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Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

1. 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: Guided Walking Tour

2. Sintra: Guided Walking Tour

From our meeting point to the historical center your will get an overview of Sintra’s history and tales. Along the 20 minute walk some places of interest and panoramic view will be present. Arrived at the village center, the National Palace will tell you about the evolution of architecture in Portugal along the centuries. The village, the mountain and the Moorish Castle will make the perfect picture of this panoramic view. Explore the village on your 20 minute free time. Getting back on track, the next stop is Seteais Palace. Apart from the tale and history, this palace has one of the best views over Pena Palace. Get your camera ready! Quinta da Regaleira is next. The extravagant palace and garden, is made on purpose for you to get lost. The grouts, inverted tower, tales, legends of the occult, are meant to be explored. Our visit will finish after the visit of Quinta da Regaleira. A restaurant will be suggested or a walk back to the meeting point.

Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

3. Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

You will walk around the edge of the mountain, between old parts of the village and the hills, with a few stops along the way, where you will see in the distance some monuments including the old Royal Palace, Pena Palace, Sintra's Castle (Moorish Castle), amongst others landmarks, and you'll hear about how they were in the past, as well as some unusual historical tales conveyed to you by a historian. The second part of the walk will take you on a short excursion in the dark of the mountain. The terrain will be mostly regular, with the exception of some parts in which a few steps will require climbing. Nothing extraordinary for people with no mobility impairments. Overall, the effort implied in the whole night walk is equivalent to a whole afternoon strolling in a touristic place. This second part will include some stops when you'll hear about some of Sintra's most curious and least known intriguing stories.  In this night walk in Sintra, prepare yourself to hear about what some figures of the past have dreamt here, how their dreams have spawned monuments, what sound and sight they experienced in the Mountains and in the shore, and what fears arose from what they heard in the night. Interior access to the monuments is not included. Though you will know very discreet monuments unknown even to the Portuguese. Needless to say you may feel at will to ask any question you may have related to Sintra's History. You will end your night walk at Sintra's Historic Centre, where you'll then have the opportunity to experience its nocturnal tranquility.

Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

4. Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

Early in the night, you will be met by your guide, a historian, at Sintra's Historic Centre to being your night walk where you have the unique opportunity of hearing the true background of mysticism involving Sintra beginnings, through the words of Sintra's foremost history researcher, with the additional advantage of visiting a tourist spot like Sintra away from the usual crowds. After being introduced to what legends and myths are and their impact in the village through time, you'll begin your way across the mountain (by road and having very short trails) in the dark of the night. With the stars hanging above you, the nocturnal landscape will be broken by the sight of a few monuments in the distance including the National Palace, and Pena Palace. You will also see some peculiar sites whose pasts and what they enclose would elude a regular guide. Your guide will tell you about these various sites and you will learn how they impacted the traditions and way of thinking of the local people - especially the ancient ones. From the highest parts of the mountain, the silence you will find uncommon, you'll hear about some of the strange memoirs that history left in the documents and manuscripts from past centuries.

Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Smartphone Exploration Game

5. Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Smartphone Exploration Game

Explore the romantic streets of the Sintra neighborhood in Lisbon as you follow clues and solve puzzles on your phone. See some of the local sights at your own pace. Go to the starting point at Sintra's train station for your first puzzle. Watch the story unfold as you move between locations solving each challenge. Take time to discover the sights at each location. You can pause the game and come back to it at any point. Use the app's navigation to get from place to place. See some local attractions, find out what happens in the story, and learn some interesting facts about the famous people and events of Sintra along the way.

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What people are saying about Sintra District

This tour was fantastic! Our guide Isabella was very kind and told us details about Sintra we could never find in a guidebook. We had lots of fun and she answered all of our questions both in Spanish and English. Overall this was well worth the money and was an unexpected highlight of our trip!

Great vitor, great professional and sympathy in abundance, we loved the visit and the history of Sintra, when we return we will try to meet him and have him guide us through the Palacio De la Pena.

Isabel was great! She made sure we appreciate the hidden gems of Sintra. Isabel knew what she was talking about and knew how to introduce it into the right century context. Obrigado, Sarai & Ivan

I loved this excursion, and it is that Maria the guide made everything wonderful. The Regaleirab Palace and park are spectacular but the guide gave the visit that extra charm.

Great tour guide! One of our best activities during our stay in Portugal!