5 days

A visit through Guarda district





This 5-day program will take you to discover the Guarda district, where you will find historical landmarks and monuments dating back to the beginnings of the nation.

This once-guarded city of the national territory is also the gateway to a district to be discovered, where the country's Historical Villages, Frontier Castles, Jewry, and Prehistoric Routes intersect
From Guarda to Manteigas, passing through Sabugal, Almeida, Figueira de Castrelo Rodrigo, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Mêda, Aguiar da Beira, Trancoso and Seia, we invite you to visit archaeological remains and important landmarks of the defense and fortification of the Middle Ages. Compulsory is also to contemplate the numerous religious monuments, the scenic beauty of the region and to be delighted with the flavors of each county.

Includes

Accommodation
Daily breakfast
Meals
Selected drinks
Tickets at places to visit
Activities mentioned
Flavors Tasting
Wine Tasting
Tuc tuc ride (máx. 3 pax)
Nature

Individual Tour – pax price

Since 415€

GroupTour – pax price

Since 400€
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Children till 5 years - free
Children between 6 and 10 years - 50%

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SUPPLEMENTSconsult price and availability
Baby crib
Extra bed
Single room
Tour Guide
Transport

Digital roadmap – APP

When you purchase this program, Destinos Guiados has an offer for you. Download a free application on your mobile device (smartphone, iPhone, tablet or iPad) that will guide you in a simple and detailed way, every day. Here you will find the course and details of this program: what places to visit, how to reach them, what points of interest to observe, where to eat and stay.

Additional informations

Not include
  • Transport - neither airport transfer service nor car at the customer service, during the itinerary period. Possibility of this service, by adding price
  • Drinks witch are not included at restaurant selection (client has the right to choose alternative drinks that will be paid directly by imself, at the time of the meal)
  • Extra expenses at the Hotel/Place of accommodation
  • Entries and/or services that are not explicit in the program
  • Tourist taxes
  • Tourist guide (possibility by adding the price of the program)
  • Travel assistance insurance (possibility by adding the price of the program)
  • Supplements: baby crib, extra bed and single room (possibility by adding the price of the program)
General Conditions
  • This program adjusts to your preferred dates
  • CHANGES: Whenever there are other reasons that justify it, Destinos Guiados - Eventos & Turismo, Lda. May change the order of the routes, modify the hours of visit to the places or replace any of the places of accommodation and catering provided by other of similar category; such changes will be communicated to the customer as soon as possible. If there are unforeseen circumstances that require you to suspend any itineraries, customers will always be entitled to reimbursement of the amounts paid
  • REFUNDS: after the program has started, no reimbursement is due for services not used by the client. Although for reasons beyond the control of Destinos Guiados, the non-provision of services provided in the travel program gives the customer the right to be reimbursed for the difference between the price of the services provided and those of the services actually provided, if it is not possible substitution by other equivalents
  • CLAIMS: they can only be considered valid, provided they are submitted in writing and within a period of no more than 10 days after the end of the provision of services. They can only be accepted as long as they have been participated to the service suppliers (carriers, hotels, restaurants and other local agents partners of Destinos Guiados) during the course of the trip or stay, requiring them the respective documents proving the occurrence
Payment
  • When booking, the customer must pay 20% of the total amount of the program.
  • The remaining 80% must be paid up to 7 days before the start date of the same.
  • If the reservation is made less than 7 days in advance, payment will be made in full upon confirmation of the availability of the service, by Destinos Guiados
Cancellation
  • More than 30 days: cancellation without penalty with the right to return the 20% made
  • Up to 7 days before start of program: 20% penalty
  • Less than 7 days: 100% penalty
Insurance
  • Possibility of travel insurance by adding the price of the program (contact us)
Transport
  • Possibility of rent-a-car by adding the price of the program (contact us)
  • Possibility of transfer at the airports of Lisbon, Porto and Madrid by adding the price of the program (contact us)
Clothing and footwear
  • Should be comfortable and suited to a mountain town.
  • From November to March, clothing and footwear must be fit for wet and very cold weather.
  • In the remaining months of the year it is recommended to wear a sweater for the end of the day
What to do to discover the district of Guarda...

