World Heritage, wines & history

Bespoke Heritage Tour in Evora, Portugal

Guided tour through the Alentejo wine region, Évora and a unique dark sky experience in the countryside

Theme
Exclusive Experiences
Duration
Full day
Groups
No

Evora is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

The city of Évora is marked by the historic square in the Praça do Geraldo, where King Duarte constructed the Estaus Palace. The square is marked by the Henriquina fountain, dating to 1570, that includes eight jets symbolizing the eight streets that lead to the square. At the northern end of the square is the Church of Saint Andrew built by Manuel Pires, in the 16th century.

Start the day with a walking tour of Evora's historic World Heritage center with a local history professor that will educate guests on the town’s rich and mysterious history, culminating with a visit to the Bones Chapel, singular in Europe.

This tour then progresses with a transfer to a famous wine estate for a visit and wine lunch overlooking the vineyards.

In the afternoon, a visit to a boutique wine producer that still stores wines in ancient Amphora clay pots.

In the evening, walk along the countryside with our local history professor and visit the Pre-historic and Megalithic sites of Alentejo until you reach the scenic town of Monsaraz. After dinner, the memorable Dark Sky experience to see the distant stars as never before. Contact us to customize this exclusive wine tour.

Highlights

  • Visit to Évora’s World Heritage city center and monuments
  • Walking tour in the countryside with a local guide, a history Professor, to Megalithic and pre-historic sites in Alentejo
  • A visit and wine lunch at an Alentejo wine estate
  • Visit to a boutique wine producer

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