- Rossio Station
- Vila Palace
- Sintra historic city center
- Quinta da Regaleira
- Gardens of Quinta da Regaleira
- Four hours with a Phd or MA-level guide
- Train tickets from Lisbon to Sintra
Interested in a tour in Lisbon? Try our Lisbon Old Town Walking Tour or our Baixa Walking Tour of Lisbon including Bairro Alto & Chiado.
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A Lisbon native, Francisco has spent most of his life in the city. This didn’t stop him from living in 5 countries on 3 continents for a total of 13 years. After 1 year of Archaeology at the BSc level he switched to History, a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization on the History of Portugal which he completed in Lisbon with a year spent studying abroad in London. He completed his Master’s thesis, on recent Portuguese politics, in the summer of 2019. Francisco’s deep knowledge of Portuguese narrative history, bridged into more recent times with his postgraduate foray into the founding of the current regime (1974-6), allows him to seamlessly cut through the layers separating first-timers from an intimate contact with his native land, its culture, and character.
Rui Martins was born in Lisbon and grew up at Sant’Ana Hill, the heart of the city. Since an early age, strongly influenced by his grandfather, he showed a strong passion for the history and ethnography of his native country. His love for sharing Portugal with travelers led him to take a degree in tourism (tour guiding & tourism marketing), for which he deeply studied Portugal and the best way to promote it. Later, a post-graduate degree in adventure tourism gave him better tools to explore and share his country's secrets. Since then, he has been enthusiastically welcoming travelers from around the world.
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