Tours by Certified Guides

Members of AGIC – Associação Portuguesa dos Guias-Intérpretes e Correios de Turismo

Magical Sintra
From Medieval to Romantic times (National Palace & Regaleira)

Discover Sintra, a true glorious ‘Garden of Eden’, as the famous poet Lord Byron once called it. Sintra the name of the mountain and of the small town has been for centuries the hunting and summer resort of Portuguese royalty and wealthy aristocrats. Located 30 minutes from Lisbon was the first European site listed by UNESCO as a Cultural Landscape – World Heritage – in 1995.

Visit the National Palace of Sintra inhabited for nearly eight centuries by the Portuguese monarchy and its court, combining different architectural styles from Gothic and Manueline elements with the incredible Hispano-Moresque tiles decoration where you will discover with your expert guide facts and stories about Royals of the past .

Visit also the fascinating and mysterious Regaleira State and Palace. Built by a Portuguese millionaire nicknamed Moneybags Monteiro between late 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, this mansion and fascinating gardens contain hidden tunnels and secretive masonic symbolism that you shall discover with the help of your guide.

Palácio Nacional de Sintra (entrance, near the fountain)

Walking tour

3,5 hrs tour
– Not advised to clients with reduced mobility
– Entrance fees at Palaces not included (National Palace 10 euros; Regaleira 10 euros)Comfortable footwear is recommended

– Everyday of the week
– Confirmation of the service according to guide’s availability

Booking

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. 

Stufe 1 – Leicht

Flaches Gelände ohne Höhenunterschiede und Hindernisse. Geeignet für Rollstuhlfahrer. Dauer 2 Stunden.

Stufe 2 – Leicht bis moderat

Überwiegend flaches Gelände (70%) mit leichten Höhenunterschieden sowie einigen Stufen. Für Rollstuhlfahrer nur bedingt und mit einer Begleitperson geeignet. Dauer 2 – 3 Stunden. 

Stufe 3 – Moderat

Gelände (40-60% flach) mit moderaten Steigungen und Treppen. Nicht für Rollstuhlfahrer geeignet. Dauer 3 Stunden. 

Stufe 4 – Anspruchsvoll

Gelände mit Höhenunterschieden (20-40% flach). Auf – und Abstiege, Treppen und unbefestigte Wege. Eine gute Kondition und festes Schuhwerk sind erforderlich. Dauer 3 bis 5 Stunden. 

Stufe 5 – Schwierig

Gelände mit großen Höhenunterschieden (10-20% flach), steilen Auf – und Abstiegen auf unbefestigten Wegen und teils holprigen Boden. Geeignet für erfahrene Wanderer.