Batalha Monastery and Nazaré; the union of Man and Nature
Batalha is a peaceful little town, but it was the setting for Portugal’s most important battle, the Batalha de Aljubarrota (1385). This battle secured Portuguese independence from Castile, to honour it, King João I constructed the Mosteiro da Batalha, which today is the finest monastery in Portugal. Nazaré is also a charming fishermen town and a colourful seaside resort, where we can still feel the huge importance of tradition. Nazaré has developed in a very sustainable way, paying homage to its common heritage and historical memory.
You will get to see and feel:
You will start this very scenic day with the visit to the grand monastery of Batalha; the most iconic symbol of this small town. It represents the transition from Gothic to Manueline architectural styles, and, though never completed after 100 years of building works, it heavily influenced Portuguese architecture for future generations.
After a lunch where you can flavour the freshest fish or seafood of the region you will visit Nazaré: cobbled streets lead from the beachfront, fishermen’s houses have been converted into stylish hotels, and old women still wear traditional dresses.
Possibly the most famous fishing town in Portugal, Nazaré, will show you proudly the wooden fishing boats still used today: colourful and narrow with curved prows and decoration evocative of the first fishermen of the area; the Phoenicians settled here in the pre- Christian times.
After driving up the cliff that overlooks the town you will visit a commemoration chapel that was built to honor a miraculous intervention in 1182 by the Virgin Mary in saving the life of the 12th-century Portuguese knight.
The views from this lookout are absolutely fabulous!
This itinerary includes:
Transportation on luxury Mercedes sedan or Minivan from and to the meeting point, Driver//History Heritage/Wine and Spirits Education Trust certified guide, Visits to wineries and wine and food tastings, Monument entrances, City Tours, Personal accident insurance, Taxes.
On the 2 days itineraries, the transfer from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge. On the 3 days itineraries, the transfer from the airport to Lisbon and from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge (applicable conditions for groups between 2 and 7 people and only for the transfers to and from the airport).
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Private Tours, Meals and Other personal expenses.
Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal and its partners animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal and its partners won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We and our partners reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal and its partners reserves the right to decline, to accept, or retain any person as a tour participant, should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.