Day 1: Visit to Tomar. On the way, visit the unusual village of Dornes and its Pentagonal Templar Tower. Enjoy the unique views over the Zêzere. In Tomar, Convento do Cristo and the 30-metre high Pegões Aqueduct, are not to be missed.
Day 2: Visit to Coimbra The University, the Joanina Library, the Old Cathedral and the Botanical Garden are some of the main attracts, and you there are numerous several museums, monasteries, chapels and convents. The Conímbriga ruins can also be visited en route. The ruins include the forum, an aqueduct and the famous Casa dos Repuxos.
Day 3: Casal de São Simão, an Aldeia do Xisto, is the suggestion for day three. Here you can visit the Fragas de São Simão, a river beach surrounded by nature. The Varandas do Casal restaurant offers an excellent opportunity to discover the local cuisine. You can then stop at Pedrógão Pequeno and walk along the river Cabril Valley to the Ponte Filipina bridge and the Moinho das Freiras mill.
Day 4: The programme ends with a trip to the Historic Village of Monsanto to explore its houses built around large blocks of granite. You can have lunch in Castelo de Branco and spend the afternoon in Vila Velha de Ródão, where you can learn more about Tagus Valley Rock Art and visit the Portas de Ródão.
River beach of Ribeira Grande at 779m
River beach of Pego das Cancelas at 9.7km
River beach of Troviscal at 9.7km
River beach of Bostelim at 9.9km
River beach of Aldeia Ruiva at 10.7km
River beach of Malhadal at 11.6km
Parish Church at 11.8km
Pillory at 11.8km
Philippine bridge at 11.8km
Misericórdia Chapel at 11.8km
Services - What's Included
- 4 nights for 2 persons in a double room with half board
- Lunch or dinner in the "Santo Amaro" or "Ponte Velha" restaurants (next to the hotel)
- Menu: regional specialities, soup, meat or fish main course, dessert, drinks (1 glass of wine, water, coffee or tea), special or vegetarian diets are available on request.
Services - Not Included
Self-managed programme. Does not include transport or tickets for recommended attractions.