The King's vow and the Queen's dowry (by minivan)
Your unforgettable day will start just half and hour away from Lisbon. Mafra offers a rural location where you can discover a unique place that will take you back to the 1700's in Portugal. . . More than 1200 rooms, more than 4700 doors and windows. . . it covers an area of more than 4ha. This outstanding ensemble is the result of the fulfilment of a vow made by King John V: a Royal Palace, a Convent and a library with a precious collection of 36000 volumes.
Then, we'll go towards Óbidos, located on a hilltop and encircled by a fortified wall, it's considered a dowry for several Portuguese Queens and one of the most picturesque and well preserved medieval towns in Portugal.
All year round there are several events going on such as the Chocolate Festival, the Medieval Fair, the Christmas Town. . .
A charming day trip only a few minutes away from Lisbon is waiting for you!
Note: On Tuesdays, since it's the closing day for Mafra's Convent/Palace, the alternative will be the XVIII century Queluz Royal Palace.
Lisbon - Mafra, Óbidos - Lisbon
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel in Lisbon, pier, city centre, address or Intersection upon traveler's request, airport, cruise ship port, hotel, monument/building upon traveler's request, rail or bus station or any other location inside the city.
End location: At your hotel in Lisbon, pier, city centre, address or Intersection upon traveler's request, airport, cruise ship port, hotel, monument/building upon traveler's request, rail or bus station or any other location inside the city.
Duration: 5 hours
Modern, clean, air-conditioned, very spacious, brand new private minivan.
A minibus can be rented at an additional cost - contact me for a quote.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - Possible snack/drink you decide to have during the tour.
> You can use most credit cards (American Express is not accepted everywhere).
> Being over 65 brings will allow you to get a nice discount on entrance fees in some monuments.
No restrictions that I'm aware of.