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 outside the main entrance of Teatro Nacional D. Maria II 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.
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The Half-Day Trip to Sintra starts outside the main entrance of Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Praça Dom Pedro IV)
- 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
- Local English-speaking guide
- Entrance to Regaleira Park
- Public transport costs
- Children under 7 are welcome on this tour for free
- An additional €5.10 transport ticket will need to be purchased by guests who don’t already have a travel card
- Please note that it is compulsory to wear a face mask on public transportation
- Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
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A must see!
I’ve been to Sintra before, but only to the National Palace and then our tour promptly left. I felt like I was cheated out of seeing the very quaint town. This trip was much different.
We started out walking to the train station, then arriving in Sintra with our guide Fred suggesting we start the trip off with Sintra yummy pastries. Fred took us by several different places and was so knowledgeable about Sintra. We then went to Quinta da Regaleira. This place is not to be missed! It is so beautiful and the Initiation Well is amazing! All in all, it was a great day.See more reviews
We did the free walking tour and Francisco was so interesting in delivering stories and facts that it became obvious we had to do Sintra with him and we visited the Quinta da Regaleira. It’s a half day trip, if you like history, mythology, architecture don’t think twice. I recommend to be with a guide it makes the experience more relevant and you won’t miss anything. Francisco was a great tour guide very passionate and proud to tell us about the history of the site. We enjoyed every minute of the trip. Do it you, won't be disappointedSee more reviews
We took a free walking tour with Eduardo that was awesome and he told us, as many locals did that Sintra is a must during your stay. The decision to book did not disappoint. We had planned on ‘doing it alone’ and we are so happy we did not and met our guide Fred who was sensational. He took us on a journey that was fun, informative and for five hours entertaining and caring of all in our group. Make sure Sintra is in your list it is amazing and go with a guide. I would highly recommend this company and Fred as your guide to your SintraexperienceSee more reviews
Amazing tour of Sintra
Did a walking tour with Rita today. Started in Lisbon and took a train to Sintra. Rita was excellent, she has a great knowledge of history and presented things in a very interesting and captivating way! She was kind, patient, funny, and very helpful. She has an excellent command of the English language! Highly recommend.See more reviews
We did the Sintra tour with Raquel today and she was wonderful! The tour was quite entertaining, informative and insightful. Highly recomend their tour for your Sintra visit!See more reviews
Fred was an incredible guide! He made the experience such a fun one. I HIGHLY recommend this tour and it gives you a deep insight into Sintra. Thank you Fred for being so passionate and informative. You were amazing. 15/10See more reviews
Did the paid Sintra tour with Jamie and had a great time. He was very knowledgeable and knows a lot of fun facts about the city.See more reviews
Amazing Sintra tour with Jaime
Our Sandemans tour with Jamie was definitely the best way to discover Sintra and its history, with a full visit of the Quinta da Regaleira castel and garden. I highly recommend taking this tour, especialy with Jamie, who is an amazing guide! We had a great time. I recommend doing this tour to any one visiting Lisboa, since Sintra probably has the best sights in the area.See more reviews
You can't miss the experience!
Excellent option to know Sintra. Our guide Wenceslao was an excellent host. This is not a typical tour and we enjoy the experience very much. I strongly recommend.See more reviews
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