Sprawling across southern Portugal from the Spanish border to the Atlantic coast, the Alentejo wine region is famous for its smooth reds, which are sipped all over Lisbon. Here's how to visit this wine destination on a day trip from the capital.
- Sample some of Portugal's most celebrated reds and table wines.
- Explore the architecture and Roman ruins of Évora, the capital of Alentejo.
- Taste local olive oil and learn how cork is produced.
- Tour the countryside on horseback along the Lucefecit River.
- Day trips from Lisbon last upwards of eight hours for a full-day experience.
Often limited to fewer than 10 people, small-group tours offer a budget-friendly way to explore this renowned wine region while still enjoying an intimate experience. With your guide, venture east from Lisbon for a day of sightseeing and wine sampling—depending on the tour you choose, you might taste some Portuguese olive oil, feast on a two-course lunch, or visit the Cathedral of Évora, Almendres Cromlech, or the Chapel of Bones.
Perfect for families or friend groups, private tours include personal attention from your guide while visiting the monuments of Évora, sipping on Alentejo wines and olive oils, and touring Portugal's oldest pottery factory. Ask as many questions as you want, and enjoy a flexible itinerary.