Batalha Monastery and Natural Caves Private Tour from Lisbon

Batalha Monastery and Natural Caves Private Tour from Lisbon
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$82.35
Duration: 8 hours
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Enjoy visits Mira Aire Caves (Leiria) and Batalha 120 km north of Lisbon and affords a rewarding 8 hours Private Tour experience. Mira de Aire Caves formation goes back 150 million years to the Middle Jurassic age, when the dinosaurs populated this region. . The caves are lit with colored lights that emphasize the beauty of the shapes of the stalagmites and stalactites. Then visit one of the seven most wonders of Portugal the magnificent Batalha Monastery -UNESCO World Heritage status. Batalha Monastery, is a gigantic pearl of Gothic architecture occupied Portugal's most accomplished tradesmen under Royal command for the best past of two centuries. It was built to celebrate the Portuguese victory over the Castillians in the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, thus keeping a vow made by King João I to the Virgin Mary prior to the momentous conflict. Private tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (8:30am) /drop-off (6pm) from your located accommodations.

Your tour begins at 8:30am with a pick up at your hotel. This ensures enough time to enjoy the day without any hurry.  
Meet up with a knowledgeable guide in Lisbon and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned car to Serra Mira Aire near Batalha and Fátima citys.  
Mira d’Aire caves were discovered in 1947, but it took six years to know the entire track, which is now opened to the public. These are the greatest caves in the country. They stand out for their indisputable beauty, revealed by the Stalactites’ Route, which includes several rooms: the imposing “Big Room” (1st well); the magically coloured “Red Room”; the sparkling “Jewelry”; the “Majestic Dome” (2nd well) and the abrupt descend to the “Gallery”. As you walk along these winding galleries for hundreds of meters, you will have the chance to contemplate the weirdest and most diversified limestone formations, such as the jellyfish, the small lakes, the Martian, the hell’s mouth and the organ.

This private tour is provided mainly with the objective of showing Mira Aires Caves and Batalha main monuments and attractions. After visiting the Caves,  you will go to lunch (not inclued) and after visiting Batalha monuments.

Batalha only became a place of any significance upon the building of its magnificent monastery, now honoured with UNESCO World Heritage status. This gigantic pearl of Gothic architecture occupied Portugal's most accomplished tradesmen under Royal command for the best past of two centuries. It was built to celebrate the Portuguese victory over the Castillians in the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, thus keeping a vow made by King João I to the Virgin Mary prior to the momentous conflict. The illegitimate brother of the dead, heirless king, João's right to the throne of Portugal was challenged by the then Spanish king Juan. Outnumbered and ill equipped, he feared the worst and prayed for assistance from the Virgin. Once victorious, he built and named the monastery in her honour - Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória.. This gigantic pearl of Gothic architecture occupied Portugal's most accomplished tradesmen under Royal command for the best past of two centuries.  

At the end of the tour, the guide will drive you back to Lisbon arriving at 6pm

Enjoy visits Mira Aire Caves (Leiria) and Batalha 120 km north of Lisbon and affords a rewarding 8 hours Private Tour experience. Mira de Aire Caves formation goes back 150 million years to the Middle Jurassic age, when the dinosaurs populated this region. . The caves are lit with colored lights that emphasize the beauty of the shapes of the stalagmites and stalactites. Then visit one of the seven most wonders of Portugal the magnificent Batalha Monastery -UNESCO World Heritage status. Batalha Monastery, is a gigantic pearl of Gothic architecture occupied Portugal's most accomplished tradesmen under Royal command for the best past of two centuries. It was built to celebrate the Portuguese victory over the Castillians in the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, thus keeping a vow made by King João I to the Virgin Mary prior to the momentous conflict. Private tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (8:30am) /drop-off (6pm) from your located accommodations.