From Lisbon or Cascais: Mafra, Ericeira, and Queluz Day Tour

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Experience ancient history and natural beauty on a day trip from Lisbon or Cascais. Visit the ostentatious Queluz and Mafra National Palaces and stop to discover the fishing village of Ericeira.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the natural beauty and historic landmarks outside of Lisbon
  • Visit Mafra's National Palace, an ostentatious palace and convent
  • Take in views of the cliffs and beaches at the village of Ericeira
  • End the day at Queluz National Palace, an 18th-century summer residence
  • Get picked up at your hotel and travel aboard an air-conditioned vehicle

Description

This tour will take you to Mafra, where a world heritage famous convent-palace takes place. The National Palace of Mafra, a complex consisting of a Royal Palace, a Basilica and a Convent, was completed in 1735, by the will of King D. João V by virtue of a promise he had made on behalf of the descendants he would obtain from the queen. It was the residence of the royal family for a few years, until the king's death, but never ceased to be one of the court's favorite places. Mafra's greatest treasure is the library. Here are kept books that are unique and rare examples of knowledge produced between the 15th and 19th centuries. After visiting the palace, head to the coast and arrive at Ericeira, a pretty fishing village. Its connection to the sea is undeniable, which you can enjoy exploring its narrow streets located in the Historic Center that take us back to other times. The cliffs along the shores of Ericeira beach also give it a unique beauty, as do the fishermen's boats that bring the best and freshest fish to land that can be tasted in many of the village's restaurants. Onwards, you will travel towards the interior, to discover Queluz National Palace, not infrequently called the Portuguese Versailles. It is an 18th century palace and was built as a summer retreat. Among the various rooms and other divisions of the palace such as the throne room, music room, ambassador's room, D. Quixote's room, among others, it is here where you will find the most interesting and important historical gardens in Portugal, present the most significant set of statues by the British sculptor John Cheere, outside English territory, which gives it great importance in the international art scene.

Includes

Tour guide Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment in Lisbon Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle WiFi on board All insurances in accordance with Portuguese law

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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