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Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros)
Perched atop Sintra with stunning views to the Atlantic, the 8th-century Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) was built by the eponymous people during their reign in Portugal. It fell into disrepair after the Christian conquest, yet the partially restored fortress is a favorite among travelers for its rich history and panoramic views.

The Basics
No Sintra tour is complete without a stop at the Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros). Built upon the area’s highest hill, the edifice has seen many inhabitants—from the Moors to the Vikings to the nobility of Portugal and even a local Jewish community—throughout its 1,300-year existence. Take a full-day tour from Lisbon and visit the castle as well as Pena National Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena), Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional Sintra), and Quinta da Regaleira to learn about the area’s fascinating history.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Book skip-the-line tickets to save time at entry.
  • Be prepared for a lot of walking up steep stairs upon the stabilized ruins.
  • If hiking to the castle, bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, water, and sun protection.
  • The castle is not accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) is about 18.5 miles (30 kilometers) northwest of Lisbon. Take the Sintra train line and then the Sintra-Pena tourist bus 434 straight to the castle. There are also three hiking trails from the Sintra area to the castle, ranging from 45-minute to 1.5-hour walks.

When to Get There
The castle is open daily from 9:30am to 8pm during the summer season and 10am to 6pm during the winter season. Last admission is one hour before closing. Visit early in the day during the summer to avoid the heat.

A Castle Worth the Hike
When visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, it’s impossible to miss the Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros). Built upon a 1,312-foot-high (400-meter) hill, this medieval stone castle offers some of the best views of Sintra, with Pena National Palace on one side and the Sintra National Palace on the other. The steep hike is well worth the amazing views, and on a clear day, you can even spot the Atlantic Ocean from the King’s Tower.
Address: Sintra, Central Portugal, Portugal
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Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Guincho, Cascais - Private Tour, Full Day

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Guincho, Cascais - Private Tour, Full Day

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Experience nature connectedness on this tour of the beautiful Sintra Natural Park, not far from Lisbon. Your day begins in Sintra; a unique and mysterious destination once home to kings, poets and artists. Visit fairytale palaces, intriguing monuments and have lunch in romantic Sintra village. Next you travel to Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Europe with a breathtaking viewpoint over the Atlantic Ocean. We you venture south along the coast through the beaches of Guincho and down to the beautiful fishing town of Cascais and its picturesque bay. Highlights - Visit the most mystical destination in Portugal - Experience stunning landscapes and nature - Learn about Portuguese history and heritage - Discover the wild, rugged beauty of the Atlantic coast - End your day in a quaint Portuguese fishing town
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Sintra & Cascais Tour (Full-day)

Sintra & Cascais Tour (Full-day)

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This tour is unique because you will spend a day with a genuine local resident, who knows the area very well, knows how to avoid waiting queues, and will show you secret places where there are no tourists nearby. In addition, we go from mini cooper convertible, which allows us to feel the surrounding environment in a very special way.
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Sintra and Cascais Private Tour, Pena Palace, Moorish Castle ...

Sintra and Cascais Private Tour, Pena Palace, Moorish Castle ...

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On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the romantic Pena Palace, Moorish Castle and the fascinating Monserrate Palace, set amidst lush forests of the Serra de Sintra, visit the magnificent Sintra Palace and Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point from Continental Europe where land ends and the sea begins (Camões) and enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. See also Cascais one of the most visited villas in the country with its beautiful beaches and excellent cuisine.
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  • 8 hours
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$201.83
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Sintra all day!

Sintra all day!

All day in Sintra (Or Sintra and Cascais), with no rush to see and feel one of the most romantic destinations on earth, offering the chance to do the village, monuments, mountain, beach and Roca Cape. Love and great achievements forged this extraordinary destination for past 1000 years. Come and let us take you in a pleasant Journey without forgetting the most remote sites and the fantastic stories they hide and keep, as the real history and fantasized stories got it the important recognition as World Human Heritage by Unesco. ((Note: When selecting monuments for visitation chose between 1- Regaleira Palace or Sintra National Palace; 2- Capuchos Convent or Moorish Castle)) This tour is adaptable by you, but please, always consult with us if your plan is possible. We will advise the best for your memorable day in Sintra.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais with Lunch INCLUDED, leaving Lisbon.

Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais with Lunch INCLUDED, leaving Lisbon.

