Sintra District
Neighborhood Tours

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Sintra District Neighborhood Tours

Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

1. Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Explore some of Portugal's highlights, including Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais. Depart Lisbon and journey in an air-conditioned, 8-seat vehicle to Pena Palace, which sits atop a rock overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Hear the romantic story of the palace and feel like a member of the Portuguese royal family. Then, head to Cabo da Roca for panoramic views from continental Europe’s westernmost point. Pass the stunning beaches of Cascais, including the scenic Praia do Guincho. Experience the mystery of the Devil's Mouth cave, created by the crashing of the waves on the rocky bluff. Stop in the elegant resort town of Cascais, favored by the nobles of Europe for its idyllic setting. Stroll along the harbor before traveling back to Lisbon. 

...
From Lisbon: Sintra Bike Tour With Lunch and 2 Attractions

2. From Lisbon: Sintra Bike Tour With Lunch and 2 Attractions

Near to Lisboa lies the small town of Sintra, one the most fascinating places in Portugal. Dare to step into this enchanted world of palaces, chapels, shrines, convents and castles, in the midst of ridges forests and fountains. You will figure out why Sintra is a cultural and natural amusement park. After a little adventure, you sit down to have lunch. Come on this incredible adventure through the world of sintra, embark from Lisbon. You have to complete your trip to Portugal with a visit to the mysterious town of Sintra. Sintra is a mystery, that's how the locals describe this place. Sintra is a true magnet of energy, an incredible place full of shrines, temples, and castles in the middle of a dense mountain range facing the North Atlantic. Leave everything to your guide who will prepare your mountain electric-bike and everything you will need. Lunch will be ready for you and the tickets for Quinta da Regaleira and Convento dos Capuchos are already included.

...
From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

3. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

...
Sintra: Portuguese Beaches and Colares Private Jeep Tour

4. 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 inside). From Pena Palace, the famous fairy-tale-like palace on the top of the hill, to Quinta da Regaleira with its enigmatic grottoes and mysteries, passing through the Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, and many more.  From Sintra's mountain, you then head to the beautiful countryside following the century old tram line, until you reach Colares, where life is simple and agriculture predominates, as well as wine making. Colares has the oldest wine seller in the country and you will be taken there for a brief visit, before getting to know Portugal's wine traditions a little better. From the wine cellar, you head across the winding road trail to some of the stunning Portuguese beaches such as Praia Grande and Praia Pequena, before stopping at Azenhas do Mar. Located between the ocean and a big cliff, this small town has a heavenly location and is among the most appreciated and exciting beaches in Europe. You will also stop at Adraga Beach, another of Sintra's gems, so you can catch the ocean breeze and relax a little, while overlooking the wild scenery. From there, you go off-road trail to a hidden, secret location, that you would only reach with the help of a 4x4 vehicle (not even all the local know about it). A true picture perfect location, with stunning and breathtaking views you will never forget.   You head back to starting point of the tour, but this time via off-road tracks so you have a little more adventure, before finishing this authentic tour of Sintra — for those who are looking for more than the conventional.

...
Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

5. Lisbon and Sintra Private Tour

This private tour starts at your accommodation, from where you will set out to discover the city of Lisbon. Hear how Lisbon recovered after it was practically devastated by the earthquake of 1755 and visit Belem, the Lisbon district that personifies the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries with its several monuments that are classified as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Taste the famous “pasteis de Belem”, in a traditional location where the secret recipe is passed from generation to generation. You will also explore Alfama, the city's oldest district. In the center of Sintra, you will see the imposing Palacio da Vila, or National Palace, with its two striking chimneys. The Palace used to be the chosen holiday resort of several kings throughout Portuguese history and, inside, each room is decorated differently and has a different history. The interior of the Palace is a true tile museum. Discover the charm of the narrow alleys of the town and the many regional products stores. The choice of what palace ( or palaces ) to visit it is yours, the guide will suggest that it is best for you to visit between; “Quinta da Regaleira”a palace from the 19th-century, Moorish Castle a testimony of the Islamic presence in the region, or why not the Palaçio da Pena to get  the taste of nineteenth-century romanticism. Head to Roca Cape or Cabo da Roca, the most western geographical location in Portugal and Continental Europe. Filled with mysticism and surrounded by the Atlantic except for onone side, this geological formation is also known as “The Snout of the Rock”. You will have some free time in Cascais, an ancient fisherman's village turned into a beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort. Right next to it is Estoril, famous for its casino and where Casino Royale was written. Then go to Belem the district in Lisbon that personifies the greatness of the Portuguese discoveries with several monuments classified as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO such as the Jerónimos Monastery and Torre de Belém.

...
Private Sintra Tour with Regaleira Experience

6. Private Sintra Tour with Regaleira Experience

The first stop is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th Century, which was the official royal residence of the King D. Pedro IV of Portugal.  Visit the beautiful and historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site,and discover the picturesque streets, the Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines.  Climb to the Moorish Castle where the construction of the first sections of its wall dates from the 8th and 9th century. From the castle, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole region.  The next stop is Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most amazing monuments of Sintra. This place is one of the most startling, magical and mysterious of the area. You will explore its tunnels, mazes, riddles and symbols that will remind you of the mythology, of Olympus, Virgil, Dante, Camões, and of the Knights Templar of the Order of Christ. Then enjoy a fabulous lunch at Quinta da Regaleira's Restaurant. Stop by Colares in the cellars of Adega regional de Colares, to have a tasting of the best regional wines. Next, discover the most westerly point of continental Europe. From the cliff tops, enjoy the fantastic view of the beaches and the sea. From the road near the coast, you can gaze at the beaches and beautiful towns of Estoril and Cascais. On the way back, you will have the chance to enjoy this gorgeous beach with its famous dunes. A real sanctuary for surfing windsurfing and kitesurfing.  Of course, you can’t leave without visiting the charming town of Cascais. This former fishing village used to be a royal getaway. Nowadays it's still one of the most attractive destinations for the Portuguese and foreign elite, thanks to all that it has to offer: boutiques, restaurants, hotels, beaches and much more.

