Sintra - Half Day Private Tour

Visit a place with magic and according to many, the most romantic place in Portugal. Let yourself fall in love with Sintra!

When booking this Half Day Tour, please note that it is only 4 hours from the hotel until you return to your departure place, so you can only choose to visit one of Sintra's most noteworthy sights plus the Vila Center.
Please note that tickets for site visits payable are not included;

If you prefer, you can opt for a panoramic visit, visiting more places without visiting any monument and strolling in the Center of the Village, the option is yours!

per adult from

$147

NZD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/escort
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Tickets at the places to visit
    • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
    • Entry/Admission - Sintra National Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Regaleira
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

    A magical place to meet!

    A beautiful town at the foot of the mountain range of the same name, its unique characteristics have led UNESCO to classify it as a World heritage site. It was even necessary to create a special category for the purpose - that of "cultural landscape" - taking into account its natural riches as well as the historic buildings in the town and mountains. Endowed with luxuriant vegetation, the mountains are part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

    From early times Sintra has been the place of choice for the settlement of various peoples who have passed through the Iberian Peninsula and left traces of their presence, which are now displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Odrinhas, in the outskirts of the town.

    In the 12th century, Dom Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, captured the Moorish Castle, and his successors later built their holiday residence. Their physiognomy is marked by the two enormous conical chimneys built in the Middle Ages.

    Much appreciated by kings and nobles as a country resort, and praised by writers and poets like (inevitably) Lord Byron who called it "glorious Eden", Sintra has a wealth of cottages and manor houses, some of which now provide accommodation in the form of country-house tourism.

    The palaces, too, are outstanding, such as the Pena Palace, built in the Romantic period on one of the mountain peaks, and the 18th century Palace of Seteais, now converted into an elegant hotel, and the Palace of Monserrate, famous for its beautiful gardens with their exotic species that are unique in the country.

    Sintra's confectionery deserves a special mention, particularly the travesseiros (puff pastes stuffed with a sweet eggy mixture) and the famous cheese-cakes, which according to ancient documents were already being made in the 12th century, and were part of the rent payments.

    Near Sintra are the beaches (das Maças, Praia Grande, Praia da Adraga), Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of mainland Europe), Colares (after which a demarcated wine-growing region is named), and the picturesque village of Azenhas do Mar, inset in a cliff.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal

    The Pena National Palace, popularly referred to only as Pena Palace or Pena Castle, is located in the village of Sintra, parish of São Pedro de Penaferrim, municipality of Sintra, in the Lisbon district of Portugal. It represents one of the main expressions of 19th century architectural Romanticism in the world, constituting the first palace of this style in Europe, built about 30 years before the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.

    On July 7, 2007 was elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

    The palace is open for sightseeing, in 2013 had 755 735 visitors which makes it the most visited monumental palace in the country that year.

    The Pena Palace was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Castelo dos Mouros, Estrada da Pena Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal

    Sintra Castle, popularly known as the Moorish Castle, is located in the village of Sintra, parish of São Pedro de Penaferrim, municipality of Sintra, in the Lisbon district of Portugal.

    Raised on a rocky massif, isolated on one of the summits of the Sintra mountain range, in Extremadura, from the top of its walls, a privileged view of all its rural surroundings extends to the Atlantic Ocean.

    Stop At: Sintra National Palace, Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

    The Sintra National Palace, also known as Vila Palace, is located in the parish of São Martinho, in the village of Sintra, Lisbon District, in Portugal.

    It was one of the Royal Palaces and today is owned by the Portuguese State, which uses it for tourist and cultural purposes. Urban construction began in the 15th century, although an old building from the Muslim era was used.

    It features features of medieval, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance and romantic architecture. It is considered an example of organic architecture, a set of bodies apparently separated, but which are part of a whole articulated with each other, through courtyards, stairs, corridors and galleries.

    The Palace was used by the Portuguese Royal Family practically until the end of the Monarchy, in 1910. It was here that D. Manuel received the news of the discovery of Brazil, it was here that D. Afonso V was born and died, it was here that D. was imprisoned. Alfonso VI, it was here that D. João II was made king.

    In 2008 it was the most visited palace in Portugal with 408 712 visitors.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Quinta da Regaleira, Rua Barbosa do Bocage, Sintra 2710-567 Portugal

    Palacio da Regaleira is the main building and the most common name of the Quinta da Regaleira palace. It is also called Monteiro dos Mmillas Palace, a name associated with the nickname of its first owner was Antonio Augusto who was distinguished by King Dom Carlos I on August 16, 1904 as Baron de Almeida.

    The palace is located on the hillside and a short distance from the historic center of Sintra and has been classified as a Public Interest since 2002. It is also an integral part of Sintra's cultural landscape, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

    António Augusto, by the trait of Italian architect Luigi Manini, gives the 4-hectare farmhouse the palace, surrounded by lush gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions, places that conceal alchemical meanings, such as those evoked by Freemasonry, Templars and Rosicrucianism. cross. It models the space in mixed strokes that evoke the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline architecture.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    your address in LisbonAirports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    • Lisbon
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by abc Travel

Activity ID: V-14365P43

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