Come and visit the Monastery of Alcobaça, which is considered to be the first Gothic building in Portugal, whose construction was started in 1178 by the first Portuguese King, Dom Afonso Henriques, to celebrate his victory over the Moors at Santarém in March 1147. In 1997 it was classified World Heritage by UNESCO. Learn more about the founding of the Kingdom of Portugal and the role of the religious orders in the consolidation of the Christian re-conquest during this visit to Alcobaça. During our trip north of Lisbon we visit the village of Nazaré, and the mythical Lugar do Sítio, where we learn about its legend and next we visit the beaches and sit down at a local restaurant for a typical lunch of fish or seafood. On the way back to Lisbon we stop off at the medieval village of Óbidos, where we offer you the local ‘ginjinha’ liqueur in a chocolate cup.