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Central Portugal contains some of the most prosperous and densely populated areas in Portugal, as well as thick pine and chestnut forests spread across a series of rugged mountain ranges. Inhabited since well before the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, this part of the country remains best known for its capital Coimbra, which features a historic Old Town retaining much of its medieval look and feel. Beyond the busy regional capital lies Portugal's tranquil countryside, frequently overlooked by foreign visitors despite its ancient sites and hospitable small towns. Along the region's mountainous border with Spain you can tour a series of age-old castles and fortified villages, once the first line of defense against foreign invaders. Add Central Portugal and other Portugal destinations to your travel plans using our Portugal driving holiday planning website.
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Top Central Portugal tours
$87 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
Duration: 8 hours
$22 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
$59 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon Small-Group Portuguese Food and Wine Tour Lisbon Small-Group Portuguese Food and Wine Tour
Duration: 3 hours
$87 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
Duration: 9 hours
$46 BOOK WITH VIATOR 2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour 2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour
Duration: 2 hours
$79 BOOK WITH VIATOR Treasures of Lisboa Food Tours Treasures of Lisboa Food Tours
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
$81 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon
Duration: 9 hours
$31 BOOK WITH VIATOR 90min Amphibious Sightseeing Tour in Lisbon 90min Amphibious Sightseeing Tour in Lisbon
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Places to visit in Central Portugal
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