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Sintra: Jeep Safari, Sunset Hike, and Tapas at the Beach

1. Sintra: Jeep Safari, Sunset Hike, and Tapas at the Beach

Set off from the meeting point in a convertible Jeep and enjoy great views of the sights and palaces of Sintra as you drive through the town. Head off-road down an unmarked trail and you will reach the westernmost point of continental Europe – the incredible cliffs of Cabo da Roca. Here you’ll start to see the sun going down. From here you begin the hike down to the secret beach It’s a steep route with some twists and turns, but after a half-hour walk you’ll reach the soft, golden sand. Relax on the beach and enjoy some traditional Portuguese ‘petiscos’ (tapas) such as cheese, chouriço, bread, and more. Take a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, or sit back on the beach with a couple of glasses of wine and enjoy the stunning sunset over the ocean.

Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

2. Sintra: Walking Tour with Palace, Castle, and Old Town Visit

Meet at the local supplier's office in Sintra which is located a one-minute walk from Sintra train station. On arrival at the office, you can view the big wall topographic map of the region that shows all the options of the walking tour. In a small briefing, design your personalized walk through Sintra town. Then, start your walk through the picturesque tracks with some views. Chat about the history, legends, morphology, and vegetation. Visit a Moorish castle, archaeological site, Pena Palace and gardens, Chalet of the Countess, Villa Sasseti, and historic center of Sintra. You can choose different monuments and paths according to your physical condition.

From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Quinta da Regaleira and Coast

3. From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Quinta da Regaleira and Coast

Sintra's is an especial unmissable place, known for its beautiful palaces, history, and fairytale-like landscapes. All this is true but as locals, we know better than that, and we cannot wait to show you what Sintra is all about. This experience is a journey to the places of our hearts, meant for those who want to know Sintra's best-hidden gems in a fun, laidback way, without missing the main attractions and his fascinating history. Our plan: - Introduction of Sintra's History from an epic viewpoint. - Visit the mysterious Quita da Regaleira, without a doubt the place that bests captures Sintra's soul. - Stop for Lunch. Taste our marvellous Portuguese food. (The real deal). - Genuine picturesque villages, that look stopped in time. - Amazing off-the-between path experience through our favorite secret sights, where you can admire places like: Sintra's wild coast and Cabo da Roca (Through a much better alternative); Adraga beach. Sintra's mystical forest. Looking forward to amazing you :)

Sintra: Half Day Jeep Safari

4. Sintra: Half Day Jeep Safari

Begin the tour with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel on the Estoril Coast and climb into a 4x4 Jeep. Listen to a quick briefing of what to expect from your half-day tour, then set off on the adventure. Select the private option for an even more personalized experience.  First, drive to the Sintra Mountain to enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Get to know the interior of Sintra Forest as you hike along unique trails. Then, stop at the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Make a final stop to see the emblematic Peninha Sanctuary.  Finally, enjoy some free time to explore the historical city center of Sintra at your own pace. End the journey with return transport back to your hotel.

Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

5. Sintra and the Amazing Dream Villages Tour

In a quiet environment a few minutes from the capital, explore a great selection of the best villages near Sintra. The fact that these villages continue to have unusual life habits, they recreate the way of life of Portugal's ancestors, preserved through smells, colors, and traditions. Visit the charming Azenhas do Mar, a village that has become one of the most famous Portuguese tourist spots. Discover the village of Penedo, perched high on a hillside still home to traditional houses. Walk along its steep and winding streets and alleys. It is a treasure of the traditional architecture of the saloia region. Visit secret villages where you will feel like you are in an open-air museum, where the way of life of Portugal's ancestors is preserved. Travel back in time in the village of José Franco. Get to know a local man's dream that recreated a village of ethnographic character, a testimony to the way of life of the ancient local people.

Sintra: Countryside Gastronomic Tour in a Vintage Car

6. Sintra: Countryside Gastronomic Tour in a Vintage Car

Uncover the beauty and flavors of the countryside surrounding Sintra on this tour in a vintage car. Take some free time to explore the cobble stone streets in the seaside village of Ericeira.  Meet your guide at the Portela de Sintra train station and sit back and relax in a stylish classic car on the drive to a hidden waterfall in the mountains. Have some time to snap some pictures before heading to a rural village.  Sit down in a picturesque country village and breathe in delicious aromas. Immerse yourself in local cuisine while taking in views of the unique landscape.  See the sights along the main street of Mafra city and admire the “Convento de Mafra” palace. Make your way to the seaside village of Ericeira, a world surf reserve. Take some free time to walk in the center of the village before returning to you meeting point in Sintra.

