Sintra Jeep Safari - Palaces & Culture

Sintra, Portugal

Experience hosted by Francisco

  1. 7 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

What you'll do

Imagine kings and queens in mountain-top palaces, a kaleidoscope of bright colours. Magical forests filled with fairies, hidden treasure, or even ghosts. Some kids grew up dreaming of fairy tales. But we didn’t have to imagine. Our hometown, Sintra, is a region filled with real life castles and mysterious legends.

Join us as we explore this UNESCO World Heritage town known for its romantic architecture and landscaping. We’ll start the day with a visit to the magical Quinta da Regaleira, a palace and gardens filled with mystery, metaphors and underground tunnels. We’ll take in the view of all five palaces and the 8th-century Moorish Castle as we cruise around in one of our restored convertible UMM jeeps. We can take you off-road to epic lookouts and secret spots other visitors can’t reach.

Next stop, lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant in a small village. Think fresh fish or tasty meat on the wood-fired grill and plenty of wine! After a quick cafezinho (coffee) we’ll get back on the road passing through dense forests to the 12th century Peninha Sanctuary. Built 500 metres above sea level, from here you’ll take in 360-degree views of the forest, the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais. The day finishes with a visit to Pena Palace, the red-and-yellow Disney-like castle that sits atop Sintra’s second highest peak.
Other things to note
Lunch and palace entry tickets are not included! Expect to pay just €15-20 for lunch, including wine! We can skip the queues though to buy cheap entrance tickets. Your driver generally hosts in English, but we also speak Portuguese, Spanish and French.
Imagine kings and queens in mountain-top palaces, a kaleidoscope of bright colours. Magical forests filled with fairies, hidden treasure, or even ghosts. Some kids grew up dreaming of fairy tales. But we didn’t have to imagine. Our hometown, Sintra, is a region filled with real life castles and mysterious legends.

Join us as we explore this UNESCO World Heritage town known for its romantic architecture and landscaping. We’ll start the…

What's included

  • Food
    Local and traditional sweet "Travesseiro de Sintra" pastry
    and salty s...
  • Drinks
    Taste of unique Portuguese "Ginjinha" Liqueur or Port wine.
    Water<br /...
  • Transportation
    An awesome local driver.
    Pick-up and drop-off at Sintra/Cascais train...
  • Equipment
    Free Polaroid photo for you to take home.
    Epic sound system (hell yeah...

Meet your Host, Francisco

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Olá, we’re FlaminGO Experiences! As little kids exploring their wild streaks we left no stone unturned in our magical hometown Sintra. Our mums complained when we came home dirty, tired and covered in cuts and bruises, but the mountains and coast were – and still are – our playground. Now we know almost every hidden secret and we’ve turned our passion for adventure, storytelling and vintage jeeps into our jobs. Between castles and the coastline we like to go beyond ordinary – driving off-road, eating local sweets, and snapping Polaroids at the beach. If you’re ready for one of the coolest days of your life (2000+ 5-star reviews back that up) – let’s GO! P.S Click Francisco's photo to check out our other journeys out or stalk us on IG @flamingo_experiences
>>Follow us on IG to see more: @flamingo_experiences<<

Olá, we’re FlaminGO Experiences! As little kids exploring their wild streaks we left no stone unturned in our magical hometown Sintra. Our mums complained when we came home dirty, tired and covered in cuts and bruises, but the mountains and coast were – and still are – our playground. Now we know almost every hidden secret and we’ve turned our passion for adventure, storytelling and vintage jeeps into our jobs. Between castles and…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
"Portela de Sintra" Train Station - one stop BEFORE "Sintra" Train Station
Sintra
With more than six palaces from the romantic era and a Moorish Castle from the 8th century topping one hill, Sintra is UNESCO World Heritage area. This journey stops at the two most popular palaces – Quinta da Regaleira and Pena Palace. Plus drive off-road in one of our epic jeeps through the magical and mystical forests that surround the town. Passing through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, we’ll drive up to an incredible lookout.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 669 reviews.

  • Anais
    January 2022
    Nous avons fait ce tour avec Nelson notre chauffeur et qui a fait de cette journée un moment vraiment unique. Très attentionné, il a eu à cœur de vraiment nous faire découvrir les lieux tout en s’adaptant à nos envies. Nous ne nous attendions pas à autant de surprises, et nous nous souviendrons longtemps de ce moment. Encore merci à Nelson tout particulièrement, on vous le recommande il est génial ! We had the tour with Nelson, our driver, and he really made this day special ! He paid attention to us, and was really happy to help us discovering these amazing places. We didn’t expect all theses surprises, we’ll remember this day for a long time ! Thank you to Nelson again, we recommend this man to you, he’s the best !
  • Chanel
    January 2022
    This your was magical and our tour guide was great at improvising to meet the group's needs. It's must if you plan a visit to Portugal near Sintra.
  • Lauren
    January 2022
    This experience is a must! Myself and 3 friends booked a private group tour and the entire day exceeded expectations. Mario is a phenomenal guide and created such a fun atmosphere throughout the entire day while also being beyond informative about the areas we visited. Honestly couldn’t recommend this experience more, it’s a must do when in Portugal. 🇵🇹
  • Renata
    January 2022
    Diogo was amazing, super nice person and loves what he does. Being in Sintra and going in different routes was magical! It was my daughter’s b-day, and he made the day really special! The fact of doing and going to places that are not tourist points, had a great personalized meaning!! My family and I high recommend it!! Besides that, is an adventure to tell for the rest of your life!
  • Nicolas
    January 2022
    Super journée inoubliable en compagnie de Johnny notre chauffeur et guide pour la journée. Les visites étaient magnifiques mais surtout les anecdotes sur chacun des lieux étaient toutes plus incroyables les unes que les autres ! Nous recommandons !
  • Oumar
    January 2022
    This was one the highlights of my time in Portugal. Beautiful sights, cool jeep ride, our host was wonderful and super knowledgeable about Sintra. A breath of fresh air! Would totally recommend!

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