Day trip

From Lisbon: Mafra, Ericeira & Queluz Day Tour

Activity provider: Go and See Tours

From Lisbon: Mafra, Ericeira & Queluz Day Tour

Activity provider: Go and See Tours

From US$ 79.14 per person

Experience a day tour filled with history and incredible beauty. Journey to grand palaces, inviting beaches, and mesmerizing cliffs on this full-day guided trip.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Mafra's National Palace, the very famous palace-convent
  • Enjoy magnific view with cliffs and beaches at the fisherman's village of Ericeira
  • End the day visiting the Queluz National Palace, also known as the Portuguese versalles palace
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. Considered one of the most beautiful in the world, this library was born in the reign of D. João V, the king who favored culture and knowledge. 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 (1709-1787), outside English territory, which gives it great importance in the international art scene.
Includes
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • All insurances are in accordance with Portuguese law
  • Touristic guidance in one of the following languages: Portuguese, English, French or Spanish
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to access monuments or other places visited
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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