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The Wonders of Sintra in a Half Day

This half day Sintra tour allows you to discover the most important sites of this beautiful village. Your tour will start at the medieval village of Sintra and you’ll visit one of the many 19th century palaces, built by the Royal family. You’ll have free time at the village to taste the famous pastries: Queijadas and Travesseiros. At the end of the tour your guide will drive through the Natural Park of Sintra to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost site of Continental Europe, passing by many other 19th century palaces, built by the Royal family.

Sightseeing tours Sightseeing private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start and finish Starting and finishing in Lisbon
Number of people 2 or more people

Sintra features

  • World Heritage site
  • Majestic and romantic environment
  • Charming region
  • Unique and delicious local pastry 'Queijadas' and 'Travesseiros'
  • Recognized for its wines
  • Amazing landscapes, mountains, beaches (Atlantic Ocean) and atmosphere

About this tour


Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).


The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’. Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according to your preferences and tour length.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot

Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting points.

Our Premium Tours guarantee

Our tours are escorted by very experienced expert guides, all of whom work with us full time. With excellent English, permission to skip lines and expertise that came from real-life experience and on-the-ground knowledge, they are the key to accessing hidden gems and experiencing the true authenticity of our culture. Our guides are non-smoking.

Tour highlights

Sintra Village

A charming village located in a Natural Park with castles and grand mansions used as summer houses for the Portuguese royalty. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and due to its natural beauty and unique atmosphere Sintra is the most visited village in Portugal.

Pena Palace

An astonishing fairytale palace located on one of the highest peaks of the Sintra Mountains. Pena Palace was built in the 19th Century by King consort Ferdinand II of Portugal. He turned a 16th Century monastery ruins into one of the most eclectic palaces in Europe by blending different types of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements to it. Around the palace he created a park where he planted different exotic species of trees from all over the world.

19th Century Mansions

Along the mountain you will also be able to appreciate characteristic mansions such as Chalet Biester – this is where “The Ninth Gate’ a movie starred by Johnny Depp and directed by Roman Polanski was filmed.

Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

The Park is located on the western side of the municipality and it holds more than 200 species of vertebrates: 33 mammal species, more than 160 bird species, 12 amphibian species, 20 reptilian species and 9 freshwater fish species. The Sintra Mountains are its dominant element.

‘Cabo da Roca’

Considered the most western point of mainland Europe, it’s located on a cliff with more than 140 meters of height offering you breathtaking views.

Optional experiences and visits

Sintra National Palace

Considered the oldest palace in Sintra and one of the most popular monuments due to its iconic double chimneys. It has been remodeled by several kings over the centuries and therefore has medieval, gothic, Manueline, Renaissance and romantic architectural features.

Palace of Monserrate

The Palace of Monserrate is an example of 19th century eclecticism. Romantic and visually striking, it combines the Gothic style with Indian and Moorish influences paired with exotic plant motifs which are extended to the exterior. The gardens have species from all over the world, which were planted according to their geographical origin.

The Moors Castle

The Moors Castle is a fortification built with granite blocks in the 10th century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. The outer wall has a pathway from which you can admire a beautiful view to the village, the National Palace of Sintra, the Pena Palace, the natural park and the Atlantic Ocean.

‘Quinta da Regaleira’

One of the most surprising and mysterious of all Sintra’s monuments. A magical place located on the outskirts of the village. It was built in the first years of the 20th century, by Carvalho Monteiro, a man with a vast culture and a great philanthropist.

Guincho beach

With limpid and crystalline water, Guincho beach is considered one of the largest beaches in the country and is also sought after by Surfers, Windsurfers and Kite surfers, A lot of world championships are held at Guincho Beach. This beach was famously featured in the pre-titles sequence of the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.

‘Boca do Inferno’

A tourism highlight, with a divine landscape, especially when the sea is rough, and where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets


Cascais is a former fishing village, which has been able to maintain traditions through the centuries, by combining them with the aristocratic life. Having a bay as the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean Cascais is one of the most charming Portuguese villages. It combines the blue from the Atlantic Ocean with the verdant Sintra Mountain Range and the result is a unique landscape.

‘Marginal’ road

Road along the Atlantic Ocean and Tagus River, with white sand beaches and magnificent forts of the seventeenth century


Frequented by elites and celebrities, its charm is undeniable. Estoril has an enviable coastline, dream beaches, luxury hotels and an iconic casino.

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2 people:214€264€277€
3 people:220€271€284€
4 people:238€293€308€
5 people:251€309€324€
6 people:264€325€341€
7 people:277€341€358€
8 people:312€384€403€
+9 people: contact us

LS Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st

HS High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th

SS Special Season: May, September & October

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Our vehicles

We provide the best transportation in our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant ride

Air suspension system

Air suspension

Ensures you an amazing comfort on tours of short and long distance

Independent air-conditioning


Guarantees indoor temperatures tailored to the needs of each one

Fresh bottled water<br> and Wi-Fi

Fresh bottled water
and Wi-Fi

Guarantee fresh bottled water and wi-fi on board so you can always be connected

Up to 7 passengers

Up to
7 passengers

Vehicles with room up to 7 passengers with practical storage solutions

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