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Óbidos, Nazaré & Alcobaça: Private Trip by Car

1. Óbidos, Nazaré & Alcobaça: Private Trip by Car

Enjoy a ride through the romantic village of Obidos, the first stop on this 8-hour excursion. Its medieval structures within the castle walls are a definite highlight of the trip. Stop for a taste of ginjinha, which is a traditional liqueur of this region. Afterwards, head to Nazaré, a small fishing village that is now known for its beaches and giant waves. International surfers compete here in one of the world’s largest competitions. In Alcobaça visit the monastery that dates to 1178. It was the first completely Gothic structure ever built in Portugal, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the tombs of royalty, and hear about one of Portugal’s most endearing love stories.

Lisbon: Nazaré Waves and Village Private Half-Day Tour

2. Lisbon: Nazaré Waves and Village Private Half-Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of legendary surfers, such as Garrett McNamara, on a half-day private tour dedicated to the big waves of Nazaré.  Following a pick-up from your hotel at 8:30 AM or 1:30 AM (note that these times can be adjusted due to the tides schedule, to provide you with the best experience), proceed directly to Nazaré in an air-conditioned vehicle. Although the main purpose of this tour is to see and experience the big wave surfer's paradise in Nazaré, this is a private tour so the program can always be changed or adapted to best suit your preferences. Admire the views during the 1.25 hour drive to Nazaré. After a quick tour of the traditional fishing village, go to the wave watching site where the wonderful waves can be enjoyed for as long as you wish. Take a break from watching the surfers, and go to Forte S. Miguel Arcanjo, the closest you can get to the sea without having to suit up and swim. Depending on your time and availability, you may still choose to have a meal in Nazaré, home of some of the world's best fish and seafood. Finally, relax and enjoy the ride back to your hotel in Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça and Óbidos Tour

3. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça and Óbidos Tour

After pick-up from your Lisbon hotel, head to Fátima. Visit the Basilica, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Chapel of Apparitions and the sanctuary of Our Lady Fátima, which is one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. After Fátima, head to rural Batalha to visit the monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered the best example of Gothic architecture in Portugal. Next, experience the hospitality of Alcobaça. Visit the tombs of the Alcobaça Monastery, one of the most visited and best-preserved monuments in the country. After lunch, go to the romantic and picturesque town of Óbidos before ending the tour at sunset and heading back to your hotel in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça

4. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça

After a pickup from your hotel, start the day with a visit to the Castle and the Convent of Christ in Tomar. Gaze in awe at the various styles of architecture including Romanic, Gothic, Manueline, and Renaissance. Learn about the history and legends of the Templar Order and the Christ Order. You will understand the role that the orders played in the creation of the Kingdom of Portugal and in the maritime discoveries. Discover the symbols inscribed in some stones allowing you to get involved in the mysticism of the secret orders. Next, visit the monastery of Holy Mary of Victory. This monastery, usually called Batalha, is not only the largest Portuguese gothic monument but also the birthplace of the Manueline style of architecture and the place where the first Portuguese stained glasses were made. Learn more about the architecture, history, and legends of the ones that started the maritime discoveries, like Henry the navigator, who is buried there. Your last stop will be at the Royal Abbey of Alcobaça where the largest Portuguese gothic church is. In this monument, you can admire the gothic architecture of the twelfth century and discuss the influence of the Order of Cister in the creation of the kingdom of Portugal. Listen to the tragic love story of King Pedro I, the cruel one, and his beloved Inês de Castro, who was murdered by his father's order. In your free time, you'll have the opportunity to savor lunch or a snack, buy souvenirs, and take photos at your own pace.

Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

5. Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

Discover the Centro region of Portugal with a full-day private tour of Fatima, Alcobaça, the Batalha Monastery, and Óbidos. This region has a vast and diversified cultural and historical legacy that will fascinate you. Come and discover national values and emotions and have an unforgettable experience. Kick off with a visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima which welcomes pilgrims and tourists from all over the world due to its stature as one of the most revered catholic sites in the world. The tour continues to the Dominican Monastery of Batalha, ordered by King D. João I in 1386 in thankfulness to the Virgin Mary for the victory in the battlefield of Aljubarrota. See the Monastery of Alcobaça, which began being built in 1178 by the monks of Cister and is the first completely Gothic building ever to be built in Portugal. Both the Batalha and the Alcobaça monasteries are presently UNESCO’s world cultural heritage sites.  Next visit the beautiful town of Nazaré and admire its amazing landscapes. Finish with a visit to the precious village of Óbidos which was taken from the Moors in 1148 and established under king D. Sancho I in 1195. Due to its charm and beauty, Obidos has been included in the dowry of numerous Portuguese Queens throughout the centuries and you will see why. 

Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

6. Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

Make a pilgrimage to the shrine of Fátima and see the homes of the 3 little shepherds who saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Learn the story of the miracle and get some free time to explore the basilicas and chapel by yourself. Next, visit Batalha Monastery and marvel at the largest Gothic monument in Portugal. Hear the history of the building and learn the legend of Henry the Navigator who helped put the nation on the map. Continue to Alcobaça Monastery, founded by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, in 1153. Hear the tragic story of King Pedro I and his beloved Inês de Castro, murdered on the orders of his father. Get stunning views from the beach at Nazaré and the clifftop village of Sítio. Enter the basilica of Our Lady of Nazaré to look at the famous black statue of the Virgin. End with a visit to the village of Óbidos and taste a typical cherry liqueur. Stroll the medieval streets of the village or walk up to the historical castle.

