Sintrathe capitalof Romantism! A Portuguese villagethat charms everyonefull ofpalaces, castle andcountry estatessaw.Mandatary stop forthe traveler seekinga romanticand mysteriousenvironment,Sintrahasa lush andmysticallandscape. Sintraseducesthe 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.
On your visit to Sintra, you will have time to visit two monuments that interest you the most, explore the village, and taste the "Travesseiros de Sintra".
From literature tomusic,Sintra inspiredartists around theworld.Eça deQueiroz, one of the greatest portuguese writers (1845-1900), wasone of the figuresthat mostdescribed theromantic settingof Sintra"He always likedSintra very much! Lightening, darkgroves andtheRamalhãogave hima happymelancholy." 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.
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 You can still choose one more monument to visit:
Palace and Quinta da Regaleira National Palace of Sintra The Moorish Castle
Park and Palace of Monserrate
Convent of the Capuchos
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
Ourtours aredesignedespecially forthe traveler whowants to get awayfrom the traditionaltoursand wants toexperience newrealities, original andunique experiences on every journey.OurTours providethe travelera visit made with time toenjoythe attractionsin 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.