Hidden Gem – Herdade do Sobroso

Three day wine holiday based at Herdade do Sobroso a luxury boutique hotel in the Alentejo wine region

Hidden gem Herdade do Sobroso

At a glance

Region:Lisbon, Alentejo and the South of Portugal
Type of Tour:
Duration:3 Days
Guide Price:From £552 to £683 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 2 dinners
Number of Winery Visits:1 winery visit with premium wine tasting
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 5
Tour Transport:Self-drive from airport (transfers available on request)
All the activities take place at or close to the Herdade do Sobroso
Dates / Availability:Available mid week and weekends from March 1st to December 20th except during festive seasons (Carnival, Easter and New Year's Eve) and the month of August

Trip Summary

Based at the beautiful Herdade do Sobroso Boutique Wine Resort, in the heart of the Alentejo Wine Region this Hidden Gem wine holiday offers a truly relaxing ‘get away from it all’ experience in a beautiful countryside setting.  The Herdade do Sobroso is a charming luxury hotel where the owners have successfully combined the production of great quality wine and ‘farm to table’ local gastronomy with unrivalled warm hospitality for a relaxing and memorable stay.

The hotel which is surrounded by vineyards, cork and oak forests and abundant olive groves is within driving distance of Lisbon and Faro airports (approximately 2h15 drive) and just under an hour’s drive from Evora and the medieval towns of Mertola and Monsaraz.  For water-based activities the nearby Alqueva lake offers fishing, kayaking and boat rides.  Also available to enjoy in the area are hot air balloon rides, hiking and mountain biking, horse riding, photography safaris and helicopter excursions.

Herdade do Sobroso wine resort
Herdade do Sobroso wine tour in Alentejo

After checking in to your chosen room at the hotel, make the most of your afternoon to either explore the surrounding area or relax at the pool with a glass of wine in hand! This exclusive stay at the Herdade do Sobroso includes a VIP welcome for Grape Escapes guests so you will feel right at home from the moment you arrive.  As part of your wine holiday we have arranged a bike tour through the vineyards, a kayak tour on the Alqueva lake and a wine tour with premium wine tastings.  These activities can be enjoyed on any day of your stay, just let us know your preference!

On the first evening of your stay we have arranged a three course welcome dinner for you at the hotel restaurant which serves a traditional regional menu with a modern twist. Expect to taste dishes such as Wild Duck Rice with Charcuterie, Black pork cheeks with golden potatoes and Dogfish Açorda (bread soup) with poached egg followed by delicious  traditional Portuguese desserts including Sericaia (Portuguese Egg Pudding) and Torta de laranja (Orange Tart). Following your meal why not relax on the terrace with a night cap and savour the peacefulness of your surroundings.

Herdade do Sobroso pool
Hidden Gem Herdade do Sobroso

After a relaxing breakfast on day two you have the choice to do as little or as much as you would like – We have suggested an activity in the morning, maybe cycling through the vineyards or kayaking and then the wine tour in the afternoon but it is entirely up to you.  Lunch at the restaurant today is included or you may prefer to opt for a luxury picnic experience in the vineyards and enjoy lunch at the restaurant to end your trip in style tomorrow. The Herdade do Sobroso also offers a host of other activities for you to enjoy such as hot air ballooning, wildlife photography safaris or a jeep 4×4 safari style tour. Boat rides on the lake are also a popular choice. Please be sure to book all extra activities in advance to avoid disappointment.

Your evening meal at the hotel is included – a truly relaxing way to end your day.

Hot air ballooning wine tour Alentejo
Picnic in the Alentejo 570 x 300

Day three is check out day. After enjoying your breakfast and checking out of your room you can choose to either enjoy one of the included activities (if you haven’t already done so) or head back to the airport or on to your next destination.  Many of our guests choose to combine this short break with a two night stay in Évora, the capital of the Alentejo. Whatever your plans we can guarantee that you will leave Herdade do Sobroso with recharged batteries and fond memories of an exceptional stay.

Hidden Gem Herdade do Sabroso
Hidden gem Alentejo wine tour

Outline Itinerary

Hidden Gem – Herdade do Sobroso Day One

  • Upon arrival at the hotel, VIP reception and check into your chosen room
  • Free afternoon to relax and enjoy your surroundings (or enjoy one of the included activities – Bike tour through the vineyards, Kayak tour or Wine tour with tastings)
  • Three-course welcome dinner at the Hotel restaurant

Hidden Gem – Herdade do Sobroso Day Two

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Choice of Bike Tour through the vineyards followed by lunch or Kayak Tour followed by lunch (if not already taken on day one)
  • Lunch at the restaurant
  • Afternoon wine tour with wine tasting and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the hotel and surrounding area.
  • Evening meal at the hotel

Hidden Gem – Herdade do Sobroso Day Three

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check out from your room
  • Choice of Bike Tour through the vineyards or Kayak Tour (either option not already taken on day one or two is possible)
  • Lunch at your leisure (Picnic or restaurant options are available to book for a supplement)
  • Onward travel at your leisure.
Wine Tour in Alentejo


Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Herdade do Sobroso - AlentejoDouble room4*3 days£552Book Now
Herdade do Sobroso - AlentejoJunior Suite4*3 days£683Book Now

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
Alqueva lake Alentejo wine tour

Really enjoyable - lived up to expectations Smooth & well organised

Claire - Northern Ireland, UK

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