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Sintra Off the Beaten Track provided by Sintra By Sofia

Sintra Off the Beaten Track

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
This is a moderate hike, taking you across the beautiful village of Sintra, where it all will be explained, from the National Palace of Sintra to how impact of the earthquake of 1755 affected the village to the people ways of life, but mostly on our way to the Castle, we will take a path which is so green and unique that you will see little details not showed to so many others! Our tour is​ very personal and being that some of us did belong to the boy scouts at one point, we know our way around as few do!
  • You'll start at
    Portela de Sintra
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Castelo dos Mouros
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Centro Historico de Sintra
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Dicas & Motes, Lda.
    R. Consiglieri Pedroso 9, 2710-616 Sintra, Portugal
    We will end the tour at the centre of the old village of Sintra, where you can explore or have lunch after our glorious hike!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Portela de Sintra, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
Return Details
Dicas & Motes, Lda., R. Consiglieri Pedroso 9, 2710-616 Sintra, Portugal
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  • Local traditional pastries called "Travesseiros" and we will tell you all about it - why we have them, how are they made and why are they called that! Come and find out!!
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo dos Mouros
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Debbie S wrote a review Oct 2019
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After a wonderful trip to Portugal, I need to sing praises for Sintra by Sophia!! Sophia’s company had been recommended to me by a friend and I immediately contacted her. She responded with a warm greeting and was delighted to help plan a private tour to Sintra for the 12
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from SofiaQuintana, Owner at Sintra Off the Beaten Track
Responded 26 Oct 2019
Dear Debbie, I am overwhelmed by your words! I'm truly sorry I couldn't be with you and your friends but after what I just read, Diana and Liliana made a wonderful job throughout the day! Wanted to join you for lunch but didn't feel well enought to make it there... I can only wish you come back again and I will have the opportunity to show you more if Portugal! Take care and thank you again, for the opportunity given! With love, Sofia x
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By: Sintra By Sofia
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Joan T
Fantastic tour with Sofia!
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We are 2 mothers and 2 daughters who met Sofia through With Locals on the Hidden Spots of Sintra tour and had a won
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We had a fantastic visit around Sintra with Sofia. She felt more like a friend than a guide! Very easy to book, pro
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An Excellent Guide and Help
Sofia was our lifeline during our trip to Portugal. She not only helped organize and lead great tours of the sights
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Susan P
A wonderful day with Sofia
I picked Sofia at random and am so very happy I did. She is a wonderful, knowledgeable, honest, lovely lady. She
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Kim B
Best vacation in awhile
This is a great hiking experience ! I choose to hike with Sintrabysofia for two days. I was picked up very near t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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