Royal Tour of Palaces from Lisbon

Tour like a Royal !

Visit 3 palaces in a single day on this private royal tour departing from Lisbon. Drive through gorgeous landscapes and discover the beautiful architecture and rich history of Portugal in the three monuments in Queluz, Mafra and Lisbon! Tour Queluz Palace with its upscale gardens. Explore the Mafra National Palace and its famous library. Discover the amazing Ajuda Palace in Lisbon. Portuguese lunch before returning to Lisbon.

This is a private tour and the perfect day trip from Lisbon.

per adult from

$175

NZD

Duration

7 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Tour escort/host
    • Private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Guided tours inside monuments
    • Entry/Admission - National Palace of Queluz
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional de Mafra
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional da Ajuda
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Magnificat Tours, Av. Republica 6 - 1ESQ, Lisbon 1050-191 Portugal

    Spend the day visiting breathtaking landscapes and Portugal's unique monuments on this private and customizable royal tour. After being picked up from your accommodation, the tour will begin with a drive towards Queluz National Palace

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: National Palace of Queluz, Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191 Portugal

    One of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe, the palace was conceived as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza, later to become husband and then king consort to his own niece, Queen Maria I. It served as a discreet place of incarceration for Queen Maria as her descent into madness continued in the years following Dom Pedro's death in 1786. Following the destruction by fire of the Ajuda Palace in 1794, Queluz Palace became the official residence of the Portuguese prince regent John VI, and his family and remained so until the royal family fled to the Portuguese colony of Brazil in 1807 following the French invasion of Portugal

    Work on the palace began in 1747 under Portuguese architect Mateus Vicente de Oliveira. Despite being far smaller, the palace is often referred to as the Portuguese Versailles. From 1826, the palace slowly fell from favour with the Portuguese sovereigns. In 1908, it became the property of the state. Following a serious fire in 1934, which gutted one-third of the interior, the palace was extensively restored, and today is open to the public as a major tourist attraction.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492 Portugal

    Then we will drive you towards Mafra. Hometown of one of the most magnificent European Baroque convent and palace, it has a library considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.
    Mafra has been added recently to list of UNESCO sites

    The palace, which also served as a Franciscan monastery, was built during the reign of King John V (1707–1750), as consequence of a vow the king made in 1711, to build a convent if his wife gave him offspring. The birth of his first daughter the Infanta Barbara of Portugal, prompted construction of the palace to begin. The palace was conveniently located near royal hunting preserves, and was usually a secondary residence for the royal family.

    This vast complex is among the most sumptuous Baroque buildings in Portugal and at 40,000 m², one of the largest royal palaces. Designed by the German architect João Frederico Ludovice, the palace was built symmetrically from a central axis, occupied by the basilica, and continues lengthwise through the main façade until two major towers. The structures of the convent are located behind the main façade.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio Nacional da Ajuda, Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1300-018 Portugal

    The Palace of Ajuda is a neoclassical monument in the civil parish of Ajuda in the city of Lisbon, central Portugal. Built on the site of a temporary wooden building constructed to house the Royal family after the 1755 earthquake and tsunami, it was originally begun by architect Manuel Caetano de Sousa, who planned a late Baroque-Rococo building. Later, it was entrusted to José da Costa e Silva and Francisco Xavier Fabri, who planned a magnificent building in the modern neoclassical style.

    When the palace finally became a permanent residence of the royal family during the reign of King Luis I and his wife, Maria Pia of Savoy, their architect, Possidónio da Silva, introduced many aesthetic changes and turned one of the lateral façades into the main one.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Magnificat Tours, Av. Republica 6 - 1ESQ, Lisbon 1050-191 Portugal

    The tour ends with a return to Lisbon and drop-off at your accommodation.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at all Lisbon central hotelsPick up also available at vacation rentals.Pick up will be operated in points of interest if access is not possible to minivansPick ups outside Lisbon central hotels: surcharge may be requested
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Use of mask inside vehicles/closed spaces is compulsory as well as hand sanitation before boarding vehicles. Vehicles cleaned between clients and disinfected with Zoono Microbe Shield. Clean&Safe Co.inspected by Tourism Bureau of Portugal and Safe Travels badge for protocols established by the WT&TC
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by MAGNIFICAT TOURS

Activity ID: V-18520P10

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