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    • 5 Days
    • Premium Tour
    • Gerês

    A Unique Peneda-Gerês National Park Tour…

    This self-guided Gerês tour program was designed in collaboration with Your Portugal’s best travel partners.

    Promising a personalized and authentic Portuguese travel experience, this 5-day premium tour is filled with natural beauty, culture, history, and cuisine.

    Discover the Peneda-Gerês National Park and the magic of the Gerês region. Gerês is always a favorite among Portugal holidaymakers; with this tour, you’ll understand why. 

    Relax at the Gerês Thermal Spa, enjoying a spot of luxury – you’re guaranteed to be left feeling revitalized. 

    Go on an adventure in nature with activities and walks in the Gerês national park. Activities include a 4×4 Jeep Tour, Standup paddle boarding with a guide, and a carriage ride that will take you back in time. 

    The Wonders of Gerês’ National Park 

    Culture vultures will be pleased to hear that our tour also takes in the Peneda-Gerês National Park’s museums, so you’ll come away with an in-depth knowledge of this region’s fascinating story. 

    Enjoy traditional mountain cuisine within the park (it wouldn’t be a Portuguese tour without plenty of world-class cuisine). Explore the Gerês-Xures Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve, an area of immense natural beauty and home to a rich diversity of fauna and flora. 

    Be dazzled by natural phenomena such as waterfalls and hot springs. See the region’s famous granaries (canastros) – historic structures for storing produce that have their origins in the Middle Ages. 

    All this and much more on a Peneda-Gerês National Park Tour that has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. There will be no sense in being hurried on our tour, everything has been crafted for you to explore this wondrous region at a pace right for you. 

    If you have more time to spend in Portugal, please browse our entire range of Private Portugal Day Tours.

    If you have any questions about our tours, please get in touch

    What's Included

    • 4 nights stay at Quinta dos Carqueijais ****, or similar, on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
    • Spa Circuit and Vichy Treatment "Aquaroma" Gerês 60'
    • Jeep Tour with Lunch Gerês & Nature - Full Day
    • Certified mountain guide to accompany the jeep tour - Full Day
    • Tickets to the Ethnographic Museum of Vilarinho da Furna & Museum of Geira Romana
    • Carriage ride (1h)
    • Private walking tour in Campo do Gerês (2h)
    • Fees and insurance

    What's Not Included

    • Personal expenses
    • Visits and entrances not mentioned in the program as included

    Price List

    Prices per person:
    Low Season (16 Nov – 31 Mar)
    High Season (01 Apr – 15 Nov)

    Your Gerês Holiday Itinerary

    Day 1Arrival & Check-in at Vila do Gerês

    Check-in at the Hotel depending on the time of arrival, take the opportunity to walk around and explore the local shops and handicrafts in Vila do Gerês .

    At the end of the afternoon, have a relaxing moment with a SPA program designed for you.

    Dinner and night at the Hotel.

    Day 2Jeep Tour with Lunch Included

    On this day take a break from the car , and come  to know the secrets of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, with those who know it best, with a Jeep Tour, where several discoveries and experiences are guaranteed throughout the day.
    After breakfast, the guide will be waiting for you at reception. On this tour, be enchanted by waterfalls,  lakes and  rivers with crystal clear water, as well as scenic roads and mountain viewpoints , perfect for an unforgettable photographic record. It will then be time to taste the cuisine and local products , with lunch in a regional restaurant. 
    During the day, you will also have the opportunity to visit several villages and mountain places , where life has its own rhythm.
    At the end of the day, return to the accommodation. Dinner and night at the Hotel.

    Day 3Self-Drive Panoramic Routes with Premium Lunch + Nature Activities with Guide

    After an invigorating breakfast, set off to discover the roads and charms of Campo do Gerês , considered by many to be the “heart” of the Park.
    Take the Lamas panoramic road , which connects Vila do Gerês to Campo do Gerês. Take it slow and easy, because in addition to the winding mountain curves, this 14km road is full of incredible viewpoints and top spots for wonderful photos. 
    Once in Campo do Gerês, visit the museum complex of Geira Romana and the Ethnographic Museum of Vilarinho da Furna , and get to know the history of the local populations as well as their legacy and traditions.
    It will be time to enjoy lunch and local cuisine in one of the selected restaurants.
    After that, it will be time to experience a  short , circular walk of about two hours, on one  of the many marked trails, always accompanied by a certified local nature guide. 
    Finally, on your way back to your hotel, stop and relax at the Sanctuary of São Bento da Porta Aberta , the second largest pilgrimage site in Portugal, and take the opportunity to take some beautiful photographs of the Caniçada reservoir and the Rio Caldo Marina.

    Day 4 Full Day Self-Drive: Lobios - Lindoso - Soajo - Germil - Brufe

    After an invigorating breakfast at the hotel, set off to discover the Gerês-Xurés transborder Biosphere Reserve, visiting some of the most beautiful natural phenomena such as the São Miguel Waterfall and the hot springs of Lobios ( ideal for bathing – with the exception of summer), and traditional mountain villages in the park , still alive and preserving their customs and traditions.
    After a stop in Lobios, return along the Lima River to the Portuguese lands, and then it will be time for the  mandatory stop in the village of Lindoso, known for its Castle and granaries.
    This is the ideal place to enjoy a regional lunch.

    After lunch and a short walk through the castle and alleys of Lindoso, head to Aldeia do Soajo, one of the most beautiful examples of rurality and typical villages in the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

    Continue to Entre-os-Rios, discover the beautiful reservoirs and bridges, and follow the mountain road to Germil, a beautiful village nestled in the fertile mountains of Serra Amarela. Continuing the route, you will also discover the village of Brufe , less than 5km from the Vilarinho da Furna dam.
    At the end of this day of visits to the picturesque villages of the park, discovering their ancestral traditions , calmly return to the Hotel enjoying the colors of nature at the end of the day.

    Day 5 Check-out | Optional activities

    After an invigorating breakfast, it will be time for check-out and departure from Vila do Gerês.

    Depending on the time available, possibility of carrying out various recreational activities, of an optional nature .

    Return home and end of the trip.