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Lisbon to Ribatejo Region with Wine Tasting Private Day-Trip

Begin with a pickup from your centrally located Lisbon hotel, and then journey north out of the city to the Ribatejo region, where wine has been produced for some 2,000 years. Traveling by private, air-conditioned minivan, take in stunning countryside views and ask your personal guide any questions you have.After around an hour, arrive at Quinta da Lagoalva, a renowned wine estate that dates back to the 12th century. Tour the vineyards on a 30-minute horse-drawn carriage ride, and learn about the history of the estate as well as its traditional winemaking methods. Then, explore the winery’s buildings and cellars before sampling two varietals of local red wine with chouriço sausage and bread during a guided wine tasting.Next, continue to Almeirim city for lunch (own expense). Visit a local restaurant where you’ll have the opportunity to sample sopa da pedra (stone soup). As you eat, hear the tale of the lonely friar who is said to have first created this flavorful dish with nothing more than a stone and the generosity of the townsfolk.Then, make for Vieira do Escaroupim in the heart of the Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve. See the stilt huts where local fisherman used to live and look out for wild horses grazing freely along the river. If there’s time, visit Falcoaria Real (Royal Falcon Training Center) in the surviving part of the old royal complex of Salvaterra de Magos. Get up close to breeds of eagles, falcons and owls rarely seen in captivity, and discover the center’s effort to preserve the ancient art of falcon training.When the time comes, hop back inside your private minivan and travel back to Lisbon. On route, make one final stop at either Quinta do Casal Branco or Casa Cadaval wine estate, where you’ll try two more local red wines along with cookies. After your tasting, visit the horse stables where you’ll see Lusitano horses. Also known as Iberian horses, these beautiful horses can’t be found anywhere else in the world.Your tour then concludes back at your Lisbon hotel.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

$57.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small Groups Tour Fátima Full Day ( 9 hours )

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Fatima, Santarem District, Central PortugalWe will be in the Shrine of Fatima, attend a Mass, we will have time to pray, we will visit the house where the little shepherds lived.Let's visit the Hungarian Calvary.We visited the largest store in Portugal for religious articlesLet us be a whole day in the peace of Our Lady of Fatima with Jesus Christ and the Virgin MaryDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Casa De Lucia, Fatima, Santarem District, Central PortugalVisit the house where the little Shepherds livedDuration: 30 minutes

$45.67 Kid Friendly

Levada Walk Caldeirão Verde in Small Groups

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Green Cauldron (Caldeirao Verde), Madeira IslandsCaldeirão Verde, SantanaDuration: 5 hours

$28.54 Water Sports

Surfski kayaking

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productlearn how to Surfski paddle (kayaking) while seeing Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia from a different view Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Douro Marina, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Northern Portugal

$48.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour - Full Day Sintra and Cascais

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: National Palace of Queluz, Queluz, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe National Palace of Queluz is an 18th century palace located in the city of Queluz in the municipality of Sintra, Lisbon district. One of the last large rococo-style buildings erected in Europe, the palace was built as a summer nook for D. Pedro de Bragança, who later became the husband and king consort of his niece, Queen Maria I of Portugal .It served as a discreet place of imprisonment for the queen D. Maria I while her madness continued to worsen after the death of D. Pedro in 1786. After the fire that struck Ajuda Palace in 1794, the Palace of Queluz became the the official residence of the Portuguese prince regent, the future D. João VI, and his family. It stayed like this until the flight of the royal family to Brazil in 1807, due to the French invasion of Portugal.The construction of the Palace began in 1747, having as architect Mateus Vicente de Oliveira. Despite being much smaller, it is often called "the Portuguese Versailles". From 1826, the palace slowly ceased to be the favorite of the Portuguese rulers. In 1908, it became state property. After a severe fire in 1934, which destroyed its interior, the Palace was extensively restored and today is open to the public as a tourist spot.National Palace of QueluzOne of the wings of the Queluz Palace, the Dona Maria Pavilion, built between 1785 and 1792 by the architect Manuel Caetano de Sousa, is now an exclusive guest room for foreign heads of state visiting Portugal.It was classified as a National Monument in 1910.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe National Palace of Pena, popularly referred only to Palácio da Pena or Castelo da Pena, is located in the village of Sintra, parish of São Pedro de Penaferrim, municipality of Sintra, in the district of Lisbon, Portugal. It represents one of the main expressions of 19th century architectural Romanticism in the world, being the first palace in this style in Europe, erected about 30 years before the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.On July 7, 2007 he was elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.The palace is open for sightseeing, in 2013 it had 755 735 visitors making it the most visited monumental palace in the country that year.The Pena Palace was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Cabo da Roca, Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central PortugalCabo da Roca is the westernmost point of mainland Portugal, as well as continental Europe. It is located in the parish of Colares, Sintra municipality and district of Lisbon. The place is visitable, not until the extreme but until a zone to the altitude of 140 m. The cable forms the western end of the Serra de Sintra, precipitating over the Atlantic Ocean. Luís Vaz de Camões described it as the place "Where the land ends and the sea begins" (in Os Lusíadas, Canto III). A stone pattern with a tombstone mark this geographical feature to all who visit this place. Its flora is diverse and, in many cases, it has unique species, being the object of several studies that also extend to geomorphology, among others.In the zone there is a lighthouse (Cabo da Roca Lighthouse) and a tourist shop. It is inserted in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, in an area of ​​easy access and of great tourist affluence, being many people who visit it. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Central PortugalCascais is a Portuguese village, seat of the homonymous municipality (county), which is part of the District and the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon. In 2016, its population was of 210 625 inhabitants distributed in an area of 97,40 km ².The municipality or municipality of Cascais is subdivided into four parishes (Alcabideche, Carcavelos and Parede, Cascais and Estoril and São Domingos de Rana).Its origin as independent entity dates from the Letter of the Town, of 7 of June of 1364, in which the king D. Pedro I of Portugal separated it from the term of Sintra by virtue of its economic development. Administratively, it only becomes independent in 1514, when it is provided with a charter of its own. The town of Cascais, as in recent years, especially with the cities of Lisbon, Porto and Fatima, has become one of the main tourism destinations in Portugal, to the point that a small tourist tax has been overnight stays. Duration: 40 minutes

