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Wine Lovers ⏤ Portugal
Spring to Fall 2019

 
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Beautiful Simplicity In Portugal

Saudade is an elusive Portuguese expression that describes a deep longing for something that is gone. Tempting as it may be to spend your holidays as a flâneur in Lisbon, following the footsteps of the poet Fernando Pessoa and ambling from café to café, Portugal consists of more than the nostalgic character its capital city suggests. By journeying inside the region of Alentejo, the gastronomic centre of Portugal, you are sure to be charmed by this country’s many gifts. Its paradisiac coastlines, glowing sunsets, knolly hills and pastoral views of the countryside are perfect for walks and will leave you thinking about saudade long after your departure.

Destination

Country Portugal
Region Alentejo

Price OptionsPer Guest

6 days Journey Duo $3,280
If Booking Solo + $350
9 days Journey Duo $6,480
If Booking Solo + $550

Journey Highlights

  1. Max Group Size 8 Guests
  2. Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location Lisbon Intl Airport
  3. On-Ground Transport Private Vehicle & Ride Assits Bike
  4. Travel Style Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine

What's Included*

6 days 9 days

About your Host

In curating UNCOVR journeys, I draw upon what I love most about travel, which is to get to know people on a more personal basis. So we go where the locals go and do what the locals do. We create a more intimate, more personal travel experience, recognizing that the real value of travel is emotional. Each time I return home changed, better. My goal with UNCOVR is that our guests do, too.

Featured Local Experiences

Private Locally Farmed Dinners
Scenic Picnic Lunches and Tastings
Night Sky Experience
Talha Potery: Uncovering Portugal Wine Roots
Beach Cleaning Activity (optional)
& More

Featured Retreats

Sao Lourenco Do Barrocal
The Nobel House
Torre De Palma

Featured Vineyards & Wineries

Herdade Paço Do Conde
Esporão Organic Vineyard
Herdade Do Freixo
& More

About your Host

In curating UNCOVR journeys, I draw upon what I love most about travel, which is to get to know people on a more personal basis. So we go where the locals go and do what the locals do. We create a more intimate, more personal travel experience, recognizing that the real value of travel is emotional. Each time I return home changed, better. My goal with UNCOVR is that our guests do, too.

Featured Local Experiences

Private Locally Farmed Dinners
Explore the Secluded Alentejo Coastline
Local Secret : Recanto Da Ribeira Distillery
Scenic Picnic Lunches and Tastings
Lusitano Horseback Ride & Wine Tasting Amongst The Vines
Night Sky Experience
Talha Potery: Uncovering Portugal Wine Roots
Beach Cleaning Activity (optional)
& More

Featured Retreats

Craveiral Farmstay
Herdade Da Malhadinah Nova
Sao Lourenco Do Barrocal
Torre De Palma

Featured Vineyards & Wineries

Esporão Organic Vineyard
Herdade Do Freixo
Outeiros Altos Vinícola
& More

* Journey inclusions might change based on availability. However, our promise to deliver uniquely curated local experiences will dictate any potential changes.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup in Lisbon

You will be picked up in Lisbon at 9.30am and transferred to a beautiful hotel. There will be time to relax and afterwards, a fascinating geologic tour of the nearby land awaits us, followed by a picnic lunch in a serene setting. We are in for a treat in the evening for a sunset experience and an amazing dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Day 2: A Relaxing Morning

A relaxing morning with a beautiful breakfast and time to enjoy the pool. In the afternoon, we will take a tour with a local wine producer and visit a small traditional wine talha maker to learn more about the roots of Portuguese winemaking.

Day 3: Explore the Beautiful Nearby Town of Evora

We will explore a beautiful nearby town of Evora with a knowledgeable local host and make our way to the next hotel - one of the oldest in the area - located in the heart of the town. In the evening, we will enjoy dinner at a local gem of a restaurant

Day 4: Explore the Hilltop Town of Estremoz

As we check into our next hotel, you are in for a treat - this estate that has everything you could possibly ask for in a retreat! We will explore the hilltop town of Estremoz, enjoy some wine history and tasting with a wine producer at an awe-inspiring facility and have dinner at a local organic family wine farm accompanied by the delightful winemaker.

