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6-Day Luxury Tour in Alentejo

Tour Highlight
Stay at Luxury Resorts

Starting Point
Lisbon

Transportation
Private Driver

There is something deeply romantic in the Alentejo landscape, the endless space, with an immaculate blue sky in contrast with the yellow plains. Here and there medieval castles or Arab fortresses arise to remind you how deep are the cultural roots of this land.
This itinerary was designed for wine lovers seeking for luxury. Expect, superb wines, 5-star accommodation, and spa treatments, extraordinary gastronomy seasoned only with the purest olive oil and fresh aromatic herbs, 6-days of pure perfection.  

Discover the culture, gastronomy, and wine from the Alentejo region, considered "the best wine region in the world to visit," according to the publication USA Today and named "New Tuscany" by the New York Times. 
A land where culture and tradition go hand in hand. Find Alentejo just north to Algarve or just one-hour drive from Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.

Prices and Available Options:

From € 3.100 (The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences). The package will include hotels, chauffeur, airport transfers, guided tours or activities, a unique wine, and gastronomy experiences and support during your trip.

CUSTOMIZABLE TRIP OPTIONS: All of our itineraries may be customized as you wish, add extra days, change a hotel, see different sights. Contact one of our expert consultants for your free, no-obligation vacation plan.

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  • Pick-up and Drop-off at Lisbon International Airport or Lisbon
  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary on Day 1 and Day 6
  • English speaking Chauffeur in a vehicle of superior range Mercedes from Day 2 to Day 5
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a Sky View Suite or similar at L'and Vineyards Resort
  • 1 Night Accommodation in a Suite or similar at Herdade do Sobroso Country House
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a Double Design Room or similar at Convento do Espinheiro, a Luxury Collection Hotel & SPA
  • 5 Breakfasts mentioned in the itinerary
  • 5 Guided visits with wine Tastings at 5 renowned wineries in the Alentejo
  • 4 lunches with pre-set menu and drinks (1 picnic)
  • 4 Dinners with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 1 Drive/Walking Tour in  Évora and Arraiolos
  • 1 Caudalie Massage in the SPA 50'
  • 1 Ride on a 4x4 at Herdade da Malhadinha
  • 1 Wine Course at Herdade do Sobroso
  • Regional products when mentioned in the itinerary
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal

  • Personal expenses
  • Monuments entrance fees (tickets available to purchase at the entrance)
  • Tips
  • Other services not included in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to confirmation according to availability. You will receive an email with the details of the reservation and after that (in a 48h period), a confirmation email.
  • The confirmation Voucher includes complete information about the tour operator including contacts and directions.
  • Reservation guaranteed with a credit card number.
  • Tax is already included according to the legal tax in Portugal.
  • Any supplements are paid separately.
  • Payment: 50% of the total amount of the tour in the booking confirmation. 50% of the total amount of the tour at 45 days prior to the beginning of the tour. Or 100% of the total amount of the tour in the booking confirmation if less than 45 days prior to the beginning of the tour.
  • Cancellation: Cancellations up to 45 days prior the Tour: Non-refundable deposit (up to € 1.000 the deposit will be the total amount). Cancellations less than 45 days prior to the Tour or no show: 100% of the total booking will be charged.
  • No show: 100% of the total booking price will be charged.
  • In the case of a force majeure event (are considered effects of force majeure event as follows: natural phenomena, natural disasters, fires, heavy rains, floods, volcanic eruptions, traffic accident, hostilities or any local or national emergencies; invasions; obedience to any order or application of any competent authority or any other public authority, decision or government intervention, military action, revolutions, strikes, civil disorder, transport reduction; closed airports or any other event, circumstance or exceptional and catastrophic emergency that makes it impossible, illegal or prevents customers traveling) the company WINTP - Wine Tourism in Portugal Lda. will not be held responsible for customers affected by the force majeure event, nor shall reimburse, or shall pay any fees, costs, expenses or any other value, booking changes or cancellations, per: a) any cancellation or change of reservation made by customers because of the force majeure event or; b) because it was not used part of the reserve due to the force majeure event.

Day 1: Discover the Alentejo Wine region

 

After airport formalities at Lisbon International Airport (LIS), you will be collected outside customs, and transferred, by an English speaking chauffeur in a Deluxe vehicle.
 
Departing from Lisbon towards the Alentejo region, at about 1hour from the city of Lisbon you will find paradise, L'AND Vineyards Wine Luxury Resort.
 
