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Culture and romantic gardens in Sintra

160 EURO
During this private 3 hours, walking tour, you will have a guided visit to the National Palace on Sintra downtown and a walking tour through the gardens of the romantic Vila Sassetti from the 19. Century.

Sintra is a pearl of nature with luxuriant vegetation, micro climate, a romantic environment, about 25 km northwest from Lisbon. This region was a hunting residence of Portuguese kings and a paradise of many romantic writers such as Lord Byron and Hans Christian Andersen.

Meeting point is at the train station followed by a 3 hours walking tour passing by the neo Manueline Town Hall, the public garden of the Liberdade, and the neo-Arab fountain.

Visit of the Royal Palace of Sintra with its courtyards and rooms filled with Hispanic-Arabic tiles. As this palace was built in stages, it describes the history of Portugal from the first dynasty until the proclamation of the republic in 1910. The 2 huge chimneys from the kitchen of the Palace have become the tourist symbol of Sintra.

Walk through the historic center of Sintra until the belvedere from where we have a panoramic view of the northern slope of the Sintra mountain range.

Continuation towards Vila Sassetti, a beautiful 19th-century summer house in the middle of a luxuriant garden. In this 1.5-hectare garden full of color and aroma we will find a Camellia Garden, exotic plants, a pergola, water lines, and some steps.

After this tour and to regain your energy nothing better than tasting Sintra’s specialties – the famous pastries called Queijada de Sintra and Travesseiro.

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Tour availability upon request

Price: 160€ per group up to 6 persons
Meet Your guide: Train Station in Sintra
Duration: The tour lasts 3 hours
Dificulty: 3
Inclusions: Sintra city tour; tour guide; Guided tour of the Palace (City Palace - in the city centre)
Exclusions: Entrance fee to the palace (10,00 EUR per person); Public transport to Sintra; Queijadas de Sintra
Please Note :Please bring comfortable shoes. Please note the tour involves relatively long walking distances as well as some stairs.

Level 1 – Easy

Flat terrain without obstacles. Wheelchair accessible. Duration 2h

Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

Mainly flat terrain (about 70% flat), gentle climbs and descents. Some steps. Wheelchair accessible only with the help of a third party. Duration is around 2 to 3 hours.

Level 3 – Moderate

Terrain about 40 to 60% flat. Moderate climbs and descents. Steps. not wheelchair accessible. Duration 3 hours 

Level 4 – Demanding

 Terrain about 20% to 40% flat. Some steep climbs and descends. Steps and uneven surfaces. Recommend for fit travelers. Duration between 3 to 5 hours.

Level 5 – Difficult 

Rolling and often steep terrain, 10 to 20% flat terrain. Uneven surfaces. Recommended for travelers used to hiking tours in nature. 

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