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Dawn with stories, castles and palaces and in the afternoon, cliffs, sun and beaches across the Atlantic Ocean, we begin this fantastic day with its collection and reception, wherever and whenever you want, with our welcoming presentation. Planning your preferences, following the trip to the wonderful Sintra mountains in a comfortable automatic climate controlled van, free wifi and audio guide in Portuguese / English. Passing through the picturesque village of Sintra, Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and Monserrate Palace, your choice, which you will visit until noon, Travel and visit the westernmost point of Europe, Cabo da Roca. In the surroundings, regional lunch, with starters, drink, choice dish, dessert and coffee, no waiting lines and fresh regional food. Travel to the rocky "Boca do Inferno" viewpoint to observe the fury of the ocean on the cliffs. Destination to Cascais for a quiet stroll through the bay and traditional historical village. A perfect day!
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  • 9 hours
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Individual 8-hour tour to Sintra and Cape Roca

Individual 8-hour tour to Sintra and Cape Roca

With us you will save your time and money. We have worked the route especially for you and are confident that you will be satisfied. Our experienced driver-guide will tell you about all the sights, culture and traditions of the country and answer all your questions. During the trip, you will not have any restrictions, you can safely enjoy your vacation. If you want to eat, our driver-guide knows wonderful places with traditional Portuguese cuisine, where you can eat tasty and inexpensive. Our tour is an individual, it means that everything is just for you. You are not tied to a group of tourists, you can stop at any convenient location along the way and take a photo, you are not limited in time during sightseeing.
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Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

Sintra & Cascais Private Tour

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One thing we´re sure of is that you will be astonished by these scenaries! You will have the oportunity to visit Sintra´s finest palaces, such as Quinta da Regaleira or the Pena Palace, taste the local traditional pastries, and many other hidden secrets of the Moon Hill. During this day we will embrace the wonderful nature, in places such as the Roca Cape or the Mouth of Hell, the most impressive sightseeing perspectives as well as all the centuries old history that characterizes this two beautiful towns in the Lisbon district.
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  • 8 hours
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Queluz, Mafra and Ericeira Day Tour

Queluz, Mafra and Ericeira Day Tour

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We will start the day by visiting the 18th century Queluz Palace, a reference of rococo and neoclassical architecture in Portugal. Built in 1747 by the future D. Pedro III, then we will visit the Moorish Castle, one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Serra de Sintra. The castle retains the charm of an ancient ruin, with a dense forest surrounding the ancient walls that offer privileged view of all its rural surroundings extending to the Atlantic Ocean, after lunch we will visit the Mafra Monastery and National Palace located in the heart of the village of Mafra is the only National Monument that integrates a Royal Palace, a Basilica and a Convent and we will end the day in the beautiful village of Ericeira with its oldest and typical center, allows the visitor to walk through narrow winding streets that date back to other times.
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  • 8 hours
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Halal Lisbon Private Tour With Muslim-friendly Lunch and Tickets

Halal Lisbon Private Tour With Muslim-friendly Lunch and Tickets

Lisbon is a Muslim-friendly city with roots in Islamic history. Portugal, once known as Al-Garb Al-Andalus (the west of Spain), was under Islamic rule for over 500 years!. In the morning start to visit Sintra, the Moon Hill with Pena Palace and the Castle of the Moors places full of magic and myster and a Word Heritage Site status. Built in the 8th and 9th centuries and extended after the Reconquest, it bears witness to the Islamic presence in the region. Visit Sintra old town and enjoy a delicious halal lunch with succulent kebabs and falafels and more. Visit the Central Mosque inaugurated on March 29, 1985 it is a temple of modern architecture and the main and most prominent mosque in Lisbon. After, visit the Aicha Siddika Mosque in Odivelas established in 1983. We’ve prepared a simple, yet unforgettable Halal tour for you. Your Private tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (9:00am) /drop-off (17:30pm) from your located accommodations, driver/guide, Lunch and Tickects.
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  • 8 hours
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Half Daytrip to Moorish Castle & Hell's Mouth, from Lisbon

Half Daytrip to Moorish Castle & Hell's Mouth, from Lisbon

Enjoy a walk through Sintra, visit the Moorish Castle, a military fortification that testifies to the Islamic presence in the region. From the top of its walls you can admire a unique and stunning landscape overlooking the village of Sintra extending to the Atlantic Ocean. On our return to Lisbon, we will pass through Boca do Inferno and we will end with a panoramic view of Estoril, famous for its Casino and the majestic gardens that frame it. We’re specialized in services and unique travels experiences in Portugal. Our experience is your garantee that we understand, meet and exceed your expectations. We invite you to experience the authenticity of a half day tour through Moorish Castle & Hell´s Mouth. Where you will know the best of Portugal!
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  • 5 hours
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Sintra & Roca Cape Private Tour

