We start the tour with the visit to the National Convent of Mafra, which is composed of a palace and a monumental monastery in baroque style, on the German side. The work of its construction began in 1717 at the initiative of John V of Portugal, by virtue of a promise he had made in the name of the offspring that came from the queen, Maria Anna of Austria. Classified as a National Monument in 1910, it was one of the finalists of the initiative Seven Wonders of Portugal on July 7, 2007.
We will continue with the visit to Aldeia Típica de José Franco in the small town Sobreiro, halfway between Mafra and Ericeira, José Franco, recovered the customs and customs of the people of the county. Must stop in one of the most famous “villages” in the world. Jose Franco did not restrain himself from reviving his old classroom, with the small wooden tables, the imposing cabinet of the teacher, the slate; in the shop of the barber-dentist a customer undergoes a beard cut, in the grocery store Ti Helena serves a glass of wine … environments to invite to the trips in the time
Shortly after lunch in one of our partner restaurants (Menu of the Day) will be served traditional Portuguese food. (included in the value of the Tour)
After lunch we will continue our visit to Jardim do Cerco, which is an illuminated work, maintained with detail and detail for the population and visitors. Water mirrors, wide paths, leafy trees and a centuries-old daughter-in-law still in operation are some of the attractions of this garden inspired by Versailles. The woods and gardens extend over eight hectares, with offerings of nooks, shadows, waterfalls or even a peculiar vegetable garden: Horta dos Frades, where the plants used in medicinal products (pharmacy) are in sight at the time of construction , ordered by D. João V. which presents about 39 species of plants used for medicinal and spice purposes.
We continue our visit to the discovery of the Mafra National Reserve, a space where you can see deer, fallow deer and wild boar, as well as a rich flora, unique in the country!
It is a unique space in the country. Almost a thousand green acres shelter diverse fauna and flora that invite a close observation. With almost four centuries of history, the Tapada Nacional de Mafra was made to serve the most demanding Portuguese kings and nobles.
Here we do not include the entrance fee due to having many different activities that you can choose what you want.
Lastly, a small snack will be served at Fradinho Pastry Shop, where you will taste the famous Fradinhos de Mafra. It is a convent pastry shop located in the center of the village of Mafra. (included in the value of the Tour)
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- What To ExpectAll Tours are full day. We're not running after the clock. We give you time to take a tour Tranquilo and without haste.
We try not to mix multiple languages in the same Vehicle. It will be more productive for you and less tiring for the Guide. However in exceptional cases the tour can be done in more than one language
Tour schedules and tours are Flexible. The important thing is to provide a wonderful day and to respond to the wishes of tourists
The prices of Monuments Tickets are included in the Tour Amount so that Tourists can decide whether or not they would like to visit some of the Monuments.
Tours are made in 6/8-Place Vans with a guide. When the Group consists of more than 8 Persons, 2 Vans and 2 Guides will be made available. In case of necessity or unavailability of Vans.
- What Is Included- Transportation in Tourist Transport;
- Guide Escort;
- Board service
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and snack
- What Is Not Included- Personal expenses
- Tickets in Monuments
- TransfersAt our Transfer service you will be picked up at the hotel, airport or other location from where you will start a leisurely sightseeing tour to your destination.
You will avoid the worries and exhaustion of managing your luggage, managing tickets, schedules, etc.
The comfort of our vehicles will provide you with a pleasant and very safe ride.
Independent air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
The areas covered are from Lisbon throughout Continental Portugal