Welcome to Ericeira

Ericeira comes from Ouriceira which means a place flush with ouriços (sea urchins). Fans of the purple version of the spiny delicacy will be delighted during the season (late October to April) and during the city's Festival do Ouriço-do-Mar in April.

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Private Tour: Seafood Festival Lunch at Fishing Village and cultural experience

Begin your tour with hotel pickup at 9:30am.  Then, you will travel in a new, air-conditioned minivan to the Fishing Village of Ericeira   (about 45 minutes) .   In the morning our first stop will be Mafra to see from outside The Palace of Mafra - monumental Baroque and Italianized Neoclassical palace-monastery and is an excellent place to stop for cake (Pastel de Mafra) and coffee before Ericeira. 11:30 AM Ericeira is a fishing village famed for its fish and seafood dishes-Check out the traditional whitewashed houses and old churches will relax your mind and send you back to a simpler, quieter time. Natural scenery also abounds, with stunning views of spectacular cliffs and beaches that will take up plenty of space on your camera’s memory card.12:40 AM Arriving the Restaurant right in front of the beautiful sea in Ericeira, you can eat the best fresh seafood meal (Crab / Lobster / Shrimp and much more) with Portuguese wine you Bear.The departure from the restaurant will be at 2:45 PM and you could choose to visit the Cabo da Roca – Roca Cape is the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal or return directly to Lisbon. The estimated arrival at the Hotel will be at 5:00PM or 6:00PM (depending if you prefer the long way or short way to return).Ericeira: Considered one of Europe’s best ‘small destinations’! Ericeira is a quite ancient town, believed to be connected with the Phoenicians. The sea has always had an essential role for the village and it was a very important port during the 19th century. This is the place where the Portuguese royal family escaped to their exile after the 1908 regicide. Ericeira is a popular beach destination, known for its natural beauty, welcoming atmosphere and delicious seafood. Have time to visit the Palace of Mafra that is a monumental Baroque and Italianized Neoclassical palace-monastery. Construction began in 1717 and was completely concluded in 1755. The palace was classified as a National Monument in 1910, and was also one of the finalists of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

$253.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Mafra and Ericeira Private Day Trip from Lisbon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, Lisbon District, Central PortugalBuilt in the 18th century by order of King João V (1689-1750) in fulfilment of a vow he made, to be blessed with an heir from his marriage to Maria Ana of Austria, or be cured of a serious illness, the Royal Convent and Palace of Mafra is the most important baroque monument in Portugal. All in limestone and marble from this region (Pêro Pinheiro and Sintra), the building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 m2), including 1.200 rooms, more than 4.700 doors and windows, 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards. Such magnificence was only possible due to the Brazilian gold that poured into the country, allowing the King to carry out his patronage of the arts and the strengthening of royal authority.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco, Mafra, Lisbon District, Central PortugalTypical Village of José Franco is a living museum to show the customs, labor activities and other aspects of rural life in Portugal.Duration: 30 minutes

$63.47 Day Trips & Excursions

Private day tour visiting two baroque palaces and the scenic Atlantic coastline from Sintra to Ericeira

If you have already visited Sintra and its western and southern surroundings, such as Estoril, Cascais and Roca Cape, you may be surprised to know that the region has much more to offer. The northern side of Sintra Hills is a place of old traditions, royal palaces and stunning views over the ocean.Among the historical attractions of the region stands out the awesome Palace of Mafra, a splendid Baroque building, considered one of greatest monuments in Portugal. Built in the 18th century, Mafra's complex (palace, convent and basilica) was ordered by the king João V, who using the incomes from the gold of Brazil, designed the building with great opulence and sumptuousness.The visit to the Palace of Mafra will help us to understand the religious and messianic ideas that dominated the King João V's reign.The palace and its construction provided the settings and background to the awarded novel “Memorial do Convento” written by José Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998.On the way to Mafra we will visit another royal palace, the National Palace of Queluz, also known as the Portuguese “Versailles”. This palace and its wonderful gardens were frequently used for glamorous parties of the nobility and as a retreat to the court.Peter I Emperor of Brazil was born in the same bedroom of the Queluz Palace, where he died 35 years later. The bedroom of the emperor was kept intact as it was, until nowadaysBetween visits to the two palaces we will have our lunch in Ericeira, a coastline village, well-known by its natural beauty, picturesque architecture, seafood restaurants and for being an important internationally known surf spot.

$46.16 Private & Custom Tours


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalNeste tour percorremos três vilas também conhecidas por pertencerem a uma região Saloia, passamos por Cascais seguindo por o Guincho que faz parte do parque natural Sintra. Cascais com uma grande extensão de areal, a serra de Sintra e as dunas conferem um enquadramento paisagístico reconhecido internacionalmente.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Farol do cabo da Roca, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalContinuando por o Cabo da Roca que é o ponto mais Ocidental de Portugal continental, assim como da Europa continental.Podemos passar por uma vasta quantidade de praias em Sintra como a Praia da Adraga, Praia da Grande, Praia Pequena, Praia das Maçãs, Azenhas do Mar, Praia da Aguda, Praia do Magoito e a Praia de São Julião, também conhecida por Praia Foz do Falcão, a ribeira da Foz do Falcão personifica a fronteira natural entre as Vilas de Sintra e Ericeira.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ericeira Sup, Ericeira, Mafra, Lisbon District, Central PortugalVamos passear em Ericeira, considerada como reserva do surf, é repleta de peixe grelhado, de saborosos marisco, belas praias, e pelos seus bolos tradicionais, podemos aproveitar tudo isso e muito mais desta Vila voltada para o mar…Duration: 2 hours

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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: National Palace of Queluz, Queluz, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalO Palácio Nacional de Queluz é um palácio do século XVIII, a sua construção iniciou-e em 1747, apesar de ser muito menor, é chamado frequentemente de “O Versalhes português”, residência real que desde o século XVIII até ao presente, esteve sempre ligada à tradição equestre portuguesa.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, Lisbon District, Central PortugalO Convento/Palácio Nacional de Mafra é composto por um palácio e mosteiro monumental em estilo barroco joanino, na vertente alemã. A sua construção começou em 1717, é constituído por 1200 divisões, mais de 4700 portas e janelas, 156 escadarias e 29 pátios e saguões.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ericeira Sup, Ericeira, Mafra, Lisbon District, Central PortugalEriceira é uma vila piscatória também conhecida pela prática do surf devido às ondas da zona, que os surfistas dizem ser diferentes, como na praia da Ribeira d’ Ilhas (reserva mundial do surf), praia dos Coxos em Ribamar, entre muitas outras.Duration: 3 hours

$90.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Mafra National Palace and Ericeira from Lisbon

Begin your private tour with pickup at your Lisbon accommodation at about 9am. In an air-conditioned Mercedes, enjoy the drive to Mafra, where you will visit the Mafra National Palace. On your tour here, see the grandiose palace-monastery, and explore the famous library. Not far from Mafra, travel back in time at Jose Franco's typical village. This working village showcases the traditional culture and handicrafts of the area. During the visit, see a permanent exhibition of the ceramic works of José Franco.Next, stop at the fishing village of Ericeira to take a stroll and stop for a lunch of fresh seafood (own expense). Continue your tour to Sintra, where you will enjoy free time to discover the monuments and downtown area. Your tour will end with transport back to your accommodation by about 6pm.