Sintra & Roca Cape Private Tour

Let's get a deeper look inside the history and spirituality of this romantic village! Embrace the incredible sightseeings in the natural park, including the most western point in continental europe, the Roca cape. From the Pena Palace to the Moorish castle, the Sintra National palace, Regaleira estate, Seteais palace or the Monserrate palace, you will have a day to remember.
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"Monte da Lua" SINTRA, Cabo da Roca, Boca do Inferno and Cascais, leaving Lisbon

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With a morning spent in the mountains of Sintra, surrounded by stories, dream palaces and exotic gardens and in the afternoon wonderful cliffs, viewpoints and beaches of the Atlantic coast, begins this fantastic day, with your collection at the hotel! Pass through the picturesque village of Sintra enjoying the Sintra National Palace and regional commerce, following to the Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira Monserrate Palace, and what you will visit until midday Time for a free, traditional lunch with our best suggestions for quality, price and tranquility. Destination to the most westerly point of Europe, Cabo da Roca, where you will find excellent landscapes and natural cliffs, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famous "Boca do Inferno" viewpoint to observe the fury of the waves on the rocky cliffs. Visit the charming village of Cascais for a stroll around the bay or traditional village full of shops, restaurants and flowers in the streets.
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Private Tour: Lisbon and Sintra

Private Tour: Lisbon and Sintra

Replete with history and culture, you will have the opportunity to visit Lisbon and all its charms full of tradition. Discover Alfama, the oldest part of the city, the Baixa area and discover the picturesque historic village of Sintra, Unesco's world heritage, the mountain dubbed divine and magical, its monuments and more, without any worries, with an interpreter guide who will accompany you throughout the visit, where you will also have the opportunity to hear not only the best stories but also to get to know the people of Lisbon.
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From Lisbon to Sintra (All palaces+visit Pena Palace and Regaleira)from2persons

From Lisbon to Sintra (All palaces+visit Pena Palace and Regaleira)from2persons

*Now we are only working with a convertible car for 4 people maximum* We are local and passionated tour guides that will drive you around Sintra. Sintra as a lot to visit and one day only is a very short visit. We recomend you to choose only 2 palaces to visit inside in one day. We recomend to visit Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. But of course you choose the ones you prefer. The ones you are going inside we will help you to by the tickets (you can skip the queues to buy tickets with us) and when you finish your visit we will be back there to pick you up and drive to the next stop. The ones you are not going iside we will stop at the view points with enought time for pictures and explanations. This is a tour only for you, and we will tell you the official history about all the palaces. We can pick you up anywhere in Lisbon. We will finish our tour in Lisbon.
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  • 6 hours
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SINTRA to PALMELA with Lunch, Wine and Landscapes, all INCLUDED, Lisbon Exit

SINTRA to PALMELA with Lunch, Wine and Landscapes, all INCLUDED, Lisbon Exit

In a caring, welcoming and very comfortable environment, let us get to know the "Monte da Lua", the wonderful mountain of Sintra, smell the intense nature and freshness of the morning microclimate surrounded by historical landscapes, dream palaces, castles and lush exotic gardens. . Visit to the Colares wine cooperative winery and shop and walk to Azenhas do Mar, a picturesque village located on a slope of the Atlantic Ocean. Stop for a traditional lunch in a small village near Cabo da Roca. Travel south, passing the 25 de Abril bridge, enjoying all the landscapes of the great Lisbon to the village of Azeitão, a noble region of wineries, sweets and regional cheeses. Visit to José Maria da Fonseca Winery, producer of the famous Moscatel de Setúbal, JP wine, Periquita and many other excellent wines. To finish and enjoy one of the specialties of the region, we will visit and try the farm of Bacalhôa. A perfect day, typical Portuguese!
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  • 9 hours
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Private Tour "Sintra - The unforgettable village"

This tour is dedicated almost exclusively to Sintra, as it is a village with so much to show to those who visit it. Sintra is like a book, the one we read and want to reread again, we liked it so much. A book whose pages reveal legends, romanticism, history, mystery, and just like a book that we read avidly because we want to know what follows in the story, this is our tour. Each step along the way, reveals wonderful places, even breathtaking, and each time you move forward, we become more curious to know where it will lead, what will be revealed next. Green is the dominant color, which leaves us fascinated and involves everything around us. Surrounded by greenery, the monuments and other buildings share the beauty of the place. We want to show you what is most beautiful in Sintra, involved in this dream atmosphere.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$197.24
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$197.24
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Private 1-day tour of Queluz Palace, Moorish Castle, Mafra ...

Private 1-day tour of Queluz Palace, Moorish Castle, Mafra ...

