Set off on a historical adventure with your partner through some of the most beautiful places in Portugal.
Welcome to the Historic Villages of Portugal self-drive tour!
Beginning at the gates of Serra da Estrela, this personalized trip will take you through villages full of myths and stories, ancestral castles dating to the formation of Portugal, and mountainous terrain you will not find anywhere else in our beautiful country.
This is the ultimate travel plan for romantics and daydreamers…
Fall in love with all the grandiose heritage that led these villages to be classified as Historic Villages.
Walk through its citadels’ narrow streets and discover the region’s best viewpoints.
Unique photo-stop opportunities will provide plenty of inspiration for photographers and Instagrammers.
All this and more on a self-drive tour designed to introduce you to all the charm of Portugal’s Historic Villages.
Get an authentic taste of the magic of Portugal!
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High Season (01 Apr – 15 Nov)
After a first look at the fantastic landscape of Serra da Estrela, it’s time to get to know the accommodation unit of your stay for the days that follow.
Check into your hotel and get ready to start this unforgettable adventure, starting with dinner and overnight at the hotel .
Start your journey with a visit to the Historic Village of Marialva, a revealing setting of one of the living relics of Portuguese ancestry!
Next, the Historic Village of Trancoso awaits you, an ancient land where, in the past, several important battles were fought in the formation of the Kingdom of Portugal.
After a good lunch in Trancoso, head to the Historical Village of Linhares da Beira, a medieval village from the 12th century.
Discover the city of Covilhã , passing through the village of Peraboa and ending with a visit and tasting at the Cheese Museum, on a fun tuk tuk ride .
Visit Belmonte and enjoy the richness of Jewish cuisine with a kosher lunch.
Visit the Historic Village of Sortelha, one of the most beautiful and ancient Portuguese villages, practically unchanged to this day.
Discover the Historic Village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a village where its inhabitants stood out for their courage and loyalty to the crown and which retains a great wealth of built heritage.
Even before lunch, be surprised by the Historic Village of Almeida, the fortified village that from the air looks like a 12-pointed star.
After lunch, the Historical Village of Castelo Mendo awaits your visit, with its predominantly medieval characteristics and its secrets and myths.
Take advantage of the visit to the Historical Villages to also discover Penha Garcia, a village a few kilometers from the border and with all the characteristic charm of Beira Baixa.
Explore Monsanto, the Most Portuguese Village in Portugal and a tourist icon in the region, with all its unique charm. Enjoy a lunch with traditional flavors.
Then leave for the Historic Village of Idanha-a-Velha and feel like stepping back millennia. This village preserves a remarkable set of ruins that stand in the space where an ancient Roman city was built.
After 5 days exploring the Beira Interior region, treat yourself to a unique experience for two: a relaxing massage, which will provide a feeling of closeness and harmony, before returning home.