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Mafra, Queluz and Ericeira on Private Tour

Mafra, Queluz and Ericeira

Tour Introduction

  • Tour Duration:
    8–9 hours
  • From
    €85.00 /person

In the city of Queluz, we highlight two monuments of extreme importance, the beautiful Palace of Queluz often called "the Portuguese Versailles" and the Pousada D. Maria I, which once housed the King's royal guard. In the village of Mafra, it is impossible remain indifferent to the monumental Palace of Mafra ordered by D. João V. Recently the Palace is qualified as UNESCO. Its magnificent beaches extend along the coast and the Atlantic Ocean offers the best and most delicious fresh fish and seafood that complete a wonderful day in Ericeira, this picturesque fishing village, which has the sea as its inspiring source, is well known for surfing and is part of the world circuit of the sport. Held in our company, on this tour in a comfortable and 100% flexible way.

Itinerary

Introduction

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  • Visit: Palácio Nacional e Jardins de Queluz

    Stop: 45 minutes (Admission excluded) - The Palace of Queluz with a beautiful decoration filled with pieces of enormous value, became the official residence of royalty, especially the Portuguese prince regent, the future D. João VI, as well as his family, until the flight of the royal family to Brazil due to the French invasions. In this palace was born D. Pedro IV or D. Pedro I of Brazil. It also served as a discreet place of imprisonment for Queen Mary I, "Mary Louca", while her madness continued to worsen after D. Pedro's death.

    Visit: Palacio Nacional de Mafra

    Stop: 60 minutes (Admission excluded) - In the village of Mafra, it is impossible to remain indifferent to the monumental Palace of Mafra, which was erected by D. João V in 1711. Known also as a place of welcoming people, there is also the famous Tapada de Mafra with an area of 1187 hectares and surrounded by a wall with a length of 21 km. The Tapada has a great diversity of animal and vegetable species. The palace, located in the center of the village, is the most luxurious national convent in the Baroque style and also houses, in addition to the Convent, a Basilica and the Royal Library. The Library displays a precious collection of more than 40,000 books with gold bindings, including the first edition of the Luís de Camões Lusíadas. It also has a set of six organs, unique in the World for size and beauty.

    Visit: Ericeira

    Stop: 3 hours - Ericeira is a very old village, with traces of the time of the Phoenicians, but it was only in the 19th century that this village grew, thanks to the commercial development of the port at this time. The embarkation for the exile of the Portuguese royal family, an episode that marks the end of the national monarchist regime, will forever make the port of Ericeira one of the most emblematic and dramatic places in our history. Its magnificent beaches extend along the coast and the Atlantic Ocean offers the best and most delicious fish and fresh seafood that complete a wonderful day in Ericeira. This picturesque fishing village, which has the sea as an inspiring source, is well known for surfing and is part of the world circuit of the sport.

Whats included

  • Guide

    Private guide and accompaniment to all monuments

  • Insurance

    Compulsory insurance

  • Transport

    Private pick up and drop off at the hotel or apartment in air Air-conditioned vehicle.

Not included
  • Tickets

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  • Lunch

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  • Entry/Admission Fees

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