From EUR 175
Sintra Lisbon Tour - 5 hrs short tour / 8 hrs long tour
Join our Sintra Lisbon tour to discover Portugal's most magical town!
Sintra is a beautiful and historic village sprawling around the lower end of a small mountain range. It is surrounded by woods and covered in palaces that have classified the area as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also easy and convenient to find, located less than an hour from Lisbon on a train.
Perhaps the most popular reason why our clients take the Sintra Lisbon tour is to see the many palaces and manor estates that have given the town its “fairytale” reputation, with the 19th-century Pena Palace easily being the most romantic of the bunch. Sitting at the top of one of the highest mountains, the Pena Palace offers some of the best views in Sintra, and the gardens and woods around the estate add to the beauty on-site.
Other estates that add to Sintra’s romantic reputation are the historically important Sintra National Palace (where the Royal Families resided from the 15th to the 19th centuries) and the beautiful Monserrate Palace where Indian, Arab and Gothic art and architecture entwine.
The mysterious Quinta da Regaleira is another well-visited landmark, perhaps as equally sought out as the Pena and Sintra Palaces. Built in the 20th century, the Gothic main house catches the eyes of passers by from the street but the real show-stoppers are the towers, wells, and tunnels. Numerous stories and legends have popped up around this estate, suggesting that it was once the secret meeting place for rituals.
Because our guide is a historian, we'll connect the decoration of Quinta da Regaleira with the larger context of European history.
Downtown Sintra is full of charming cafés and restaurants, many of which offer outdoor terrace seating. Your guide will organise lunch in one of her favourite spots as part of the Sintra Lisbon tour.
There are many small sites to discover as you walk and your guide will point out all you need to see. Your Sintra Lisbon tour will end at the train station back to Lisbon.
Join our Sintra Lisbon tour to get acquainted with Portugal's history in an efficient way organized professionally and led by a local guide.
You can choose to go private or join a small group of max 8 so the experience is always intimate.
We meet at 09:00 am at the Rossio Train Station in Lisbon by Starbucks.
Long Tour: Generally get back to Lisbon by 5:30 pm.
Short Tour: Ends in Sintra at the end of the tour
Your guide will have a signboard that says Walks In Europe.
Scholarly and local Walks In Europe Tour Guides
Small groups of 8 or private tours
Train Ticket from Lisbon to Sintra
Transport if you're staying outside of Lisbon
Private vehicle to Sintra
Sintra Lisbon tour
Rossio Train Station
Sintra National Palace
Quinta da Regaleira
Pena Palace ( ONLY Included with the long tour)