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:
    Jardim Correnteza, Alameda Combatente...
    Jardim Correnteza, Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra 11, 2710-569 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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Stefan 18 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Telma did a great job. She told so much about Sintra, including fun facts about historical figures and gave important information about transportation and restaurants!
Laura 17 May 2024
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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Siempre son una gran ayuda para conocer las ciudades y ubicar los lugares. Caminando se aprende más!
Pilar 16 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy profesional y simpático. Recomendable 100x100.
Alena 13 May 2024

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Cristina was great guide and excellent storyteller! She was very passionate about Sintra and provided to us a lot of useful tips also beyond the tour itself. Thank you!
Juan 11 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Estuvo excelente! Manuel es gran guía y muy buena persona
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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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