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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 the Atlantic Ocean. End the tour by visiting the impressive Quinta da Regaleira and explore its lush gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions, including the world-famous Initiation Well.

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Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

2. Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

Follow the footsteps of the mysterious Knights Templar, a religious-military order, on this full-day tour. The Templars played an important role Portugal's history from the country's foundation, until the era of Portuguese discoveries. Visit the picturesque village of Constância, as well as Almourol Castle, built by the Templars on a small island. See the Tomar Convent of Christ, a church inspired by the temple of Solomon. Explore its many cloisters and see the iconic Manueline window. Both offer insight to the Knights Templar. Tomar was the former headquarters of the Templars, making this place one of the most important sites in the medieval world, and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Venture next to the Gothic-style Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a gorgeous 12th century church erected for the Knights Templar. Your guide will accompany you along the way, sharing stories and curiosities about the place you visit.

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Lisbon: Alfama Exploration Game

3. Lisbon: Alfama Exploration Game

Here's a sneak peek to the storyline: “You are a Private Investigator in charge of solving the mysterious disappearance, and possible murder, of Teresa do Carmo. She is a famous fado singer, known as one of the Seven Grand Wonders of Alfama. You do suspect foul play, a crime of passion. Teresa do Carmo had a bohemian reputation, and maybe one of her lovers did the bad deed.” As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? The city game starts at Portal da Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha. It will take you around 2 to 2.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Cais das Colunas. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

4. Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

You will walk around the edge of the mountain, between old parts of the village and the hills, with a few stops along the way, where you will see in the distance some monuments including the old Royal Palace, Pena Palace, Sintra's Castle (Moorish Castle), amongst others landmarks, and you'll hear about how they were in the past, as well as some unusual historical tales conveyed to you by a historian. The second part of the walk will take you on a short excursion in the dark of the mountain. The terrain will be mostly regular, with the exception of some parts in which a few steps will require climbing. Nothing extraordinary for people with no mobility impairments. Overall, the effort implied in the whole night walk is equivalent to a whole afternoon strolling in a touristic place. This second part will include some stops when you'll hear about some of Sintra's most curious and least known intriguing stories.  In this night walk in Sintra, prepare yourself to hear about what some figures of the past have dreamt here, how their dreams have spawned monuments, what sound and sight they experienced in the Mountains and in the shore, and what fears arose from what they heard in the night. Interior access to the monuments is not included. Though you will know very discreet monuments unknown even to the Portuguese. Needless to say you may feel at will to ask any question you may have related to Sintra's History. You will end your night walk at Sintra's Historic Centre, where you'll then have the opportunity to experience its nocturnal tranquility.

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Lisbon: City of Spies Guided Walking Tour

5. Lisbon: City of Spies Guided Walking Tour

Learn about Portuguese politics, major challenges, and the juiciest spy stories on this guided walking tour in Lisbon. Step back in time to the ambiance of WWII and discover how it turned the city into a hot nest of spies, profiteers, and escapees. Find out all about the game of shadows’ best players and more as you explore the city. Choose between a private or non-private tour. As you walk the streets of Lisbon, hear about double agents, refugees, Nazi gold, royal families in exile, Portuguese neutrality, Salazar’s dictatorship, escape routes, and famous movie stars. Discover the lonely fight of the Portuguese consul in Brussels, the spy network on Allied ship convoys, and the RAF and Luftwaffe battles on the coast of Portugal. At the time of WWII, neutral Lisbon hosted the most crafty spies and double agents of the war, inspiring writers like Ian Flemming and Graham Green. Besides spies and anonymous refugees, Lisbon hosted European royalty and famous artists, writers, and socialites en route to the U.S. The city also became probably the only place in war-torn Europe where all sides were able to meet on equal grounds.

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Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

6. Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

Early in the night, you will be met by your guide, a historian, at Sintra's Historic Centre to being your night walk where you have the unique opportunity of hearing the true background of mysticism involving Sintra beginnings, through the words of Sintra's foremost history researcher, with the additional advantage of visiting a tourist spot like Sintra away from the usual crowds. After being introduced to what legends and myths are and their impact in the village through time, you'll begin your way across the mountain (by road and having very short trails) in the dark of the night. With the stars hanging above you, the nocturnal landscape will be broken by the sight of a few monuments in the distance including the National Palace, and Pena Palace. You will also see some peculiar sites whose pasts and what they enclose would elude a regular guide. Your guide will tell you about these various sites and you will learn how they impacted the traditions and way of thinking of the local people - especially the ancient ones. From the highest parts of the mountain, the silence you will find uncommon, you'll hear about some of the strange memoirs that history left in the documents and manuscripts from past centuries.

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What people are saying about Lisbon District

I loved this excursion, and it is that Maria the guide made everything wonderful. The Regaleirab Palace and park are spectacular but the guide gave the visit that extra charm.

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.

It’s nice to get back in time and see where thr templars live and learned of their contribution to the modern day.

María an extraordinary guide, very cheerful and very attentive