Alentejo is a sparsely populated region to the south of Lisbon. 700,000 people live in a lush green region the size of the Netherlands. Its name means on the other side of the river ‘Tejo’. The region is famous for its cork trees, olive oil and wine. Alentejo is a popular holiday destination for the Portuguese because the countryside gives them the relaxed slow feeling of ‘back to nature’ and ‘into the wild’.

On our itinerary are visits to a couple of ‘herdades’. Herdades means ‘wineries’. These four and five star accommodations can facilitate both individual and group stays. They have a restaurant and organise activities like wine tours and tastings.

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