Welcome to Leiria

Dom Afonso III convened a cortes (Portugal’s early parliament) here in 1254; Dom Dinis established his main residence in the castle in the 14th century; and in 1411 the town’s sizeable Jewish community built Portugal’s first paper mill. Modern-day Leiria has a pleasant, low-key urban buzz and makes a convenient base for visiting nearby sights, including Alcobaça, Batalha, Fátima and the Pinhal de Leiria – all easily accessible by bus.

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Wine Tasting with food, Óbidos, Alcobaça and Nazare start in Lisbon private tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Castelo de Obidos, Obidos, Leiria District, Central PortugalMediaval village of Óbidos, in the top 10 of the most beautiful medieval towns in Europe, where you can enjoy a magnificent and romantic historical center, surrounded by walls of classic battlements, composed of a labyrinth of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses White. Not to be missed is the delicious cherry liqueur from ÓbidosDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Nazaret, Nazare, Leiria District, Central PortugalWe will leave for Vila da Nazaré, with a mild climate and natural beauty, with the oldest traditions of Portugal linked to the ancient fishing arts. Also known to hold the record of the largest surfing wave in the world. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Alcobaca, Alcobaca, Leiria District, Central PortugalThe city of Alcobaça became notable after the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarém from the Moors in 1147. The church later evolved into the Monastery of Alcobaça, one of the most magnificent gothic monuments in the country. In the church are the tombs of Pedro I of Portugal and his murdered mistress Inês de CastroDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Museu Do Vinho De Alcobaca, Alcobaca, Leiria District, Central PortugalThe renovated Wine Museum of Alcobaça reopened to the public in June 2013. Considered one of the jewels of the national wine heritage, it is installed in the old wine cellar that, in 1874, José Eduardo Raposo de Magalhães had it built there to implement and develop its production of wines JEM. The building represents a museological heritage of major importance in the wine-growing context in Portugal. Enriched during the 70's, 80's and 90's by Eng. Paixão Marques, the museological collection is the most complete in the country with regard to winemaking, covering significant aspects of the material culture of wine of unquestionable historical, scientific, industrial and ethnography that go from the seventeenth century to the advent of the twenty-first century. Composed of a universe with more than 8500 pieces of furniture, the permanent collection contemplates various types ranging from enology, ethnology, traditional technology, industrial archeology to the graphic arts, plastic or decorative. An integrated set within the concept of thematic exhibition and site musealization, contextualizing viticulture and viniculture (at different historical moments), correlative industries (cooperage, bottling, packaging glass), storage, distribution or consumption of wineDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Cortem Winery, Leiria, Leiria District, Central PortugalSituated in the Estramadura (Lisboa Wines) in the DOC Obidos region, the vineyards are set in Hilly country near to Caldas da Rainha, The climate is temperate to cool, with a strong maritime influence and summer temperatures seldom above 30 degrees. Late harvests lead to well-structured wines with natural acidity but sometimes high alcohol content. Our vines were planted between 2000 and 2005 on cleared fields previously unused for 30 years and have been grown organically from the beginning leading to full certification in 2010. Grapes and wines of this vintage and beyond are organically certified.Our charming and romantic wine tasting room " Sala de Provas" is probably the oldest building here and is a place where our wines can be savoured in a traditional atmosphere together with the food prepared and served by Helga, which truly compliment the wines. We host regular wine tastings, by appointment, and we don't rush you, givng you up to eight different red wines, a talk about wine making and a slide show of the work and life at Cortém. The food, made by Helga, never runs out, and specialties of Cortém (cheese feet) and many other ones are served!Duration: 3 hours

$31.97 Transfers & Ground Transport


This exclusive transfer service provides you with comfortable transportation between your designated location in Lisbon to your chosen destination in Leiria.  On the 90 minutes private ride you’re ensured of the best possible service, along with comfort, safety, and flexibility, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. If you’re arriving at Lisbon International Airport just collect your luggage and clear customs and you’ll be greeted by your driver, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. If your pick-up is at a hotel in Lisbon, you’ll be met by the driver and quickly be on your way to Leiria. Please, read the information below: - The transfer is only ONE WAY - We wait 1h30 after the  flight arrivel time. After 1h30, we'll charge 40€/Hour - The meeting point is in front of Vodafone Store, to avoid crowds in the arrivals area and to make sure you're going to see your name. The airport is very small and as soon as your arrive you'll see Vodafone Store. We'll wait for you there with a sign with your name - We offer 1 bottled water per person, for FREE, included in the price of the transfer - Please, always inform us if there will be children in the transfer. In Portugal is mandatory to have seats for children until 12 years old. Otherwise, we are able to have a huge ticket.

$45.67 Kid Friendly

Nazaré Alcobaça Batalha Fátima Tomar - Private Tour Full Day With a Local

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nazaret, Nazare, Leiria District, Central PortugalWe will see the best spots in Nazaré. We will meet the 3 most important points in Nazaré, including it's village beach and the North Beach where the biggest waves are surfed.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Alcobaca, Alcobaca, Leiria District, Central PortugalWe will make a stop to see the monastery, castle ruins, and we will go by walk to see the city center and it's attractions. Wine Tour available if you wish to visit (not available on Mondays)Duration: 1 hourPass By: Castelo de Porto de Mos, Porto de Mos, Leiria District, Central PortugalWe will have the opportunity to see this amazing and different castle that offers us some stunning views to the Aires & Candeeiros MountainsStop At: Pia do UrsoThis is a must to get to know. Typical Village built with rocks that will give you some different perspective about this region. We will have the opportunity to walk by it and to discover an amazing Eco Sensorial Park.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Fatima, Santarem District, Central PortugalWe will make a stop in Religious Fátima, where we will go by walk to discover this amazing Sanctuary and it's surroundings. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castelo de Tomar, Tomar, Santarem District, Central PortugalWe will visit Tomar where we can discover it's amazing Convent and it's surrounding gardens. If you wish we can go in and visit the inside of the Convent.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Batalha Monastery, Batalha, Leiria District, Central PortugalWe will make a stop to see the monastery, where we can go inside and see the church side and if you wish we can go to the paid part of the monastery. We will also see the surroundings of Batalha.Duration: 1 hour

$24.72 Transfers & Ground Transport

Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Leiria

Skip the long lines for taxis and the hassle of navigating public transportation when you arrive at the Lisbon airport, Port or Train Station Gare Oriente. Book this private transfer and travel in comfort and safety from the airport to Leiria with a professional driver. Enjoy a hassle-free private transfer from the Lisbon airport or Port or Train Station Gare Oriente to Leiria, and experience a personal meet and greet in the airport arrivals hall or Port or Train Station. Sit back and relax in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle and get useful tips from the driver on the top places to visit.