From Lisbon: Private Sanctuary of Fátima Half-Day Trip

7. From Lisbon: Private Sanctuary of Fátima Half-Day Trip

Travel to on the of the largest Marian shrines in the world on this half-day trip from Lisbon to the charming town of Fátima. Immerse yourself in this popular pilgrimage site where the three young shepherds that claimed to have seem the Virgin Mary are laid to rest.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Lisbon. Sit back and relax in a comfortable vehicle on your way to Fátima. Go to the basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary were the three young shepherds are entombed. See the devotion of pilgrims at the Chapel of the Apparitions. Spend time in the sanctuary were the popes Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis attended masses. Before returning to Lisbon, visit the houses where the children that saw the visions lived. Meet some of their relatives that are still around today.

Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

8. Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

Meet your local experienced skipper at the Marina, before setting off for an adrenaline-filled sightseeing adventure. You will take a cruise through the estuary of Lagos out to sea, passing the world-famous Praia da Batata and Praia Dona Ana Beaches. Admire the beautiful scenery of Ponta da Piedade and Porto de Mos, before heading along the coast to the volcanic rock formation of Rocha Nigra (Black Rock) and down to Praia da Luz. Your skipper will share facts and information about the area as you enjoy the views. After exploring the Algarve coastline at a comfortable pace, your tour guide will pick up the speed and head a little further out to sea. Admire a spectacular panoramic view of the coastline from this unique point of view before heading back to the Marina.

Fátima Private Tour from Lisbon

9. Fátima Private Tour from Lisbon

After pick-up at your accommodation in Lisbon you start the day by going to Fátima, one of the most important centers of pilgrimage in the world and where the Miracle of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fátima happened. You will have free time to visit the shrines or the village. You will spend the rest of the day discovering the magnificent monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça, the fishing village of Nazaré (where star surfer McNamara beat world records) and the enchanting medieval village of Óbidos where you will taste the original “Ginjinha” liquor. Your guide will show you the unique secrets of each place.

Óbidos/Nazaré/Alcobaça/Mafra Private tour from Lisbon 9 hour

10. Óbidos/Nazaré/Alcobaça/Mafra Private tour from Lisbon 9 hour

On this full-day tour from Lisbon, discover the heritage left by the Cistercian order in Portugal and visit the Monastery of Alcobaça. After lunch in Nazaré, a village made famous by its giant’s waves, discover Óbidos, a medieval village completely surrounded by the old castle walls and classified as a literary town by UNESCO. Before leaving, taste the typical gastronomy, chocolate and “Ginja de Óbidos,” a kind of world-famous cherry liqueur. In the middle of the 12th century, the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques agreed with the Religious Order of the Cisterians to build the Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Alcobaça (UNESCO heritage site), the first entirely Gothic Portuguese construction. Throughout the remaining Middle Ages, the Cistercian monks had a major role diffusing the young Portuguese language and in the development of agricultural techniques. At the abbey, since 1269 the first public school was established and also assistance and work for the less favored. Here, you will also find the remarkable tombs of King Peter I and Ines de Castro, a tragic and beautiful love story, now lovers side by side for eternity. Upon arrival, it is strongly recommended to drink a cup of coffee and try the famous monastic pastries at the Alcoa pastry coffee shop. After the visit to the Abbey, you will pay a short visit to SPAL Ceramics. Afterwards, enjoy free time for lunch at the fishing village of Nazaré, outstanding for its sea related traditions and sightseeing. Stanley Kubrik and Cartier-Bresson were some of the world famous photographers that lost their way photographing the village and its traditions. The giant 30 meter waves that Garrett McNamara surfed are also famous worldwide. After lunch, stroll through the narrow alleys of Óbidos, a medieval wall surrounding the village conquered from the Moors in 1148, and taste the famous Óbidos cherry liqueur, a cultural heritage from that era.   

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Sergio was a great guide. My dad and I took a private tour with him and it was an awesome experience all around. Obidos was great - a beautiful gem of a town. Alcobaca monastery was impressive and Sergio was a great storyteller about it’s history. The final stop was Nazare, with amazing views from the top of cliffs of the ocean, beaches and town. Sergio took us on a tuk-tuk ride to a surfing museum\fort with more impressive views. Sergio spoke perfect English, was very knowledgeable & resourceful and spent hours extra touring with us then the allotted time.

We had the most glorious day!! Hugo was our guide and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to travel with! He was very energetic, interested in who we were and what we wanted out of the trip and he allowed us to make our day exactly what we wanted it to be. We loved every stop and we were able to enjoy so much while at each place. He taught us so much about the history and uniqueness of each city and wasn’t a typical tour guide, it was like he was one of us. We enjoyed everything together and it really was an amazing tour.

So… Beautiful Tour!Mr.Valter is very careful, with excellent explanation about activities. He came on time right to our door with a air conditioning van. We have more than a enough time for everything, including nice food lunch! I recommend with all my family! Thank you!

Our driver was Sergio. He arrived on time and was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the places we went. He gave us the option to extend the tour and visit a few places not planned. would recommend!

Super day trip from Lisbon seeing three great sites - each different but amazing.