Day 1 – Arrival at Lisbon airport. Group met and assisted by our guide. Our journey follows to Sesimbra, where we can admire its bay from the castle. After lunch, we will continue the tour driving through Arrábida Natural Park, a beautiful protected area covered with pines and rich Mediterranean vegetation including many rare species. Near Arrábida lays the sleepy but prosperous agricultural village of Azeitão, known for its red wine and with some of the finest Quintas (villas or country estates) in the country. On the edge of town is the Fonseca Winery, where visitors can sample some of Portugal’s best red table wines and see its assembly-line production. On your way to Évora you will pass by Setúbal. Dinner and overnight stay in Évora.

Day 2 – In the morning you will visit Évora, including the Geraldo Square, St. Francis Church, Bones Chapel, the Roman Temple and the historic centre. Afterwards we will proceed to Herdade do Esporão. Esporão Estate is offering now a top wine touristic project integrated in the World Wine Tour. These installations, built on the top hill of the property, close to the winery, face a large dam and are surrounded by 400 ha. of vineyards. The group will visit the Estate and also have a wine tasting and lunch consisting of regional gastronomy. The tour will then proceed to Monsaraz, a beautiful mediaeval town which has succeeded in preserving its own distinctive characteristics over the centuries. Walking through the streets of Monsaraz is like going back in time, for it’s a truly unique place. The most immediate visual impression in the town is that of the whitewashed houses and buildings. Dinner and overnight stay in Évora.

Day 3 – Your tour will start by visiting Estremoz, the largest of the Alentejo’s “marble towns”. The old, upper part of town is crowned by a castle erected in 1258, the residence of King Dinis and his wife Queen Saint Isabel in the early 14th century, now converted into one of Portugal’s best Pousadas. Driving towards Borba we will visit a Cooperative Cellar (Wine tasting is included). Afterwards we will proceed to Vila Viçosa to lunch. Everything around Vila Viçosa’s peaceful broad streets lined with orange and lemon trees seems to be made of marble. Benches, pavements, framing of windows and doorways, and even the toilets in the bus station are made of this shining “white gold,” the local marble from the enormous quarries outside the town. Dominating Terreiro do Paço, a vast square, is the long marble façade of the three-story Royal Palace that belonged to the Bragança dynasty. In the afternoon return back to Évora. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4 – In the morning we will return to Lisbon. On the way to the city center we will enjoy the magnificent view over the city from the Tagus River Bridge (with an overall length of 2.287.), before arriving at the lower part of town, Baixa, with its main squares Restauradores, Rossio and Praça do Comércio. Along the River Tagus we will arrive at the Belém area. Visit to the church of Jerónimos Monastery, considered to be the jewel of Manueline art and nearby the Belém Tower, in an elegant Manueline style and also the Monument of the Discoveries. Leaving Belém areas, we will go up hill to visit the São Jorge Castle, where you can admire, Alfama, Baixa, Bairro Alto, Amoreiras… Then we will go down by foot to discover Alfama, a cobbled labyrinth of narrow turning alleys, cut steps and archways. The tour will proceed to Expo’98 site now Parque das Nações, where you can have lunch and visit the Oceanário de Lisboa (one of the largest European Oceanariums).