Tourist guide services at Napoleonic battlefields
Come and discover the Napoleonic achievements from the front line!
Come and discover the tradition, the culture and the passion for wine! In every stop of the Cigales’ wine tour, there will be a wine cellar willing to offer you its best version.
You will repeat this experience!
We are pretty sure of that!
This unique archaeological site was declared World Heritage Site on August, 1st 2010 as an extension of the Valle del Coa’s archaeological park. It is located next to the banks of the Águeda River, about 15 kms downstream from the town of Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca). There is also a bridge and an old mill with the same name where the course of the river has its last ford before it fits into the Arribes. In this archaeological site, we can find pools that contain water, even in the moments when the stowage is the biggest.
Different activities take place from May to October at Alqueidão Fort. During this period of time, Alqueião holds, once a month, different activities aimed at publizing and enjoying this heritage space from different perspectives
Different guided visits to places whose history is related to the French Invasions Era. Moreover, these visits help the visitors to develope their imaginations and to become a soldier and to march against them
It is a treasure hunt called “What if you were an archaeologist?” Discover the Fort of Alqueidão in other times through the challenges that they will be proposed to you. From the cannonball to the musket ball, through the horseshoes of the generals’ horses to the buttons of the soldiers’ uniforms… There are many testimonies of the presence of the Portuguese and English troops here!
Wellington, Beresford, Massena, Napoleón… all of them participate in this game with their soldiers. From one challenge to another one… sometimes they advance but sometimes they retreat. Who will be the winner?
On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order to attract them to Torres Vedras, where Wellington had built fortified lines hardly surmountable
Starting from war to make peace is a tool that allows to develop a series of activities based on the relationship between Linhas de Torres and Global Citizenship
This activity is aimed to school students and it is a walking that more than 200 hundred years ago were walked by the Anglo-Portuguese Army
This is a real challenge whose ending is at Sizandro Foz!
Note: The is also a non school students version whose lenght is 21 km
This activity for children is a visit for the Peninsular War through the borrowing of a MP4 player. All the participants will know the story of Juan and his dog Torcido, who lived during the Napoleonic Era…
This activity for school students is a visit to an exhibition that includes a game. The exhibition Peninsular War 1807-1814 takes us to the beginning of the 19th century, and explains the Continental Blockade, the three Napoleonic invasions, but above all, the importance of the Linhas de Torres. Roll the dice, run the lines, conquer all challenges. Will you get the victory?
This is a visit to an exhibition that includes some experimental tourism activities. Aimed for high school students, they will go back to the beginning of the 19th century, and fear a third Napoleonic invasion. For that reason, it is necessary to defeat the French troops by fatigue and hunger. The mills stop grinding cereals to house ammunition and gunpowder, the policy of scorched earth, the ration for each soldier, the conservation of food, a famine that we will explore through objects of the daily life of a Napoleonic soldier.
At the end of the activity, an action to motivate students to the importance of the second goal of sustainable development – eradicating hunger – will be proposed.
It is a visit where tourists will try to answer the following questions:
Would you like to know more about the Peninsular War? Do you know that all thr plants of the fortresses are not the same? How did they communicate among them?
Come and find it at San Vicente Fort
Ven a descubrir todo esto en el Fuerte de San Vicente.
NOTE: There is a similar version adapted to scholarships.
Guided tours of battlefields in Portugal
Soft and fruity spirit drink, distilled in a copper alembic, from rock pears produced in a traditional 60-year-old orchard. Installed on the basaltic slope of Monte del Socorro, which served as the observation and communication center of the Duke of Wellington (Old Nosey) during the defense of the Torres Vedras lines. Produced and bottled by:
Miguel Vasconcelos Guisado
Quinta da Póvoa
Aldeia da Serra