THE ALENTEJO REGION
A FOOD, WINE & CULTURAL TOUR
6 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Discover the heart of Portugal, and let yourself become enraptured by the sun-soaked golden landscape of the Alentejo region. On this 6-day & 6-night leisurely tour you will meet award-winning winemakers, taste some of the best wines in Portugal, and discover delicious, traditional cuisine. Throughout your vacation you will stay in beautiful and welcoming accommodations, enjoy local recipes made with seasonal produce, and go wine tasting at vineyards where the heart and art of wines are elegantly expressed. In the heart of Portugal your accommodation is at a beautiful 4-star hotel in Evora. The charming town a UNESCO World Heritage site, and open-air gallery, with white-washed architecture and cobbled-mosaic streets. Here you will walk in the footsteps of Romans, kings and queens, and touch upon the impressive stones of a Roman Temple, Gothic Cathedral, famed Chapel of Bones, and Stonehenge-style Neolithic monuments. For the enjoyable day trips within Alentejo, you will also explore Estremoz, and walk the marble-lined streets which will lead to the palace, where you can have tea on the terrace, or climb the tower to look our over the star-shaped rampart walls of the town.In medieval Monsaraz, you will step through a time-portal, and experience a charming hilltop castle village, once fortified by legendary Templar Knights. Views from Monsaraz are considered the most beautiful in Alentejo, and a perfect place to sip wine, and soak in the colorful expanse of the rolling hills, decorated by ancient Olive Trees, Cork Oak Trees and vineyards.
Portugal is perfect for 1st time travelers to Europe, as most Portuguese are proficient English-speakers, and known for being wonderfully welcoming. As one of the oldest nations in Europe, Portugal is a place unlike any other, a place inspired by global explorations, where art, architecture, food and wine express elements of the world, all the while remaining uniquely Portuguese.
COST PER PERSON: $2,800
6-nights in a lovely 4-star hotel
Daily Lunch, and or, Dinner
All Wine Tastings (including tapas)
All Admission/Entrance Fees
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or Travel Insurance
MAY 1st to 7th
SEPTEMBER 18th to 24th
“If you miss Portuguese wines, you will be missing out on what is arguably the most exciting new wine chapter in the 21st-century wine modernity...the best are gorgeous.”
Wine Spectator critic Matt Kramer
Private group bus from Lisbon to Évora, in the heart of Alentejo region.
4-star or 5-star hotel located within the Roman enclosure of rampart walls surrounding central Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Guided walk through the Roman, Baroque, Medieval sites of Évora with a dynamic, local archaeologist.
WINE TASTING & TAPAS
A very intimate visit with wine tasting and tapas.
With a legendary local winemaker at a restaurant serving traditional favorites.
A guided tour by local archeologist of prehistoric megalith, Almendres Cromlech: an enchanting stone circle predating Stonehenge.
Restaurant Almeja, a local favorite.
Town of Arraiolos, to view artisan textiles and stroll around the hilltop castle.
Roman Villa of São Cucufate
Quinta do Quetzal
Joao, the chef at Quinta do Quetzal, may just earn a Michelin star one day.
Picturesque hilltop village of Monsaraz, located on a pre-historic fortification, occupied by Romans to Visigoths, Arabs to Templar Knights. Remarkably one of the best-preserved villages in the country. Additional visit to São Pedro do Corval, known for producing Portuguese pottery.
Herdade do Esporão, producing wines and olive oils, sustainably and organically made.
A local restaurant creating traditional dishes.
Tour through ancient cork forest, led by our wonderful guide.
At a special place, you will love.
A visit to one of the oldest outdoor markets in Europe, in the marbled, medieval town of Estremoz.
Adega do Monte Branco
In the town of Estremoz.
CHECK OUT & DROP OFF
Transfer provided back to lovely Lisbon, and airport, for those with noonday flights.
If you wish to extend your trip and explore more of beautiful Portugal, we are happy to give recommendations for hotels and favorite places to experience.
In addition, Spanish cities of Cordoba and Seville, are about a 3-hour drive from Évora, and picturesque Porto a is 4-hour drive from Évora. There are also buses and trains, with wifi, departing from Évora, for extended, easy travels.
*Itinerary Specifics Are Subject to Change
*For solo travelers, rooms are double-occupancy:
For a single room, there is and additional surcharge of $500
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