Have you ever felt like you were in the "glorious Eden"? That is how the British poet and traveler Lord Byron described Sintra, a small town just outside of the capital of Portugal, where for centuries our kings went to spend their summers at. It's microclimate provides it with and exuberant vegetation and the ideal weather when compared to the hot Lisbon summers, and nobility and bourgeoisie followed step and built their own holiday residences here. On this tour we will explore the center of the town of Sintra, at the base of the mountain with the same name, and we will understand the importance of Sintra during its Moorish occupation , through the Middle Ages and the 19th century romanticism period. Join me on this journey through time!
Born and raised in Lisbon, I have very fond memories of my childhood and adult life here. I became a national licensed guide at the age of 22, after a degree in Tourist Guiding. I have had the chance to meet wonderful people from all over the world, and I was lucky to be able to travel abroad several times. I also worked as a tour manager mostly in Europe, and decided to settle down in my home city in 2017, becoming a full time local guide in Lisbon and surroundings, so I could learn even more about it and share it with you! I consider myself a storyteller that likes to weave the connections between history, people, heritage, nature and food. I am looking forward to welcoming here, whether virtually or in person! If you are coming to Lisbon soon, contact me for information on my private walking and minivan tours. Cheers!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Sintra with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Sintra. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
11 April 2021
07 April 2021
such a lovely tour thanks
07 April 2021
A lovely tour with Inês. Very informative and enjoyed very much, thank you
07 April 2021
Such a great guide. One of the best, great personality, enthusiasm and energy with such a fund of knowledge. Sintra
06 April 2021
Sintra looks to be a beautiful place.