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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 & Alentejo Wine Tour Full-Day Private Tour

3. 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.

Lisbon: Private Tour to Évora and Cork Factory

4. 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: Full-Day Private Evora World Heritage Tour

5. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Evora World Heritage Tour

Your tour begins at 08:30 with a pick-up from your hotel/ apartment or cruise ship. This ensures enough time to enjoy your program without any hurry. This private tour is provided  with the objective of showing you the national monuments at Évora, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although there will be time to visit the inside of some selected monuments or attractions, it is never sufficient to visit all of them, so please inform your driver of your preferences and all arrangements will be made in order to fulfill your preferences. This experience is provided for the sole purpose of your enjoyment, so feel free to ask for whatever you need and best efforts will be made to accommodate your request. As this is a private tour, you will have the freedom to rearrange your tour as you see fit. A standard itinerary will follow this form. After the hotel pick-up, you will head directly to the southeast through one of Lisbon's emblematic bridges, driving directly to Évora, approximately a 1.5-hour drive. Once you arrive, visit the Almendres Chromlech, one of the oldest structures of this type on the Iberian Peninsula. Then, walk through the small city center to the main attractions such as the Roman Temple, cathedral, Bones Chapel, and Giraldo's Square (an approximately 1 to 2 kilometer walk to see all the main spots).  Lunch will be in one of the many restaurants in the city center. Afterwards, head to one of the estates in the area, where you can choose to have a tasting of the wines and olive oils produced there. After visiting the estate, head back to your accommodation for an approximately 5:30 PM arrival. If time allows, make a short stop at the Statue of Christ by the south bank of the river close to Lisbon for some of the most beautiful views of the city. Please note that the order of these visits may be altered due to lunch options and/or more favorable visiting hours for the attractions/ monuments.

Lisbon: Évora and Wine Tasting Private Tour

6. 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 to Evora: TESLA Full-Day Private Driving Tour

7. Lisbon to Evora: TESLA Full-Day Private Driving Tour

Travel in a state of the art TESLA from Lisbon to Evora, taking in views of spectacular monuments along the way such as, the Roman Temple, the Chapel of Bones and Church of St. Francisco. Begon in Lisbon and explore Evora and the Alentejo region in the most luxurious, private and most sustainable way. Visit the beautiful medieval city of Évora, the historical center in Alto Alentejo. Visit monuments like, The Cathedral, Roman Temple, Church of St. Francisco and its Chapel of Bones. Experience a vehicle that is totally sustainable and eco-friendly, saving tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Travel with what is considered, the best "Sustainable Tourism" startUp in the world in 2020, for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

From Lisbon: Evora Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Alentejo

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We had so much fun with Nuno on Themis private tour. We learned so much from him. He is a natural storyteller and knows so much about his country. The ending sunset at his favorite place was the cherry on top. Thank you!

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