Obidos, Alcobaça & Nazare

Location

Leiria

Description

Historical, cultural and purposeful, this private tour to Obidos, Alcobaça and Nazare has it all. Obidos is a place of ancient legends and miracles. Enter through the walls of the most romantic village in Portugal and experience some of what it was like to live in medieval times. This beautiful medieval village is a fine example of a traditional, Portuguese walled town. There is lots to see here, starting at the Porta de Vila, the main gateway into the town. Through a bustling street, lined with shops selling crafts and gift items, is the main street of Obidos. It leads to the Igreja de Santa Maria and Praca de Santa Maria, a beautiful religious building and the main church of Obidos is positioned in a quaint, picturesque square before leaving on up the hill to the castle. Next you will visit the spellbinding, gothic Monastery of Alcobaça where you will learn of some gripping stories. Gothic, impressive and spellbinding monastery. This Roman Catholic monastic complex was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso. The monastery was one of Europe's most important monasteries during the monastic age and a centre of religious study and worship for around 1,000 monks. Nazare in Portugal is now known for its big wave surfing but this small coastal town has a traditional fishing community. Support local by tasting fresh fish specialities such as grilled sardines and caldeirada at any of the excellent local restaurants. End the day at the famous lighthouse to watch the sunset over the ocean. 

Stay safe

Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed tourism agency with the Turismo de Portugal Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place to monitor and protect from Covid19:

 

– All guides vaccinated
– Guides required to regularly wash hands
– Face masks required for guides
– Regular temperature checks for guides
– Hand sanitiser and face masks available to travellers
– Transportation vehicle regularly sanitised
– Social distancing kept throughout tour
– Tour schedule adapted to visit monuments at quieter times where possible

Information

Duration: 8 hours

 

Destination: Obidos, Alcobaca and Nazare; all in the Leiria region

 

Minimum age required: All ages

 

Departure/return location: We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.

 

Return time: Approximately 17:00 PM.

 

Dress code: Casual, comfortable. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen.

 

Inclusions:
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private transportation - only your group will travel
- Certified tour guide who enters all monuments with you

 

Exclusions:
- Lunch
- Entry tickets

Tour plan

Pick up
We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.

 

Obidos Village
This beautiful medieval village is a fine example of a traditional, Portuguese walled town. There is lots to see here, starting at the Porta de Vila, the main gateway into the town. Through a bustling street, lined with shops selling crafts and gift items, is the main street of Obidos. It leads to the Igreja de Santa Maria and Praca de Santa Maria, a beautiful religious building and the main church of Obidos is positioned in a quaint, picturesque square before leaving on up the hill to the castle.

 

Alcobaça Monastery
Gothic, impressive and spellbinding monastery. This Roman Catholic monastic complex was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso. The monastery was one of Europe's most important monasteries during the monastic age and a centre of religious study and worship for around 1,000 monks.

 

Nazare
Once a productive fishing town, Nazare is full of cobbled streets and quaint buildings. You may still see some fishing traditions, such as the wives of the fisherman wearing traditional dress. Travel on up the Funicular, a century-old mode of public transport connecting the centre of Nazare to the village Sitio, on top of the hill. As you can imagine the views are amazing. Check out the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazare, a beautiful church with a famous wooden carving of the black Madonna breastfeeding the baby Jesus. Nearby is the Forte de Sao Miguel, where you will find the famous lighthouse, pictured in all the photos of Nazare´s big wave surfing with a cool surf museum inside the fort.

 

Drop off 
We return you to your accommodation within the Lisbon area.

Cancellation policy

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. 

Please note, any booking fees are non-refundable.

Please contact Hayley on info@classic-portugal.com to enquire about a cancellation.