Check-in at L'AND Vineyards Wine Luxury Resort. This is one of the most prestigious accommodations in the Alentejo that combines an excellent gastronomy, wine and accommodation. L’AND Vineyards is a 5 Star "Wine Resort" that offers a unique rural experience in an exclusive and contemporary ambiance. It is located in the heart of the Alentejo and extends around a central valley of vineyards, olive groves and a lake communicating with the accommodation units that born from the landscape, sorted in small clusters, recovering the typology of the traditional properties ("montes") of Alentejo.
 
Discover the tranquillity, luxury and sophistication of the CAUDALIE SPA Wine Therapy at L'AND Vineyards. You will receive an exclusive Caudalie massage.
 
In the late afternoon you will enjoy dinner at the L'and Vineyard's Restaurant where you can feel the affirmation of a new gastronomic culture from the Chef Miguel Tapadejo. Awarded a Michelin star in 2013, the restaurant menu inspired by the natural environment that surrounds the hotel, presenting dishes with influences from Alentejo in a contemporary interpretation, taking visitors on a gastronomic journey. 
 
End of day.

Day 2: Renowned Wineries

 

Breakfast at the hotel. 
 
The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the lobby of the hotel.
  
You will discover Monte da Ravasqueira where you can find a modern wine production inspired by Napa Valley. the Vineyard is located in the municipality of Arraiolos, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most traditional wine producing estates in the Alentejo region. In a guided tour you will be able to learn more about the raw material, going through the vineyards, and the finished product, that is in the bottling line in the estate, at the end, you will enjoy a Picnic by the winery, which includes: fish or shrimp patties, breaded steaks, cod fritters, chicken pies, tortillas or several different pies,Bread, olives and sausage,Chips,Assorted salads, Miscellaneous cakes, Wine Prova Tinto and a visit to the Carriage Driving Museum, one of the best carriage private collections in the country.
 
After the experience you will enjoy a drive/walking Tour to Arraiolos Village. Arraiolos is a pleasant Alentejo town, whose foundation dates back to the second century BC. The mediaeval castle was built at the orders of D. Dinis (1279-1325), although the town soon spread beyond its walls. An important part of the town's artistic heritage is the sixteenth-century Salvador church, with some extremely beautiful paintings. The name of this town is well known internationally thanks to the famous Arraiolos carpets, which are produced here by the local craftsmen and women, having been referred to in documents as long ago as the sixteenth century.
 
After the visit discover the Adega da Cartuxa. Located in the former refectory of the Jesuit retirement home, they taught at the University of Évora in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With his expulsion in 1759, by order of the Marquis of Pombal, the property became part of the state, starting a few years later, in 1776, working as an important mill of wine absorbed the wine production in the region. Acquired in the nineteenth century by Eugénio de Almeida family, the Cartuxa Cellar has undergone several renovations and expansions over time, preserving the richness of its architectural and historical memory. The logo identifies wines such as Vinea, EA, Foral de Évora, Cartuxa, Scala Coeli and the legendary Pêra-Manca, as well as the olive oils Álamos, EA and Cartuxa Gourmet.
Visit to the cellar and 3 wines tasting, selected by the customer, of the full range of Eugénio de Almeida Foundation (except Pera Manca Tinto) accompanied by sausage, cheese, jam region and others delicacies. The experience also includes olive oil tasting.
 
Drop-off at the Resort. 
 
End of day.

Day 3: Heritage and authenticity

 

After breakfast at the Hotel followed Check-out. 
 
The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the lobby of the hotel.
 
Halfway to Herdade do Esporão, you will discover Alqueva, this is one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe and the landscapes are a great reason to bring your camera. 
 
Then, you will visit the world-renowned Herdade do Esporão. The Herdade presents itself as an Estate steeped in history, producer of outstanding quality wines. The Esporão vines are located in the heart of Reguengos de Monsaraz, where wines are more balanced and seductive, simultaneously thriving and pleasant, luxuriant and with a good ageing potential. If the vines are the lung of the Herdade do Esporão, the cellar is the heart that beats to the rhythm of the harvest and as the result of the work defined by the calendar and by the oenology team. You will have a guided visit with wine tasting.
 
Lunch is waiting for you at Esporão Restaurant. The Herdade adopted a young and enthusiast kitchen's team that privileges the traditional gastronomy and the typical dishes of this region although not neglecting some contemporaneity, managing a cuisine that meets and exceeds the highest standards of quality and functionality.
 
After the meal, you will visit Herdade do Sobroso. Come taste and learn about wines from Alentejo for who loves what they do, through a course of wine accompanied by an eonologist of the Herdade. You will have a wine course.
 
