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Sintra, Portugal

SINTRA AT A GLIMPSE
Visit Sintra - a picturesque Portuguese town spangled with castles, royal estates and gorgeous parks. Located west of Lisbon in the pine covered hills of the Serra de Sintra, the city attracted the nobility and elite of Portugal with its slightly cooler climate, who in their turn constructed extravagant residences and gardens here.

Sintra became the first center of European Romantic architecture in the 19th century when Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle using the best elements of of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance traditions both for the castle and an incredible park decorated with local and exotic flora.

The town can be truly called a big architectural museum. Known for the abundance of 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, Sintra’s variety of historic buildings and natural heritage makes it a highly favored tourist destination and a popular day trip from Lisbon. Experience the views of the Sintra Mountains as well as Sintra-Cascais Nature Park and dive into the luxurious Portuguese past. Here are some of the must-sees:
  • Pena Palace (UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the official Seven Wonders of Portugal)
  • the National Palace (Palacio Nacional)
  • medieval Moorish Castle (Castelo dos Mouros)
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • the grand Palacio de Monserrate
Spend an incredible day of your life in Sintra - the city of architectural treasures.

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9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Lisbon

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3 cities

2 countries

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5 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

Take a Portuguese adventure and enjoy the homeland of great discoverers! Begin in the fabulous capital Lisbon, enjoy authentic live Fado show, proceed to the highlights of Porto, spend a day in the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley tasting local wines. As a grand final explore medieval Braga and Guimaraes.
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May 03, 2018

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5 cities

1 country

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2019 Best of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto small group tour departures available.

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10 days

7 cities

1 country

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1 country

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Treat yourself to a 5-star Portuguese experience as you explore the top attractions of this inspiring country. Private drivers, top-notch hotels, only best guides and all must-sees included.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Jul 10, 2018

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7 cities

2 countries

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Give yourself the royal treatment as you explore the best of Portugal aboard the "Spirit of Chartwell", the former ship of the British Queen. Amazing experiences and tours await you on this boutique voyage.
2019 Royal Douro Voyage departures available.

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7 days

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See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Lisbon

Travel Spain and Portugal on a private tour brought to you by Firebird. Tour from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid & Barcelona in Spain. Experience the colorful Iberia!
Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 03, 2018

9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Madrid | Barcelona

Have the time of your life with our small group tour of the top sights in Portugal and Spain! See the best of Lisbon, Sintra, Madrid & Barcelona. Enjoy exceptional tour guide services in six locations.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
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24 days

8 cities

3 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Seville | Granada | Malaga | Fes | Marrakech | Lisbon

Start your personal trans-continental adventure of the world's brightest countries and see the best of Spain, Morocco, and Portugal during the 24-day private tour. Exceptional guided tours and local experiences will make your trip truly insightful.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

8 days

5 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

Take a Portuguese adventure and enjoy the homeland of great discoverers! Begin in the fabulous capital Lisbon, enjoy authentic live Fado show, proceed to the highlights of Porto, spend a day in the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley tasting local wines. As a grand final explore medieval Braga and Guimaraes.
Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 03, 2018

7 days

5 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Set off on a journey to remember with our small group tour of Portugal's highlights. Discover the sun-kissed Lisbon, stop by fairy-tale Sintra castles, taste authentic port wine and stroll one of the oldest European town centers in Porto.
2019 Best of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto small group tour departures available.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

7 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Fatima | Coimbra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

See the best of Portugal and discover its treasures from Lisbon and Porto to small genuine gems like Obidos, Coimbra, and Guimaraes. Set off on eight sightseeing tours with exceptional guides, taste local wine, experience Portugal highlights.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

7 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Evora | Sintra | Coimbra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

Treat yourself to a 5-star Portuguese experience as you explore the top attractions of this inspiring country. Private drivers, top-notch hotels, only best guides and all must-sees included.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Jul 10, 2018

12 days

7 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Lamego | Salamanca | Regua | Guimaraes

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Give yourself the royal treatment as you explore the best of Portugal aboard the "Spirit of Chartwell", the former ship of the British Queen. Amazing experiences and tours await you on this boutique voyage.
2019 Royal Douro Voyage departures available.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

4 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Sintra | Lagos | Vilamoura

Unwind while discovering the Portuguese south. See the best of scintillating Lisbon, fairy-tale Sintra, and Algarve region.