Free tour

Nuno "The Storyteller" Sintra stories and magic.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Guru: Nuno
Quality Verified Registered on December 10, 2021

Hello travelers! My name is Nuno Libório; I was born in the heart of Lisbon, Bairro Alto neighborhood. In no particular order, I am a tour guide, teacher, actor, storyteller, and aspiring writer. I found the profession of a tour guide to be very amusing. It perfectly encompasses all my interests and is an exciting opportunity to use my full abilities.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hello travelers!
The tour I´m preparing is a time travel for you to meet with the characters and venture into the highlights of the magic village of Sintra.  I will tell you the forbidden stories which have been ripped off the books. As a personal quest, it is my honor to unveil the many mysteries which belong to the streets. These stories are an ode to the achievements of life, good and bad, and far from happy endings. 
Many artists, tinkers, and nobles found in Sintra the refuge to absorb its mystique they could inspire themselves for their work, Lord Byron and Hans Christian Anderson were one of their residents.
I invite you to come with me on time travel, to meet kings and queens, artists and poets, and decode symbols from the ancient templars until contemporary Maçonary.
We go strolling through the historical center, stopping in the National Palace for a hand full of stories, I also give a special highlight to Quinta da Regaleira, this unique initiation garden have many secrets to unveil, and other many Stories about The Moors  and Palacio da Pena.
Join me in this journey..
"Lo! Cintra's glorious Eden intervenes
In variegated maze of mount and glen.”
Lord Byron

ATTENTION: Please, book ONLY if you are really interested in it, AND if you are SURE to participate!), so book only if you are commited to join the tour) 

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  • Meeting point:
    Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra ...
    Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra 12A, 2710-246 Sintra, Portugal
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    In front of the Sintra Municipal Library

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

(74 ratings)
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Donal 08 Dec 2022

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
Nuno was a great tour leader. It turned out that it was only my family (me and my 3 kids aged 17, 20 and 22) on the tour - so it was essentially a private tour for us. My kids found Nuno very entertaining (and knowledgeable naturally). The tour itself lasted 2hrs30mins and he kept my kids interested for the duration which really says it all. Recommended - you won’t be disappointed. 👍
Elena 02 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
I didn't attend the tour, but cannot give zero stars, so it'll have to be one. No show and the guide didn't bother to cancel/message about cancellation until I reached out. Would be great to see some respect for other people's time
Sasha 31 Oct 2022

Nuno is an incredible guide! So much personality, fun, and creativity- a really excellent human. If you love a great story, interesting history, and a barrel of laughs, this is the guide for you. His suggestion for a dinner in a small family owned winery on our way home was also an incredible experience. Nuno made our whole trip to Sintra!
Danny 23 Oct 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Such a great experience with Nuno. Very animated character, great stories and very interactive and inclusive. Thank you so much! 🙌🏽
Evelyn 18 Oct 2022

We enjoyed the tour with Nuno very much. He was very energetic and fun and also gave us some nice food recommendations. Would recommend him if you want to know the secret stories about Portuguese history.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 40 people.
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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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