Sintra World Heritage and Cascais Village Tour

7. Sintra World Heritage and Cascais Village Tour

Visit Sintra and Cascais in a single day. Enjoy a great combination of the best natural sights and historical places with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide.   Discover one of the most remarkable historical cities of Portugual: Sintra Village, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also see the romanticist Pena National Palace, standing at the top of a peak in the Sintra mountains.   Then, travel through a densely forested mountain and its medieval villages to reach the immense Portuguese coastline. Here, you’ll find astonishing landscapes, dramatic cliffs by the ocean and long beaches with beautiful sand dunes. You’ll feel the breeze on the coastline of the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal, continental Europe and the Eurasian land mass. Here, you’ll visit the ancient fishing village of Cascais and its picturesque architecture and narrow streets. Enjoy this tour’s unique opportunity to expand your knowledge with this unique day trip experience!

Sintra: Kingdom of Love Private Walking Tour with Historian

8. Sintra: Kingdom of Love Private Walking Tour with Historian

The tour begins in the Historic Center of Sintra where you meet your expert guide for the day, a local historian. Listen to an insightful introduction about the region and a selection of romantic stories set here. With your guide, go off-the-beaten-track into a quieter part of the area. Climb the hills and wander through the woodlands as you discover romantic meeting-spots from the 18th and 19th centuries, documented through historic literature and personal memoirs. Along the way, stop at a number of view points to admire the stunning surrounding landscapes and marvel at the nearby monuments including Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and Sintra National Palace. On the return part of the route, visit, from the outside, a number of houses and villas that reflect Sintra’s Romanticism era and hear the tales of the people who once lived here.

Sintra: Half Day Trekking Tour

9. Sintra: Half Day Trekking Tour

You will meet your group in Sintra National Palace, in the center Village, near the train station, and start to walk from there. You go inside the Sintra natural park and walk in paths rarely used, that will take you to spots with great views over the areas around you.  Then you will pass near the Palacio da Pena and after that you will pass near to the castle walls, where you turn heading down to Sintra center village. At the end you can stop near some typical cafes with their amazing cakes, and after you will leave the clients at the National Palace again.

Sintra: Day Tour with a Nature Hike or Surf Lesson

10. Sintra: Day Tour with a Nature Hike or Surf Lesson

This tour in Sintra combines the classic visit of palaces, parks and heritage that all travelers want to experience with an activity that will make you feel like a local and make your day unforgettable. After visiting the "must visit" Palace of Pena and another palace of Regalareira or Monserrate, you will enjoy the nature in Sintra with an easy hike through the magical forest with amazing viewpoints or you will try a surf lesson in a nearby beach with your family.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Yesterday we had amazing day with Joao of Greenwalks. We meet at the train station. Right away we could tell this was going to be a wonderful experience. Joao English is impeccable! He is from the area and his knowledge was off the charts. It was like touring with our new friend. He will take you where you want to go and for as long as you want to go. He knows all the sights so well. We take tours everywhere we go and I can totally recommend Greenwalks.

This was a truly amazing trip during which we got a full Portuguese experience in couple of hours! Awesome off-road jeep ride, hiking, sightseeing, wine and snacks on the beach, meeting people - this trip definitely exceeded our expectations. Martim was a great guide, very laid back and fun to spend time with. He kept on surprising us with new things on the agenda. You should definitely go!

Excellent adventure with our amazing guide Ruben! The drive west included a bit of off-roaming fun, loved the photo op stop at the westernmost European point overlook, and the hike down to Ursa beach for a picnic was unforgettable. Great memories made - thank you!

João was a great guide - very kind and knowledgeable about the history, plants, and geology of Sintra. The hike was really beautiful and at a good pace for us. Highly recommended :)

Joao was a very compitent and flexible gide. We had a great time in Sintra and learned a lot. Highly recommended.