The Ultimate and Beautiful Portugal Historical Villages Tour

Discover what the most authentic Portugal has to offer you with our Portugal Historical Villages Tour. Feel the shared and genuine welcome of the people of each region, every street, and every place. The door is always open to enter and enjoy secular traditions and pages of History. Get to know the castles, museums, and historic manor houses.

Price

From €484

Duration

5 days

Min People

2

Max People

8

What Makes the Portugal Historical Villages Tour Worth Exploring?

Embark on a journey through time with the Portugal Historical Villages Tour and discover insider Portugal. This extraordinary adventure will transport you to quaint, picturesque villages that have preserved their rich cultural heritage for centuries.

These hidden gems have not only preserved their rich cultural heritage but have done so for centuries, making them genuinely remarkable destinations for any curious traveler like yourself. Prepare to be captivated by the charming streets, quaint houses, and awe-inspiring landscapes that await you in these magical places.

Open your heart to endless discoveries as you immerse yourself in the traditions, customs, and stories passed down through generations in these extraordinary villages. Let your senses be delighted by the sights, sounds, and flavors unique to each place, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of these timeless destinations, where cobblestone streets, ancient architecture, and charming locals create an unforgettable experience. Explore the narrow alleyways lined with colorful houses, visit medieval castles that are silent witnesses to bygone eras, and discover hidden gems tucked away in each village.

As you delve into the History of each location, you will gain a deeper understanding of Portugal’s fascinating past. From the well-preserved Roman ruins in Idanha-a-Velha to the medieval walls of Sortelha, every step will be a testament to the resilience and spirit of these historic communities.

Explore the Insider Portugal: A Travel Cultural Experience

But this tour is not just about History – it is also an opportunity to savor authentic Portuguese cuisine, indulge in local traditions and festivals, and connect with warm-hearted locals who are proud custodians of their heritage.

Absolutely! This tour offers a delightful blend of History, culture, and culinary delights. As you explore Portugal’s rich heritage, you’ll also have the chance to tantalize your taste buds with authentic Portuguese cuisine. Each bite will be a journey from mouthwatering traditional dishes to delectable pastries. Not only that, but immerse yourself in local traditions and festivals that showcase the vibrant spirit of Portugal.

Experience firsthand the joyous celebrations and connect with warm-hearted locals who take immense pride in preserving their heritage. Their genuine hospitality will make you feel like part of their extended family. So get ready for an unforgettable adventure where you’ll discover the fascinating History and savor the true essence of Portugal through its food, traditions, and the incredible people who call this country home. Get ready to create lifelong memories on this remarkable journey!

Join us on this captivating journey through Portugal with our Portugal Historical Villages Tour, and let yourself be transported back in time. Discover the stories that shaped these remarkable places and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Plan

Day 1 – Sleeping in Belmonte Lisbon, Belmonte

 

Schedule: 8:30h

Discovering Belmonte’s charm, we embark on a fascinating walking tour of the historic center.

Day 2 – Sleeping in Belmonte Belmonte, Caria, Sortelha

 

Schedule: 9:00h

Discover the beauty of Portugal’s history by visiting the charming Vila of Belmonte, where you can explore the historical center, Castle, Museum of the Discoveries, and Olive Oil museum. Take a leisurely walking tour through the center to fully immerse yourself in this wonderful destination’s rich culture and heritage. And don’t miss the opportunity to visit the stunning Medieval Village of Sortelha, where you can experience a walking tour that will transport you back in time. Finally, explore the fascinating Casa da Torre in Caria, where you can enjoy different thematic historical exhibitions and visit the Casa da Roda. These destinations offer a unique and unforgettable experience for anyone interested in history and culture.

