Historical free tour of Sintra: the Portuguese crown jewel

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 22, 2020

Hello! We are Raquel (Portuguese) and Manu (Spanish) a couple of 100% Iberian guides. Travelers of the world the city of Lisbon brought us together and now we live near the town of Sintra, former home of kings, queens, legends and mystery. Lovers of good stories, these can be found on every corner, come and discover them with us. Join us and discover the Portuguese culture, immerse yourself in its history, its gastronomy, its people... And once your trip is over, when you return home, you will end up feeling that you know a little better the homeland of Pessoa, Saramago and the pastel de nata .

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Tour description

Olá! Join us on this walk and see the magical village and lush green gardens of Sintra. The entire town was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

We will walk through Sintra's medieval streets and discover the place where the Portuguese royalty decided to place the summer court. All this at the foot of the security of the Castelo dos mouros. Palaces and castles seem to spring from the mountain, and this years later will dazzle poets of the stature of the famous Lord Byron or composers like Richard Strauss.

We will follow their footsteps and we will visit on this walk: Vila de Sintra, with its famous sweets, the Queijadas and the travesseiros.
In front of Palacio da Vila I will tell you about the kings and queens that inhabited it and how the history of Portugal and the world changed from those rooms.

Once outside the village we will go in search of the palaces that populate the mountains and we will talk about perhaps the most famous, Palacio da Pena. Passing through one that is closer to us in time and the Quinta da Regaleira is equally interesting. After the tour you will be ready to visit the interior of any of these palaces and discover their secrets more closely. Or stop and regain strength with a little Sintrense gastronomy.
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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra ...
    Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra 1, 2710-246 Sintra, Portugal
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    In the Jardim Correnteza, in front of the biblioteca municipal look for the Orange umbrella, next to the road, in front of a view that will be worth it :)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Câmara Municipal de Sintra
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Queijadas da Sapa
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Fonte Mourisca
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Sintra National Palace
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Martinho
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Lawrence Hotel
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Quinta da Regaleira

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Rocio 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Alejandra fue súper simpática y el tour lo hizo ameno y divertido desde el minuto 1. Además de darnos consejos durante todo el recorrido de qué ver y cómo llegar a los palacios, nos desbordó de contenido cultural e histórico de Sintra. Sin duda fue lo más! ✨
Catalina 27 Sep 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Espectacular todo. Ella una genia, sabe muchisimo y nos mantuvo super entretenidas las dos horas y media, por su buena energia y ganas de transmitir su conocimiento. Nos encanto!!! 100% recomendado el tour. Ademas da datos sinceros sobre que visitar, sobre comida y transportes.
JIM Wilkinson 25 Sep 2023
Hong Kong

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Very interesting tour with Telma. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the info provided.
Stan 21 Sep 2023
Villa Park

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
This tour was fun, informative and low key. There was time for questions and at the end of the tour we got helpful instructions on a place to eat and how to get to the Pena Palace. Our guide was charming and get the tour moving forward with plenty of good stories.
Teresa 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in family - Sep 2023
Hicimos el tour con Sergio y nos encantó! Explicó la historia de Sintra, de los palacios, recomendó lecturas y pese a estar casi 3h y con un bebé hasta se nos hizo corta la visita. Repetiríamos.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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