City tour in wonderland - Sintra Sightseeing in Hop-on/ Hop-off Bus

Explore Sintra in the Hop-on/Hop-off sightseeing bus and don't miss any sights of this fairytale city near Lisbon. On 2 routes the bus connects 16 stops and highlights of Sintra. You can get on and off wherever you like and listen to the audio guide (available in 12 languages) on the way.

  • Tour / activity duration: depending on selection
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
100 out of 100 based on 2 Reviews
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  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Sintra Sightseeing with the City Bus

With its centuries-old, colourful palaces, residences and parks, Sintra seems to have sprung from a fairy tale. The jewel in the Sierra of the same name is one of Portugal's most popular day trips. Stroll through the resort on a route of your choice and comfortably reach the most important sights of Sintra on the City Sightseeing Bus.

Price overview

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Sightseeing 24h - Ticket Sintra - per adult (13+)20.-€
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Sightseeing 24h - Ticket Sintra - per child (4-12 y.)10.-€
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Sightseeing 24h - Ticket Sintra - per child (0-3 y.)0.-€
Sintra at a glance

Booking option: Hop-on/Hop-off City Sightseeing Sintra

On 2 routes you reach with the City Sightseeing bus all sights of Sintra, the palaces, parks, the coast. You can get on and off the bus at 16 stops and thus create your own personal itinerary. The onboard audio guide is available in 12 languages and contains a wealth of information about Sintra's culture and history. W-Lan is also available on the bus.

The red route starts and ends at Sintra's central railway station. From there, you can reach sights such as the National Palace, Monserrate Park, Praia Grande (large beach) or the ruins of Moors Castle castle at 60-minute intervals. The complete round lasts 90 minutes. The blue route is slightly shorter (70 minutes) and leads from the train station to the National Palace, Moors Castle, Pena Castle and S. Pedro Church in the historic centre of Sintra.


  • Duration: upon your choice
  • Red Line operating hours: 10:00am to 06:00pm (July to September) / 10:00am to 05:00pm (October to June)
  • Days: daily
  • Blue Line operating hours: 9:45 am to 6:00 pm (July to September) / 9:45 am to 5:00 pm (October to June)
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting point: Sintra


  • Audio guide, air-conditioned bus
Important information

Please bring along:

Sunglasses, sun blocker, snacks, backpack, camera, Water

Detailed description

Sightseeing in Fairyland - Sintra City Tour in Hop-on-/Hop-off-Bus

Take a Sintra sightseeing tour of the fairytale palaces and parks of the small town west of Lisbon. Embedded in the Sierra Sintra and with many beautiful sights on smallest space the holiday resort belongs to the most popular destinations in Portugal. The Sintra Sightseeing in the Hop-on/Hop-off Bus is comfortable and flexible. You can discover the picturesque city on 2 routes and get on and off at 16 different stops. Take your time to admire the venerable National Palace and its impressive Gothic architecture. Once you have marvelled at the extravagant Peno Palace, designed by King Ferdinand, you will find peace and relaxation in the magical forests of Portão dos Lagos (stop 3). Or take the Red Line directly to the westernmost point of mainland Europe - Cabo da Roca - and hike on the headland by the sea.

If Sintra Sightseeing reminds you of a fairy tale, you are not alone. The colours and architecture of Romanticism make this place an enchanted gem. The elite of Portugal has let off steam here. Many extravagant houses have been built and still speak today for aesthetics and love of art. Sintra alone gathers 10 national monuments of Portugal, in addition to paradisiacal villas and gardens, the ruins of castles and palaces. The often playful design is framed by the landscape of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park: hills, forests, cliffs.

A Sintra day trip from Lisbon or any other holiday resort is almost too short to see all that is enchanting. Especially in summer Sintra is the destination of many visitors. A Sintra sightseeing tour needs to be well planned. In the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, you can first take your time to take a tour of the city and decide where you would like to stop according to the time of day and your mood. If you love wine, the Colares wine cellar would be a good address, if you want to go to the Atlantic Ocean, then to the big beach (Praia Grande) and if you are especially interested in culture and history, get off at the Palácio da Quinta da Regaleira (world culture). Both the red and blue lines end in the historic centre of Sintra, where you can continue your tour of the small cobbled streets.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Sintra Sightseeing with the City Bus

H K. wrote on Sep 28, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

A city from a fairy tale

Since the distances are relatively long, the bus is absolutely worth it

Eine Stadt aus dem Märchen

Da die Entfernungen relativ groß sind, lohnt sich der Bus absolut
Waltraud wrote on Sep 14, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Mini Disneyland

Sintra is like a little Disneyland with its colorful castles and historic buildings. Highly recommended!

Mini Disneyland

Sintra ist mit seinen bunten Schlössern und historischen Gebäuden wie ein kleines Disneyland. Sehr empfehlenswert!

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