Get lost in Sintra, with a local

Sintra, Portugal

Experience hosted by Rafael

7.5 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Committed to safety
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Up to 5 people
Includes transportation and equipment

What you'll do

Come with us and explore Sintra through the eyes of a local, exploring genuine out of the beaten track places, avoiding the crowds of mass tourism, without missing the main attractions.

We will start by approaching the cultural part, knowing Sintra’s fascinating history and development while seeing it’s most iconic monuments.

You will get lost in QUINTA DA REGALEIRA magic gardens. ( Guided tour insed not included)

Then we will STOP FOR A NICE TYPICAL LUNCH on one of my favorite local family’s restaurants.

After this I will take you to the place that saw me grow, a ROMANTIC PICTUREQUE VILLAGE (is like turning the clock back a few 100 years), on the top off the mountain with privileged views to the region where we can enjoy some peace and quiet!

At last we will do an OFF ROAD SAFARI, discovering the most hidden places in the natural park and coast line, where we can feel the true magic of Sintra, admiring beautiful scenic viewpoints lost in nature to places like CABO DA ROCA, ADRAGA BEACH and MORE ( I don’t tell more because I wanna keep them secret).

This experience is a product of my entire life, my passions, my love for nature and culture. Designed for you to understand why Sintra is such a magical place and why the special relationship between men and this place.


Will be an unforgettable day:)
Other things to note


Lunch and Tickets are not included.

The experience finish time can vary
Come with us and explore Sintra through the eyes of a local, exploring genuine out of the beaten track places, avoiding the crowds of mass tourism, without missing the main attractions.

We will start by approaching the cultural part, knowing Sintra’s fascinating history and development while seeing it’s most iconic monuments.

You will get lost in QUINTA DA REGALEIRA magic gardens. ( Guided tour insed not included)

What's included

  • Transport

    Hyundai Galloper 4x4 (6 people)
  • Equipment
    Hand sanitizer.

Meet your host, Rafael

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 415 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Native of Sintra and together with my co-host Alexandra we gone hare with our passion and secrets about this wonderful place. Since my childhood I am passionate about my home and spent a lot of my time studying and listening to Sintra's history and tales. I am also a nature lover; this made me discover the most hidden and beautiful places in the natural park. Later In my life I fell in love with the ocean thanks to surf and spear fishing, which gave the opportunity to discover magical places along the coast line. Alexandra is a nature lover who grew up and lived between Lisbon and Sintra, who found in Sintra the connection to nature through hiking in the natural park. Today I am a licensed local guide and together we allow you to experience Sintra at its very best.
I am a Native of Sintra and together with my co-host Alexandra we gone hare with our passion and secrets about this wonderful place. Since my childhood I am passionate about my home and spent a lot of my time studying and listening to Sintra's history and tales. I am also a nature lover; this made me discover the most hidden and beautiful places in the natural park. Later In my life I fell in love with the ocean thanks to surf and spear fishing, which gave the opportunity to discover magical pla…
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Where you'll be

- See Pena Palace, Moorish Castle and know their importance in Sintra history, (visit not inclued, but you will have the best views.)
- Visit Quinta da Regaleira Palace and it's magic garden's.
-Lunch in a local restaurant and eat like a portuguese.
- Penedo Village, a typical village hiden in the mountains.
- Off road safari, through the beautiful forests of and coast line on Natural Park, discovering secret places and views

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 415 reviews.

Lionel
August 2021
Rafael was a great guide who showed and talked with love about the beauties and magic of his region, being a real local. Highly recommended!
Devani
July 2021
Absolutely my favorite day in Portugal. As someone who loves nature, water, hiking, mountains, quaint places, and everything off the beaten path, this tour checked everything off my list. I was the only person on the tour, and also a solo female traveler, and I felt extremely safe, respected, and comfortable. He was really chill w/ giving me "me-time" while also explaining everything w/ a lot of detail and care. I absolutely would recommend this to anyone looking to see the most beautiful sites of Sintra :)
Absolutely my favorite day in Portugal. As someone who loves nature, water, hiking, mountains, quaint places, and everything off the beaten path, this tour checked everything off m…
Samantha
July 2021
Best day in Portugal. This trip is awesome. If you like to see a lot and take beautiful pictures Rafael will take you to spots other tourists couldn’t possibly get to see. We saw all the standard tourist things but we also traveled high cliffs, narrow roads, trekked the narrow paths in neighborhoods, walked on the beach, stood in the wind weather zone and had lunch at a wonderful local restaurant. I don’t believe we could have found a better tour in Sinatra. Thank you for a wonderful day Rafael!!! It was the best :)
Best day in Portugal. This trip is awesome. If you like to see a lot and take beautiful pictures Rafael will take you to spots other tourists couldn’t possibly get to see. We…
Khaoula
July 2021
I loved the local nature of the tour and how authentic it was, It felt like a friend showing you around his city, and I loved how the experience didn’t have only know sites but also some local not known places. Very relaxed day and Didn’t feel like a checklist that should be ticked and done. Great conversations too!
I loved the local nature of the tour and how authentic it was, It felt like a friend showing you around his city, and I loved how the experience didn’t have only know sites but als…
Lenka
July 2021
Rafael has been a great tour guide. Not only he took us through the usual Sintra sights, he also showed us other beauties of Sintra and surrounding areas that we have never would have discovered without a local guide. Spending a day with him turned out to be a great idea and almost seemed too short. I would recommend Raphael in a heartbeat!
Rafael has been a great tour guide. Not only he took us through the usual Sintra sights, he also showed us other beauties of Sintra and surrounding areas that we have never would…
Keren
July 2021
We had a wonderful day out with Rafael. He took us to beautiful hidden places we wouldn't have found ourselves. We had a really nice lunch at a local Portuguese restaurant but above all we've enjoyed Rafael's company. It felt like a day out with a good friend :)
We had a wonderful day out with Rafael. He took us to beautiful hidden places we wouldn't have found ourselves. We had a really nice lunch at a local Portuguese restaurant but abo…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

This experience isn't a regular tour. There are some parts that we are walking, and with a little bit a luck depending on weather conditions we will also be able to swim. So bring comfortable shoes and light jacket.

Pocket money, entrance fees 10€, food and drink from 7.5€ up to 20€ pp