Day 5: Exploration of a Cork Farm

We will start the day with a leisurely breakfast and exploration of a cork farm. In the evening, we will make our way to a nearby village to meet an amazing local olive oil producer for a story and dinner.

Day 6: Transfer to Lisbon

Transfer to Lisbon. End of tour.

Day 1: Pick Up in Lisbon

You will be picked up in Lisbon at 9.30am to transfer to our first amazing retreat - a luxurious farmhouse on the Alentejo coast. After checking in, we will take advantage of the stunning location and enjoy a day at the beach and exploring the secluded coastline. We will have lunch in a restaurant favored by the locals, visit a hidden distillery and finish the day off with a relaxing welcome dinner on the farmhouse.

Day 2: Coastline Ride Assist Bike Ride

We will start the day right with a beautiful coastline hike and enjoy a picnic out in nature. In the afternoon, we will visit a local winery that has earned a solid international reputation with the quality of its wines for a tasting and dinner among the vines.

Day 3: Transfer to Our Next Retreat

After breakfast, we will transfer to our next hotel - a unique family estate that is certain to impress! We will relax and savor a lunch on the property, followed by a horseback ride through the vineyard and a wine tasting. A local wine and olive oil producer will host us for an authentic dinner.

Day 4: Local History & Craftsmanship

Our local host will give us a tour around the area and in nearby villages to meet artisans and learn the local history of arts and craft. We will be treated to a special dinner.

Day 5: Transfer to Another Lovely Retreat

Transfer to another lovely retreat for a two-night stay, check in and time to relax. Afterwards, a fascinating geologic tour of the nearby land followed by a picnic lunch in a serene setting.

We are in for a treat in the evening for a sunset followed by a night sky experience and an amazing dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Day 6: A Relaxing Morning

A relaxing morning with a beautiful breakfast and time to enjoy the pool. In the afternoon, we will take a tour with a local wine producer and visit a small traditional wine talha maker to learn more about the roots of Portuguese winemaking.

Day 7: Explore the beautiful nearby town of Evora

We will explore the beautiful nearby town of Evora, enjoy a lunch at a local gem of a restaurant and make our way to the next hotel; you are in for a treat as this estate that has everything you could possibly ask for of a retreat! After check in, you will have time to delight in the beautiful location and in the evening, we will make our way to a nearby village to meet an amazing local olive oil producer for a story and dinner.

Day 8: Explore the Hilltop Town of Estremoz

We will explore the hilltop town of Estremoz, enjoy some wine history and tasting with a wine producer at an awe-inspiring facility and have dinner at a local organic family wine farm accompanied by the delightful winemaker.

Day 9: Transfer to Lisbon

Transfer to Lisbon. End of tour.

 
 

Relaxation and Inspiration at Portugal’s Boutique Hotels

With its Modernist traditions, Portuguese architecture is a national heritage. Discover contemporary variations at some of the most relaxing and impressive hotels in the country. Less than one hour from Lisbon, Areias do Seixo offers romantic yet avant-garde, minimal yet cozy residences and accommodations in a gregarious, entirely eco-designed project. At Hotel de Palma in Alentejo, a 14th century manor house designed into a stunning luxury wine hotel is paired with an outdoor pool, horse riding arena, restaurant and spa.

 
 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Whether you are in search of lost time in the hands of the charismatic chef Rui Paula of DOP restaurant in Porto – who has famously (and Proustianly) said that memory is his main source of inspiration – or otherwise if your favourite part of the journey is walking around Lisbon in the footsteps of Pessoa, taking note of the Azulejo blue and white tiles that make this harbour town so resplendent, arguably, the beauty of the country will spark saudade within you.