Alcácer do Sal | Full Day

Named by the Romans Salacia Urbs Imperatoria
Per person 55

Alcácer do Sal | Full Day


- Named by the Romans Salacia Urbs Imperatoria

Description

Graciously laid out over the right bank of the Sado river and rising up a gentle slope, Alcácer do Sal has been settled since the earliest of times. Archaeological remains have been found that date back to the Neolithic period not to mention evidence of Greek, Phoenician and other Mediterranean peoples having passed through.

The tour:
Visit the Castle , and looking south, there is sharp bend in the river Sado, irrigating the smooth green plain that pre-empts the great Alentejan plain. Take the opportunity to look in on some of the main points of interest such as the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo (Saint Mary of the Castle), the Chapel of Senhor dos Mártires (Lord of the Martyrs), the Church of Santo António (Saint Anthony), the Church of Santiago and the Municipal Museum of Archaeology.
During the afternoon
In the vicinity, and all within a range of 30 km, the chance to see the villages of Santa Susana ( A small church, with two 16th century panels ), Santa Catarina and the Vale do Gaio Dam.

Included:

Alentejano breakfast ( Included )  Arrival at Alcácer do Sal 

Visit to the Castle

The main historical points

Wine & Typical lunch - During the Afternoon - ( Included )  

Our private tours:

The tour will be devised and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.

Pick you up and Drop off on request. ( Subject to confirmation ) 
Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport or other meeting point.

Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes or Similar vehicle, in safe & comfortable conditions.

Free Wifi and bottled water.

Min: 4 or more people ( Please confirm )

Max: Groups of 18 people ( On request )

Tour duration approximately : 8 Hrs


Depart From

Lisbon

Pick you up at your hotel, airport or other meeting point.


Schedule

  • 08.00

    Departure:

    The pick-up is subject to confirmation, however this is scheduled for 08.00 in the morning.

  • Useful Information

    Come with, in this full -day tour and discover the magnificent historic.

    Nevertheless, in 1217 it was conquered by king Afonso II, with the help of the Crusaders who joined the fight on their way from Syria and the Holy Land. It was then handed over to the Military Order of Santiago to establish its headquarters here.

     While it may have lost its military and trading importance, Alcácer do Sal maintains intact its enviable beauty. From the castle, looking south, there is sharp bend in the river Sado, irrigating the smooth green plain that pre-empts the great Alentejan plain. Recently restored to take in a pousada (manor hotel), the castle is named after its Christian conqueror: Afonso II. From here, laid out below, around the four points of the compass, are magnificent panoramic views over the rivers and fields, ideal for reminiscing over the heavy and varied traffic that used to pass by below.

     A wander around Alcácer do Sal reveals the most charming aspects of the city, with its alleys and stairways leading up to the castle. Take the opportunity to look in on some of the main points of interest such as the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo (Saint Mary of the Castle), the Chapel of Senhor dos Mártires (Lord of the Martyrs), the Church of Santo António (Saint Anthony), the Church of Santiago and the Municipal Museum of Archaeology.

     

    In the vicinity, and all within a range of 30 km, do not miss out on the chance to see the villages of Santa Susana, Porto de Rei and Torrão or the Vale do Gaio dam. Should you prefer the coastline, there are some quality beaches to be had at Comporta, Torre, Carvalhal, Raposa or Galé.

    Regional features

    Natural landscapes

    Typical gastronomy

    Excellent wines


Points