Pena Palace Guided Tours

10 Best Pena Palace Tours

Pena Palace, known as the Park and National Palace of Pena or Parques de Sintra is a castle that stands on a hill in the Sintra Mountains. The Palace was said to be built as a chapel that was dedicated to Our Lady of Pena in the middle ages before it was transformed into a monastery by the order of King Manuel I in the 16th century. Pena Palace has seen several other transformations in history, which makes it one of the most historical attractions in the country. Pena Palace Sintra Skip the line tours & tickets will expose visitors to the major expressions of 19th century Romanticism in the world and several other magnificent sights. The landmark registers almost 2 million yearly visitors, and with several ticket options, visitors can explore the Palace based on their preferences.

Guided tours in Pena Palace Sintra are available to provide visitors with unique touring experiences that include a guide that will expose visitors to the Palace's history and hidden facts. With Private tour tickets to Pena Palace Sintra, visitors can explore the majestic grounds on their own and also enjoy other amazing privileges with skip the line tickets, discount tickets and more offers. Customers can also buy online tickets for more great deals at affordable prices compared to other tour teams when they use Tripindicator.

With the best combination of tour deals and ticket prices from Tripindicator's expert team, visitors will enjoy amazing touring experiences in Pena Palace. Below are the Standard ticket prices to Pena Palace Sintra.

Pena Palace and Park Tickets Prices

Adults Ticket (18 – 64 years): €14
Youths Ticket (6 – 17 years): €12.50
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 youths): €49
Seniors ticket (over 65 years): €12.50

Pena Park Tickets Prices

Adults Ticket (18 – 64 years): €7.50
Youths Ticket (6 – 17 years) : €6.50
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 youths): €26
Seniors ticket (over 65 years): €6.50

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Guided Tour to Sintra Pena Regaleira Roca Boca do Inferno and Cascais

1. Guided Tour to Sintra Pena Regaleira Roca Boca do Inferno and Cascais

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  • A full 8 - hour day trip into the bucolic parks, unique palaces, unique mansions that fill Cascais, Estoril and Sintra landmarks.
  • This is a great tour that takes you to the westernmost point of Europe where a town called Cape Roca is located.
  • Learn the history and culture of these specific attractive
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Sintra Tour with Pena Palace & Regaleira - All Tickets Included

2. Sintra Tour with Pena Palace & Regaleira - All Tickets Included

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  • This sightseeing extravaganza takes you far away from the busy streets of the Portuguese Capital to visit historic villages and locations of breath-taking natural beauty.
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Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Ticket

3. Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • This is an opportunity to visit the fairy-tail castle commissioned by King Ferdinand the II.
  • An independent tour and time saving ticket.
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Pena Palace and Regaleira Private Tour Tickets Included

4. Pena Palace and Regaleira Private Tour Tickets Included

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  • Great itinerary from Lisbon city into the luxurious green of Sintra. Enjoy the knowledge of your guide inside both the Pena Palace & Park and the Quinta da Regaleira - tickets...
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Sintra and Cascais Private Tour Pena Palace Ticket included

5. Sintra and Cascais Private Tour Pena Palace Ticket included

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  • Journey from the city to the coast to the mountains on this full-day private tour from Lisbon and sample the highlights of Portugal’s capital region. Kick off your adventure soaking up the dreamy landscapes of mountaintop Sintra and visit the fairy-tale Pena Palace. After exploring Sintra’s UNESCO-listed historic center, head to the coast to...
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Sintra, Cascais and Pena Palace Tour from Lisbon

6. Sintra, Cascais and Pena Palace Tour from Lisbon

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • This tour is perfect for those who want to get acquainted with the city and its successive changes, with the legacy of different civilizations from the Romans to the Arabs, and the innovative urban layout after the great earthquake of 1755.

