Mystical & Romantic Sintra: Guided Day Tour from Lisbon - in Lisbon - LikeALocal Guide

Mystical & Romantic Sintra: Guided Day Tour from Lisbon

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40 EUR

Explore the enchanting town of Sintra and discover its romantic, mystical, and historical attractions. During this day, we will also visit Cabo da Roca.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Portuguese
Tour by Rui
Local

People tell me that I am a friendly and communicative person, always ready to help. Well, like most of the Portuguese population.
I was born and raised in Lisbon. I grew up at Sant' Ana Hill, in the heart of the city. By the hand of my grandfather, I discovered Lisbon secrets. Later, I explored the north of Lisbon west coast searching for the best surf spots and pure nature.
My love for sharing my country with travelers led me to study tourism in the university, and became a tour guide. I deeply studied my country. Since then, I enthusiastically welcome travelers from the whole world, with whom I share the authentic Portugal.
I always divided my time between the city and the beach. I am surfing since the early 90's and dedicated an important part of my life to the ocean.
Music is my other passion. I studied Jazz drumming and played drums and percussion in several projects. As a music lover, I developed some DJ skills and I am still working occasionally.
I am now a family man. I have 2 kids and being a parent is the biggest and best adventure of my life.
On my "tours" I show you all my love to Lisbon. I want to be your best your host, on a relaxed, honest and informal way, avoiding boring speeches and providing funny moments. I don't have a fixed routine. I try to understand your interests and needs and we go with the flow. I hope that my local knowledge of Lisbon will help you experiencing the genuine and authentic Portugal.
Até breve,

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Highlights

  • Visit the Romantic Park and National Palace of Pena (not the interior)
  • Discover the magical UNESCO-listed town of Sintra
  • Taste a yummy local pastry
  • Explore the mystical Quinta da Regaleira
  • Stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe.

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Description

Prepare your intellectual spirit and adventurous soul. On this day trip from Lisbon, you will discover the magical and mystical Sintra. I will guide you through a carefully chosen selection of monuments and sites. The goal is to experience why Sintra has proved to be so captivating for lovers, royals and storytellers on the past centuries.
Upon arrival, we’ll marvel with the mix of architectural styles (Moorish, Manueline and Gothic) of Pena Palace exterior and talk about its references to the most important periods of Portuguese History. We'll also explore the Romantic Park that surrounds the Palace. It offers exotic plant species, and also the best views of Lisbon region. We don't visit the interior of Pena Palace.
After lunch, I'll invite you to taste the famous local pastry (Travesseiro). You can't skip it!
We'll then head into Quinta da Regaleira, a place full of symbols which refers to Hermeticism, Alchemy, Greek Mythology and more. We'll explore fountains, grottos, initiation well and the palace. The "cherry on top" of this day trip, is the visit to the westernmost point of Continental Europe, Cabo da Roca.
Private tours can be 100% customized.

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What’s included & not included

  • Experienced local guide
  • Transport by modern air-conditioned van
  • Accident and liability insurance
  • Local pastry
  • Bottled water
  • Amazing views
  • Good vibes
  • Entry fees
  • Meals

Meeting point

Bessa Hotel Liberdade (Avenida da Liberdade, 29, 1250-139 Lisboa)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

P
Outstanding customized tour from Lisbon to Sintra
Rui is an exceptional guide. He is knowledgeable, humble, reliable and so passionate about the area.He took us to the major attractions and on some back roads of Sintra telling us interesting facts and fascinating stories that made the facts come alive. On the way back to Lisbon he also went out of his way to point out other areas of interest and answer our questions about Portugal. It was such an authentic and unique tour. I recommend touring with West Vagabond Tours (Rui) in the highest terms possible.
Y
Highly recommended!!
Rui is a fantastic tour guide! Caring, knowledgeable, and well-rounded. I did two tours with him: a one-day surfing trip and Sintra-Cabo da Roca - Cascais. Both left me amazed!
If you're looking for something cozy and tailored just for you, then West Vagabond Tours is exactly what you need!
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40 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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