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Private Tour - Nazaré Waves and Village from Lisbon

1. Private Tour - Nazaré Waves and Village from Lisbon

Follow in the footsteps of legendary surfers, like Garrett McNamara, Sebastian Steudtner, Carlos Burle, Rodrigo Koxa, and many others, on a full-day private tour dedicated to the big waves of Nazaré. Following a pick-up from your hotel, head out to Nazaré, an approximately 1h15 drive. The described program is the full day standard program, but as this is a private tour, it can always be changed to best suit your preferences. After a quick tour of the traditional fishing village, go to the wave watching site where the waves can be enjoyed for as long as you wish. Take a break from watching the surfers, and go to Forte S. Miguel Arcanjo, the closest to the sea that you can get to without having to suit up and swim. Pause for lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants. Savor some of the best fish and seafood in the world. After lunch, and depending on the tides, there may be some more time to watch the waves before your return transfer to Lisbon. Alternatively, if there is still time and you prefer, you can visit one of the neighboring historical towns like Alcobaça or Obidos before the drop-off at your hotel at around 5:30 PM. If you select the Half Day program the focus will be only on the wave watching. Please note that waves or surfers in Nazaré cannot be guaranteed. The most probable time for waves to happen is between October and March but waves can only be predicted a few days in advance. If there are no waves or the time you wish to spend seeing them is shorter than allocated, we will always find alternatives in the nearby area to show you the best of Portugal's West Coast.

Óbidos/Nazaré/Alcobaça/Mafra Private tour from Lisbon (9h)

2. Óbidos/Nazaré/Alcobaça/Mafra Private tour from Lisbon (9h)

On this full-day tour from Lisbon, discover the heritage left by the Cistercian order in Portugal and visit the Monastery of Alcobaça. After lunch in Nazaré, a village made famous by its giant’s waves, discover Óbidos, a medieval village completely surrounded by the old castle walls and classified as a literary town by UNESCO. Before leaving, taste the typical gastronomy, chocolate and “Ginja de Óbidos,” a kind of world-famous cherry liqueur. In the middle of the 12th century, the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques agreed with the Religious Order of the Cisterians to build the Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Alcobaça (UNESCO heritage site), the first entirely Gothic Portuguese construction. Throughout the remaining Middle Ages, the Cistercian monks had a major role diffusing the young Portuguese language and in the development of agricultural techniques. At the abbey, since 1269 the first public school was established and also assistance and work for the less favored. Here, you will also find the remarkable tombs of King Peter I and Ines de Castro, a tragic and beautiful love story, now lovers side by side for eternity. Upon arrival, it is strongly recommended to drink a cup of coffee and try the famous monastic pastries at the Alcoa pastry coffee shop. After the visit to the Abbey, you will pay a short visit to SPAL Ceramics. Afterwards, enjoy free time for lunch at the fishing village of Nazaré, outstanding for its sea related traditions and sightseeing. Stanley Kubrik and Cartier-Bresson were some of the world famous photographers that lost their way photographing the village and its traditions. The giant 30 meter waves that Garrett McNamara surfed are also famous worldwide. After lunch, stroll through the narrow alleys of Óbidos, a medieval wall surrounding the village conquered from the Moors in 1148, and taste the famous Óbidos cherry liqueur, a cultural heritage from that era.   

From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

3. From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

Explore 4 cities on a private tour from Lisbon. Depart Lisbon and head toward Fatima to visit Cova de Iria, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima's place of prayers and monuments. The Chapel of the Apparitions, considered the heart of the Sanctuary, was built in 1919, in the exact location where the Apparitions took place. In addition to the Chapel of Apparitions, enjoy a visit of the complete Sanctuary. Head then to Batalha. Classified in 1983 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Monastery of Batalha results in one of the most imposing Gothic monuments in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view over the beach of Nazare from 'Sitio,' the highest point of the village. Nazare is a traditional fisherman's village in Portugal, now a busy summer destination, which has kept its maritime traditions. Conclude your tour in the fortified village of Obidos, one of the ex-libris of Portuguese heritage. Prepare to be surprised by this medieval village surrounded by the walls of the Castle of Obidos. Taste the traditional sour cherry liqueur called Ginjinha in a chocolate cup.

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What people are saying about Nazaré

Magnificent tour, and I am pleased to praise the unsurpassed zeal, competence and flexibility on the part of the driver, Mr. Tiago, along with his vast knowledge of the region visited, his friendliness and correctness. Thank you very much!

The trip was fantastic and Our guide, Pedro, was so nice. He told very interesting things about visited places, the plan was flexible and he shew us what we asked for. I realy recomend it.

We decided to do this tour (in German) at short notice (a day before)... and have no regrets!!! We had a very nice, fun day with Pedro, thank you very much! Gladly again....

Pedro is a very personable excellent guide! We were very well informed about all the sights! All of our questions were answered by Pedro! It was a great day!

We really enjoyed the day with Pedro and received a lot of information. We would book a tour with him again.