According to Parques de Sintra-Monte da Lua (PSML), the public capital company states that the tours are aimed at “those who want to know in depth” about the parks and monuments it manages, such as the national palaces of Pena, Queluz and Sintra.

“Visitors will therefore be able to opt for a more complete visiting experience, which has the specialized support of a guide prepared to reveal all the details about the history, architecture, collections and experiences of the spaces”, explained the company.

Tickets for pre-defined times at each monument are now on sale on the PSML website, whereas previously guided tours of the heritage managed by the company “were only available by appointment via email or telephone”, which now allows “the entire planning process for visitors” to be streamlined.

In addition to the three palaces with fixed hours, the company indicated that “it is also possible to purchase guided tours, in Portuguese and English, for the park and Palace of Monserrate, the Chalet of the Condessa d'Edla, the Castle of the Moors, the Pavilion D . Maria I (wing of the National Palace of Queluz that was the residence of heads of state visiting Portugal) and the Convento dos Capuchos, the only place where the offer is only available on Saturdays”.

The guided tour adds, as a general rule, five euros to the price of entry to the monuments and, in the case of the Palácio Nacional da Pena, the amount “reflects the inclusion of special services, such as guide accompaniment from the main gate of Parque da Pena and 'fast track' access to the palace, an exclusive entrance without queues”, explained the company.

The citizens of Sintra were already able to visit these parks and monuments for free on Sundays, but, since January 2nd, the measure has been extended to all residents in the national territory and is also available on holidays.