Splendid Evasion

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SPLENDID DEEP ALENTEJO5 DAYS

Duration
5 days
Period
January to December
Geographic area
  • sulSouth
Level of effort
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
Participants
Min: 2Max: 12
Accommodation type
  • Rural Tourism UnitRural Tourism Unit
Interest
  • NatureNature
  • CultureCulture
  • Wine & GastronomyWine & Gastronomy
Prices from
699 EUR
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This trip will take you on a 4-night/5-day tour exploring the Alentejo Region in the South of Portugal Mainland. Being developed for those who seek this particular region for its country side environment,  endless plains, unique gastronomy and outdoor activities, during these days you will have the opportunity to enjoy the smallness and environmental quality of its genuine and tiny urban centers, the absence of crowds, the silence, the peacefulness, the freedom, the freshness of the air we breathe not forgetting the magnificent regional gastronomy and wines with more than 250 wine producers and eight demarcated wine regions.

Program

  • Day1
    • ARRIVAL DAY + ALENTEJO COUNTRYSIDE
    • Arrival at Lisbon Airport and Rental car pick-up at the Airport – Self Drive for Alentejo region (ca. 150 km - 1h36).
    • Free time to settle down and take the opportunity to breathe this pure air and feel this unique way of being and Culture!
    • Typical dinner served at your accommodation with the opportunity to enjoy this gastronomy and regional wines.
    • Accommodation at a exclusive Boutique Countryside House in the Alentejo Region.
  • Day2
    • GET TO KNOW ALENTEJO COUNTRYSIDE, FLAVOURS & LANDSCAPE
    • Let s start to explore! For this day we suggest you to choose one of the following activities:
    • OPTION 1) Typical Alentejo” Cuisine Workshop learning how to prepare a typical Alentejo dish, followed by a walk along the property, a quick harvest in the organic garden some conversation and finally Lunch, normally in the summer season “Gaspacho Alentejano” and “Andaluz”, to understand and verify the differences, in the winter “Açorda Alenejana”. But first let s go grab some aromatic herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers!
    • Lunch included at the end of the tour (option 1).
    • OPTION 2) A learning experience dedicated to the Portuguese typical cork production.. So here is what we have planned: Let s know how it all starts? Self-drive for a guided visit to a “montado” (cork forests) at an estate property devoted to cork forestry and livestock, where the owner will explain the first stage of the cork extraction process along the way you will have as well time to taste some regional products locally produced. Cork is one of the most characteristic natural products of Portugal, a fascinating and eco-friendly raw material that nature can give us. It is a 100% natural, reusable and recyclable material, extracted from cork oaks without harming the regular development of the species and the tree itself. The tree continues to live and grow and producing new cork, after having been harvested. After all you are where everything begins.
    • Free afternoon for you to explore this wonderful region at your own pace, we suggest a visit to Monsarraz, an extremely beautiful mediaeval town surrounded by the medieval fortified walls with a 14th century castle offering excellent panoramic views over the Barragem do Alqueva and the valley of the Guadiana river or take this chance to visit Estremoz a white and noble city with a group of beautiful old-fashioned houses near the castle with a rich historical legacy with its mediaeval walls and the former thirteenth-century citadel.
    • Accommodation at a exclusive Boutique Countryside House in the Alentejo Region.
  • Day3
    • EXPLORE ALENTEJO!
    • One more beautiful day for you to explore Alentejo:
    • We always like to promote some free time for our guests with no commitments so they can discover and “taste” the country by themselves! After all that’s one of the fun stuff when we travel! We strongly suggest you to take some time to visit Évora, the whole town is a World Heritage Site, an open-air museum according to UNESCO since 1986 or visit the Olive Oil Museum, a former olive press known as Lagar de Varas, where you can find out all about how olive-oil was traditionally made. Please don’t forget we will give all guide lines and information you need for this day.
    • Accommodation at a exclusive Boutique Countryside House in the Alentejo Region.
  • Day4
    • ALQUEVA LAKE EXPERIENCE
    • For this day you will have one of the following activities please find the one it appeals you the most:
    • OPTION 1) Self-drive to Alqueva, once on the dam wall you will have a lovely 90 min. Boat trip through the calm waters of the Lake leaning some of its history and curious facts.
    • OPTION 2) Self-drive to Alqueva for a kayak tour in the largest artificial lake in Europe ;) and at the same time, one of the most calm and quiet for you to appreciate and fell this amazing atmosphere.
    • Accommodation at a exclusive Boutique Countryside House in the Alentejo Region.
  • Day5
    • DEPARTURE DAY
    • Self-Drive to Lisbon airport at due schedule for rental car drop-off and departure.

Included in the Tour

4 - Night accommodation as described on each day

Meals as follow:
Breakfast
Dinner on day 1
Lunch on day 2 (option 1) or Wine & local products tasting (option 2)

Activities as mentioned on the program, namely:
@ ALENTEJO: Private half-day activity of your choice on day 2
@ ALENTEJO: Free Day with Splendid Tip’s to explore this region on day 3
@ ALENTEJO: Half-day activity of your choice on day 4

Personal Accident Insurance for the guided activities
Personal travel journal developed by our team with all the route and coordinates required for the trip (contacts, names, suggestions, etc).
Permanent local assistance

Not included in the Tour

Meals not specified as included

Any transportation not refered as included on the program

Flights

Personal Expenses

Rental Car

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