Sintra: Secrets of Sintra and Cabo da Roca Tour

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Sintra: Secrets of Sintra and Cabo da Roca Tour

From $63.17 per person

Discover the fairy-tale village of Sintra on a small-group guided sightseeing tour. See all the main monuments and sights of this beautiful town with a bonus stop at the most western point of Europe: Cabo da Roca.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the whimsical gardens and palaces of Sintra
  • Stroll the narrow lanes of the town center
  • Go to the Castelo dos Mouros and Pena Palace on Sintra Hill
  • Marvel at the iconic chimneys of the National Palace of Sintra
  • Enjoy a port wine tasting session and toast to the tour
Full description
For the beginning of your tour you will be picked up at the main entrance of the Time Out Market in Lisbon. Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries. Stunning gardens, centenary trees, and ancient castles await you. First you will be taken through the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets, get a glimpse of the local traditional life, shop for souvenirs, have a taste of the traditional local sweet pastries such as the Travesseiro, or take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra Palace and its iconic chimneys. 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 in this wonderful region, and all their history. After that, you will be driven to the other side of the mountain, stopping at some non-touristic viewpoints to see Sintra and all the surrounding area from above, passing through Castelo dos Mouros and its fortified walls and stunning views, before arriving at the majestic Pena Palace — an extravagant palace built on top of the mountain. At 500m altitude, it dominates the whole of the coastline and is truly an image taken from a fairy-tale. This building is a mixture of Moorish and Manueline architecture, and is definitely a must-see in Sintra. Finally, stop at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe (the perfect balance between land and the sea), to be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the tour, toast to the day's unforgettable adventure as you enjoy a port wine tasting session (not available on Sundays) before being dropped off back at your original pickup point.
Includes
  • 5-hour small-group tour
  • Expert local guide (that will also be your driver)
  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off
  • All insurances included
  • Wine tasting (not available on Sundays)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transportation in a comfortable minivan
  • Entrance fees if desired (€5 to €20)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Time Out Market, located in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, near the river and train station. Your guide will be at the main market entrance (the one facing the main road and train station, not the side entrance) wearing a uniform with the local partner's name on it. Please arrive 5 minutes before to ensure the tour leaves on time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please note, wine tasting is not available on Sundays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Great guide, not so ideal transportation

We were supposed to have a minivan for our tour of sites in and around Sintra. Instead we got a big 4x4. It meant we were 3 on a side and one in front. It was difficult to see out the sides and to hear our guide. Alex was our guide and he was really excellent. He has a degree in history so he gave us really good background on what we were seeing and help us to contextualize it within the larger scope of Portuguese history. He also made great suggestions on local specialties to taste. He was really engaging and fun to be with.

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June 14, 2019

We had a fantastic hall day tour with our guide Antonio Who was not only well prepared gave us alot of information about the sites but he was great fun, thanks for the fantastic half day Antonio could not fault anything

November 11, 2018

Everything perfect highly recommended

Very dedicated and eager tour guides got a lot of information in a short time

June 5, 2018

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