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Sintra: Guided Tour and Entry Ticket to Quinta da Regaleira

1. Sintra: Guided Tour and Entry Ticket to Quinta da Regaleira

Meet your friendly local guide at the entrance of Quinta da Regaleira and get ready for a cultural deep-dive into one of Sintra's iconic palaces. First, get immersed with a brief introduction to Sintra's history, legends, and curiosities. Learn about tales of the Templars Freemason secrets to the international poets who were inspired by this fairy-tale location. Then, it's time to step inside the palace and explore the impressive Quinta da Regaleira. Learn how the Gothic architectural masterpiece was built in the 19th century with alchemy in mind. Finally, wander its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Wells. At the end of the tour, you'll leave enriched with amazing facts and memories of the palace.

Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

2. Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

Meet at the local supplier's office in Sintra which is located a one-minute walk from Sintra train station. On arrival at the office, you can view the big wall topographic map of the region that shows all the options of the walking tour. In a small briefing, design your personalized walk through Sintra town. Then, start your walk through the picturesque tracks with some views. Chat about the history, legends, morphology, and vegetation. Visit a Moorish castle, archaeological site, Pena Palace and gardens, Chalet of the Countess, Villa Sasseti, and historic center of Sintra. You can choose different monuments and paths according to your physical condition.

Sintra: Historical Treasure Hunt Tour Experience

3. 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: 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.

Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

5. Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

Early in the night, you will be met by your guide, a historian, at Sintra's Historic Centre to being your night walk where you have the unique opportunity of hearing the true background of mysticism involving Sintra beginnings, through the words of Sintra's foremost history researcher, with the additional advantage of visiting a tourist spot like Sintra away from the usual crowds. After being introduced to what legends and myths are and their impact in the village through time, you'll begin your way across the mountain (by road and having very short trails) in the dark of the night. With the stars hanging above you, the nocturnal landscape will be broken by the sight of a few monuments in the distance including the National Palace, and Pena Palace. You will also see some peculiar sites whose pasts and what they enclose would elude a regular guide. Your guide will tell you about these various sites and you will learn how they impacted the traditions and way of thinking of the local people - especially the ancient ones. From the highest parts of the mountain, the silence you will find uncommon, you'll hear about some of the strange memoirs that history left in the documents and manuscripts from past centuries.

Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra Town Walking Tour

6. Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra Town Walking Tour

Explore Sintra town's historic streets and the mystical Quinta da Regaleira estate on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide to Sintra's most iconic sights before visiting the palace and its exquisite gardens. Walk through Sintra, a Natural Park and World Heritage Site since 1995 and one of the main enclaves of European romantic architecture. Learn about the town's history, stopping at its main points of interest, including the National Palace, Castelo dos Mouros, Palacio da Pena, the Church of São Martinho, the Hotel Lawrence, and the Quinta do Relogio. Next, head to Dona Piriquita to taste the Travesseiros and Queijadas, the most famous sweet delicacies of Sintra, at your own expense. Continue down the road to visit the enchanting and extravagant 16th-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover hidden symbols throughout its gardens and on its magnificent Renaissance-style manor walls.

Lisbon: Tailored Tour

7. Lisbon: Tailored Tour

Book your personal guide for one day and determine your individual tour according to your wishes. You are completely free to decide which destinations you want to visit or you can let your guide advise you and tailor the best tour to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to take a closer look at Lisbon historically, culinarily, culturally or architecturally, there are no limits to your imagination. Visit the sunny towns of Estoril and Cascais on the beautiful Atlantic coast, also known as the Portuguese Riviera. Or experience the mystical, literary worlds of Sintras with its fairytale castles and romantic alleys. Get an introduction to the Portuguese language or taste culinary highlights such as port wine, the famous Pasteís de Belém or the special seafood cataplana. Lisbon also offers numerous museums covering topics such as naval and shipping, modern and historical art, carriages, militaria, oriental studies and city history. Explore the oceanarium with children or sail the Tagus and the Atlantic on a historic sailing ship, enjoy a speedboat tour or tuk-tuk ride or go diving or surfing - the possibilities are endless.

Family & Couples Photo shoot in Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra

8. Family & Couples Photo shoot in Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra

Choose from a 1-hour or 30-minute photo shoot in Lisbon, or make your way to Sintra or Cascais for a private shoot with a professional photographer. Venture into historic districts such as Alfama or the Bairro Alto, or go to landmark attractions such as São Jorge Castle or the Sé de Lisboa. Your photographer will advise you on the best places to go depending on the light conditions and other factors to create a portfolio of perfect pictures. Join the jet set in Cascais or head to Cabo da Roca for a shoot at the westernmost point of continental Europe. Stand in front of the fairytale palaces of Sintra and indulge your romantic side.

Mysterious of Sintra Walking Tour

9. Mysterious of Sintra Walking Tour

Sintra was a hotspot for the summer of the Portuguese Family and as a consequence a getting point for nobles and aristocrats from Lisbon. As a result Sintra got a lot of summer houses, chalets, villas, palaces and castles that shaped up the cozy and fancy look of Sintra nowadays. One of those summer dream houses is Quinta da Regaleira, a botanic park with vegetation from all over the world combined with unique architecture influences and the most noble materials. It looks like an outdoor opera scenery with a very popular and famous highlight, the Iniciatic Well. Right next door, there is another incredible summerhouse called Biester Palace. This is another excellent example of the variety of diversity of vegetation from all over the world and a mix of architecture styles that can be seen at the palace. The belvederes and consequent views are also stunning. This Palace is famous for the movie “The Ninth Gate” with Johnny Depp.

Sintra: Highlights Walking Tour

10. Sintra: Highlights Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and charm of Sintra on a walking tour. Explore the UNESCO-listed Village of Sintra and pass by the Sintra National Palace, Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, and Quinta da Regaleira. Learn how Sintra became the place where nobles and aristocrats built their summer palaces. Meet your guide at Jardim Correnteza and make your way through the narrow streets of Sintra Village to discover its history, traditions, culture. Get the chance to try the famous local pastries, Queijada and Travesseiro. See the Sintra National Palace, one of the oldest palaces in Portugal. Learn about the Portuguese Royal family and the Moorish Castle built to protect the city from invaders. Then, uncover the secrets of the majestic Quinta da Regaleira. Marvel at the National Palace of Pena, the sacred gem that crowns the hills of Sintra, next to a former monastery by King D. Ferdinand II in the 19th century.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 294 reviews

Really lovely tour! Diogo was so passionate and knowledgeable about Portuguese history and Quinta da Regaleira that it was impossible not to enjoy this tour. He took a moment to get to know us and tailored things to our interests and preferences. We saw all the highlights of the grounds but it felt more like a casual, informative stroll with a friend than a formal lecture. Everyone in our group was very happy with the experience.

Great little tour of Sintra with some added history & context. Takes you just to Quinta da Regaleira, so book other sites separately if they’re on your list. Really enjoyed our morning on this tour!

Miguel is an OUTSTANDING guide. Engaging, funny and informative. He was also helpful to people outside our group who were asking him questions. I highly recommend the tour and Miguel in particular.

João was a great guide - very kind and knowledgeable about the history, plants, and geology of Sintra. The hike was really beautiful and at a good pace for us. Highly recommended :)

Joao was a very compitent and flexible gide. We had a great time in Sintra and learned a lot. Highly recommended.