Explore a mysterious forest, discover an impressive neo-Manueline palace, and experience the tranquility of a historic monastery on this tour of Luso and Serra do Buçaco from Viseu.
Luso & Serra do Buçaco Tour
We'll meet at 9 am in Largo do Rossio, in the heart of Viseu's historic centre. There, we'll board a minibus and set off to explore Serra do Buçaco, an enchanting mountain range and wooded area located around an hour's drive away.
Having reached Buçaco Forest, we'll embark on a guided tour to learn all about the history of this mystical place. The forest dates back to the 17th century, when a group of monks walled off part of the sierra, planted numerous species of trees and founded a convent here.
We'll walk through the wooded area to find the old monastery, now converted into a beautiful hotel. As part of the current building, whose architecture is inspired by the famous Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, you can still see the original cloister and church.
We'll then return to the minibus and make our way to the village of Luso, admiring the incredible landscapes of the Serra do Buçaco along the way. Did you know that a bloody battle between the Napoleonic and Anglo-Portuguese troops took place in these hills? You'll hear all about the area's history, as well as learning about the thermal waters of Luso, on the day.
Arriving in Luso, you'll have approximately three hours of free time to explore the town at your leisure. During this time you'll be able to get some lunch and visit the town's main attractions. Don't miss admiring its many fountains and its historic church!
The tour will come to an end at 5 pm back at the starting point in Viseu.
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Tour in English
Children between 6 and 12 years oldUS$ 56.60
Children under 6 years oldFree
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
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The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Transport by minibus.
English speaking guide.
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Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
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Largo do Rossio.