Serra da Estrela Day Trip
- Private group
- Duration: 10 hours
Start your trip from Lisbon early. The first stop is in Covilhã, land of the wool industry and birthplace of several explorers, like Diogo Alves da Cunha and Pêro da Covilhã. Here you will visit the historical center of the city, which today is home to one of the most important Portuguese universities. Next, climb the Tower that stands as the highest point of mainland Portugal, at an incredible 1993 meters high. Serra da Estrela is one of the few Portuguese regions blessed with snow, and it is covered every year with an extensive white blanket in the height of winter. It's also here where you'll find the only ski resort in the country. Take in the fantastic winter views from this vantage point. History says that this parish arose from a cluster of shepherd's huts that used the pastures for their sheep and goats. At the end of the 19th century, the penetration of the Serra da Estrela be...
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.
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