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Private Sintra Walking Tour: The Hans Christian Andersen Memories

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time-raw3.5 hours
Starting point
Historic Centre

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.

What to expect?


  • 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.

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Age limit 7 years (long walks are involved)
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for a small group experience
  • Good for corporate vacation

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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