    Lisbon is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular cities in Europe, where the perfume of...
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Excellent small-group tour to Sintra and Pena Palace from Lisbon

7. Excellent small-group tour to Sintra and Pena Palace from Lisbon

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  • Embark on an air-conditioned minivan for Sintra, the first stop is in the Pena National Palace where you will visit the palace and explore the Pena Park. You will have time to photograph this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Take a walk around the historic center and have lunch (not included in the visit). You can visit Quinta da Regaleira and...
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Pena Palace and Sintra with wine tasting in the cellar. private tour

8. Pena Palace and Sintra with wine tasting in the cellar. private tour

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  • We will make a pleasant and complete private tour where only your group will participate, we seek to provide a comprehensive guided tour of the Palácio da Pena Vila de Sintra as well as demonstrating what they offer in terms of culture, history, monuments and typical pastry.
    This tour includes entrance fees to the Jardim and Palácio da Pena,...
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Private tour to Sintra, Pena Palace and Moorish Castle, full day

9. Private tour to Sintra, Pena Palace and Moorish Castle, full day

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  • Tickets included for Pena Palace and Moorish Castle, skip queues to get your tickets. Private car that leaves you at the door of the monuments. Also visit the historic part of the village of Sintra with free time to discover this romantic village

    Visit to the westernmost point of the European continent, Cabo Da Roca, and then a magnificent...
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Half day Pena Palace Sintra and Cabo da Roca

10. Half day Pena Palace Sintra and Cabo da Roca

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  • Hi! Come with us to discover this piece of paradise on this 4-hour tour where you can visit Pena Palace (tickets included)

    The meeting point is next to the Bessa Hotel on Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon 10 minutes before the tour time.

    We will also visit the historic center of Sintra where you will have free time to get to know this...
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Your guide to Pena Palace Sintra and Park

A quaint town picturesquely perched on the mountains near Lisbon, Sintra is one of the seven wonders of Portugal and quite naturally a tourist magnet. So beautiful is this former royal summer residence town that Lord Byron has waxed eloquence about it's blessed beauty in his famous poem - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. In this UNESCO Heritage town stands the famous Palacio Nacional da Pena, commonly known as the Pena Palace Sintra.

The Palacio Nacional da Pena, a 19th century castle is is one of the finest tourist attractions of Portugal and flaunts a hedonistic mix of vividly painted terraces, decorative battlements and mythological statues, all of which stand at stark contrast to the lush greens Parques de Sintra that encircles the Pena Palace.

Pena Palace Sintra & Park

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Pena Palace Opening Hours

High season ( summer) - 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM | Low season ( winter) : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Best Time to Visit the Pena Palace Sintra

Summers see the maximum crowd in Portugal, hence expect massive tourist hordes in the Pena Palace Sintra. Weekends are busy throughout the year, so schedule your visit for a weekday to enjoy a visit with less shoulder-rubbing.

The best time of the day would ideally be around the opening time, 9:30 or so. This is because tourist groups start arriving around 11 AM after which it is complete mayhem. There is dip in crowds around 5:00 PM as most people leave around this time to explore the rest of Sintra. A smart move would be exploring Sintra for the first half of the day and spending the last leg of your day in Pena Palace. That way, you can roam around the gardens without the sun right above your head and even watch the sunset from up the hills.

Best Views of Pena Palace Sintra

To get your instagram worthy view of the Pena Palace and its breathtaking surrounding,s climb up to the e Cruz Alta (High Cross) and let you heart skip a beat! Located at the highest point of the Sintra Hills at 529 meters, you can get to the cross after an easy ascent in the forest. A well-marked path will lead your way to the most scenic panorama in Sintra, from where you can see as far as Lisbon on clear days. Don't miss this one during your Pena Palace Sintra visit.

Getting to Pena Palace Sintra

Going from Lisbon to Sintra

By Train (40 minutes)

From Estacao do Rossio, Estacao de Entrecampo or Estacao do Oriente you can take a train to Sintra Station. Buying round trip tickets for the train works out cheaper. From the station, you can hop onto Scotturb Bus 434 which will take you the Pena Palace.,

By car (20 min):

Take the IC19 from Lisbon. When you arrive Sintra's historic centre, you'll see a signboard showing the way to Pena (3.5 km). The GPS coordinates are: 38º 47' 16.45” N 9º 23' 15.35” W.

Going from Sintra Historic Center to Park & National Palace of Pena

The Park & National Palace of Pena has two entrances, the main gate to the palace and a second gate to the park. You can reach these entrances by either walking uphill, taking a carriage horse, a bus or by driving up yourself.

