Starting in Lisbon and finishing in Faro, this s 10-day guided ded tour travels through the best st of Portugal’s ruralral interior. Staying g at a variety of ancient pousadas, as, you will delve into nto medieval whitewashed ewashed towns such as Estremoz, dominated ominated by its 13thcentury marble keep;k A Arraiolos,il where rugs have been woven for more than 800 years; the palaces of elegant Vila Vicosa; and the pictureperfect walled hamlet of Marvao, 2,828ft high on an escarpment facing Spain. In between the towns, the sun-baked plains of the countryside studded with olive trees and stork’s nests reveal Portugal at its authentic best. ● From £1,279 including accommodation, flights, transfers, guided tours, breakfasts and nine dinners. Departures between June 2017 and November 2018. Titan Travel (0808 301 4918; titantravel.co.uk).