Castle of the Moors Tours

Perched 1,351 feet (412 meters) above sea level, the Castle of the Moors commands views of the Sintra hills all the way to the Atlantic. The impressive fortification was built between the eighth and ninth centuries by North African Moors to protect the town of Sintra. Scandinavian crusaders captured the fort in 1147 and was further damaged by an earthquake in 1755. During the nineteenth century, Ferdinand II oversaw some restoration of the castle.

Today, visitors can walk the ruined ramparts and battlements, where the views are phenomenal. The castle is part of the UNESCO-designated Sintra Cultural Landscape.

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From Sintra’s historic center, follow the signposted footpaths to the Castle of the Moors.
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Address: Sintra, Portugal
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Sintra: Castle of the Moors Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Gain priority admission to the Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) and skip the line to this popular attraction in Sintra. Save time and maximize your sightseeing at this hilltop fortification built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy panoramic views overlooking the town of Sintra from the wooded hills.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$9.28 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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$9.28 USD

Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Regaleira Experience

Spend a day exploring the historic town of Sintra on a private tour from Lisbon that includes lunch at the Quinta da Regaleira, a sumptuous palace that’s part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the flexibility of a private guide as you follow winding, cobblestone streets to palaces, fountains, and religious landmarks, as well as a hilltop Moorish castle with sweeping views of the Portuguese countryside. This 8-hour tour also includes a tasting at Sintra’s most famous winery, a stop at Cabo da Roca, and time in Cascais, with pickup and drop-off at Lisbon hotels.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$153.12 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half-Day Small-Group Sintra Tour from Lisbon

This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in Lisbon. Travel a short journey of roughly 30km to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. You’ll save time organizing your own transport by having round-trip door-to-door transport included. The tour will be a whistle-stop tour of the best bits of Sintra including the historic downtown area, Pena Palace, and Sintra Mountain Natural Park.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$69.60 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Monuments Tour in Sintra from Lisbon

Linger in the picturesque Portuguese countryside during this private full-day tour of Sintra from Lisbon. A UNESCO-listed heritage site, Sintra is famous for it’s National Palace, which you will visit on this tour, and the picturesque Quinta da Regaleira. Your tour will also includes stops at a Moorish Castle and the Pena Palace, where you can learn about 19th century architecture while enjoying the beautiful surrounding landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of Portugal’s main attractions as well as its under-the-radar finds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$139.20 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private sightseeing Tour to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon

Visit the town of Sintra, just outside Lisbon and known for its UNESCO World Heritage–listed cultural landscape, on this day trip with private transportation. Soak up the Romantic architecture of the village, and check out landmarks like Pena Palace, the Castle of the Moors and Palace of Queluz. This tour includes a driver but no guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$75.40 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$75.40 USD

Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Moorish Castle

Discover an 8th-century Moorish castle and a picture-perfect mountain village on a full-day, private tour from Lisbon to Sintra. With the flexibility of a private tour, you’ll have time to explore at your own pace, and see the things that interest you most. Stroll through Sintra’s historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sample local wines, then head to the coast to see Cabo da Roca and Cascais. This 8-hour Sintra tour includes pickup and drop-off at your Lisbon hotel, a wine tasting, and admission to the Moorish castle.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$91.64 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Shared Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

Sintra’s incredible array of palaces is dazzling yet dispersed. Eliminate the stress of making your own way to the UNESCO-listed structures on this 8-hour tour from Lisbon. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll visit the Palace of Queluz and the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace, in addition to exploring the village of Sintra and taking photographs at Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point. On this family-friendly tour, round-trip transport from Lisbon is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$64.96 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Portuguese Traditional Lunch

On this private day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, the capital of Romanticism, marvel at the historical attractions that give the town its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore gardens, admire the mountainous scenery and check out sights such as the fairytale-like Pena Palace and medieval Castle of the Moors. A lunch of Portuguese dishes is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$91.64 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Twizy Electric Car Rental in Sintra

Explore Sintra at your own leisurely pace with a Twizy electric car rental. This small car is perfect to navigate the winding roads of Sintra and fits two people comfortably. Take your electric car to one of the many historic monuments, such as Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, before heading out to explore some of the beautiful coastal areas such as Azenhas do Mar and Cabo da Roca.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$125.28 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon

Sintra, the capital of romanticism, is one of the most picturesque and beautiful villages of Portugal. The monuments have a grand architecture full of stories and unraveling mysteries. Gardens, centenary trees and ancient palaces in a truly unique environment await you. In this Sintra tour you can also visit the westernmost point of Europe, Gincho’s dunes, and the mysterious Sintra Mountains. This is a must-do site in Portugal!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$290.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$290.00 USD

Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Cabo da Roca: Full-Day Private Tour from Lisbon

Step into Portugal's fascinating history on a full-day, private tour from Lisbon to Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. With the flexibility of a private driver-guide, your group of up to 8 people can explore the picture-perfect destinations at your own pace: take in the Romantic architecture of Pena National Palace, stroll Sintra's historic center, visit the Castle of the Moors, then head to the coast to see beaches, villages, and Europe's westernmost point. For your convenience, this private tour includes pickup and drop-off at accommodations in Lisbon.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$382.80 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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$382.80 USD

Sintra - Cascais Private Tour Half Day

See a different side of Portugal during this private 4-hour tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. Your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and whisk you off to the picturesque town of Sintra, where you can wander its historical center, and visit several important monuments. Wander through the Regaleira or Monserrate palaces or tour the historic Noorish Castle. You can gaze out at the sea from the westernmost point in Europe and see the towns of Cascais and Estoril. Transport will be provided in your choice of car class.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$34.22 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais All Day Private Tour