1st day: Guarda - Sabugal - Sortelha - Almeida

Guarda: welcome reception in the highest city in Portugal
Sabugal: raiana city that has the Castle of Cinco Quinas, unique in Portugal (Lunch)
Sortelha: one of the most beautiful and old Portuguese villages, classified as Historical Village of Portugal that keeps its identity unchanged until today
Lunch in Sortelha
Almeida: one of the most spectacular European examples of the defensive system of the seventeenth century known for its fortress in the shape of a twelve pointed star and classified as Historical Village of Portugal
Dinner served in the highest city in Portugal

2nd day: Guarda - Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Castelo Rodrigo - Pinhel

Vila Nova de Foz Côa: visit to the Côa Museum and the Archaeological Park of Foz Côa which houses the largest collection of open-air Paleolithic engravings from around the world, considered by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Lunch at the Côa Museum
Castelo Rodrigo: Historical Village of Portugal that preserves vestiges of the presence of new Christians and several medieval references
Pinhel: known as "Falcao City" is considered the "city with more solar per square meter" due to its eighteenth and eighteenth century buildings
Guided tour of the region's wines and vineyards
Dinner served in the highest city in Portugal

3rd day: Guarda - Marialva - Trancoso - Aguiar da Beira - Celorico da Beira

Marialva: Historical Village of Portugal, considered one of the living relics of Portuguese ancestry, which will transport you to the deepest roots of Portugal's history
Trancoso: classified as one of the Historical Villages of Portugal, which still today is surrounded by walls of D. Dinis period
Lunch in Trancoso
Aguiar da Beira: village that has in the "Largo das Monumentos" a patrimonial set so beautiful and authentic that in itself is a true museum
Celorico da Beira: capital of the Serra da Estrela Cheese - tasting and discovering the art of its manufacture
Dinner served in the highest city in Portugal

4th day: Linhares da Beira - Seia - Serra da Estrela - Manteigas

Linhares da Beira: medieval village of the century. XII, classified as Historical Village of Portugal that meets the ideal conditions of climate and relief for the practice of Paragliding
Seia: gateway to the most imposing Portuguese mountain - Serra da Estrela - with a visit to the Museum of Bread and tour by touristic train
Lunch at the Museum of Bread
Torre da Serra da Estrela: climb to the highest point of mainland Portugal with a stop in quiet and inhospitable places, where the human being feels small before the imposing and beauty of the mountain
Manteigas: a 13-kilometer descent through the Zêzere Glacier Valley, one of the largest in Europe, with traces of the last ice age of thousands of years ago
Dinner served in the highest city in Portugal

5th day: Guarda

Guarda: with traces of human occupation since prehistory and with charter attributed in 1199, this towering city, known as the city of 5 F's has the purest and healthiest air of Portugal; in this district capital you will be captivated by the traces of history visiting the Cathedral, the historic center, the Jewish quarter and the main monuments of the city: Churches, Solares, Towers of walls, Fountains and Pelourinhos
Lunch in Guarda
Visit to the Diz River Park, where nature is confused with people's daily lives; space where the amusement of children is not forgotten, but the rails to walk are kings...

Return home taking "in the bag" the invitation to return!

Quality & Comfort

Destinos Guiados is guided by values ​​of respect, honesty, trust and dedication, providing its customers with a service of excellence and comfort, while at the same time contributing actively to the socioeconomic development of the interior of Portugal, of the Guarda district. Due to its functional nature, Destinos Guiados is based on a network of partnerships with local reference agents that stand out for the provision of quality services and good service. It has multidisciplinary means that allow it to adjust to the client, to distinguish itself in the level of the convenience and to implement itself of competent form in the market of the national tourism, specifically of the Center Tourism of Portugal.

Transport

The safety and comfort of our customers is our priority, so we work with partners who guarantee a fleet of comfortable, modern and less polluting vehicles. Destinos Guiados may offer the rent-a-car and transfer service at Lisbon, Porto and Madrid airports by adding value to the program. Contact us!

Tour Guides

Our tour guides are friendly and talkative people who know how to welcome and are totally committed to making each itinerary a unique, enjoyable and rewarding experience. They are chosen for the knowledge that they have of this zone of the interior of Portugal and they are familiar and they share the taste for the local people, customs and people of this region. Contact us!

Insurance

Destinos Guiados can provide a travel insurance by adding the value of the program. Contact us!

Digital roadmap – APP

When you purchase this program, Destinos Guiados has an offer for you. Download a free application on your mobile device (smartphone, iPhone, tablet or iPad) that will guide you in a simple and detailed way, every day. Here you will find the course and details of this program: what places to visit, how to reach them, what points of interest to observe, where to eat and stay.

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