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$74.46 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

$63 Private & Custom Tours

Natural Heritage, Caves, Water Springs and Salt Pans from Nazaré

The day begins with a short visit to Porto de Mós Medieval Castle, built on the ruins of an ancient Roman stand guard. Continue the tour travelling along mountain roads that lead to the Serra d’Aire and Candeeiros Natural Park where we will visit the largest and most impressive portuguese natural caves, that can be compared to a huge underground cathedral. The next stop will be at the Pia do Urso sensory Park, where we can take a thirty minutes stroll along the pedestrian circuit, followed by free time for lunch. After lunch, visit the Olhos de Água do Alviela, one of the most important water springs in Portugal. Alcanede, a small town known for its quarries and the estuary salt-pans of Rio Maior are some of the main natural treasures of the region. Return at 6pm to your accommodation in Nazaré.

$229.11 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Discover the Knight's Templar from Lisbon

Begin your journey with a pickup by your private guide, then head to Santarém. Santarém is an important geographical location to the Christian reconquest, and here begins your dive into the story of the Knight’s Templar. Visit the castle and attain an overview of the vast farmlands of Ribatejo. View Graça Church, where the founder of Brazil, Pedro Alvares Cabral, is buried. Continue to Almourol Castle, one of the finest examples of 12th-century medieval military architecture. Later, discover Tomar, a town known for the Castle and Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was the location of the Knights Templar in Portugal, thereafter known as the Knights of Christ.Finally, see the historic center of Tomar with a visit to its two Templar Churches and the Synagogue of Tomar. Still in the beautiful city of Tomar, finish this intense and magical journey through the ancient world of the Knights Templar, by climbing one of the most wonderful aqueducts Portugal, the Aqueduct Pegões. Here, you will catch sight of the stunning horizon before beginning your journey back to your accommodations.

$20.62 Tours & Sightseeing

Sintra City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Sintra is an elegant and beautiful city, boasting countless multi-coloured buildings, palaces and many forests. It may be one of Portugal’s more relaxed cities, but there is still many sights for tourists to explore! Hop-on at Stop 1, the Estacao de Caminhos de Ferro (Sintra Railway Station) and start your City Sightseeing adventure! Hop-off and explore popular tourist spots, including the amazing Pena Palace. It's striking multi-coloured exterior makes it stand out along the city's skyline - making it a must-see attraction during your visit to Sintra. Passengers can also dive into the city's history at attractions such as the Castelo dos Mouros. Not only will you learn a little more about Sintra, but it's hilltop location means you can also enjoy amazing panoramic views as you explore. Take a break from its historic sights and wonderful architectures and hop-off at the amazing Portao dos Lagos. Here, take a stroll through the enchanting forests that fill Sintra, or even take a picnic to enjoy in the woodland or by the lake! If you'd prefer something a little more relaxing, hop-off at the famous Colares Wine Cellar and indulge in some wine tasting (Over 18's only). Once you’re done here, you can also enjoy a stroll down to the stunning Praia Grande Beach and finish off your exploration through Sintra by relaxing along the coast and admiring the sea views. The tour stops along the route include: Estação de Caminhos de Ferro Palácio Nacional de Sintra Portão dos Lagos Castelo dos Mouros Palácio Nacional da Pena Igreja de S. Pedro de Penaferrim Volta do Duche Passengers can join the tour at any of the tour stops mentioned above. Buses depart from each stop between every 30-60 minutes, depending on the season and the local traffic.

$687.32 Tours & Sightseeing

Ribatejo Countryside Experience - Full Day Tour From Lisbon

Come discover one of the main countryside regions of Portugal. On this private tour, with an approximate duration of 8H, we depart from Lisbon in direction to Valada do Ribatejo, where you can visit its church from 1211 and the lovely riverside. For lunch we reccommend one of the main typical dishes of the region - Caldeirada de Enguias, or Torricado – a kind of bruschetta with grilled codfish or sardines. This tour includes a few experiences, one of which is a boat trip where you’ll sail along the Tejo river and contemplate it’s beauty. Visit the gorgeous estate “Casa Cadaval”, where you’ll observe the diferente kinds of birds, mares and foals in freedom. Finish your tour with horseback riding lesson in the village of Muge (Salvaterra de Magos) and a wine tasting of the most distinguished wines of the region to end your countryside experience perfectly.

$108.83 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Coimbra (City of Students) and Santarém (Gothic City) Heritage City with lunch

For those who are in Lisbon, we designed a magnificent Tour to discover the emblematic city of Coimbra and Santarém (Heritage and Gothic City’s). Enjoy the enchanted and fantastic city of Coimbra, the first capital of Portugal for 200 years during the reigns of the earliest monarchs. At 8 AM, our private driver/guide will pick you up at your Hotel and will drive you to Coimbra, where we will arrive at 10:30AM after a stop to relax and take a drink or eat. On arrival in Coimbra, our driver/guide will lead you to the city’s main sites like the famous University of Coimbra, Botanical Garden, Machado de Castro Museum, Convent de Santa Clara a Velha and Coimbra Old Church. University of Coimbra: Founded in 1290 holds Bibliotheca Joanina, the famous University library that is richly decorated with exotic wood in green, red, and gold. The library now operates as a museum with an amazing collection of about 300,000 volumes. It was recently named as UNESCO World Heritage. Botanical Garden: Created by the Marquês of Pombal, Botanical Garden is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Portugal, covering an area of up to 13 acres. Machado de Castro Museum: It is one of the most important art museums in Portugal, containing Roman material from excavations, medieval sarcophaguses, Romanesque and Gothic sculpture in stone and wood, goldsmith’s work, furniture, tapestries, porcelain and paintings. Sé Velha (Coimbra Old Cathedral): The Cathedral dates back from the reign of King Afonso Henriques and is based on Romanesque style, which was popular at that period in Coimbra. It is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Portugal. Convento de Santa Clara a Velha: Located on the left bank of Mondego River, it’s a beautiful representation of the Gothic style in Portugal. Lunch at 1PM (included in the tour price) at Coimbra City. Enjoy dishes up excellent regional cooking, with good-value, high quality from Seafood and all kindsand bacalhau (codfish). At 3:00PM is time to back to Lisbon with a stop drive at Santarém (Capital of Gothic) (60Km from Lisbon) to visit Santarém main square, Praça Sá da Bandeira, was the scene of the gruesome execution of Inês de Castro's murderers in 1357 and not far from there is the Portas do Sol Park, commanding views over the Tagus River and the plains of the Ribatejo province. The arriving in Lisbon will be around 6 PM.Why choose a Private Tour? You can personalize each step of your tour.You could plan all of the things that you want to do;You have all our attention; You can have your time to visit places, where to eat etc; Our friendly driver/guide will show you the best of each place;So, with a Private Tour you get the most out of our vacation.