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Full Daytrip to Park and Palace Monserrate, Ericeira & Mafra, from Lisbon

Discover the Monserrate Park and Palace, unique testimonies of 19th-century eclecticism. The Palace combines Gothic, Indian and Moorish influences, as well as exotic and plant motifs that harmoniously extend outside. Delight in the typical cuisine that Ericeria gives you full of flavor and stories of generations. Let yourself be enchanted by the Mafra National Palace classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Our experience is your garantee that we understand, meet and exceed your expectations. We invite you to experience the authenticity of a full day tour through Park and Palace Monserrate, Ericeira & Mafra.

Where you will know the best of Portugal!

per adult from

$256

AUD

Duration

8 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Tickets / Lunch / Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional de Mafra
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Palacio de Monserrate, R. Visc. de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-591 Portugal

    .The Monserrate Palace and Park, unique testimonies of 19th-century eclecticism, where the exotic and vegetal motifs of the interior decoration extend harmoniously outside. The front lawn of the palace allows the well deserved rest during the discovery of one of the richest Portuguese botanical gardens and one of the most beautiful landscape creations of Romanticism in Portugal. The Monserrate Farm was leased by Gerard de Visme (1789), a wealthy English merchant, who built a neo-Gothic house there. William Beckford subleased Monserrate in 1793-1794, but by 1809, when Lord Byron visited the estate, the house was already in ruins. The sublime aspect of the property was a source of inspiration for the poet, who sang Monserrate in his work Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, after which the farm became a must-visit for foreign travelers, especially English, who described it in numerous travel accounts. and illustrated it in engravings. The surrounding gardens received species from around the world and were organized by geographic areas, including Mexico, reflecting the diverse origins of plants and setting scenery along paths, among ruins, nooks, lakes and waterfalls. In the various gardens there are contrasting scenery where - along winding paths and in contact with spontaneous species of the region (such as arboreal arbutus, holly and imposing cork oaks) - araucaria and palm ancestors, arboreal ferns of Australia and New Zealand and agaves and yuccas that recreate a Mexican setting. This tour of the five continents through botany also highlights camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and bamboos, evoking a garden of Japan. The Monserrate Park and Palace were classified as a Public Interest Building in 1975, as part of Sintra's Cultural Landscape. , classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1995. In 2000 the management of the monument was handed over to the Parks of Sintra, entity responsible for the deep intervention of restoration and restoration, which allowed the Palace to reopen and restored the splendor of old to the historic gardens. of the park. In 2013 Monserrate Park was awarded a European Garden Award in the category of “Best Development of a Historic Park or Garden”.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

    Sintra's historic center is an open-air museum full of magnificent treasures. The village of Sintra, at the base of the Sintra Mountains, was for a long time a royal sanctuary. Amidst its vast vegetation are incredible castles, palaces, gardens and farms. Sintra, with its imposing hills dotted with palaces, churches and manor estates, extending in waves of green to the ocean and the fascination of Vila Velha's urban agglomerations is a privileged place of excellence, of undeniable beauty and cultural and natural interest. . In 1995 it was classified as a World Heritage Site in the Cultural Landscape category by UNESCO.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ericeira, 2655 Ericeira, Portugal

    A traditional fishing village, Ericeira has developed enormously during the 20th century due to the growing interest in it as a summer resort. It has, however, maintained its original characteristics and its own individual atmosphere. Fifty kilometres from Lisbon, in an easily accessible area, its beaches are very crowded during the summer, and are considered among the best in Europe for surfing. Ribeira d`Ilhas Beach, where one of the World Surfing Championship contests is held every year, is worth a special mention. A visit to Ericeira is also an excellent opportunity to try the shellfish and fresh fish dishes, the speciality of the regional cuisine.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492 Portugal

    The National Palace of Mafra was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. The Royal Palace occupies the noble floor of the Mafra building and the 2 turrets. The north turret was occupied by the king and the south turret by the queen, and both turrets are linked by a 232-metre gallery – making it Europe’s largest palatial corridor. This building, of about 40,000 m2, housed a Franciscan convent (300 fryers) – and features Campo Santo, the Infirmary, the Elliptical Hall (capitular), the Literary Acts Hall, the Stairway and the Dining Hall. It boasts a large library thought to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The Royal Building has two carillons with 98 bells – the largest of its time. The Basilica’s 6 organs are pieces of unique heritage worldwide. The Royal Convent and Palace of Mafra is the most important baroque monument in Portugal. The building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 m2), including 1.200 rooms, more than 4.700 doors and windows, 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards. Such magnificence was only possible due to the Brazilian gold that poured into the country, allowing the King to carry out his patronage of the arts and the strengthening of royal authority.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco, Estrada Nacional 116, Mafra 2640-578 Portugal

    José Franco Village Museum is also commonly called Saloia Village, Cork Oak Typical Village or even José Franco Typical Village. This village is one of the most recognized musealized villages in the country. To tell the story of this village we have to go back to 1920, the year of the birth of potter José Franco. The son of a shoemaker and a door-to-door cookware saleswoman (and at fairs when business was weak), José Franco lived with the potter's trade from an early age. The Cork Oak was, at the time, an important potter center, and it is customary for the people of the earth to learn to handle the clay and make a profession of it. Franco learned the trade from two local potter masters before starting at age 17 on his own. In the early 1960s, José Franco began to shape an old dream, to recreate a village of ethnographic character, where the way of life of local people was mirrored. It was a form of tribute to his land.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveler pickup is offeredAny Hotel or Address in Lisbon District Airports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    • Terminal de Cruzeiros de Lisboa
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The information of the places or monuments to be visited on this tour are merely indications of places of interest, which may or may not be visited during the trip.
    • The driver can extend the hours of the tour in agreement with the customer, and charge 30€ per 1 hour extra (payable to the driver).
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by TOPTOUR

Activity ID: V-62574P70

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