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  • Address: Sintra, Portugal
Once a hot spot destination for Portuguese royalty—Lord Byron called it a “glorious Eden”—Sintra is widely acclaimed as one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations, full of gardens, tiled villas, colorful palaces, and neo-Gothic structures, all surrounded by verdant hills rolling toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Basics
Visitors who experience Sintra on a guided tour from Lisbon benefit from a tour guide’s insight and included transportation. Popular attractions within this UNESCO World Heritage Site include the Museum of Modern Art, Monserrate Palace (Palacio de Monserrate), Pena National Palace, Castle of the Moors, and the beautiful Gothic architecture of the Quinta da Regaleira. While it’s possible to spend an entire day (or week) in this captivating town, travelers with limited time can also combine a visit to Sintra with stops at other nearby points of interest, such as Praia Grande, Cascais, Guincho Beach, or the wineries of Colares.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Travelers can dedicate an entire day to the UNESCO-listed city, or incorporate other stops, such as Cascais, Colares, and Guincho Beach.
  • Day trips to Sintra generally last about eight hours and typically include return transportation.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.

How to Get There
The easiest way to get to Sintra is by train from Lisbon. Trains depart every 10 to 20 minutes from Estação do Rossio to the Sintra Railway Station, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. There’s also a slower bus service from both Lisbon and Cascais.

When to Get There
For the best experience and minimal crowds, plan to visit early in the day, midweek, and outside of the summer high season. Classical music lovers gather in late spring and early summer, when the Sintra Festival takes place and concerts are hosted all over town.

Getting Around Sintra
There are a number of cost-effective ways to get around Sintra, including Bus 434, which goes from Sintra station to most of the major attractions. If you're looking for a more romantic and historic mode of transportation, try a horse-drawn carriage ride around the town center or through the Park of Pena.

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Sintra Full Day Small-Group Tour: Let the Fairy Tale Begin, Lisbon, null
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Sintra Full Day Small-Group Tour: Let the Fairy Tale Begin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 96 Reviews

Let the fairytale begin on this Sintra full-day tour. Stroll through Sintra’s storybook medieval streets. Visit the Village of Sintra, Sintra National Palace, ...  Read more

Location: Sintra, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.59
Sintra Small-Group Tour from Lisbon with Cabo da Roca and Cascais, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Sintra Small-Group Tour from Lisbon with Cabo da Roca and Cascais

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover Sintra, a true glorious 'Garden of Eden', as the famous British poet Lord Byron once called it on this guided full day small-group tour from Lisbon. ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.66
Private Monuments Tour in Sintra from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Private Monuments Tour in Sintra from Lisbon

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Delve into Portugal's rich history on this private full-day tour of Sintra from Lisbon. A UNESCO-listed heritage site, Sintra is famous for it’s opulent ...  Read more

Location: Sintra, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.90
Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Regaleira Palace, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Regaleira Palace

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Sintra, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.17
Full Day Sintra and Cascais Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full Day Sintra and Cascais Tour from Lisbon

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Spend a day in two of Portugal’s most charming small towns during this full-day tour to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. See Sintra’s famous Quinta da ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.42
Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Regaleira Experience, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Regaleira Experience

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Come live an adventure in the gardens and Palace of Quinta da Regaleira. An enigmatic place, full of mystery, symbolism, mazes and caves, an experience not to ...  Read more

Location: Sintra, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.94
Sintra and Guincho Beach Full-Day Small-Group Tour Experience From Lisbon, Lisbon, Private ... 
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Sintra and Guincho Beach Full-Day Small-Group Tour Experience From Lisbon

Enjoy this full-day small-group tour after a beautiful ride from Lisbon to the scenic Portuguese coastline to Guincho beach, famous for its world renowned ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.40
Sintra Cascais Day Trip with Speed Boat back to Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Sintra Cascais Day Trip with Speed Boat back to Lisbon

Fall in love with magical Sintra, the ex-libris of Romanticism in Portugal, and it’s stunning landscape classified as UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity. Admire ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $809.76
Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 141 Reviews

Enjoy a day trip to Sintra on this small-group tour (up to 8-travelers) from Lisbon. Spend your day seeing all the major highlights, such as Pena Palace and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.40
Private Tour of Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Private Tour of Sintra and Cascais

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Experience the beauty of the villages of Sintra and Cascais as you learn about their history, culture, and cuisine. On board a vehicle, have a unique ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.40

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