Lisbon, Alentejo & Costa Vicentina Signature Drive

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aerial view of marvao

Explore Portugal from the hilltop villages of the Alentejo...

tram in lisbon

To the trundling trams of Lisbon...

roman temple evora

Via the Roman jewels of Évora...

farmhouse b&b in costa vicentina from above

... And a farmhouse B&B on the quiet coast

hiking near monsaraz in alentejo

Walk in a quiet countryside of traditional lifestyles...

hiking past wildflowers on the costa vicentina

Stroll from beach to beach on the wild coast...

smiling guide in lisbon

Discover Lisbon's best stories with a local...

wine bottle in esporao winery

... And sip wine in a sunny vineyard

Portugal alentejo cork oaks

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Typical Duration

From the countryside to the coast and the capital, experience the best of southern Portugal by car. Travel away from the crowds, into peaceful nature and through the heart of Portuguese culture, old and new.

  • Lisbon like a local
  • Idyllic rural walks
  • Stunning coastal trails
  • Traditional lifestyles
  • Portuguese food & wine
  • Hilltop towns & villages
  • Special places to stay
  • Welcoming hosts
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

9 nights in first-class hotels

All breakfasts

1 x lunch

3 x dinners

Guided activities as described

Medium-size vehicle hire

Notes & GPS tracks for self-guided walks

Guided Activities

Private Lisbon tour

Shared winery tour

Private Évora tour

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Travel Guide app with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Please note: International travel not included.


Day 1

Travel to the Alentejo

Picking up your car today, you start your journey with a drive into the Alentejo, a region of open plains, oak forests, olive groves and hilltop villages. Stay in the hilltop town of Marvão, sat on a ridge with wide views overlooking the Tejo River valley. Watch the sunset from one of the viewing platforms or the castle, before heading to one of our recommended restaurants for dinner.

Day 2

Walk in the Portuguese countryside

Day 3

Visit a winery en route to Évora

Day 4

Delve into Évora's epic history

Day 5

Travel to the Atlantic coast

Day 6

Hike on the Costa Vicentina

Day 7

Relax or keep walking on the coast

Day 8

Travel to Lisbon

Day 9

Explore Lisbon with a local

Day 10

Take the tram to Belém

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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Take a walk...

Through sunny cork forests

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Chance upon...

Cork harvesters at work

Portugal alentejo castelodavide street

Potter around...

In typical Portuguese towns

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See for miles...

From Marvão's medieval castle

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Say hello...

To the four-legged locals

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Step back in time...

With Évora's Roman jewels

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Be a bit spooked...

By the eery Chapel of Bones

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Hear on the grapevine...

How Alentejo's wine is made

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Settle in...

To a farmhouse by the sea

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Off quiet wild beaches

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Look out...

For nesting storks in spring

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Kick off your boots...

On sandy coastal trails

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Take a dip...

In the warm Alentejan sun

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Fill your plate...

With tasty seafood

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Fill your lungs...

With fresh sea air

Portugal alentejo rota vicentina sunset

Watch the sun...

Go down over the Atlantic

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Mingle with shoppers...

At Setúbal's food market

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Look out across...

A cascade of Lisbon rooftops

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Discover the city...

With the help of a local

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Say yes please...

To another Pastel de Nata

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Get to know...

Lisbon by its street art

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Take a break...

In a traditional old-time café

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Ride the trams...

Through the twisting streets

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Chart the story...

Of the Age of Exploration

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Find the spot...

Where Rio meets San Fran

Portugal lisbon fado show

Be moved by...

The mournful tones of fado

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Join the locals...

To watch day turn to night

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