Departures and Arrivals

Route of the Guadiana

Portugal

With different characteristics but also attractive, the Route of the Guadiana is an invitation to all of those who love the contact with Mother Nature, where the Guadiana river Valley stands out as a striking element in the landscape. The path of the “Rota do Guadiana”, passes through Beja, Vidigueira, Mourão, Moura and Alvito.

The cellars where once traditional small producers made the wine, stored in huge earthen jars, are now turned into good places to taste the regional gastronomy. In a typical environment this tour will allow you to taste the local wine, accompanied by hams, sausages, olives and other traditional delicacies of the Alentejo.

Includes

  • 06 nights’ accommodation as mention in the itinerary (3 nights/BB in Lisbon + 3 nights/HB in Beja)
  • Official English speaking guide for the whole circuit
  • Visit + wine tasting + luncha at Herdade do Sobroso (Vidigueira)
  • Visit + wine tasting + lunch at Herdade do Rocim (Cuba)
  • Visit + wine tasting at Herdade do Pinheiro (Ferreira do Alentejo)
  • Visit Of São Cucufate Roman Ruins
  • Visit + wine tasting + lunch at Herdade Grande
  • Visit + wine tasting + lunch at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova (Albernoa)
  • Deluxe motor coach for the entire program + driver and all necessary expenses, taxes and tolls

Don’t Includes

  • Lunches in Lisbon
  • Porters at Hotels or airport
  • Tips & Extras
  • Entrance fees other than those mentioned in “package rates include” (please consult our table of supplements)
  • Everything else not mentioned in “package rates include”

Rota do Guadiana

Program

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Day 1 – Portugal (Lisbon)

Arrival at Lisbon Airport. Transfer from Lisbon Airport to a Hotel in Lisbon. Accommodation at a Lisbon Hotel.

Day 2 – Lisboa / Vidigeura / Beja

Breakfast at the hotel in Lisbon. Departure to Vidigueira, a calm and peaceful village in an area filled with fruit trees fields, orchards and especially famous wine production. The development of this mainly agricultural village was made mostly due to the quality of the wine here produced, already famous in the 15th century. Vidigueira has several interesting buildings, such as the remaining of its Castle and the 17th century Misericórdia Church with beautiful 18th century glazed tiles.

In Vidigueira we will visit the Herdade do Sobroso – this manor combines wine production with the enjoyment of space and nature, using its 1600 hectares as a leisure centre. Here we will make a wine tour, including wine tasting and lunch of traditional gastronomy.

After lunch we will proceed to Beja, Influenced by a Mediterranean and North African climate, Beja is generally warm and dry, providing the perfect weather for those looking for a relaxing holiday. Rest of the day free. Dinner and accommodation at a hotel in Beja.

Day 3 – Beja / Cuba / Ferreira do Alentejo / Beja

Breakfast at the hotel in Beja. We will start today with departure to Cuba, today a modern and enterprising county, looking ahead to many factors of development provided by the Beja Airport and the irrigation system from the Alqueva dam.

In Cuba we will visit the “Herdade do Rocim”, opened in 2007, and is already winning prizes for its wines. There is much modern art on display, a wine bar with spa-type mood-music, a shop selling books as well as wine and wine-related products, and a terrace with vineyard views. We will make a visit of the whole complex, followed by a fantastic lunch with the wines of this cellar.

After lunch we will follow to Ferreira do Alentejo, to visit Herdade do Pinheiro. A guided visit will show you the vineyards, the very modern winery, barrel cellar and bottling lines. The manor also has a shop selling home-made ham, olive oil and wine. Return to Beja after the visit.

Dinner and accommodation at a hotel in Beja.

Rota do Guadiana

Day 4 – Beja / Vidigueira / Beja

Breakfast at the hotel in Beja. Departure in the morning towards Vidigueira, to visit the São Cucufate Roman Ruins. Dated from the 1st century a.C., are considered to have been an agricultural centre that was developed until the 4th century, where the owner may have lived. After the decay of the Roman Empire this place still remained inhabited, probably until the end of the 18th century.

