1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon District
  3. Sintra
  4. National Palace of Queluz

Lisbon: Private Mafra, Ericeira, and Queluz Tour

Product ID: 294385
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Visit the National Palace of Queluz and the Mafra palace-convent, which were built by King John V in the 18th century. You will then explore Ericeira, which is a pretty fishing village very close to Sintra and Mafra.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Queluz Palace
  • See the Mafra palace-convent
  • Walk through the village of Ericeira
Full description
After being collected from your accommodation, your tour will begin with a Mafra Palace tour. The palace was built by D. João V in the first half of the 19th century as the result of a vote that the young king made if Queen D. Maria Ana of Austria gave him descendants. Mafra's greatest treasure is its library, with a collection of more than 40,000 books with gold-bound leather bindings, including a first edition of Luís de Camões's Os Lusíadas.

Your tour will then progress towards the beautiful fishing village of Ericeira, which is very close to Sintra and Mafra. Its center, which is older and more typical, allows visitors to walk through narrow winding streets that reflect back to older times. Its connection to the sea is undeniable, even by the immense ocean that serves as a backdrop to the houses. The Ericeira Cliffs that meander along the shores of Ericeira Beach also give it a unique beauty, as do the fisherman's boats that bring the best and freshest fish that can be tasted in many of the village's restaurants. Both national and international surfers look for the best waves in Ericeira, which is a world reference for athletes.

Following Ericeira, you will discover the Queluz Palace, which is an 18th-century palace that was built as a summer nook for D. Pedro de Bragança. The palace is also host to a multitude of other historical rooms, which you will discover throughout this tour. The gardens of the Palace of Queluz, one of the most important historical gardens in Portugal, present the most significant set of statues of the British sculptor John Cheere (1709-1787) outside English territory. This statues gives it a great importance in the international artistic panorama.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Pickup and drop off from your accommodation in Lisbon
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees

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Important information
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• Please note that no lunch is included in this tour

From £287.79 Per group up to 3

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Celina Tours

Product ID: 294385