It has about 22,000 hectares, which corresponds to 10% of the total vineyard in Portugal. Weather conditions, so characteristic of this region, allow for perfect ripening of the grapes.
The vineyard in the region dates back to the Roman presence, after the founding of Beja, between 31 and 27 BC.
The traditional winemaking in the region is based on Romans processes, where fermentation is done in large jars of clay.
In the 1980s, the Alentejo has undergone a major modernization of wine production, which resulted in the official demarcation of the region in 1988, and the international recognition of Alentejo wines.
Day 1: The starting point of this discovery trip of Alentejo wines, will be the city of Lisbon. On the first day, we will be waiting at the Lisbon airport, to assist in the transfer to the hotel. There is always plenty to do in the birthplace of Fado, a typical musical genre, considered world heritage site. We recommend dining at a Fado house, and get to know one of the most characteristic aspects of the city.
Day 2: Head towards Évora, considered World Heritage Site, with numerous cultural and historical influences. The first stop will be in Vendas Novas, where you will visit a homestead dedicated to the production of wine. Visit downtown Vendas Novas and, if you get hungry, try the famous bifanas de Vendas Novas. Then, head towards Montemor-o-Novo, where the itinerary includes a visit to the historic center or a local wine producer. Already in Évora, enjoy the late afternoon and visit the historic center.
Day 3: Day dedicated to explore the city of Évora. There is so much to see in Evora, but there are some sites that you should visit. Like Giraldo Square (late sixteenth century), some museums or various churches and monasteries (there are almost 20). Visit one of the most respected wine producers in the Alentejo, where will give you a true experience of the senses. Visit the cellar, where it will be explain the production process and, in the end, make a wine and olive oil tasting. In this city, the cuisine plays an important role. In your customized itinerary, there are plenty good suggestions for you: with the pleasure of a good Alentejo wine, add some of the best regional dishes.
Day 4: The journey continues to Estremoz, stopping in Évoramonte. The streets of Évoramonte transport us to a true medieval setting, to which it joins the tranquility of the vast Alentejo plain. Here, you’ll visit a wide range of monuments and observe many traditions that have survived to the present day. Finally, you’ll reach the town of Estremoz, known for its white houses, but also by the purity of their marbles. At the end of the day, take a walk by the city, where we highlight the following: the Largo Dom Dinis, a thirteenth century Castle and the Paço Real, transformed into a Pousada. For dinner, enjoy the succulent gastronomy Estremoz, drizzled with a wine from the region. A perfect combination!
Day 5: Another day dedicated to wine and everything attached to it. Visit two of the best winemakers in the region, and on the way, discover other richness of the region – the marble. Do not forget to buy a souvenir! The dolls of Estremoz are part of the typical handicraft of the region, where are very famous.
Day 6: Continuing your trip, follow to the town of Monsaraz. It is a region of many charms, where vineyards and the high quality of its wines, has gain great prominence. Along the way, you will pass through several villages, full of points of interest. Vila Viçosa, with its connection to marble, so called White Gold or the village of Alandroal are two examples. The day ends with a visit to the Castle of Monsaraz, where you can enjoy a landscape, that seems almost endless.
Day 7: This day will be dedicated to explore the region. Along the way, you’ll visit wine producers, as well as several locations linked to the culture, history and traditions. Although this package is dedicated to discovering the vineyards and the wines from the Alentejo region, we want you to explore other aspects of the region, such as the nature, history and traditions, to show you what life is like, in this part of Portugal.
Day 8: Check out at the hotel and departure to the airport of Lisbon.
Nights in: Lisbon | Évora | Estremoz | Reguengos de Monsaraz
|LOW (November to May)||950€||1.190€||1.490€|
|MEDIUM (June and October)||1.090€||1.490€||1.790€|
|HIGH (July to September)||1.490€||1.790€||1.990€|
*Guaranteed departures for minimum groups of 2 people.
**Double Occupancy, Land Package. For Single supplement, please ask for a quote.
STANDARD: 3* Hotel
CONFORT: 4* Hotel
QUALITY: 5* Hotel
STANDARD: Sipp: MCMR / Grupo MINI: Peugeot 107 A/c or similar
CONFORT: Sipp: EDMR / Grupo P: Peugeot 207 Diesel A/c or similar
QUALITY: Sipp: CDMR / Grupo E1: Peugeot 307 Diesel or similar
Includes: Unlimited Mileage, Travel Assistance 24 hours, Insurance Collision (CDW), Theft (TP), subject to Deductible, Road Tax and VAT.
Notes: Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Portuguese Holidays and Easter travel dates. Specials and/or lower rates may apply for November to May travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule.
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