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The Ultimate Sintra Walk
Experience romantic Sintra and visit the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira
Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site
See Sintra from a local perspective
Sintra was home to so many people throughout Portuguese history, and this heritage is still quite present nowadays. From caverns built in pre-historic times to the touristic destination nowadays, we’ll cover all in this three-hour walking tour, leaving no questions unanswered during your visit to the Romantic Sintra.
Why You’ll Love This Tour:
Discover Sintra’s beautiful architecture, historic estates, lush gardens and parks
Visit Quinta da Regaleira and venture down the famous well
Don't follow the crowds. Walk hidden streets.
Admire the romantic atmosphere in Sintra
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9:30am or 2:30pm
In front of Pizza Hut (right side of Sintra’s train station)
Minimum 1, Maximum 6
- 1 Local Pastry from Sintra
- Entrance Fee to Quinta da Regaleira
- Extras not Mentioned
What to bring
- Comfortable Shoes and a Light Jacket, as the Weather can Change
- Hat or Umbrella
About the guide
You will be accompanied by a local guide with impeccable knowledge of the region. All small group tours are available in English. If you would like your tour in another language, please contact us about a private tour.
Overview of your tour
The Ultimate Sintra Walk starts early in the morning in front of Pizza Hut, right outside the Sintra train station. In this Sintra Walk, we will walk towards Sintra’s town center and visit Quinta da Regaleira. We will not follow the crowds during this walk, but rather show you Sintra’s true beauty.
Since the landscape of Sintra became a UNESCO site, the number of visitors increased. We will take advantage of local knowledge to show you the best that Sintra has to offer. We will start passing by the City Hall building, explaining Sintra town center’s current layout. We will walk towards the town center, known among the locals as Vila Velha, that translates to “Old Town,” and you will learn from your guide the history of this unique place filled with parks, vegetation, and palace towers popping amidst the trees. Sintra was the summer destination for the Portuguese Royalty, writers, artists, and aristocrats, and in this walk, you will understand why.
After visiting Sintra’s town center and admiring the Sintra National Palace’s two massive chimneys, it is time to try Sintra’s best delicacy – the pastries. Relax with your guide in a pastry shop and try a Queijada or even a Codfish Pastel de Nata, yes you read right!
Admire the views from the hidden streets of Sintra town center and get lost with your guide in this medieval-looking town. Learn about the history of the first Portuguese King conquering Sintra, and visit a church built after that conquest. Admire the Castle of the Moors as your guide explains to you the hidden routes from the Castle to the town center.
Time for the first walk uphill as we head to Seteais Palace, a former palace that is now a luxurious hotel. From here, admire Sintra’s valley and see the famous Pena Palace sitting right on top of the mountain.
Next, head to Quinta da Regaleira, the exquisite home of António Monteiro, famous for the well that leads to underground paths. Quinta da Regaleira is one of Sintra’s most beautiful monuments and contains a tremendous Portuguese history symbolism. Learn all about this mansion during your guided tour.
Conclude your tour right outside the gates of Quinta da Regaleira. Take advantage of your guide’s insights and learn the best way to navigate the rest of Sintra’s monuments, either you wish to go to Pena Palace or Monserrate Palace.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, although the streets of Sintra are not appropriate for baby strollers we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Yes!! However, please contact us beforehand so that we have everything prepared for you.
Unfortunately no, we kindly ask that you contact us beforehand and change your tour day or time. The group that departures is the group that remains throughout the tour.
Yes, upon your booking process you can add the ticket to your cart and avoid standing in line on your tour day.
This is a very small group tour, limited to only 6 participants. This way we guarantee a smoother communication and more attention to everyone’s needs.