$73.87 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Fátima Santuary

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Monastery of Alcobaca, Alcobaca, Leiria District, Central PortugalThe Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça, also known as the Real Abbey of Santa Maria de Alcobaça or simply as the Monastery of Alcobaça, is a monastery located in the city of Alcobaça, in the region of Centro, Portugal, the first fully Gothic work erected in soil Portuguese. It was begun in 1178 by the monks of the Order of Cister. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCODuration: 1 hourStop At: Nazaret, Nazare, Leiria District, Central PortugalThe municipality, and the parish was designated Pederneira until 1912, year in which, by law, the toponym was changed to Nazaré. The old municipality of Pederneira had a charter, in 1514, given by D. Manuel I, and was integrated into the Alcobaça areas.Pederneira, currently one of the districts of the village of Nazaré, also maintains the building of the old Town Hall, the pillory, the Mother Church of Our Lady of the Sands and the church of the Misericordia, as testimony to its former condition as a county town .Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazareth located on the site.The toponym Nazaré is intrinsically linked to the Legend of Our Lady of Nazareth.Throughout the 20th century, Nazaré progressively evolved from a fishing village to a village dedicated to tourism, having been one of the first points of international tourist interest in Portugal. The tourism industry is today one of the main employers of the village.A woman from Nazareth with the traditional seven skirts.It is part of the Nazarene tradition the use of seven skirts by their women. The explanation is not consensual, but it is closely linked to the task: the Nazarenes had a habit of waiting for their husbands and sons, from the return of fishing, on the beach, sitting on the beach, spending hours there in their wake. They used the various skirts to cover themselves, the top ones to protect the head and shoulders of the sea and the others to cover the legsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Obidos Castle, Obidos, Leiria District, Central PortugalThe castle stands at an altitude of 79 meters above sea level, with an irregular rectangular (organic) shape, mixing elements of the Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline and Baroque styles, distributed in two main areas: the castelejo do Castelo, or Pousada de Óbidos) and the intra-muros district.The perimeter of the walls, reinforced by towers of square and cylindrical plan, reaches 1,565 meters, totally crossed by an adarve defended by ameado parapeito. In some places, the walls are 13 meters high.The eastern portion of the wall forms the nucleus of the broadest castle that surrounds the castle and the village, which, extending on both sides to the south for 500 meters, closes the perimeter at the tip, called the Facho Tower.The access is made by four doors and two shutters, highlighting the Door of the Village or Door of Our Lady of Mercy, surmounted by an inscription, there placed by the king D.João IV (1640-1656), and that reads: A Our Lady was conceived without original sin. Inside there is a chapel with a balcony, covered with tiles from the 18th century.Also noteworthy are:The pillory of the village, erected in granite. It has on one side the shield with the royal arms, and on the other the cameraman of D. Leonor, which this queen donated to the village in memory of the net in which the fishermen brought her her dead son in a hunting accident. In the past, criminals and criminals were exposed and punished.The aqueduct of the village, with a length of 3 km, joining Mount da Usseira and Óbidos. It was built by Queen D. Catherine of Austria, wife of King João III (1521-1557), carrying the water that supplied the fountains of Óbidos.The Cruzeiro da Memória, built in commemoration of the capture of Óbidos to the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques, marks the place where he built camp before conquering the village.Duration: 1 hour