer look at the historical, culinary, cultural and architectural paradise of Lisbon.  Choose whether to visit the sunny towns of Estoril and Cascais on the beautiful Atlantic coast, known as the Portuguese Riviera, or to experience the mystical world of Sintra, with its fairy tale castles and romantic lanes. Introduce yourself to the Portuguese language or try culinary highlights such as port wine and the famous cream tarts.  Visit as many of the museums as you can, or explore the aquarium with the kids. Take the chance to sail on the river Tagus on a historic ship. Discover the spectacular city of Lisbon at your own pace and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Sintra: The Mysteries of Sintra City Discovery Game

6. Sintra: The Mysteries of Sintra City Discovery Game

Forget those lengthy and tiresome tours and inject some fun into your trip to Sintra. Set yourself up for a day of exploration on this interactive city discovery experience. Your challenge begins at Sintra’s train station, and all the information you need to complete the adventure will be provided to you via email. Wander around the city, visiting some of the most iconic sights and landmarks as you solve the puzzles and riddles that take you from one location to the next. Some of the stops along the way are hidden locations that you might otherwise have missed. On the tour, unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as learning the history of the city. Explore the hot spots of Sintra that even some of the locals don’t know, and see the city from a different angle. Discover what Sintra has to offer and visit the known and unknown sides of the city, riddle by riddle. Crack the riddles to experience the enchantments of Sintra, a magical place full of legends and stories about fairies and fauns, kings and princesses, masons and templars. Unlock the stories of this city, and recommendations to the local's favorite spots, while you solve 14 riddles on your phone and have a great time.

Sintra: Full-Day Markets and Coastline Tour by 4x4

7. Sintra: Full-Day Markets and Coastline Tour by 4x4

Spend a full-day tour embracing two of the things that the Portuguese people love the most: food and the beach. Start the day by being picked up in a vintage jeep and head straight to a local farmers’ market. Gather all the freshest ingredients to build an epic Portuguese picnic. Under the watchful guidance of your guide, pick up some cured meats, local cheese, fresh bread, and vegetables. Head to a farm and great the feathered and furry inhabitants. Meet the donkey, pony, rabbits, feed a goat, and say hi to a sheep or minipig. Swap the countryside for the coastline and bounce along off-road tracks towards Magoito Beach. Cruise with the roof open in summer and splash through puddles of mud in winter. Arrive at the beach and set up the ideal picnic with your group.

Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

8. Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

This private tour starts at your accommodation, from where you will set out to discover the city of Lisbon. Hear how Lisbon recovered after it was practically devastated by the earthquake of 1755 and visit Belem, the Lisbon district that personifies the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries with its several monuments that are classified as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Taste the famous “pasteis de Belem”, in a traditional location where the secret recipe is passed from generation to generation. You will also explore Alfama, the city's oldest district. In the center of Sintra, you will see the imposing Palacio da Vila, or National Palace, with its two striking chimneys. The Palace used to be the chosen holiday resort of several kings throughout Portuguese history and, inside, each room is decorated differently and has a different history. The interior of the Palace is a true tile museum. Discover the charm of the narrow alleys of the town and the many regional products stores. The choice of what palace ( or palaces ) to visit it is yours, the guide will suggest that it is best for you to visit between; “Quinta da Regaleira”a palace from the 19th-century, Moorish Castle a testimony of the Islamic presence in the region, or why not the Palaçio da Pena to get  the taste of nineteenth-century romanticism. Head to Roca Cape or Cabo da Roca, the most western geographical location in Portugal and Continental Europe. Filled with mysticism and surrounded by the Atlantic except for onone side, this geological formation is also known as “The Snout of the Rock”. You will have some free time in Cascais, an ancient fisherman's village turned into a beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort. Right next to it is Estoril, famous for its casino and where Casino Royale was written. Then go to Belem the district in Lisbon that personifies the greatness of the Portuguese discoveries with several monuments classified as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO such as the Jerónimos Monastery and Torre de Belém.

From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

9. From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

Day 1: Lisbon Spend a full day exploring Portugal's charming capital city. Take a guided walking tour and become acquainted with one of Europe's most fascinating cities. With your informative guide, see and learn about some of this city's most famous historical landmarks. Return to your hotel in Lisbon and stay overnight (not included).   Day 2: Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril On the second day, visit Sintra, the Portuguese Aristocracy paradise and discover the charm of its narrow alleys and the typical shops. Visit a local pastry shop where the famous sweets Queijadas de Sintra and Travesseiros de Sintra will be waiting for you. Then, customize your tour and choose from the many palaces to visit in the area, including Quinta da Regaleira and Moorish Castle Palaçio da Pena. Later, visit the geological formation of Cabo da Roca, also known as "The Snout of the Rock" or "Promontory of the Moon," and marvel at the unimaginable beauty of the area. Next, it's time to explore Cascais, an ancient fisherman village turned beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort. Return to your hotel in Lisbon and stay overnight (not included). Day 3: Lisbon, Fatima, Coimbra, and Oporto On the third day, escape the bustle of Lisbon and head out to Fatima, where you'll visit three places of interest and attend a mass (optional). Then, make your way to Coimbra and start the tour of the city at the oldest University in Europe. See the highlights including the Joanine library, built in the XVIII century on the grounds of the former prison of the University and marvel at one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, Then, transfer to your hotel in Oporto and stay overnight (not included). Day 4: Oporto and Gaia Start your day tour of Oporto at the central Avenida dos Aliados, a famous spot for celebrations and events. Admire the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Walk around the city center and past the Lello Bookstore with its renowned staircase, known for its link to the Harry Potter series. Then visit Gaia, a hub of the port wine industry where the wine is being aged in hundreds of different cellars. Visit a local winery, where you will be shown the various aspects of winemaking and also taste some of the best wines in the world. At the end of your day, return to your hotel in Oporto and stay overnight (not included) Day 5: Douro Valley Check-out at your hotel in Oporto and take your luggage with you as you will be taken to the airport in Lisbon or Oporto at the end of the day (if desired). The day starts with a visit to Amarante in the Douro Valley, where you can see numerous examples of the Romanesque and medieval buildings. Then, stroll along the S. Gonçalo bridge and enjoy some of the most popular sites of the city, including the Church and Convent of São Gonçalo and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum. Next, head over to the market where you see vendors selling the delicious S. Gonçalo sweets, always a source of curiosity and great laughter due to their phallic appearance.

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What people are saying about Sintra

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4.8 / 5

based on 163 reviews

Perfect for exploring Lisbon

A day of discovery of Lisbon for 6 days of vacation, in a jeep, which is much more fun. For the French ask Antoine who speaks French and knows his city by heart, very interesting, and very attentive with customers. We loved our day !! we put excellent without hesitation ..

The game was excellent, great fun for all the family, brought us off the beaten track, very informative and interesting, kids really enjoyed it. Would absolutely recommend it.

I loved: the punctuality, the relaxation, the way of clarifying, the organization. Nothing negative to point out. Thank you Paula.

Very great tour with excellent guide. Lots of amazing nature milestones and historical points!

Great. Our tour guide was excellent! Really enjoyed our trip. Will book again!