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Experience hosted by Rui

8 hours
Includes food, transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Sintra nature offers an extraordinary sensorial experience that emerged in historical references and mysticism.
You will hike through exotic vegetation and off the beaten tracks, observing the most famous monuments in Sintra, on a journey through time. The goal is to reach Pena Palace at the top of the mountain range, avoiding traffic restrictions that often occur in high season, and promoting a sustainable way of tourism.
Along the walk I will share all my love for this mountain, giving you a reliable source of information and local knowledge.
First, we will meet at a central location in Lisbon, and drive 45 minutes to Sintra.
Our circular 6 hours hike begins at Sintra historical centre, and you will be able to observe amazing monuments like the National Royal Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and the Moorish Castle.
At the top of the hill high above Sintra, you will reach Pena Palace, the renowned jewel in the crown of the Sintra Hills. Exploring the magical Pena Park will trigger your emotions of mystery and discovery. We'll then visit Pena Palace and talk about its references to the most important periods of Portuguese History.
On the way back to Lisbon already on our minivan, we'll head to the coastline, stopping in some iconic places, like Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe.
Definitely an experience for culture curious and adventurous souls!
Sintra nature offers an extraordinary sensorial experience that emerged in historical references and mysticism.
You will hike through exotic vegetation and off the beaten tracks, observing the most famous monuments in Sintra, on a journey through time. The goal is to reach Pena Palace at the top of the mountain range, avoiding traffic restrictions that often occur in high season, and promoting a sustainable way of tourism.
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Rui's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Travesseiro (pastry) - Light puff, rolled and folded seven times, and fille...
  • Transportation
    Fully licensed 9 seats mini - van, with A/C.
    According with COVID-19 s...
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Meet your host, Rui

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Olá!
I'm Rui and I'm a tour guide, surfer and musician. I am a Lisbon native and always divided my time between this city and the central west coast, located north from Sintra.

I fell in love by Sintra magical mountain in my childhood. Later, at the university, I studied professional tour guiding and discovered its history, myths and legends.

And as an outdoors enthusiast, Sintra has always been my favorite playground. Hiking is one of my passions and is the best and most sustainable way to explore this mystical mountain, avoiding car driving and parking problems.

In this experience I share all my passion for Sintra and I try to connect new people and different cultures to this unique cultural and natural place.
Olá!
I'm Rui and I'm a tour guide, surfer and musician. I am a Lisbon native and always divided my time between this city and the central west coast, located north from Sintra.

I fell in love by Sintra magical mountain in my childhood. Later, at the university, I studied professional tour guiding and discovered its history, myths and legends.

And as an outdoors enthusiast, Sintra has always been my favorite playground. Hiking is one of my passions and is the best and…
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Where you'll be

Sintra, the Moon Hill, is a place full of magic and mystery, where Nature and Man have combined in such a perfect symbiosis that UNESCO has granted it Word Heritage Site status.
We'll hike along the exterior of the most famous monuments, like the National Royal Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and Moorish Castle.
The goal is to reach and explore Pena Palace and Park, and explore the emotions of a XIX Century Romantic Park.

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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring your own lunch or snack to eat along the hike

Sintra has a micro clima and is usually more colder than Lisbon and other cities around. Bring always appropriate clothing