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Gateway To The Golden Alentejo

Exploring the unique northern Alentejo region of Portugal

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the city of Évora, a beautifully preserved medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the Portalegre region and explore a cluster of northern Alentejan towns, each with their own unique history.
  • Hike along the beautiful valley of the Rio Valverde.
  • Admire the spectacular views of Márvao, built on the top of the granite crag of the Sao Mámede Mountains, famous for its imposing castle, Neolithic and Roman remains and its Roman bridge.

If you are looking at this one week holiday why not make your stay two weeks by joining us on Escape to the Alentejo and the Ribatejo.

The Alentejo is a warm, dry and mostly gentle region, which has been ignored by all but a few. This holiday is designed by our local resident leaders to explore lesser known Portugal. The Alentejo is a sparsely populated region with open horizons, where the rhythm of life follows the idle sound of regional songs. It is perfect for walking and adventure; a land of tradition and heritage.

This holiday leads you amongst remarkable traces of ancient cultures: dolmens and cromlechs, Roman and Arab vestiges mingling with more recent signs of Christianity of which the numerous medieval castles are but one example. Walk alongside vast wheat- fields and vineyards where intense green and golden colours characterise the plains. In spring time the fields are covered in a carpet of wild colourful flowers.

We travel to the heart of the Alentejo to the picturesque town of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The intriguing mix of architecture from various eras dating back to the Romans. The wild flowers are a great accompaniment to the excellent walks during the Spring months.

Our final centre is in Portalegre sited at the foot of the impressive São Mamede mountain range and natural park. Here we will find fantastic food and wines, and ancient traditions as well as superb walking amongst picturesque scenery.

  • Return flights from London to Lisbon
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Dinners taken in the hotels or in local restaurants
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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