Óbidos Lagoon Culture & history

Our most recommended Óbidos Lagoon Culture & history

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

1. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Fátima and learn why millions of pilgrims make their way to the sanctuary each year. Continue to Batalha to see some of the best 14th-century architecture in Portugal, including the monastery built in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota. Next, go to the charming seaside town of Nazaré and savor some fresh fish at lunch (own expense). Take a scenic coastal drive through São Martinho do Porto and the Óbidos Lagoon en route to the medieval walled village of Óbidos. Stroll around the cobbled streets and taste some authentic ginjinha (cherry liqueur).

From Lisbon: Obidos, Mafra & The Silver Coast Private Trip

2. From Lisbon: Obidos, Mafra & The Silver Coast Private Trip

After being picked up from your accommodation, it is an hours drive, roof down, up the motorway to the stunning town of Orbidos. Admire the views from the motorway and as we approach down the hill. You will get an opportunity to spend about 2 hours here, exploring the narrow streets, shops and cafes, take in the views from the city walls, drink Ginjinha de Óbidos (sour cherry brandy) or coffee if you like!! Once you have finished exploring you can either remain here for lunch or head to the coast and the gorgeous town of Foz do Arelho. You can lunch at one of the shoreline cafes, whilst admiring the views across the sand to the lagoon in one direction and the Atlantic Ocean in the other. Take a walk along the beach, spend time soaking up the sun, the time is yours. When you have had enough it is back in the car and onto Mafia with it's stunning palace.. You will be amazed at it's size and beauty as we approach Mafra. Be stunned as we approach the palace. Here you will get about 2 hours to explore the palace in all it's glory. When your legs can take no more, it's time for a coffee before returning to your accommodation either by motorway (Lisbon) or the coastal road (Cascais/Sintra).

Lisbon: Fatima, Nazare & Obidos Private 8-Hour Tesla Tour

3. Lisbon: Fatima, Nazare & Obidos Private 8-Hour Tesla Tour

Get out of Lisbon and go on a private 8-hour tour to the heart of Portugal. Enjoy the flexibility of having your own driver and the ability to customize your tour. Discover medieval towns, fishing villages, and beautiful coastline. Start this tour with a visit to the famous Fátima Shrine. Being one of the most important pilgrimage points for Catholics, it attracts over a million visitors each year. Visit the small town of Batalha and its Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória. Marvel at this masterpiece of Gothic architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Indulge in some fresh fish by the sea in the surf mecca town of Nazaré. Explore the charming medieval town of Obidos and see its castle. Stroll among its small alleys, churches, and imposing city walls.

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What people are saying about Óbidos Lagoon

Of course the sites visited were well worth it, but it was our guide Nuno who made it a great day trip. Very knowledgeable, a great storyteller, and a fearless driver getting us in and out of busy narrow Lisbon streets, Nuno was chill and relaxed and managed to ferry us to four places without feeling rushed. The trip expanded our appreciation of Portugal. We will return. A+!

Filipe was very knowledgeable and every question I had he tried to answer. There was only myself and 2 others, so it felt like a personal guided tour. I did feel a bit rushed at times but that is what you get on these types of excursions. But overall I had an amazing day and enjoyed each place.

we booked and traveled a full day with out guide to see towns and sights in portugal. With 4 people, it made sense to arrange a small group outing. it all went very well. it was well organized and our guide was knowledgeable.

Wonderful day with Iain! He is a gracious driver/guide who makes every effort to cater to your specific requests--and in his beautiful car! Highly recommend!

The small group tour allows more attention to the history. Nuno was very informative.