...
Sintra: Half-Day Guided Tour

7. Sintra: Half-Day Guided Tour

Escape Lisbon and go on a half-day guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations, stopping at the iconic Nacional palace in Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira. Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site. Choose on whether you prefer to visit Nacional Palace, or, gain some extra free time before visiting Quinta da Regaleira. Skip the long lines and follow your guide through its lavish interiors and lush gardens.

...
From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

8. From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

Day 1: Lisbon Spend a full day exploring Portugal's charming capital city. Take a guided walking tour and become acquainted with one of Europe's most fascinating cities. With your informative guide, see and learn about some of this city's most famous historical landmarks. Return to your hotel in Lisbon and stay overnight (not included).   Day 2: Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril On the second day, visit Sintra, the Portuguese Aristocracy paradise and discover the charm of its narrow alleys and the typical shops. Visit a local pastry shop where the famous sweets Queijadas de Sintra and Travesseiros de Sintra will be waiting for you. Then, customize your tour and choose from the many palaces to visit in the area, including Quinta da Regaleira and Moorish Castle Palaçio da Pena. Later, visit the geological formation of Cabo da Roca, also known as "The Snout of the Rock" or "Promontory of the Moon," and marvel at the unimaginable beauty of the area. Next, it's time to explore Cascais, an ancient fisherman village turned beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort. Return to your hotel in Lisbon and stay overnight (not included). Day 3: Lisbon, Fatima, Coimbra, and Oporto On the third day, escape the bustle of Lisbon and head out to Fatima, where you'll visit three places of interest and attend a mass (optional). Then, make your way to Coimbra and start the tour of the city at the oldest University in Europe. See the highlights including the Joanine library, built in the XVIII century on the grounds of the former prison of the University and marvel at one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, Then, transfer to your hotel in Oporto and stay overnight (not included). Day 4: Oporto and Gaia Start your day tour of Oporto at the central Avenida dos Aliados, a famous spot for celebrations and events. Admire the imposing Oporto Municipal Council building. Walk around the city center and past the Lello Bookstore with its renowned staircase, known for its link to the Harry Potter series. Then visit Gaia, a hub of the port wine industry where the wine is being aged in hundreds of different cellars. Visit a local winery, where you will be shown the various aspects of winemaking and also taste some of the best wines in the world. At the end of your day, return to your hotel in Oporto and stay overnight (not included) Day 5: Douro Valley Check-out at your hotel in Oporto and take your luggage with you as you will be taken to the airport in Lisbon or Oporto at the end of the day (if desired). The day starts with a visit to Amarante in the Douro Valley, where you can see numerous examples of the Romanesque and medieval buildings. Then, stroll along the S. Gonçalo bridge and enjoy some of the most popular sites of the city, including the Church and Convent of São Gonçalo and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum. Next, head over to the market where you see vendors selling the delicious S. Gonçalo sweets, always a source of curiosity and great laughter due to their phallic appearance.

...
Sintra: Full-Day Markets and Coastline Tour by 4x4

9. Sintra: Full-Day Markets and Coastline Tour by 4x4

Spend a full-day tour embracing two of the things that the Portuguese people love the most: food and the beach. Start the day by being picked up in a vintage jeep and head straight to a local farmers’ market. Gather all the freshest ingredients to build an epic Portuguese picnic. Under the watchful guidance of your guide, pick up some cured meats, local cheese, fresh bread, and vegetables. Head to a farm and great the feathered and furry inhabitants. Meet the donkey, pony, rabbits, feed a goat, and say hi to a sheep or minipig. Swap the countryside for the coastline and bounce along off-road tracks towards Magoito Beach. Cruise with the roof open in summer and splash through puddles of mud in winter. Arrive at the beach and set up the ideal picnic with your group.

...
Lisbon: Sintra World Heritage & Cascais Village Private Tour

10. Lisbon: Sintra World Heritage & Cascais Village Private Tour

Discover Sintra Village, one of Portugal's top sights on this day trip from Lisbon. See the Pena Palace and the Quinta da Regaleira Palace, drive along dramatic cliffs, and explore Cascais. Meet your driver outside your Lisbon accommodation. Enjoy a relaxing drive with stunning ocean views, a dense forest, and beautiful mountain scenery. In Sintra Village, explore the historic center, discovering its neoclassical style. See the Quinta da Regaleira Palace and the Pena Palace before rejoining your driver. Continue to the most western point of Europe: Cabo da Roca. Spot the famous Cabo da Roca Lighthouse and marvel at the stunning scenery. Continue along the Portuguese coast, catching many glimpses of natural beauty. Before heading back to Lisbon, stop in Cascais, a typical fishing village with picturesque architecture and narrow streets.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Sintra District

Want to discover all there is to do in Sintra District? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Sintra District

Perfect for exploring Lisbon

A day of discovery of Lisbon for 6 days of vacation, in a jeep, which is much more fun. For the French ask Antoine who speaks French and knows his city by heart, very interesting, and very attentive with customers. We loved our day !! we put excellent without hesitation ..

The game was excellent, great fun for all the family, brought us off the beaten track, very informative and interesting, kids really enjoyed it. Would absolutely recommend it.

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

Super game that allows you to discover Sintra differently. The kids loved it!