Mafra Convent And Ericeira With Lunch - Lisbon

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9 AM  at your hotel All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the l.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    9 AM At your hotel
  • Return Details :
    5:00 PM at your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit the famous and biggest palace in Portugal - Convent of Mafra and lunch at the fishing village of Ericeira, the coolest small city in Europe. Built in the 18th century by order of King Joo V (1689-1750) in fulfilment of a vow he made, to be blessed with an heir from his marriage to Maria Ana of Austria, or be cured of a serious illness, the Royal Convent and Palace of Mafra is the most important baroque monument in Portugal. All in limestone and marble from this region (Pro Pinheiro and Sintra), the building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 m2), including 1.200 rooms, more than 4.700 doors and windows, 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards. Such magnificence was only possible due to the Brazilian gold that poured into the country, allowing the King to carry out his patronage of the arts and the strengthening of royal authority. Wonderfull Seafood lunch included

Know More about this tour

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. Jos 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.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Mafra Convent Ticket

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking