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Alentejo Holidays

Example Itineraries for Alentejo

Discover the gastronomic soul of Portugal

From £810 per person based on 2-sharing

Alentejo Gastronomy

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Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP Portugal, 8-days Group A car hire, 2-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the Pousada Convento de Évora (standard room) in Évora, 2-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Horta da Moura in Monsaraz, 3-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the Herdade da Malhadinha Nova (standard room) in Albernoa ) , Complimentary 3-course tasting menu, excluding drinks, at the Herdade da Malhadinha Nova in Albernoa, Single room supplement on request

We like to call the Alentejo the gastronomic soul of Portugal. Why? Because this little-known region produces a wonderful array of regional delicacies and rustic dishes, from sheep’s milk cheeses, acorn liqueur and organic asparagus, to Alentejo black pork, chestnut specialities and egg-based desserts. It’s known as the breadbasket of Portugal, holds food festivals all year round and produces almost half of Portugal’s wine. Our proposed 7-night fly-drive itinerary provides access to the hilltop owns, protected Natural Parks, rural villages, cork forests and coastal communities of the Alentejo; each district with its own distinct food specialties. An information booklet will be provided to all guests travelling to the Alentejo, which lists some of our favourite food outlets in the region.

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A luxury city break in Evora

Guide price from: £538 per person *

Hotel Convento do Espinheiro

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Daily (30Jan-31Mar16, excluding 5-9Feb and 23-27Mar) Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon (other airports on request), 4 days car hire (EDMR Group A), 4-nights Convento do Espinheiro Hotel, Evora BB, An historical guided tour of this unique property (Day 1), One complimentary three-course dinner, excluding drinks (Day 1), A complimentary ESPA Aromatherapy massage (30-minutes) (Day 2), Wine tasting in the hotel’s spectacular cellar (Day 2), Complimentary use of the spa/health club facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, Note: The included items at the Convento do Espinheiro can be arranged with the hotel at a mutually agreed time/day

The Alentejo is a magical, little-known region of Portugal set between the Algarve and Lisbon. With historical hilltop towns, delicious regional cuisine, excellent wines and olive oil, a long, pristine and undeveloped coastline, protected National Parks, rural villages and cork forests to enjoy – the Alentejo might well be called the Tuscany of Portugal. This is our suggested itinerary with places to visit, but as car hire is included you are quite free to explore as you like.

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7 nights in Portugal

From £1051 per person based on 2-sharing

Alentejo coastline

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Scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP Portugal; Private transfer on arrival 5-days car hire; 3-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Hotel As Janelas Verdes in Lisbon; 2-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Herdade da Malhadinha Nova in Albernoa. A 3-course evening meal (excluding drinks) is included; 2-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Naturarte Campo in Sao Luis.

The bustling city of Lisbon, the second oldest capital in Europe, and the quieter Alentejo region, still deserted, are both historically rich and enchanting. Known as the city of seven hills, Lisbon is full of museums, churches, squares and quaint cobbled streets waiting to be explored – there is something to suit all. The charismatic Alentejo is a gastronomic haven and a delight to visit. Boasting many hilltop towns, monasteries and castles – hardly touched by time; a wondrous unspoiled landscape and a relaxed pace of life, the Alentejo makes the perfect extension to a stay in Lisbon.

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Hotel Mar D’Ar Muralhas, Alentejo

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Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Lisbon (Monday) with TAP Portugal - Group A Car hire for the duration (airport to airport) - 3-nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the 4 star Hotel Mar D’Ar Muralhas - One complimentary three-course dinner (excluding drinks) - Free entrance to the Museum of Evora - A room upgrade subject to availability

Set between the Algarve and Lisbon and covering one third of the whole of Portugal, the Alentejo is a magical, little-known region. With historical hilltop towns crowned by dramatic castles, unique regional cuisine, magnificent wines and olive oil, a long, pristine and undeveloped coastline protected National Parks, rural villages and cork forests to explore – the Alentejo is waiting to be discovered and its coastline like the Algarve’s was 50 years ago.

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4 Nights in an Alentejo Castle

From £559 per person

Pousada Rainha Santa Isabel in Estremoz

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Scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP Portugal - 5-days car hire 2-nights’ Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Pousada Castelo De Estremoz in Estremoz.- 2-nights’ Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Pousada Castelo De Alcacer in Alcacer do Sal

The Alentejo region of Portugal is blessed with impressive remains from megalithic and pagan cultures and the Romans and Moors have also left their mark. But it is the legacy of a period of great prosperity between the 15th and 18th centuries that created the magnificent historic buildings for which the region is famed. On this four-night break we have chosen two properties, both housed within a splendid historic structure. The first is the Pousada Castelo De Estremoz and the second is the Pousada Castelo De Alcacer.

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7 Night Pousadas of the Alentejo

From £569 per person

 Pousada de Marvao

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Scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP Portugal, 8-days car hire (Group A), 2-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Pousada Castelo de Alcácer in Alcácer do Sal, 2-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa in Vila Viçosa, 3-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation (standard room) at the Pousada de Marvão in Marvão

The beauty and diversity of the Alentejo landscape is second to none in Portugal. Combined with the quality of archaeological, monumental, architectural and ethnographic heritage, it makes the Alentejo a delight to explore. This 7-night itinerary travels across the Alentejo from the Atlantic bathed coastline in the west to the Natural Park’s, mountain ranges and characteristic fortified towns, which lie near the Spanish border, in the east. On every day a new aspect of the region can be discovered and at every turn a magical view unfolds.

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Alentejo Food and Wine Holiday

From £422 per person

Evora, Alentejo

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Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP Portugal - 5-days car hire (Group A) - 4-nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the 4 star Hotel Mar D’Ar Muralhas.

Set between the Algarve and Lisbon and covering one third of the whole of Portugal, the Alentejo is a magical, little-known region. With historical hilltop towns crowned by dramatic castles, a unique regional cuisine, magnificent wines and olive oil, a long, pristine and undeveloped coastline protected National Parks, rural villages and cork forests to explore – the Alentejo is waiting to be discovered.

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