Come with us to discover Sintra, a city hidden amongst the hills. You'll explore its streets, get to know its history, and admire its palaces and villas: all for free!
Free Tour of Sintra
The tour meets at the Sintra town hall found in the foothills of the mountains which give its name.
Then we'll set off, exploring the town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and while we explore the streets we'll learn about its history, from its birth as a hamlet in the forest to the modern-day.
We'll visit the National Palace, built in the 16th Century, and considered an example of 'organic architecture'. And we'll continue our route to the Palácio de Seteais from the 18th century - where you'll learn about its conversion into the luxurious hotel of today.
As we explore Sintra we'll learn of the long history of this pastel coloured wonder - and you'll get to try its most famous products: the Sintra queijadas (a delicious cake made of cheese, eggs, milk and sugar) and the local Colares wine.
- This free tour does not permit bookings of more than 6 people.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. The maximum is three children per adult.
- This tour does not take in the inside of any of the monuments, rather it visits the outside
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Sintra).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).
Sintra Town Hall.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.