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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.

Private Van Tour Evora and Alentejo Wine Tasting

2. Private Van Tour Evora and Alentejo Wine Tasting

Through the plains of the Alentejo, reach the city of Évora. Evora's historic center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the events and history these walls have seen. After walking the medieval streets, take a very pleasant walk through the old town and stop at the most emblematic places: the Bones Chapel, the Church of S. Francisco, the Cathedral and the Roman Temple (the Temple of Diana). This tour has several optional stops, one of them is to visit the Adega da Cartuxa (this must be booked in advance), famous for the Pera Manca red wine, considered one of the best wines in Portugal. Local gastronomy is one of the great attractions of this region. Évora is the ideal place to be introduced to traditional Alentejo food, which features the famous porco preto (black pig), lamb, and locally baked bread.

Évora: Exclusive Cartuxa Wine Lovers Tour

3. Évora: Exclusive Cartuxa Wine Lovers Tour

Your journey begins with a guided tour to the Quinta de Valbom, where you can enjoy the amazing cellars and grounds. You will be enchanted with the beautiful and unique Alentejo landscape, and will finish your visit with an incredible wine tasting of some of the premium wines and spectacular olive oils. After visiting the Cartuxa Winery, you will drive back to Évora. This is a city that has a rich cultural heritage, and its historic center has been distinguished as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Évora you will proceed with a city tour, visiting the estate of the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation. In Páteo de São Miguel you will visit the Collection of Carriages, and the Paço de São Miguel, which is a building with more than 500 years of history. Following this, you will travel to Casas Pintadas, which is a unique example of palatial mural painting from the second half of the 16th century. During this city tour there is also the possibility to make a reservation for lunch at Enoteca Cartuxa. There you will be able to surprise yourself by discovering the perfect harmony between the wines of the Cartuxa Winery and the famous traditional regional cuisine, interpreted and reinvented in a modern way. Your city tour will eventually end with an exclusive and fantastic visit to Monte dos Pinheiros. There you will experience the vineyards where the Pêra-Manca grapes grow, and can relax while admiring this fascinating landscape of the city of Evora. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return your car to its point of origin.

Evora: Self-Guided City Tour by E-Car with GPS Guide

4. Evora: Self-Guided City Tour by E-Car with GPS Guide

Take control of your route on this 1-hour city tour experience with an easy to drive and fun electric vehicle. This little and amazing car is packed with a GPS guide, free Wi-Fi, and a live camera that allows you to share your experience via social media. Drive through the narrow streets of Evora and meet nice locals who are always ready to help. Visit the famous Roman Temple, the University of Evora, or the Chapel of Bones and see for yourself how much fun you can you get from this city tour in this historic and millennial city. If you prefer, you can set predefined points of interest for you to visit in this 1-hour city tour, such as the bohemian Giraldo Square or the Medieval Fence. Just let yourself go and get lost in the city. Experience the people, the buildings, and everything that Evora has to offer.

Évora: 4-Hour Self-Drive Tour to Megalithic Monuments

5. Évora: 4-Hour Self-Drive Tour to Megalithic Monuments

Take a drive through Évora’s countryside in your own Ranault Twizy electric car on a self-guided tour. Feel the mysticism that surrounds the region as you explore prehistoric monuments dating back 10,000 years.   Your tour begins with a presentation of your easy-to-drive and fully automatic electric vehicle. Learn about the car’s available technology, including the GPS tour guide, free Wi-Fi, and a live camera to record your tour or share your experience. Then you are ready to set off on a 4-hour adventure to discover dolmen, cromlech, and menhir megalithic monuments that will give you a glimpse into the prehistoric past. Venture down country roads to the village of Guadalupe where nearby you’ll find the Almendres Menhir and Almendres Cromlech. Witness firsthand the long-lasting testament of culture and rituals left behind by the region’s ancient inhabitants.   Your next stop is the Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro, considered one of the largest dolmens in the Iberian Peninsula. In addition to fascinating megaliths, find the ruins of the medieval Castle of Geraldo near the village of Valverde, and finish your tour with a visit to the Roman Villa of Tourega before heading back to Évora.

