Welcome to Trancoso


The town’s favourite son is Bandarra, a lowly 16th-century shoemaker and fortune-teller who put official noses out of joint by foretelling the end of the Portuguese monarchy. Sure enough, shortly after Bandarra’s death, the young Dom Sebastião died, heirless, in the disastrous Battle of Alcácer-Quibir in 1558. Soon afterwards, Portugal fell under Spanish rule.


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$863.86 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14 days private tour in Portugal

Day 1Lisbon:Expo 98- Parque das NaçõesAlfamaBaixa Pombalina (Lisbon’s Downtown Historic Center)Parque Eduardo SétimoPonte 25 de Abril and Monumento do Cristo ReiBelémChiado and Bairro AltoDay 2Sintra/Cabo da Roca/Cascais/Costa do Estoril: Palace of Queluz (optional visit) Sintra Lunch Cabo da Roca Boca do Inferno (Devil’s Mouth) Cascais Costa do Estoril (The Coast of Estoril) Day 3Obidos/Nazare/Alcobaça/Batalha/Fatima Obidos Nazare Mosteiro de Alcobaça (Monastery of Alcobaça) Batalha Fatima Day 4Coimbra/Aveiro/Porto Coimbra Lunch Aveiro Porto Day 5Porto Panoramic Tour Tower of Clerigos-Lello Bookstore – Carmo Church (Igreja do Carmo) Aliados-Mercado do Bolhão-Santa Catarina-Café Majestic São Bento Train Station and Cathedral Gaia Rabelo” Boat TourDay 6Minho-Guimarães-Braga-PortoMinho Guimarães Braga Porto Day 7Viana do Castelo-Caminha-Valença-Monção-Arcos de Valdevez-Ponte de Lima-Porto Viana do Castelo Caminha Valença Monção Arcos de Valdevez Ponte Lima Day 8Douro River Valley-Lamego Amarante Peso da Régua Pinhão Winery: Visit and Wine Tasting Lamego Day 9Lamego-Trancoso-Seia(Museu do Pão)-Serra da Estrela Lamego Trancoso Seia Serra da Estrela Day 10Historic Villages of Portugal Belmonte Monsanto Castelo de Vide Marvão Day 11Elvas-Vila Viçosa-Évora Elvas Vila Viçosa Fabrica da Cortiça (Cork Factory) City of Evora Day 12Monsaraz-Mertola-Vila Real St. Antonio-Cacela Velha-Tavira Monsaraz Mertola Vila Real de Santo Antonio Cacela Velha Tavira Day 13Olhão-Faro-Portimão-Praia da Rocha-Lagos Olhão Faro Portimão Praia da Rocha Lagos Day 14Lagos-Sagres-Costa Alentejana-Lisboa Ponta da Piedade Sagres Cabo de São Vicente Fortaleza de Sagres (The Fortress of Sagres) Alentejo Litoral Setubal Ponte 25 de Abril (25 de Abril Bridge)

$1328.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private tour 15 days in the North and Center of Portugal and Spain

Day 1-  Lisbon Expo 98- Parque das Nacoes Alfama Baixa Pombalina (Lisbon’s Downtown Historic Center) Parque Eduardo Setimo Ponte 25 de Abril and Monument of Cristo Rei Belem Chiado and Bairro AltoDay 2-  Sintra/Cabo da Roca/Cascais/Costa do Estoril Palace of Queluz (optional visit) Sintra Lunch Cabo da Roca Boca do Inferno (Devil’s Mouth) Cascais Costa do Estoril (The Coast of Estoril)Day 3-  Lisboa/Nazare/Alcobaca/Batalha/Fatima Obidos Nazare Mosteiro de Alcobaca (Monastery of Alcobaca) Batalha FatimaDay 4-  Coimbra/Aveiro/Porto Coimbra Lunch Aveiro PortoDay 5-  Porto Panoramic Tour Tower of Clerigos-Lello Bookstore – Carmo Church (Igreja do Carmo) Aliados-Mercado do Bolhao-Santa Catarina-Cafe Majestic Sao Bento Train Station and Cathedral Gaia "Rabelo” Boat TourDay 6-  Minho-Guimaraes-Braga-Porto Minho Guimaraes Braga PortoDay 7-  Viana do Castelo-Valenca-Vigo-Santiago de Compostela-Porto Viana do Castelo Valenca Vigo Santiago de CompostelaDay 8-  Douro River Valley-Trancoso-Guarda Amarante Peso da Regua Pinhão Winery: Visit and Wine Tasting Trancoso GuardaDay 9-  Salamanca/Avila/Madrid Salamanca Avila MadridDay 10-  Madrid MadridDay 11-  Segovia-Vale de los Caidos-Escorial-Madrid Segovia Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen) EscorialDay 12-  Toledo ToledoDay 13-  Trujillo-Merida-Elvas Trujillo Merida ElvasDay 14-  Vila Vicosa-Evora Vila Vicosa Fabrica da Cortica (Cork Factory) City of EvoraDay 15-  Palmela-Setubal-Arrabida-Azeitao-Lisboa Palmela Setubal Arrabida AzeitaoLisboa (End of itinerary)

