Mafra, José Franco, Ericeira, Sintra Tour – FAQ

Mafra, José Franco, Ericeira, Sintra Tour – FAQ

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At what time tour starts?

Tour starts at 9:00 am. Different pick up time and location on request. You can find time when guide will come to pick you up in your booking invoice.

How big is the group?

Number of tour participants you indicate in booking form. Example:2, 8, 15 participants, etc.

I am alone, solo traveler, can I join the tour?

Yes, price is calculated per group.

How many hours will takes this tour?

Mafra private full day tour takes 8 hours

Do you come to pick me up from my hotel?

Yes, we do pick up at hotels too in case you choose that option during booking process. Make sure that you write correct address of your hotel or accomodation from where we should pick you up.

What is the difference between group and private tour?

Group tour means you join the group up to 7 people and share tour with other participants and private tour is made special for you and amount of participants you indicate in booking form.

What is the charge for the teenager/child/infant?

The price listed for group. Please inform us about age of your kids, so we can arrange them proper car seats.

I would like to book a tour but we have 10-15 people in our group. You only list prices for tours with a maximum of 8. Is it possible?

Yes, of course. The maximum of 8 is mentioned because it is the maximum capacity of our vehicles. In case you are more than 8 people, and in order to ensure maximum comfort & attention, we will use 2 vans or private comfortable bus. Please send us an email with your needs or indicate it in request form and we’ll send back our prices as soon as possible.

At what time tour will finish?

Mafra – Jose Franco – Ericeira – Sintra tour finish around 17:00. Our private tours are flexible and always can be extend. Extra hours will charge extra


First of all guide will meet you in front of your hotel or at meeting point referring on option chosen during the booking. Make sure you didn’t forget to take your camera with you. For your comfort, we use only 8-seat air-conditioned vehicle by Mercedes-Benz. When everybody is on board we ready to move forward. We will break away from Lisbon’s rush and move to the residence of Portuguese king – Mafra palace. The grandiose monument was built in 1717 to celebrate the birth of a daughter to King João V and includes a convent and a basilica. At one point there were 45,000 men working on it, and several artists came from abroad, with 7,000 soldiers overseeing the workforce. They ended up creating 5,200 doorways, 2,500 windows, 880 halls and rooms, 154 staircases, 29 courtyards, and two bell towers boasting the world’s largest collection of bells (57 in each) that can be heard for 24km (15 miles) when they’re played on Sunday

Your next stop you will find on the way to Ericeira. Village – museum Jose Franco is the miniature reconstruction of a village Sobreiro. The miniature rural scenes and animated figures recreate the practices and customs of the region. Visitors can also travel back in time to an old-style schoolroom, a barber-dentist’s shop and Auntie Helena’s grocery store.

After we landing in Ericeira. Today, it is a popular destination for local and visiting tourists, as well as surfers from around the world. This fishing village was included in the list of the 10 “coolest small cities in Europe”. It is famous for its history, cliffs, sandy beaches, surfing, fresh seafood and fresh fish.

Afterwards the tour continues to Sintra, mainly through rural landscapes. Discover Sintra’s monuments and downtown where you’ll have some time to explore old streets of Sintra and checking village viewpoint.

After lunch, we begin the second part of our tour to one of the most astonishing views in whole Portugal – the westernmost point of Continental Europe “Cabo da Roca”. Just imagine – what else could be a better souvenir than a certificate proving that you have reached the very end of the world?

Next stop is absolutely beautiful rock wall with the very dramatic name – Mouth of Hell (Boca do Inferno). This breathtaking chasm located on a cliff seashore close to Cascais will engage you with crashing waves. After viewing the landscape of Mouth of Hell we will stop at the fishing village -Cascais with its lovely harbor full of small fishing boats. This town in the 19th century became favorite summer destination of the European aristocracy and noble families for its idyllic location and a pleasant climate. We have a relaxing walk along the bay of Cascais. Our last stop is your Lisbon accommodation spot. We take you there by A EN6 – Avenida Marginal along the coast, passing by Estoril until Lisbon, admiring the beautiful coast and it’s beaches.