Day 3 – Sleeping in Monfortinho Castelo Novo, Monsanto

 

Schedule: 9:00h

Embark on a journey through time as you explore the rich history of human presence in this location, stretching back to the Paleolithic era. Discover the legacy of D. Afonso Henriques, a conqueror who granted this area to the Order of the Knights Templar after freeing it from the Moors in 1165. Walk through the historic village of Monsanto and delight in a private performance by ladies playing the Adufe, a fascinating musical instrument with Arab origins. Be sure to visit Idanha-a-Velha, one of the oldest and most charming villages of the Historical Villages of Portugal. Its history dates back to the 1st century BC when it was called “Egitânia.” Romans and Muslims controlled it until Christians recaptured it in the 13th century.

Day 4 – Sleeping in Lisbon Monsanto, Idanha-a-Velha, Lisbon

 

Schedule: 9:00h

Join us on a journey through time as we explore Monsanto, a location with a rich history dating back to the Paleolithic period. We’ll witness the enduring legacy of D. Afonso Henriques, who conquered Monsanto from the Moors in 1165 and granted it to the Order of the Templars. Our visit will be an unforgettable experience as we witness the beauty of the village’s typical granite houses and the enchanting melodies of the Adufe, a musical instrument of Arab origin played by local ladies.

As we make our way back to Lisbon, we’ll stop at Idanha-a-Velha, one of the oldest Historical Villages of Portugal, dating back to the 1st century BC. We’ll discover the village’s rich heritage and the legacy of the Romans and Muslims who once ruled there. Finally, we’ll return to Lisbon safely, enriched by the memories of our journey through time.

Day 5 – Lisbon

 

Transfer to Lisbon airport

More than 8?

No problem! Fill out our Inquiry Form to ask for our large group rates.

Included

  • Pick up e Drop off at your hotel
  • Mandatory fees
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Exclusive and specialized Guide/Driver
  • Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, in safe & comfortable conditions
  • All taxes
  • Public liability and personal accidents insurance

Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified on Tour Includes
  • Entrance fees, unless specified on Tour Includes

Additional Information

Operational info

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and guide/driver);

Custom-made: The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences;

Tour Length: Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel);

Schedule: flexible according to customers’ needs;

Minimum group of 2 people and maximum 8 people;

The values indicated are per person and vary depending on the number of people.

Please contact us for advice about our accommodation options. We have a list of hotels based in local 3*, 4* and 5* Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique hotels throughout Portugal. We will provide you with suggestions so you can choose what best suits your budget;

Transfers

Lisbon airport, hotel and cruise transfers to and from all destinations in Portugal

Transport up to 8 adult passengers

Free Wi-Fi in all vehicles

Special rates for airport and cruise transfers

We will meet you inside the airport terminal arrivals and holding a sign with your name written on it

High quality service

Changes made by clients

Any changes made after booking confirmation along the tour will not be refundable, and the resulting costs will be considered extras and paid by the customer.

Spoken languages

Our tours are spoken in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your trip, penalties may apply based on the total trip price.

  • Suppose you cancel up to 30 days before your scheduled arrival. In that case, no penalties will be applied except for certain items such as entrance tickets, third-party activities, hotel bookings, and transaction fees. Each provider’s policy will be evaluated individually in these cases.
  • If you cancel between 30 and 15 days before your arrival, a penalty of 20% will be applied.
  • If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival, a penalty of 100% will be applied. However, Real Embrace Portugal sometimes reserves the right to consider a partial refund.

 

Cancellation requests must be made by email.

Changes and Cancellations by Real Embrace Portugal

Before you enter into a contract with us, we reserve the right to change any of the facilities or services described in our brochure or website. We also reserve the right to cancel the booking do to weather and/or other conditions. Any changes are usually very minor and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If a major change, such as change in departure time, becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible your tours begins. When a major change or cancellation occurs you will have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, purchasing another available tour from us, or cancelling your tour. If booking is cancelled we will refund all payments made directly to us in respect of the tour price. We will not refund any personal expenses you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as flight payments for land-only tours, travel insurance, equipment purchases, visas, vaccinations etc.

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