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Day trip Óbidos and the Buddha Eden Garden in Portugal

Day trip Óbidos and Buddha Eden Garden: discover past times and Asia

Visiting the picturesque medieval town of Óbidos is a must while on holiday on Portugal's Silver Coast! The walled town with its narrow, cobbled streets, the charming white houses with or without bougainvillea, the Manueline-style porticos, the beautiful castle that is now a hotel, the atmospheric squares and the many churches will immerse you in a cosy and historic atmosphere during this day trip.

Events in Óbidos

In Óbidos you will not only find romance and history, but also a rich cultural offer throughout the year. The pinnacle (for us) is the open-air medieval festival that takes place every year in the summer. Actors in full medieval dress provide entertainment in the streets and in the enclosed medieval village, for which you buy an entrance ticket. The actors provide a wide variety of entertainment. A spectacle that is definitely worth seeing. Book your transfer with Jinah Trans (also available separately from the day trip) so that you can enjoy this festival to the full!

Other events during the year include the Festival Internacional do Chocolate (chocolate festival), Temporada de Música Clássica Barroca (baroque music), the Temporada de Cravo (harpsichord) and the Festival de Ópera (opera festival).

Delicacies and more in Óbidos

If you like delicacies and sweets, Óbidos will undoubtedly have something to your liking. Be sure to try a Ginjinha de Óbidos, a cherry liqueur served in a chocolate cup. Delicious!

During this day trip, you will get plenty of time in the morning to visit the town and enjoy the many cosy shops with trinkets, clothes, leather goods and more on the main street.

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In the morning
Historic Centre of Óbidos

During the morning of this day trip, you will visit this medieval town. You'll have plenty of time to do some shopping. On the main street, you will find many cosy shops with trinkets, clothes, leather goods and more. Go ahead if you want to taste a Ginjinha de Óbidos or have a glass of wine with your lunch. After all, you don't have to drive!

In the afternoon
Buddha Eden
Bombarral: the magical Buddha Eden garden

After visiting Óbidos, our day trip heads a little further inland to the beautiful countryside around Bombarral, where the Buddha Eden garden stretches over an area of 35 hectares. Throughout the landscaped gardens and around the lake you will find beautiful Buddha statues, pagodas, life-size terracotta soldiers and other works of art. After your visit, you will go through the shop where you have the opportunity to buy exquisite Portuguese wines. An unexpected experience in a unique location!

Good to know

  • Some lunch bars offer small snacks at reasonable prices
  • There are good restaurants in Óbidos. In spring and summer, it’s always a bit busier, so patience is the key. Would you like to have lunch in Óbidos? Then let us know, so we can provide the necessary time.
  • If you want to make the most of the time on your day trip, you can always bring your picnic.

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Book well in advance! Why?

Making your reservation in advance is always necessary! Jinah Trans’ airport transfer service and day trips with private driver have become very popular over the years. Therefore, book well in advance so we don't have to disappoint you.

Airport transfers can be booked online. If you don't want to order online, send us an e-mail. Also contact us if you want to plan a day trip. We will be happy to assist you!