pinterest
CityUnscripted experience hero image
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra

Day Tour From Lisbon To Sintra

8 hours

Day trip to Sintra

Castelo dos Mouros, an abandoned cliff convent and pillow shaped pastries.

  • From 72.29 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 8 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra
Day trip to Sintra

Swap the mosaic tiled streets of Lisbon for something more rugged, the wild beauty of Serra de Sintra.

Happily only a mere 40-minute train ride away, you’ll head here with one of our local Lisbon hosts and explore Sintra together, at a pace that suits you.

But you can barely move an inch in this mountainous, pine tree covered region without bumping into gothic palaces, imposing Moorish castles, charming squares, and colorful mansions (a slight exaggeration but it does feel a lot like stepping into a fairytale).

It’s really no surprise that the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take your pick from the fairytale Palacio Nacional de Sintra, the extravagant Pena Palace and the imposing Castelo dos Mouros, which was built in the 9th century - or see them all!

Feast on authentic local cuisine at a spot recommended by your host, grab some travesseiro pastries to go (Sintra is the birthplace of these famous sweet treats, whose name means ‘pillows’) then head to the dramatic Atlantic coastline for cliffs plunging into tempestuous waters.

You might just discover an abandoned convent carved into the rock, but if that sounds a bit too eerie, you could enjoy a few hours relaxing on a secluded beach - after all, exploring can be tiring work.

    • Enjoy a 40-minute train ride from Lisbon to the enchanting Sintra with one of our Lisbon hosts by your side
    • Explore the town of Sintra, its rugged landscapes full of fairytale castles and its rugged coastline
    • Your experience, your way - walk the charming squares and colorful mansions or visit multiple well-preserved landmarks like Castelo dos Mouros
    • See phenomenal secret spots known only to locals, from your host's point of view
    • Enjoy lunch at an authentic local eatery
    • Throughout your day out, speak to your host about what they think you’ll enjoy when you head back to Lisbon
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • A private and personalized experience
    • Train ticket from Lisbon to Sintra and back
    • 8 hours with your host
    • Walking experience ( other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs (apart from return tickets to Sintra)
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Your own Gothic Palace
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

Reviews

How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!
Can’t find the right experience for you?

Just because it’s not here doesn’t mean we can’t offer it.
Get in touch and the City Unscripted team and hosts will help create the right experience for you.