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Sintra: Moorish Castle & Quinta da Regaleira w/ Entry Ticket

1. Sintra: Moorish Castle & Quinta da Regaleira w/ Entry Ticket

Experience the Moorish Castle and the Quinta da Regaleira, at your own pace with two skip-the-line e-tickets and two audio tours, and a fascinating self-guided walking audio tour of the city of Sintra on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to to experience the grandeur of Sintra, from the city’s unique mysteries and stories to its dazzling Castle and Palaces. Put on your headphones and discover the Castle Keep, the Royal Tower and the Aquarium through the power of storytelling and historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the past. It is also your chance to explore Sintra with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and immerse yourself in the beauty of its stories. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the enchanting scenery and cultural richness of Sintra, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

2. Sintra: Historical Jeep Tour

Hop into a classic Portuguese jeep to explore Sintra’s wonders. See the best of Sintra with the help of your tour guide, as you learn the incredible histories and explore the must-see landmarks in this 7-hour tour. Drive around three of the five stunning palaces of Sintra, the National Palace, Seteais Palace, Monserrate, as well as Moorish Castle. View the stunning palaces from multiple vantage points. Take in the gorgeous panoramic views of Sintra. Stop to visit Quinta de Regaleira. Marvel at the breathtaking architecture. Look deep into the initiation wells, that were once used for ceremonial purposes. Visit Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Admire the gorgeous views atop the cape and hear the immensity of the ocean clashing into the land beneath you. If your group chooses to, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to a wine tasting, and relax with some of the finest wines Sintra has to offer. As the last stop on your tour, enter Pena Palace. Admire the colorful, unique palace, that looks like it has come straight out of a fairytale. Capture your final tour photos, before your guide returns you to your drop-off. * Please DO NOT purchase any ticket in advance.

From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights and Pena Palace Full-Day Tour

3. From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights and Pena Palace Full-Day Tour

Fall in love with Sintra, a lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period, on a day trip from Lisbon via an air-conditioned bus. See the stunning landscape classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of monuments like Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and Monserrate Palace. Start the tour by exploring the exotic Pena Park and the magnificent Pena Palace. This remarkable building is complete with different decorative styles, symbols, and intriguing features, and was once the royal family's official summer residence. Walk through Sintra's charming city center. Stop by the decorative Quinta da Regaleira estate. Explore the Initiation Well, a mysterious and unusual place. Spend your lunchtime strolling through the historical village. Enjoy a quick stop at local patisseries to try some of Sintra's well-known delicacies. Conclude your journey at the eclectic Monserrate Palace, a glorious estate that once served as a summer residence for the British elites in Portugal.

Sintra: Self-Drive Trip with Virtual Guide Assistance

4. Sintra: Self-Drive Trip with Virtual Guide Assistance

Drive by yourself in a fun little electric car for 2 people, get close to nature exploring the mountains and the coast, get to all the monuments of the city, then head to the best beaches and viewpoints at the coastline of Sintra, at Colares village. This experience is the only one that gives you total freedom and autonomy to explore Sintra your way and at your own pace. Your local guides will help you figure out where to go, plan the routes on the GPS, support you during the tour, and give you the best recommendations for a perfect day in this magical region. Go to Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace and Monserrate Park and Palace, then head to Praia Grande, Praia das Maças and finish at the emblematic Azenhas do Mar. Choose where to stop and visit and enjoy the pleasure of driving an eco-friendly electric car ideal to navigate through the tight streets of Sintra, explore the beautiful surrounding region and have a lot of fun.

From Lisbon or Cascais: Full-Day Sintra Private Tour

5. From Lisbon or Cascais: Full-Day Sintra Private Tour

Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Discover the cultural landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing 2 sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, the Castle of the Moors, the Monserrate Palace, or the Sintra National Palace. There will be time to discover two of the above attractions. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries in Sintra, where you will have some free time.

Lisbon: Pena, Regaleira, Sintra Natural Park, and Roca Tour

6. Lisbon: Pena, Regaleira, Sintra Natural Park, and Roca Tour

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Pena Palace, the awe-inspiring cliffs and Beach, and the seaside picturesque places. Stop in Sintra old Town, a Unesco World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to explore Pena Palace and see the great views over Sintra Nacional Park and Moorish Castle, visit Sintra Nacional Palace in the Village or visit Quinta da Regaleira in your free time. Passage in some of the sintra county beaches. And here, admire the views of the westernmost points of continental Europe, like Roca cape, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs and the natural whitw sand. Enjoy one of the Portuguese Rivieras, an elegant seaside area of Lisbon metropoliten area with its picturesque places and villages where you may stroll through the lovely seaside, fishing ports, and restored houses by many local craftsmen..

