During this 15-day round trip you travel through the lush gardens with Vinho Verde vines, countless baroque churches and fresh port cellars in Northern Portugal to Central Portugal, to the Serra da Estrela.
The highest mountain range of mainland Portugal. You continue your tour to the south via the east side of the province of Alentejo with its many cork oaks and olive trees. What an expanse.
Your last destination is in the interior of the Algarve where your round trip through Portugal will end in the lively old fishing villages situated on beautiful sandy beaches.
4 different landscapes, 4 times new impressions, 4 different comfortable stays, 4 times PORTUGAL DIFFERENT !
A short description of the accommodations where you will stay during this tour:
- Quinta dos Moinhos (4 nights),
- Quinta da Geia (3 nights),
- Monte do Peral (3 nights),
- Casa Bela Moura / Casa do Alto (4 nights).
- 14 x breakfast
Excluded: flight Netherlands-Portugal; transport in Portugal (rental car can be booked with us); meals not mentioned in the program; personal expenses.
Price based on double occupancy per room / apartment from € 825,-- p.p.
Comfortable from north to south, the way to discover Portugal!
In the garden of Portugal, the green province of Minho, you will find boutique resort Quinta dos Moinhos. You will be welcomed by Erik and José. You will stay in one of the nicely decorated holiday homes located all over the vineyard. From the quinta you will get acquainted with the World Heritage cities such as Porto and Guimarães, but also Amarante and Braga are definitely worth a visit. There are plenty hiking possibilities, Serra do Alvão, Serra da Cabreira or the more famous National Parque do Peneda da Gêres. After all these activities you can relax in the sauna or hot tub and the saltwater pool will cool you down! In the eveningthere is a possibility for you to enjoy the table d'hote.
On the slopes of the Serra da Estrela, Portugal's highest mountain range, the village of Aldeia das Dez is located, an authentic Portuguese mountain village with many steps and alleys. Here you will find Quinta da Geia where Fir will welcome you. From the atmospheric rural hotel you can make beautiful car trips or beautiful mountain hikes. At Quinta da Geia you can enjoy the large swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi and gardens. The hotel has a wellness area and a culinary restaurant João Brandão.
You will continue your journey to the eastern side of Portugal, the Alentejo. In the hilly landscape, endless plains alternate with vineyards, olive trees, and forests of cork oaks. You will stay with Marianne and Jos on Monte do Peral, a small-scale B&B, located in the east of the Alentejo near the fortified city of Monsaraz and Lake Alqueva. Everything breathes tranquillity here. You can literally hear the silence. From the swimming pool you look out over the wide sloping landscape. It is also a beautiful base for exploring the Alentejo. After nightfall you can enjoy the clear starlit sky on your terrace, for which this region is famous.
Through the hilly landscape where the black pigs scratch under the oaks, you travel further south. In the rural village of Vale Judeu you will find at Casa Bela Moura / Casa do Alto the tranquility of the authentic Algarve, while you are only 10 minutes away from Europe's most beautiful coast and beaches. Start the day with a delicious breakfast and go out ! Make one of the most beautiful walking routes 'Sete Vales' and enjoy the most beautiful views on the coast.
Of course this tour can be adapted to your own wishes. Order of the route can be changed due to availability. This trip can be booked throughout the year with the exception of July and August.