Convento da Sertã Hotel and Casa da Cisterna have launched a 6-day tour to show all the beauty of the inland of Center of Portugal. This incredible tour connects the welcoming town of Sertã to the Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo along over 220 km of pure bewilderment!
Along this tour guests will be able to discover a wide territory that includes 3 natural parks, a ski station, 12 Historical Villages, more than 35 castles and fortresses, 27 Schist Villages and several cathedrals. It is a diversified offer comprising gastronomic experiences at the most prestigious restaurants of the regions, as well as visits to iconic spots, such as: Vale do Cabril (Pedrógão Pequeno), Casal de São Simão (Figueiró dos Vinhos), Dornes, Monsanto, Almeida, Castelo Rodrigo, Côa Museum, Torre de Moncorvo or River Douro.
Guests spend the first 3 days in one of the accommodations and the other 3 days in the other accommodation. The tour can start either at Convento da Sertã Hotel or at Casa da Cisterna.
A golden opportunity to find out that beauty does come from the inside!
Convento da Sertã Hotel
The Convento da Sertã Hotel is a convent that dates back to the 17th century and was converted, with love, into a fantastic 4-star hotel from the 21st century. With a beautiful location in the heart of a breathtaking natural landscape, this hotel benefits from a strategic position, a mere hour and forty-five minutes from the Lisbon and Porto airports, and half an hour from the historic cities of Coimbra and Tomar.
Other nearby points of interest include Conímbriga, Fátima, Batalha, and Alcobaça. 70% of the region is surrounded by fresh water, allowing for safe, picturesque dips. A paradise for nature lovers, this region is also surrounded by the Schist Villages, the schist paths, and the recently inaugurated Zêzere Grand Route.
Its 25 rooms offer superior comfort and are equipped with an air conditioner, an LCD TV with cable and HDMI, USB and audio connections, free Wi-Fi, a safe, a hair dryer, a makeup mirror, and a minibar. Services include 24-hour reception, private parking, an outdoor pool, and a massage and beauty center. The Ponte Velha Restaurant serves delicious regional specialties. Ideal for travelers who intend to discover the real Portugal.
Casa da Cisterna
For the most of us, living in a luxury condominium means living within a modern infrastructure with a selected and closed environment that should include a swimming pool. But for Ana and António, two biologists who came from Lisboa fascinated by the rural charms, the luxury condominium concept is a bit different: in Castelo Rodrigo, the beautiful fortified village they live in, the walls have centuries of history and are opened to whoever wants to come in.
The simple people in the neighbourhood always stand a smile and the swimming pool is a monument – the ancient cistern that once served as water reservoir for the village and now gives name to Casa da Cisterna. Different perspectives, different rhythms of life...