Explore Sintra, the glorious “Garden of Eden,” as Lord Byron called it, just outside Lisbon. Discover why this charming village has been the delight of people through the ages, from Hans Christian Andersen to Gloria Swanson!
What to Expect
Lord Byron called Sintra the “Garden of Eden” and others have named it the “Most beautiful village in the world.” Discover why on this 8-hour sightseeing tour around its paradisiacal streets and gardens.
You will feel the magic and mystery that emanates from all the palaces, villas and estates throughout the landscape. Visit the Sintra National Palace, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in the country, with its Manueline and Moorish styles.
Move on to Pena National Palace to discover an exotic and eclectic profusion of styles in accordance with the tastes of Romanticism. At the Castle of the Moors you will be witness to breathtaking views from its walls and towers.
You will have the services of an expert guide who will explain the history of how Sintra came to be, while you wander around romantic and mysterious locations, such as the Quinta da Regaleira and the palaces of Seteais and Monserrate.
You will also go to Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca), the most western point of mainland Europe, to visit Guincho Beach, as well as drive along the Estoril Coast and wander around the villages of Cascais and Oeiras.
The Portuguese Riviera has been a place of exile for many European royal and noble families for generations, and on this exquisite tour you will soon see why.
- Entrance to Regaleira Palace
- Traditional Sintra pastry
- Tour guide
- Professional driver
- Lunch (if option all inclusive selected)
- Entrance to Pena Palace (if option all inclusive is selected)
What's Not Included
- Lunch (unless option all inclusive is selected)
- Entrance to Pena Palace (unless option all inclusive is selected)
Know Before You Go
Please wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer bring your sunscreen and in winter it gets very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.