The Untraveled Portugal
Celebrities the world over have fallen in live with Comporta, they find anonymity in the surroundings of this coastal Alentejo village of blue and white houses and peaceful routines. No one could expect that this isolated rural community would one day become a fashionable destination.
Fish, seafood and tamboril rice flavored with coriander and accompanied by prawns, monkfish and clams are part of a honest gastronomy that feeds everyone’s belly. Comporta is emerging as an exclusive paradise where hotels are respectful with the savage environment, where the slow cuisine concept reigns and beaches are deserted and wild.
Keep going South and reach the unknown and untamed Costa Vicentina concentrates the largest protected coastal area in the country and also the best preserved in Europe. From Odeceixe to Cape San Vicente, embark on a sunny journey in search of generous sandy extensions, imposing cliffs and good barnacles. It smells of juniper, thyme and rosemary. The aromatic shrubs and wild flowers have miraculously managed to ignite in the dunes.
We take you on an offbeat journey across a piece of the untraveled Portugal. Feel the luxury of the little big moments.
Évora / Lisbon - Alvito - Albernoa
Albernoa - Beja - Albernoa
Albernoa - São Teotónio
São Teotónio - Costa Vicentina - São Teotónio
São Teotónio - Comporta
IDEAL LENGTH: 6 NIGHTS ✧ WHEN TO GO: ALL YEAR ROUND
After breakfast, leave Évora or Lisbon towards southern Alentejo and stop to stroll around Alvito, a lovely pretty walled village with a castle, now transformed in a pousada. The etymology of the word Alvito refers us to Olivetto, whose literal translation of this derivation from Latin, to the Portuguese of today, would be Olival (olive grove). This is easily proven by the countless millennial olive trees that are found in the county. But Alvito played an important role in the Portuguese history; it was the first Portuguese town in being conquered from the moors. Conquered by the Portuguese in 1234, the village of Alvito is donated to D. Estêvão Anes in 1251, chancellor of the kingdom, by D. Afonso III and by the Pestanas of Évora. From this date, mainly through the action of the chancellor, it is carried out to repopulate, becoming Alvito a town with considerable dimensions for the time a quite wealthy.
WINES FROM LOWER ALENTEJO
After the relaxed tour, head to a lovely winery (Herdade do Rocim) in the Lower Alentejo, with a size of 120 hectares, 70 of which are vineyards and 10 of olive trees. Enjoy a great visit, breathe the slow approach and sustainable project and enjoy a superb wine tasting before lunch.
After lunch, we’ll take you to your “dream home” for the next two days.Lunch
Herdade de Maladinha Nova Country House & Spa
SECOND ALENTEJO WINES IMMERSION
Wake up in full calm. Breath deeply. Feel the land. After breakfast, be ready for a winery tour to discover an exuberant and diverse landscape of great Alentejo estates and feel the warmth of the Portuguese. After the winery visit, wine tasting and lunch at the estate.
We suggest a tour of Beja. The first city of the Baixo Alentejo is simple, cozy and not touristy, with a walled center, a nice Medieval castle and strong Roman references, in where all points of interest are easily reachable on foot. Often dismissed as a porr version of Évora, Beja has a certain inferiority complex, although she shouldn't. Its picturesque squares and good food scene invite to make a stop and relax to enjoy the genuine Portuguese essence.
Back to the hotel, you shouldn’t miss a tour of their wine estate, we would arrange it before dinner.Breakfast
Herdade de Maladinha Nova Country House & Spa
THE ENCHANTING FARMHOUSE
After breakfast, your driver will take you in the middle of the Alentejo Coast, halfway between the countryside and the ocean, to your new “home” where simplicity reigns. Doing nothing is the greatest luxury. As you discover the surroundings, you will want to stay and stop the time.
Relax, time is yours today and you might want to swim - indoor or outdoor, you decide -, take a massage appointment, saddle up for a scenic horseback ride, picking vegetable from the vegetable garden or quad riding, or why not a mindful private yoga lesson or a culinary workshop. Welcome to the rural paradise.Breakfast
COSTA VICENTINA WINES
After a rewarding breakfast, you’ll visit some vineyards by the Atlantic, a lovely wine project. These vineyards can be found in Brejão, where Alentejo’s high temperatures are attenuated by the ocean, the typical concentration of an inland viticulture being balanced by the sea freshness and moisture, leading to an optimal maturation. Take a detour to Azenha do Mar to clearly understand the terroir. Back to the winery, enjoy a wine tasting of the full range. Time for lunch, we’ll take you to some of the coastal towns for a seafood rustic meal.
