A full-day private tour to the heart of Southern Portugal.
Join me on this tour and cross the Tagus river, driving along the plains of the Alentejo region. We'll pass through immense cork tree forests, olive trees and vineyards.
Then, discover Évora, the heart of Southern Portugal. Get ready to travel in time through the stories that this amazing city has to tell. During one period of our History, the Royals actually spent more time in Évora than anywhere else in Portugal, making it a thriving center of Arts and Culture. There's a beautifully preserved Roman temple, a chapel completely decorated with bones, walls encircling the whole city and the old courthouse of the Inquisition. Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Christians and Jews. Throughout the centuries, all together contributed to make Évora what it is today: a young city looking to the future, but proud of its past, traditions and incomparable monumental heritage.
On our way back, stop in a cork tree wood, to admire the cromlech of the Almendres, a pre-historical megalithic monument, surrounded by myth and mystery.
Departure by car from your hotel, pier or airport, depending on your wishes, and we cross the Tagus river, driving towards Évora. The trip takes around 1 hour and half, but you won't regret any spent minute, for the sights are beautiful: a scenic plain, full of Cork trees, vineyards and bucolic rural houses.
Arriving to Évora, the best way to get around is walking. Visit of the city and its most important sights: Giraldo square, St. Francis church, Portas de Moura square, Roman temple, Bones chapel and Cathedral (for both these monuments, there's an entrance fee- interior visit is optional).
Enjoy some time to get acquainted with the local handcrafts and also to have lunch, where you'll be able to taste the rich gastronomy from the Alentejo region.
On our way back, immerse yourself into this region's beautiful countryside as we stop to admire the megalithic complex of the Almendres.
Return by the end of the day and drop-off where it suits you better.
I can customize this tour, if you wish.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up wherever it suits you better: whether at your hotel, cruise ship terminal, airport, etc.
End location: Also here I'm completely flexible. Upon our return to Lisbon, I will drop you where you prefer: at your hotel, cruise ship terminal, or even at a local restaurant.
Duration: 8 hours
Traffic may affect the tour duration.
On this tour, we'll use a comfortable and clean 7-seater minivan (Volkswagen Sharan), with A/C. If you are 7 or 8 people, upon request, I can arrange a van for some additional cost. Please message me then to get Customized Tour link and appropriate price.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euro - An average meal in Portugal costs around 20 euros;
15 euros for personal expenses which can include entrance fees in some monuments. E.g.- Cathedral and its cloister- €2,50; Bones chapel- €4,00. (reductions are applied for students, people over 65 and under 18).
I have no restrictions. As a licensed national tour guide, I can guide you anywhere in Portugal.
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Felipe is as wonderful guide. We recommend him highly! He's charming, full of information and stories, energetic, and thoughtful. Our day with him in Evora and the surrounding area was a highlight of our trip.