A group of houses on a cliff facing the ocean in Sintra, Portugal
A group of houses on a cliff facing the ocean in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra Tours and Tickets

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Once a hot-spot destination for Portuguese royalty and other famous figures—Lord Byron called it a "glorious Eden"—Sintra is widely acclaimed as one of the country's most beautiful locales. Its gardens, tiled villas, colorful palaces, and neo-Gothic structures are all surrounded by verdant hills rolling toward the Atlantic Ocean.

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What are people saying about Sintra

georginavillacorta, Nov 2023
Great driver, helpful ,...
Great driver, helpful , passionate with his work, and makes interesting explanation of the places we’ve visited. The sintra palace is very run down . The place should be cleaned and maintained. Pena palace was beautiful but the garden needs some improvement. Overall, we enjoyed this short tour. Hotel pick up was convenient and the driver was on time. We commend our driver/tour guide Adolfo.
Tom_C, Nov 2023
A++ tour to Sintra
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Bruno, was kind and knowledgable, and really made the whole experience for us. The hotel pick up was timely and the van was clean and comfortable. Bruno made sure we saw all the right things and helped us better navigate the crowds for a more enjoyable experience. The tour doesn't end after Sintra; we had an amazing authentic Portuguese lunch and saw the beautiful Portugal coastline on our way to Cascais and back to Lisbon. Thanks, Bruno!!!!
Stephane_H, Oct 2023
Half day tour from rain-mist to sunny!
Sintra weather during our visit was not on our side. However, it did clear up by the end of the tour so we were able to see most of everything. Our tour guide Paula is very knowledgeable of the area and a positive attitude. Caring for the safety of her guests. Overall, fun half day in Sintra and would go back again. Thank you!
MariaTeri_P, Sep 2023
Perfect day trip to Sintra
wonderful experience with tour guide Alberto. He was very cautious, very perceptive of everyone’s needs and safety. Sense of humor. Knowledge of Sintra and Lisbon history in general perfect. Learned a lot. The day tour was just enough time to see everything and get back to our own dinner in town.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Should I book Sintra tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sintra can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Sintra 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Sintra costs USD 23.67. Guided Sintra tours start around USD 23.67 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:What is the best way to see Sintra?
A: Day tours from Lisbon that include transport are the best way to visit. These save you the hassle of taking public transport and let you soak up the scenery as you're transported between spaced-out sights. Tours typically cover all of the top tourist attractions, and include entry tickets and a tour guide.
Q:Can you go to Sintra without a tour?
A:Yes, but the trip does involve quite a lot of organization—you'll need to buy Sintra tickets for each attraction in separate time slots, as well as arrange train, bus, and taxis to get to and around the area.
Q:What is the best day to go to Sintra?
A:The best days to visit Sintra are Tuesday or Wednesday. Visiting on either of these days helps you avoid the brunt of the crowds, as most people visit Lisbon as part of a long weekend, between Thursday and Monday. The winter months—from November through January—also see fewer people at each of Sintra’s attractions.
Q:Is Sintra a walkable city?
A:Yes, the UNESCO-listed center is small and compact, which makes it easy to navigate on foot—Sintra National Palace is also right in the center and Quinta da Regaleira is a 10-minute walk. However, Pena National Palace and Castle of the Moors—are around 30 minutes' walk from the center via steep routes.
Q:What are the best tours in Sintra?
A:The best tours in Sintra take you to the town's most popular attractions and save you the hassle of driving or taking the train. Tours typically cover the UNESCO-listed historic center, National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Pena National Palace, and the Castle of the Moors, as well as the seaside town of Cascais and Cabo da Roca, Europe's westernmost point.
Q:Can you visit Sintra in half a day?
A:Yes, but you might not get to spend much time at each attraction. If you're short on time, avoid having to wait for the trains by opting for a tour with private transport and book skip-the-line admission tickets, so you don't waste time waiting.