Discovering Monsaraz: the Most Romantic of the Portuguese medieval villages!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

568251


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

A full day private tour among history, heritage and culture, arts and crafts and the incredible wines of the Alentejo region


After leaving from Évora, first stop will be São Pedro do Corval, a small and typical village, considered the largest potter's center in Portugal, with more than two dozen potteries in operation, to see and admire live the clay to be shaped by the experienced hands of a master potter.

With Monsaraz in sight, it's time to admire the "Xerez" cromlech, a prehistoric monument and one of the oldest vestiges of human presence in this area, erected between the beginning of the 4th and middle of 3rd Millennium BC, related to sacred rituals. Time to experience the romantic atmosphere of Monsaraz, walking through its narrow streets of slate: a walled and medieval village, where the castle still stands proud, guarding the Alentejo landscape, from where we now admire the immensity of the largest lake in Europe - the "Alqueva" lake.

After lunch, we will visit one of the best wineries in the region: some recovered ancient Roman techniques to produce wines in clay amphorae. Of course we will enjoy a great wine tasting.

Itinerary

- Évora
- Vendinha
- Reguengos de Monsaraz
- São Pedro do Corval
- Monsaraz
- Évora

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

This tour may vary from 6 to 8 hours, depending on the time for lunch.

Transportation

7 seat Volkswagen Sharan van: modern, clean, very comfortable and spacious, excellent look, with independent automatic air conditioning, panoramic sunroof and tinted glass.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: - Tickets for a guided visit to a winery, with wine tasting.
- Visit to a traditional pottery to observe the master potter working on the potter's wheel.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 € - It will depend on the selected type of restaurant to have lunch.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

No restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jorg was a friendly and very knowlegable guide who made our trip both pleasurable and informative. We had a wonderful day exploring and learning.
John Parker

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    568251


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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