Monastery of Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos

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.

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Tour to the Convent of Christ in Tomar, with a visit to the Shrine of Fatima

From the fortification of the Knights Templar and headquarters of the Order of Christ, through to being a convent and residence of nobles, the main chapters of Portuguese history from the 12th to the 19th Century are represented in the architecture of the monumental complex of Tomar. Our tour takes us through the great moments of the history of Portugal, from the founding of the Kingdom, through to the Discoveries, the Golden Age of Brazil and the Liberalism of the 19th Century. We will travel from Lisbon to Tomar by motorway, in order to have the maximum possible time for our visit to the town.

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Tour to the Monastery of Batalha through the route of the country-side

Come and visit the Monastery of Batalha, built by King Dom João I in 1386, in honour of Santa Maria da Vitória. This monument was built by the Portuguese monarch to thank for the victory of Portugal at the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 against the powerful Spanish army. This battle between David and Goliath marks the beginning of the Second Dynasty of Portugal, and opens the way to the great Maritime Discoveries of the 15th and 16th Centuries. The Monastery of Batalha is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and it took more than a hundred years to build, spanning several reigns. In 1983 the monument was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

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Trip to Évora, Arraiolos & Almendres Cromlech

In a relaxed way this tour enables you to discover Évora and its monuments, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Évora is known as the museum town of Portugal, as the town is surrounded by walls within which many monuments tell a tale about the various important moments of Portugal’s history. In its surroundings we visit the Cromeleque of Almendres, which is the most important megalithic site in the Iberian Peninsula, and the village of Arraiolos, known for the manufacture of the rugs that bear the same name, whose origin dates back to the 15th Century.

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