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Cistercian Route

On this route the traveler can go back in time and return to medieval times by following the paths that the monks of Cistercian tore through these places.

The Varosa Valley was a focal point in the expansion of the Cistercian Order, which, focusing on agriculture and particularly wine, played a prominent role in the neighboring region of the Douro.

The rich heritage built of Romanesque design, as well as the precious works of art it contains, provide moments of pure delight in the face of its richness and detail.

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9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas
    • Entry/Admission - Caves da Murganheira
    • Entry/Admission - Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha
    What's excluded :
    • Purchases made at places to visit
    • Other entries in places not foreseen in the program
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Convento de Santo Antonio de Ferreirim, Av. Mestres Pintores de Ferreirim, Lamego Portugal

    In this monument, whose origins date back to the 19th century. XIV having as origin the fortified tower still existing, was settled a Franciscan masculine convent.

    The Manueline-style church portico is the only surviving piece of the original building that included the cloisters.

    Among the works of art that we can admire here are the eight boards painted in 1533-1534 by the so-called "Masters of Ferreirim", Cristóvão de Figueiredo, Garcia Fernandes and Gregório Lopes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, Praca Antonio P Sousa Salzedas, Tarouca 3610-073 Portugal

    Here we can appreciate the place where in the 12th century a male monastery of the Order of Cîteaux was installed, which underwent major extensions in the 17th and 18th centuries, where a monumental cloister was added.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Caves da Murganheira, M520, Tarouca Portugal

    In these cellars, located in the Portuguese region where the best national sparkling wines are produced, we will be able to know the way of production of these wines and enter land in the subterranean cellars excavated in blue granite where millions of bottles lie.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha, Rua da Torre, Tarouca 3610 Portugal

    This bridge, built in the XIV-XV century in the place where there was another one of Roman origin, as well as the adjacent fortified tower built by the abbot of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas, marks one of the most important crossings of the Varosa river serving as a means of fesa more also as a toll collection point for travelers.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up of hotel guests in the Douro region.It can also be done in Porto or other neighboring hotels (subject to an additional fee)
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by DouroValleyTours

Activity ID: V-124799P6

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