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Evora and Megalithic Circuit 10 Hour Private Tour

1. Evora and Megalithic Circuit 10 Hour Private Tour

You will travel south from Lisbon crossing the 25 de Abril bridge, and the landscape will begin to change after getting to the Alentejo region. The olive and cork trees, the immense plains, the golden soil, the blue sky… Alentejo will overflow your senses! Firstly, on the tour, you will visit to the Almendres Cromlech, a testimony of pre-historic Human presence in Alentejo.  Next the city of Évora counts thousands of years of history. You will explore the city highlights and discover its one thousand and one stories. You will appreciate the beauty of this magical city. The city holds a historical centre and is a total surprise. Inhabited since time immemorial, it is still possible to appreciate Roman remains, surrounded by medieval buildings. You will observe the historical centre, the Cathedral and the Bones Chapel. Thereafter, you will visit Monsaraz, a beautiful medieval village at the top of a plateau, where you will be able to see the Alentejo magical plain. Discover the joys of Alentejo, the enchanted region of Portugal! Full itinerary is 10 hours. Hotel Pickup; Almendres Cromlech; Evora: Historic Centre; Evora: Roman Temple; Evora: Cathedral; Evora: Bones Chapel; Lunch: Free Time; Monsaraz; Hotel Drop-off.

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From Lisbon: Alentejo Wine Tour

2. From Lisbon: Alentejo Wine Tour

Discover why Portugal is renowned as one of the world’s best wine-producing countries on a full-day tour of the Alentejo and Setubal Peninsula. Along the way, the guide will give many insights about gastronomy and wines in Portugal. Drive East to the sunbaked plains of Alentejo, a region that stretches from the Spanish border to the Algarve in the south. Upon arrival near Évora, visit a local winery and discover the process behind the production of these wines. Then, put your palate to the test during a 4-wine tasting of reds and whites as well as sampling some local products such as cheese, chouriço (smoked pork sausage), smoked ham and bread. Continue to the 2nd winery in Alentejo, which has a long-standing winemaking tradition and a stellar reputation for producing intense and fruity ruby-colored reds. Venture out into the neatly pruned vines during a guided vineyard tour and learn about the climate and local varietals. Compound your newfound knowledge during another wine tasting session, where a tutor will talk you through the complex flavors of each style. Have lunch here for a relaxing conclusion to the tour.

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Évora, Arraiolos & Almendres Cromlech

3. From Lisbon: Full-Day Évora, Arraiolos & Almendres Cromlech

Évora is the capital of the Upper Alentejo, an old city surrounded by crenellated walls, where you'll still find alive the remains of Roman presence, Arab culture and Portuguese history spanning across the last 900 years. A royal residence for long periods, Évora still keeps the glamour of the best aristocratic architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries. Tens of monuments can be explored and discovered inside the ancient medieval city featured with twisted alleyways ripped in the urban mesh of whitewashed houses with ocher painted strips. Évora is known as the Portuguese Museum City and was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1986. On this trip, you'll explore monumental Évora on a guided tour where the main monuments will be visited, like the Roman Temple and Bathes, the Gothic Cathedral, the St. Francis Church and its Chapel of Bones, the Giraldo Square, the Mudejar styled Chapel of St. Brás and much more. Walking around the city, you'll feel the history in every corner, square and alleyway. Visit the town of Arraiolos, wind up to its medieval castle and appreciate the traditional handmade embroidered rugs in famous specialized shops. Traveling in the surroundings of Évora, you can admire the beautiful landscape of the Alentejo region featured with plains, cork tree forests, olive tree groves, whitewashed houses and the bluer blue sky of Portugal. The tour begins at 08:45 and finishes about 9 hours later at your hotel.

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Lisbon: Private Evora Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Lisbon: Private Evora Tour with Wine Tasting

Your day begins with a visit to a farmhouse, where you will learn that cork is the bark of the cork oak, a variety of oak. Portugal is responsible for 55% of the world's cork production, which is valued worldwide for decorative cork coatings used for things such as walls and floors. Your tour will then progress to the historical center of Evora, where you will discover the ancient Temple of Diana next to the Evora Cathedral, which was built during the Roman period. Alentejo wine has a unique profile, something that seems impossible to happen in a region of hot and dry climate. This makes it indispensable to add water to the vine, with soils and reliefs a very sunny zone allowing the perfect maturation of the grapes. This is a practically flat region that produces white wines that are generally soft, slightly acidic, and have aromas of tropical fruits. The red wines are full bodied and rich in tannin, with aromas of wild and red fruits. Your tour includes a visit to one of these wineries with a tasting. It is also possible to visit Monsaraz, but you will be forced to cut the wine tour short in order to time to make both. At the conclusion of your day, you will return to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Evora

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Very nice day, interesting tours and delicious wine!

The tour started at 8:45 a.m. and ended at 6:30 p.m. We were picked up on time by our guide Micaela. Already during the trip she told a lot about the area and regional specialties. Her uncomplicated and humorous manner ensured that the group quickly got to know each other and got into conversation. The two wineries that were visited were fundamentally very different, which made the tour really interesting. At the beginning there was a blind tasting and at both tastings regional and local cheeses and ham were served. Lunch took place in a typical restaurant in Évora. You could choose from the menu without restrictions, including coffee and dessert. Those interested in wine learn a lot about local peculiarities and cork cultivation is also discussed. Micaela did a lot to make the trip an entertaining experience!

Two different vineyards but both very interesting and informative.

A really good day out. Our driver/guide was informative, friendly and enthusiastic. There was a real contrast between the two places visited. The first featured an informative and fun wine-tasting session, with plenty of choice and engagement. The second involved less wine but lots of personal insights into natural older-style wine making - plus a walk/talk through the vineyard itself. Enjoyed the whole experience a lot.

Vasco provided individual service based on our interests. Informative, relaxed, flexible,safe & comfortable ride in van we were fortunate with only two of us with guide

Very good wine tour.

This wine tour was an experience that I would absolutely recommend to travellers devoted to wine and wine culture.

Very nice wine tour

We saw two very different wineyards. We learned more about wines and got very good tastings.