Sintra Half Day

Daily Tour 3 hours Availability: 2019-01-06
Largo Vasco da Gama, 2710 Sintra, Portugal


People short on time who want to feel the mystery of Sintra.

We love Sintra. Like, really LOVE it. But even we can admit It has one big problem. Once you start exploring this enchanting patch of the world, it’s almost impossible to stop, and we know a lot of you don’t have the time to spend days and days exploring every last forest track like we did as kids. Luckily, you still have time to see a mysterious garden and palace, surrounded by metaphor and myth, that many think is even more spectacular than its more famous red-and-yellow cousin. We’re talking about Quinta da Regaleira.

With our jeep we’ll drive by historic palaces (Sintra National Palace, Seteais Palace), sharing the best legends and facts about each monument before stepping inside the magical Quinta da Regaleira.

Our half-day journey finishes around 11.30. We will finish the tour at Quinta da Regaleira and from there you can visit by foot the old town of Sintra.


  • Explore the mystical Quinta da Regaleira with a local 
  • Take a Polaroid photo memory home
  • Up to 7 people per jeep. Contact us for bigger groups.


“You HAVE to explore Sintra this way – it was so much fun to be in the jeep, I met awesome travellers and our host was so friendly and took good care of us.”  – Kristina, Oct 2019


Our guide was amazing, it was like hanging out with one of your friends. You get a lot of time on your own to explore and see the beauty of Sintra.” – Diane, Jan 2020


“Do not miss this 5 stars experience if you travel in Portugal. I strongly recommend it!” – Lauren, Dec 2019

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  • An awesome local driver
  • Pick-up Portela Sintra train station
  • Drop-off Quinta da Regaleira
  • Off-road experiences in a legendary restored vintage Portuguese UMM 4×4
  • Booming sound system (yeah!!)
  • Free Polaroid photo to take home
  • Smartphone chargers, blankets, umbrellas, sunscreen
  • We usually speak English, but we can also speak Portuguese and Spanish
  • Water
  • Great memories to take home
  • Entry fee for Quinta da Regaleira (11€)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Good vibes
  • Each UMM jeep seats up to 7 people and guests ages 12 and up can attend. If you have a larger group, contact us for a private tour.
  • This journey is not recommended for people with reduced mobility, back problems or pregnant women.
  • Pets are not allowed
  • You cannot bring luggage as we have no space for it in the jeep.
  • Journeys are carried out in English, but we also speak Spanish and – of course – a ton of Portuguese.
  • The start location and end point are in different locations.
  • Please let us know in advance about dietary requirements
  • Please be on time 🙂


89 per person

599 per private jeep

At check-out please write on the booking notes how many guests will attend.

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Need to know 

Pick up location: Portela de Sintra train station
Pick up time:  9.30am  – please arrive 10 minutes early
Duration: 3 hours
Drop off location: Quinta da Regaleira


We’ve adapted in response to COVID-19

To keep our guests and staff safe while having fun we’ve added new safety and hygiene measures to our experiences and transfers. Our staff have received extra training and Portuguese authorities have given us the “Clean & Safe” seal. Read about our COVID-19 measures here.

Stop one

We’ll pick you up from the train station and head to Quinta da Regaleira for a visit to the palace and gardens, which are filled with mystery, metaphors and underground tunnels.


Stop two

After some free time in the gardens, jump back in the jeep for a drive-by of the many palaces and castles that give Sintra its UNESCO World Heritage label. Say “olá” to the Sintra National Palace, Seteais Palace. We’ll share the best legends, stories and facts as we go.


Stop three

Our tour will finish in Quinta da Regaleira and from there you can explore by yourself the old town or take a train at Sintra train station.


Where you’ll be

Just 30-minutes from downtown Lisbon, spent half a day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage landscape of Sintra with us. Bounce along secret forest paths and century-old roads in our convertible vintage jeeps, passing by half a dozen historic palaces and the Moorish Castle. Best of all, we’ll explore the grounds of Quinta da Regaleira together where we’ll share all the best stories, legends and facts.

  • Pick up at Portela de Sintra’s train station at 9:30AM
  • Quinta da Regaleira (stop)
  • Sintra historic area (drive through)
  • Viewpoint (stop)
  • Drop-off at Portela de Sintra’s train station around 1.30PM
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