3 days

Walking the Guarda trails





This 3-day historical-cultural-landscape program will get you to know the highest city in Portugal and the natural wealth that surrounds it, discovering clean, light and fresh air. Strolling along the "WATER" trail, I will challenge you to contemplate the Mondego River Valley, where landscape beauty and historic monuments blend
Walking through the "GREEN GIANTS" trail, we invite you to know the species of exotic and native trees in the city of 5 F's, inheriting a rich and unique cultural heritage.
Gastronomy rich in flavors eaves and warm, friendly and hospitable people are waiting for you

Includes

Accommodation
Daily breakfast
2 lunches - 2 dinners
Selected drinks
Tickets at places to visit
Activities mentioned
Regional Pic - nic
Hiking Trails
Tuc tuc ride (máx. 3 pax)
Nature

Individual Tour – pax price

Since 175€

GroupTour – pax price

Since 165€
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Children tilll 5 years - free
Children between 6 and 10 years - 50%
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SUPPLEMENTS consult 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
Rules of the good walker
  • Make light meals along the way (sandwiches, fruit and chocolates);
  • Always carry liquids, preferably water;
  • Always follow the roads, paths and marked tracks, avoiding the "bush";
  • Try to keep the same cadence throughout the course;
  • Do not damage crops or harvest plants when crossing cultivated areas;
  • To respect the customs, traditions and assets of the populations when crossing the local towns;
  • Do not abandon waste along the way;
  • Do not make fire;
  • Respect the wildlife and the quiet of the places, avoiding shouting or speaking aloud;
  • Do not walk alone

To know the highest city of Portugal, covering its tracks...

1st day: Guarda

Guarda: welcome reception in the highest city of Portugal and capital of the district
Dinner filled with local flavors and night stroll through the city, admiring the language of lights and sounds that enchants you

2nd day: Water trail

WATER Trail: leaving the Dorna Fountain will be the route used centuries ago by the inhabitants of the Mondego River Valley, as the shortest and quickest access to the city of Guarda
Level of difficulty: low-moderate
Time period: estimated for 2 hours
Distance: 7.3 km along the waterways
Lunch: tasty picnic stuffed with traditional delicacies of the region on the river beach of Aldeia Viçosa
Guarda: stroll through the city, observing the harmony between the marks of the past and the features of the present and appreciating the main monuments: Cathedral, Jewish quarter, Churches, Towers of walls, Solares, Fountains and Pelourinhos
Dinner rich in local gastronomy palates

3rd day: Green Giants trail

GREEN GIANTS trail: urban pedestrian route, where the tree will be the main element
Level of difficulty: low-moderate
Time period: estimated for 2 hours
Distance: 3,7 km
Lunch: traditional delicacy of the region
Visit to the Rio Diz Park, where nature is confused with people's daily lives; space where the fun of children is not forgotten, but the paths to walk are kings...

And because he knew soon enough, he will return home, carrying "the suitcase" 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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