Private tour

Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

Private tour

Private Sintra Night Walk: "Dreams in the Woods"

From US$ 86.76 per person

You'll enjoy a 4 hour night walk (3.5 miles or 6 km) around Sintra, including a short excursion into the dark of the mountain, while accompanied by a historian who will guide you and tell you dazzling tales hidden in Sintra's history.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Walk around the village and into the dark of the mountain guided by a local
  • Learn the tales of Sintra from your reputable historian guide
  • Discover European medieval beliefs in Sintra's history
  • Experience the mysterious aura that surrounds Sintra's history
Full description
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.
  • Guide
  • You'll be provided with a safety vest so that you can be safe and noticed in the dark of the night
  • The interior of the monuments will not be visited
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At Volta do Duche (the street between the train station and Sintra's Historic Centre) you will find the Moorish Fountain in front of a zebra crossing. It is easy to find since people are always stopping to take pictures of the fountain. I will be on one of the sides of the fountain.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Making noise

Know before you go

  •  Appointments must be made up until 72 hours prior to the desired date, in accordance with the Natural Parks legislation and mandatory reporting to authorities
  •  This walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This walk is not recommended for people with cardiac conditions
  • Since Sintra is in the mountains you will find ups and downs (in regular terrain) along the route
  • The interior of the monuments will not be visited

Product ID: 218025