Mafra and Ericeira, Private Tour, Full Day – Classic Portugal

Discover the wonders of Portugal’s coastline and countryside on this one day tour. 

Mafra is a traditional and picturesque Portuguese town, home to one of Europe’s largest and most extravagant palaces, the National Palace of Mafra. With it’s relaxed pace and cafe-lined streets it’s easy to sit and enjoy a coffee here. Nearby you have two interesting places: Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco – a handmade miniatures town and Tapada Nacional de Mafra – a former Royal hunting ground.

Ericeira is a charming coastal fishing town, very popular with surfers. Walk around the traditional fishermans cottages and the more trendy surfer bars and cafes. Here you will find amazing fresh fish and seafood. We finish the tour at a beautiful Ericeira beach where we can even arrange a surf lesson for you!

Tour Details 

Sightseeing Tour – 8 Hours – Private driver

You will enjoy Portuguese history, stunning coastlines and countryside, quaint fisherman village and beaches

The tour includes free wifi, professional private driver and insurance.

The tour does not include entry fees to museums, galleries and monuments, an official tour guide to enter with you (available on request), lunch

Our Promise To You

All our tours are with a registered private driver who not only drives but also shares with you their local experience and stories of the region. Should you wish an official tour guide to accompany you on your trip and enter the museums, attractions and monuments with you this can be arranged at an extra fee. We always pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in the Lisbon area. All our cars and minivans are modern, comfortable and come with air-conditioning. We also offer luxury vehicles on request. Please bring along your own refreshments for the journey, as we no longer offer clients single use plastic bottles of water as we are trying to do our bit for the environment.

The Highlights

National Palace of Mafra – Why was such a large palace built in Mafra? This is so much to discover in this imposing palace. Our favourites nclude the Basilica with 92 bells and 6 organs, a magnificent library, monks cells, an infirmary and a convent. 

Tapada Nacional de Mafra – A former Royal park and hunting ground, Mafra’s National Park is home to deers, boars and many more varieties of mammals, reptiles and birds. Take a walk on one of the trails or ride the small train. Perfect for children.

Aldeia  Tipica Jose Franco – On a road between Mafra and Ericeira is a picturesque miniatures village, handmade by Jose Franco and is another activity perfect for children. The miniature scenes recreate local customs of the region and take you back in time.

Ericeira Village – Wander the streets of this pretty fishing village and stop to enjoy some fresh fish and regional wine.

Riberia d’Ilhas – This beautiful beach is a popular place for surfers due to its reliable reef break. It boasts some great facilities such as beachfront bar with outdoor terrace, great restaurant, changing rooms, showers, walkways, umbrellas and sunbeds for hire. Everything you could need for a few hours at the beach! 

Personalise This Tour

You may wish to adapt the tour highlights above to suit you. If there is some place specific you wish to see which is not listed just let us know! We want to create your perfect tour and we always provide you with a detailed itinerary of the day.

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