Tours and Tickets

Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch provided by Knight Riders Tourism

Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch

Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch
5
Book in advance
from
$229.84
per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
About
Enjoy visits Sintra, 40Km east of Lisbon, affords a rewarding 9 hours Private Tour experience. Sintra’s Cultural Landscape is a World Heritage Site. It is a privileged ecosystem with natural and cultural value. Before visit the Pena Palace (2h) exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture start visiting the Moorish castle (1h) situated on a hill overlooking the city of Sintra and Lisbon. Then explore Sintra historic town centre during the lunch time and visit the National Palace of Sintra. In the afternoon 5 km west of Sintra admires the Quinta da Regaleira (2h), classified as World Heritage by UNESCO this romantic architectural complex is comprised of a Palace, Chapel and gardens with grottos. Before returning enjoying a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Roca Cape - the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal. Your Private tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (9am)/drop-off (6pm) from your located accommodations & Tickets & Lunch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra , created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe. Sintra is simply a must, if you are in the area of Lisbon! The old Moorish city, which was recaptured in 1147 by the Portuguese King Alfons 1, has been the summer residence of the Portuguese kings and the aristocracy for more than 600 years. Today Sintra is a popular tourist spot, surely not least because of its mild humid climate and its picturesque location at the foot of the small coastal mountains Sierra de Sintra that rise sharply above the city. The main attraction, however, are its historical sights. The landmark of Sintra is the National Palace (Palacio Nacional), with its huge, conic, white twin chimneys, which rise above the large palace kitchen, and are visible from quite a distance.  It is one of the most important examples of regal architecture in Portugal and for that reason is classified as a National Monument.  The palace was continuously inhabited as a royal summer residence from the 14th to the 20th c.  It is a conglomerate of different architectural styles. Elaborate wood carved ceilings, which arch over the rooms and marvellous wall decoration with ceramic tiles from the 15th/16th centuries, the Azulejos,, bear witness to the Arabic influence.  The tiles were manufactured in Seville and it is the oldest and most extensive collection on the Iberian Peninsula.  Begin your day tour with a pick up at you hotel at 9AM. Arriving to Sintra visit the historic town’s most famous monuments. • Pena Palace • Moorish Castle  • Sintra Village • National Palace of Sintra • Regaleira Estate (Quinta da Regaleira) • Roca CapeAt your request we can add or stop in others places / monuments like Monserrate Palace After a day full of sightseeing, we return back to your hotel at 6PM
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra , created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe. Sintra is simply a must, if you are in the area of Lisbon! The old Moorish city, which was recaptured in 1147 by the Portuguese King Alfons 1, has been the summer residence of the Portuguese kings and the aristocracy for more than 600 years. Today Sintra is a popular tourist spot, surely not least because of its mild humid climate and its picturesque location at the foot of the small coastal mountains Sierra de Sintra that rise sharply above the city. The main attraction, however, are its historical sights. The landmark of Sintra is the National Palace (Palacio Nacional), with its huge, conic, white twin chimneys, which rise above the large palace kitchen, and are visible from quite a distance.  It is one of the most important examples of regal architecture in Portugal and for that reason is classified as a National Monument.  The palace was continuously inhabited as a royal summer residence from the 14th to the 20th c.  It is a conglomerate of different architectural styles. Elaborate wood carved ceilings, which arch over the rooms and marvellous wall decoration with ceramic tiles from the 15th/16th centuries, the Azulejos,, bear witness to the Arabic influence.  The tiles were manufactured in Seville and it is the oldest and most extensive collection on the Iberian Peninsula.  Begin your day tour with a pick up at you hotel at 9AM. Arriving to Sintra visit the historic town’s most famous monuments. • Pena Palace • Moorish Castle  • Sintra Village • National Palace of Sintra • Regaleira Estate (Quinta da Regaleira) • Roca CapeAt your request we can add or stop in others places / monuments like Monserrate Palace After a day full of sightseeing, we return back to your hotel at 6PM
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45010P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation via an air conditioned van
  • Vehicle gas and tolls
  • Insurances and taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Moorish Castlel Tikects
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This is a Private Tour and we provide free and flexible pick-up and drop-off from your located accommodations. Please provide your Hotel / Address for the Pick-up
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • lisbon
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Coronavirus Safety Measures - The safety and well-being of everyone who uses our services are always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our customers safe.
  • We’re certified by the Official Tourism entity ‘Turismo de Portugal’ with the hygiene certification stamp ‘Clean & Safe’.
  • For our safety, we operate only private tour and pick-up/drop-off all passengers. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizer and masks to our customers.
  • Our guides are experienced professionals, courteous and drive defensive and safety with only one objective to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation via an air conditioned van
  • Vehicle gas and tolls
  • Insurances and taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Moorish Castlel Tikects
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This is a Private Tour and we provide free and flexible pick-up and drop-off from your located accommodations. Please provide your Hotel / Address for the Pick-up
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • lisbon
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Coronavirus Safety Measures - The safety and well-being of everyone who uses our services are always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our customers safe.
  • We’re certified by the Official Tourism entity ‘Turismo de Portugal’ with the hygiene certification stamp ‘Clean & Safe’.
  • For our safety, we operate only private tour and pick-up/drop-off all passengers. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizer and masks to our customers.
  • Our guides are experienced professionals, courteous and drive defensive and safety with only one objective to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 6, 2020
A note from Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch
We're certified by the Official Tourism entity 'Turismo de Portugal' with the hygiene certification stamp 'Clean&Safe'. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizers and masks to our customers.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers

