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  • Sintra: Hidden Gems Guided Walking Tour with Pastry

    1. 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 Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    2. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet your local guide at your hotel, then hop in an air-conditioned minibus/SUV and begin your full-day adventure. A UNESCO World Heritage Listed Location, Sintra is bursting with palaces, mansions, and romantic charm. On the tour, immerse yourself in the rich history of the town and discover why it has been a source of inspiration for authors and artists throughout the centuries. Follow your guide through the picturesque streets of the town’s historic center, and stop at a local café for a traditional Portuguese pastry. Then climb the winding mountain roads to the stunning Sintra National Palace and admire its array of eclectic architectural styles, including Moorish, Manueline, Gothic, and Mudéjar. Later, make your way to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, soak up breathtaking views of the infinite blue Atlantic Ocean and lose yourself in the gli...

    Very much enjoyed our day with Miguel. He was very personable and informative. He allowed us to spend time in places that were of interest to us without rushing us or imposing his desires on us. It made this tour so much more enjoyable than with a whole crowd of tourists who all had to do the same things.

  • Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

    3. 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.

  • Sintra: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    4. Sintra: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Following pick-up from the train station in Sintra, explore the magical resort town by tuk tuk. Discover why UNESCO granted it World Heritage status first hand as you visit some of the fairytale palaces and gardens. Marvel at the romantic architecture of buildings such as the emblematic Pena Palace and Seteais Palace. Hear how Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle using a mix of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance styles. Journey through some of the parks and gardens full of exotic trees and plants. Explore how the artistic town became the blueprint for landscape architecture throughout Europe at sites such as the amazing Quinta da Regaleira.

    Definitely worth doing to get your bearings. Our guide gave us lots of very useful info and maps. Really great way to get around for a couple of hours.

  • Sintra: Monuments & Cabo da Roca Self-Drive Tour

    5. Sintra: Monuments & Cabo da Roca Self-Drive Tour

    From the centrally located meeting point, you can plan and organize your route so you can have the best experience. Explore Portugal's most romantic village and it's wild hills on a self-drive tour to all the monuments and emblematic points of Sintra.  At your own pace, discover the historic town center, Sintra National Palace, Regaleira Estate, Seteais Palace, and the Park and Palace of Monserrate. Drive passed the Sintra Mountain Range to Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe, then making your way to the hilltop medieval castle, Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace. Choose where to stop and enjoy the pleasure of driving an eco-friendly electric car ideal to navigate through tight streets of Sintra and explore the beautiful  surrounding region.

    This trip from Villa Tours was our absolute favorite part of our trip to Lisbon! Villa tours was extremely helpful and communicative, contacting us days before our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. They set us up with a beautiful route and the drive in the open air car through the hills around Sintra was amazing. It was great to be able to stop anywhere we wanted, but were also able to see the monuments. We had use of the car for the whole day. Plus, parking, which is hard to find at some stops was a lot easier with this tiny car!! Villa Tours checked up on us throughout the trip and were readily available should we have any issues. We highly recommend this experience for the price and will definitely visit Villa Tours again on our next trip to explore another area! Thank you for an amazing journey through your beautiful area!

  • Sintra: Free 2-Hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    6. Sintra: Free 2-Hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet your friendly local guide at the Town Hall of Sintra at the foot of the Sintra Mountains that give the town its name. Walk through the streets of the town that was the first European site listed by UNESCO as a Cultural Landscape as you learn its history from birth to the present. Visit the Sintra National Palace, built in the 16th century and noted for its different architectural styles including Moorish, Manueline, Gothic, and Mudéjar. Continue the walk to the Seteais Palace, built in the 18th century, it now operates as a luxurious hotel and offers panoramic views of the Pena Palace. As you move through Sintra, get to know the legends that surround this city from your expert local guide. In addition, discover its most typical gastronomy with a stop to try the traditional queijadas de Sintra pastry and some regional Colares wine.

  • Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

    7. Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

    At beginning of your private tour, you will be picked up at your accommodation at 9:00 AM, where you will meet your friendly guide and your fantastic 4x4 jeep that will be yours for the day. Sintra is not just the magical, mountainous villa people know of but it's also a whole council of 319,2 km² that includes an amazing coastline, with more than a dozen natural beaches, and a vast area of rural villages with lots of traditions. This tour aims to show you not just Sintra's center and the well-known mountain with the princess-like castle on the top, but also the less-visited places in this region, that are true gems ready to be discovered. There is no better way to do so than on board a 4x4 classic Portuguese jeep. After that, it's time to explore Sintra's mountain, where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments' history (choose one monument to visit in the i...

    Very great tour with excellent guide. Lots of amazing nature milestones and historical points!

  • Sintra: Wonders Half-Day Van Tour

    8. Sintra: Wonders Half-Day Van Tour

    For the beginning of your tour you will be picked up at the main entrance of the Time Out Market in Lisbon. Sintra is a magical, mountainous villa where all monuments have a majestic architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries. Stunning gardens, centenary trees, and ancient castles await you. First you will be taken through the historic center where you will see the traditional Portuguese narrow streets, get a glimpse of the local traditional life, shop for souvenirs, have a taste of the traditional local sweet pastries such as the Travesseiro, or take pictures of the mesmerizing medieval National Sintra Palace and its iconic chimneys. After that, it's time to explore Sintra's mountain where you will get chance to see and know all of the sights and monuments in this wonderful region, and all their history. After that, you will be driven to the other side of the mountain, stop...

    We were supposed to have a minivan for our tour of sites in and around Sintra. Instead we got a big 4x4. It meant we were 3 on a side and one in front. It was difficult to see out the sides and to hear our guide. Alex was our guide and he was really excellent. He has a degree in history so he gave us really good background on what we were seeing and help us to contextualize it within the larger scope of Portuguese history. He also made great suggestions on local specialties to taste. He was really engaging and fun to be with.

  • From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

    9. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

    Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Tour the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, the Castle of the Moors, Monserrate Palace, and the Sintra National Palace. Consider exploring the nearby nature as well, including the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries.

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. Our guide, Alex, was terrific! He was punctual, polite, and easy to talk to. In addition to telling us about Portugal’s history, he also told us about what life is like for most Portuguese. The weather wasn’t great for our trip - rainy, foggy - but Alex helped us make the best of it. We highly recommend this tour!

  • Sintra: The Inquisition's Hand Private Walking Tour at Night

    10. Sintra: The Inquisition's Hand Private Walking Tour at Night

    The journey begins in the Historic Center of Sintra as you meet your guide for the night, a local expert historian. From there, the adventure into the past begins as the hidden corners of this dark mountain come to life through your guide’s stories. On the tour, observe from the outside a selection of Sintra’s most iconic monuments including the Royal Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Pena Palace, Seteais Palace, and a few others. Learn about the Inquisition court, its ties to Lisbon, and how the people of Sintra were affected by this historical point in time. Listen to your guide share facts and information from reports, documents and memoirs of people who lived here during the Inquisition. The drama of these stories is heightened by the nighttime setting, and the looming woodlands all around act as the perfect setting for the journey through time.

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What people are saying about Seteais Palace

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 95 reviews

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.

The guide was super nice (Sofia) and explained everything great to us in a very entertaining way. We loved the visit, we would repeat it without a doubt !!

The visit has been great. Maria, the guide, has been a clear added value. Very understanding, patient and a great deal with children.

My assessment is very good, the great guide, very prepared and explains wonderfully. Unique and unforgettable experience

María an extraordinary guide, very cheerful and very attentive