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  1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon
  3. Mafra National Palace

Countryside Tour: Surfing, Wine and History from Lisbon

Product ID: 150452
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Experience a day like a local on this amazing tour along the coast and the countryside with an insight into the real rural life of the area. Be mesmerized by history in Mafra, get the best ocean views at Ericeira and taste the most amazing wines!
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your preferred location in Sintra, Ericeira, Cascais or Lisbon. Guide will be waiting for you wearing a uniform. You will also be sent a text message before the tour to tell you who your guide for the day will be and their phone number in case of an eventuality.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Mafra convent, one of Portugal's most important sights
  • Learn all about Portugal’s ancient customs at José Franco’s village
  • Enjoy the best ocean views at the first world surfing reserve in Europe
  • Taste amazing wines with a tour at a unique local winery & cellar
Full description
Your journey begins with a morning pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon, Cascais, Ericeira or Sintra. From there, enjoy a brief ride to Mafra, about 40 minutes from Lisbon, in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with free WiFi onboard. Mafra’s convent is a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important monuments of Portugal, unique for its two carillons with 92 bells, 1200 rooms, over 4,700 doors and windows and the oldest library in the country with about 36,000 volumes of books and transcripts.

After Mafra venture to the quaint Portuguese one-of-a-kind village of José Franco. This man was a sculptor and a poet who decided to build a living museum to show the customs, labor activities and other aspects of Portuguese rural life back in his time in 1945. The result is a giant museum made into a village! Next, head to Ericeira, the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe and 2nd in the world. It is a touristic village also known for its blue and white colored streets and houses. In Ericeira enjoy some free time, for possibly a leisurely Portuguese lunch (not included) or a stroll through the town and by the seaside.

Last but not least, to finish this exclusive day, head to an exquisite winery and cellar for a tasting and historical experience that will provide you with a fascinating insight into the world of Portugal’s wine production. A family-run business welcomes you to an entertaining and enlightening tour around wines and cellars to discover the secrets of the wine making process. Learn how wine is produced and enjoy a tasting session of six different wines (four local wines and two other magnificent wines) accompanied by local bread and olives.
 
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off
  • Small-group tour
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Private winery and cellar tour
  • Wine tasting
  • All insurances
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees (Mafra convent)
  • Lunch
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Bring comfortable shoes/clothes
• Bring a umbrella for the possibility of rain