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"Castelo de Vide: A white, medieval town in Alentejo", the local experience

Towns and villages
Art and culture

Promotion: 20% OFF

100% private experience - You and your friends only

  • 5 hours
  • Up to 4 participants
  • English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • $Free cancellation: up to last 24h

An all-white town with a castle, a chapel and an ancient harbour: Castelo de Vide is a place where the time seems to have stopped and where each stone holds on to legends and stories that only the locals know… Alongside your local guide, discover this spectacular crossroads of Gothic culture, Jewish heritage and Roman history. Enjoy the breath-taking view and just relax in Castelo de Vide…. The memories you will take home are going to be forever!

2 things you will never forget

  • Enjoying a great view from the rooftop of a castle, over a land where the time seems to have stopped
  • Seeing the oldest menhir in the world and learning all about its mysteries

Discover what your amazing day will look like

Let's meet: We will meet in front of the Matriz church gate.

We will first take the time to admire the Matriz Church, and your guide will tell you stories and facts about the place. Afterwards, we will go uphill towards the castle (the perfect place for views and pictures over the town), crossing typical streets within the Gothic medieval neighborhood. Once back in town, we will look at the synagogue and the fountain. You can also ask for some souvenir shopping at the main square. What else :-) ?

Let's have a break, where you can taste the best Belgian hot (or cold, in summer) chocolate, which is surprising in such a lost and remote village like Castelo de Vide.

We will then take the car, visit the menhir of Meada, the oldest in the world and the highest in the Iberian Peninsula. And then we go for a swim to the nearby water reservoir.

We will end with some great food (for lunch or dinner), with a strong local touch

... and this is just the beginning !

Not being in a rush. Leaving space for the unexpected. Enjoy the local vibe and create unforgettable memories.

This is what our experiences are really all about. So start your own Live Story, and let the magic happen!

  • Transport
  • Typical snack
  • Authentic & local meal

Meet Sara, your Local Guide

Picture of Sara Rodriguez Romo

Hi, I'm Sara! I was born in Olivenza, a place that used to be Portuguese but is now Spanish. As they say here, I am a daughter of Spain and a granddau...ghter of Portugal; that's how I feel. I studied philosophy and archaeology. These are not only my passions, but also what the neighbouring provinces of Extremadura and Alentejo and their inhabitants radiate and share with their visitors. I also love to travel, and the best way to do so is to visit my friends all over the world, so that they can show me their REAL country. I believe this is the only way to get to know a place, and that is the person I would like to be for you! I am outgoing, full of energy and definitely a fan of history, mythology and legends. If you add to this a good little drink at the end of the experience, you will remember this moment forever.

The meeting point

Sara will be waiting for you at Igreja Matriz- Santa Maria da Devesa

Address > Praça de Dom Pedro V, 7320-196 Castelo de Vide, Portugal

Other important information


  • Kids-friendly
  • Pregnancy friendly
  • Food allergic friendly
  • Cardiac friendly

Practical information

  • Bring comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Flip flops are not recommended for cobblestones, but if we go to the water reservoir, do not forget them. As well as a swimming suit.
  • It will likely be hot, so please bring some water, wear a hat and have sunscreen.
  • Some places accept credit cards but cash is always recommended just in case.

Cancellation policy

Full refund up to 24h prior to your experience.

If, for any reason, you would like to cancel the Live Story experience you booked on itinari, simply send an email to cancellation@itinari.com. Please do not forget to mention your first name, family name and booking ID in your message (ID can be found in the confirmation emails of your experience). Since money transfers between banks can take some time, please note that the money might take up to 10 days before being available on your bank account.

Any experience due to happen within the next 24h cannot be reimbursed, out of exceptional circumstances such as a medical emergency, a natural disaster or a pandemic that would affect your availability at the chosen date.

Who are our local guides ?

All our Guides are part of a giant network of passionate locals, spread all around the world.

They are all carefully selected True Locals. Local dwellers, or people living in close vicinity, possessing strong local knowledge and acquaintances, and able - thanks to their skills and personality - to transform your unique Live Story into a really unforgettable experience.

They are social, friendly, flexible and trustworthy. But above all, they love to share with others what they love themselves in the first place. With them, be ready to live a local experience like you never did before.

COVID-19 info

At itinari, guaranteeing the safety and good health of our customers, partners and employees (guides, editors, team) is a top priority. So, in accordance with the regulations decided by local authorities at destination, our guides have been trained and are up to date with regard to the enforcement of safety measures and good practices. All this to ensure a safe and memorable Live Story experience. These practices are :

  • Social distancing
  • Hand sanitation prior and potentially during the experience
  • Wearing masks in all the places where social distancing can not be practiced
  • Optional usage of plastic gloves

    Gloves are not mandatory, but strongly recommended should the experience require a lot of manual interactions with your guide or local individuals.

Missing your mask? No more gel?

Try to bring your own mask and hand sanitizer before coming to your experience. Still, if needed, your guide can provide you with some if needed.

The itinari guarantee

No bad surprises

You already know the story since you've read it. Yours will be even more memorable and unique.

Truly local

Our guides are chosen for their local knowledge and anchorage. Which they are happy to share with you.

Experience more

Do not stick to your average tour. Live a real local behind-the-scenes adventure. To be remembered forever.

Sara Rodriguez Romo

"Castelo de Vide: A white, medieval town ..."

with your exclusive local guide Sara

€38 per p.

(€48) 20% OFF

100% satisfied. Or 100% refunded !