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Sintra's Chilling while Hiking tour

Sintra, Portugal

Experience hosted by Alexandra

2.5 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We are going to walk Sintra’s mountain all the way up until the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace. We will start at Sintra’s National Palace, in the historical village, walk through the village so you get to see it’s picturesque houses, villas, shops and cafés. As we go further up we will walk through the mountain’s trails surrounded by beautiful, romantic and picturesque forest and landscapes. If you are a fan of literature you'll be happy to know we'll be passing by Hans Christian Andersen former house. On our way down we will take a different path so you can contemplate different parts of the forest, the village and get to know the Garden of Liberty. Don't worry! This is not an intensive hiking tour nor is it an extensive cultural tour! I can accommodate different walking paces on the tour and I will share with you some parts of Sintra’s history and culture, but above all this will be an experience for you to get to contemplate Sintra’s most genuine vibe through the eyes of a passionate local and away from tourist traps. Depending on the pace we are walking, this will be a 2h30 -3 hour walking tour, with enough time for contemplation and conversation to happen.
Other things to note
Try to be on time, prepare yourself to be at the meeting point 5-10 minutes earlier, in case something happens, you won't be late for the tour.
We are going to walk Sintra’s mountain all the way up until the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace. We will start at Sintra’s National Palace, in the historical village, walk through the village so you get to see it’s picturesque houses, villas, shops and cafés. As we go further up we will walk through the mountain’s trails surrounded by beautiful, romantic and picturesque forest and landscapes. If you are a fan of literature you'll be happy to know…

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Meet your host, Alexandra

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My name is Alexandra, I grew up and lived between Lisbon and Sintra. Growing up I found in Sintra the connection to nature that I needed to get in touch with my true essence. Sintra became my own personal sanctuary. I'm passionate about literature, history and romance and Sintra’s unique 19th century vibe combines all these passions of mine with my love for being outdoors. The best way to appreciate a place you’ve never been before is going for long walks. . If you enjoy walking/hiking, landscapes and a pinch of romance this is definetly the walking tour you should be taking. See you soon!
My name is Alexandra, I grew up and lived between Lisbon and Sintra. Growing up I found in Sintra the connection to nature that I needed to get in touch with my true essence. Sintra became my own personal sanctuary. I'm passionate about literature, history and romance and Sintra’s unique 19th century vibe combines all these passions of mine with my love for being outdoors. The best way to appreciate a place you’ve never been before is going for long walks. . If you enjoy walking/hiking, landsc…
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Where you'll be

Sintra's National Palace and Historical Village, Sintra's Mountain, Moorish Castle and Pena Palace trails, Garden of Liberty.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Jeannie
July 2019
Alex is a lovely person and fun guide. She was wonderful with our children and made the hike memorable. I would recommend her.
Christine
July 2019
We took a magical hike with Alex. She was so knowledgeable about the city and we had a great conversation along the way up to the Moorish castle. She stayed at our pace. We didn’t feel rushed. We never would have found this fairyland without this guided tour. Alex is a lovely person. This is a must if you’re visiting Sintra!
We took a magical hike with Alex. She was so knowledgeable about the city and we had a great conversation along the way up to the Moorish castle. She stayed at our pace. We didn’t…
Caro
June 2019
Alex is the perfect walking/ guiding host. Her History knowledge is excellent and we could walk paths away from any crowds when it was busy. She knows the mountain VERY well. She went at our pace and made it fun and interesting. Highly recommended.
Alex is the perfect walking/ guiding host. Her History knowledge is excellent and we could walk paths away from any crowds when it was busy. She knows the mountain VERY well. She w…
Kristen
June 2019
Alexandra took us on a wonderful hike and walk through Sintra. It was nice to get away from the tourist crowds and walk through some of the secret passages of Sintra. Alexandra was very engaging to talk with. It was nice to have the opportunity to see the country through a locals eyes.
Alexandra took us on a wonderful hike and walk through Sintra. It was nice to get away from the tourist crowds and walk through some of the secret passages of Sintra. Alexandra w…
Arla
June 2019
Highly recommend this adventurous tour with Alexandra!

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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 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

You should bring water, confortable clothing and walking shoes.