Your journey begins in the bustling city of Lisbon, a colourful hub of culture, history and charm. Alongside an expert guide you will explore this iconic city from downtown Lisbon, through the Jewish Heritage and up into the picturesque hills. Discover the cities intriguing past, visit unique art galleries, and walk the sloping streets. By evening, immerse yourselves in the lively city atmosphere, dining at one of Lisbon’s hidden gems and surrounded by captivating traditional music.
Departing the capital, you will travel south to the picturesque region of Alentejo, characterised by a rich tapestry of landscapes, you will become encompassed by whitewashed villages, vineyards, olive groves and dramatic coastline. Your first stop will be São Lourenço do Barrocal where you will be greeted by an exquisite farm-to-table dinner at a family-run local farm. Your meal will be prepared by your welcoming hosts who use freshly grown organic produce to create unique flavours that reflect the wild surroundings.
Home to a stunning array of medieval hilltop towns, there is much to explore, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Évora, a beautiful city inside a castle with museums, monuments, and medieval streets. Follow your guide through labyrinth-like narrow alleys, passing whitewashed homes with splendid azulejos tiles and wrought-iron balconies. Delightful restaurants provide the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch of exquisite local produce before continuing to the village of Monsaraz, perched on a hilltop overlooking the vast countryside and considered one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. Well-preserved, this medieval town retains a unique magic with pebble-stone streets, limestone walls and an imposing 14th century castle.