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Serra da Estrela in 2 days

2 days tour where you’ll have opportunity to discover the Heritage of the Centre region and the fantastic mountainous landscapes of the ‘Serra da Estrela’ region and its typical gastronomy.
On the 1st day we’ll visit Tomar, the historical village of Monsanto and Covilhã, where you will have opportunity to visit the Cheese Museum. During the 2nd day we’ll climb to the highest point of Portugal’s mainland, the Serra da Estrela Tower and visit the Valley Glacier, Manteigas, Seia and Coimbra.

Sightseeing tours Sightseeing private tour
Duration 2 days
Start and finish Starting and finishing in Lisbon or in Oporto
Number of people 2 or more people

Regional features

  • Rich history
  • Unique landscapes
  • Warm & friendly people
  • Excellent food

About this tour


Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).


The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’.
Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according your preferences and tour length.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot

Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.

Tour Length

Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel).

Accommodation not included

Please contact us for advice about our accommodation options. We have a list of hotels based in local 3*, 4* and 5* Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique hotels throughout Portugal. We will provide you with suggestions so you can choose what best suits your budget.

Our Premium Tours guarantee

Our tours are escorted by very experienced expert guides, all of whom work with us full time. With excellent English, permission to skip lines and expertise that came from real-life experience and on-the-ground knowledge, they are the key to accessing hidden gems and experiencing the true authenticity of our culture. Our guides are non-smoking.

Tour highlights

1st Day | Tomar & Covilhã


Beautiful city in the centre region of Portugal, with one of the most famous famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Convent of Christ and Tomar Knight Templars Castle. Tomar also has one of the historic centres of Portugal with the highest concentration of monuments, especially the churches of ‘São João Baptista’ and of ‘Santa Maria do Olival’ and the ancient 15th Century Jewish synagogue.

Monsanto Historic Village

It ‘s considered the most Portuguese village of Portugal. Its origins date back to the Paleolithic, conquered from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques in 1165, and later donated to the Knights Templar who built his castle, under the order of D. Gualdim Pais. This village is characteristic for its granite houses and nested shale in the middle of huge granite blocks.

Cheese Museum

Unique place where you can get to know the whole handmade manufacturing process of the famous Serra’s cheese delicacy appreciated and recognized internationally. Here you will have opportunity to taste 3 kinds of cheese and regional wine.


Covilhã is a wonderful city in the interior region of Portugal. It’s a gateway to mainland Portugal highest point – Serra da Estrela. Its history, monuments, museums and modern energy make this city a must see!

Penhas da Saúde

Beautiful mountain village situated about 1500 meters of altitude in the heart of Serra da Estrela. This village offers a landscape of breathtaking especially with the arrival of winter and frequent snowfalls.

Overnight in: Serra da Estrela

2nd Day | Serra da Estrela & Coimbra

Serra da Estrela

Very famous place by the frequent snow falls during the winter months, here you’ll have the opportunity to climb to the highest point of the Portugal mainland, the Tower of Serra da Estrela.

Monument of Our Lady of Good Star

On our way to the Tower of Serra da Estrela, we’ll find a sculpture, in the rock, date back to 1946 and dedicated to Our Lady of Good Star, the patron saint of shepherds.


Village situated about 700m above sea level, on the glacier valley of Serra da Estrela, which flows the river Zêzere. Here you will find a unique natural beauty.


Situated on the southwest slopes of Serra da Estrela is a place of unique and natural landscapes. Here we’ll find a place that invites to the practice of open-air activity: walking, bathing in fluvias beaches, winter sports (we can find fantastic sky slopes) and also cultural activities such as visiting museums like the bread or toy museum.

Bread Museum

Where you’ll discover everything about the Portuguese bread. This space includes a restaurant, old grocery store, the library bar and the studio of art in bread.


Known as the City of students, offers a wonderful mix of Centuries of culture and history. Here we’ll visit the oldest university of Portugal, its library, the ancient streets of the City centre and its highlights.

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2 people:810€997€1045€
3 people:896€1103€1156€
4 people:992€1221€1280€
5 people:1050€1292€1355€
6 people:1110€1366€1432€
7 people:1172€1442€1512€
8 people:1372€1688€1770€
+9 people: contact us
2 people:782€962€1009€
3 people:813€1000€1049€
4 people:887€1092€1145€
5 people:942€1159€1216€
6 people:988€1216€1275€
7 people:1056€1299€1363€
8 people:1199€1475€1547€
+9 people: contact us

LS Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st

HS High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th

SS Special Season: May, September & October

Get to know the region

Our vehicles

We provide the best transportation in our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant ride

Air suspension system

Air suspension

Ensures you an amazing comfort on tours of short and long distance

Independent air-conditioning


Guarantees indoor temperatures tailored to the needs of each one

Fresh bottled water<br> and Wi-Fi

Fresh bottled water
and Wi-Fi

Guarantee fresh bottled water and wi-fi on board so you can always be connected

Up to 7 passengers

Up to
7 passengers

Vehicles with room up to 7 passengers with practical storage solutions

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