Spend a day in the Alentejo region and discover the wonders of Évora and its surroundings on a private tour. An authentic museum-city that has maintained its old walls nearly untouched, Évora is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its buildings are historical and it has streets where you can stroll quietly. You will also enjoy a glass of wine at a local winery and visit a cork factory. The historical richness of Évora and its surroundings fascinates more and more people and our guides will tell you all the details.
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’.
Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according your preferences and tour length.
Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.
Our guide/driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historic context. Since our guide is also the driver, and in order to provide you great tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments. Find out why.
Constructed in 1966, it’s the link between Lisbon and Almada, crossing the Tagus estuary at its narrowest point.
Considered the capital of Alentejo and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1986. This historical city has inherited a large cultural heritage preserved over time. It has medieval streets, exuberant palaces, monasteries and churches, many places to taste the traditional cuisine and Alentejo wines. Évora has the charm of an old city.
The Convent of St. Francis in Évora was founded in the 12th century being the first house of the Franciscan Order in Portugal. The Church of the convent was remodeled at the end of the 15th century becoming an example of Gothic-Manueline architecture.
Built in the 17th century by three Franciscan friars in order to send the message of the transience and fragility of human life. At the entrance you can read the famous warning: “We the bones that are here for yours await”. The walls and the eight pillars of the church are covered with about 5,000 human skulls and countless bones from the city’s cemeteries.
The Roman Temple of Évora was built in the early 1st century and is located in the historic city center. Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1986, is one of the most famous landmarks of the city.
Better known as Sé de Évora, it’s the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Its construction began in 1186 and marks the transition from the Romanesque style to the Gothic style.
Get to know more about the wine production with a guided tour in a local winery. You’ll learn more about the daily life of a winery and at the end have a wine tasting with local ‘tapas’ such as cheese, sausage, olives and bread.
Cork is a plant material, 100% natural, from the bark of the cork oak. It can be extracted every 9 years and has several uses such as floor coverings, musical instruments, decoration and clothing. Considered the most important industry in Portugal, with an area of 730 thousand hectares of cork oak, it is responsible for more than 50% of the world cork production.
It’s the longest bridge in Portugal and Europe and one of the largest in the world. It has a total length of 17,345 meters, of which 12,000 meters are on the waters of the Tagus Estuary. It is also one of the highest structures in Portugal, with 155 meters of height.
It’s an Alentejo small village widely known for its handmade pottery, known as the Capital of Pottery.
Medieval village conquered by the Moors in the 12th century. It played, over the years, a very important role in monitoring the Guadiana River and the border with Spain. The beauty and state of conservation of the village of Monsaraz are impressive, making it a museum village, unique in the region. From the top of the castle walls, built by D. Dinis, in the 14th century and classified as National Monument, we can see the whole village with houses painted white and slate roofs and the Alqueva dam.
The Alqueva reservoir was inaugurated in 2002. It’s the largest in Western Europe and is located on the Guadiana River, near the border with Spain.
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