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Historic Obidos and Mafra Private Tour

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Leave the traditional Lisbon & Sintra tours, and join this private tour to Óbidos and Mafra.

Discover the palace of Mafra. A magnificent building that was only possible due to the Brazilian gold that poured into the country. Therefore allowing King João 5th to carry out the building of the biggest baroque palaces from the 18th century. Step back centuries, and see the well-preserved Museum Village of Óbidos.

Lisbon Tour Guide - Joao D.
Joao D.
4.88 / 5
(8 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Any hotel/airbnb in central Lisbon

09:00 AM

Pick-up and drive to Óbidos fortified city.

You start by being picked-up for your private tour (just you and your guide), at a hotel/airbnb or cruise port in Lisbon.

From here we will drive north to Óbidos & Mafra.

Obidos, the living history

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.

Mafra National Palace, the Baroque.

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.

Ending Point

Any hotel/airbnb in central Lisbon

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What‘s included

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 tickets to Óbidos;

Entrance tickets to Mafra National Palace, Library and Basilica.

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What‘s not included

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

Tour Important Information

National monuments might close without notice, on public holidays and other special occasions!

Hotel clients must provide the following information at time of booking: hotel name and address

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Guide. The meeting point will be at your hotel or accommodation, or your Guide will meet you at a convenient location close to your hotel or accommodation.

Not available Tuesdays!

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