In the mountains to the North-West of Lisbon lies Sintra – one of the most magical places in Europe. An atmospheric, fairy-tale landscape of romantic palaces, castles and dewy gardens it’s an escape to another world. Writers and poets – Lord Byron among them – have flocked here down the centuries. It’s where kings and queens retreated to in Portugal’s hot summers. Our guides will organise private visits and open the doors to some of the town’s most beautiful gardens, where you can sit in the shade and hear all about
Portugal’s dramatic history. Sintra can easily be paired with a Lisbon tour or trips further afield to Porto and the Douro Valley.