Mystical Sintra

Mystical Sintra

€260 per person

Disconnect, unwind and lose yourself in the fairytale world of Sintra on this one day private tour. You will discover the most unique and magical destination in Portugal. A place Lord Byron described as his ´glorious Eden.´ Sintra is a unique and mysterious destination once home…

Disconnect, unwind and lose yourself in the fairytale world of Sintra on this one day private tour. You will discover the most unique and magical destination in Portugal. A place Lord Byron described as his ´glorious Eden.´ Sintra is a unique and mysterious destination once home to kings, poets and artists. Visit Castelo dos Mouros; the 10th century castle built by the Moors (Sintra Moorish castle). Walk the outer wall from which you can admire views over the whole Sintra area. The National Palace of Pena; a fairytale palace which sits on top of the highest mountain in Sintra and boasts unique architecture with gothic, Egyptian and Moorish influences. Wander through the unique grounds of Palácio da Pena and admire the luxuriant, exotic plants and trees. Quinta da Regaleira; an enchanting and mysterious palace offers many surprises. Built in a luxurious park which features lakes, grottoes, wells and fountains. Enjoy lunch in romantic Sintra village which nestled into the pine-covered hills is a perfect spot for lunch. Admire the obvious landmark with two enormous white chimneys, the National Palace of Sintra which was a functioning royal palace until the early 1900s. A must-see and Palácio de Monserrate: a 19th-century mansion with Anglo-Saxon, Indian and Arab architectural influences and a botanical garden which is perfect for resting in after a day of sightseeing. Once home to kings, poets and artists, Sintra is a wonder not to be missed. You will be taken on a wondrous journey of fairytale castles, medieval treasures and magical woodlands. Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place in regards to Covid19 on Private tour of Sintra including all guides vaccinated, private cars regularly sanitised and masks and hand gel available for customers. Be sure you check out the Classic Portugal blog. If you like this tour you may also be interested in Sintra to Cascais & Tomar & Knights Templar.

 

  • Departure
    We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Included
    Face masks and hand sanitiser for your use
    Hotel pick up and drop off
    Private transportation
    Tour in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
  • Not Included
    Any meals
    Entry tickets
1
Pick up
We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
2
Castelo dos Mouros
Your first location is the 10th century castle built by the Moors. Walk the outer wall from which you can admire views over the whole Sintra area.
3
National Palace of Pena
This fairytale castle sits on top of the highest mountain in Sintra and boasts unique architecture with gothic, Egyptian and Moorish influences. Wander through the unique grounds of Palácio da Pena and admire the luxuriant, exotic plants and trees.
4
Sintra Village
Nestled within the national park with views of views of castles and palaces all around, this beautiful village and market is a perfect place to enjoy lunch. You will also admire Sintra´s National Palace, the oldest palace in Sintra known for its vast variety of architectural styles and iconic double chimneys.
5
Quinta da Regaleira
This enchanting and mysterious palace offers many surprises. Built in a luxurious park which features lakes, grottoes, wells and fountains. A must-see.
6
Palácio de Monserrate
A 19th-century mansion with Anglo-Saxon, Indian and Arab architectural influences and a botanical garden which is perfect for resting in after a day of sightseeing.
7
Drop off
We drop you off at your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
Great customised experience. "This was my second time to Portugal and I had a specific list of things I wanted to see. The plan was to find a nice mixture of learning about a new culture, Instagram worthy photo ops, and yummy treats. Knowing that my time in Portugal was limited, Hayley at Classic Portugal was happy to create a bespoke tour for me. She was so personable while gathering the details to put something special together for me. She arranged for my guide, Carlos, to take me around for that personalized experience. As a solo, introverted traveler, Carlos' friendly demeanor made me feel comfortable and at ease right away. He arrived to pick me up on time and checked all of boxes on my list of things to see! We visited Sintra, Belém, and Lisbon over the day. As we rode to the different places, he offered the history behind the places we saw and even taught me a little Portuguese along the way (by taught, I mean he endured my poor pronunciations and did his best to politely correct me :) ). Nothing can beat learning about a new place from a local. I was completely wowed by the sights we saw, knowledge I picked up, and the level of service provided. I had a wonderful day and the tour solidified the fact that I need to spend more time in this country. Five stars for everything. Classic Portugal will be the first call I make when I plan my next visit! Tia - USA via TripAdvisor