PORTUGAL

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: $2,400
TRIP INCLUDES:

6-nights in a lovely 4-star hotel

Daily Breakfast

Daily Lunch, and or, Dinner

All Wine Tastings (including tapas)

All Transportation

All Admission/Entrance Fees

All Gratuities/Tips

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Airfare or Travel Insurance

 2022 DATES:
APRIL 25 - MAY 1ST (Sold Out)
JUNE 20TH - 26TH (Sold Out)

“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

 
 
 

ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

PICK UP

Private group bus from Lisbon to Évora, in the heart of Alentejo region. 

CHECK-IN

4-star Hotel Albergaria do Calvário, located within the Roman enclosure of rampart walls surrounding central Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

EXPERIENCE

Guided walk through the Roman, Baroque, Medieval sites of Évora with a dynamic, local archaeologist.

Dinner

WINE TASTING & APPETIZERS

At the home of Tinto founders.

DINNER

With a legendary local winemaker at a restaurant serving traditional favorites.

DAY TWO

BREAKFAST

EXPERIENCE

A guided tour by local archeologist of prehistoric megalith, Almendres Cromlech: an enchanting stone circle predating Stonehenge.

WINE TASTING

Howards Folly

LUNCH

Restaurant Almeja, a local favorite.

EXPERIENCE

Town of Arraiolos, to view artisan textiles and stroll around the hilltop castle.

DAY THREE

BREAKFAST
EXPERIENCE

Roman Villa of São Cucufate 

WINE TASTING

Quinta do Quetzal

LUNCH

Joao, the chef at Quinta do Quetzal, may just earn a Michelin star one day.

 

DAY FOUR

BREAKFAST

 

EXPERIENCE

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. 

WINE TASTING

Herdade do Esporão, producing wines and olive oils, sustainably and organically made. 

DINNER

A local restaurant creating traditional dishes. 

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DAY FIVE

 
BREAKFAST
EXPERIENCE

Tour through ancient cork forest, led by our wonderful guide. 

LUNCH

At a special place, you will love.

WINE TASTING

Ervideira

DAY SIX

BREAKFAST
EXPERIENCE

A visit to one of the oldest outdoor markets in Europe, in the marbled, medieval town of Estremoz.

WINE TASTING 

Adega do Monte Branco

LUNCH

In the town of Estremoz.

DAY SEVEN

BREAKFAST

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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