Visit Portugal through UNESCO classified places

4 days/from 370€


With a milenar history, rich culture and a diverse landscape, UNESCO granted World Heritage status to 25 portuguese places: historic centers and archaeological sites; cultural landscapes and natural parks; as well as intangible heritage such as Fado, Canto Alentejano, Manufacture of Cowbells or even the Mediterranean Diet.

Travelling all over Portugal during 4 days Windland Tours will present you 7 places considered  World Heritage Sites such as the Monastery of Jerónimos and Tower of Belém, Lisbon; the Mafra PalaceMonastery of AlcobaçaMonastery of Batalha; the Convent of Christ, Tomar; the University of Coimbra - Alta and Sofia and the Cultural Landscape of Sintra


The best of both worlds: pleasure and knowledge


Day 1 - Lisboa. Mafra 

Starting our day at 9h 30m. First, we'll drive through Lisbon. Through its narrow streets and alleys, with a medieval Moorish heritage. Here you'll have a scenic view from the top of the hill. 

Descending the slopes to Pombaline downtown you'll have a scenic view of the entire city. After the big Earthquake, in 1755, the medieval Lisbon in ruins was redesigned with a geometrical pattern, large avenues and well organized neighborhoods. Here, you can count with streets full of life, lovely shops and 18th buildings full of charm. 

Now we're next the waterfront of Lisbon, going to Belém district. We  anticipate the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Tower of  Belém, in a modern city full of life and color.

Classified by UNESCO in 1983, the Monastery of Jerónimos was built by Dom Manuel I in the 16th century. This monument is essential to appreciate the Manueline style - sailing knots, ropes, ringed spheres, crosses of the Military Order of Christ and naturalistic features - exclusive of Portugal and celebrating the Age of Discoveries.

The Tower of Belém was in the past a protection and river defense structure. It was classified by UNESCO in 1983 as a World Heritage Site. This defensive structure, in the river estuary, surprises with its decoration. Once again, Manueline style. 

What about a short break full of flavor

Let's go and try the pastry of Belem in the ancient and famous Pastéis de Belém Shop.  It's the only place where you can try this secret recipe that guarantees you a unique but unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon, Mafra

Mafra is a pleasant town some kilometers north of Lisbon. Definitely, our trip will be a rewarding sightseeing experience. Town of good bread and refreshing sea breeze - a royal personal choice of King Dom João V, in the 18th century, to spend summer with his family. From a modest existing building, the Franciscan convent evolved into a lavish royal  palace

The Basilica - with its six organs - and its, no less famous, Library - with about 40.000 volumes - will help us to understand why it was classified, in 2019, by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Batalha or Alcobaça

Day 2 - Batalha. Alcobaça. Tomar 

In the village of Batalha you will find one of the most beautiful Portuguese monuments - the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória.

This Monastery is also popularly known as Monastery of Batalha, alluding to the decisive Battle of Aljubarrota, between the Kingdom of Portugal and Castile - 1385 - from which Portugal emerged victorious and with a consolidated independence from Spain of nowadays. 

This magnificent building presents itself as an authentic passport for time travel: from the Middle Ages, to the  Age of Discoveries. Rest assured that this masterpiece of Gothic and stone lacy, Manueline - rehearsed in this place, for the first time in Portugal, will surprise you, for sure. 

Classified by UNESCO in 1983.

Alcobaça: also a small and friendly town, in which the usual Portuguese convent pastries are not lacking, in all small cafes and terraces overlooking the Monastery of Alcobaça.

No less appealing in this city is the theme of the love experienced between King Dom Pedro and Inês de Castro. The Alcobaça Monastery is one of the most well-known European Cistercian abbeys. It was classified by UNESCO in 1989.

From the 12th century, and closely linked to the foundation and expansion of Portugal and its territory, it impresses visitors for its simplicity and light, but also for its greatness; the austerity of architectural features and the breathtaking details carved on  stone of the tombs of Pedro and Inês de Castro - two magnificent tombs built  to immortalized this tragic love. 

The city of Tomar invites you to stroll along the banks of the Nabão River; a drink, in one of the streets and squares, with tile facades or Art Nouveau; or even, a walk through medieval Jewish neighborhood. But, what is most pulsating in this city is the Templar heritage.

It will be in the Convent of Christ that we will find the gems of Knights Templar - such as the Templar Church, with an octagonal shape called “Charola”; memories of the Order of Christ; Henry the navigator Age; at its peak, Manueline Art; the specificity of Portuguese Renaissance architecture and, still, the Mannerism and Baroque features of this architectural ensemble.

The Convent of the Order of Christ and the Templar Castle make a unique monumental ensemble. 

It was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1983.

Overnight in Tomar

Day 3 - Coimbra 

The day starts, at the usual hour, in the City of Knowledge as Coimbra is also known since the Middle Ages.

Bathed by the Mondego River, it is famous for its University and  Joanine Library; students in their black cloaks and serenades; the Monastery of Santa Cruz de Coimbra - where the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, rests; the New Cathedral; the Old Cathedral and the historic center.

UNESCO classified the University of Coimbra - the oldest in Portugal [1290] and one of the oldest in Europe; the Joanine Library and Alta de Coimbra; as well as Sofia Street, in 2013.

Free afternoon for you explore the city. We suggest a visit to the Joanina Library.

Overnight in Tomar or Coimbra. 

Day 4 - Sintra 

It's the last day of our multi-day tour. Missing it, already? 

Sintra surprises you with places where Man and Nature have been living in a perfect relation through the ages, preserving the magic of Sintra Hill

Climbing the mountain by car we can see stunning green landscape and Pena Palace stands out, right in the middle, with its bold colors and Gothic/Renaissance decorative elements. At the top of the hill, the Moorish Castle. There we advise you to take a deep breath and let yourself be inspired by the beauty of the surroundings. 

One of the most romantic places in Portugal. Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, in 1995

After a break in the historic center of the romantic village of Sintra  we advise you to taste the traditional pastry  Queijada de Sintra or the cherry-based liqueur Ginjinha.

If you have not yet seen a good Fado moment, we suggest for your evening a dinner accompanied by good Fado music [Intangible Heritage], in the Alfama district, in Lisbon.


2 PERSONS- 1230  | 3 PERSONS- 1350  | 4 to 8 PERSONS- 370€ per person


Additional information:

  • Minimum of 2 adults to make the tour
  • The duration of each day of guided tour is 8 hours


  • Passenger and luggage transportation in SUV or Van, with AC
  • 4 days of private tour with guide service in Portuguese, English or Spanish
  • 1 free afternoon
  • Daily bottle of water, 33 cl/pax
  • Travel insurance
  • Pickup and Drop Off in Lisboa, Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Leiria, Óbidos, Tomar or Coimbra 

Not Included

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Tickets to National Monuments or any other
  • Personal expenses
  • Everything that is not described in the Included section