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Portugal Highlights of Central Portugal

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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 stone, surviving the weight of time and change. Exploring the Schist villages and mystical caves of the region makes for a great combination of nature and culture, with a hint of adventure.

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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 takes you from Oporto to Lousã, where a picnic-style lunch awaits. Afterwards, we set off for an afternoon of hiking along the green mountains of Serra da Lousã, following a path of the ancient villagers, crossing a castle and chapel before we reach the enchanting Schist Villages. Dine in a picturesque restaurant serving the most traditional dishes of the region before going to bed in the Rural Tourism accommodation in Lousã.

Porto, Serra da Lousã

Day 2: Guided 4x4 Tour of the Mountains

Continue unraveling the secrets of the Schist Villages and the most precious places of the mountain range - everywhere there is a mystical mist that opens itself to reveal a culture almost forgotten in time. Lunch in a typical restaurant is included on the way back to Lousã. Enjoy the afternoon as you prefer.

Serra da Lousã

Day 3: Speleology Research Center Visit

After breakfast, kick-off this speleological day by going down to the depths of a natural cave, divided into major galleries and narrow passages - there are obstacles to overcome and fabulous sights as unique rewards. Lunch at a restaurant of Portuguese Cuisine. For the afternoon we visit a Research Centre of Speleology in Dueça, where one 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 Oporto and check into your hotel.

Serra da Lousã, Porto

Day 4: Final Day & Departure

Breakfast. Free time to visit the astonishing city of Oporto, a true delight for Architecture and History lovers. Private transfer to Oporto airport (OPO) as required.


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.

Approx. $930 / 4 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax4 Pax6 Pax
Price per person$930$820$700

Included in price:

  • 3 Night Accommodation (breakfast included)
  • Lunch and dinner according to the program
  • Private transfers and transportation to or from activity sites
  • Permanent monitor and expert guides, fluent in English
  • Personal Accident Insurance for the activities
  • Access licences to protected areas
  • Food reinforcement or energetic supplements

Not included in price:

  • Dinner on Day 3
  • Both lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Food and beverages not mentioned on the program
  • Transfers not specified on the program

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