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Évora: Exclusive Cartuxa Wine Lovers Tour

1. 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.

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

2. 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

3. 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.


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What people are saying about Evora

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