Lisbon & the Alentejo

Lisboa & the Alentejo

Day 1 Lisboa

Arrival at Lisbon airport and make you way to your hotel for check in. Overnight Lisbon.

Day 2 Lisboa

Breakfast. A full day to explore Lisbon. Lisboa's sights are best savoured on foot offering pleasures which extend beyond traditional sights. They include wandering through the lanes of the Alfama, strolling in the Baixa along its wide avenues and visiting the famous tower of Belem. Overnight Lisbon.

Day 3 Lisboa - Arraiolos - Estremoz - Vila Viçosa

Breakfast. Today pick up your rental car and head westward via Vendas Novas and on to the ancient little town of Arraiolos for a brief visit and optional lunch /coffee stop at the beautiful Pousada. Continue to pretty Vila Viçosa. Overnight Vila Viçosa.

Day 4 Vila Viçosa - Estremoz - Vila Viçosa

Breakfast. Morning free to sightsee Vila Viçosa, a little town of orchards, flowers and white-washed houses and which has a huge palace, plus a splendid convent, and a fortress. In the afternoon you may like to head north to visit historic Estremoz, town that looks out from its hilltop over groves of gnarled olive trees. Return to Vila Viçosa. Overnight Vila Viçosa

Day 5 Vila Viçosa - Redondo - Reguengos de Monsaraz - Evora

Breakfast. Today journey south to medieval Redondo, the centre of one of the Alentejo’s wine regions, and also renowned for its pottery. Continue to Reguengos de Monsaraz for a visit. This most delightful medieval village sits perched in a typically strategic position on a hill and simple attractive streets smell of fresh bread, mint, olive groves and oak woods. Proceed to monumental Evora, city of Roman origin and classified a World Heritage site by Unesco. Overnight Evora.

Day 6 Evora - Sesimbra

Breakfast. A full Morning to stroll around Evora before heading west via Pamela to reach the pleasant seaside resort of Sesimbra. The town lies in a pleasant setting, but the traditional features are only to be found now in the charming little steep streets and alleys – sometimes intersected with steps – which go down towards the beach, lined with small shops and houses decorated with flowers where the washing, and quite often a birdcage hang on the façade, along with fish put out to dry. Overnight Sesimbra.

Day 7 Sesimbra - Lisbon

Breakfast. Today travel north back to Lisbon city /airport to drop off your rental car.