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Óbidos the Museum Village and Mafra Private Tour

Accommodation pickup, Lisbon, Portugal
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Duration

6 hours, Start: 09:00

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Maximum of people

20 people

Languages

Deutsch, English, Español, Português

Overview

Step back centuries and see the well-preserved Museum Village of Óbidos and the town of Mafra from Lisbon. Wander the streets of a walled town of Óbidos, overflowing with history dating back to the 4th century B.C. . Also visit the biggest 18th century baroque palace, the Palácio Nacional de Mafra. Enjoy this city with us.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the fascinating Óbidos’ Museum Village with your expert guide.
  • Stroll the charming streets of one of Portugal’s most captivating villages.
  • Behold the beauty of the Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Monastery, Basilica and library.

Itinerary

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Obidos Village

Explore Óbidos, conquered by Portugal´s first king, D. Afonso Henriques, on January 11th, 1148. Since then, Óbidos continues to be part of Portugal’s history. Here you will visit the various highlights of the Fortified village of Óbidos. Walking inside the village also allows you to taste the Ginjinha and other local goods and crafts. Note: Each July (at an extra cost) Óbidos castle hosts a traditional ‘Medieval Market’. For two weeks the castle and the surrounding town recreate the spirit of medieval Europe. Flowing banners and heraldic flags set the mood together with hundreds of entertainers and stall holders dressed as merchants, jugglers, jesters, wandering minstrels, soldiers and more. Visitors can shop at the traditional handcrafts fair or watch medieval shows, horse displays and a costumed parade that winds its way through the streets. There are also displays of jousting knights and armed combat.

Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Discover the palace of Mafra, a magnificent building that was only possible due to the Brazilian gold that poured into the country, allowing King João V to carry out the building of the biggest baroque palaces from the 18th century. Its construction began on November 17, 1717 and it integrates 4 buildings in one: the palace, the convent, a basilica and a library. You will walk though the longest corridor ever built in a palace (232 m long). All made of limestone and marble from this region (Pêro Pinheiro and Sintra), the building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 sqm2), including 1.200 rooms, more than 4.700 doors and windows, 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards. The library itself is one of the most important in Europe, having an enormous variety of books (more than 30.000 volumes) from the XVth to the XVIIIth century. Flanked by two towers, the basilica is the “center piece” of the facade having been designed by the German architect Johann Friedrich Ludwig and commissioned by D. João V.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off at a hotel in Lisbon or from cruise port.
  • Transportation by car or van with air-conditioning.
  • Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations.
  • Private tour with Professional guide (just your group and your guide).
  • Entrance fees to Óbidos.
  • Entrance fees to Mafra National Palace, Library and Basilica.
  • During July, the entrance fee to the 'Medieval Market' in Óbidos.
  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.
  • During winter, the entrance fee to the "Chocolate " or the "Xmas" Markets in Óbidos.

Durations

5 – 7 hours

Start Time

09:00

Time

Morning (5am-12pm)

Cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Tour's Location

Accommodation pickup, Lisbon, Portugal

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Victor Baker

28/02/2021

Excellent Private Tour

Driver arrived on time at 9:00 AM. We headed to Obidos first. The drive there was long, but our driver kept us engaged in good conversations on many subjects. Once we arrived at Obidos, the charm and beauty of this historic neighborhood comes alive. There is a main street were most of the vendors are located, that begins at the parking lot. We stopped for sweets and Ginja in chocolate cups. Stopped at a shop that made fresh bread right in the front of their shop. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable about Obidos, and we appreciated his guiding us away from the crowd for most of our tour - there are hidden panoramic views not to be missed. The day continued to Mafra, where an exquisite castle filled with a rich history, delivered while walking inside. Excellent Private Tour
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Jayshree M

28/02/2021

Excellent

Absolutely loved the tour and the entire day spent with John. He was friendly,had a wealth of information not just about the tour but also in general. He was very flexible in terms of time. The small walled town of Obidos was lovely and the Mafra palace was simply stunning. I would recommend JOHN , totally worth it!
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Greg P.

28/02/2021

Great tour with Ricardo

My wife and I had a very informative and enjoyable day with Ricardo as our driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable and provided excellent tips about Portugal. Great sense of humor as well. The highlight of our 12 day visit. Highly recommended
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