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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The South Portugal tour in a nutshell

South of Portugal Tour
South of Portugal Tour

The South of Portugal tour is a tour to the less known but esplendid region of Alentejo and the Algarve during the “out of season”.

Portugal, during medieval times, was conquered from north to south to the Moorish, but that does not make the south less Portuguese, ultimately reinforces the strong Portuguese characteristic of diversity.

This tour is a voyage to a set of less touristic locations but, nonetheless amazing sites, villages, and towns that will delight those that are looking for out of the ordinary destinations at a high-quality level.

When designing this tour, there were some elements important to balance, such as:

not spending too much time in the van but also include important sites to visit;

having some walks during the day but not to the extent of being that the focus or the final purpose;

tasting the local gastronomy but not spending too much time is lunches while giving that possibility during dinners for those who want to do it;

and including diversity of the activities along the day while also allowing some free time for whatever one may fell for doing on its own.

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

Finally the hotels, one of the most important elements of the tour. A diverse set of hotels were selected to give you comfort but also 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

Visiting Lisbon and surroundings with a local guide and 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 such as the Monastery of the Jerónimos and Tower of Belém in Lisbon, 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 e José Maria da Fonseca.

Countryside walks, monuments guided visits, pottery making, horse riding demonstrations, wine tastings, urban walks, … , many different activities to be enjoyed along the tour.

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

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

Characteristics

Daily walks: You will find a tour with a balanced mix of urban walks, guided tours, and some easy unpaved path walks in the countryside. In average, all in all, you can walk 3 to 5 miles per day. Options, for shorter walks or to stay at the hotel, are to be expected. 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, 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 in local restaurants depending on the specific situation.

Transportation: a fully dedicated van 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 in 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 access here.

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

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

Weather

Please check the weather forecast for the month of November on the several tour’s locations.

Please check the weather forecast for the month of November on the several tour’s locations.
Lisbon – click here,   Marvão – click here,   Évora – click here,   Monsaraz – click here,   Tavira – click here,   Alcácer do Sal – click here,   Palmela – click here

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 gear and stop for a sabbatical year.

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

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

In 2007, the first brand was created, “Montes e Vales” (meaning “Hills and Valleys”) started providing tours for individuals and team-building events for corporations. In this context and since the startup, we’ve been intensely providing walking and hiking tours in Portugal and Spain, and providing team-building events for big Portuguese and international companies in Portugal.

In 2010, to complement the above-mentioned business, a few weeks per year, I start guiding walking tour 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 ever had.

Hope to see you soon,
David Monteiro
david.monteiro@iberactive.com
+351 914 794 553

South of Portugal Tour - Monsaraz

South of Portugal Tour in a nutshell

A guided active tour in Portugal by Iberactive.com

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

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

Tour Price: 5.500USD 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: 800USD

Accommodations: All the hotels and other accommodations mentioned, are considering their availability at reservation time. In case the referred hotel is not available, a same level or higher hotel/accommodation will be selected.

Due to high demand for Lisbon, the hotel to be used is not referred but it will be selected in 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 not included. To better organize your flights, please consider the Lisbon Airport, landing on tour’s Day 1 and departure also from Lisbon Airport at tour’s Day 15.
There will be an Iberactive’s representative to meet you at the Lisbon Airport at your arrival on tour’s Day 1and to take to the Lisbon Airport at your departure on Day 15.

Reservation

500USD at any time to guarantee your place.
Balance 90 days before the 1st Tour Day.

Cancellation

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

info@iberactive.com +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.

Please check: http://www.montesevales.net/