Walking Uphill :

The walk from the footpath of Casa do Valle should take you about 45 minutes and the route takes you to the Park gates. From here you can grab a combo ticket for both, or simply redeem your online ticket. You can roam around the park and then a 15 minute walk lands you in front of the Palace gates.

Taking a Horse Carriage:

While the horse and carriage way is the most romantic mode of transport, we do not support animal cruelty in any form and would not recommend this unless you have mobility issues. Better still, for those with mobility issues, hiring a taxi or taking the bus is still a better option. The Horse carriage also happens to be the most expensive mode of transport.

Hopping on the Bus :

Bus number 434 will take you up the hills of Serra de Sintra for 5 Euros ( round trip) , but be warned it is for those with a strong stomach and great nerves. If you get motion sickness, you should skip the winding bus ride. Also, in the summers, even if there are 3 buses an hour, you may have to wait a long while for the bus. You can catch this bus from the Sintra train station or from the foothills.

Driving your Car uphill :

If you choose to drive up in your own car, there are free parking places both before and after both the gates. Follow the buses uphill and you'll reach the parking spot. The roads are winding and steep, so make sure you have a skilled driver taking you uphill

Pena Palace Sintra History Under a Minute

The Pena Palace we see today is an adaptation of a 16th-century monastery and partly an imitation of a medieval fortress, that was built for Queen Maria II by her young German consort, Ferdinand II. King Ferdinand II was completely blown by the stunning views from the Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria he wished to build a similar flamboyant complex in Sintra. His only design input was that the palace should reflect an opera with a magical feather palace aura, and so it was!

To further enhance the beauty of the Palace, Ferdinand II commissioned the Parque da Pena, a series of gardens and walking paths that incorporated more than 2,000 species of flora, hidden pathways, ornate features and stunning view points.

Why you must Visit the Pena Palace Sintra?

  • Sintra is a just 30 minutes away by train from Lisbon and costs less than £2 to get to! When a treasure lies so close to Lisbon and takes nothing to reach there, why not?
  • Not only is the Palace a star attraction here, but all of Sintra is brimming with UNESCO World Heritage sites (in fact, Sintra as a whole is a UNESCO World Heritage site). So, strap on your best shoes and spend a whole day exploring all of Sintra.
  • To visit The Palace and Parks, you have a combo ticket which costs less than individual tickets. Enjoy the luxury of exploring both on a shoestring budget!
  • There are so many fascinating stories about the Pena Palace Sintra, it's hard to believe so much took place in one Palace. Make sure to take an audio guided or expert guided tour to know all about the Palace during your visit.
  • After visiting the Pena Palace Sintra, you can visit the Moorish Palace which is a short walk from the exit gates. This way, you cover 2 fabulous Portuguese Palaces on one trip! Moreover, the Moorish Palaces flaunts the best view of the Sintra town. Pop your head out of the Castle Walls at the Moorish Palace and get uninterrupted views of the town, Pena Palace and the other palaces and parks in Sintra.
  • Visiting Parques de sintra

    Parques de sintra, also known as the Pena Park Sintra is what the phrase right out of fairytale truly means. With magical forests, hidden lakes fluttering with white swans, black swans, muddy winding paths, gorgeous waterfalls, archway bridges, rare species of flowers, trees and more ; Parques de Sintra seems an Enid Blyton book setting. There's lots to walk and explore, so make sure you keep an hour and a half of your schedule to aimlessly wander through this magical park.

    The most interesting part of the Parques de Sintra is the Queen's Fern Garden (Feteira da Rainha). It is a collection of trees brought in from different parts of the world - Magnolias, Japanese Cryptomeria, Chinese Ginko, American Sequoia, Cypress, Red Cedar and many others. Walking around this part of the garden is simply surreal!

    Tips For Your Pena Palace Sintra Visit

    • If you are interested in visiting the Moorish Castle after your Pena Palace visit, buy a combined ticket to save money. Even if you cannot see them both on the same day, the ticket is valid for a month.
    • There is a coffee shop and a restaurant at the Palace. Hydrate and fuel yourself as you please.
    • While photography is not allowed inside the Palace, you can go all out from outside and in the Pena Palace Park.
    • The best way to walk uphill is via the Villa Sassetti path. You can get a free map from any of the tourist centers in the town and navigate yourself up. This is the most picturesque route, with least crowds.