Mafra Convent and Ericeira with lunch

Mafra Convent and Ericeira with lunch
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$94.12
Duration: 8 hours
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Enjoy the National Palace of Mafra, in the pleasant town of Mafra, 40 kilometers north of Lisbon, affords a rewarding 8 hours Private Tour experience with an ultimate seafood lunch with a great sea view to the Atlantic Ocean (Fish is also available).Visit the magnificent Library is the undoubted highlight of Mafra Palace the most important baroque monument in Portugal and one of the most celebrated book depositories in Europe. Then visit the Basilica's 6 organs are pieces of unique heritage worldwide and the beautiful gardens and learn a lot about the rich history of Portugal.Admire the stunning views of spectacular cliffs and beaches before lunch at the best seafood restaurant. Before returning enjoying a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Roca Cape - the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal. Your tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (9AM) / drop-off (5PM) from your located accommodations, private driver/guide, Tickets & Seafood lunch.

We will visit Mafra Convent and lunch in Ericeira fishing village. Is a full-day private round-trip transport from your Lisbon hotel is included in this tour. You can customize your tour and add other near places, like Cabo da Roca.

Get in touch with the Mafra and Ericeira city's soul through your senses.

National Palace of Mafra started in 1717 by King John V of Portugal. A Baroque monument which benefited from the Brazilian Gold, and housing one of the largest Baroque libraries in Europe, a royal palace and a monastery with 330 monks. José Saramago (Nobel Prize for Literature) was inspired by this palace to write one of his best-known novels Baltasar and Blimunda (original title in Portuguese O Memorial do Convento - the memorial of the convent)

Mafra Convent is such a grand and imposing historical building. It is indeed massive and is a palace, monastery, and basilica all together. It was a royal palace for King Joao V and has a magnificent library with over 36,000 books in gold embossed leather bindings especially commissioned for the palace. Well worth the visit if you stay in Lisbon.

Free Lunch in Ericeira, a traditional fishing village, where you can taste fresh seafood and ocean fish, a region delicacy. Ericeira was declared as the First Surf Nature Reserve in Europe!  Greatly developed during the 20th century, by increasing demand as a summer resort, while maintaining its original features and a characteristic atmosphere. Its beaches are very crowded during summertime, being considered the best at European level for surfing. A special mention deserves the beach Ribeira d'Ilhas, where it holds an annual World Surfing Championship.

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Mafra and Ericeira
Flexibility to customize your itinerary
Pick up 9 AM
Mafra (45 Km - 0:40 hour from Lisbon)
Drop off at our hotel or another place at your convenience.

Enjoy the National Palace of Mafra, in the pleasant town of Mafra, 40 kilometers north of Lisbon, affords a rewarding 8 hours Private Tour experience with an ultimate seafood lunch with a great sea view to the Atlantic Ocean (Fish is also available).Visit the magnificent Library is the undoubted highlight of Mafra Palace the most important baroque monument in Portugal and one of the most celebrated book depositories in Europe. Then visit the Basilica's 6 organs are pieces of unique heritage worldwide and the beautiful gardens and learn a lot about the rich history of Portugal.Admire the stunning views of spectacular cliffs and beaches before lunch at the best seafood restaurant. Before returning enjoying a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Roca Cape - the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal. Your tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (9AM) / drop-off (5PM) from your located accommodations, private driver/guide, Tickets & Seafood lunch.