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Half-Day Private Tour - Mafra and Sintra Heritage

Product ID: 81735
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Explore the uniqueness of Mafra, with it's majestic Palace, and the surrounding Tapada, a lush park used as hunting grounds for the royal family. Discover some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes or pay a short visit to Sintra on the way back.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
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Your hotel or accommodation in Lisbon (cruise terminal or airport also available).

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most emblematic display of Baroque architecture in Portugal
  • See the magnificent Basilica with it's unique 6 pipe organ ensemble
  • Get a different view of the Sintra area
  • Discover some of the area's beaches and soak up extraordinary views from the dramatic cliffs
Full description
Your private half-day tour will begin with a pick up from your Lisbon hotel or cruise port. The objective of the day will be to show you Mafra, with it's 18th century national palace and it's surrounding park, also classified as a national monument. As this is a private tour, you will have the freedom to rearrange your tour how you see fit. Below is the standard itinerary:

After your pick up at 8:30, we will proceed directly to Mafra, where we will arrive after a 45-minute drive. Our first stop will be at the center of Mafra, where we can visit the Palace and Basilica (approximately 1.5-h for the whole visit). After that, depending on the season and the available program, the tour proceeds to Tapada, a park on the back of the palace that served as hunting grounds for the King and Royal family, where you can freely visit and see all the animals that live there in the wild or you can see a show of Falconry, an art developed by the Portuguese which is considered Immaterial World Heritage by the Unesco.

After the visit to the tapada, we will return to Lisbon passing by Sintra for an overview of the Palaces and main monuments of the village, and if time allows it some breathtaking landscapes on the coast nearby. Optionally you can book an additional 2-hours for a tasty seafood lunch at one of the nearby beach restaurants, allowing also more time to return to Lisbon by the coastline, a route always preferred due to it's scenic beauty, of which is considered to be our little Côte d'Azur.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel or accommodation
  • Private minivan or sedan according to your choice
  • Guided tour
  • WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • Parking, fuel and toll costs
  • Insurance as required by law
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc)
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees unless stated in the inclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Child (3 years old or above) seats are available on request (free of Charge) if advised at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Start and finish times may be adjusted to your preference or to your cruise schedule
• If you come on a cruise, at time of booking, please inform of the ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements
• Please note that all prices are per trip and not per person, meaning that the price you see is what you pay for the whole group.
• Depending on the size of the group the tours are made in a high-end sedan/estate (Mercedes E or equivalent) or a high-end van (Mercedes V or equivalent)

From US$ 287.13 Per group up to 3

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Product ID: 81735