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Palaces & Pathways of Sintra

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra Overview

Discover the remarkable palaces, castles and architectural treasures of Sintra, the luxuriant 'garden of Lisbon', from some exceptional hotels.

  • self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
  • gentle to moderate routes, glorious coastal views
  • unique cultural and historical sights, with time to visit
  • high-quality hotels of character

Not far from Lisbon, the hills and coastline of historic Sintra are a remarkable national treasure. Rising from rugged cliffs, a succession of hilltops are capped by luxuriant vegetation, and it is amid this bucolic landscape that the old Portuguese aristocracy built their ornate summer palaces and enriched the area’s natural beauty with exuberant gardens.


Our delightful route meanders along the spectacular coast, passing wide bays of golden sand and rugged headlands once thought to be the ends of the Earth. Sweeping inland through rolling wooded hills and unassuming vineyards, you arrive amid the grandeur of Sintra and its amazing architectural heritage. Staying in exceptional hotels, this holiday is as much about delving into the region’s rich past, culture and cuisine, as it is about exploring its gentle landscapes.
Inntravel website: walking holiday, Portugal

Reviews of this holiday

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by MLM, 17 Jun 2019
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Everything was perfectly organised, luggage moved while we walked from one really nice hotel to the next read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Ros, 27 May 2019
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A mixture of walking and way finding in varied countryside; meeting like-minded people on the same or similar walk at overnight ... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Happy wanderers , 26 May 2019
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All hotels booked by Inntravel. 2 nights in Lisbon with walking tour notes followed by hotel to hotel self guided walking ... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by DSWA Weymouth, 25 May 2019
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Self-guided walking - great variety of coastal routes and inland to some wonderful sights - the palaces around Sintra. Walked ... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Polly, 31 Oct 2018
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A guided walk with excellent notes, superb luggage transfers and lifts to starting, points. Accommodation was splendid and ... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by John and Helen, 9 Apr 2018
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Carefully selected accommodation and walking routes with exceptional welcome and service from staff at all accommodation used... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Mr J C 17, 16 Jun 2017
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After a two night stay in Lisbon we walked from Cascais to Sintra. The opportunities to explore the countryside and visit ... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Pete of Hampshire, 15 Apr 2016
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A great balance between walking along the flower-covered coast and among hills with great views, visiting fascinating castles ... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Zapata09, 24 Jun 2015
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Great choice of routes in Sintra with nice hotels. We enjoyed the scenery, the cultural aspects and the people. Well explained, ... read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Urizen, 18 May 2015
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This was a six-day walking holiday between four excellent hotels west of Lisbon. All breakfasts were provided, plus some ... read more

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Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by MLM, 17 Jun 2019
Traveller rating:

Everything was perfectly organised, luggage moved while we walked from one really nice hotel to the next read more

Palaces & Pathways of Sintra by Ros, 27 May 2019
Traveller rating:

A mixture of walking and way finding in varied countryside; meeting like-minded people on the same or similar walk at overnight ... read more