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Private Sintra Night Walk: Stories From the Mountains

Product ID: 218016
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In the Sintra Mountains, you'll be guided along a 6km route (around 4 hours) at night, stopping at specifical points, where you'll hear unusual tales from Sintra's History conveyed to you by a historian, giving you a different insight into the past.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:00 PM
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English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Be amazed by the unusual stories from Sintra's history through the words of its foremost researcher and storyteller
  • Admire the night landscapes from Sintra Mountains
  • Discover why Sintra Mountains have a unique mysticism nowadays, as well as in the past
  • Feel Sintra in the silence of the night
Full description
Early in the night, you will be met by your guide, a historian, at Sintra's Historic Centre to being your night walk where you have the unique opportunity of hearing the true background of mysticism involving Sintra beginnings, through the words of Sintra's foremost history researcher, with the additional advantage of visiting a tourist spot like Sintra away from the usual crowds.

After being introduced to what legends and myths are and their impact in the village through time, you'll begin your way across the mountain (by road and having very short trails) in the dark of the night. With the stars hanging above you, the nocturnal landscape will be broken by the sight of a few monuments in the distance including the National Palace, and Pena Palace. You will also see some peculiar sites whose pasts and what they enclose would elude a regular guide. Your guide will tell you about these various sites and you will learn how they impacted the traditions and way of thinking of the local people - especially the ancient ones. From the highest parts of the mountain, the silence you will find uncommon, you'll hear about some of the strange memoirs that history left in the documents and manuscripts from past centuries.

Includes
  • Guide (historian)
  • You'll be provided with a safety vest, so you can be safe and visible in the dark of the night
What’s Not Included
  • Inside access to the monuments is not part of the programme
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Facing the main façade of the Sintra National Palace (the one with the two big conical white chimneys), you see, in front of the arches and the fountain, a large staircase; to your left you'll see a smaller staircase. Your Historian will be at the smaller staircase waiting for you (you can recognize him by the bearded face in the logo).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Appointments must be made up until 72h prior to the desired date, in accordance with the Natural Parks legislation and mandatory reporting to authorities
• This walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This walk is not recommended for people with cardiac conditions
• Since it is in the mountains you will find ups and downs (in regular terrain) along the route

From US$ 94.90 per person

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