Take a step back in time in the tranquil Alentejo region of Portugal, which spans the width of the country east from Lisbon and stretches as far as the Algarve to the south. Drop down a gear and enjoy the natural beauty of oak forests, wildflower meadows and dramatic coastlines at your own pace - Alentejo is an excellent area for self-drive exploration.

This vast region is dotted with medieval cities and whitewashed villages which are presided over by castles and monasteries, many of which are now luxury hotels, or pousadas, allowing you to experience the history and landscapes of the area in style. Don’t miss the UNESCO World Heritage city of Evora, with its beautifully-preserved Roman temple.

Experience authentic Portuguese rural life with a stay on a working farm, then head to the unspoilt coast to unwind on pristine, untouched beaches. Keen hikers can enjoy ambling along the Rota Vicentina, drinking in the views of the Atlantic waves crashing against the cliffs. The Alentejo is also a gastronomic haven, thanks to its abundance of fresh seafood and local breads, meats, cheeses and wines, and has a centuries-old, and still-thriving, arts and crafts scene.

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