Portuguese countryside is a wealth of traditions and landscapes to discover.
Every week, there is a farmers market to explore on a smaller town
Join us on a full day feeling the true Portugal countryside, around Mafra and Ericeira exploring the history, traditions and culture.
THIS TOUR IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON MARKET DAY – THURSDAYS
For other days, check Portuguese Traditions and Wine, similar but without the market.
What to Expect
A relaxed and fun journey, avoiding the massively crowded spots, exploring the beauty of the portuguese countryside.
A private guide just for you, at your pace, sharing all the knowledge and curiosities during a fun day. And some delicious experiences as well.
What to Bring
For your comfort and safety it is recomended that you bring:
Most Hotels and AirBnb have easy access by car. If not, we can set up a meeting point.
With nearly 250 years of existence, this weekly market is where thousands of locals come to buy all kind of fruits, vegetables, tools, clothing, shoes, farming goods, and much more. Used to be a big livestock market until a few years ago.
Keeping the tradition alive it represents the rural lifestyle, just half hours outside of Lisbon.
Mafra is the home town of the impressive Mafra National Palace, built in the 18th century and classified as World Heritage site of UNESCO.
A quick stop for a snack and pictures of this unique piece of the barroque architecture.
The sculptor José Franco dedicated his whole life to the art of modelling clay. He built a perfect life-size village, with shops and houses displaying the typical architecture of the region and furnished on the inside, as well as a windmill, butcher’s shop, water-mill, blacksmith’s forge, threshing floor, tavern, carpenter’s workshop, etc.
Ericeira is a small coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and its vibrant surf culture.
The town is also known for its charming cobbled streets, white-washed houses, and traditional fishing village atmosphere. The town’s historic center is a maze of narrow streets and traditional houses, and it’s a great spot for those looking to wander around, explore and take in the local culture.
It’s time to get some energy back. Delicious options are available according to your preferences.
Portuguese windmills, are a traditional feature of the Portuguese landscape. They were commonly used in the past for various purposes such as grinding grain, pumping water, and sawing wood.
Nowadays, many of the windmills are no longer in use and have been preserved as cultural heritage. We will visit one of the last still working on its traditional way.
Portugal is an excellent wine country with several different regions, each one with its own specialties.
We will visit a local winery with a tasting of a selection of table wines.
Full of good memories, amazing pictures and having enjoyed our joy and sunshine, we will take you back to your accomodation.