$115.49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Historical Villages of Portugal - 1 Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Castelo de Castelo Mendo, Almeida, Guarda District, Central PortugalMedieval characteristics- Churches- RuinsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Fortified Village Almeida, Almeida, Guarda District, Central PortugalFortufied village- High Square- Revelim DoleDuration: 1 hourStop At: Muralhas do Castelo Rodrigo, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Guarda District, Central PortugalCastle- Old walls- PalaceDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Castelo de Marialva, Marialva, Guarda District, Central PortugalCastle- Medieval characteristicsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso, Trancoso, Guarda District, Central PortugalWall- Castle- Military campDuration: 1 hour

$577.45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Historical Villages of Portugal - 3 Days Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1Stop At: Castelo de Castelo Mendo, Almeida, Guarda District, Central PortugalMedieval characteristics- Churches- RuinsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Fortified Village Almeida, Almeida, Guarda District, Central PortugalFortufied village- High Square- Revelim Dole- LuchDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Muralhas do Castelo Rodrigo, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Guarda District, Central PortugalCastle- Old walls- PalaceDuration: 55 minutesStop At: Castelo de Marialva, Marialva, Guarda District, Central PortugalCastle- Medieval characteristicsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso, Trancoso, Guarda District, Central PortugalWall- Castle- Military campDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Castelo de Belmonte, Belmonte, Castelo Branco District, Central PortugalDinner and stay in the villageDuration: 16 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay in BelmonteDay 2: 2nd DayStop At: Castelo Novo Historical Village, Fundao, Castelo Branco District, Central PortugalCastle - Art Gallery- Archaeological nucleusDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Idanha-a-Vehla, Idanha-a-Nova, Castelo Branco District, Central PortugalOne of the most important archaeological sites in the countryDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Historic Village of Monsanto, Monsanto, Castelo Branco District, Central PortugalConsidered in 1938 the "Most Portuguese Village in Portugal", and a place with awesome horizons.- Lunch in a typical restaurantDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Sortelha, Sabugal, Guarda District, Central PortugalOne of the oldest village in Portugal and one of the best preserved village in PortugalDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Sinagoga de Belmonte, Belmonte, Castelo Branco District, Central PortugalDinner and stay in the villageDuration: 16 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay in BelmonteDay 3: Serra da EstrelaStop At: Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela, Guarda District, Central PortugalTrip to the top of the mountain, passing by Vale da Amoreira, Manteigas e topo.After that going down the mountain stop in Seia to lunch in a typical restaurantDuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$40 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day in Trancoso Beach from Porto Seguro

It is ideal for enjoying Coqueiros beach or taking walks on the beaches like Dos Nativos and Itaquena, where you will be accompanied by a guide, or you can stay at sea and sunbathe on the beach. At the end of the day, we also include a tour of the historic square of Trancoso, famous for the Church of St. John the Baptist, there will be quality craftsmanship, artists, picturesque colors and houses with panoramic views of the beaches.The district of Trancoso arose in 1586 and in 1759 the village. The square has a typical form of Jesuit settlement, concentrates around the church and houses, which have been turned into shops, bars, restaurants and taverns with the growth of tourism.A historical and cultural tour awaits you in Trancoso. This historic village is 40 km from Porto Seguro and 26 km from Arraial D'Ajuda. It is ideal for enjoying Coqueiros beach or taking walks on the beaches.Centenarian trees such as jaqueiras, mangueiras, amendoeiras and jacarandás frame and give a special climate to Quadrado, which sums up much of Trancoso's life. From the belvedere, located behind the church, there is a breathtaking view of Trancoso. The tour is conducted with a tour guide.