Private tour

Sintra: Legends and Medieval Stories Private Walking Tour

Private tour

Sintra: Legends and Medieval Stories Private Walking Tour

From US$ 92.37 per person

Spend the day exploring the city of Sintra and its medieval castle with an expert historian. Learn about the tales and legends that surround this fascinating site as wander around and retrace the steps of history.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
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  • Experience the rich history of Sintra through the old medieval chronicles
  • Explore Sintra in a different way
  • Learn about Sintra from a fascinating, expert historian
  • Visit the medieval Sintra castle
Full description
The tour starts in the Historic Center of Sintra as you meet your guide for the day, an expert historian and researcher. Listen to an insightful introduction to the medieval history of Sintra and how this has influenced the region today. Learn about the true origins and legends of Sintra and hear fascinating stories that although might seem fictional, are in fact true. As you walk up to Sintra castle, find remnants of historical legends along the way and listen to your guide revive the past with his commentary. Learn about the Reconquista and its impact on the castle as well as its importance to the city. At the top of the castle, from a carefully selected watchpoint, admire the views across Sintra and hear your guide share information about the old Portuguese and Medieval chronicles. Learn about the intriguing legends and stories of Medieval Sintra, such as the dishonest monks who once lived here, feuding neighbors, and a carpet made of treetops. There’s also plenty of opportunities to marvel at the landscape of Sintra at a selection of view points that overlook Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and Sintra National Palace.
  • Historian guide
  • Ticket to Sintra's Castle
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point will be at the entrance of a public garden. In the tiles on the left side of the gate you will read "Parque da Liberdade" and on the right side other tiles with "Património da Câmara Municipal de Sintra". Miguel Boim will be by one of those tile plates. Volta Duche 60, 2710-631 Sintra, Portugal

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Making noise

    Know before you go

    •  Booking needed at least 72 hours before the desired date (this activity happens inside a natural park and there are legal procedures involving the authorities that are needed)
    • This walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • This walk is not recommended for people with cardiac conditions
    • Since it is in the mountains you will find ups and downs in the route
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

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    based on 1 reviews

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    We thought we hired a guide for a tour, but...

    We thought we hired a guide for a tour. However, instead of giving us a tour, Miguel gave us an experience. We absolutely enjoyed Miguel! He was extremely charming and accommodating. Miguel adapted his pace and style to accommodate us. We learned a lot. Be ready for a challenging and rewarding adventure.

    August 2, 2019

    Product ID: 220233