Private tour

Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Greenwalk

Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

Activity provider: Greenwalk
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From US$ 40.72 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a unique walking tour of Sintra's heritage and landscape that combines the forest, mountain, and Sintra's monuments. During the tour, receive a historic and geographic interpretation from your guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Private group


  • Receive a historical interpretation of each monument from a trained guide
  • Enjoy the nature around you and get the best panoramic views of the UNESCO landscape
  • Experience the gardens, the forest, and the sharpe rocky hills
  • Enjoy a customized walking tour for your interest
  • Experience a well-trained geographer guide that will give you a wide understanding of the region
Full description
Meet at the local supplier's office in Sintra which is located a one-minute walk from Sintra train station. On arrival at the office, you can view the big wall topographic map of the region that shows all the options of the walking tour. In a small briefing, design your personalized walk through Sintra town. Then, start your walk through the picturesque tracks with some views. Chat about the history, legends, morphology, and vegetation. Visit a Moorish castle, archaeological site, Pena Palace and gardens, Chalet of the Countess, Villa Sasseti, and historic center of Sintra. You can choose different monuments and paths according to your physical condition.
  • Professional geographer guide
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 80 years
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet just outside Sintra's train station. Preferably by the main exit (across the road from Café Cynthia).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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Get Your Guide website, where I booked the tour with Greenwalk did not have an accurate description of the tour: which included a 2 hour hike up the mountain to the Pena Palace on uneven terrain, rock steps, and steep inclines and a 1 hour walk down the mountain. It was a great tour and João was very knowledgeable, but give more information beforehand of how strenuous it will be.

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February 21, 2022

Fantastic hike around Sintra's highlights

Great experience through the history, nature and many marvels of Sintra. We really enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it. However I think the activity should be clearer that this is a hike and not a gentle walk. It was no problem for us but the website should specify that closed walking shoes and appropriate gears as well as minimum level of fitness is required. Some of the slopes are really steep on the way up and down. It makes the experience truly unique to hike up but one should be aware what he's signing up for. Also the whole hike took us 4.5 hours but we came back very happy with fantastic memories and stunning pictures. We felt the cost of the activity is nonetheless too high for what it is. This is hiking activity with a knowledgeable guide but it doesn't require any additional equipment and the tickets to visit the castle and palace are not included- which is an additional 14€ per adult... We got equipped with a small bottle if water and cereal bars but still...

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September 1, 2019

Very knowledgable guide. Patient with our small group as we took our time on some of the route. 5 star review. Quite a bit of walking and paths a little slippery in the rain, but we always felt safe. Lots to see and really helpful tips on missing long queues at Pena Palace. If your are considering this trip, but are not sure, then take my advice and go ahead and book it as you won’t be disappointed.

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June 24, 2019

Product ID: 186111