5.0
5 reviews
Excellent
5
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Preston Y
2 contributions
Private Custom Day Trip -- Sintra
Mar 2019 • Couples
While in Lisbon last week, we knew we wanted to see Sintra and a few beaches during our trip. We searched dozens of sites, companies, etc. looking for the exact trip we wanted that would be within our budget. After days of looking, I decided to reach out to Knight Riders to inquire about a private tour.

The company worked with me to help plan a private tour that hit every spot we wanted to go to. This included extensive email communication, back and forth over multiple emails deciding where to go and within what timeframe, and at what price. Ultimately, we decided on a trip that allowed us to see the three main attractions we wanted to see in Sintra in the AM (Pena Palace, Moors Castle and Quinta de Regeleria), and then allowed us to spend the afternoon on the coast, highlighted by an "off the beaten path" beach that we wanted to see, as well as Boca do Inferno, Cabo da Roca, and more.

On the day of the tour, Ruben picked us up in a large van, giving us a ton of space (it was only my girlfriend and I). The ride to Sintra (and all day) was easy and comfortable, and the van was nice -- even had a cord to play music. Ruben was great conversation throughout the day, and knowledgeable when it came tohistory of Sintra. Highlight was his extensive conspiracy acumen regarding the Quinta estate.

Ruben worked with us to ensure we hit all of our spots in Sintra, and that we had a local meal outside of tourist area as well. Once we headed toward the coast, Ruben showed us more than we couldve asked for, took great pictures, and was determined to help us find Praia da Ursa... the off the beaten path beach mentioned above. Once we found it, we had roughly 1000 feet climbing down to reach the beach. Ruben was happy to join us, and made sure we were safe during the climb. The beach was incredible, well worth the climbs down and up, and was mostly locals as opposed to hoards of tourists.

Finishing the day at Cabo de Roca, Ruben showed us the beaches of Cascais, and hungout with us as we enjoyed the end of our day. Had such a great time, we even all had dinner together in Cascais after the tour had "technically" ended.

