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Feel Alentejo 4 Day Break

From £325 pp

Lisbon, Portugal

3 nights/ 4 days

Private Tour with driver or self drive option.

Feel Alentejo 4 Day Break

What You'll Do

Embark on this 4 day trip through the region of Alentejo, where you will experience authentic local activities whilst surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes.

On this 4 day tour of Alentejo you have the option of a driver-guide throughout, or a driving yourself and meeting your guide at the experience locations along the way.

Enjoy a walk through the sunny city of Évora, and prepare to be blown away by the beautiful monuments and peaceful squares; the Temple of Diana, and magnificent palaces built by kings, and the Gothic and Renaissance churches.

Discover a tradition that has lasted centuries in Alentejo. Located in an old olive oil press, this 14th century weaving factory also serves as a museum to traditional “mantas” (blankets) made in Reguengos, which have been discovered over the years.

Taste Alentejo’s nectar in one of the most unique and unusual wine cellars in the country. This is a truly off the beaten track experience that you are sure to enjoy!

At night, come and explore the clear skies of Alentejo, in an authentic star gazing experience. Accompanied by an astronomy expert, you will discover the clear unpolluted skies of this unique region.

Travel back in time and enjoy the rich Portugese history as you visit a graceful medieval village. Retaining its former magic, as only a few places in the world, the village whispers to us, in the echo of our steps in its streets.

Learn the magnificent stories of bold Kings, Knights Templars, and brave people in this village steeped in history.

Embark on a boat ride through the biggest artificial lake in Europe, Alqueva. Whilst here, hear the stories and discover the heritage of the and the natural landscape as you sail through the stunning views.

Experience
Highlights

Star gaze in the beautiful Alentejo landscape with an expert astronomer

Explore an enchanting medieval village

Enjoy a boat ride on the largest aquifer in Europe

Your Local Host:

The T4 Team

We are a small company that maintains a deep contact with Portuguese history and culture, and seeks to share them by offering active and authentic experiences in the territory. We begin by establishing contacts throughout the country, local people, small businesses, Guest Houses, municipalities, and content specialists to map and develop experiences that are unique and immersive, that lead us to meet the traditions of a simple soul people and thousands of years of history.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

Land in Lisbon, and transfer to Évora. Check in and settle in, before exploring the local area.

After arriving, explore the capital city of Alentejo. Evora is a Unesco World Heritage site,  its roots date back to Roman times and in the 16th century it was the seat of the Portuguese Kings. The wonderful architecture, white houses, with their coloured tiles and balconies and its medieval churches, palaces, cathedral and historic squares was the inspiration for the building of several Brazilian cities.

Enjoy a walk through the sunny city and marvel at the beautiful monuments, the city walls and its famous Aqueduct.

Unwind in your hotel for the rest of the day, marking the end of an amazing first day here in Portugal.

Accommodation

The Noble House in Évora.

The Noble House has its origins in the 15th century and it is a true example of an Alentejo noble lodge. Its foundations are on “Cerca Velha”, the first city wall, and it has a rich and diverse history. It has recently been fully renovated by an award winning Architect and designer.

Located in the heart of the historical city centre, only a 2 minutes walk from the city’s Cathedral and the Roman Temple, it is an amazing base to discover Évora.

noble house hotel

Explore the Traditional Alentejo

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast in the comfort of your beautiful hotel, before you embark on toay’s adventure in Alentejo.

Today your local guide will take you to discover a tradition that has lasted centuries in Alentejo. Located in an old olive oil press, this 14th  century weaving factory is the museum of  traditional Portuguese “mantas” (blankets) where you can see the traditional weaving techniques and the beautiful designs.

Next, you will have the chance to taste the nectar of  Alentejo, in one of the most unique and unusual wine cellars in the country. This is a truly off the beaten track experience that you are sure to enjoy!

At night, the opportunity to explore the skies of the Alentejo, in an authentic experience accompanied by an astronomy expert, you will be discovering the skies of this unique region, devoid of light pollution. Tranquil and peaceful this will be the perfect end to your day in Alentejo.

Return to your new hotel in Reguengos de Monsaraz for the night.

Accommodation

Casa da Plancície in Reguengos de Monsaraz.

Casa Da Planicie is a comfortable traditional Portuguese guesthouse run by a local family in the heart of Reguengos de Monsaraz.

casa da planicie

Discover an Enchanting Medieval Village

After a hearty breakfast, you will spend the day visiting a traditional, Portuguese village before ending they day at the biggest artificial lake in Europe, Alqueva.

In the morning, discover Monsaraz with your guide, and feel yourself travel back in time while enjoying the rich Portuguese history.

This graceful medieval village, retains its former magic like few places in the world. Made of lime and schist, this place whispers to us, through the echo of our steps in its streets.

Learn the magnificent stories of Kings, Knights Templars, and the lore of the surrounding area in this authentic immersion into Portuguese history.

To end the day, you will be travelling to the biggest artificial lake of Europe, Alqueva. Whilst here, learn about the stories, the heritage, the fauna and flora while enjoying a relaxing boat ride.

Return to your hotel in Reguengos de Monsaraz for your final night here in Alentejo.

Accommodation

Casa da Plancície in Reguengos de Monsaraz.

casa da planicie

Departure Day

After a delicious breakfast, check out of your hotel, and begin your journey to the airport in Lisbon with wonderful memories of this beautiful and characterful area off the beaten tourist track.

 

Location Information

Your trip begins and ends in Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. With its beautiful sunsets and landscape views, it will be the perfect place to begin your trip.

Next you will be visiting Évora, the capital of the Alentejo region. With its vibrant history and gorgeous landmarks, you are sure to never get bored!

You will end your trip in the gorgeous Reguengos de Monsaraz. This quaint town will truly immerse you into Portugese life!

  • 3 nights accommodation in a double room
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Guided walking tour in the city centre of Evora
  • Guided walking tour in Monsaraz with a stop for wine and regional product tasting
  • Visit to a traditional weaving factory
  • Visit a local winery with tasting
  • Star gazing experience with an astronomy expert
  • Boat ride on the Alqueva lake
  • Either a car with driver/guide throughout , OR your own hire car to self-drive ( both options are available on the booking page)

FAQs

No, airport transfers are not included in the price of this trip.

You have the option to book this trip with a rental car, meaning you can drive yourself, meeting your local guide at designated stops. The rental car option will include unlimited milage, collision damage waiver, theft protection, 24 hour road assistance. Alternatively, you can book this trip with a driver / guide for the whole trip and you will be transported in a 5 or 9 seater car depending on your party size. Choose which option you prefer on the booking page.