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Portugal Adventure and culture across the central valley

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Explore this well-kept secret that leaves a strong impression on those who come across it. Serra da Lousã and the picturesque Schist villages that paint the green mountains with shades of brown, surviving the weight of time and change. Discover the Schist villages and mystical caves of the region make for a great combination of nature and culture, with a hint of adventure!...

Explore this well-kept secret that leaves a strong impression on those who come across it. Serra da Lousã and the picturesque Schist villages that paint the green mountains with shades of brown, surviving the weight of time and change. Discover the Schist villages and mystical caves of the region make for a great combination of nature and culture, with a hint of adventure!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Multi-activity
    Multi-activity
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Hiking Serra da Lousã and the Schist Villages

• A private transfer will take you from Porto to Lousã, where a picnic-style lunch awaits. 
• This afternoon, set off on an afternoon of hiking along the green mountains of Serra da Lousã.
• Follow a path of the ancient villagers, passing a castle and chapel before we reach the enchanting Schist Villages.
• Dine in a picturesque restaurant serving traditional dishes of the region before going to bed in a rural tourism accommodation in Lousã.

Visited:
Porto, Serra da Lousã

Day 2: Guided 4x4 Tour of the Mountains

• Continue unraveling the secrets of the Schist villages and the most spectacular places of the mountain range.
• Savor lunch in a typical restaurant on the way back to Lousã.
• Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. 

Visited:
Serra da Lousã

Day 3: Visit the Speleology Research Center 

• Head out to explore the region's caves, before enjoying lunch at a Portuguese restaurant
​• This afternoon, visit the Research Centre of Speleology in Dueça, where you can learn more about the activity and the cave system of the mountain range. 
​• Later, enjoy a delightful tasting of regional products: smoked ham, cheese and wine.
• Return to Porto and check into your hotel.

Visited:
Serra da Lousã, Porto

Day 4: Final day & departure

• Enjoy breakfast before free time to visit the delightful city of Porto, a true delight for architecture and history lovers.
• After, a private transfer will take you to Porto Airport. So long!

Visited:
Porto

Porto Serra da Lousã

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $950

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers not specified on the program
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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