Evora: 4-Hour Self-Guided Electric Car Historic Tour w/ GPS

6. Evora: 4-Hour Self-Guided Electric Car Historic Tour w/ GPS

Explore the ancient city of Evora at your own pace and create your own unique experience at the wheel of an electronic Renault Twizy. Choose to follow a recommended route that takes in several city highlights or simply drive around, stopping where you like. After a quick safety briefing, pass through the Door of Raimundo and drive inside the city walls. Stop to admire the architecture and labyrinthic roads before heading to a nearby park to see the Fake Ruins, constructed using several decayed monuments of the city and spot the famous Evora peacock if you're lucky. Next, head to Giraldo Square, the main meeting point in the city. Discover marvelous cafes and 16th-century buildings overlooking the square. You can also visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Sé Cathedral of Évora. Enter the building to marvel at a fragment of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. Just In front of the cathedral, learn more about the city's Roman past at the Roman Temple.  Later, travel back to contemporary times and take a break to taste the famous Pão de Rala in the city's most famous pastry shop. Afterward, escape the crowds and head to the Alto of São Bento, one of the highest points in the city. From here, admire panoramic views of all of Evora for an incredible end to the perfect day in Evora.

Lisbon: Évora and Wine Tasting Private Tour

7. Lisbon: Évora and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Relax and enjoy the safety of a private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and travel from Lisbon to Évora in a comfortable vehicle. Go back in time and find out what gave the city the UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit the Roman Temple, the Evora Cathedral and Giraldo Square. Also, discover the São Francisco Church that houses the chilling Chapel of Bones. Enjoy free time for lunch. Then, visit the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation (Adega Cartuxa) to take a guided tour to the winery and have a wine tasting. Alentejo is one of the most extensive regions in the south of Portugal recognized for the production of large, ripe, and fruity red wines.

Lisbon: Private Tour to Évora and Cork Factory

8. Lisbon: Private Tour to Évora and Cork Factory

Take advantage of a convenient pick-up at your hotel and hit the road to Évora from Lisbon. Enjoy a flexible itinerary that can be tailored to your needs as you explore the local sights. Visit the Cortiçarte, a cork factory, and learn about the process of stripping and transforming cork. See the Roman Temple, known as the Tempo Diana, and explore one of the symbols of the Roman occupation of Portugal. See the medieval Cathedral of Évora, built on the foundations of a Muslim mosque. Stand at Giraldo Square, a site of religious public penance during the Inquisition. Discover São Francisco Church, built in the 15th and 16th centuries to replace an earlier Gothic temple. Marvel at one of the more macabre local sights, The Chapel of Bones.

From Lisbon: Evora Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting

9. From Lisbon: Evora Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, transfer by private vehicle to Evora. Admire the Tagus River Bay while crossing the Ponte Vasco da Gama (17 km long), one of the longest bridges in Europe. After a walk in the city, visit São Francisco church and the famous Chapel of Bones, Capela dos Ossos. The bones from the overflowing graveyards were used as part of the decoration of this small creepy chapel. Even the inscription on the entrance is ghoulish: "We bones await yours". Afterwards, go to the Praca do Giraldo, the main central square of Evora. During the day, open-air cafes, serve coffee and excellent food to the tourists who visit Evora. Another important attraction in Evora, are the Cork trees. Cisit Catedral Se, built between the 13th and 14th centuries, and one of the most important medieval cathedrals in the country, inspired by the Romanesque Cathedral in Lisbon. Later visit most famous tourist site of Evora, the Roman Temple. The temple regarded as the best-preserved roman structure on the Iberian Peninsula.  After lunch, enjoy a wine degustation with cheese and olives from this region before returning to Lisbon, by the Vasco da Gama Bridge, longest bridge in Europe. Enjoy the great view over the beautiful city of Lisbon.

Évora & Alentejo Wine Tour Full-Day Private Tour

10. Évora & Alentejo Wine Tour Full-Day Private Tour

Explore the cultural tapestry of Évora, capital of the province of Alentejo, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passing through a rustic landscape of olive and cork trees, journey 81 miles (130 km) south of Lisbon to reach the outer vineyards of this well-preserved treasure. Walk through the whitewashed Old Town to visit Évora's most famous landmark, the Roman Temple. Its large Corinthian columns date back to the first century, the era of Emperor Augustus. Another breathtaking stop will be the Cathedral of Évora, one of the most important Gothic monuments in Portugal. Then head to Saint Francis Church with the "Bones Chapel", or Capela dos Ossos, which is completely decorated with human bones. Don't miss the University of Évora, a former Jesuit college built by Cardinal-King Henrique in 1559. Afterwards, stroll through Évora market to admire the colorful and tasty ingredients used to create some of the Portugal's most marvelous dishes. In the afternoon, head to the Herdade do Esporão (near Reguengos de Monsaraz) to visit an important wine cellars in Portugal.


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What people are saying about Evora

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!

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.

Great experience riding the electric car and see the megaliths. Francisco was very reassuring.

Very nice wine tour

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