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Leiria District

Welcome to Leiria District

The district of Leiria is located inland from the coast and is home to a wide variety of unique towns and attractions, all offering different scenery, monuments and customs. The charming fishing town of Peniche is situated on the coast and is a popular deep sea-fishing destination where you can also enjoy excellent seafood restaurants and regular ferry trips to the Berlenga Islands – a beautiful natural reserve surrounded by transparent waters. Nazaré is another picturesque fishing village in the district and is popular for its spectacular, sandy beach on which fishermen still stretch out their nets. After visiting Leiria’s age-old castle, medieval Praça Rodrigues Lobo and Renaissance cathedral, make your way to the Batalha Monastery – a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture in the country. Also be sure to see the grandiose monastery in Alcobaça, a magnificent, medieval structure including a 12th Century church. The popular city of Caldas da Rainha is famous for its traditional (and somewhat humorous) ceramics and crafts, while the city of Marinha Grande is renowned for being the largest glass manufacturer in Portugal. Discover Óbidos, an enchanting, whitewashed town surrounded by 14th Century castle walls.

Top Tours & Activities in Leiria District

Private Transfer Lisbon Airport – Leiria

Nameplate with assistance waiting for you in Airport arrival hall | 2h to destination | Free WIFI | Water on Board

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Tour To Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos & Batalha

Visit 4 of Portugal's main cities on this full-day private tour from Lisbon! Travel in a comfortable vehicle and skip the lines to the monuments with an an experienced local guide. This tour also includes a session of Portuguese wine tasting.

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Surf Experience & Day Tour To The Wild West Coast Close To Lisbon

Discover the pleasure of riding waves, and visit the wild west coast, close to Lisbon. Surf, fun, wild beaches, famous surf spots, yummy food, breathtaking landscapes and much more...

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Fatima, 5H Private Tour

Experience the strong spiritual energy of fátima, one of the most sacred places in the christendom that is an amazing revelation of faith and mysticism!

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Fátima, Nazaré And Óbidos Day Trip From Lisbon

Have a great day visiting fátima, nazaré and óbidos directly from your hotel in lisbon!

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Sport Fishing 1/2 Day, Nazaré

Come and fish in the Nazaré coast sea with an experienced captain and a comfortable boat with a capacity of up to 10 people.

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Berlengas Catamaran Tour With Snorkeling & SUP

Enjoy a different day on this 4.30h mini cruise where we will take you to see extreme beauty places along the coast of Peniche, to know the stories of the political prison, shipwrecks and pirate attacks. You can see the bottom of the sea wonders through our catamaran “glass bottom”. Take also the opportunity to try Stand Up Paddle and Snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Berlenga island!

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Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré And Óbidos – 10H Private Tour

Portugal’s west coast is full of lovely towns, where history and poetry claim their space and the vegetation’s green hues and immense blue sea stretch out as far as the eye can see.

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Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
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