Sintra Fully Guided Tour with Pena Palace & Gardens and Quinta da Regaleira Upgrade

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Location: Lisbon
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Duration: 9.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Lisbon
Highlights - All-inclusive, fully guided tour including tickets to, and transfers between, all sites visited - so no hidden expenses on arrival!
- Tour runs in English only - so no need to wait as your guide translates into other languages
- Enjoy the company of one single dedicated guide, who’s with you and your small group for the duration of your tour
- Avoid the midday crowds and enjoy an early morning entry to Sintra’s magical Pena Palace with specially-timed itinerary
- Explore the Pena Palace interior with insights and stories from your dedicated guide
-Discover the winding paths and hidden alcoves of the Pena Palace gardens
-Immersive, skip-the-line tour of the mesmerizing Quinta da Regaleira
-Explore the charming Sintra Village in your own time with an open ended return train ticket included
Summary
Explore the magical surrounds of Sintra on this fully guided tour of the Pena Palace taking in its interior, terraces and gardens. You’ll discover its spellbinding interior and mystical gardens plus a complete tour of the fairytale-like Quinta da Regaleira.

Description
Seated proudly on Sintra’s hills, the Pena Palace is the crème de la crème of Sintra’s enchanting sites. On this fully guided tour, you’ll see why as you discover its enthralling history and breathtaking scenery, with an English speaking guide and tickets and timings - all taken care of!

Begin with a train journey to Sintra as you pass through the charming Sintra Village and Sintra National Park. You’ll watch Portugal’s bustling capital disappear into the distance and after a short 40 minute journey, you’ll have the distinct impression that you’ve been transported into a dreamland. Once you see the magnificent Pena Palace towering above you, you won’t doubt it! 

Following on the footsteps of your local guide, you’ll head straight inside the Palace and explore it’s wealth of secrets. Intended as a simple summer retreat gifted by the King Consort Ferdinand II for Queen Maria II, the Palace soon became the crown jewel of Sintra, resplendent with ornate furnishings, intricate stone carvings, crenelations and cloisters. Once you get a taste of the dynamic landscape and picturesque views, you’ll be swept up in the engrossing history of the structure, which appears to be transposed straight out of a fairytale.

Once you learn all about the Portugese royalty who once called this palace home, you’ll step out to the terraces to be greeted by breathtaking views overlooking the hilltops and Sintra town. Then, it’s time to lose yourself in the Palace’s overgrowth of gardens. Making your way across stepping stones, garden walls, and underground tunnels, you’ll see why this is a favourite of artists including fairytale writer Hans Christen Andersen and Romantic poet Lord Byron.

A short Tuk Tuk ride will take you back to Sintra Town where you’ll have time to wander its picturesque avenues and explore it’s culinary scene. 

Next take a complete tour of the Quinta da Regaleira, another one of Sintra’s spellbinding sites. In addition to a guided tour of the palace, you’ll explore the famous Initiation Well - well-known to have a connection with the mysterious Freemasons - as well as its complex network of labyrinthine caves and waterfalls. Afterwards, you’ll hop aboard a Tuk Tuk waiting to take you back through Sintra Natural Park towards Sintra town. And with an open-ended train ticket included, you’ll have the opportunity to explore or go for a leisurely dinner before heading back to Lisbon at your own pace.

After you take in the sights and sounds of Sintra, you’ll leave with an appreciation of these fairytale palaces beyond mere storytelling.


Commentary English: Guide
Included Pena Palace interior entrance tickets
Fully guided Pena Palace interior plus terrace and gardens tour
Tuk Tuk transfer through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
Open-ended return train ticket
Transfer from train station to Pena Palace
Skip-the-line Quinta da Regaleira tickets
Fully guided tour of Quinta da Regaleira Gardens
Single dedicated guide for duration of tour
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Photography is permitted in all sites only with the exception of the interior rooms of the Pena Palace.
Please note that for security reasons bag searches could take place.
Please wear comfortable shoes and do not bring very large or heavy backpacks.
Tour runs rain or shine - please bring suitable clothing.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-06-01
Product End Date 2020-10-19
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
October 20, 2020 October 31, 2020 7:50 AM Departure - Not running
June 23, 2020 October 19, 2020 7:50 AM Departure - Sun, Mon, Fri
January 01, 2020 June 22, 2020 7:50 AM Departure - Not running

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 38.7146927, -9.143213
Address: Rossio Train Station, R. 1º de Dezembro 125, Lisboa, 1249-970 , PT
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/R.+1%C2%BA+de+Dezembro+125,+1249-970+Lisboa,+Portugal/@38.7146927,-9.143213,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd193380c6e0f03b:0x30a8d8e1bfeda7a3!8m2!3d38.7146927!4d-9.1410243
Notes: This tour meets inside the main entrance of the Rossio Train Station, in front of Starbucks (inside the station) - R. 1º de Dezembro 125, 1249-970 Lisboa, Portugal
Start Location Notes Rossio Train Station, R. 1º de Dezembro 125, Lisboa, 1249-970 , PT
End Location Address Rossio Train Station, R. 1º de Dezembro 125, Lisboa, 1249-970 , PT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 38.7146927, -9.143213
Address: Rossio Train Station, R. 1º de Dezembro 125, Lisboa, 1249-970 , PT
Notes:
Start Location Notes Rossio Train Station, R. 1º de Dezembro 125, Lisboa, 1249-970 , PT
End Location Address Rossio Train Station, R. 1º de Dezembro 125, Lisboa, 1249-970 , PT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €120.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €115.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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