Sintra Walking Tour

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Total time
2 hours 30 minutes
English (check the booking calendar for availability)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Jardim Correnteza. Look for a guide with an orange umbrella. Go to map
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Nestled atop rolling hills, along a beautiful coastline, the magical town of Sintra filled with ancient castles, elegant palaces and lush gardens promises breathtaking views and unforgettable memories. Perfectly located just outside the hustle and bustle of Lisbon was forever the retreat of the kings, gentry and artists. Visit with us the place where beauty of nature and architecture act together to leave you enchanted and inspired. Come to visit Sintra and touch a wonder!

This charming town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has seen the footprints of various cultures and civilizations. From the early Celtic tribes and Romans who recognized the land’s mystical aura, Sintra‘s history took a defining turn during the 8th century with the Moorish conquest. They saw its strategic value and built a mighty castle here, remnants of which stand until today. The 15th and 16th centuries marked Sintra’s golden age, as Portuguese nobility, lured by its mesmerising beauty and cool climate, made it their sanctuary, away from the court’s intrigues. The Sintra National Palace rebuilt during this era reflects the time of prosperity with Portugal’s Age of Discoveries. However, Sintra‘s true transformation came in the Romantic era, in the 19th century – it sealed the town’s destiny as an everlasting muse for poets, artists, and dreamers, a legacy that remains relevant to this day.

Join us on our journey through the heart of Sintra, starting with the Jardim da Correnteza, a true gem of gardening art. From there, we’ll walk around the historic town centre, pausing to marvel at the Sintra National Palace, a stunning architectural monument, known for its iconic chimneys and rich tapestry of Moorish tiles. We will admire the ancient Moorish Castle and its mediaeval ramparts. We will also stop at the mystique Quinta da Regaleira, a palace teeming with symbolic motifs, intriguing grottoes, and the famed Initiation Well. Our walk culminates at the crown jewel of Sintra, the Palácio da Pena, a Romanticist masterpiece perched high above the countryside, blending Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish, and Renaissance features into a spectacular fusion of imagination and grandeur.

Don’t just dream of magic, come, witness it with your own eyes! Secure your spot on our next walking tour of Sintra and join us on an unforgettable journey through time and beauty!

During this 2,5-hour tour you will see and dicover:

  • Jardim Correnteza

  • Sintra National Palace

  • Moorish Castle

  • Quinta da Regaleira

  • Palácio da Pena

  • and much, much more!

Meeting Point
Jardim Correnteza

Booking is obligatory. Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 6 people on them. If you travel in a party of 7 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

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