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Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Lisbon, Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal Historic Village Hiking
Explore Iberian Europe's best-kept secret on this fascinating hiking tour through Portugal's picturesque countryside. Discover a land dotted with medieval castles and hilltop villages as you journey along Roman roads and ancient paths. Experience the old-world charm of Monsanto, where houses are wedged between giant boulders, and Sortelha with its walled fortress. Then head to the rugged Serra da Estrela Natural Park, where great hiking trails abound. End by taking in the haunting sounds of fado singers on a walking tour of Lisbon's old quarter. Feel the soul of Portugal as expert local guides bring the past and present to life.
  • Marvel at stunning views from a mountaintop castle overlooking "the most Portuguese village in Portugal"
  • Enjoy hikes through the Serra da Estrela National Park in the mountainous central massif
  • Take a walking tour of Lisbon, with its Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries, and narrow lanes

Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
7 Nights Starting At
April 29, 2023 through May 06, 2023
Book by:
April 25, 2023 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Journey to Salvaterra do Extremo & Hike to Monfortinho
Day 3
Hike to the Villages of Idanha-a-Velha, Monsanto & Penha Garcia
Day 4
Explore the Villages of Sortelha, Belmonte & Linhares da Beira
Day 5
Hike in Serra da Estrela Natural Park
Day 6
Visit the Village of Piodao & Arrive in Lousa
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Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
April 29, 2023

to May 06, 2023

7 Nights from $4,695.00 (USD) Per Person
April 25, 2023 7:00 PM
September 02, 2023

to September 09, 2023

7 Nights from $4,695.00 (USD) Per Person
August 29, 2023 7:00 PM
September 30, 2023

to October 07, 2023

7 Nights from $4,695.00 (USD) Per Person
September 26, 2023 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
April 29, 2023

May 06, 2023

September 02, 2023

September 09, 2023

September 30, 2023

October 07, 2023

Accommodations
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade

Located in the heart of Lisbon's main shopping district, Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade is an urban oasis of contemporary comfort. Each room offers modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea maker, and LCD TV with views overlooking the cityscape. Spend your free time by dining on the culinary delights of acclaimed Mediterranean chef Olivia Avenida, lounging by the pool or sipping on cocktails at the rooftop bar.

Day: 2, duration: 2
O Hotel Fonte Santa

Recently renovated, the Fonte Santa is a charming, upscale hotel that was built in the early 1940s, surrounded by a wild natural landscape in the foothills of Penha Garcia. All rooms offer modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars and safes, and breathtaking views of the beautiful surroundings.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel & Spa

A four-star boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the Casa das Penhas Douradas showcases minimalist design that brings the natural surroundings to life. Rooms feature panoramic windows and a full spectrum of luxe amenities. The spa has a swimming pool and sauna, while the restaurant serves delicious gourmet fare.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa

Inside an 18th-century palace in Lousa's historical center, Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa has been reimagined as a boutique hotel that blends the charm of an historical setting with state-of-the-art technology. Guests can enjoy an excellent meal in the restaurant, a dip in the pool, or a cocktail outside on the patio with great mountain views.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade

Located in the heart of Lisbon's main shopping district, Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade is an urban oasis of contemporary comfort. Each room offers modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea maker, and LCD TV with views overlooking the cityscape. Spend your free time by dining on the culinary delights of acclaimed Mediterranean chef Olivia Avenida, lounging by the pool or sipping on cocktails at the rooftop bar.

Guides
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Reason #01

This popular and unique MT Sobek journey follows an age-old route through Portugal's most historic villages.

Reason #02

Expert guides lead you from one picture-perfect village to the next, providing insight into Portugal's people, culture, heritage and rich history.

Reason #03

This memorable MT Sobek journey is bookended with a walking tour of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, and a fado dinner show.

Activities

Guided village-to-village hikes through gorgeous scenery and walking tours that take in the villages as well as the highlights of Lisbon.

Lodging

Boutique hotels exuding historical charm, restored palace hideaways, mountain resorts, and modern city hotels, all featuring upscale amenities.

Climate

Portugal boasts a warm, Mediterranean climate, with dry summers. There is often a sea-breeze that helps to keep the summer months bearable.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) by 11 AM on Day 1. After clearing customs, an MT Sobek representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Lisbon.

