The Charming Alentejo Golden Plains (Self Drive)
❮The Charming Alentejo Golden Plains (Self Drive)
This 6 night sample itinerary includes:
- Flight into and out of Lisbon
- Car rental for 7 days
- Hotel for 3 nights in Evora
- Hotel for 3 nights in the Alentejo Golden Plains area
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.
Alentejo Golden Plains
Thousands of years of history are on full display in vibrant Portugal, fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in western Europe. Each region of Portugal offers something unique to the traveler, like unparalleled beaches and resorts in the Algarve; rolling plains that lead to mountains in the Alentejo; delicious food and drink in the Minho and the Douro River Valley; and of course the country`s bustling capital, Lisbon, which boasts the best of everything that Portugal has to offer, from restaurants to historical landmarks.
Evora is the main city in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Boasting a rich history which spans 5,000 years, Evora is known for its agricultural importance as well, as olive groves and wineries thrive just outside the city center. Evora`s long and storied history was recognized by UNESCO in 1986, when the organization named the entire historic center of Evora a World Heritage Site. Evora is also a key academic city in Portugal: It is home to one of the county's most famous universities. Explore the University of Evora, Cathedral of Evora, Roman Temple, Roman Baths, Praca do Giraldo, Royal Palace, Igreja de Santo Antao, Igreja da Misericordia, Chapel of Bones, and so much more!
Alentejo Golden Plains
The rolling hills and lush valleys of the Alentejo`s Golden Plains region are a traveler`s delight. The people who call this region of Portugal home live life at a slower pace, and it is easy for tourists to feel at home in such a warm and relaxing environment. First inhabited during the Iron Age, the Romans and Moors left their distinct footprints on this area before it fell under Portuguese control in the 13th century. Ranging from modern commercial and industrial centers to sleepy hamlets, the towns of the Golden Plains offer more than just history -- they offer hospitality and lots of heart. Visit Beja Cathedral, Beja Castle, Roman Villa of Pisoes, Alvito Castle, Moura Castle, Moura/Barrancos Special Protection Area, Lake Alqueva, Amieira Marina, Portel Castle, and so much more!
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Explore the University of Evora, Cathedral of Evora, Roman Temple, Roman Baths, Praca do Giraldo, Royal Palace, Igreja de Santo Antao, Igreja da Misericordia, Chapel of Bones, and so much more!
Visit Beja Cathedral, Beja Castle, Roman Villa of Pisoes, Alvito Castle, Moura Castle, Moura/Barrancos Special Protection Area, Lake Alqueva, Amieira Marina, Portel Castle, and so much more!