Dinner will be served at Herdade do Sobroso Restaurant. Traditional cuisine, the delicacies of the Cook Josefina, pure moments from Alentejo, this place breathes authenticity and good wines.
 
Check-in at Herdade do Sobroso Country HouseTo the lovers of wine tourism and synergetic tourism, Herdado do Sobroso offers a unit of Rural Tourism integrated in the middle of the property vines. In its 1600 hectares, the Herdade build its Cellar and the centre of wine tourism where reconciles the production and the pleasure of wine with the surrounding beauty of the nature.
 
End of day.

Day 4: Wineries and food in Beja

 

After breakfast at the Hotel followed by Check-out. 

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the lobby of the hotel.

Lunch will be served at Malhadinha's Restaurant - Wine & Gourmet. A signature cuisine led by Michelan Star Chief Consultant Joachim Koerper with the collaboration of the executive Chef Bruno Antunes and Vitalina Santos. A propose of seasonal menus inspired by the local gastronomy.

Then, by Jeep, you will discover Malhadinha Vineyards and you will have a guided visit to the Herdade da Malhadinha Cellar. The Cellar is traditional and sophisticated and brings together a unique set of characteristics favourable for the production of distinctive wines of the highest quality. Wine tasting included.

Dinner is waiting for you at Herdade do Grous Restaurant. Led by Chef Rui Prado, this is a unique experience and the opportunity to follow up with wines from the famous winemaker Luis Duarte. This is one of the high gastronomic moments in this Tour.

Check-in at the Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & SPA. Build in the XV century, Convento do Espinheiro was since early fascinating because its history, charm and rare beauty. Through centuries was one spot of election by the royal family whenever they moved to Évora. Luxuriously redecorated, the Convento do Espinheiro is today considered a national monument, a 5 Star hotel that works with renown brand Luxury Collection of company Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

End of day.


Day 5: Évora, World Heritage Site by UNESCO

 

Breakfast at the Hotel. 
 
The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the lobby of the hotel.
 
Lunch will be served at Degust'AR Restaurant. Located on the ground floor of the Sepúlveda Palace building, the Degust'AR restaurant has the gastronomic signature of the Chef António Nobre. The menu has as its starting point in the Alentejo cuisine, and the Chef develops his creative inspiration by exploring the Mediterranean flavours.
 
Then, you will enjoy a drive/walking Tour to the city of Évora - World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Évora well-preserved historic center is one of the richest monuments in Portugal, worth the epithet of City-Museum. The Roman Temple of Évora, one of the most important Roman monuments in Portugal. It is located at the highest point of the city and was part of the Roman forum. It is thought to have been created around the 1st century to honor the Emperor Augustus, but later came to be known as the Temple of Diana. The Cathedral built between the 13th and 14th centuries in Gothic style, it is one of the most important medieval cathedrals in the country, with a plan inspired by the Romanesque Lisbon Cathedral. In the 14th century a cloister was built and the statues of the apostles of the main portal, the masterpiece of Portuguese medieval sculpture, were carved. In the 18th century the chancel was rebuilt in an exuberant baroque style. The Church of San Francisco it was reconstructed from the reign of D. João II and finished in the time of D. Manuel. Its architecture and decoration mixes the Gothic, Mudejar and Manueline styles. Chapel of the Bones located in the Church of San Francisco, was built in the eighteenth century and is entirely lined with human bones. It is known by the famous phrase written at the entrance "We bones that here are, for yours await".
 
Drop-off at the Hotel
 
Dinner will be served at Divinus Restaurant. Inside this 15th century monument, the Divinus Restaurant is located in the old cellar of the convent, where the symbiosis between history, authenticity and gastronomy is perfect. The Chef interprets the Alentejo cuisine with great passion, taking it as his starting point of the original recipes of this gastronomy and treating each delicacy as unique. On the other hand, he challenges the imagination and creates his fusion dishes inspired by the Alentejo.
 
End of day.

Day 6: Last day in Paradise

Breakfast at the Hotel followed by Check-out procedures. You will be transferred to Lisbon International Airport (LIS).

End of the Tour.

Highlights:

  • Stay at L'AND Vineyards Wine Luxury Resort
  • Visit to the Carriage Driving Museum
  • Visit to the cellar and 3 wines tastings at Adega da Cartuxa
  • Taste a gastronomic menu at Esporão Restaurant
  • Lunch at Malhadinha's Restaurant - Wine & Gourmet
  • Luch at Degust'AR Restaurant. Menus with Chef António Nobre signature
  • Visit to the Wine Estate of Herdade do Sobroso

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