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Plains extend as far as the eye can see; stretching from the mighty Tejo (Tagus) River towards the Algarve and framed in the east by the Sao Mamede mountains on the Spanish border. This is the Alentejo - dotted with cork oaks, olive trees, and vineyards. Here and there a town pops up and houses standing proudly on grassy knolls and roads winding beyond castles and convents recall battles with the Spanish for lands. Arab and Roman influences are still felt in the sprawling gardens, temples, and ruins of splendid villas. In the Alentejo, cities like Elvas and Evora demonstrate the tenacity of the people; other notable cities include Marvao, Portalegre and Beja, the former Jewish quarters in Castelo de Vide.

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Cities and Towns of the Alentejo

Subregions of the Alentejo

  • Alentejo North East

    The northeastern Alentejo, where Estremoz is the largest city, is a treat for travelers seeking both a rustic getaway and adventure. One of the most historic regions of Portugal, the northeastern Alentejo is known for their castles and fortresses, Roman and Moorish remnants, and the pre-historic Anta da Aldeia da Mata megalith.

  • Alentejo Golden Plains

    The rolling hills and lush valleys of the Alentejo`s Golden Plains region are a traveler`s delight. The people who live here live life at a slower pace, and it is easy for tourists to feel at home in such a relaxing environment. The slower pace of these vast open plains and scenic beauty belies its olive oil and wine production.

  • Alentejo Coast

    The region of Portugal known as the Alentejo Coast stands at a crossroads between rolling hills and farmland and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Using the region`s largest city, Santiago do Cacem, as a base, you can explore the coast from the Troia Peninsula to the Vicentine Coast Natural Park.

  • Ribatejo

    The word Ribatejo literally means `up the Tagus` in Portuguese. In this area, the only traditional province of Portugal not to be situated either on the coast or along the border with Spain, history and gastronomy reign supreme. The Ribatejo was one of the most treasured parts of the Portuguese Kingdom.

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Experiences & Adventures

  • Iconic Portuguese Road Trips

    Portugal has so many beautiful sights, you might want a car to explore everything - from the major highways connecting large cities to the small, two-lane roads that traverse the countryside. Enjoy your trip and have fun experiencing scenic Portugal on the most iconic road trip of your lives!

  • Historic Towns of Portugal

    Portugal has a long, eventful history, but in the rush for tourists to visit the biggest sights, sometimes beautiful and paramount cities like Fatima or Castelo Branco get lost in the shuffle. These charming towns are every bit as important as their more popular siblings, so take a look at these overlooked destinations.

  • City and Beach Holidays in Portugal

    Tourists flock to Portugal for many reasons, from its rich history to its incredible food, but its beautiful beaches often steal the show. The coastline stretches from the dreamy Algarve in the South to the popular Costa Verde wine region in the north, and we can`t forget Madeira Island and the Azores!

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

  • Lisbon - Evora - Ribatejo - Coimbra (Self Drive)
    10 nights from $1,992*
  • See what makes the heartland of Portugal so special with this Self-Drive Package!. Starting out in Lisbon (the charming capital which retains so much of its medieval history alongside its modern sensibilities); next travel east to Evora (a delightful city exuding Portuguese charm; surprisngly young and vibrant), - use it as a base to explore the Alentejo Golden Plains or the Northeast Alentejo areas - ; then, head north of the Tejo River to the Ribatejo area (known for its charming towns, Templar history, and wine production). Finally, visit Coimbra (the medieval capital of Portugal, with an atmospheric and beautiful city center). Enjoy the incomparable sights of the countryside throughout the journey and on your way back to Lisbon for your final night. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Lisbon
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
    • Rental Car for 8 days
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Evora
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Ribatejo
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Coimbra
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lisbon
    • Driving Time
      Lisbon - Evora: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
      Evora - Ribatejo: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
      Ribatejo - Coimbra: 1 hr. 40 mins. approx.
      Coimbra - Lisbon: 1 hr. approx.



  • Lisbon - Evora - Ribatejo - Coimbra (Self Drive)
    10 nights from $1,992*
  • See what makes the heartland of Portugal so special with this Self-Drive Package!. Starting out in Lisbon (the charming capital which retains so much of its medieval history alongside its modern sensibilities); next travel east to Evora (a delightful city exuding Portuguese charm; surprisngly young and vibrant), - use it as a base to explore the Alentejo Golden Plains or the Northeast Alentejo areas - ; then, head north of the Tejo River to the Ribatejo area (known for its charming towns, Templar history, and wine production). Finally, visit Coimbra (the medieval capital of Portugal, with an atmospheric and beautiful city center). Enjoy the incomparable sights of the countryside throughout the journey and on your way back to Lisbon for your final night. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Lisbon
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
    • Rental Car for 8 days
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Evora
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Ribatejo
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Coimbra
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lisbon
    • Driving Time
      Lisbon - Evora: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
      Evora - Ribatejo: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
      Ribatejo - Coimbra: 1 hr. 40 mins. approx.
      Coimbra - Lisbon: 1 hr. approx.



