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Historical Free Tour of Sintra

2.5 h
Printed or Digital Voucher

Discover Sintra in the best possible way by joining this free tour in English. Visit the most important places and monuments of Sintra and learn about its history, from its beginnings to its romantic splendor of the 19th century.


  • Discover the most emblematic places in Sintra
  • Admire the National Palace of Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira
  • Learn the stories of the Masons and Knights Templar
  • Discover the most traditional gastronomy of Sintra




Of the many places around Lisbon, Sintra is one of the most beautiful, peculiar and charming. Named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it stands out for being the epicenter of romantic architecture in Europe and for having been one of the summer resorts of the Portuguese royalty.

The Free Tour of Sintra begins at the stunning Sintra Town Hall, which faces the surrounding mountains. With views of the Sintra Castle, (also known as the Moorish Castle), you will learn the stories about the Templars of Portugal and about Gualdim Pais, the first Knight Templar of Portugal. 

Apart from discovering why Sintra is classified as a World Heritage Site, you'll also discover gastronomic delights such as Queijadas de Sapa and the famous Travesseiros de Sintra. Will it be better than Bélem's pastel de nata?

We will continue our tour of Sintra passing by the Fonte Mourisca and the importance of this place for Sintra. Further on we will go to the Church of São Martinho, which has a close relationship with the Freemasons in Portugal. We will take a break to visit the Piriquitas, another of Sintra's typical sweets.

You will admire the National Palace of Sintra, a former royal palace dating back to the 16th century and one of its main monuments. During the walk you will see why Sintra is considered by many as one of the most beautiful and special places in the world. You will learn why it became the focal point of the Romantic Movement of the 19th century, as well as stories about Freemasonry and secret orders, the Arab legacy and the Christian conquest.

In the final part of the tour, we will see the outside of the famous Lawrence Hotel, the oldest working hotel in the Iberian Peninsula (dating back to 1764), and we will visit the peculiar Quinta da Regaleira, a palace in the heart of Sintra full of eccentricities and esoteric symbols.  

Once the tour is over, the guide will be able to give you recommendations on how to visit the Pena Palace or the Moorish Castle, two monuments that are too far from the tour to be included in the tour. You can also get tips on where to eat in Sintra or what other activities to do.

How much does the Free Tour in Sintra cost?

The price is up to you. Free tours do not have a set price. You can book for free and at the end of the tour, each person will pay the amount they choose according to the degree of satisfaction and quality received.

You will be in the company of professional and passionate guides who will do their best to make your experience extraordinary, different and entertaining. 

Meeting Point

Jardim Correnteza, Alameda Combatentes da Grande Guerra 11, 2710-569 Sintra, Portugal.


  • 2.5-hour guided tour of Sintra
  • Professional guide in English
  • Entrance to monuments
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation - If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking.


  • The use of comfortable shoes and clothes is recommended. The entire tour is done on foot.
  • The tour is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
  • Group reservations of more than 6 people are not allowed.
  • The maximum allowed is 3 children per adult.

Additional Info

  • The tour is offered in English, but may also be bilingual English/Spanish.


To enjoy this activity you will need to present the printed or digital voucher.

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