Sintra Free Tour

Sintra Free Tour

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Walk through an incredibly charming town while you learn about palaces and castles, history and sweets, and enjoy magical vibes and views!

  When:  Mon, Fri & Sat
  Where: Sintra Town Hall
w  Languages:  english en,  español es
  Price: Free

}  Time: 10:40, leaving from Rossio Train station in Lisbon at 9:40
More times in Spanish
  Duration: 2 hours 30 min

Come see the best of Sintra in half a day! The Sintra Free Tour begins at the exquisite Town Hall facing the mountains, which are the origin of the name of this enchanted place. With the Moorish Castle looking down on us, we will talk about Templars and one of Sintra’s mouthwatering pastries, the queijada, we set off to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We will talk about
freemasons, the incredible Sintra National Palace, and the sumptuous forests which, here, are always around us. After trying the famous travesseiros we will begin to understand former king Ferdinand II and the Romantic Movement of the XIX Century, which transformed this charming medieval town into a fairytale one.

Walking through the mystical
Quinta da Regaleira we’ll talk about many hidden symbols, stories and the weird Initiation Wells. We will reach the end of our fabulous tour as we approach the gardens of the Seteais Palace where we will have amazing views on the Pena Palace, the Castle and the mountains.

Please, bear in mind that we won’t be visiting the
Pena Palace or the Moorish Castle, as both are too far! However, we strongly suggest you stay longer in Sintra and visit these two places on your own. They’re amazing!

Highlights of the Sintra Free Tour

N  Depart from Lisbon or join the tour in Sintra
N  Understand the town’s relationship with freemasonry and the Age of Discoveries
N  Feel why the royalty spent their much chillier summers up on the hill
N  Discover the queijadas and the travesseiros, Sintra’s famous sweets
N  Finish the tour full of local tips and enjoy the Palace and the Castle on your own

What we’ll see in the Évora Free Tour

  Quinta da Regaleira
  Queijadas & travesseiros
  Sintra National Palace
  Old Town of Sintra
  Palace of Seteais
  Moorish Fountain

Meeting Point

  Meeting Point: Sintra Town Hall
Rossio Train Station if leaving from Lisbon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we meet in Lisbon or Sintra?

Whatever is best for you! We meet at the Rossio Train Station in Lisbon at 9:40. We suggest that you have the ticket bought beforehand; the lines can be long and we cannot wait.

The group takes the 10:00 train and meets in front of Sintra’s Town Hall at 10:40 with the rest. 

How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Sintra as much as we do.
In which language is the tour?
The Sintra Free Tour runs in English and Spanish.
When does the tour run?
The Sintra Free Tour runs, in English, on Monday, Friday and Saturday.
How long is the tour?

The Sintra Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.

Where does the tour end?

The Sintra Free Tour finishes in the Roman Temple.

Does the tour operate if it rains?
Yes! Raincoat, umbrella and off we go. Only in very extreme cases can the tour be canceled. If that happens, you will be notified as far in advance as possible.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?

Unfortunately, the Sintra Free Tour is not suitable.

We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. We always ask that, if you are a group of more than 10 people, you contact us and we will see how we can solve it.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility and a dedicated guide for you and your group, you can book this tour as a private tour totally in English or Spanish.

This way we can start at the day and time that suits you and have a much more personal experience. This is also a good option for groups of more than 10 people who cannot join our Free Tours together. Send us an email and we will answer you right away.

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