Serra da Estrela Natural Park

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Serra da Estrela Natural Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Serra da Estrela Day Trip

    1. Serra da Estrela Day Trip

    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...

  • Serra da Estrela: Tour from Porto

    2. Serra da Estrela: Tour from Porto

    On this full-day tour, visit the beautiful natural park of Serra da Estrela, a unique region of Portugal, renowned for its stunning landscapes. As well as its extraordinary beauty, Serra da Estrela has a huge historical and culinary wealth. On this fantastic tour experience, enjoy the Serra da Estrela in all its splendor! After being picked up by your driver/ guide, be transported in a comfortable, luxury vehicle to the natural park. Keep your eyes open to spot a variety of vegetation, birds and herds of sheep guided by dogs.  Visit a traditional Serra da Estrela cheese factory and bread museum, where you can even sample some of the delicious local cheeses. See the Serra da Estrela tower and enjoy some exhilarating activities in the snow, including sledding and snowboarding. After an exciting day, sit back and relax as you're transferred back to Porto. 

  • Serra da Estrela: 4x4 Jeep Tour with Lunch

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

    Discover the Serra da Estrela's best-kept secrets on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head out on your journey of discovery. Begin the tour with a ride on the mountain range's most scenic road and take in magnificent snow-white landscapes as you drive. Next, travel along an off-road trail to reach Poço do Inferno, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the mountain. Afterwards, head to a trout vivarium and learn all about this species' importance to the local economy and culture. After the adrenaline of the morning, enjoy a relaxed lunch at a typical restaurant and a tasting of local products. Finish your tour with a visit to the Burel Factory and learn how woolen products are produced. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day, full of unforgettable memories and inspiring tales.

  • Serra da Estrela Private Tour

    4. 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.

  • 2 Days Tour to Heart of Serra da Estrela from Lisbon

    5. 2 Days Tour to Heart of Serra da Estrela from Lisbon

    Day 1:  Leaving from Lisbon at 8 am towards Serra da Estrela. The first stop will be in the city of Covilhã, one of the most important cities of Serra da Estrela. After a little climb up the mountain, you will have a break for lunch at a restaurant with a fantastic view of the mountains and a wonderful regional cuisine! After lunch, visit the village of Alvares Cabral, the navigator who discovered Brazil - Belmonte. Visit the medieval castle, the house of the Jews and other places on this charming town. The journey continues through the interior of the mountain, passing by Manteigas and the fantastic Glacier Valley. In Manteigas, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic dinner at a local restaurant and rest in a friendly typical hotel accommodation of the small town. Day 2:  After a breakfast that can not be missed, climb up to Torre, the highest point of...

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