On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Queluz National Palace, an 18th century Palace reference of rococo and neoclassical architecture in Portugal, the Moorish Castles and the Mafra National Palace the only National Monument that includes a Royal Palace, a Basilica and a Convent, get to know the splendid Vila de Ericeira, one of the few parts of the world that has been declared a World Surfing Reserve, you will be dazzled by the José Franco Typical Village with its miniature museum that represents various daily activities of the early twentieth century. .
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  • 8 hours
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$201.83
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Sintra & Cascais - Beaches & Mountains & Culture - The best!

Sintra & Cascais - Beaches & Mountains & Culture - The best!

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This tour through the beautiful landscapes of Sintra & Cascais is unique because it is done in a VW Van, my beautiful and nostalgic Isabelinha! If the landscape is extraordinary, then taking a tour of these landscapes in my vintage van makes it all the more exciting! In addition, the entire tour will take place in a relaxing family environment! I promise you will keep this day forever!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$79.80
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$79.80
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Sintra Private Tour from Lisbon - All Monuments Inclusive

Sintra Private Tour from Lisbon - All Monuments Inclusive

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On this tour you will be in charge of your time and will be able to appreciate the magical places that you will discover. No rush, just enjoy this unique village and get involved on the mysterious environment. - Avoid queues to buy tickets, all tickets included - Away from buses and crowds - Guided visits inside the monuments and buildings - Enjoy at your own pace a private tour in a luxury car exclusively for you - Full assistance from a professional guide that will be always available to attend your needs and make the guide visits
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$208.53
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$208.53
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Professional Guide

Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Professional Guide

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This private tour from Lisbon takes you to Sintra, a nearby town known for its Romantic architecture and UNESCO World Heritage–listed cultural landscape. See sights like Pena Palace, the Castle of the Moors and Palace of Queluz, and visit Colares for a tasting of Portuguese wines. When you're in Sintra, enjoy in-depth commentary from a private guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$221.00
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$221.00
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Private tour - Romantic Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais - per person

Private tour - Romantic Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais - per person

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This is a must, the tour will go through the highlights of Sintra, old town, Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace and Monserrate Palace. Then will continue through the vineyard region of Colares to Cabo da Roca, Cascais coastal road, Guincho, Boca do Inferno and ending in Cascais. We will be provided historical and local information, so you can learn about the places we will visit. The tour will take around 7 hours and it includes stops for 2 monuments and several sightseeing, old town, Cabo da Roca, Boca do Inferno and Cascais. The tour is for private groups from 1 to 8 persons. Monument fees and lunch are not included. The pick-up and drop-off can be in Sintra or Cascais or Oeiras or Lisbon.
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  • 7 hours
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$126.14
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$126.14
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Full Day Sintra-Cabo da Roca-Cascais-Estoril

Full Day Sintra-Cabo da Roca-Cascais-Estoril

We have a team of well prepared drivers / tour guides who work daily to the utmost customer satisfaction creating a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and being 100% able to provide you with all the tourist information about your trip and other general curiosities. . Flexibility and personalization allow us to offer better service and guarantee exclusivity to each client.
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  • 8 hours
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$73.67
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$73.67
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From Lisbon To Sintra (All palaces sight seeing tour) 2-4 pax

From Lisbon To Sintra (All palaces sight seeing tour) 2-4 pax

*Now we are only working with a convertible car for 4 people* We are local and passionated tour guides that will drive you around Sintra. If you don't have much time to visit Sintra, this is the best sight seeing tour that you can find. We pick you up straight in Lisbon so you can save your time. When we finish the tour in Sintra we drive you back to Lisbon - but of course you can have a walk around in the historical center before you go. This a tour only for you and the best way to save time. 2-3 persons: we can drive you around with our convertible car or a jipe 4-6 persons: we will drive you around with our 4x4 (jipe) **In the winter time the wheather in Sintra changes a lot and we have foggy days that they can be responsible to cancel a sight seeing tour**
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  • 4 hours
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$335.01
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$335.01
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Full Daytrip to Moorist Castle, Ericeira & Mafra, from Lisbon

Full Daytrip to Moorist Castle, Ericeira & Mafra, from Lisbon

Discover the Moorish Castle, a military fortification testifying to the Islamic presence in the region. From the top of its walls you can admire a unique landscape, with the village of Sintra in the foreground and extending to the Atlantic Ocean. Meet Ericeria you will find countless flavors and generations of stories. See the iconic Mafra National Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’re specialized in services and unique travels experiences in Portugal. Our experience is your garantee that we understand, meet and exceed your expectations. We invite you to experience the authenticity of a full day tour through Moorist Castle, Ericeira & Mafra. Where you will know the best of Portugal!
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  • 8 hours
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$210.66
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$210.66
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