Portugal Historic Village Hiking
Lisbon, Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal
The Iberian Peninsula's best-kept secret, Portugal's countryside is dotted with medieval castles and hilltop villages - a land characterized by old-world charm and welcoming people. Journey from one picturesque village to another, learning about Portugal's citizens, culture, and rich history. Hear tales of Roman rule and successive invasions by Visigoths and Moors, and take 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
- Adventure and Active
- Educational and Learning
September 13, 2022 7:00 PM
September 17, 2022 through September 24, 2022
August 30, 2022 7:00 PM
September 03, 2022 through September 10, 2022
April 25, 2023 7:00 PM
April 29, 2023 through May 06, 2023
August 29, 2023 7:00 PM
September 02, 2023 through September 09, 2023
September 26, 2023 7:00 PM
September 30, 2023 through October 07, 2023
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.
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
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
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
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