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Half-Day Private Tour - Mafra and Sintra Heritage

Product ID: 81735
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Explore the uniqueness of Mafra, with it's majestic Palace, and the surrounding Tapada, a lush park used as hunting grounds for the royal family. Discover some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes or pay a short visit to Sintra on the way back.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the most emblematic piece of Renaissance architecture in Portugal
  • See a show of Falconry, the art of teaching Hawks to hunt
  • Get a different view of the Sintra area
Full description
Your private half-day tour will begin with a pick up from your Lisbon hotel or cruise port. The objective of the day will be to show you Mafra, with it's 18th century national palace and it's surrounding park, also classified as a national monument. As this is a private tour, you will have the freedom to rearrange your tour how you see fit. Below is the standard itinerary:

After your pick up at 8:30, we will proceed directly to Mafra, where we will arrive after a 45-minute drive. Our first stop will be at the center of Mafra, where we can visit the Palace and Basilica (approximately 1.5-h for the whole visit). After that we will proceed to the Tapada, a park on the back of the palace that served as hunting grounds for the King and Royal family, where you can freely visit and see all the animals that live there in the wild or you can see a show of Falconry, an art developed by the Portuguese which is considered Immaterial World Heritage by the Unesco.

After the visit to the tapada, we will return to Lisbon passing by Sintra for an overview of the Palaces and main monuments of the village, and if time allows it some breathtaking landscapes on the coast nearby. Optionally you can book 2 hours more for lunch, allowing also more time to return to Lisbon by the coastline, a route always preferred due to it's scenic beauty, of which is considered to be our little Côte d'Azur.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel or accommodation
  • Private minivan or sedan according to your choice
  • Guided tour
  • WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • Parking, fuel and toll costs
  • Insurance as required by law
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc)
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees unless stated in the inclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Your Hotel or Accomodation in the Lisbon Area

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Child (3 years old or above) seats are available on request (free of Charge) if advised at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Start and finish times may be adjusted to your preference or to your cruise schedule
• If you come on a cruise, at time of booking, please inform of the ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements
• Please note that all prices are per trip and not per person, meaning that the price you see is what you pay for the whole group.
• As a standard, these tours are made with a 7-seater minivan, but on some tours other types of car can be chosen, like a Mid Size Sedan or a Luxury Sedan. Please browse through the options and select which one better suits your preferences

From £208.68 Per group up to 3

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Product ID: 81735