Discover a lesser-visited side of Portugal on this 6-hour sightseeing tour of Mafra and Ericeira, from Lisbon. Just beyond Portugal’s capital lies Mafra, where the Palace of Portugal sits. Built in the 18th century by King João V, your guide will walk you through it and explain its history. After Mafra, visit the village of Jose Regio, a museum of old traditional houses. Before returning to Lisbon, stop in Ericeira for a fresh Portuguese lunch and stroll through this charming village.
Your journey begins with a convenient pickup at your Lisbon hotel. From there, enjoy a brief ride to
Mafra, about 45 minutes from Lisbon. Your guide will inform you about Mafra’s history as you tour the biggest palace in Portugal.
After Mafra, venture to the quaint Portiguese village, José Franco. José Franco was a sculptor and a pottery master who had the idea to build a living museum to show the customs, labor activities and other aspects of rural life in his time, in 1945. The result is this museum village that draws attention not only to preserve the memory of an era, but also for the perfectionism that small details.
Next is Ericeira, another, yet strikingly different Portuguese village. Enjoy a leisurely Portuguese lunch, then walk it off on a stroll through the town and by the sea. When you’re done, return to Lisbon.