Celorico and Linhares da Beira Private Tour - Serra da Estrela Cheese Tasting

Introduction

If you are a huge fan of historical villages, little in size but full of histories to be told, this private tour was made for you!

Discover the Portuguese capital of the Serra Da Estrela cheese, Celorico Da Beira. Return to the past and relive the Roman times in Linhares da Beira. A cheese tasting session is included on this private journey!

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   Daily    9 hours
Highlights

Discover Celorico da Beira, the Capital of Serra Da Estrela cheese. Taste this exquisite delicacy!

 

Let yourself be amazed by the imposing medieval Castle of Celorico. The past of Portugal is there represented.

 

Visit Linhares da Beira, famous for its Roman features and very well known in the world of paragliding


 

Explore the historical centers of Celorico and Linhares and let yourself be captivated for its pure beauty.

Key details

LANGUAGES

Portuguese, English, Spanish or French. 

DURATION

9 Hours

PICK UP AND DROP OFF LOCAL

At your accommodation in the center of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia

SCHEDULE

Daily: at 09h AM

Full description

Take maximum advantage of some of the most beautiful Portuguese small villages on this private tour. Enjoy the journey with your friends and family and feel free to ask all your questions and doubts: you have a private guide entirely at your disposal!

In this private tour, you will visit two lovely villages: Celorico da Beira and Linhares da Beira, in the Guarda district. You will definitely fall in love! Enjoy the minibus trip and, as you get closer to the countryside, observe the endless valleys, the traditional stone houses and the fascinating variety of animal life.

You have just arrived at Celorico da Beira, a small village located near the Serra da Estrela and the Mondego river. Have you ever heard about the Serra da Estrela cheese? Well... This is the "Capital" of that so exquisite and traditional product. The quantity and quality of this cheese are so exemplary that it is the greatest landmark of Celorico da Beira.

Our guide will start the tour with some historical facts of this rural village. Let yourself be surprised by the richness of its historical heritage! There numerous testimonies of the passage through these lands of barbarian tribes, Romans, and Arabs.

Discover the Santa Maria Church, the Mother church of Celorico. With Baroque architectonic influences, this Church is considered a Public Interest Asset, since 1960. Observe this well-preserved building whose interior is lined with blue and white tile panels. Surprisingly beautiful!

We will continue towards one of the most emblematic historical monuments of the village, the Castle of Celorico da Beira, in the past, a very important defense structure in several battles. Several episodes occurred in this castle during the middle ages, especially when there were disputes between Portuguese and Castillians populations.

Celorico Da Beira is a historical village known for its dairy industryIn order to discover its gastronomic production, have the opportunity to explore the Solar of Cheese. Visit a traditional kitchen where the best Serra da Estrela Cheese is produced; discover its route production; and, of course, have a cheese tasting experience

It's now time to say goodbye to Celerico and to go in the direction of Linhares da Beira

Scroll the narrows streets with stone houses in Linhares da Beira village. A medieval city of Roman origin, that dates from the 12th-century. Linhares is often called as an “outdoor museum” for the beauty of its narrow streets and its historic traits.

Explore its historical center to breathe the tranquillity of this village. Observe the medieval Castle, the Roman roads and the stone houses. Impressive, don’t you think?

 Your private tour ends with a drop off in your accommodation.

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Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  • Celorico da Beira and Linhares da Beira Private tour.
  • Professional guide.
  • Transportation on a comfortable minibus.
  • Serra da Estrela Cheese - Tasting Experience.

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

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