Uncover Sintra's Secrets with a Local Guide
Explore the captivating hills and coast of Sintra! With 5+ years of experience, Nuno is ready to share his passion and tailor the tour to your interests - an amazing getaway awaits!
About this activity
- Operator: Grand Detours
- Free cancellation (24 hours notice)
- Languages: English, Portugues, Espanol
- Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Get ready for a journey of discovery and adventure as you explore the captivating hills and coastline of Sintra! On this exclusive, private tour, you'll meet your friendly local guide, Nuno, at your accommodation or at the Portela de Sintra train ...
- Start point: Portugal |View in Google Maps
- Pickup is included for this activity or you can meet at the starting point.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not stroller accessible
- Infants must not sit on laps
- Minimum 2 Passengers
- If the clients wish to opt for the 2nd option then it is recommended to purchase the tickets ahead of time via the official website:(https://www.parquesdesintra.pt/en/plan-your-visit/new-tickets-pnp/)
- Cancel 24 hours before the start of the activity and you will get a full refund.
What will you do?
The Town of Sintra is the heart of Sintra. Take some time to visit the old center and try the traditional pastries "Queijada" and "Travesseiro".
Sintra National Palace
Standing in the historical heart of Sintra, this is the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, being inhabited more or less continuously from at least the early 15th century to the late 19th century.
Castelo dos Mouros
Built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and was taken by Christian forces after the fall of Lisbon in 1147.
Park and National Palace of Pena
One of the most well-known attractions in Sintra and perhaps in Portugal. Sitting at the top of the Sintra Hills, it's privileged location represents the monarchy at it's high in Portugal. A magnificient and exuberant Palace stands in the middle of a 33 hectares (82 acres) natural park, considered by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Visiting is optional but recommended.
Quinta da Regaleir
The second most well-known attraction in Sintra. Incredible property with a mix and mash of different architectural styles and some deep stories involving secret societies, templars and millionars. Home to the most photographed place in Sintra, the Initiation Well.
The Seteais Palace is a neoclassical palace operating nowadays as a luxury hotel known as the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Hotel. It's gardens rival those of famous french palaces and the view from behind it's iconic arch is a must-see.
Praia do Guincho
This beach is the most famous one in Sintra, used frequently by the locals and lovers of surf from all over the world
Cabo de Roca
This place is the western-most point of Continental Europe. The views of the rugged landscape, dominated by cliffs and low vegetation are definitely worth of your attention. Behold the place "Where the earth ends and the sea begins"
Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
Experience the panoramic views that you get of the end of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, a meeting point between the epic sand dunes and the ocean.
This once humble fisherman's town is today a popular seaside resort for those who can afford it. Ranked as one of the wealthiest municipalities in Portugal and the Iberian Peninsula. Experience the place commonly refered to as the Portuguese Riviera.