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From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

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From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

From US$ 71.32 per person

Visit the extravagant palaces of Sintra in a single day. From lush gardens to imaginative architecture, transport yourself back in time to a fairy-tale era.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup optional
At the agreed pickup address, look out for the guide with a blue umbrella.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn all about the mysteries and history of Pena Palace
  • Explore Quinta Regaleira and its lush gardens, lakes, and grottoes
  • Experience walking down the initiation well
  • Stroll the quaint streets of historical Sintra
Full description
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 to taste the traditional pastry, travesseiro. After buying your entry ticket with your guide, feel like you're stepping into a fairy tale when you enter the romantic Pena Palace and Park. Understand its unique architectural expression of Romanticism. Spot how it blends many styles, including Gothic, neo-Manueline, neo-Islamic, and neo-Renaissance. Stroll around the park with its astonishing variety of plants and trees. Marvel at the palace's amazing views of the castle and the Atlantic Ocean, a perfect way to end the day before returning to Lisbon.
Includes
  • Guided tour of park and National Palace of Pena
  • Quinta da Regaleira admission
  • Guide
  • Disposable mask
  • Alcohol hand gel
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected)
  • Entry to the Park and National Palace of Pena (guide can help to buy on-site)
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Hotel Mundial. Look out for the guide with a red flag. Please make sure to be on time at the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Vehicles are disinfected daily
  •  Please be aware that this tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • The tour may be operated by a multilingual guide to accommodate all participants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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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!!!!

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September 17, 2021

Thanks so much Maria for the tour of Sintra, Pena Palace and Regaleira. I very much enjoyed this activity and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit. I was very fortunate to visit when the town was quiet for tourists, so it ended up a solo, virtually private, tour of each of these areas, it made my day very special indeed. This was exceeded only by my tour guide, Maria, who was very friendly, helped me to understand a lot about these locations and the day felt very personal and friendly. I cannot recommend Maria's tour services enough. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit Sintra. I believe that under normal circumstances Sintra is a very busy place, and recommend to take a guided tour to get the best experience of all of these places.

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September 13, 2020

We did a tour to Sintra, with a visit to the Pena Palace and Quinta Da Regaleira. A well-organized tour, with good duration and good value for money. The van that made the trip super comfortable. The really strong point of the tour, our guide Maria Monserrate! In addition to the super smooth journey he gave us, he proved to be an attentive guide, with an above average culture and the ability to captivate us at every moment ... if the places alone are fantastic and beautiful, with Maria's explanations each corner exuded history and gained a new glow, almost transporting us to the era of spaces ... Our sincere thanks to Maria. Pedro, Daniel, Tânia and Paula. Thanks also for the shared smiles and laughter. Best wishes from the Azoreans!

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September 10, 2020

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