If you’ve only got limited time in Lisbon, look no further than this express sightseeing tour, which covers multiple attractions and areas even on a time budget. Taking a private tour means that you’ll benefit from the undivided attention and insider knowledge of your guide as you travel between dispersed attractions in air-conditioned comfort, without having to worry about navigation.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$91.64 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Half-Day Tour to Sintra from Lisbon

Marvel at the picturesque beauty of Sintra on a private half-day tour to the UNESCO-listed town from Lisbon. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit the magnificent Pena Palace and admire the coastal splendor of quaint fishing villages, Estoril and Cascais. Listen to legends about landmarks like Queluz Palace and the Castle of the Moors and explore the charming streets of Sintra Village on a walking tour. Private round-trip transport from your Lisbon hotel is included in this tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$44.08 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Pena Palace

See the real Sintra on this private tour from Lisbon. Enjoy the benefits of a flexible schedule and customizable itinerary on this tour that takes you beneath Sintra’s surface layer. Your expert guide will take you to the best points of interest, such as the Palace of Queluz, Sintra National Palace and the ancient Moorish Castle which provides breathtaking views of Portugal. You won’t want to miss a visit to the westernmost point of Europe, Gincho’s dunes, and the stunning Sintra Mountains, before returning to Lisbon.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$107.88 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$107.88 USD

Exclusive Private Sintra Tour

Explore the best of Sintra on this exclusive private tour. Don’t bother wading through the crowds—let your private guide lead you directly to Sintra’s most coveted spots. Learn about the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including how Portuguese kings once used it as their royal retreat. Admire some of the most compelling architecture in the country, including a famed monastery-turned-castle. This tour is a great immersion into the history and culture of Sintra.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$168.20 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Half Day Private Tour: Sintra and Beaches

Uncover the magic of one of Portugal’s most beautiful cities on this private 4.5-hour tour of Sintra from Lisbon. Your friendly local guide will pick you up from your hotel and whisk you off to Sintra’s national monuments, allowing time to wander at your own pace and stop in a local tea house for pastries. You’ll visit many of the town’s most historic places including the Pena National Palace, the Palace of Regaleira and Monserrate Palace and Park. After heading up the coast and through the village of Cascais your driver will return you to Lisbon. A choice of morning or afternoon departure is available.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$266.80 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$266.80 USD

Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch

The UNESCO-listed monuments of Sintra are dazzling yet dispersed. Travel between fairytale palaces with ease on a private full-day tour from Lisbon, a great introduction for first-time visitors. With just your guide and private party, you’ll visit Pena National Palace, the historic centre of Sintra, the Castle of the Moors, and Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$145.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$145.00 USD

Private Day Trip of Fairy Tale Sintra

Discover the fairy tale land of Sintra at your own pace on this private 4-hour tour from Lisbon. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll visit areas of outstanding natural and architectural beauty: absorb views of the Atlantic Ocean from Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point; gaze at the turrets of the Castle of the Moors; and explore the UNESCO-listed historical center of Sintra. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$83.52 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Regaleira Palace

The majestic monuments of Sintra, Portugal’s capital of Romanticism, are scattered over forests and hilltops, making them difficult to travel to independently. This private 8-hour tour from Lisbon eliminates the stress of making your own way to UNESCO-listed wonders such as Sintra village and the Castle of the Moors, and also includes a wine-tasting session in Colares. Travel in a private vehicle to the magical Palace of Queluz and Quinta da Regaleira, home to mysterious grottoes, mazes, and mythical statues. Wine samples, bottled water, and hotel pickup-drop-off in Lisbon are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$104.40 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Shared Tour to Sintra from Lisbon Including Entrance to Pena Palace

Capture the enchantment of Sintra on a full-day trip to the UNESCO-listed town from Lisbon. In a comfortable vehicle, you’ll travel through the beautiful Portuguese countryside and stop at prominent landmarks like the Palace of Queluz and Pena Palace. Explore the winding streets of historic town, SIntra, and absorb spectacular views from Europe’s westernmost point, Cabo da Roca. On the way back to Lisbon, you’ll enjoy stops at quaint fishing village, Cascais, and the blissful beach at Estoril.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$87.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$87.00 USD

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Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais All Day Private Tour

Make the most of your vacation time with a private tour to the top destinations outside Lisbon. With a flexible itinerary, you'll have the ability to choose the places you want to see or experience, from historical landmarks to culinary attractions. This allows you to enjoy a tour tailored just for you. Sights you might check out include the UNESCO–listed monuments of Sintra, such as the National Palace of Pena; Cape da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe; or the beach resort town of Cascais.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$87.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sintra Tour from Lisbon

Discover the wonders of Sintra on this comprehensive day tour from Lisbon. Save time booking transport by having a convenient Lisbon hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel between dispersed Sintra sites in a comfortable vehicle, meaning you can fit more into your itinerary. Sites you’ll visit include Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Azenhas do Mar, and Caba da Roca.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$139.20 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the romanticism and history of Sintra during this 8-hour private tour from Lisbon. With your dedicated guide, hear about the stories, mysteries and history of this picturesque village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit its landmarks, including the westernmost point in Europe, the Palace of Queluz and the Sintra Mountains. Get a peek inside one of the region's historic wine producing cellars and taste the delicious products made there. This private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$74.24 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-day Sintra, Cascais, and Lisbon Sightseeing Tour

With just one day in Lisbon, this full-day small-group tour will ensure you maximise your time. Spend the morning exploring UNESCO-listed Sintra and visiting the dunes of Cascais, then return to Lisbon for a walking tour of the Mouraria and Alfama neighborhoods, including landmarks such as St George's Castle and the Rua Augusta Arch. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$98.60 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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