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From Lisboa: Mafra, Ericeira & Queluz Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: LusoXperience Tours

From Lisboa: Mafra, Ericeira & Queluz Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: LusoXperience Tours

From US$ 83.07 per person

Xperience a full-day filled with history and beauty. Visit Queluz and Mafra National Palaces, the two most ostentatious of Portugal with a stop to discover Ericeira fishing village and lunch time.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
The tour guide will be at the lobby of your hotel or apartment at scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Mafra's National Palace the ostentatious palace-convent build as a promise
  • Enjoy magnific views with the cliffs and beaches at the village of Ericeira
  • End the day at Queluz National Palace also known as the Portuguese versalles
Full description
This tour will take you to Mafra, where a world heritage famous convent-palace takes place. The National Palace of Mafra, a complex consisting of a Royal Palace, a Basilica and a Convent, was completed in 1735, by the will of King D. João V by virtue of a promise he had made on behalf of the descendants he would obtain from the queen. It was the residence of the royal family for a few years, until the king's death, but never ceased to be one of the court's favorite places. Mafra's greatest treasure is the library. Here are kept books that are unique and rare examples of knowledge produced between the 15th and 19th centuries. After visiting the palace, head to the coast and arrive at Ericeira, a pretty fishing village. Its connection to the sea is undeniable, which you can enjoy exploring its narrow streets located in the Historic Center that take us back to other times. The cliffs along the shores of Ericeira beach also give it a unique beauty, as do the fishermen's boats that bring the best and freshest fish to land that can be tasted in many of the village's restaurants. Onwards, you will travel towards the interior, to discover Queluz National Palace, not infrequently called the Portuguese Versailles. It is an 18th century palace and was built as a summer retreat. Among the various rooms and other divisions of the palace such as the throne room, music room, ambassador's room, D. Quixote's room, among others, it is here where you will find the most interesting and important historical gardens in Portugal, present the most significant set of statues by the British sculptor John Cheere, outside English territory, which gives it great importance in the international art scene.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • All insurances in accordance with Portuguese law
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to access monuments or other places visited

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We had a WONDERFUL time on this trip with our tour guide, Goncalo. He is a lovely lovely young man, very friendly, responsive, considerate, and interactive. Most of all, he is very knowledgeable about Portugal’s royal history and eager to tell us throughout the entire trip. Ericeira is a small fishman town. The chasing waves of the ocean were very impressive. Mafra Palace and Queluz Palaces seem to be less known to tourists, but thanks to Goncalo, we have learned a lot of Portugal’s history when visiting these 2 Palaces. we really appreciate Goncalo’s proactive interaction with us. He contacted us to introduce himself and to confirm the pick up time/location so that we could have a peace of mind before our trips. We highly recommend this trip, especially with Goncalo as a tour guide.

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October 22, 2022

Product ID: 428443