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$403.38 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 2 Day Serra da Estrela Tour from Lisbon

Day 1:Leaving from Lisbon at 8am, you'll travel towards Serra da Estrela. The first stop is in the city of Covilhã, one of the most important cities of Serra da Estrela. After a moderate climb up the mountain, you'll break for lunch at a restaurant with a fantastic view of the mountain.After lunch, you'll visit the village of Alvares Cabral, named after the navigator who discovered Brazil - Belmonte. Visit highlights including the medieval castle. The journey continues through the interior of the mountain, passing by Manteigas and the fantastic Glacier Valley. In Manteigas, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic dinner at a local restaurant and rest in a friendly typical hotel accommodation of the small town.Day 2:After breakfast, you'll climb up to Torre, the highest point of Serra da Estrela, through one of the most spectacular and beautiful roads in the mountains. On the way down the mountain, make a stop at Lagoa Comprida before you continue towards Sabugueiro, where youll find several shops with local delicacies such as mountain cheese and regional sausages, among others.Continue the trip to Nisa and through the mountain foothills, arriving in the medieval village of Folgosinho, where a meal awaits with all the local delicacies.Continue to Linhares da Beira, one of the most beautiful historical villages of Portugal and visit its incredible medieval castle.In the evening, return to Lisbon.

$345.76 Kid Friendly

Tour Serra da Estrela

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Guarda District, Central PortugalStop at SeiaBread museumVisit to the typical cheese from Serra da EstrelaAccess to Serra da Estrela’s towerStop at Lagoa CompridaDuration: 6 hoursStop At: Estancia de Ski da Serra da Estrela, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Central PortugalSnow activitiesDuration: 2 hours

$59.93 Transfers & Ground Transport

COVILHÃ TRANSFERS

This exclusive transfer service provides you with comfortable transportation between your designated location in Lisbon to your chosen destination in Covilhã.  On the 3 hours private ride you’re ensured of the best possible service, along with comfort, safety, and flexibility, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. If you’re arriving at Lisbon International Airport just collect your luggage and clear customs and you’ll be greeted by your driver, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. If your pick-up is at a hotel in Lisbon, you’ll be met by the driver and quickly be on your way to Covilhã. Please, read the information below: - The transfer is only ONE WAY - We wait 1h30 after the  flight arrivel time. After 1h30, we'll charge 40€/Hour - The meeting point is in front of Vodafone Store, to avoid crowds in the arrivals area and to make sure you're going to see your name. The airport is very small and as soon as your arrive you'll see Vodafone Store. We'll wait for you there with a sign with your name - We offer 1 bottled water per person, for FREE, included in the price of the transfer - Please, always inform us if there will be children in the transfer. In Portugal is mandatory to have seats for children until 12 years old. Otherwise, we are able to have a huge ticket.

$80.68 Private & Custom Tours

Mountain Star

We will begin our trip leaving Lisbon early, having as first stop to Covilhã, land of the wool industry, of labor, a cradle of several discoverers such as Diogo Alves da Cunha and Pêro da Covilhã.Visit to the historical center.Today with one of the most important Portuguese Universities.Time now to climb the Torre, the highest point of Continental Portugal with 1993 meters high.The Serra da Estrela is one of the few Portuguese regions blessed with snowfall, and is covered every year with an extensive white mantle in the height of winter and the only ski resort in the country.The lowest temperatures in Portugal are usually recorded at the summit of Serra da Estrela, with minimum temperatures occasionally reaching -20 ° C in winter.Here you can rent your equipment and try one of the different slopes and try not to fall !!SabugueiroThe story goes that this parish arose from a cluster of shepherds’ huts that used the pastures for their sheep and goats.At the end of the 19th century, the penetration of Serra da Estrela began to occur through scientifically organized excursions.The Sabugueiro became a mandatory station or point of support and passage for the explorers. From village ignored, it became very well known.Seia – Bread MuseumTime to visit and know one of the products that makes Portugal so well known in the World, yes … the bread.The Bread Museum, based in Seia, is a private museum that aims to collect, preserve and display the objects and heritage of Portuguese bread.From that year 1996 until its opening, on September 26, 2002, the collection was carried out, whether through purchase in antique dealers, booksellers and auctions, or through donations.Mountain GastronomyIn a place like the Serra da Estrela it is impossible to forget its typical gastronomy, having as main actor the Cheese of the Mountain and the sausages (typical chorizo).Return to Lisbon with the certainty of a well spent day.

