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Half-Day Trip to Sintra

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra with an expert local guide

ABOUT THE Half-Day Trip to Sintra

Don't miss this chance to see one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, if not Europe. Experience a stunning medieval town surrounded by palaces and mountains, straight out of a fairytale and all in a half-day trip from Lisbon. A former playground for the royal family, Sintra's exquisite 19th Century architecture makes the entire town a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Your half-day trip to Sintra starts by the Camões Monument in Largo de Camões and finishes by Quinta da Regaleira. Bring your cameras and enjoy this spectacular day out with us. You won't forgive yourself if you miss Sintra!


Discover the buildings and castles of Sintra

As you arrive in Sintra, the charm of the cobbled stones and traditional shops will immediately take you in. Then as you look up towards the hills, you will see different castles speckled upon the horizon. We will visit the spectacular National Palace, the best-preserved royal residence in Portugal. Your guide will give you an insight into the lives of the kings and queens who have lived here.

Explore the gardens

What might be even more impressive than the ancient castles are the numerous gardens. Your ticket comes with entrance to the Regaleria Park that is filled with lakes, grottoes, hidden tunnels and beautiful ruins. Discover the Initiation Wells hidden in the garden that used to be the site of rituals.

Put on your walking shoes and get lost in this enchanted town!

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Your Half-Day Trip to Sintra starts by the Camões Monument in Praça Luís de Camões

  • Explore the 19th century Sintra Town
  • Walk through Municipal Park
  • See the Moorish Fountain from the 8th Century
  • Marvel at the Sintra National Palace, the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal
  • Explore the ancient gardens of Regaleira Park
  • Have a taste of Sintra's traditional pastries


This tour doesn‘t run today

Next departure in Spanish : Monday 9th Dec 20199:30 AM
Next departure in English : Monday 9th Dec 20199:30 AM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Regaleira Park
What’s not included
  • Public transport costs
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • An additional €5 transport ticket will need to be purchased by guests who don’t already have a travel card
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 7 are welcome on this tour for free
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