Concrete statues, Belem tower, Lisbon

Southern Portugal

Lisbon, Alentejo, & The Algarve

A trip to southern Portugal is sure to include Lisbon. A cutting-edge city filled with hills, trolleys, the sound of life all around, and petiscos to be eaten. This capital city’s intricate and unique neighborhoods are worth getting to know. Explore the Alfama District full of ancient history and Fado music or Bairro Alto’s lively streets with diverse food, drink, and fun. Get to know Belém district and the Jerónimos Monastery or São Jorge Castle with its iconic views.

From Lisbon, take a day trip to the Sintra coastline where you’ll immerse yourself in the palaces or gardens and wines. Traverse the markets, nearby farm visits, or local wineries to behold top Portuguese exports in their local and most original forms.

Travel east to the Alentejo region, crucial in Portuguese wine and wheat production, to taste the best wines and learn more about agriculture in southern Portugal, especially the famous cork farms.

Head to the Algarve at the end of your trip to relax seaside or explore nature options a bit further. The warm climate and inviting beaches welcome the opportunity to breathe deeply while getting to know the southern coast of Portugal. Of course, a trip to this region would not be complete without getting to know the traditional Fado dancing. Culture enthusiasts will indulge in a memorable itinerary while roving Southern Portugal.