Discover Sintra - Visit Quinta da Regaleira and After-hours Tour of Pena Palace
Doing a short walk in the old city centre you'll find yourself surrounded by the old houses now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. Driving around the mountain you will pass by amazing Royal Palaces, Chalets and Aristocratic residences in the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colours, and shapes that you will find in Portugal.
You will be taken on a guided tour through Quinta da Regaleira. An almost secret mansion hidden in the old historical centre of Sintra. The creation blends a revivalism of several artistic trends including gothic, manueline, renaissance and the glorification of the mythical and esoteric traditions. This estate is a place not only just to see but to feel as you try to unveil the secrecy of Monteiro’s masonic symbols in his palace, or as you go through the magical labyrinth of trees and bushes but especially as you walk down the steps of the initiation well and discover the underground passageways of the estate.
Next you will move on for an exclusive after-hours tour of the iconic Pena Palace. A very special and unique experience that will take you back to the Portuguese Court of the 19th Century! With the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colours, and shapes that you will find in Portugal, you will stroll through the rooms and halls that once belonged to the kings and queens, escorted by one of their servants. If weather allows, you will go to the terrace, which will offer you the most amazing view of the forest around the Palace and the sea, imagining that from this point was once possible to watch the departure of the caravels towards the Portuguese Discoveries.