On this tour we’ll drive north of Lisbon to discover the old trading routes and origins of Portugal. It will pleasantly combine history, culture and beautiful scenery. You’ll discover majestic monuments like the Convent of Christ (the Templar’s headquarters) and the Monastery of Batalha. The Portuguese deep ocean culture is perfectly represented by the town of Nazaré – home to the biggest waves in the world (it holds the Guinness world record for the biggest wave ever surfed) and a strong fishing culture. We’ll also discover the unique medieval walled town of Óbidos, its historic streets and traditional architecture.
3 to 4 people
5 to 8 people
150 € per person
100 € per person
75 € per person
Full day (at a relaxed pace)
The suggested start time is at 8:30am (flexible) and we normally finish at around 6:00pm.
At your Hotel/AirBnb location
Enjoy a complimentary Hotel pick up from your guide at 8:30am (suggested time) and enjoy a 1:30h ride to our first stop – the Convent of Christ in Tomar.
You’ll see exquisite 900-year-old architecture and learn about how the Knights Templars influenced the history of Portugal.
From Tomar we’ll drive to the Monastery of Batalha to hear about another key moment in our history – when the Portuguese fought the Spanish for their independence on one of the biggest medieval field battles in European history. The grandiosity of this gothic Monastery is something to admire.
After an enjoyable lunch in Batalha we’ll head to Nazaré and appreciate its beautiful coastal views, the fishing village vibe and visit the place where the biggest waves in the world are surfed before crashing against the tall cliffs.
On our way back to Lisbon we’ll stop at the picturesque medieval walled town of Óbidos. You can taste its traditional cherry liqueur while admiring its simple and unique architecture which lies at the foot of a medieval Castle.
After this pleasant visit your guide will drive you back to your Hotel/AirBnB or another place of your choice.
Note: When activities are added schedule and itinerary might have to be adapted; All activities are subject to availability;