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Thematic Night Walk in the Mountains

Sintra, Portugal

Experience hosted by Miguel

3.5 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We will meet in the beginning of the night at Sintra Historic Centre where we will begin this unique opportunity of - besides seeing a touristic place not crowded as usual - hearing about the true backgroud of misticism that involves Sintra, through the knowledge of the foremost researcher on Sintra's history.

After being introduced to the legends and myths related with the village, we will start to make our way crossing the mountain in the dark of the night.

Under the stars hanging above us, the nocturnal landscape will be broken by the main monuments in the distance (National Palace, Pena Palace, amongst others), as well as some peculiar sites that a regular guide wouldn't know, in particular how they were in the past and what they inclose, and how that impacted in the traditions and way of thinking of the local people - especially the ancient ones.

From the highest parts of the mountain, in the unusual silence, you will hear some of the strange accounts that history left us in the memories and manuscripts from other centuries.

The walk (about 6 kilometers in around 4 hours in regular terrain) has the singularity of being titled as Apparitions and Stories From the Mountains.
Other things to note
If you're able to spend a whole afternoon walking in a touristic place, you won't feel any difficulties on this walk. There will also be some stops where you can rest while listening to my words.
We will meet in the beginning of the night at Sintra Historic Centre where we will begin this unique opportunity of - besides seeing a touristic place not crowded as usual - hearing about the true backgroud of misticism that involves Sintra, through the knowledge of the foremost researcher on Sintra's history.

After being introduced to the legends and myths related with the village, we will start to make our way crossing the mountain…

Meet your host, Miguel

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 8 Reviews
My name is Miguel Boim, also known as "O Caminheiro de Sintra (The Sintra Wanderer)", and I am responsible for the notorious Sintra Mountains thematic night walks. I'm glad to be recognized as the foremost local researcher on Sintra's History. I'm also an author, known in Portugal as one of the most enthralling storytellers on the nation's History. As of 2018, I've told Sintra's stories to over 12.000 people. "Sintra Lendária (Legendary Sintra)" is my literary flagship, already in its 2nd edition.
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Where you'll be

As we will begin - and end - in Sintra's Historical Centre, you will be able to see Sintra's National Palace (from the outside). We will then walk in the mountains at night (something that is only allowed by having the right licenses) and from there you will going to be able to see (all of the following from the outside) Pena Palace, Sintra's Castle, National Palace. It is possible that you may hear some traces of the still existing fauna.
Tim
August 2019
We were on that tour with Miguel as a small group and it was a very special event for everyone. Miguel is deeply dedicated to Sintra, its history and all the little details that make that tour a real experience. He is an incredible storyteller and when the night slowly falls, one can nearly feel the ancient guards and monks in the forests around the city. I strongly recommend that trip. Thank you Miguel for such a fantastic walk!
We were on that tour with Miguel as a small group and it was a very special event for everyone. Miguel is deeply dedicated to Sintra, its history and all the little details that m…
Carla
March 2019
Adorei o tema e o percurso da caminhada e o Miguel é o verdadeiro contador de histórias, sendo bastante cativante ouvi-lo falar com entusiasmo, paixão e conhecimento sobre a História e as Lendas de Sintra. Para quem quer experimentar uma noite mágica, mística e especial, recomendo estas caminhadas.
Adorei o tema e o percurso da caminhada e o Miguel é o verdadeiro contador de histórias, sendo bastante cativante ouvi-lo falar com entusiasmo, paixão e conhecimento sobre a Histór…
Sofia
March 2019
O que torna esta experiência única é que embora possamos caminhar por Sintra à noite, é muito melhor fazê-lo com alguém conhecedor, e que respira toda esta história, num cenário único, numa envolvência que nos consegue transportar para dentro da narrativa.
O que torna esta experiência única é que embora possamos caminhar por Sintra à noite, é muito melhor fazê-lo com alguém conhecedor, e que respira toda esta história, num cenário ún…
Carolina
March 2019
If you want to experience Sintra in a really unique and magical way, you should definitely try this walk. Miguel has extensive knowledge on the history and legends of Sintra and his storytelling will transport you to the mythical Sintra of the past. He is also incredibly friendly and will make you feel very welcome in this beautiful mountain. It really is something different to see the place at night, without all the noise and movement of daylight, which makes for a very atmospheric experience. Thank you Miguel, I look forward to walking with you again!
If you want to experience Sintra in a really unique and magical way, you should definitely try this walk. Miguel has extensive knowledge on the history and legends of Sintra and hi…
Joao Miguel
March 2019
Miguel is a person full of knowledge and passion about what he does. For all those who really have a genuine interest in getting to know Sintra, he is the right person to do so. Details and stories that go unnoticed to the majority of the people, are transmitted passionately and intensely. I would strongly recommend Miguel to guide you through the mystical secrets of Sintra.
Miguel is a person full of knowledge and passion about what he does. For all those who really have a genuine interest in getting to know Sintra, he is the right person to do so. De…
Helena
March 2019
Nada como experimentar caminhadas com o Caminheiro de Sintra! A envolvente História de Sintra e os seus contos lendários com a experiência e paixão que o Miguel Boim demonstra, são de repetir nos vários eventos que faz.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable footwear (the same you would use to stroll around in a touristic place for a whole afternoon).

Clothes that can be suitable for cold weather but that you can easily remove them if you feel hot.