Lisbon: Ericeira & Mafra Rural Beach & Wine Tour
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Your journey begins with a morning pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon, Cascais, Ericeira or Sintra. From there, enjoy a brief ride to Mafra, about 40 minutes from Lisbon, in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with free WiFi onboard. Mafra’s convent is a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important monuments of Portugal, unique for its two carillons with 92 bells, 1200 rooms, over 4,700 doors and windows and the oldest library in the country with about 36,000 volumes of books and transcripts. After Mafra venture to the quaint Portuguese one-of-a-kind village of José Franco. This man was a sculptor and a poet who decided to build a living museum to show the customs, labor activities and other aspects of Portuguese rural life back in his time in 1945. The result is a giant museum made into a village! Next, head to Ericeira, the first World Surfing Reserve in Eur...
Choose your own adventure with an expert guide and embark on an exciting day trip from Lisbon. Allow your guide to suggest the best locations and restaurants and design your journey to suit your wishes. Perhaps make a visit to Mafra Palace, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a magnificent library, or discover the stunning World Surfing Reserve of Ericeira on the western coast of Portugal. Embark on a train tour through an enchanting forest or visit the charming village of José Franco. Discover delicious Portuguese cuisine along the way and customize your experience with your guide as you go.
After being collected from your accommodation, your tour will begin with a Mafra Palace tour. The palace was built by D. João V in the first half of the 19th century as the result of a vote that the young king made if Queen D. Maria Ana of Austria gave him descendants. Mafra's greatest treasure is its library, with a collection of more than 40,000 books with gold-bound leather bindings, including a first edition of Luís de Camões's Os Lusíadas. Your tour will then progress towards the beautiful fishing village of Ericeira, which is very close to Sintra and Mafra. Its center, which is older and more typical, allows visitors to walk through narrow winding streets that reflect back to older times. Its connection to the sea is undeniable, even by the immense ocean that serves as a backdrop to the houses. The Ericeira Cliffs that meander along the shores of Ericeira Beach also give it a uniq...
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