Sintra Free Walking Tour: Discover the Portuguese Fairytale

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 03, 2018

Hi Lisbon Walking Tours is a local company founded to provide tours with small groups for a better experience of the city and take you out of the beaten track to show the authentic Lisbon. Our team of local guides, are very knowledgeable, well informed, entertaining and free to give their touch according to the expectation of each group. We are passionate about Lisbon and would like to share this love with you providing the best walking tours around the city and showing why Lisbon has become such a popular destination recently, with its charming streets, lovely architecture, colorful houses and fantastic weather.

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

Tour description

With its exotic landscape and climate, Sintra became the place where the nobles and aristocrats from the XIX century started to build their summer palaces and since then, it's attracted visitors from all over the world, such as the British poet Lord Byron and the German compositor Richard Strauss. 

Classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, Sintra is considered by many the most beautiful city in Portugal and a place that shouldn't be missed. 

From Jardim Correnteza, we'll make our way through the narrow streets of Sintra Village, to discover its history, traditions, and culture and have the chance to try the famous local pastries, Queijada and Travesseiro.  

We'll have the chance to see the Sintra National Palace, one of the oldest palaces in Portugal, and learn a bit more about the Portuguese Royal family, the Moorish Castle built to protect the city from invaders, discover the secrets of the majestic Quinta da Regaleira, to wonder at the incredible Palácio da Pena, built on the top of the hill, next to a former monastery by King D. Fernando II in the XIX century and much more. 


We are sure after this tour, you'll fall in love with this magical place and feel that one day is not enough. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra ...
    Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra 10, 2710-426 Sintra, Portugal
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    Look out for the guide with an orange umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Jardim Correnteza
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Municipal Chamber of Sintra
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Largo Dr. Virgílio Horta
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Fonte Mourisca
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Sintra National Palace
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Martinho
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Palácio e Parque Biester
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Lawrence Hotel
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Castelo dos Mouros
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Quinta da Regaleira
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Gardens of the Palace of Seteais
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Pena Palace

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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Collette 04 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Very knowledgeable guide who engaged well with all the walkers on the tour. Showed us some of the best viewpoints and over the almost three hours we were well entertained.
Aidan 16 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Telma was a very good guide. Tour went to interesting sites info was very good but a little too long to stand in the heat. Very crowed at cafe where we stopped for a pastry.
Marina 15 Oct 2023
San Jose

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Bad restaurant recommendations from guru
Eva 24 Sep 2023
New York

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
The tour was a great introduction to Sintra and Telma was a great guide who made it easy for me as a slow walker to keep up with the group. She told us a lot of interesting stories about the history of the town and made great suggestions for the rest of the day for our visit.
David 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Telma btings knowledge, humour and spontaneity to her walks
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
When do you want to go?
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