The perfect Weekend in Sintra

Things to do in Sintra for the perfect Weekend

Welcome to Sintra, Portugal, where history whispers through ancient walls, and culture dances along cobblestone streets for an enchanting weekend. Sintra, located in lush greenery and crowned by hilltop palaces, invites travelers to lose themselves in its timeless allure. So, join us on a journey through Sintra, where every corner holds a story, and every pastry savors tradition’s delicious essence. Whether drawn to Moorish castles‘ heights or museum treasures’ depths, Sintra promises an unforgettable weekend of exploration and discovery. Explore our itinerary for the perfect Sintra weekend adventure, including must-see sights and things to do in Sintra !

Day 1 : A Journey Through History, Culture, and Culinary Delights

For your first day, we suggest diving right in with an excursion that combines history, culture, and typical cuisine.


First, you have the option to start your day with a leisurely breakfast at the villa prepared by a personal chefs. Then, ascend to the heights of the Moorish Castle, where ancient walls echo stories of centuries past. In addition, you’ll also enjoy panoramic views of Sintra’s landscapes.


Moorish Castle


Next, visit the National Palace of Sintra. With its twin chimneys and intricate architecture, this palace bears witness to Portugal’s rich history. Also, if you’re an art lover, head to the museums. Here, you’ll find contemporary art as well as a fascinating collection of vintage toys. Then, continue your stroll to the Church of Santa Maria, a sanctuary of beauty and tranquility with remarkable architecture.

Feeling peckish? Treat yourself to the delights of Piñiquita and Casa do Preto, where traditional pastries tantalize the taste buds with every bite. Then, embark on a nostalgic journey aboard Sintra’s historic tramway, winding through picturesque countryside and villages.


Finally, wander through the majestic Palácio & Park Biester, a setting imbued with cinematic allure and architectural grandeur.

National Castle


And, the day concludes with a sumptuous dinner at Palácio dos Seteais, where gourmet cuisine meets timeless elegance, providing the perfect ending to an unforgettable day of exploration in the embrace of Sintra.

Day 2: A Fairytale Escape to Sintra


After a great breakfast at the villa, take private transportation that will take you to the iconic Pena National Palace. A place where vibrant colors and architectural marvels await.
Then, explore the magnificent palace with a private “Behind the Scenes” tour, offering exclusive access to restricted areas and a deeper understanding of its rich heritage.


Continue your journey with the visit of to Monserate Palace. After, take your break in the lush gardens with a luxurious picnic lunch. It is prepared by a renowned local catering company, Comfy Picnic.

Finally, Immerse yourself in the mystical realm of Quinta da Regaleira, a 19th-century estate filled with grottoes, tunnels, and hidden pathways. So, explore the mesmerizing grounds accompanied by your guide, uncovering the symbolism and stories behind this unique property.


Conclude your day with private transportation to Praia Grande.

Indulge in an amazing dinner at Bar do Fundo, savoring fresh seafood with panoramic ocean views. Indeed, from grilled fish to seafood platters, there’s something to satisfy every craving, making it a must-visit for seafood enthusiasts. Enjoy the sea’s flavors amid the gentle sea breeze, whether it’s garlic butter shrimp or seafood risotto.


Thus, Interested to plan the perfect weekend ? Contact us at for more information. Or contact our local ambassador Mariana Guedes de Sousa for more information

Julie Happé

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