Day Trips from Quinta dos Tres Rios, Winery with B&B

Viseu as seen from the River

Museu do Parque Arqueológico (Côa Valley)

This day trip will take you 90 minutes to Vila Nova de Foz Côa where you will find ancient rock engravings, Douro wines, and picturesque castles. This tour is recommended for anyone who appreciates history.

The Venice of Portugal, Salt Pans and the Seaside (Aveiro)

A one-hour drive will take you to Aveiro on the Atlantic coast where you can see the barrier lagoon of the Ria de Aveiro and the beautiful beach in Costa Nova. Criss-crossed with canals, Aveiro is nicknamed “The Portuguese Venice”.

Roman Ruins, Oldest University in Europe, and Fado (Coimbra)

Just over an hour from Quinta dos Três Rios day trippers will find the oldest university in Europe in Coimbra, a beautiful walking city where you can also attend a fado performance. Only 10 minutes further you will find the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, among the most extensive ruins outside of Italy.

The Roman Ruins of Conimbriga

 

Day Trip to Seia and Serra da Estrela

This day trip is recommended for everyone. Minimal walking is necessary. However, there are many opportunities, especially near Manteigas, to find hiking trails in the highest mountains of Portugal, the Serra da Estrela. Great for a picnic lunch, wines and cool bag can be provided.

Day Trip to Pinhao and Lamego

This trip is recommended for people who appreciate history and wine. Minimal walking is necessary. A 90 minute drive from Quinta dos Três Rios will see you tasting delicious Ports and Douro wines alongside breathtaking views from Quinta Nova. Also visit historic sites such as Lamego, the coronation place of the first King of Portugal, and the stairway churches.

Day Trip to Seia and Linhares

This trip is recommended for people including mature teenagers who appreciate history. Minimal walking is necessary. However, there are many opportunites, especially near Manteigas, to find hiking trails in the highest mountains of Portugal, the Serra da Estrela. The drive is 3 hours and 52 minutes.

Day Trip to Pinhao and the Douro

This trip is recommended for people who appreciate history and wine. Minimal walking is necessary. The drive will take 3 hours and 17 minutes. This tour represents the very best of Portuguese wine making, tasting and its’ culture.

 

 

 

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