8 pax
8 hours

Porto – Alcobaça – Óbidos

A trip to take lightly and smoothly, so that the weight of history won’t bend us because of how rich and full it will be, through the cities, villages, and monuments of a history which Portugal proudly hoists in the five corners of its flag.
In Alcobaça, we surrender to the imposing and magnificent architectural complex that is the Monestary of Alcobaça, one of the seven wonders of Portugal, in the category of Monuments, built in the late 12th century. This was the first fully Gothic construction built in the Kingdom of Portugal, and it is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Still intoxicated by the beauty of this monument, we will learn a little bit about a more recent culture with embossed Portuguese ceramics, through a visit to one of the factories of this city. We challenge you to tinker and model with ceramic clay, and even paint, if you dare pick up the brushes. Feel free to create.
Afterwards, we will set out to Óbidos, accompanied by the sea breeze coming from Peniche. Inhale and relax, before history surprises us again with a vision of a different time, spent within castle walls and powerful kingdoms.
Óbidos, a village classified by UNESCO as a Literary City in 2015 (view more),

was born as Oppidum, on top of a cliff which stands out in surrounding plains, where the Celtic folk, fishermen and farmers, which settled in the region, built a fortification through the 4th Century BC to protect themselves from invasion attempts coming from the sea.
Dazzle yourself with another one of the seven wonders of Portugal in the category of Monuments, the Castle of Óbidos, as well as the surrounding urban environment of the town of Óbidos, which for over 500 years was part of the dowry of every queen of Portugal, ever since its donation as a wedding gift to Queen Isabel.
After a relaxing lunch, we continue with the most traditional ceramics of our people in the city of Caldas da Rainha, by visiting the Bordallo Pinheiro Factory of Artistic Faiences. Here, we can lose ourselves and take the opportunity to buy a piece of what today is a reference of artistic ceramics all over the world. Without rush, you can choose to your liking, and we will help you pack and yes, load it, for the size of pieces Bordallo Pinheiro provides can be an irresistible temptation.

Finally, back to Porto, we invite you to a sensory journey across the country through aromas and flavours; premium olive oils from all different regions of Portugal, and lastly, a 10-year-old Port Wine, aged in oak casks.
Cheers; these are on us.

TOUR TIME 8 hours (full day)
DEPARTURE TIME The base time of tour departures is 8:30 AM (this schedule can be adjusted by more or less an hour, according to the itinerary or customer request).
PRICE PER GROUP The price per group is calculated for groups up to the maximum of 8 people.
ADDITIONAL PRICE PER PERSON The additional price per person, in addition to the price per group, is calculated based on the value of entry in monuments and/or restaurants included in the tour.

Children under 3 years old are exempted from any additional cost.

POINT OF DEPARTURE AND POINT OF ARRIVAL The departure and arrival point will be the hotel, or accommodation, in the city of Porto where the client is hosted.

Any other departure and arrival points can be requested, and may be subjected, in this case, to an additional fee, and the client will be informed of such values when this change is requested.

ITINERARY Morning route: Alcobaça – Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Visita a uma Fábrica de Cerâmica, Óbidos – Visita ao Castelo de Óbidos

Free lunch

Afternoon Tour: Caldas da Rainha – Praça da fruta, Fábrica Bordallo Pinheiro, Museu da Cerâmica

Porto – 10-year Port Wine Tasting (Galo Louco, Lda Offer) and premium olive oils tasting (Oliva & CO Offer)

Vehicle with air conditioning
Qualified Driver
Local guide for the thematic tours
Seating and chairs for children when requested
Bordallo Pinheiro ceramic piece.
Tasting of Premium olive oils
Tasting of 10-year-old Tawny Port Wine
A notebook with the story and stories to discover along the ride
Lunch, or any other meal
Entry fees not mentioned in personal inclusions and expenses
CANCELLATION POLICY Payment is made in full upon booking confirmation.

If you need to cancel your reservation, you must immediately notify Orange Tours and Travels.

If the cancellation notice is made within 30 days (non-business) of the tour date, you will be charged a 10% cancellation fee based on the amount paid, the remained 90% will be refunded back to you.

If the cancellation notice is made between 30 to 10 days (non-business) of the tour date, you will be charged a 25% cancellation fee based on the amount paid. The remaining 75% will be refunded.

If the cancellation notice is made within a period of less than 10 days of the tour, you will be charged a cancellation fee of 100%.

PAYMENT CONDITIONS Payment is made at the time of booking.
PAYMENT METHOD Payment can be done by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), Paypal transfer, or by ATM.
OTHER INFORMATION This tour have all-inclusive mode with extra value of € 35 per person and includes:

Entrance to the Monastery of Alcobaça

Lunch in a typical restaurant in the Óbidos area

Entrance to the San Rafael Museum

Entrance to the Museum of Ceramics

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