The sightseeing bus is the ideal way to get to know the main attractions of Sintra, the jewel of Lisbon. Sit back, relax and take in in the grandest views of the city from the open-top upper deck.
Routes and stops
The Sintra bus tour follows 2 different routes:
- Red route: Takes a total of one hour and a half and tours the principle points of interest in the historic centre, including the National Palace, Monserrate Palace, Colares Regional Winery and the Regaleira Palace. During the tour you will also have stunning views of the picturesque landscape.
- Blue route: Takes a total of one hour and ten minutes with views of the National Palace of Sintra, the Castle of the Moors, the Pena Palace and the Church of São Pedro de Penaferrim, among other places of interest around Sintra. The route ends in the historic town centre.
You can consult the routes and the different stops on the map by clicking on the following link:
How does it work?
The ticket is valid for 1 day from the first day that it is used. During this time, you can hop on and hop off the bus as many times which means you can easily explore locations such as Cape Roca, the Valley of the Lakes, Seteais Palace and the Chalet of the Countess of Edla.
When you make the reservation, you are requested to specify a start date for the ticket. There is a period of 3 months following this date in which to use the service.
When you make the reservation, we will send you a coupon which you must print out and present the first time that you use the bus.
Timetable and frequency
The hop on hop off service operates every day (except 25 December to 1 January) with departures every hour.
- Red route: This route operates from 10:00am until 5:00pm. The length of the tour is one hour and a half in total.
- Blue route: This route operates from 9:45am until 5:00pm and lasts a total of one hour and ten minutes.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 12 years||Children under 4 years|
Children from 4 to 12 yearsUS$ 11.2
Children under 4 yearsFree
The tour includes audio commentary in English.
Unlimited use of the sightseeing bus for a period of 24 hours.
Headphones for each person.
Free WiFi on board the bus.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
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.