South of Portugal
Lisbon, Évora, Monsaraz and much more
South of Portugal
Lisbon, Évora, Monsaraz and much more
South of Portugal
Lisbon, Évora, Monsaraz and much more
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South of Portugal Tour

The South of Portugal tour in a nutshell

I’m David Monteiro, and I will be your guide for the South of Portugal tour.

This is a tour of Alentejo’s less-known but splendid region and the Algarve during of season.

During medieval times, the Moorish conquered Portugal from north to south.

That does not make the south less Portuguese, ultimately reinforcing the vital Portuguese characteristic of diversity.

South of Portugal Tour
This tour is will take you to a set of less touristic but unique sites.
These villages and towns will delight those looking for out-of-the-ordinary destinations at a high-quality level.

When I designed this tour, there were some elements I found essential to balance, and those were:

    • not spending too much time in the van but also including essential sites to visit;
    • having some walks during the day but not to the extent of being the focus or the final purpose;
    • tasting the local gastronomy but not spending too much time in lunches while giving that possibility during dinners for those who want to do it;
    • and including a diversity of activities throughout the day while also allowing some free time for whatever one may feel for doing on its own.

Some components of the tour had special care: lovely landscapes, wine, food, nice walks, Roman and medieval heritage, diversity of activities, contact with local people, and diversity of guides in the guided visits.

Finally, the hotels. The hotels are one of the most critical elements of the tour.

We selected a set of hotels to give you comfort and different experiences at a high-quality level for the value invested.

Join us for a memorable tour.

Castelo de Vide
Castelo de Vide – night view of the medieval village – Alentejo region

Highlights on the South of Portugal Tour

Visit Lisbon and its surroundings with a local guide.

Get closer to its culture, taste its pastries, and learn about the famous Portuguese hand-painted tiles.

Can you imagine a Buddha garden surrounded by vineyards?

Let’s get closer to the Portuguese Jewish heritage at Castelo de Vide.

You will learn about Portuguese horses in a quite prestigious Portuguese stud farm.

Several UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit.

To mention a few: the Monastery of the Jerónimos and Tower of Belém in Lisbon, the Historic Centre of Évora, and Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications.

Several wine cellar visits in between the best wines in Portugal – Herdade do Freixo, Herdade do Esporão, and José Maria da Fonseca.

Countryside walks, monuments guided visits, pottery making, horse riding demonstrations, wine tastings, and urban walks.

Be lodged in refurbished convents, castles, and manor houses along the tour.

South of Portugal Tour - Monsaraz
A view over Monsaraz, a medieval village in the Alentejo region – South of Portugal Tour


Daily walks:

  • This tour has a balanced mix of urban walks, guided tours, and some easy unpaved path walks in the countryside.
  • On average, you can walk 3 to 5 miles daily – level 2 (1 min / 5 max).
  • You will also have the option of shorter walks or relaxing at the hotel.
  • Along the tour, some days are busier than others when you can rest and enjoy the accommodations.

Other activities: guided visits to monuments, wine tastings, a handicraft workshop, a short boat ride, and opportunities for leisure time.

Meals: all breakfasts are in the hotels, lunches are a balanced mix of small local restaurants or picnics, and dinners are planned to be in the hotel or local restaurants depending on the specific situation.

Transportation: a fully dedicated van/car for the tour.

Small groups: from 2 up to 6 people.

In 15 days tour, you have included: 14 overnights, 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, all transfers during the tour, all guided tours of the program, and so much more.

Itinerary of the South of Portugal Tour

To learn more about the Detailed Itinerary, please access here.

A day-by-day program to inform you about the tour, what you will see, and the hotels where you will be lodged.

Fuseta or Fuzeta (Algarve region)
A regional house at Fuseta (Algarve region), or Fuzeta – South of Portugal Tour


Please check the weather forecast for November on the several tour locations. LisbonMarvãoÉvoraMonsaraz / TaviraAlcácer do SalPalmela

Tour Leader

David Monteiro – Tour Leader

Hello dear guest,

I’m David Monteiro, and I will be your Tour Leader.

I was a CPA in Portugal for more than 20 years, having managerial positions in several multinational companies when in 2005, I decided to change gears and stop for a sabbatical year.

After that, nothing in my life was the same again. In the meantime, I found a new dream: tourism.

Easier to dream about it than do it, I had to struggle for a few years to move this project ahead.

In 2007, my company’s first brand was created, “Montes e Vales” (meaning “Hills and Valleys”), operating for the Portuguese market and started providing tours for individuals and team-building events for corporations. 

In 2010, to complement the business mentioned above, a few weeks per year, I started guiding walking tours in Portugal and Spain for US-based companies and also providing other kinds of support services to active tours, and the Iberactive brand started.

I’m passionate about History, photography, arts, culture, and gastronomy.

Please call me in case you have any doubt.

I’m here to help you make this program one of the best tours you have ever had.

Hope to see you soon,
David Monteiro
+351 914 794 553

South of Portugal Tour - Monsaraz

South of Portugal Tour in a nutshell

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Tour dates: select 15 consecutive days, and we will check the availability

If you have your group, independently of its size, please let us know, and we will organize a private tour for you.

Tour Price: (being updated) per person.

Including: 14 overnights sharing a standard double room, 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, all transfers in the tour, all guided tours of the program, and so much more.

Single room supplement: (being updated)EUR

Accommodations: All the hotels and other accommodations mentioned are considering their availability at reservation time. If the referred hotel is unavailable, the same level or higher hotel/accommodation will be selected. Due to the high demand for Lisbon, the hotel to be used is not referred to, but it will be chosen between modern 4 stars hotels in the city center.

Breakfast: to be served by the hotel.

Lunches and dinners: The included options for dishes and wines are those to be mentioned at the respective time by the Tour Leader.

Flights are not included. To better organize your flights, please consider the Lisbon Airport, landing on tour’s Day 1 and departure from Lisbon Airport on tour’s Day 15.

Meet and greet service included: An Iberactive representative will meet you at the Lisbon Airport on your arrival on tour’s Day 1 and take you to the Lisbon Airport on your departure on Day 15.


(being updated)EUR at any time to guarantee your place.
Balance 90 days before the 1st Tour Day.


The costs of cancellation are as follows:
90 days before 1st Tour Day – 0% of reservation
89-60 days before 1st Tour Day – 25% of reservation
59-45 days before 1st Tour Day – 50% of reservation
44-30 days before 1st Tour Day – 75% of reservation
29 days or less before 1st Tour Day – 100% of reservation

Information and reservations +351 914 794 553

Legal information

“Iberactive” is a registered trademark of the Travel Agency Iberhills – Eventos e Viagens, Unipessoal Lda
Rua Tristão da Cunha, 20C – Restelo
1400-349, Lisboa – Portugal
VAT ID number: 513 891 099
Operating with the following licenses: RNAVT: 6246 and RNAAT 338/2016 of the Portuguese Tourism Authorities, Certified as “Turismo de Natureza” by ICNF

Iberactive operation in Portugal

Iberactive operates in Portugal under the name of “Montes e Vales”, means Hills and Valles.

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