  • The Charming North East Alentejo (Self Drive)
    6 nights from $1,422*
  • The vast Alentejo region is often overlooked by visitors; unfortunately this means that many miss this cultural gem. Discover for yourself why this region, with its rich history, national parks, and delicious food and wines is so special with this totally customizable vacation package. Begin in Evora (one of Portugal`s main agricultural cities, it is also known for its rich history, its cathedral, and university) and then stay a few days in the Alentejo North East area (a medieval Portuguese stronghold in the land wars with Spain: rife with castles, cobbled streets, and charming scenery)! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, preferred rental car, desired hotels and activities.
    Included:
    • Car rental for 7 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Evora
    • Hotel for 4 nights in the Alentejo North East Area


  • The Charming Alentejo Golden Plains (Self Drive)
    6 nights from $1,382*
  • The vast Alentejo region is often overlooked by visitors in Portugal; unfortunately this means that many miss this wide open gem. Discover for yourself why this region, with lakes, open plains, and delicious wines is so special with this totally customizable vacation package. Begin in Evora (the region`s capital, with a rich medieval history and important agricultural influence) and then continue to the Alentejo Golden Plains area (rife with olive groves, delicious wines, and incredible scenery)! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, preferred rental car, desired hotels and activities.
    Included:
    • Car rental for 7 days
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Evora
    • Hotel for 3 nights in the Alentejo Golden Plains area


  • An Explorer`s Journey (Self Drive from Porto to Faro)
    14 nights from $2,701*
  • Discover Portugal "A la Vasco da Gama", the famous Portuguese explorer. Combine with a Rental Cars and visit these cities stretching from the north of the country to the south. Begin in Porto (the former mainstay of Portuguese royalty); then, make a stop in the fabulous Costa Verde, then continue to Coimbra; Obidos; the capital city Lisbon (a feast for all the senses); next, The Costa Azul; Evora (capital of the sleepy Alentejo region); and finally Faro (your homebase for exploring the glorious, sunshine laden Algarve). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Porto and out of Faro
    • Hotel in Porto for 2 nights
    • Rental Car for 13 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in the Costa Verde
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Coimbra
    • Hotel for 1 night in Obidos
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
    • Hotel for 2 nights in The Costa Azul
    • Hotel for 1 night in Evora
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Faro
    • Driving Time
      Porto - Costa Verde Area: 20 -55 mins. approx.
      Costa Verde Area - Coimbra: 1 hr. 30 mins./2 hrs. approx.
      Coimbra - Obidos: 1 hr. 25 mins. approx.
      Obidos - Lisbon: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
      Lisbon - Costa Azul Area: 40-55 mins. approx.
      Costa Azul Area - Evora: 1 hr. 40 mins. approx.
      Evora - Faro: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.



  • Sleepy Southern Portugal (Self Drive from Lisbon to Faro)
    8 nights from $1,872*
  • Life moves at a slower pace with this Self Drive across Portugal. Begin your relaxing stay in Lisbon (where traditional cuisine, soulful Fado music, and medieval history will fill your senses). Continue to Evora (the capital of the sleepy Alentejo region with historic buildings, picturesque parks, and romantic hideaways); and visit The Alentejo Golden Plains area will fill your memory with stunning landscapes delicious wines. Next, steel away in the Algarve East region (a quiet, laid back, sunshine-laden beach destination). End your stay in Faro (with a traditional walled Old Town, enjoy the peaceful ambience and stroll the sandy shores). Travel between these cities with a Rental Car. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Lisbon and out of Faro
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
    • Rental Car for 7 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Evora
    • Hotel for 1 night in the Alentejo Golden Plains Area
    • Hotel for 2 nights in the Algarve East Area
    • Hotel for 1 night in Faro
    • Driving Time
      Lisbon - Evora: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
      Evora - Alentejo Golden Plains Area: 20 mins/1 hr. approx.
      Alentejo Golden Plains Area - Algarve East Area: 2 hrs./2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
      Algarve East Area - Faro Airport: 20-45 mins. approx.



  • Lisbon - Cascais - Costa Azul - Evora - Fatima - Nazare - Coimbra - Porto (Self Drive)
    14 nights from $2,039*
  • Soak in the most delightful sights in Portugal on your own time, with a Rental Car. Explore: Lisbon (the stunning medieval capital city with soulful Fado music, great cuisine, and history packed into its charming streets) then, Cascais, the Costa Azul (known for its charming fishing villages and romantic vistas), Evora (the quaint capital of the sleepy Alentejo Region), Fatima (with its famous Marian shrine, one of the most important shrines in Christendom), Nazare in the sandy, sunny Silver Coast, Coimbra (the surprisingly young and hip college town with a medieval past) and lastly, Porto (the former mainstay of Portuguese royalty, known for its active lifestyle and famous Port wines). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Lisbon and out of Porto
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Lisbon
    • Rental Car for 11 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cascais
    • Hotel for 1 night in the Costa Azul Area
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Evora
    • Hotel for 1 night in Fatima
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Nazare
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Coimbra
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Porto
    • Driving Time
      Lisbon - Cascais: 35 mins. approx.
      Cascais - Costa Azul Area: 45-55 mins. approx.
      Costa Azul Area - Evora: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
      Evora - Fatima: 2 hrs. approx.
      Fatima - Nazare: 45 mins. approx.
      Nazare - Coimbra: 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.
      Coimbra - Porto: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.



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More to Explore

  • Faro

    Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, the region in Portugal most popular with tourists. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the weather is picture-perfect for sightseeing. Many people come to Faro for fun in the sun, and the beaches here are some of the most popular in Portugal. Faro offers something for every type of traveler.

  • Lagos

    For many, Lagos represents the Golden Age of Portuguese Discovery, as Henry the Navigator used Lagos as a home base to conquer such colonies as Madeira and the Azores. Today Lagos is known as a place to have fun in the sun, and areas such as the Ponta da Piedade are known the world over for their beautiful, crystal blue waters.

  • Albufeira

    Albufeira is best-known for its status as a sun-and-fun beach resort city, attracting over 300,000 people every year. The historic Old Town is packed with buildings many hundreds of years old. Just up the road is the popular road known colloquially as `The Strip;` with lots of shops, restaurants and bars, it is a tourist`s dream.

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