Regions

East, Southwest

Starting Point

Lisbon

Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

7 - 10 days

Best for

Slow Travel

Activity Level **

2/5

WONDERS OF ALENTEJO

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- rich history and UNESCO heritage at Evora
- stay at a beautiful rural farm and learn about traditions, gastronomy and local culture
- dark skies star gazing experience on a night canoeing adventure on the Alqueva aquaduct
- unwind at an exclusive wine quinta while enjoying local cuisine and learn about Alentejo wines
- hike along one of Europe's most beautiful coastline on the Costa Vincentina

or contact us for a tailor-made tour

If you are looking for a break in unspoiled scenery where you can experience rich authentic heritage and enjoy excellent local gastronomy and produce, this tour to the Alentejo region is made for you. Spend a couple of relaxed days outside the historic town of Evora exploring local traditions, culture and cuisine whie enjoying the authentic countryside. Admire the dark skies around the Alqueva Aquaduct on a night star gazing adventure before unwinding at a beautiful rural Alentejo wine quinta, where you will experience exclusive hospitality, gastronomy and wine. To finish off a perfect week, you will then travel to the wonderful Costa Vincentina and spend a few days hiking along the dramatic, unspoiled coastline

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival - overnight Evora area
Day 2 - Alentejo heritage and traditions discover tour - traditional cooking class - overnight Evora area (110km)
Day 3 - visit to a winery and tasting - visit to Monsaraz - dark sky kayaking - overnight Alqueva area (110km)
Day 4 - hiking along the Alqueva reservoir - tour and tasting menu at a rural wine quinta - overnight Alentejo countryside quinta (100km)
Day 5 - traditional cooking workshop - wine tasting - free time at the quinta - overnight Alentejo countryside quinta
Day 6 - traditional pastries cooking workshop - hiking along the Costa Vincentina - overnight Vila Nova de Milfontes (100km)
Day 7 - hiking and cycling along the Rota Vincentina, overnight Vila Nova de Milfontes
Day 8 - departure

SERVICES INCLUDED

- accommodation in good standard middle-class hotels, quintas and/or guesthouses
- private care hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, accompanied with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.

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