Portugal Wine & Hike Adventure
Night 1 >> Sintra Boutique Hotel / Sintra
This hotel is centrally located and offers contemporary comfort and quiet seclusion, making it a perfect spot to relax after a long day of hiking.
Night 2 >> Pousada de Palmela / Palmela
This pousada (in Portugal this term refers to luxury accommodation in restored historical buildings) offers comfortable accommodations and sits on top of a majestic hilltop, providing impressive panoramic views of the area.
Night 3 >> Mar d'Ar Aqueduto / Evora
This 5-star hotel was once a sixteenth century palace and is located in the heart of a World Heritage UNESCO site.
Night 4 >> Estalagem de Monsaraz / Monsaraz
We love the beautiful gardens and outdoor pool here in the quiet town of Monsaraz. Traditionally decorated rooms provide beautiful views of vineyards for miles and miles.
Nights 5 & 6 >> Costa d'Oiro Ambiance Village / Lagos
Located in town and just off the water our hotel for the last two nights will allow us to relax and take in the sea breeze and beautiful town of Lagos.
We meet you at the Hotel Lisboa Plaza at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. We recommend arriving in Lisbon the day prior to explore this wonderful capital city and cushion any potential travel delays. The main airport in Lisbon (airport code LIS) is located only 15 minutes from our meeting point. We will provide more information on transportation in the Pre-Departure Packet.
Dates: May 7 - 13, 2017
Trip Length: 7 days, 6 nights
“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent
Only three spots remaining!Believers of fate and inventors of port wine – what’s not to love about the people of Portugal? This country is famous for many of its distinct characteristics, but it is most well-known for its superbly crafted wine. Portuguese wines have unique personalities which make it easy for even the most casual wine drinker to see why they have been heavily exported and traded for hundreds of years. What makes for such refined wine? The land, of course! Portugal has that magical combination of the right soil, with the right climate, and the right grapes. From gorgeous palaces to faded manors to lush gardens to breathtaking cliffs to pristine sandy beaches, join us as we meander our way from historically charming Lisbon to sun-kissed Lagos, hiking in national parks, vineyards, historic sites and coastlines, and stopping to sample cheese, olive oil, seafood, and of course, wine! Check out our guide, Kerry’s, blog post where she explains why you need to explore Portugal: The Living Embodiment of a Dream Come True.
DAY 1: Welcome to Portugal! We will meet in the lobby of the Hotel Lisboa Plaza at 10:00 am. Be ready for a day of hiking with your day pack prepped and your mind open as we head into the living fantasy that is Sintra. This UNESCO World heritage site contains a stunning diversity of landscapes – from lakes and forests to sand dunes and beaches. This area is a testament to the …SEE FULL ITINERARY
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