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Portugal ~ Alluring Alentejo

Be captivated by Portugal’s best-kept secret, the beautiful Alentejo region, that boasts sweeping landscapes of cork forests and whitewashed villages and a first-rate reputation for stellar cuisine and wines.

Portugal ~ Alluring Alentejo

Be captivated by Portugal’s best-kept secret, the beautiful Alentejo region, that boasts sweeping landscapes of cork forests and whitewashed villages and a first-rate reputation for stellar cuisine and wines.

Highlights

  • Take in the gleaming splendor of Vila Viçosa and Borba, two of Alentejo’s marble towns, where the local marble adorns façades, fountains, benches, and doorways
  • In Évora, Chef Sofia cordially welcomes you to her 18th-century home for a hands-on cooking session covering authentic ingredients, techniques, and cultural insights
  • Travel to Herdade do Esporão to taste delicious olive oils and enjoy a relaxing lunch with wine then stop in São Pedro and visit a pottery studio to watch the artisans craft colorful pieces
  • In Lisbon, go inside Jerónimo’s Monastery to see the exquisite church and cloisters ornamented in the Manueline style, and marvel at the imposing Tower of Belém over the Tagus River
This is an exclusive U-M departure operated by AHI.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Lisbon, Portugal
Day 2: Lisbon | Vila Viçosa
Day 3: Vila Viçosa | Borba
Day 4: Évora
Day 5: Monsaraz | São Pedro do Corval
Day 6: Mérida, Spain | Olivenza | Vila Viçosa, Portugal
Day 7: Estremoz | Elvas
Day 8: Lisbon
Day 9: Depart for U.S.

Host

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Carol Hutchins

Currently Special Advisor to the Athletic Director and Former Head Softball Coach

Fun fact

38 years as Head Softball Coach at Michigan, thewinningest coach in Michigan Athletics history, and in NCAA Softball.

U-M Role

Athletics, Student Athlete Support, Coaches Support

Trip Experience

Everything. I have friends who said Lisbon is their FAVORITE city in the world, and it is an exciting opportunity to see that part of the world

Available to Book
Sept. 29–Oct. 7, 2024

Starting price

$3,695
*No single supplement

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

Portugal

Activity Level

Medium
Sept. 29–Oct. 7, 2024

Starting price

$3,695

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

Portugal

Activity Level

Medium
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