A wonderful privately guided tour by a professional historian. You will visit historical places of Hans Christian Andersen in the period of living in Portugal and a mystic Moorish Castle in Sintra. A professional historian will tell you a lot of interesting details to make this tour unforgettable.
In 1866 Hans Christian Andersen traveled to Portugal. After a few months in Lisbon and Setúbal, he reaches Sintra. Sintra was at that time a very charismatic place, full of small details related to religion and nature. Some of those details and places were where Andersen walked and have noted down his impressions.
The peasants and the high society believed something strange around the Moorish Castle. And you will know it. Not only that but also the reason for Andersen to have jumped like a little faun full of joy.
All of this and much more will be transmitted to you by a Historian who studied the memories of Andersen in Sintra, as well as Sintra in the 19th century.
You will start your walking tour in Sintra's Historic Centre and from there you will pass through a number of places - in the Village and around it - where Hans Christian Andersen also walked, as well as significant spots, untraceable nowadays due to the man-made development that followed Andersen's time in Sintra.
The walking tour will have a duration of around 3h30 (regular terrain) and the effort implied is equivalent to spending a whole afternoon strolling around touristic areas, with its ups and downs.