PRIVATE TOUR  

Enchanted Sintra

Sintra the capital of Romantism A Portuguese village that charms everyone full of palaces, castle and country estates saw. Mandatary stop for the traveler seeking a romantic and mysterious environment, Sintra has a lush and mystical landscape. Sintra seduces the traveler and it will be impossible for him to forget!
 
The Village of Sintra bears marks of the Celtic era, the Roman empire, the Arab occupation and the golden age of the kings who chose Sintra as their destination for long seasons. Therefore, we invite you to embark on a trip to the past and come with us on a guided tour of the enchanted world of Sintra.
 
 
From literature to music, Sintra inspired artists around the world. Eça de Queiroz, one of the greatest portuguese writers (1845-1900), was one of the figures that most described the romantic setting of Sintra "He always liked Sintra very much! Lightening, dark groves and the Ramalhão gave him a happy melancholy. " from the book "Cousin Bazilio", 1878
 
 
Start discovering Sintra by visiting the Pena National Palace. Located at the top of the Sintra mountains and the fruit of the dreams of an artist king, D. Fernando II, the Pena Park and Palace are Portugal's finest examples of 19th century Romanticism.
 
 
You too can feel the romantic spirit surrounding Sintra and join the travelers from all over the world who recognize it as a mysterious, magical and mystical place.
 
 
Must stop for those visiting the romantic and mysterious Sintra Village. After visiting the Park and Pena Palace, composer Richard Strauss wrote: "Today is the happiest day of my life. It's the most beautiful thing I've seen. This is the true Klingsor Garden – and there, up on high, is the Holy Grail Castle".
 
 
Pena Park seeks to resemble an impenetrable forest that is punctuated by a "crown": the Palace.
 
 
In the time between visits to the monuments, you can stroll through the narrow winding streets in the old town where you will find a variety of restaurants, shops with typical articles of the region. 
 
 
Discover the famous “Piriquita” Tea House, known for its delicious regional pastry called "Travesseiros de Sintra", a must for anyone visiting Sintra.
 
 
Also known as Paço Real, the Palace was founded by the Arabs and later became the residence of the Portuguese royal family from the 12th century. It is unique in that it features its 33-meter-tall twin chimneys and contains collections of Hispanic-Moorish tile and decorative arts. It was in Paço Real, in the courtyard of the Audience, that Dom Sebastião heard the first reading of the epic poem Os Lusíadas by Luís Vaz de Camões himself.
 
 
Visit the National Palace of Sintra and marvel at the Hall of Coats of Arms, considered the highest expression of King D. Manuel I's ideal of monarchy (1469-1521). The nobility was represented here by the coats of arms of the 72 most important families.
 
 
Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, historical and cultural monument that will dazzle you for its mysterious and passionate architecture. The Palace is surrounded by a lush forest full of plants and trees from all over the world, statues of the gods, labyrinthine caves, fountains, ponds and the spiral staircase of the dark initiatory well. Descending the Quinta da Regaleira Initiative Well is an experience you will not forget!
 
 
It was a great day and it is time to return to your hotel in Lisbon. We hope to see you again soon on another visit to Portugal. You will be able to choose a Drop-off location different from the Pick up one, provided it is in Lisbon.
 
Trip Itinerary
Visit the Park and National Palace of Pena
Visit the Village of Sintra
Time to taste the delicious "Travesseiros de Sintra" at Piriquita Tea House
Visit the Palace and Quinta da Regaleira
Visit the Sintra National Palace
Return to Lisbon You will be able to choose a Drop-off location different from the Pick up one, provided it is in Lisbon.  
 
Pick-up & Drop-off
At your hotel/accommodation in Lisbon
Your guide/driver will have a company identification badge
 
What to bring
Comfortable shoes
Comfortable clothes
Camera
 
Our tours are designed especially for the traveler who wants to get away from the traditional tours and wants to experience new realitiesoriginal and unique experiences on every journey. Our Tours provide the traveler a visit made with time to enjoy the attractions in a quiet way.

Price: from >> 64.50  per person

The price varies according to the number of people. For groups from 9 to 16, 30 or 55 people please contact us. 

Duration: 8 Hrs

Pickup: 9:00 AM



What's included
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with high comfort
Driver/Guide
WiFi onboard
Bottled water
Taste a local pastry known as 'Travesseiros de Sintra'
Liability Insurance
Personal Accident Insurance

What's not included
Lunch
Entrance tickets to monuments
Any additional expenses not covered and agreed in advance

General Conditions
Estrela d'Alva Tours is not responsible for excess or oversized baggage, because of a lack of notice, if it can not be transported in the reserved vehicle
If it proves impossible in providing one or more services for reasons that are strange to Estrela d'Alva Tours, they will be replaced by equivalent services
Estrela d’Alva Tours operates a non-smoking policy in its transportation services.

 

 


 
 


 

 

 


 

 
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