This is an excellent tour to one of the top locations outside of Lisbon. We had a superb trip to Obidos and to Peniche formerly a fishing village and great for the view of the coast and for a late lunch. The company, TakinguThere, provides private tours for 2-6 people The pick up at the hotel was on schedule and seamless...getting us to Obidos before the crowd. We were able to walk around the village and to the top of the ancient city wall wear decent hiking or walking shoes with adequate soles if you want to do this as the climb to the top of the wall is a gravel and rock path we're in our late 60s and reasonably fit but path is a bit narrow and there are no railings along the way or at the top...something to keep in mind if you have younger children along. The views from the top of the wall are spectacular keeping in mind that Obidos is inland so you can't see the ocean. The history and architecture date to the Moorish and medieval periods. There are interesting examples where the earlier buildings were adapted into newer buildings as the ruling elite changed...a good guide is necessary and this tour delivers.If you aren't interested in going to the top of the wall, there is plenty of opportunity to sip coffee, try the Portuguese cherry liqueur Ginjinha, and to shop.
The tour goes from Obidos to Peniche, a former fishing village along the rocky coast line. Here you can see the cliffs and get a feel for the hazards of navigation the lighthouse was blaring siren warnings to small boats due to the fog. The tour company is a small group that delivers high quality at an incredibly reasonable price. I can recommend them without hesitation for this tour and I would expect they deliver the same high quality on their other tours. Our guide, Rod, was very personable and knowledgeable, drawing on his world travels. He covered history, culture, science, technology and agriculture during our discussions and provided great advice on ordering lunch. Perfect day!
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