All in all, spent about 14 hours with Ruben and in Sintra/on the Coast, and we could not have had a better experience. We made a friend in Portugal, and we saw incredible sights that exactly lined up with what we wanted to see/do. Absolutely a must do in Lisbon.
Written March 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Escape240373
1 contribution
Sintra Day Tour
Ruben was by far one of the best tour guides. He was very knowledgeable about all the history and went out of his way to ensure that we saw everything we wanted to in the short period of time we had.
Thank you for everything! I would highly recommend Ruban if you ever require a tour guide in Lisbon.
Written December 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SaritaP93
Las Vegas, NV19 contributions
Private Sintra tour (close to a full day)
I started researching a day before my flight to Lisbon on half day Sintra tours. Due to my limited availability and inflexibility in my schedule I was looking for a quick half day tour to Sintra. I found a couple of tours but the minimum to book them was 2 travelers and they wont book just me since I was 1 person. I came across Knight Riders and called them to see if this was possible. Ines, the owner of this tour company was extremely helpful and accommodating. She offered me a private tour for a reasonable cost. She had amazing customer service and very responsive. After getting into Lisbon, she hooked me with her finance, Diego, who was the guide. 2 of my coworkers ended up joining me on this tour. Diego was quite knowledgeable and knew exactly what he was doing and really understanding what we liked. AMAZING service!! Will definitely recommend to my friends and coworkers!!
Written September 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NALAR
Boston, MA10 contributions
Great Sintra Tour
Jose was great. My husband and I went with my 79 year old parents. Although the weather didn’t cooperate at times Jose was prompt, and explained things well. He was flexible and full of information. His van was clean. He took us to a great old school restaurant out of town after the tours that was cozy and had excellent food and service. The fireplace was a welcome site after the cold rain!!! Highly recommend!!! Don’t try to do this town alone!
Written March 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Knight Riders Tourism
Safari677524
Safari677524
00
Drive from Lisbon Airport to the Algarve
Philip is a very knowledgeable driver, showing and explaining areas we saw along the way from Lisbon to the Algarve
259ashleab
259ashleab
00
Exceptional views and experience!
This tour is a perfect day trip from Lisbon! The drive offers views of the countryside vineyards and cork harvest
kellydY3624MR
kellydY3624MR
00
Beautiful day trip to Evora with wine tasting
We had the most incredible day with Hugo as our travel guide. Hugo Oliveira is knowledgeable, kind and thought of o
Paramonte
Paramonte
00
Well organized and nice staff. Nice boats
The staff is nice. The catamaran boat that took us to the Berlengas island was nice and safe. The other boat the sh
M116QDamyk
M116QDamyk
00
Unforgettable experience
We booked this tour before Covid and had to reschedule. But we are very glad Knight riders were able to fit us in w
pikeville29
pikeville29
00
Hugo was a fantastic tour guide
We were travelling as a group of 6 friends. Hugo was our day long guide, he did a fabulous job and is very, very n
U9334IBkatef
U9334IBkatef
00
The best day in Sintra with Philippe
My husband and I did a full day private tour to Sintra. It was amazing . We saw three palaces, all tix were include
Browneyedgrlbex
Browneyedgrlbex
00
Great day
Had a wonderful day trip with Hugo! He was very friendly, and shared with us a great deal of history about the beau
nmcdon321
nmcdon321
00
Very informative
Hugo was our guide and was very informative to the city of Porto! The drive to Porto was 3 hours long so it was a b
Cliff R
Cliff R
00
Great personal tour
Phillip totally made the trip! He had so much knowledge about everything in the area. For lunch we asked him to tak
Toly V
Toly V
00
Very unprofessional
I booked this tour more than 2 month ago and contacted tour provider around 6 p.m. night before to make sure all is
Nietz21
Nietz21
00
A great way to see Porto from Lisbon
We had a short amount of time in Portugal and were fortunate to come across this tour by Knight Riders. If you want
Rosalind C
Rosalind C
00
Best day trip
We went with Feeling Berlengas who were excellent. We walked to fort and then went on glass bottom boat for a view
SonijaU
SonijaU
00
Private 8 hour tour from lisbon to nazare
Pickup and dropoff at the hotel was fantastic. From the very outset my guide Hugo was friendly knowledgeable warm
J2gdhy
J2gdhy
00
Excellent tour
John was an excellent knowledgeable enthusiastic guide. Highly recommend the tour. Port was excellent also!
Frequently Asked Questions about Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch

Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch on Tripadvisor


Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch price starts from $230.11. Discover and book Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch on Tripadvisor

Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Tour: The Mystical, Magical, Medieval Town of Sintra with tickets and lunch on Tripadvisor