10 Hours
Duração
Lisboa
Localização

Serra da Estrela Tour a different Tour, perfect for those who want to visit the interior of Portugal, the highest point of continental Portugal, famous for its mountains, its people and also for its cheese.

Nº People 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total Price 470€ 500€ 530€ 580€ 600€ 660€ 710€

PLACE OF DEPARTURE Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon
TIME OF DEPARTURE 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM in the afternoon.
INCLUDED
Accredited and exclusive guide Free Waters
Visit to the Bread Museum Free Wifi
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch (optional)
Entrance Fees

A great tour for those who wanna understand the process of the Portuguese “Serra da Estrela”, which serves as a pasture for the “Serra da Estrela” or “Churra Mondegueira” sheep, considered by many to be the best dairy products, so that the cheese reaches the best quality the have to be made from the same milking. Even today, the manufacture of the cheese and its ritual are made in a traditional way, as it was hundreds of years ago, where the shepherds leave with the herd in the morning and return in the late afternoon.

Their families make the cheese according to family techniques, the shepherd chooses carefully the pasture of his sheep, because certain herbs give bad taste to the milk, and every day, the shepherd milks the sheep at nightfall, after which his wife prepares the milk to make the cheese.

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1

Covilha

We will begin our Serra da Estrela Tour leaving Lisbon early in the morning, making our first stop at Covilha, land of the Portuguese wool industry, known by being the place of birth of several Portuguese discoverers, like; Diogo Alves da Cunha and Pero da Covilha.

Nowadays Covilha houses one of the most important Portuguese Universities (UBI – Universidade da Beira Interior).

2

The Tower - Ski Slope

 Now it`s time to to climb up to the Tower, the highest point of Continental Portugal with 1993 meters high (65.387 feet). The Serra da Estrela is one of the few Portuguese regions blessed with snowfall, each year covered with an extensive white veil. 

We find here the only ski resort in the country with the lowest temperatures in Portugal are usually recorded at the top of the Serra da Estrela, with minimum temperatures occasionally reaching -20 °C (-04 farenheit) in winter. Here you can rent your equipment and try one of the different slopes. 

3

Sabugueiro

 The story goes that this parish arose from a cluster of shepherds’ huts that took advantage of the abundant pastures to feed their sheep and goats. At the end of the 19th century, the exploration of Serra da Estrela began to take place through scientifically organized excursions. Sabugueiro village became a mandatory station or point of support and passage for the explorers. What was once an ignored village, became since then a main point of interest. 
4

Seia - Bred Museum

 Time to visit and get to know one of the products that makes Portugal so well known around the World; yes … BREAD. The Bread Museum, in Seia, is a private museum that aims to collect, preserve and display the objects and heritage of the Portuguese bread. From that year of 1996 until its opening on September 26, 2002, the the gathering of the collection was carried out, through purchase in antique dealers, booksellers and auctions, or through donations. 
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Gastronomy

 In a place like Serra da Estrela it is impossible to skip its typical gastronomy, having as main actor the Serra da Estrela cheese  and sausages (typical chorizo). 

As such for this special day, if you so desire, we have for you a suggestion of a typical mountainside restaurant with a full course menu: Appetizers; Morcela, chorizo and cheese. 5 main dishes; wild rabbit, goat’s rice, lamb, suckling pig, veal and boar with beans. Desserts; Sweet rice, cream milk, curd with pumpkin jam and seasonal fruit. All you can drink beverages; house wine, water, sodas and juices. Coffee and digestives. All you can eat!!! All homemade style !!!

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Return to Lisbon

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
19 August, 2017

“Unforgettable private tour with Mr Jorge”

Unforgettable private tour in Portugal shown to us by our fun loving and knowledgeable guide, Mr Jorge. He was very helpful, professional, down to earth and will always try his best to an extra mile to make your trip as comfortable and pleasant as possible. No complaints about his service, programmes and the transport and our overall trip with him for almost two weeks was smooth sailing and very educational. We brought back home with us fond and priceless memories of Portugal. Mr Jorge is like a walking dictionary when it comes to the history of Portugal. Thank you Mr Jorge for taking care of us in Portugal. We hope you will always be in the very best of health to keep continuing what you love doing in your passion by making Portugal proud and the best place to visit. Till we meet again Sir… Obrigada..!!

30 September, 2017

We wanted to write and thank Walkborder Tours for setting up such a wonderful tour for us. Hugo was so responsive and helpful when we were planning the tour and then our guide Rodrigo made it even better.

Thanks Guys !!!

2 October, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful tour in Portugal in early October. Walkborder arranged for us a tour to Serra da Estrela We enjoyed walking, listening and absorbing information about the sites and culture of Portugal. Carlos was very friendly and spoke excellent English. He was very knowledgeable and had a wealth of information about Portugal. He made great recommendations for restaurants and introduced us to the sweets of the region.

2 February, 2018

We booked Walkborder nearly 4 months prior to our visit to Portugal. First of all, Hugo was always quick to respond. Joao was assigned as our guide for the tour to Serra da Estrela. He is knowledgeable, friendly & accommodating, we thoroughly enjoyed our guided tours with him. We will definitely will use Walkborder Tours again, and we highly recommend.

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