Alqueva by land, air and water

From 1,492.00 € p/p

5 days

It is the largest dam in Portugal and the largest artificial lake in Europe. The Alqueva Dam, located on the Guadiana River, in the middle of Alentejo, has a reservoir with 250 square kilometers and more than 1,100 kilometers of banks. And there is so much to do around the Great Alqueva Lake.

Pricing

Our tours are flexible and so the price is customized based on the hotel's final choices, travel dates and other preferences selected. The program includes 4 nights in 3, 4 or 5 star accommodation, transfers from the hotel, visits and guided activities, exclusive dining and wine experiences and customer support during the 5 days.

Salvador Tours Mercedes Van
Transport
via car, van or bus
min. 2
Hotel Bussaco Room
Accommodation
3, 4 or 5 star hotel
Double
Hotel Bussaco Restaurant
Food
breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks
Azeito Portugal Grape Statue
Activities
attraction visits, activities & experiences
Our accommodation options are based on double occupancy and are subject to availability.

From 1,492.00 € p/p

Duration
5 days and 4 nights

Pickup Time
9.00AM

Pickup Location
Lisbon – Hotel or apartment

Drop-off Location
Lisbon – Hotel or apartment

Minimum Participants
2

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Itinerary

Lisbon
Palmela
Montemor-o-Novo
Arraiolos
Évora
Monsaraz
Alqueva
Beja
Setúbal
Lisbon
Palmela
Montemor-o-Novo
Arraiolos
Évora
Monsaraz
Alqueva
Beja
Setúbal

Vineyards of Pó

Lisbon - Montemor-o-Novo

Escaping through Alentejo, we set off in discovery of the story of 3 vineyards, in the region of Setúbal, with a panoramic lunch over the Casa Ermelinda Freitas vineyards, we dedicte ourselves to the best of wine and vineyards, with winemakers who will take our senses to the height of viticulture experiences.


With reservations made in Montemor-o-Novo, we travel south, to find the moorish Alentejo, from tapirs to menhirs, of quiet people where the stars can easily be seens and gastronomic delicacies. We choose to sleep at some traditional locations rather than the usual hotels.

Activities in Nature

Montemor-o-Novo - Monsaraz

We wake up with the smell of freshly baked bread and head for Arraiolos. Here where they make world famous rugs, we can also enjoy adventures such as sports fishing and hunting. With a rural-feel Lunch, we try some local farm delicacies and take advantage to see a typical country grocers. Now with our bellies full, we take a trip to Évora, where by the temple of Diana we learn about the "city-museum" that is Évora. With a huge concentration of historical buildings in it's centre, we cross people from all over the world who have come to see the sights and taste the food. 

 

With the little day time left, we have a wine tasting at the Convent of Espinheiro. Then, heading for Monsaraz, where a late dinner waits with the best of Alentejo on the table. After dinner, a challenge, can you walk to the top of the village and see the views?

Alqueva Dam

Monsaraz - Beja

Starting off bright and early with the fresh wind from the lake we head towards Alqueva, for a guided return boat trip, around the village of Luz, with lunch and visit to the museum. Listen and get involved in the countless stories that mark this land and the details of the fauna and flora of this large body of water, while the boat makes it's way past the villages of Estrela and Campinho. 

 

Enjoying a buffet style lunch with typical Alentejo food, at the only hill left from the old village, right by the shore. Visit to the museum of Luz - a space of culture and indentity. We return to the coast, leaving Alqueva in our memory and head towards Beja. Deep in Alentejo, Pax Julia, or Beja, is a town full of history and much to discover. However, for now, we have some dinner, full of traditional dishes of the region. Afterwards, a short walk through the town before heading off.

Balloon Tour Adventures

Beja

With a late morning, Alentejo style, we have all day to discover Beja. With a magnificient hot air balloon trip, for over an hour we enjoy a completely different view of the Alentejo. Now with an appetite, what could be better than a lunch at the Vineyard of Santa Vitória

Dolphin Watching

Beja - Lisbon

After a well rested night at Beja, we head to Setúbal - land of José Mourinho. We stop at the market of the Livramento for brunch, because it's a long day with lunch aboard. After a walk through downtown Setúbal, we get on board a boat for a trip around the Sado Estuary and the Arrábida coast, and we may even get to see the famous Sado dolphins. 

 

At the end of the day, having dinner in Lisbon, we rest and listen to some Fado, accompanied by Caldo Verde and grilled chorizo.

Included

  • Pickup and Drop-off at the Hotel.
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in double room in Hotel 3, 4 or 5 Stars.
  • 3 Breakfast and Brunch mentioned in itinerary.
  • 3 Lunches with pre-set menu and drinks.
  • 3 Set with pre-set menu and drinks.
  • Unique walking experiences by the locals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guided tours to the places mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Wine tastings mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cruise in the Douro.
  • Transfers between Hotels and all places to visit mentioned
  • on the comfort bus route.
  • All the insurance required by Turismo de Portugal.

Not Included

  • Personal expenses.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local souvenirs.
  • Other services not included in itinerary.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Price Per Person based on double occupancy.
  • The program includes 4 nights in 3, 4 or 5 star accommodation, transfers from the hotel, visits and guided activities, exclusive dining and wine experiences and customer support during the 5 days.
  • Transports available: BUS for groups (minimum 49 people) and VAN (until 4 people, minimum 2 people).
  • The price is customized based on the hotel's final choices, travel dates and other preferences selected.
  • No-show or cancellations made 48 hours or less in advance will be charged in full.

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