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Évora: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. Évora: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience with this gamified walking tour of Évora. Learn about the local history of the city and enjoy its most charming spots on this self-guided walk. Solve riddles specific to your surroundings throughout this experience. Get creative and use your imagination to uncover the secrets of Évora. Begin your adventure at the Roman Temple of Évora. Discover the architectural link between Evora’s aqueduct and one of Lisbon’s famous landmarks. Unearth the original name of Roman ruins. Find out which figures the locals call “the children of Graça.” All while exploring the city’s cobbled streets away from the crowds. End your walk near a lovely spot for drinks. This playful walk across Évora sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful, and often hidden, details around you. This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, and visitors.

Évora and Arraiolos - 8 Hour Private Tour

2. Évora and Arraiolos - 8 Hour Private Tour

The ruins of the Temple of Diana are a good example of the Roman presence in Évora , while the cathedral is from medieval times. The historic city center is surrounded by walls built in the 17th century. Back in Lisbon you'll pass the Alentejo village of Arraiolos, located about 20 km northwest of Evora. The highlight is the 14th century castle and the marvellous San Francisco Church, a Gothic monument with staggering Baroque inner decoration (re-built in the 19th century). You must also take some time to visit the famous Arraiolos carpets which have been woven since the 13th century, and are embroidered in wool on a jute fabric, cotton or linen. Another glorious aspect of the tour is the visit to one of the best wineries in Portugal, and the subsequent wine tasting of course.

Évora: City Highlights Private Half-Day Walking Tour

3. Évora: City Highlights Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Join your guide as you explore the historical treasures of Evora which have survived for centuries. See the cathedral, one of Evora's top attractions, built between 1186 and 1204. Discover the Roman Temple, one of the best preserved Roman monuments on the Iberian Peninsula. Explore the Praca do Giraldo, the town's lively main square, and visit the historical university founded in 1559. See St. Francis Church with its Bone Chapel, the local market, and Portugal's famous cork products, such as bags, shoes, and wallets.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Marvão & Roman Ammaia

4. From Lisbon: Full-Day Private Marvão & Roman Ammaia

Your tour begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel. This ensures enough time to enjoy your day without any hurry. This private tour is provided mainly with the objective of showing Marvão, Castelo de Vide, and the Roman ruins of Ammaia, nevertheless, this itinerary can be changed to best suit your preferences. Upon meeting your driver, start heading northeast, directly to the upper Alentejo region. There, you will start the tour by visiting Castelo de Vide, a small, yet picturesque town where you can visit the main castle. If time allows, shop for local handicrafts in the markets with other residents. Afterwards, make your way to the medieval village of Marvão, that resides on the top of the São Mamede Mountain. Here, you will take a walk through the medieval streets and visit the castle and the most important locations of the village. After lunch, proceed down to visit the remains of the Roman city of Ammaia and its museum. Then, pay a visit to Niza, home of one of the most exquisite and singular cheeses of Portugal. Just before you begin your return to Lisbon, you will pass by the beautiful and natural landscape of Vila Velha de Ródão. There, the river Tagus passes through the carved mountains in a place known as Portas de Ródão. Return to your accommodations by 6:30 PM to end the day.

Lisbon: Private Evora Tour with Wine Tasting

5. 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.

Sepharad: Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, and Valência

6. Sepharad: Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, and Valência

Alentejo, the Portuguese golden region, where the immense plain meets white villages and ancestral houses, guards the legacy of the region's historic Jewish community. You will walk through villages of unique beauty, where for a long time the harmony of the promised Sepharad reigned. You will travel through history and walk on the same paths in which thousands of people, who had their lives destroyed by intolerance and violence, once walked for survival. Learn about crypto-Judaism, a well-kept Portuguese secret guarded for five centuries. Your first stop will be in Spain at Valência d’Alcântara, an important medieval village with a big Jewish community. Then, you depart towards Portugal to visit Portagem. Head to Marvão, a charming white medieval village surrounded by stunning landscapes and hear stories about the Portuguese Jews. The last stop will be at Castelo de Vide.

From Faro: 8-Day Tour of Portugal

7. From Faro: 8-Day Tour of Portugal

Experience the diversity of Portugal on this 8-day roundtrip from Faro. Your program: Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival in Faro You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish. For example, you can enjoy a stroll through Faro and explore the city or try local cuisine at a restaurant. Day 2 (Thursday): Faro – Lisbon Your journey begins on Thursday as you head to your first destination: Lisbon. Drive through the mountain range in the Algarve and the plains of Alentejo to the bridge over the Tagus River. From there you can admire the magnificent view over Lisbon. Upon arrival in Lisbon you will enjoy a panoramic tour through the historic part of the city and Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon. Here you will visit the Jerónimos Monastery, famous for one of the most valuable cloisters in the world and a monument to the heyday of Portuguese history. Afterwards you will drive to Belém Tower, the landmark of the city on the Tagus River, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries. This was built in 1960 in memory of the Age of Discovery. Here you can see more than 30 statues in honor of the Portuguese navigators as well as the world map and the marble Compass Rose, a gift from the Republic of South Africa. Day 3 (Friday): Lisbon – Coimbra You will leave the capital city and drive to the quaint town of Óbidos, also known as the “Town of Queens”. Here you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town. The journey then continues on to the traditional fishing town of Nazaré, where you will visit the famous Monastery of Batalha. Continue on to Fátima, the largest place of pilgrimage in Portugal, which attracts 4 to 6 million pilgrims every year. The final stop on this busy day is Coimbra. Day 4 (Saturday): Coimbra – Porto In the historical university city of Coimbra you will visit the Baroque library, the center of the traditional university, with approximately 300,000 books and prints. Another must is St Michael's Chapel at the oldest university in Portugal, which was founded in 1291. Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, is your next destination. After a scenic drive through the city to the cathedral you will see the magnificent Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) and visit a port winery to sample port wine. Day 5 (Sunday): Porto – Guarda Say goodbye to Porto and continue north to the green province of Minho. You will first stop at the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães, where you can explore the wonderful old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on through the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley to the heart of the Port wine region of Régua. A short stop in the historical town of Lamego gives you the chance to admire the pilgrimage church Senhora dos Remédios with its monumental staircase. You will then head through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of inland Portugal to reach Guarda, at approximately 1,000 meters above sea level. Day 6 (Monday): Guarda – Évora Today’s destination is the unspoiled landscape of the province of Alentejo. Stroll through the beautiful town of Castelo de Vide and visit the medieval synagogue. Afterwards you will drive to the town of Estremoz, the marble capital of Portugal, where you can see many marble quarries. Day 7 (Tuesday): Évora – Faro Explore the city of Évora by foot and see the Roman Temple of Diana, the cathedral, Praça do Giraldo, and the Church of St. Francis with the famous Chapel of Bones. You will then have free time to explore the city as you wish. Afterwards you will journey back to Faro, with a stop along the way in Beja, where you can visit the castle. Day 8 (Wednesday): Departure from Faro Return to the airport in Faro.

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