$403.38 Private & Custom Tours

Private 2 Day Serra da Estrela Tour from Lisbon

Day 1:Departure from the hotels where the customer is located (Lisbon area)We start our tour visiting the Natural Pools of Penha Garcia in Idanha-a-Nova, these pools take advantage of the natural course of the river and are located in the rocky landscape, where the waterfall stands out.We follow our Tour visiting the Village of Monsanto, considered the most Portuguese Village of Portugal. Its origins go back to the Palaeolithic, conquered to the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques, in 1165, and later donated to the Order of the TemplarsWe go to Covilhã, you will find the interesting Cheese Museum. Unique place where you can get to know the whole process of artisanal manufacture of the famous cheese of the Serra.we stopped a bit to take some photos of the center of the city of Covilhã, located on the slope of Serra da Estrela, facing the East, this city, seat of county, is located at about 700 meters of altitudeWe will visit Penhas da Saúde the beautiful mountain village located at about 1500 meters altitude in the heart of the Serra da Estrela. Then visit the Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela, the patroness of the Pastores. In Covão do Boi, situated above the 1,850 meters of altitude, one can appreciate the magnificent monument carved in the granite rock of Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela or the shepherds, with seven meters of height.Then we continue to the Tower which is the highest point of the Serra da Estrela and also of Continental Portugal. This point is not a typical ridge of mountain, but rather the highest point of a mountain range. We have completed the day in Accommodation in Serra da Estrela in one of our Hotels Partner PartnersDay 2:After breakfast, we started our Tour visiting Loriga which is known as the "Portuguese Switzerland" due to its extraordinary geographical location. Surrounded by mountains, We will continue to Seia, to visit the Museum of the Bread that consists of a museum of private initiative. It displays and preserves the objects and heritage of PortugueseThen we continue to Sabugueiro, this village is considered the highest in Continental Portugal, located in the valleys of Serra da Estrela at about 1150 meters altitude.We visit a breeder of Dogs of Serra da Estrela, which is a breed of dogs native to Portugal from the Serra region.After lunch we will visit the Trout Nursery, this place is interesting, because in this place is where the creation of trout is made for repopulation and renewal of fish in our rivers.We finish our Tour visiting the Well of Hell as its name indicates is a well, or a small lagoon in the Serra da Estrela resulting from a waterfall of about 10 meters high, formed by the waters of the Ribeira de LeandresIn the evening, return to Lisbon.

$103.73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Serra da Estrela 1 Day Tour from Lisbon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Municipality of CovilhãThe first stop is in Covilhã, land of the wool industry and birthplace of several explorers, like Diogo Alves da Cunha and Pêro da Covilhã. Here you will visit the historical center of the city, which today is home to one of the most important Portuguese universities. Next, climb the Tower that stands as the highest point of mainland Portugal, at an incredible 1993 meters high. Serra da Estrela is one of the few Portuguese regions blessed with snow, and it is covered every year with an extensive white blanket in the height of winter. It's also here where you'll find the only ski resort in the country. Take in the fantastic winter views from this vantage point. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Guarda District, Central PortugalHistory says that this parish arose from a cluster of shepherd's huts that used the pastures for their sheep and goats. At the end of the 19th century, the penetration of the Serra da Estrela began to occur through scientifically organized excursions. The Elderberry has become a mandatory station or point of support and passage for the explorers. From an isolated and unknown village, it became well known to the world. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Museum of Bread, BeirasEventually it will be time to learn about one of the products that make Portugal so distinctive in the world. Yes, you guessed it, its bread. The Bread Museum, based in Seia, is a private museum that aims to collect, preserve, and showcase artefacts of Portuguese bread making. From 1996 until its opening in September, 2002, the collection was developed through antique store purchases, bookstore purchases, auctions, or donations. In a place like Serra da Estrela, it is impossible to ignore its typical gastronomy. Bread, as well as mountain cheese and sausages, are typically fare to this region. Duration: 1 hour