Do I need hiking boots for this trip?

No. The best footwear for this trip would be cross-training shoes or lightweight hiking boots.

What is the food like in Portugal?

You can expect a variety of wonderful fish dishes, particularly cod (bacalhau), shellfish, cheese, pork, salads, olive oil, and some incredible red and white wines as well.

What type of clothing should I wear in Portugal?

You will want to wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a layer in case of light rain. In the evenings, you might prefer to dress smart casual for dinners.

Do I need a visa to enter Portugal?

No. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of 90 days or less.

What language is spoken in Portugal?

Portuguese!

Does this trip contribute to any local conservation efforts?

Yes! This trip supports the One Hiker - One Tree program, which started in 2003 after forest fires burned over 133,000 acres. One tree is donated to the Sao Mamede National Park for every hiker. Over 2,000 trees have been donated to date.

MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade

Located in the heart of Lisbon's main shopping district, Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade is an urban oasis of contemporary comfort. Each room offers modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea maker, and LCD TV with views overlooking the cityscape. Spend your free time by dining on the culinary delights of acclaimed Mediterranean chef Olivia Avenida, lounging by the pool or sipping on cocktails at the rooftop bar.

Day: 2, duration: 2
O Hotel Fonte Santa

Recently renovated, the Fonte Santa is a charming, upscale hotel that was built in the early 1940s, surrounded by a wild natural landscape in the foothills of Penha Garcia. All rooms offer modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars and safes, and breathtaking views of the beautiful surroundings.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel & Spa

A four-star boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the Casa das Penhas Douradas showcases minimalist design that brings the natural surroundings to life. Rooms feature panoramic windows and a full spectrum of luxe amenities. The spa has a swimming pool and sauna, while the restaurant serves delicious gourmet fare.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa

Inside an 18th-century palace in Lousa's historical center, Hotel Melia Palacio da Lousa has been reimagined as a boutique hotel that blends the charm of an historical setting with state-of-the-art technology. Guests can enjoy an excellent meal in the restaurant, a dip in the pool, or a cocktail outside on the patio with great mountain views.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade

Located in the heart of Lisbon's main shopping district, Hotel Avani Avenida da Liberdade is an urban oasis of contemporary comfort. Each room offers modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea maker, and LCD TV with views overlooking the cityscape. Spend your free time by dining on the culinary delights of acclaimed Mediterranean chef Olivia Avenida, lounging by the pool or sipping on cocktails at the rooftop bar.

MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Portugal Historic Village Hiking

Reason #01

This popular and unique MT Sobek journey follows an age-old route through Portugal's most historic villages.

Reason #02

Expert guides lead you from one picture-perfect village to the next, providing insight into Portugal's people, culture, heritage and rich history.

Reason #03

This memorable MT Sobek journey is bookended with a walking tour of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, and a fado dinner show.

Activities

Guided village-to-village hikes through gorgeous scenery and walking tours that take in the villages as well as the highlights of Lisbon.

Lodging

Boutique hotels exuding historical charm, restored palace hideaways, mountain resorts, and modern city hotels, all featuring upscale amenities.

Climate

Portugal boasts a warm, Mediterranean climate, with dry summers. There is often a sea-breeze that helps to keep the summer months bearable.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) by 11 AM on Day 1. After clearing customs, an MT Sobek representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Lisbon.

Do I need hiking boots for this trip?

No. The best footwear for this trip would be cross-training shoes or lightweight hiking boots.

What is the food like in Portugal?

You can expect a variety of wonderful fish dishes, particularly cod (bacalhau), shellfish, cheese, pork, salads, olive oil, and some incredible red and white wines as well.

What type of clothing should I wear in Portugal?

You will want to wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a layer in case of light rain. In the evenings, you might prefer to dress smart casual for dinners.

Do I need a visa to enter Portugal?

No. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of 90 days or less.

What language is spoken in Portugal?

Portuguese!

Does this trip contribute to any local conservation efforts?

Yes! This trip supports the One Hiker - One Tree program, which started in 2003 after forest fires burned over 133,000 acres. One tree is donated to the Sao Mamede National Park for every hiker. Over 2,000 trees have been donated to date.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.