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$404.91 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.

$80.98 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.

$404.91 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.

$45.35 Transfers & Ground Transport

Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Covilhã

Book a private transfer from the Lisbon airport to Covilhã, or a departure transfer in the other direction. This 1-way, 1 hour service is priced for up to 3 passengers. Transfers for 1-3 passengers are by car and for 4-8 passengers by modern 8-passenger vehicle. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. On arrival at the airport, after you have collected your luggage, you will find the driver waiting in the arrivals hall holding a sign with the name of the lead traveler. From this point all you need to do is relax and enjoy the comfortable drive to your destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. You can listen to some soft music or you can ask the experienced driver about restaurants, sightseeing or other activities of interest. During your stay in Covilhã you can also schedule more private chauffeured transfers with a wide range of vehicles available.