Serra Estrela Tour

Serra da Estrela - Alvoco da Serra, Cabeça, Loriga, Manteigas, Piodão - Portugal

Price

3145.00

Duration

5 days

Max People

8

Min Age

5+

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Introduction

Discover a Portugal made of stones, waterfalls, and rock formations in unusual ways. Then, through the trees and along the waterways, explore the typical mountain villages full of genuine people.
Private tour from 3.145€ for 2 persons
For more than 2 persons, please ask for a quote

 

Serra Estrela Tour

Our private Portugal tours to Serra da Estrela from Lisbon continue through the rye fields and swamps, where the sheep are out to graze. Finally, near the cascades (of Fervença and Covão da Ursa), we reach the highest village in Portugal (1080 meters):

Sabugueiro. Located in the heart of Serra da Estrela, there is the largest glacial valley in Europe and Vale do Rossim. It is part of the Bioenergetic Reserve of the National Park of Serra da Estrela; its beauty and scientific and environmental value are undeniable.

It is a place of extreme beauty formed by an immense lagoon that was one of the best pastures for the transhumance flocks. Nowadays, we can practice leisure activities here, such as abseiling, walking tours, and canoeing.

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We continue the private tour to Serra da Estrela towards Manteigas and start a guided tour to Burel Factory. A milestone in the Town of Manteigas and the Portuguese wool production history. After lunch we go up to Covão da Metade and to Nave de Santo António.

Discover one of our Portugal tours of the most well-preserved villages in Serra da Estrela. Integrated into the recovery program of the Historical Villages of Portugal and classified as "public interest heritage," Piódão is in Serra do Açor, involved in a unique landscape.
The inhabitants are mainly farmers and shepherds, but, in recent years, tourism has been responsible for giving a new life to this village, mitigating the effective desertification.

An amphitheater layout of houses with walls made of schist, windows painted in a blue used in the Maghreb, and roofs in black slate turn the village of Piódão into a true treasure.

Portugal Guided Tours

Our Portugal-guided tours to Serra da Estrela are also about local houses, the village's trademark, composed of two floors. The first floor is the residence, and the ground floor stores the cattle food, protected by a wooden cross decorated with laurel and olive leaves. Which invokes the protection of Santa Bárbara and keeps "what you can see and what you can't."

Mountain villages

The village of Cabeça is known for the homemade soups prepared by the population. We invite you to try the chestnut soup with pork loin or the vegetable soup prepared the old-fashioned way. Terraces characterize the landscape, and their complex irrigation network forms part of the village's historical heritage.

Of the buildings in the village stands out the Church in honor of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Painted in white, it contracts from other churches in Beira, similar to the churches in the country's south.
Our Portugal tours visit the community barn floor where the cereals are dried and threshed. In addition, the fountain of Algares (a small spring with an ogival arch built in schist) are places to visit.

With approximately 200 inhabitants, farming activity and traditional methods are still present. However, when Christmas comes, this village becomes an authentic Christmas crib. The rural houses made of schist are the village's trademark.
Loriga is one of the most beautiful lands in the mountain, thanks to its extraordinary landscape and geographical location. Time to discover the only river beach in a glacial valley in Serra da Estrela.
We head to Alvoco da Serra, between Loriga and Unhais da Serra. The natural resources and the strength of men turned this village, until the mid-eighteenth century, into a vital wool production center. In addition, it has a rich artistic heritage, especially sacred art (Main Church and São Pedro Chapel).
Here we can see the immense glacial valley extending as far as Manteigas. We continue going up and now to the highest point in the mountain, Torre!
Our tour can be costumed to specific interests.

Private tour from 3.145€ for 2 persons
For more than 2 persons, please ask for a quote

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Included/Excluded

  • Pick up e Drop off
  • Mandatory fees
  • Wi-Fi and bottled water 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
  • Accomodation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified on Tour Includes
  • Entrance fees, unless specified on Tour Includes

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  • 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
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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.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings for multiday tours, group tours and packages with Real Embrace Portugal, considering the situation of exception that we live, refunds will be made up to 24 hours before in case the customer cancels the tour. Cancellation requests must be made by email.

Changes made by clients

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

Tours - Spoken languages

  • Our tours are spoken in portuguese, english, spanish and french.

Tour - several days

  • 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 Lenght – 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;
  • For larger groups contact by email [email protected];
  • 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;

Covid-19 Prevention Measures

Relevant information for groups: Our tours are private.
  • Covid-19 vaccination required for our guides;
  • Our drivers have safety and health training;
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided to passengers by driver every time before entering the vehicle;
  • The driver will wear a face mask at all times and will keep a safe distance from customers avoiding close contact, handshakes, etc.;
  • Luggage will only be handle with customers authorization;
  • The driver will use sanitizing products to continually clean the main contact areas inside and outside the vehicle (handles,seat belts, etc.);
  • For safety reasons our vehicles will not provide magazines and water bottles. We apologize for this inconvenience;
  • Upon completion of each tour, our cleaning team will carry out a thorough cleaning with anti-bacterial products.

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