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The Magic Mountain

130 EURO
Refuge of the royal family and the European elite of the 19th century, Sintra is a unique jewel that combines heritage and nature to discover along this walking tour.

About 25 km away from Lisbon, at the foot of a mountain with a unique ecosystem, is the beautiful village of Sintra.

From the middle ages and for 500 years, this became the summer resort chosen by the Portuguese royal family. However, it was in the 19th century that the bourgeoisie and the European elite fell in love with the intense green of these spaces and the palaces and chalets lost in this paradise Eden.

On this walking tour, we’ll walk through some of the winding streets of the historic center towards Quinta da Regaleira.

This place was conceived at the end of the 19th century by the businessman Carvalho Monteiro and Italian set designer Luigi Manini.

This scenic space of total communion with the surrounding nature, reflects its creator’s philosophical and scientific belief in a mystical proposal of self-knowledge. The route ends at the elegant palace where Carvalho Monteiro stayed every time he was in Sintra.

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Price: 130 € / máx. 6 People
Meet Your guide: Hotel or Sintra train station
Duration: 03:30
Dificulty: 4 - Demanding
Inclusions: Guide fee, guide transportation.
Exclusions: O tour não inclui os bilhetes para a Regaleira, serão comprados no momento. Os bilhetes para crianças até aos 5 anos e para seniores com mais de 80 anos, são gratuitos. Aconselho calçado confortável e impermeável para proteger de eventual chuva.
Please Note :Payment must be made by Paypal up to 48 hours before the tour, right after payment I will confirm the tour reservation, time and meeting point with the group. Recommend comfortable, waterproof shoes to protect against any rain.

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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Marta Martins