Óbidos - Nazaré - Alcobaça - Batalha
Full Day (8 hours) From 290€
The Óbidos tour is great for those interested in seeing a very old fortified city. Due to its excellent location by the sea and as the arms of the Lagoon reached the hill, these lands have always been inhabited, which is confirmed by the Lower Paleolithic station of Outeiro da Assenta.
Here a Celtibero castro was formed, facing the west. It is known that here the Phoenicians traded, and today more properly than the Romans here settled down, being probable that the south tower of the Facho, had its origin in a watchtower of Roman construction, like advanced outpost of the city of Eburobrittium , a large urban city found and in an archeological work phase.
On January 11, 1148, the first king, D. Afonso Henriques, supported by Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, took Óbidos to the Arabs, after the siege of November. The Cruise of Memory is a simple monument of the time, later restored. Obidos belonged to the defensive pentagon (of the five castles), from the center of the kingdom, idealized by the Templars.
Nazaré is a picturesque fishing village, known for its traditions and its long beach, where fishermen still extend their nets. We remember the giant wave surfed in January 2013 by the Hawaiian Garrett McNamara in Nazaré, Portugal. If you do not remember, watch the video below. It's really scary to see the power of a 90-foot wave (about 27 feet). Unfortunately this drop, which had everything to beat the world record of the Hawaiian, has been contested by big riders. The controversy raised is that the wave does not break. Hitting the world record or not, Garrett has already secured his spot in the 2013 Billabong XXL, an Oscar for the biggest waves ever surfed.
Then we will visit the Batalha Monastery - a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture in Portugal. And the grand Monastery of Alcobaça, a magnificent medieval complex that incorporates a 12th-century church. In Alcobaça you can visit a small and very quiet city located in one of the best wine regions of Portugal.
1/2 PAX = 290€
3/4 PAX = 320€
5/6 PAX = 360€
7/8 PAX = 440€
Map (Latitude: 38.7128792, Longitude: -9.1388917)