After the visit we will follow to the “Herdade Grande” – a 350ha mixed farm on wide, rolling country just outside Vidigueira, where the wine project began in 1980, when they began planting 60ha of vines. A modern winery followed in 1997. Under the labels Condado das Vinhas and Herdade Grande, about 60 per cent of the total production is red, the rest white. Visit of the farm and lunch will follow the visit.

Return to Beja after the lunch. Panoramic tour over the city – walking through the streets of Beja we can admire the whitewashed houses with colourful borders around their windows and visit the many museums that house relics from the region’s different settlers.

Dinner and accommodation at a hotel in Beja.

Day 5 – Évora / Lisboa

Breakfast at the hotel in Beja. Departure to Albernoa to visit the “Herdade da Malhadinha Nova” – located in one of the less developed regions of Alentejo, innovation and quality are priorities on this 200 ha project that includes production of wine, raising certified animals such as black pigs and pure blood Alentejo cattle.

After visiting the vineyards and tasting the wine, lunch will be served at the Herdade da Malhadinha winery’s excellent restaurant.

After lunch we will proceed to Lisbon. Rest of the day free. Dinner and accommodation at a hotel in Lisbon.

Day 6 – Lisboa / Sintra / Lisboa

Breakfast at the hotel in Lisbon. In the morning half-day guided tour of Lisbon: starting with a panoramic of the main streets and squares of the city: Marquis de Pombal Square, Avenida da Liberdade and the Rossio square. We will continue to one of the oldest quarters of the city: Alfama, where we will visit the São Jorge Castle. We will proceed to Belém, stopping by the Belem Tower and the Discovery Monument for photos. Still within Belém quarter we will visit the Jeronimos Monastery. Arrival at the hotel around 13h00.

In the afternoon, we will visit Sintra, Estoril and Cascais, returning to Lisbon by the coastal route.

Dinner and accommodation at a hotel in Lisbon.

Day 7 – Lisboa

Free morning. Transfer to Lisbon Airport.

Have a nice trip back home!

Rota do Guadiana

Prices per person in Euros €

Package 06 nights / 07 days

Nº PAX Package in Double
20 770 €
25 730 €
30 705 €
35 680 €
40 670 €
45 660 €
Notes

  • Single Supplement 230,00 € p/ pax
  • Extra Bed – 6% (of the package in double)
  • HB supplement for Hotel Fénix Urban: € 39,00 p/ pax – For each dinner (without drinks)
  • Supplement for Hotel Clube de Campo Vila Galé in Beja: (75,00 € per person)

Tours opcionais (indicados no roteiro) – Min 20 pax

  • Half-day tour (tarde) de Sintra – 50,00 € (incluindo transporte + guia oficial)
  • Half-day tour (tarde) do Parque das Nações (Lisboa) – 45,00 € (incluindo transporte + guia oficial)

Entrance fees at monuments

  • Jerónimos Monastery (Lisbon) € 27,00 p/ pax
  • National Palace of Sintra € 27,00 p/ pax

Note: these rates are subject to confirmation (valid until 31.12.2013; they can suffer changes without any prior notice and we cannot guarantee them for now).

Other Suggestions:

  • Fado Dinner at restaurant in Lisbon (3 course set menu with drinks); transfer to & from restaurant included – Min. 20 pax € 80,00 p/ pax

Applying conditions to the mentioned rates

  • Rates are , per person in DBL room – based on Hotel Fénix Urban 4* in Lisbon, BB + Hotel Beja Parque 4* in Beja, HB);
  • The mentioned hotels are subject to availability;
  • Above rates include all taxes accordingly with Portuguese law;
  • These prices are valid from January to October 2014, except Easter period;
  • Reservations are all “on request”

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