Back to the hotel, free afternoon-evening to satisfy your mindfulness.Breakfast
On your way North we want to contribute to long-lasting memories and a séjour in Comporta looks the greatest spot for a last stop. There is an area bathed by the cold Atlantic waters that has seen the birth of a wines subregion, from Grândola to Zambujeira a few wineries have realized the dream of making signature wines. Today we’ll take you to a new family adega, where 5 microclimates and 12 different soils have been identified among the 23 ha of vines from 8 to 50 years old. After the private visit and wine tasting, it’s time for lunch.
Might you want a signature cuisine style, we have the spot, if you prefer a beach club casual style, we’ll make it happen.
COMPORTA, WHERE LUXURY AND SIMPLICITY MEET
After lunch we will drive you to your last dream hotel. Not only Comporta has three of the most beautiful white sandy beaches: Praia da Comporta, Praia da Torre e a Praia de Troia-Mar and leisure options are endless: sailing, horse riding, birdwatching, surf or dolphin watching and the Sado Estuary is there to be explored too. But in your
After lunch, time for check-in and relax.Breakfast
Comporta Sustainable Chic Hotel (to choose)
Refuge of artists, many compare Comporta to Saint-Tropez in the 50’s. There are no bustling beach clubs or huge resorts. Restaurants don’t offer shows. On this side of paradise less is more. So today you can decide to take a walk through the rice fields, over the stunning white sand dunes, only to discover a deserted beach; let Comporta's stretch of 60km of beaches be the perfect scenario for you to reconnect with nature and yourself.
… OR CULTURAL EXPLORATION
But your spirit might be avid of new cultural explorations. In the latter case we can propose you to visit Alcácer do Sal just half an hour northern. although it may not seem like it, it is one of the oldest towns in Europe, founded by the Phoenician and standing since 1000 BC. Currently it has a beautiful iron bridge, a good handful of interesting buildings, alleys to get lost and of course an appealing food scene.
Or you might opt for Santiago do Cacém, this time southern. The historic city is one of those little treasures worth discovering. Built on top of a hill, the castle of Arab origin dominates, and was disputed by the Christians in times of the Reconquest. Northern on another small promontory we find the ancient Roman ruins of Miróbriga. It may be charming to visit the pasture where the Black Pig gin distillery is located, a brand in honor of the magnificent specimens of black Iberian pig raised in freedom.
With several international awards, it is the only distillery in the world that makes its own alcohol, and in addition to gin they produce rum and strawberry tree liquor. More than a brand, it is a declaration of principles to promote the identity of a region through its products.
Transfer back to your oasis of peace for your last evening.Breakfast
Comporta Sustainable Chic Hotel (to choose)
END OF JOURNEY
Today, private transfer to Lisbon airport, or to your next destination in case you decide to extend your trip.Breakfast
The final details of every tour will be tailor-made to your schedule, party details, objectives and travel personality. Wine tastings are always personalized to satisfy your curiosity.
All our tours are quoted individually.
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Why you shouldn’t miss this program.
Price & Booking Terms
- Every journey is tailor-made to your trip dates.
- 6-Night accommodation
- Meals as stated
- 3 Exclusive winery visits in DOC Alentejo
- Private host throughout
- Private Mercedes chauffeured transport throughout
- Restaurants bookings
- Airport/city private transfers
- All taxes
- International flights
- Personal purchases and expenses
- Travel insurance
We make every stay unique, where every detail counts. Therefore, we treat every request individually and we will present a curated selection of the properties that better suit your personality.
Every trip is quoted individually.
*Prices are in Euros
- At the time of reservation: 40% of journey cost per person
- 45 days before departure: Balance due
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- Payment method: Bank transfer or major credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Mastercard)
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Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized.
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The trip was amazing in all aspects. We were really impressed with everything. The hotel choices were wonderful, the locations were perfect, the guides were terrific and very knowledgeable. Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized. Thank you so much for arranging special tastings for us. It was absolutely incredible. Everyone we met were so kind and welcoming. We are Sherry wine fans for life!!
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Thank you so much for this helpful list! Gary and I are still talking about what a great time we had on the trip to Spain and how much we enjoyed meeting you, Fernando and Felix. You did an amazing job and we so appreciated seeing Spain's beautiful cities, historical treasures and of course the wonderful food, wine and people!
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We had a winderful time particularly thanks to your superb arrangements. We will return! Arrivederci Marco
All the private excursions that she arranged were excellent. At some point during every tour our guide received a message from our agent checking in on how everything was going. We felt very well taken care of during our honeymoon and very thankful for all the assistance Valeska provided in making this dream vacation come true.