Mystical and Romantic Sintra - Day Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

Experience hosted by Rui

  1. 8.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Portuguese
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

What you'll do

Prepare your intellectual spirit and adventurous soul. On this day trip FROM LISBON (central pickup location), you will discover the magical SINTRA. I will guide you through a CAREFULLY CHOSEN selection of monuments and parks.

We will stop at PENA PARK AND PALACE, starting with a SOFT HIKE in the PARK up until the PALACE. You'll touch nature and experience the emotions offered by this unique XIX Century Romantic Park. We'll then explore the TERRACES, architecture and the HISTORY of PENA PALACE. The most beautiful is outdoors, so usually, we don't visit the interior of the palace.

Around lunchtime, we will stop at SINTRA HISTORICAL CENTRE, close to the MEDIEVAL NATIONAL ROYAL PALACE. Here you'll find the famous local pastry - Travesseiros. You can't skip it!

We'll also visit the mystical QUINTA DA REGALEIRA, a scenographic park, that invites you for a symbolic initiation journey. We'll explore fountains, grottos, the INITIATION WELL, a labyrinth of secret tunnels and the PALACE.

Along the walks I will share all my love for this mountain, giving you a reliable source of information and local knowledge.

The "cherry on top" of this day trip, is the stop by the ocean at CABO DA ROCA, discovering some of the COASTLINE secrets along the way.

An experience for all, suitable for single travellers, groups or families.
Prepare your intellectual spirit and adventurous soul. On this day trip FROM LISBON (central pickup location), you will discover the magical SINTRA. I will guide you through a CAREFULLY CHOSEN selection of monuments and parks.

We will stop at PENA PARK AND PALACE, starting with a SOFT HIKE in the PARK up until the PALACE. You'll touch nature and experience the emotions offered by this unique XIX Century Romantic Park. We'll then explo…

What's included

  • Food
    Travesseiro (pastry) - Light puff, rolled and folded seven times, and fille...
  • Drinks
    Bottled Water
  • Transportation
    .Fully licensed 9 seats mini - van, with A/C.
    According with COVID-19...

Meet your Host, Rui

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 1,196 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Rui and I'm a tour guide, surfer and musician. I am a Lisbon native and always divided my time between this city and the central west coast located north of Sintra.

I fell in love with the magical Sintra in my childhood. Later, at the university, I studied professional tour guiding and discovered its history and legends. As an outdoors enthusiast, Sintra has always been my favourite playground.

In this experience, I share all my passion for Sintra by connecting you to this unique natural and cultural heritage.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Bessa Hotel Liberdade
Lisboa
-Pick up in Lisbon close to Restauradores Square.
- Visit to Pena Park and to the exterior of Pena Palace. We will not visit the interior of the palace, avoiding long lines and pricey tickets.
- Lunch at the historical Sintra Town centre.
- Visit to the mystical Quinta da Regaleira.
- Stop at Cabo da Roca, the western most point of Continental Europe
- Drop off in Lisbon

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 1,196 reviews.

  • Katie
    January 2022
    We had the best day going to Sintra with Rui! He knows where to find the best views and he has background knowledge to help you better appreciate each sight. It was so worth it to have Rui guide us through Sintra rather than going on our own. He made sure our day went smoothly and we were able to relax and enjoy.
  • Christina
    January 2022
    I can't imagine better day to Sintra! Rui makes the day really special. He knows all the interesting facts and spots for good photos. Stories really come alive when he tells them. I highly recommend!
  • Siddig
    January 2022
    Rau is an amazing and informative guide. This experience was genuinely our favourite part of the vacation. I highly recommend Rau's tour as a must-do for anyone coming to Lisbon!
  • Andrew
    December 2021
    Rui was extremely friendly and made our entire experience fun and convenient. The trip was the perfect balance of a structured tour and free time. And he bought pastries for our entire group to try. I would highly recommend Rui to anyone!
  • Kaylinda
    December 2021
    This trip was incredibly relaxing and stress free. It was pretty clear from the traffic, parking, lines etc., that going to Sintra on our own would have been possible but very stressful and exhausting. Instead, Rui escorted us from place to place with just enough walking that I was tired at the end of the day but not overly exhausted. He is kind, soft-spoken and a lovely tour guide with deep knowledge of the spots we visited. The information he shared with us about each location was all interesting, even for my husband who generally dislikes guided tours.
  • Sophie
    December 2021
    Rui est à l’image de cette journée bucolique et apaisante. Nombreux sont les lieux atypiques que nous a fait découvrir Rui. Un grand merci pour cette belle journée

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