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Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

1. Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

Feel the pleasure of taking a few dives along the magnificent coast between Lisbon and Cascais on this private sailboat tour. This experience is perfect for spending time with friends and family and celebrating birthdays or other special occasions. Board the luxury sailboat, enjoy a welcome drink, and set sail from Lisbon’s port, Doca do Bom Sucesso. Depending on your chosen tour length, you can anchor in front of the beach in Caxias, Oeiras, or Cascais Bay. Choose to swim, dive, or just relax on board and soak in the rays. On the way to the area’s most scenic places, take in the view of the coastline and enjoy the fresh air.

Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

2. Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

The tour starts at Sintra train station, where your interactive adventure awaits. All the information you need for your challenge is available through your phone’s internet browser, the rest is up to you… The adventure takes you through the charming streets and alleyways of Sintra as you solve puzzles to unlock clues to your next destination. Discover parts of the city that not even the locals know about, and see popular sights from a different angle, literally! Explore the fascinating streets of Sintra and learn about the history, culture and lifestyle at the heart of the city. Solve 9 riddles to reveal each destination, and unlock stories about kings, queens, princesses, masons and templars. Travel across green paths, visit stunning palaces, and sample pastries at local cafes as you put your mind to the test.

Sintra: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

3. Sintra: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

Enjoy the amazing waves at Praia Grande while learning a fun, new skill. Your expert guide will pair you with the proper surfboard depending on your needs and level and provide you with a wetsuit to ensure your comfort during the 2-hour session. The lesson is divided into 3 parts: practice, surf, and knowledge. First, go over your expectations and objectives for the lesson. Warm-up on the beach and go over some technical work with the trainer.  Next, go over the safety rules and learn the characteristics of the beach and the surf. Then, hit the water to put your new skills to practice. Lastly, your trainer will teach you how to evolve your technique as much as possible in order to get the best results in the short term. Learn to respect the sea and its surroundings in a fun and mindful way.   Conditions vary from day to day, and, in the event that conditions are not optimal at Praia Grande, you will be transported to a different surf spot.

Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center Entry Ticket

4. Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center Entry Ticket

Get a unique lesson in the history of Sintra with an entrance ticket to the Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center. Journey into the mysticism and romanticism of the town through its history, music, literature and more. Using multimedia techniques and sensory experiences, reality and fiction intersect at all 17 points of a project designed by architects, set designers, scriptwriters, historians, and specialists in audiovisual productions, augmented reality, 3D films and more. See photos of the town and listen to the sounds of the forest as you take the elevator to listen to a narrator who will tell you when the rocky hills were created. Then, interact with historical events through touchscreens and animation. Gaze in wonder as legends are told through full-size holograms that invite you to become a player in the game and run through woods and avoid obstacles. Marvel at the animated portraits of authors who found inspiration in the resort town.  Make your way down to the basement, where new adventures await. Experience the heaving seas aboard a ship, venture into a pagan world of nature, animals, fairies, and more. 

Private Day Tour Sintra W. Heritage, Cascais, Roca Cape

5. Private Day Tour Sintra W. Heritage, Cascais, Roca Cape

In their search for tranquility, artistic inspiration, religious or mystical contemplation; kings, nobles, writers, musicians, painters and rich travelers made Sintra their destination. For admirers of the 19th century Romanticism, Sintra is its holy capital and Pena Palace its highest landmark. In 1995 Sintra was classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. This guided visit will let you understand why Sintra has been so acclaimed along the times. You will feel the magic atmosphere of the mountain and admire the enchanted architecture of its houses and palaces.  The tour begins at 08:45 in your hotel in central Lisbon or Cascais, and will take you through a beautiful scenic route to Sintra, visiting the coast of Estoril (named the Portuguese Riviera). Cascais, known for its aristocratic and romantic houses, is home to the  famous surf beach of Guincho and the Roca Cape -  the western-most point of continental Europe. You'll also cross the mountain of Sintra, and get a deep flavor of the surrounding nature. In Sintra you will have time to visit one monument of your preference, have lunch, stroll in the town, and taste the famous local pastry specialty, the “Queijada” cake.  The 7-hour tour finishes around 16:00 at your hotel.

Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

6. Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

Fátima, a city in central Portugal, 130 km from Lisbon, and one of the most important places of worship for Catholics, with around 5 million visitors every year. After the visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima, from which the Chapel of Apparitions, where Our Lady appeared to the three shepherds in 1917 Nazare for a fresh fish and seafood lunch. This fishing village was one of the first points of international tourist interest in Portugal, during the last century. Currently, it is known worldwide for its giant waves and surf records. Óbidos, a romantic medieval village, famous for its winding streets, whitewashed houses covered with flowers, vases and tiles - all within the walls of a magnificent 12th century castle.

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What people are saying about Sintra District

Had a great experience!! Thank you so much!! Super friendly and encouraging! They make you feel super comfortable from the start to the end, are super helpful and only have good vibes Anytime again! Hopefully soon!

It was an amazing experience. Pedro & Theresa, our captains, went over and beyond to ensure us a great experience. We can recommend everyone who wants to sail in Portugal to sail with Bloo Boat Charter.

The game was excellent, great fun for all the family, brought us off the beaten track, very informative and interesting, kids really enjoyed it. Would absolutely recommend it.

Super game that allows you to discover Sintra differently. The kids loved it!