Our day starts in the majestic Royal Convent and Palace of Mafra, built in the 18th century by order of King João V (1689-1750). This is the most important baroque monument in Portugal, and one of major baroque edifications in all Europe. The building, approximately with 40.000 m2 stands out for its grandeur. Designed by João Frederico Ludovice a German goldsmith, the basilica is the central point of the main facade, flanked by two bell towers.
The Library, occupying the largest and most prestigious room in the building, is one of the most monumental and beautiful libraries in the world.
The cathedral has a set of two carillons, or rather a series of bells tuned to each other. There are actually ninety eight bells in all, which makes them the world’s largest historic carillons.
Our next stop will be in a small family vineyard. Here we will visit the softly rolling hills of vineyards, the winery and the 17th century chapel. Our visit to this farm will finish with a delicious picnic basket accompanied with red and white wines produced in the villa, all this in the picturesque area between the vineyards and pine woodland (this outdoor experience is dependent of the weather)
Afterward this wine experience we wil go to one of the most mystical places of the Sintra Sierra (the Moon Hill), the Capuchos Convent. Built in 1560, dug around in pure rock and hidden by lush vegetation and inhabited by the Franciscan Order, this convent is full of stories and mysteries, where even today it is said that “those who wish to penetrate the mystery of the convent must first die.”
Optional Experience: After this enigmatic experience, the dinner will be waiting for us in a traditional restaurant located in the town of Sintra Village. The cozy atmosphere, the home cooking food, and the good wine, will be the perfect way to finish this day.Book Now Ask a Question
4 to 6 persons – 233€
4 to 6 persons – 188€
For more than 8 people price is on request.
For families with children up to 15 years the price is on request because we have a discount on the table price.
At these prices is added the VAT rate applicable.
*Dependent on the number of people and walks already booked for the desired day, and as such subject to confirmation by the WHP.
(depending on weather)
The customers hotel pick-up time depends on the number of hotels
we have to go.
Beginning: 09:00 am
Duration: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm (with the dinner option)