Hidden Gems of Alentejo
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Hidden Gems of Alentejo
Portugal's Alentejo region is deeply steeped into history, traditions and heritage. If you are looking for a holiday break in unspoiled scenery where you can experience rich authentic heritage and enjoy excellent local gastronomy and produce, this tour to Portugal' Eastern Alentejo region is made for you. This is a truly authentic and personal tour of Alentejo, with private guided tours taking you to meet selected local producers and businesses to learn about their products and to taste the wonderful different flavours Alentejo has to offer. The exclusive tour includes cooking experiences, various tastings and the best flavours of Alentejo's heritage.
✓ 5 nts accommodation in a historic convent in Evora
✓ private airport transfers and all local transfers as needed
✓ taste Alentejo's outstanding food, wine and heritage
✓ enjoy the fabulous traditional landscape made from vineywards, olive trees, cork oaks and grazing lands
✓ explore medieval history and UNESCO world heritage
At a Glance
Day 1 - arrival to Evora and check-in
Day 2 - visit a local winery, a prickly pear farm and an Alentejo cork factory
Day 3 - visit an olive orchard with olive oil tasting - explore the medieval town of Monsaraz
Day 4 - free time to explore Evora - traditional cooking class at an Alentejo farmhouse
Day 5 - a day at a winery
Day 6 - departure
Heritage of Alentejo
This truly authentic and off-beat tour will take you to meet local farmers, craftsmen and small agricultural businesses. Learn about the cultivation of prickly pears, the traditional production of cork and other traditional businesses typical to the Alentejo region. Meet the people behind local businesses and be inspired by their traditional craftmenship and their ideas to drive modernization in their very unique ways.
Ancient history and culture of Alentejo
Explore the UNESCO listed town of Evora with it's many historic building and countless national monuments, offering plenty of sites to explore and beautiful squares with small bars, cafes aand restaurants to relax and let the world go pass.
A day tour will take you to the medieval town of Monsaraz, set on the Alqueva dam, Alentejo's largest water body. Climb the medieval castle and stroll through the small cobbled alleys of the beautiful hilltop village while enjoying the wonderful views over Alentejo and the Alqueva dam.
Flavours of Alentejo
Alentejo is one of the best and largest wine regions of Portugal, so of course your tour includes a visit to a local windery as well as the tasting of numerous high quality Alentejo wines.
On top of its wine, Alentejo also has a very proud gastronomic heritage. Experience the full flavours of Alentejo in a traditional cooking experience and numerous tastings, including olive oils, local cheeses or prickly pear products!
A day at a winery
Spend a whole day experiencing the routines at a winery. Depending on the season, you will be able to participate in some of the activities, including a walk through the vineyard, a pruning lesson or joining in the harvesting and trodding. Get to taste some of the new wines or participate in the production of a grape variety wine. A truly authentic and unforgettable experience, not only for wine lovers.
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