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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours Sintra

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Next Tour: Sunday, 10:30

Free Tour – What Does it Mean?

The tours are solely tips based so you can decide to contribute as much or as little as you feel the experience was worth.

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Essential Free Tour Sintra
The free tour was Nice and detailed. Had and opportunity to eat local pastries and enjoyed the tour. Thanks to out guide João. Keep up the great work.
Essential Free Tour Sintra
Essential Free Tour Sintra
Very interesting
Essential Free Tour Sintra
By Dave: The guide was excellent …… but she was not Portuguese and so could not provide that personal connection to the Portuguese story
Essential Free Tour Sintra
Essential Free Tour Sintra
muy buenas explicaciones de la guia brasileña
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Best Free Tours in Sintra

Sintra is an oasis of enchantment in Portugal! Just a short trip from Lisbon, this charming town captivates visitors with its stunning palaces, lush forests, and breathtaking mountain views. Join Sintra Free Walking Tours to wander through grand castles and majestic gardens – you’ll understand why Portugal’s royal family deemed this stunning destination worthy to become their summer home. Booking the Sintra City Tour with a local guide will allow you to discover unique attractions in the town center, from medieval fortress-like palaces to cobblestone streets. Or uncover many mysteries and secrets with the Templars & Masons in Sintra Free Tour – you’ll understand that there is something magical about Sintra that makes it truly special! Another tour worth joining is the Sintra Night Tour, where you will get to experience the town’s landmarks in a different light. The Free Tours in Sintra are the perfect way to explore this charming town with an experienced guide – you’ll uncover its secrets and get an insider’s view into Portuguese culture! Book now and experience the real Sintra!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Sintra

Free Walking Tours in Sintra offer the perfect introduction to most mystical Portuguese town. With a knowledgeable guide, you will get the chance to explore its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and discover its lush gardens nestled within the Mountain of the Moon. You will journey back in time and take a peek into its past, from visiting a Knights Templar temple –the Sao Martinho Church– to discovering its relation with Portuguese naval exploration during the Discovery Age at the National Palace. Book your free tour in Sintra and step inside history as you walk around the old town. You will stroll past churches, palaces and monuments that have been an inspiration for writers such as Byron. Follow your free tour guide through Strauss’ true garden of Klingsor and learn about why it’s hailed as one of Europe’s most remarkable landscapes with ancient castles, charming villages and beautiful valleys. At the end of the tour, you’ll be ready to visit on your own important sights on the outskirts of the town, such as the National Palace of Pena and Quinta da Regaleira. Let yourself be charmed by Sintra’s beauty!

Things to Do in Sintra

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, Sintra has plenty to offer. Enjoy a free tour of the region to explore its fascinating cultural heritage, discover fascinating museums and soak up the rich culture that pervades everything in this picturesque corner of Portugal. Start off your day with a tour of the Sintra National Palace. This former royal palace, constructed in the 1400s, is a testament to the grandeur and opulence of Portuguese royalty from centuries past and makes for an impressive sight. After that, make sure to grab some pastries at one of the local bakeries! Visit Piriquita bakery to get an authentic taste of iconic ‘queijadas’ – sweet pastries filled with cheese and cinnamon – or try the famous ‘travesseiros de Sintra’ – puff pastry filled with almond cream. Then, meander through the serene gardens of Monserrate Palace. This magnificent palace and its gardens were designed in the 19th century by Sir Francis Cook, an English nobleman, who blended traditional Portuguese and Islamic styles with lush vegetation. All in all, Sintra has many amazing sites and activities to explore!

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