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Sintra, Portugal
SINTRA AT A GLIMPSE

Visit Sintra - a picturesque Portuguese town spangled with castles, royal estates and gorgeous parks. Located west of Lisbon in the pine-covered hills of the Serra de Sintra, the city attracted the nobility and elite of Portugal with its slightly cooler climate, who in their turn constructed extravagant residences and gardens here.

Sintra Portugal became the first center of European Romantic architecture in the 19th century when Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle using the best elements of of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance traditions both for the castle and an incredible park decorated with local and exotic flora.

The town can be truly called a big architectural museum. Known for the abundance of 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, Sintra’s variety of historic buildings and natural heritage makes it a highly favored tourist destination and a popular day trip from Lisbon.

Experience the views of the Sintra Mountains as well as Sintra-Cascais Nature Park and dive into the luxurious Portuguese past. Here are some of the must-sees:
 
  • Pena Palace (UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the official Seven Wonders of Portugal)
  • the National Palace (Palacio Nacional)
  • medieval Moorish Castle (Castelo dos Mouros)
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • the grand Palacio de Monserrate

Spend an incredible day of your life in Sintra - the city of architectural treasures.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
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9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Lisbon

Travel Spain and Portugal on a private tour brought to you by Firebird. Tour from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid & Barcelona in Spain. Experience the colorful Iberia!

Private tour | Spring, Fall, Easy Pace

Iberian Discovery Private
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9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Madrid | Barcelona

Combine the sunniest destinations in Europe in one fully-customizable private tour of Portugal and Spain. In 9 days traverse the most iconic highlights of Lisbon, including Belem and Sintra, Madrid's Prado Museum and Asturias district, and travel to Barcelona to enjoy Gaudi gems.

Private tour | Adventure, Spring, Summer, Fall

Two Continents: from Barcelona to Marrakech
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24 days

8 cities

3 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Seville | Granada | Malaga | Fes | Marrakech | Lisbon

Start your personal trans-continental adventure of the world's brightest countries and see the best of Spain, Portugal and Morocco during the 24-day private tour.

Private tour | Classic, Spring, Summer, Fall

Best of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto
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Flexible

8 days

5 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

Take a Portuguese adventure and enjoy the homeland of great discoverers! Begin in the fabulous capital Lisbon, enjoy authentic live Fado show, proceed to the highlights of Porto, spend a day in the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley tasting local wines. As a grand final explore medieval Braga and Guimaraes.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Mar 30, 2019

7 days

5 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

Portugal has something for everyone: from modern architecture to ancient castles to striking natural beauty. Set off on a Portugal journey to remember.

Private tour | Top picks, Heritage

Portugal: 5 Must-Visit Cities
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10 days

6 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Coimbra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

See the best of Portugal and discover its treasures from Lisbon and Porto to small genuine gems like Evora, Coimbra and Guimaraes.

Private tour | Platinum

Platinum Portugal
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10 days

7 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Evora | Sintra | Coimbra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

Treat yourself to a 5-star Portuguese experience as you explore the top attractions of this inspiring country. Private drivers, top-notch hotels, only best guides and all must-sees included.

5-star cruise | Gastronomic, Gold

Royal Douro Voyage
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5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Apr 09, 2019

12 days

7 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Lamego | Salamanca | Regua | Guimaraes

Give yourself the royal treatment as you explore the best of Portugal aboard the "Spirit of Chartwell", the former ship of the British Queen. Amazing experiences and tours await you on this boutique voyage.

Private tour | Heritage

Portuguese South
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7 days

4 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Algarve | Vilamoura

Set off on your own special Portuguese discovery to see the best of scintillating Lisbon, fairy-tale Sintra and the sunny Algarve region
E.g., Mar 22 2019