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Tour Obidos Nazaré e Mafra

1. Tour Obidos Nazaré e Mafra

Explore with us some rural towns in Portugal. Start from Praça dos Restauradores in front of Padaria Portuguesa and with our Italian guide going to the first place. We will arrive in Obidos along the " Atlantica " highway after about 1 hour of travel. We will visit the old Medieval Castle and its historical centre, stopping to experience of " Ginginha " typical liquor. Soon after we will leave the ancient village towards the Lagoon of Obidos, the largest salt lake in Portugal with flows directly to ocean sea. We will continue our journey to Nazaré, a very welcoming fishing village. There will be visit the upper part of the city with its Sanctuary, dedicated to Virgin of Nazaré to whom the miracle of flowers is attribuited. In the main square you bill able to see the stalls selling dried fruit where the woman wear a typical and ancient clothes. The breathaking view from this square where you admire the large fisherman's beach. Nearby we can instead begin our descend towards the Nazaré Lighthouse when we can admire the "Canyon" wich, 60 km long, forms biggest waves in the World where every year surfer from all over world come to challenge each other amazing acrobatics on the sea. Upon returning to the city of Lisbon, we will stop in Mafra.

Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

2. Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

Feel the pleasure of taking a few dives along the magnificent coast between Lisbon and Cascais on this private sailboat tour. This experience is perfect for spending time with friends and family and celebrating birthdays or other special occasions. Board the luxury sailboat, enjoy a welcome drink, and set sail from Lisbon’s port, Doca do Bom Sucesso. Depending on your chosen tour length, you can anchor in front of the beach in Caxias, Oeiras, or Cascais Bay. Choose to swim, dive, or just relax on board and soak in the rays. On the way to the area’s most scenic places, take in the view of the coastline and enjoy the fresh air.

Sintra: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

3. Sintra: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

Enjoy the amazing waves at Praia Grande while learning a fun, new skill. Your expert guide will pair you with the proper surfboard depending on your needs and level and provide you with a wetsuit to ensure your comfort during the 2-hour session. The lesson is divided into 3 parts: practice, surf, and knowledge. First, go over your expectations and objectives for the lesson. Warm-up on the beach and go over some technical work with the trainer.  Next, go over the safety rules and learn the characteristics of the beach and the surf. Then, hit the water to put your new skills to practice. Lastly, your trainer will teach you how to evolve your technique as much as possible in order to get the best results in the short term. Learn to respect the sea and its surroundings in a fun and mindful way.   Conditions vary from day to day, and, in the event that conditions are not optimal at Praia Grande, you will be transported to a different surf spot.

Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

4. Sintra: Self-Guided City Discovery Adventure Game

The tour starts at Sintra train station, where your interactive adventure awaits. All the information you need for your challenge is available through your phone’s internet browser, the rest is up to you… The adventure takes you through the charming streets and alleyways of Sintra as you solve puzzles to unlock clues to your next destination. Discover parts of the city that not even the locals know about, and see popular sights from a different angle, literally! Explore the fascinating streets of Sintra and learn about the history, culture and lifestyle at the heart of the city. Solve 9 riddles to reveal each destination, and unlock stories about kings, queens, princesses, masons and templars. Travel across green paths, visit stunning palaces, and sample pastries at local cafes as you put your mind to the test.

Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center Entry Ticket

5. Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center Entry Ticket

Get a unique lesson in the history of Sintra with an entrance ticket to the Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center. Journey into the mysticism and romanticism of the town through its history, music, literature and more. Using multimedia techniques and sensory experiences, reality and fiction intersect at all 17 points of a project designed by architects, set designers, scriptwriters, historians, and specialists in audiovisual productions, augmented reality, 3D films and more. See photos of the town and listen to the sounds of the forest as you take the elevator to listen to a narrator who will tell you when the rocky hills were created. Then, interact with historical events through touchscreens and animation. Gaze in wonder as legends are told through full-size holograms that invite you to become a player in the game and run through woods and avoid obstacles. Marvel at the animated portraits of authors who found inspiration in the resort town.  Make your way down to the basement, where new adventures await. Experience the heaving seas aboard a ship, venture into a pagan world of nature, animals, fairies, and more. 

Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Private Bus Tour

6. Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Private Bus Tour

Relax with your private group in a bus with windows that stretch all around and up to the ceiling, the ideal design for taking in the sights. Drive through the Sintra Mountains, to the resort town of Cascais, and along Estoril’s Avenida Marginal towards Belém on this full-day trip. Get picked up from your Lisbon accommodation for a journey across the greater Lisbon District. Make your first stop at the village of Sintra, whose romantic architecture, historic farms, and countless royal palaces have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll in the charming streets and try a sample of Travesseiro de Sintra, a traditional pastry revered by locals. Hop back on the bus and head to the westernmost point of Europe - Cabo da Roca. Views the rocky coastline and cliffs bashed with the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue through the Sintra Mountains for views over Cascais and the mouth of the Tagus River. Reach Cascais by the Guincho road, noticing the beaches that are the delight of surfers. Stop at “Boca do Inferno” (Hell's Mouth) Cave and watch the vicious water erode the curiously-shaped arch. In Cascais, visit the charming town center and fishing port that feeds the Portuguese Riviera. Ride along Estoril’s Avenida Marginal, a windy coastal road with views of beaches, towns, and the ocean. Lastly, visit Belém and marvel at the historic monuments built with ancient sun-bleached stone, relics of the town’s origins as a hotspot for seafarers.

Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

7. Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

Fátima, a city in central Portugal, 130 km from Lisbon, and one of the most important places of worship for Catholics, with around 5 million visitors every year. After the visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima, from which the Chapel of Apparitions, where Our Lady appeared to the three shepherds in 1917 Nazare for a fresh fish and seafood lunch. This fishing village was one of the first points of international tourist interest in Portugal, during the last century. Currently, it is known worldwide for its giant waves and surf records. Óbidos, a romantic medieval village, famous for its winding streets, whitewashed houses covered with flowers, vases and tiles - all within the walls of a magnificent 12th century castle.

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What people are saying about Sintra District

It was an interesting and entertaining exhibition with an audio guide in a completely different atmosphere. The history of Sintra is explained with interactive myths and video technology. We liked it and the family ticket was €10.50.

Had a great experience!! Thank you so much!! Super friendly and encouraging! They make you feel super comfortable from the start to the end, are super helpful and only have good vibes Anytime again! Hopefully soon!

It was an amazing experience. Pedro & Theresa, our captains, went over and beyond to ensure us a great experience. We can recommend everyone who wants to sail in Portugal to sail with Bloo Boat Charter.

The captains were really great ! They were nice and we had great conversations. I did wish we got to go swimming. Other than that we would do again!

Magnificent and professional Guide, thanks to Sergio it was an exceptional tour