What To Expect:
Portugal Travel Tour Highlights
You’re gateway to Portugal will be the vibrant capital city of Lisbon. Lisbon is full of surprises from impressive collections at the Museu Berardo to charming cafes tucked-away on the cobblestoned backstreets. A city tour will introduce you to this multifaceted, sea-side town: you’ll stroll the narrow alleys of Alfama, taste zesty-sweet pasteis de nata (egg tarts), ride the Elevador da Gloria for a view of the ocean over red-tiled roofs, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Torre de Belem. From Lisbon, you’ll head to the walled-city of Evora. History buffs and lovers of architecture will enjoy viewing the Roman ruins of Templo Romano and the Roman baths, a number of well-preserved medieval cathedrals and cloisters, and the historical town square. Evora is also the place to find authentic, hearty Alentejo cuisine. Leave cities and towns behind as you make your way to the Torre de Palma Wine Hotel deep in the Alentejo countryside. Filled with breathtaking sea cliffs and colorful fields that give way to blue ocean, this land was made for scenic drives and leisurely bike rides. Alentejo is also known for breeding exquisite Lusitano horses. You’ll have the opportunity to watch dressage demonstrations with master riders and dabble in the art with an introductory dressage course. Close your journey with a stop at the renowned Cartuxa winery, feasting on wild mushrooms and the finest cured pork in the world from the acorn-fed black pigs, and tasting your way through Torre de Palma’s artfully curated wine cellar.