Pena Palace&Castle- Private Tour in Classic Car in Sintra

7. Pena Palace&Castle- Private Tour in Classic Car in Sintra

Note: All our experiences are customizable and can be subject to changes, depending on your preferences. If you already have a place or monument(s) in mind, let us know, and we’ll be happy to create a new, fully customized itinerary. Pick Up We start the day with a free transfer from your hotel to our beautiful Village of Sintra, suggest starting your tour at 9:00 am, to make the most of the day, we normally finish at around 5:30 pm at your hotel. Moorish Castle Following the pick up we gonna begin our adventure,visiting the Moorish Castle that is a fortification founded in the 10th century during the period the Moors occupied the Iberian Peninsula. Its famous walls snake across the hills with their granite blocks interlinking boulders and cliffs. Its parapet walk provides stunningly unique views out over the town, the Palace of Pena and, further in the distance, the greens of these hills contrast with the blues of the Atlantic Ocean. Pena Palace After concluding your visit, we’ll go towards one of the most emblematic monuments in Portugal, which looks like something out of a fairytale, and is considered Sintra’s biggest attraction and ex-libris. Characterized by its uniqueness and incomparable beauty, the famous Pena Palace is a true magical attraction, for all those who seek Sintra for sightseeing or for a dazzling holiday. Sintra Old Town After finishing the visit we head to the the historical centre of Sintra, where we’ll have lunch. If you wish, the guide will be happy to recommend you the best restaurants in the region. Afterwards, we will take the opportunity to take a short walk, visiting the streets and alleys of the old town, until we reach the National Palace of Sintra, and taste the traditional regional sweets, the unmissable “Travesseiros” and “queijadas”. Later on we have the opportunity to enjoy the excellent view from the belvedere of the illustrious Seteais Palace. Drop Off Once the Tour is finished the Driver/Guide will drive you back to your hotel, or to another location of your choice.

Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

8. Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to explore Sintra the way you want with this Renault Twizy e-car rental and GPS audio-guided tour in one. As you drive, learn about Sintra’s iconic sights from your audio guide that’s available in 7 languages and equipped with free Wi-Fi. The journey in your Twizy e-car starts with a presentation and explanation of routes. After learning how to operate the vehicle, set out on your discovery of Sintra. When you pass monuments along the route, learn the story or legend behind them from your audio guide. Take advantage of a route map with information on where to park and where to take the best photos. During the tour, decide when and where to stop and for how long. Sights along the tour route include: • Sintra’s historic center • Sintra National Palace • Moorish Castle • Pena Palace • Miradouro da Vigia (three hills, three castles) • Quinta da Regaleira • Seteais Palace • Monserrate Palace and Park • Cabo da Roca Rest assured knowing Twizy has the Clean & Safe seal, awarded by Turismo de Portugal.

Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

9. Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

Uncover the mysteries of Sintra and discover hidden gems on this guided walking tour of Sintra. Listen to local curiosities, legends, and secret stories from your guide.  Meet your friendly and passionate local guide outside Sintra train station. You will start your tour admiring the fantastic city hall building. Walking along the promenade towards the center of the village, admire the statues displayed along the way. After a brief stop at the Moorish fountain, head into the historical center. Now it's time to have a tasting of the typical pastry from Sintra, the famous Travesseiro. Enjoy the impressive views of Moorish castle from the National Palace. Next, head towards the Palace of Seteais, passing by the church of San Martinho, the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula, and a small romantic waterfall. From the Palace de Setais, you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Pena Palace and the Atlantic Ocean. End the tour by visiting the impressive Quinta da Regaleira and explore its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Well.

Sintra: Private Getaway from the Hills to the Coast

10. Sintra: Private Getaway from the Hills to the Coast

On this day tour you will meet your friendly local guide at your accommodation or at the meeting point in Sintra's train station - Portela de Sintra. From the best viewpoints to the lesser-known locations, you don't need to worry about the itinerary, just trust our guide and he will fine-tune the tour to cater to your group's demands. On this tour it is recommended to choose only 1 (one) monument to visit on the inside so this way you have enough time to explore the rest of the surroundings. As a local, with 5+ years of experience in the field, you can expect our guide Nuno to teach you not only about the history of the places you're going to see but to also include your group in the culture and tradition of the region so this way you will feel like a true local. During the day, Nuno will give you tips, suggestions, recommendations and most importantly: a very fun adventure! This is a typical itinerary for this product: Stop At: 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. The visits inside the monuments are self-guided. Tickets are Not included! Duration: 2 hours Pass By: 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 12th. Pass By: Palacio e Parque Biester The Biester Palace dates back to the last two decades of the 19th century and is a Romantic work par excellence, eclectic and exuberant, with elegant elevations that reveal the good taste of the period at its peak. Pass By: 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. Stop At: Quinta da Regaleira Incredible property with a mix and mash of different architectural styles and some deep stories involving secret societies, templars and millionars. The visits inside the monuments are self-guided. Tickets are Not included! Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Seteais Palace The Seteais Palace is a neoclassical palace operating nowadays as a luxury hotel known as the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais. It's gardens rival those of famous french palaces and the view from behind it's iconic arch is a must-see. Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Colares Colares is a charming town known for its unique wine production. It is surrounded by beautiful beaches, historic monuments and lush green landscapes. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Cabo da Roca This place is the western-most point in 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". Duration: 30 minutes

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What people are saying about Seteais Palace

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4.8 / 5

based on 824 reviews

All 3 visits were amazing. I know we had to cover a lot of ground but we were a bit rushed which took away from the whole experience. But overall, the sites we saw were amazing.

We were picked up promptly by our guide, James! He took his time to explain everything and was very knowledgeable! A great day, thank you.

The visit to Sintra was excellent. Our guide did a good job in explaining the history and the the significance of Sintra.

Great day. Great guide. Three palaces in a day with a restful lunch break.

Excellent guide in Gustav, everything went smoothly.