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Private Unesco Monasteries Tour - Alcobaça,Batalha,Toma

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Key Details
Duration
1 day
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the history of Portugal on a private tour with three incredible UNESCO Sites
  • Visit the Monastery of Alcobaca, a 12th century gothic monastery dating back to the foundation of Portugal
  • Hear the tragic love story of King Pedro I and Ines de Castro, the Romeo and Juliet of Portugal
  • Discover the massive monastery of Batalha, the 14th-century pantheon of the second Portuguese dynasty
  • Visit the tomb of "Henry, the Navigator" and get a detailed explanation of his life
  • Enter the open-air wonder of "Unfinished Chapels", a late Gothic architecture wonder and pantheon in the monastery of Batalha
  • Enjoy a lovely, free or pre-paid Portuguese lunch in the city of Batalha
  • Drive through the stunning Portuguese landscape
  • Reach the Templar City of Tomar, and be surround by a beautiful byzante chapel from the 11th century
  • See the Convent of Christ UNESCO site, famous for its late Gothic window and Byzantine chapel. Lots of Templar secrets await you here!
Overview
Visit the 3 most important UNESCO monasteries in Portugal. The intrigue and excitement will all be shared to you by your private guide, giving you ample time to move at your own pace through these UNESCO Sites.
What to Expect
These UNESCO designated sites are a must on any visit to Portugal, and with your private guide, you'll experience it in an exciting and fun day trip.

The trip begins in the Convent of Christ, the headquarters of the Templars, in Tomar. Here you will see the reason why UNESCO has classified this outstanding monument as World Heritage in 1983. It has got many styles of architecture, including Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Manueline.

Next you'll move on to the Monastery of Batalha. Construction was begun in 1386 to fulfill the promise of King João I to the Virgin Mary in return for a victory at the Battle of Aljubarrota. This stunning example of architecture makes the perfect back drop for a few well snapped photos, and your guide will inform you of all its wonderful little secrets!

And finally the Monastery of Alcobaça, founded by King Afonso Henriques. Built in 1153, the Monastery has maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its long history. The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal. Due to its artistic and historical importance, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1989. This cultural and artistic centre of the Cistercians of Portugal become the backdrop to one of the most tragic and beautiful love stories of all time – that of King Pedro I and Inês de Castro. Your guide will enlighten you on its beautiful story along the way. 
What's Included
  • Air-conditioned van transport throughout
  • Private guide
  • Skip-the-line / fast-track entry
  • Traditional sweets and bottled water
  • Personalized pick-up and drop off
  • Free time to explore at each stop
What's Not Included
  • Tickets to the monuments
  • Meals
Meeting Point

Anywhere in Lisbon e.g. airport, cruise dock, private address, or any public location (Open in Google Maps)

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Mini-Van Tour (up to 8 passengers).

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