Things to do in Portalegre

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Portugal: Historic Villages Tour

1. Portugal: Historic Villages Tour

Start your day with a convenient pickup service from your accommodation in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia city center. After a short meet and greet with your driver, you will hop into your private vehicle and set off on your adventure.  The first stop of the day is the beautiful village of Celorico da Beira. Celorico da Beira is a small village located near Serra da Estrela that is famous for its cheese. You will get the opportunity to visit a traditional kitchen and hear about the cheese production and even taste some for yourself. Before departing to Linhares da Beira, you can enjoy a tasty, traditional lunch.  Next stop is Linhares da Beira, a medieval city of Roman origin that dates back to the 12th century. Linhares is renowned for the beauty of its narrow streets and its historic traits. Explore the historical center of the village and immerse yourself in its tranquility. Observe the medieval castle, the Roman roads, and the stone houses. Finish your day with a trip back to your accommodation. 

Sepharad: Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, and Valência

2. Sepharad: Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, and Valência

Alentejo, the Portuguese golden region, where the immense plain meets white villages and ancestral houses, guards the legacy of the region's historic Jewish community. You will walk through villages of unique beauty, where for a long time the harmony of the promised Sepharad reigned. You will travel through history and walk on the same paths in which thousands of people, who had their lives destroyed by intolerance and violence, once walked for survival. Learn about crypto-Judaism, a well-kept Portuguese secret guarded for five centuries. Your first stop will be in Spain at Valência d’Alcântara, an important medieval village with a big Jewish community. Then, you depart towards Portugal to visit Portagem. Head to Marvão, a charming white medieval village surrounded by stunning landscapes and hear stories about the Portuguese Jews. The last stop will be at Castelo de Vide.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Marvão & Roman Ammaia

3. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Marvão & Roman Ammaia

Your tour begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel. This ensures enough time to enjoy your day without any hurry. This private tour is provided mainly with the objective of showing Marvão, Castelo de Vide, and the Roman ruins of Ammaia, nevertheless, this itinerary can be changed to best suit your preferences. Upon meeting your driver, start heading northeast, directly to the upper Alentejo region. There, you will start the tour by visiting Castelo de Vide, a small, yet picturesque town where you can visit the main castle. If time allows, shop for local handicrafts in the markets with other residents. Afterwards, make your way to the medieval village of Marvão, that resides on the top of the São Mamede Mountain. Here, you will take a walk through the medieval streets and visit the castle and the most important locations of the village. After lunch, proceed down to visit the remains of the Roman city of Ammaia and its museum. Then, pay a visit to Niza, home of one of the most exquisite and singular cheeses of Portugal. Just before you begin your return to Lisbon, you will pass by the beautiful and natural landscape of Vila Velha de Ródão. There, the river Tagus passes through the carved mountains in a place known as Portas de Ródão. Return to your accommodations by 6:30 PM to end the day.

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