Sintra Free Tour
The World's Most Romantic Village
If you want to see the best of Sintra in half a day, our Sintra Free Tour is definitely the right choice for you. This free tour is a great introduction to Sintra and you’ll get to see the village center most important sites in one single tour. Take Lisboa’s free walking tour will take you through the birth of Sintra and its epic XIX century romantic expansion showing you many of Sintra’s attractions and offering you dozens of local tips and plenty of things to do in Sintra.
After a train trip from Lisbon to Sintra (for a meeting point in Sintra see below), we will begin our free tour at the exquisite town hall facing the Sintra mountains which are at the origin of the name of this enchanted place. With the Moorish castle looking down on us, we will share stories about Templars in Portugal and about Gualdim Pais, the first Portuguese Knight Templar. After knowing the story behind one of Sintra’s mouthwatering pastries, the Queijada, we set off to explore and understand why Sintra is ...
The Heart of the Village
Sintra National Palace
São Martinho's Church
Christian conquer and the Templar Order
Masonry and Secret Orders
Palace of Seteais
Quinta da Regaleira
Queijadas of Fábrica da Sapa
...and much more!
GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED. IN THIS CASE, WE REQUIRE A PREPAYMENT OF 10€ PER ADULT AND 5€ PER YOUNGSTER UNDER 18. CHILDREN UNDER 14 ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication we demand of our Take Lisboa local guides.
WHAT IS A FREE TOUR?
Free Tour is a relatively recent concept and advocates the democratization of access to this type of touristic experience. We want to enable everyone to get to know our city regardless of their budget.
Many people question how can a tour be free? The tour is free because there is no prearranged price, each participant will define the amount they consider appropriate according to their level of satisfaction and personal budget.
Our guides receive no salary of any kind other than what they receive from the guests who decide to join our Lisbon Free Tours. As they only work for gratuities the trend is that Free Tours are significantly better than conventional paid tours. The guide will put all his energy, commitment, and knowledge into each tour.
Now that you know the theoretical explanation of the concept it's time to join one of our Lisbon Free Tours and prove in practice that this is one of the best and richest ways to get to (really!) know a city.
HOW LONG DOES THE FREE TOUR TAKE?
The Sintra Free Tour lasts 2h30. Plus about 40 minutes for those departing from Lisbon by train.
IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR?
The tour is exclusively in English.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Sintra unforgettable.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.
HOW DO I BUY THE TRAIN TICKET?
We meet at 9.40 am and the train leaves at 10 am. You must make sure you have the ticket for the trip with you since you arrive the meeting point.
You can buy it at the train station but on most days the waiting lines for tickets are extremely long.
If you are late and the line is long we suggest that you buy the Viva Viagem card at the METRO station. There are different ways to recharge it.
You have to choose the "Zapping" recharge mode, with which you introduce an amount of money and use it in different transports. The roundtrip to Sintra costs 4,30€ with this modality.
Please note that the group will not be able to wait and we will have to leave on the 10 am train.
I'M GONNA DRIVE TO SINTRA, WHERE CAN I PARK THE CAR?
Please note that parking in Sintra can be a bit complicated depending on the days. We suggest you arrive sometime in advance so you don't miss the Free Tour while looking for a place to park your car.
We have some suggestions to help you:
This one is the least expensive option, less than a mile from our meeting point (maximum of €1,50).
The other option is to park in Sintra in the streets and you will have to be lucky to find spots depending on the day. Our suggestion would be to park on this street:
(don't forget to take coins because there's a parking meter).
We will start our tour just in front of city hall, google map reference here: https://goo.gl/maps/RCZ2iPwStLt
HOW DO I BOOK THE FREE TOUR?
You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:
| +351 914 059 080
IS BOOKING MANDATORY? WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
Booking is mandatory and highly recommended since the Sintra Free Tour only happens with a minimum of 4 adults.
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?
Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.
You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.
IS THE FREE TOUR ACCESSIBLE?
No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.