Sintra Lisbon Tour

Detailed tour of Sintra from Lisbon with an art historian

Sintra Lisbon Tour, 5 hrs

 Option to include Pena Palace, 8 hrs

Join our Sintra Lisbon tour to discover Portugal’s most magical town!

Hop on a train ride from Lisbon for only an hour to see beautiful and historical Sintra. It’s a UNESCO heritage site covered in palaces and is a romantic setting.

Perhaps the most popular reason why our clients take the Sintra Lisbon tour is to see the many palaces and manor estates that have given the town its “fairytale” reputation with the 19th-century Pena Palace easily being the most romantic of the bunch.

Pena Palace sits at the top of one of the highest mountains and offers some of the best views in Sintra. Its gardens and woods around the estate add to the beauty on-site. ( Pena Palace is only included as an extension)

Your Sintra Lisbon tour starts discovering Sintra’s romantic reputation with the historically significant Sintra National Palace. This is the oldest National Palace in Portugal and also has some of the oldest tiles we can find in Portugal with Moorish tiles from the 16th century.

The mysterious Quinta da Regaleira is another well-visited landmark, perhaps as equally sought out as the Pena and Sintra Palaces. Built in the 20th century, the Main Gothic house catches the eyes of passers-by from the street.

The real charm is the towers, wells, and tunnels. Numerous stories and legends have popped up around this estate, suggesting that it was once the secret meeting place for rituals.

Because our guide is a historian, we’ll connect the decoration of Quinta da Regaleira with the larger context of European history.

Downtown Sintra is full of charming cafés and restaurants, many of which offer outdoor terrace seating. Your guide will organize lunch in one of her favorite spots as part of the Sintra Lisbon tour.

There are many small sites to discover as you walk and your guide will point out all you need to see. This will be the end of the short Sintra Lisbon tour, and you have the remainder of the day at your leisure or use your tickets getting back to Lisbon on the train.

If you choose to do the long tour, your guide will organize a taxi to Pena Palace and take you on a guided tour of Pena Palace for the afternoon.  This is a great way to discover this famous palace accompanied by an art historian guide and a small group walking tour.

Sintra Lisbon tour runs every day and starts at 110 Euros.

Join our Sintra Lisbon tour to get acquainted with Portugal’s history in an efficient way organized professionally and led by a local guide.

You can choose to go private or join a small group of max eight so the experience is always intimate.

Starting at 125 Euros

HIGHLIGHTS - Sintra Lisbon Tour

  • Sintra Lisbon tour
  • Rossio Train Station
  • Sintra National Palace
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Pena Palace ( Only included on the 8 hr tour)
  • Downtown Sintra


  • Scholarly and local Walks In Europe Tour Guides
  • Small groups of 8 or private tours
  • Train Ticket from Lisbon to Sintra
  • Taxi to Pena Palace if on the 8 hr tour
  • Admission fees


  • Transport if you’re staying outside of Lisbon
  • Private vehicle to Sintra
  • Taxi to Pena Palace if on the 5 hr tour
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Meeting Point

We meet at Rossio Train Station

Your guide will have a signboard that says Walks In Europe


We meet at 09:00 am at the Rossio Train Station.

We offer a short version of 5 hrs and a long version of 8 hrs if Pena Palace is included.

Starting at 125 Euros