(3 days / 2 nights)
Alentejo, landscapes and heritage, cork and excellent wines
A hidden gem of the South of Portugal, Alentejo offers a magnificent landscape of sweeping fields of wheat and sunflowers dotted with tiny whitewashed villages, forests of cork and extensive vineyards. Évora, the capital, is one of Portugal’s oldest and most interesting cities, once famous throughout Europe as a seat of culture and today a World Heritage UNESCO’s site. It is full of narrow streets, fine buildings, old palaces, churches and fountains. This will be your base to explore sites such as the pretty hilltop village of Monsaraz which overlooks fields, vineyards and the Alqueva Lake, the traditional carpet making town of Arraiolos or the historic Estremoz.