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historical sintra hike experience

This is a wonderful way to get to know the astonishing historical village of Sintra and while hiking, get to visit some of the best spots of this area. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is not to be missed… and the best way is to go with a Xplore Portugal nature guide and get a lot of insides of these wonderful spots.

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Detail about this day tour

Walking and visit Sintra monuments

Price : €150

  • Full Day
  • Sintra
  • Hiking
  • Hotel pick-up
  • number of people (1-4)

Visiting Portugal and missing beautiful Sintra is not an option. While you stay in Lisbon region your best option is to have a guided hiking day through the best spots with an Xplore Portugal nature guide.

Get picked up from your hotel and drive (30m if in Lisbon) to Sintra. From the historical village start you walk up to the Moorish Castle, and admire the stunning views from the castle walls. Continue to the Pena Palace and learn how royalty lived in the XIX century. discover some of the secrets of the gardens of the Palace, just available for people with inside knowledge of the gardens. once you’re done it is time to get back to the old village and try a traditional local pastry.

Places to visit

Maps & Location

Sintra is both a town and a municipality of Lisbon region. While most tourists will come to visit the town and its spectacular setting, the municipality is much larger. Primarily known because of the Pena Palace (Palácio de Pena), built in the 19th century in an eclectic style by the Portuguese king-consort Dom Fernando II. Close by, the Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle) is also an important landmark and a popular tourist destination. The town of Sintra itself boasts the medieval Sintra National Palace and several 19th century estates. Sintra and its surrounding mountains (Serra de Sintra) are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a popular destination for tourists and it can be easily visited while staying in Lisbon.

Visit the Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, the Old Royal Palace, and Regaleira Palace. Hike in comfortable forest tracks and immerse yourself in nature once you leave the old town behind. Don’t miss the nice pastries and do some shopping in the old village.

5 to 9 km of walking with some climbing that will take you by quiet forest tracks away from the crowds with the chance to visit some secrets along the way.

Guided full day tour with hotel pick up and drop off. Experienced nature guide with excellent level of English and the local knowledge of the area, that will give you the local insight.

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