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From Lisbon: Serra da Estrela and Coimbra Tour with Tasting

1. From Lisbon: Serra da Estrela and Coimbra Tour with Tasting

Itinerary At the appointed time, we will meet in Praça dos Restauradores, in the center of Lisbon, to then leave the capital behind us and set off towards the country's impressive peaks, rich in history and traditions. First, we will visit Covilhã, gateway to the Serra da Estrela, as well as home to the Cheese Museum, which we will visit to learn about the production process of the local dairy delicacy. Pure ecstasy for the palate! Next, we will reach the highest point of mainland Portugal, the Torre da Serra, from which we will enjoy an incredible view of the Serra da Boa Viagem and the neighboring Serra de Gredos. We will then continue to Penhas da Saúde, a beautiful mountain village that stands at an altitude of about 1,500 meters, in the middle of the Serra da Estrela. These postcard views will simply leave you breathless! If you visit in the winter months, you can even admire the magical snow-capped mountains. Along the way, we will also see a sculpture dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela, patron saint of shepherds, dating back to 1946. Quite surprising, don't you think? We will then begin the descent, stopping along the way in Manteigas, a town of unique beauty at about 700 meters above sea level, in the Serra da Estrela glacial valley crossed by the Zêzere River. The relaxing flow of water will accompany us on our journey, catapulting us into an atmosphere of absolute serenity. Before heading to our next destination, we will reach the "O divino" establishment to taste the Serra cheese produced there. What better way to end our tour of the resort? In addition, we will allow ourselves a stop so that you can have lunch independently at a restaurant in the area and, after which, we will arrive in Coimbra, the last stop on our exciting journey. Here a panoramic tour awaits us, which will lead us through the streets of the historic center to discover its main tourist attractions. Did you know that Coimbra is known as the city of students? You just have to come with us to learn about other fascinating curiosities! At the end of the visit, we will return to Lisbon, with arrival expected after approximately twelve hours of activity.

Serra da Estrela Private Tour

2. Serra da Estrela Private Tour

After being picked up in a minivan from your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia, begin your tour to one of the biggest mountains in continental Portugal. Enjoy the magnificent views, valleys, rivers, and lagoons. Discover the region which is also rich in tradition, history, culture, and gastronomy. Visit the Serra da Estrela cheese factory which produces a creamy scented cheese that is appreciated across the country. Enjoy a tour of the factory and taste some cheese for yourself. Make a stop at the Bread Museum and learn about the traditional bread of the region called Seia bread. Learn about bread making tradition and try some samples. After this, enjoy free time to explore the mountains, ride the chairlift, and participate in snow activities in the winter.

Serra da Estrela: 4x4 Jeep Tour with Lunch

3. Serra da Estrela: 4x4 Jeep Tour with Lunch

In the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal, aboard a 4x4 vehicle, we will show you beautiful landscapes and emblematic places of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. The formation of the mountains and the glacial valleys that impress us can be explained during a visit to the interpretative centre of the Zêzere valley. On this route, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the pastoral traditions of the Serra da Estrela and the process of making Burel fabric. We end your day with a small cheese tasting of Serra da Estrela cheeses at the highest place, the Torre.

From Castelo Branco: Belmonte and Castelo Novo Day Trip

4. From Castelo Branco: Belmonte and Castelo Novo Day Trip

The tour lasts approximately 9 hours and starts with a pick-up at the meeting point, next to the Castelo Branco Tourist Office. Departure from Castelo Branco to the historic village of Belmonte. It continues on a guided tour of the museums of the village where Pedro Álvares Cabral was born, on a circular route that ends at the beautiful Belmonte Castle. Then it's time to climb the largest mountain range in mainland Portugal, where strategic stops will be made so that you can enjoy the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the largest Portuguese protected area. Before returning to Castelo Branco, there will be one last stop, in the historic village of Castelo Novo.

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Great tour! Tourist guide (Manoel) has a vast knowledge about all the places visited and typical dishes tried in each place. The guide is an excellent professional and a great travel companion. I highly recommend the company and tour.