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Sintra: Moorish Castle Entrance E-Ticket With Audio Tour

1. Sintra: Moorish Castle Entrance E-Ticket With Audio Tour

Experience the Moorish Castle in Sintra at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Visit the fascinating castle at your leisure, without having to abide by large group tour schedules or long waiting lines. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of one of Sintra’s main attractions, the magnificent Moorish Castle. Put on your headphones and discover the breathtaking Castle Keep, the Royal Tower, the Second Circle of Walls, and the Castle’s breathtaking treasures through the power of storytelling. Learn historical facts and uncommon stories and anecdotes for this spectacular attraction of Sintra. Leaving knowing you've gained valuable insights into one of Sintra’s main and most well-known attractions, the Moorish Castle, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Sintra: Jeep Tour of Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais

2. Sintra: Jeep Tour of Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais

Climb aboard a vintage Portuguese 4x4 Jeep and get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will tackle the best of the Sintra region. Discover some of the secrets and mysteries of Sintra, see the most beautiful monuments of the region and escape all common tourist traps by going off-road on a fun and cultural experience. You will start your day being picked up at the meeting point and travel directly to Quinta da Regaleira, a palace filled with mystery, metaphors, and underground tunnels. Enjoy an informative, guided visit here. After the visit, you will have an overview of all 5 palaces and the 8th-Century Moorish Castle as you drive. You'll also pass by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.  On the way to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, take hidden paths through the park and break at impressive scenic viewpoints to see the beauty of the Portuguese coastline.  At Guincho Beach you'll have the chance to taste the typical, local century-old recipe "Travesseiro" pastry and homemade "Ginja" drink. You will finish your tour around 4.30 PM at the beautiful beach town of Cascais.

From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

3. From Lisbon: Half-Day Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Discover Sintra, known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Surrounded by the mountains which gave its name to the town, a granite massif 10 km long emerges abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary.  Walk through the historical village center, enjoy its natural beauty and visit its most prominent landmarks: the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira, and Monserrate Palaces. Cross over the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland and look beyond the Atlantic.  Here, in the so-called "Portuguese Riviera," discover the city of Cascais and its old town center as well as Estoril, popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as Europe's largest casino. Then go by seashore road to Lisbon center and see where the Atlantic meets the Tagus River. The tour is private and available in several car classes: standard, standard van, premium, luxury van, and luxury. 

From Lisbon: Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

4. From Lisbon: Secrets of Sintra and Cascais Private Tour

Discover both Sintra and Cascais with the help of an expert local tour guide. Explore the highlights of both villages on a flexible private day tour Start with pickup your accommodation in Lisbon and travel first to Sintra. Decide which monuments you wish to visit in the area, or if you just wish to head to some of the most scenic viewpoints You may visit the Pena Palace, a fairy-tale-like castle perched on a hill overlooking the village. Choose to visit Moorish Castle, which sits next to Pena Palace. Stroll along the walls of this mighty fortress and admire the breathtaking views all around you. Visit Sintra’s National Palace. Of medieval origin, discover its beautiful architecture and historic significance, and iconic chimneys. Explore the Quinta da Regaleira residence, with tons of mystical references, magical gardens, and enigmatic grottoes. Before leaving Sintra, enjoy a special wine-related treat, more will be revealed on the day of the tour. After crossing the mountain, arrive at Cabo de Roca, the most westerly point of mainland Europe. Enjoy the fantastic views of this natural landmark. Follow the beautiful ocean-front roads and white sandy beaches and arrive at Cascais. Explore this charming village which was a regular retreat for the Portuguese Royal Family of past centuries. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Lisbon, with drop-off at your accommodation.

Sintra & Cascais Full-Day Private Tour

5. Sintra & Cascais Full-Day Private Tour

Explore Sintra to uncover the beauty of its 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments on this day trip from Lisbon. Capture pictures from the cliffs of Cabo da Roca. Drive through the towns of Cascais and Estoril and take the sea road back to Lisbon.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the doorstep of your accommodation in Lisbon. Relax on the drive to Sintra where you can soak up the eclectic architecture the Pena Palace, the Moorish Castle, the Regaleira and Monserrate Palaces. View the town's granite massif that is 10 kilometers-long, the Monte da Lua (Mountain of the Moon). Crossover the mountain to visit the westernmost point of the European mainland at Cabo da Roca where you can watch the Atlantic crash into the cliffs.  Ride along the Portuguese Riviera discover Cascais and pass thorugh its old town center where royalty once summered. Head to Estoril, popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as the Europe's largest casino. Travel by the seashore road to Lisbon center and see where the Atlantic meets the Tagus River. The tour is private and available in a range of car classes.

Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

6. Sintra: Twizy E-Car Rental with GPS Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to explore Sintra the way you want with this Renault Twizy e-car rental and GPS audio-guided tour in one. As you drive, learn about Sintra’s iconic sights from your audio guide that’s available in 7 languages and equipped with free Wi-Fi. The journey in your Twizy e-car starts with a presentation and explanation of routes. After learning how to operate the vehicle, set out on your discovery of Sintra. When you pass monuments along the route, learn the story or legend behind them from your audio guide. Take advantage of a route map with information on where to park and where to take the best photos. During the tour, decide when and where to stop and for how long. Sights along the tour route include: • Sintra’s historic center • Sintra National Palace • Moorish Castle • Pena Palace • Miradouro da Vigia (three hills, three castles) • Quinta da Regaleira • Seteais Palace • Monserrate Palace and Park • Cabo da Roca Rest assured knowing Twizy has the Clean & Safe seal, awarded by Turismo de Portugal.

Sintra: Self-Drive Tour with Guide Assistance

7. Sintra: Self-Drive Tour with Guide Assistance

Discover all Sintra's monuments and the best spots on a self-drive tour. Together with your guides, plan and organize your route on the GPS to the places you would like to see. This experience is the only one that allows you to have total autonomy to really know Sintra on your way and at your own pace. You drive by yourself in a really fun little electric car for 2 people. Local guides help you find the correct route to follow and give you the best advice for a perfect day in this magical region. Going to Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteias palace and Monserrate. Your guides plan and organize your tour according to your interests. If you don't know where to go yet, don't worry. You will have complete tourist assistance to get the best of Sintra. Choose where to stop or visit and enjoy the pleasure of driving an eco-friendly electric car ideal to navigate through the tight streets of Sintra, explore the beautiful surrounding region and have a lot of fun.

Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

8. Sintra: Full-Day Private Monuments Tour from Lisbon

Spend a full day touring Sintra and admiring some of the most spectacular of Portugal’s castles. Stop at the Moorish Castle with its original sections dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, and enjoy fantastic views of the region. Visit the Pena Palace and admire the mix of architectural styles of its exterior and interior. The Pena Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism in the 19th century. Next you’ll visit the historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sintra National Palace is located in the center of town, and for that reason it is known as the Town Palace. The 2 massive chimneys that protrude from the kitchens have become emblematic of Sintra. Inside, you’ll tour the ostentatiously decorated rooms of the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and the favorite of Portuguese nobility. Quinta da Regaleira, located in the historic center, was built in the early 20th century in the middle of a dense forest, surrounded by gardens, lakes, grottoes, and enigmatic constructions. It is the result of the Romantic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline ideals and of the magical and mythical visions of its owner.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

9. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Sintra

Escape from Lisbon or Cascais and travel to Sintra on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Tour the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at leisure, and take advantage of the flexibility of your itinerary by choosing the sites that interest you most. Admire the city's 19th-century Romantic architecture and consider visiting your choice of Pena National Palace, the Castle of the Moors, Monserrate Palace, and the Sintra National Palace. Consider exploring the nearby nature as well, including the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. You may also want to visit a local cafe or bakery to try out traditional Portuguese pastries.

From Lisbon: Private Sintra Sightseeing Tour

10. From Lisbon: Private Sintra Sightseeing Tour

Discover the capital of romance on a private tour from Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. Stop at the 18th-century Palace of Queluz to see the official royal residence of King D. Pedro IV. Explore the pretty streets of the village to see the National Palace and fountains and shrines. Climb to the Moorish castle in the mountains to get a fantastic view of the region. Make your way to Pena Palace and admire its mix of architectural styles. Then, visit the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Travel back to Lisbon via the elegant towns of Estoril and Cascais, and see the dunes of Guincho Beach.

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What people are saying about Castle of the Moors

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,129 reviews

This was a wonderful half day trip from Lisbon. Our driver Carlos was early and picked us up in a very clean and nice luxury sedan. We made great time to Sintra on a Sunday afternoon and from previous reviews knew for the half day tour, you pretty much have a choice of seeing one palace. We loved Quinta da Regaleira which was even more gorgeous than the photos. The whole town is a fairytale! Buy your tickets for the castle online to save time for whichever one you want to see. We then made our way to Cabo da Roca which was gorgeous and then a drive through Cascais with an option to stop for some photos. Overall it was an excellent way to see alot in a short period of time!

This tour has been one of our highlights of our Portugal trip. We thought the day was perfectly-paced and included a great variety of history and culture, beautiful nature, off-roading adventure and delicious food. Bruno was our fantastic guide. He’s knowledgeable and passionate about the area and sights, very friendly, and did everything to make our group feel comfortable and informed. We’ll be recommending this tour to any of our friends who make the trip to Portugal!

Our guide Tiago was great. He had a lot of historical knowledge and was excited to share it with us. And he let us customize the tour. The one thing to keep in mind is the tour doesn't include the entrance fee into Sintra. Buy them before you go to not wait inline. You can do that at the Sintra website.

Igor was an amazing tour guide. He was very flexible and honest about the different activities, which allowed us to optimize our day. Highly recommended!

Great tour, good guide with a lot of good humor and great tips