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  • Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

    1. Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

    Join this mystical and romantic tour and go back in time to visit the ancient village of Sintra. You'll walk through historical roads whilst observing the surrounding vegetation, which is bound to provide you with a relaxing sensation. Sintra is one of the most romantic villages in Portugal, and whilst there you will learn of the role that it had for the Portuguese monarchy. You'll also discover famous myths surrounding Pena Palace, exactly what sits inside the Seteais Palace, and why there is a labyrinth in Quinta da Regaleira. You will visit the famous Sintra Mountain and the Pena Park and Palace, with plenty of time for you to explore the grounds. Get ready to experience Sintra from a different perspective, as your local charismatic guide reveals interesting facts about the ancient village.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

    2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais Full-Day Tour

    On this full-day tour you’ll discover Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the villa that’s surrounded by an amazing natural park, a castle, beautiful palaces and chalets. Take a walk along the medieval streets of Sintra an drive through the national park and see the rare fauna, the unique trees, the Moorish castle, Monserrate Palace and the chalets. Visit Pena Palace, one of the most impressive expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in architecture in the world and one of Portugal’s seven wonders. Say goodbye to Sintra with an optional visit to mystical Quinta da Regaleira, a palace surrounded by luxuriant gardens, lakes, caves and enigmatic constructions that hide obscure alchemist meanings, evoked by Freesmasons, Knights Templar and Rosicrucians. Continue on to the westernmost point of continental Europe at Roca Cape. Travel along the coast and embrace the Atlantic, and s...

    Awesome trip to Sintra, with a lovely group, Sofia is amazing tour guide, highly recommended, don’t missed.

  • From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

    3. From Lisbon: Sintra Highlights Full-Day Tour

    Fall in love with magical Sintra, the lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period. Its stunning landscape is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity site that is begging for exploration. Start the tour with a walk through the city center of Sintra and go to the decorative Quinta da Regaleira estate to explore the famous initiation well and the many lakes, fountains and the aquarium dotted across its grounds. The journey continues to the eclectic Monserrate Palace, a glorious estate that once served as a summer residence for the Portuguese court. Lunchtime will be spent wandering around the historical village, followed by a quick stop at local patisseries where you can try some of Sintra's well-known delicacies. Continuing on to the exotic Pena Park, come across the magnificent Pena Palace, a remarkable building complete with different decorative styles, symbols, and intrigui...

    Loved spending all the time in Sintra instead of going there as only part of the excursion. Our guide Mathew was excellent in terms of breadth and depth of knowledge about the history of many things ! Not just Sintra but a big picture of all of Portugal and Spain .. of the Iberian peninsula . Very friendly and easy to work with . Good timing to see things plus personal time to shop , lunch , etc including knowledge of design in the castles .

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Cape Roca, and Cascais Tour

    4. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira, Cape Roca, and Cascais Tour

    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.  See Pena National Palace (ticket not included) and discover an exotic and eclectic profusion of styles in accordance with the tastes of Romanticism. Pena is something out of a fairytale, located approximately 500 meters above sea level and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the most recognizable monument of Sintra's cultural landscape From there reach Sintra, whose cultural landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before exploring its historic center, go to Quinta da Regaleira (Entrance included), one of the most romantic places you’ll ever see. The property has four he...

    Everything was amazing. All along the tour, the guide spoke loud and clear. The tour was interesting and informative. The guide was nice and friendly with a lot of knowledge. Highly recommended!

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

    5. From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

    Benefit from a guided tour inside the Quinta Regaleira and Pena Palace. Fall in love with Sintra, a village full of magic and mystery, the lasting symbol of Portugal's Romantic period and also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to treat yourself and loved ones to a private experience with your own guide and pickup from your own hotel. Alternatively, you can get picked up from a convenient location in the center of Lisbon. Accompanied by an enthusiastic and dedicated tour guide, you will visit Quinta da Regaleira and enjoy its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Well. Uncover the mysteries of each place and learn about the orders of the Freemasons and the Knights Templar. During the lunch break in Sintra's old town, you will have free time to explore the historical and charming streets. You will also have time t...

    We had a fantastic time on this tour! Our guide, Maria, was fantastic and so informative. We really appreciated how small the group was (only 8 of us), which allowed for everyone to get to know one another, ask a ton of questions and do what we were all interested in. I would absolutely recommend anyone this tour if they are interested in seeing two amazing sites and picking up a ton of info as they go. The only thing I would tell people in advance is definitely plan for this tour to go a little over. We learned quickly the Portuguese people don't really stick to tight timetables and it's important to be flexible and go with the flow. If you can do that, you'll have an amazing time. So just don't make dinner reservations for right after the tour - you probably won't make them. But the info you'll pick up instead will make this extra time soooo worth it!!!!

  • Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    6. Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon

    The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to G...

    Agnes and the driver (sorry, I do not really remember his name) were wonderful guides! Extremely friendly, light-hearted, easy to communicate, happy, up to some laughs people. The sight-seeing was amazing, would definitely recommend for anyone who's interested in seeing more than the heavily tourist populated places, monuments or attractions. Had the best time on the road and while walking around, received lots of extra tips on what to do after the tour (which we definitely took on board) and had lots of laughs and made some unforgettable memories. Thank you a lot and best wishes from Lithuania! Keep up the good work! Lukas and Indre.

  • Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visits to Regaleira and Pena Palace

    7. Sintra: Jeep Tour with Visits to Regaleira and Pena Palace

    Take an adventure by riding in a Portuguese convertible Jeep through Sintra, a World Heritage town. Explore the very best secret spots and routes while being guided by the most knowledgeable locals that know all about the region. Start your day being picked up at the meeting point and traveling directly to Quinta da Regaleira, a palace filled with mystery, metaphors and underground tunnels for a guided tour.  After the visit, you will have an overview of all 5 palaces and the 8th-Century Moorish Castle as you pass by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant before walking through one of the most mystical forests in the world. Visit the 12th-century Peninha Sanctuary, built 500 meters above sea level with a 360 view over the Atlantic Coast and the Natural Park. Finish your day with a guided tour to Pena Palace, the re...

  • Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

    8. Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

    Uncover the mysteries of Sintra and discover hidden gems on this guided walking tour of Sintra. Listen to local curiosities, legends, and secret stories from your guide.  Meet your friendly and passionate local guide outside Sintra train station. You will start your tour admiring the fantastic city hall building. Walking along the promenade towards the center of the village, admire the statues displayed along the way. After a brief stop at the Moorish fountain, head into the historical center. Now it's time to have a tasting of the typical pastry from Sintra, the famous Travesseiro. Enjoy the impressive views of Moorish castle from the National Palace. Next, head towards the Palace of Seteais, passing by the church of San Martinho, the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula, and a small romantic waterfall. From the Palace de Setais, you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Pena Palace and ...

  • From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

    9. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip

    You’ll be picked up at your accommodation between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM and start your full-day excursion with a drive to Sintra village. In Sintra you’ll have a chance to visit the Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Then, take in the stunning gardens, caves, and architecture of Quinta da Regaleira or you can choose to visit the National Palace in the center of the village. You’ll have free time for lunch and a walk around the historical center of Sintra village, and to taste the traditional Travesseiros de Sintra. Next, you’ll drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. You’ll hear about the history of the site and enjoy stunning views from the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On the way to Cascais you’ll stop to visit Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mouth). In the charming village of Casc...

    Ricardo è stato una guida fantastica. È andato oltre le nostre aspettative. Non potevamo chiedere di meglio! Posti magnifici raccontati in modo perfetto. Muito obrigado Ricardo

  • Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    10. Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    Travel along the Marginal Avenue, a winding waterfront road with sweeping views of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. You will see beautiful views, white sandy beaches, fishing vessels, ancient fortresses and old mansions. Passing by Estoril, you'll see the largest casino in Europe. At Cascais, take your time to walk around the scenic fishing village and a former vacation destination for the Portuguese Royal family. Bask in the narrow alleys and see the traditional Portuguese white houses, the stunning beaches and relaxing shores. Get sweeping ocean views from Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe. This place, “where the land ends and sea begins”, mastering the turbulent waters up to 140-meters high crushing loudly against the rocks offers a beautiful view of the wild coastline. Get your camera ready because Cabo da Roca is a real-life postcard. Sintra is a magical, mounta...

    Flexible itinerary, spacious mini van and helpful local guide. We had a great day out in Sintra and Cascais and were picked up conveniently from our Lisbon hotel. Recommended private tour.

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What people are saying about Quinta da Regaleira

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,515 reviews

This is the first time I booked a group tour and I’m very much satisfied of how it turned out. We were a group of 8 and our tour guide named André was very informative. He never let us get bored during the tour and always got our atention. Highly recommended for future travelers.

Matthew was a great tour guide and was extremely knowledge about almost every aspect of Sintra; from the history and castles to the nature and environment.

It was a wonderful tour; exceptionally organized with a knowledgable and funny tour guide (Joao) and we were able to see the best parts of Sintra.

The excursion was phenomenal. Sintra is spectacular and André Fehlmann's day was magnificent. Very entertaining and very cultural

The palaces and countryside around Sintra are a must see if you are in Lisbon and this small group tour with guide is excellent.