Serra da Estrela - Full Day Tour

Serra da Estrela - Full Day Tour

Discover the biggest mountain chain in Portugal, known as Serra da Estrela, a true wonder of nature, especially in winter when the slopes are completely covered by snow! Feel the sensation of being near through such height, trough the landscapes that go along with watercourses. Serra da Estrela will make you feel so small, with the hugeness of its valleys, which are marked with the white of the glaciers, In this full day tour, have the opportunity to Visit the city of Seia, the magnificent landscapes of Sabugueiro village, have the chance to visit the highest point of Serra da Estrela, the fantastic Lagoa Comprida, the ski resort, the Bread Museum and the traditional cheese, you are going to be able to see the amazing point of Covão of Conchos.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

Your expert guide will collect you from your hotel/accommodation or meeting point and will drive you to Serra da Estrela.

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes

Pass By: Nelas, Nelas, Viseu District, Northern Portugal

Before going up the hill to the top of Serra da Estrela we are going to pass in the small and picturesque village of Nelas.


Stop At: Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, Serra da Estrela Portugal

In summer or winter, mainland Portugal’s highest mountain is the perfect scenery for a relaxing time in contact with nature.

At 1,993 metres at its highest point in Torre, Serra da Estrela is an area of rare landscape beauty, with striking mountain drops, where you can have a deep experience of the silence of the heights. Take advantage of those moments of communion with nature to observe it, discovering the diversity of plants and birds and the flocks of sheep herded by Estrela dogs from the breed named after the Mountain.

You can also follow the course of some major Portuguese rivers from their sources: the Mondego at Mondeguinho, the Zêzere at Covão de Ametade and the Alva at the Rossim Valley are breathtaking places. Or you can admire glacier valleys at Loriga, Manteigas or Covão do Urso and Covão Grande. In the warmest months, the best suggestion will certainly be the 25 Lagoon Itinerary, leading you to some refreshing locations.

In cold weather, Serra da Estrela is the only place in Portugal where you can try ski, or go sledging, snowboarding or ride a snowmobile. There are several pistes with support infrastructure, as well as synthetic snow pistes for skiing at any time of the year.

Here you have the option to taste a traditional cheese where you will be able to learn about the production of this incredible cheese made of the Goat and/or Cow milk producted at Serra da Estrela.
You will have the chance to taste the cheese pairing with some homemade bread and local wine.
This tasting of cheese is not included in the price.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lagoa Comprida, N339, Seia 6260-000 Portugal

The “Dam” of the “Lagoa Comprida” has been constructed started from a “Natural Lake”, and became so the principal water reserve of the “Serra de Estrella”, also the great hydro electrical potential was also one of the reasons to start the building of this dam..
The Lagoa Comprida is the biggest massif lake on this height and one of the first engineering works of this nature in Portugal, the building works started in the year 1911.
From the street one you will see the great granite stone wall of the lake, the granite blocks were brought there by the “Glaciers” and called “Blocos erráticos” or “Traveling stones”.
With a lithographical study of the stones they were able to reveal the origin of the stones as well the movement from the glaciers themselves.
The lake was also a few years ago one of the places used for an official training off the “Fly-fish” teams who were participating on the World Champion ship of “Fly-Fishing”.

Stop At: Covao Dos Conchos, Serra da Estrela 6270 Portugal

This is not a natural place, but of a sinkhole that was built in 1955 by man. Under the hole, there is a tunnel that sucks and takes the water from Lagoon dos Conchos to Lagoon Comprida.
This place embraces all the tourists that wants to visit this man-made gift.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museu do Pao, Rua de Santa Ana Rua de Santa Ana Quinta Fonte do Marro, Seia, Seia 6270-538 Portugal

Located in Seia, in the middle of Serra da Estrela, the Bread Museum is a museum complex where it's possible to do a short journey into the wonderful world of Bread.
The visit is only possible on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more."
"Tours runs in small groups between 8 and 27 people"
"Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc"
"Pick up: Free of charge in central Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto"
"Reservation is mandatory and requires an email request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service."
"All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia"
"The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Certified with the CLEAN AND SAFE by the Portuguese Tourism Board and SAFE TRAVELS certification by the WTTC. Internal Protocol and Contigency plan was implemented with certified training of all staff. Cleaning and desinfecting measures are implemented for all the tranportation and facilities."



Start Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We collect all passengers from their hotels in Porto or Gaia City.


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfers
  • Snacks - Cheese Tasting pairing with bread and Wine
  • Entrance to the Museum of Bread in Seia (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays)
  • Entry/Admission - Museu do Pao

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Facilities

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