At your selected departure time in the morning or afternoon, meet your professional pilot at the heliport situated near Belém Tower. Climb into your three-passenger helicopter and take off from central Lisbon for a private 30-minute aerial tour over Sintra and its royal abodes.
Peer through your window for stunning bird’s-eye views of the 18th-century Queluz National Palace, a rose-colored architectural masterpiece whose meticulously landscaped royal gardens are adorned with fountains and statues.
Your pilot then steers your helicopter toward Sintra’s verdant hills and valleys, where turreted palaces and stony ruins peek through the forest as in a fairy tale. Rising from the wooded surroundings of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, the imposing Pena National Palace is certainly the crown jewel in the UNESCO-listed region. Considered the world’s best example of 19th-century Romanticism, the pastel-colored royal palace features Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles, including a drawbridge, gargoyles and onion-shaped domes.
After an exhilarating flight over this former playground for Portugal's royalty, your pilot makes the descent back to central Lisbon, touching ground at the heliport.