In this tour, we will drive through Alentejo, the largest region of Portugal, composed by golden plains dotted with cork oaks and olive trees. First we’ll visit Monsaraz, a walled village with whitewashed houses and cobblestone streets that hang over a hill with a fantastic view for Europe’s largest artificial lake – Alqueva.
Next we’re on our way to Alentejo’s capital, Évora. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is known as the museum city, with its walled historic center, and squares where you can breathe a history of over 2000 years. If you are courageous you can visit one of the most macabre chapels in the world, the Bones Chapel, whose walls are lined with skulls and other human bones. On your return to Lisbon, our tour will pass by the 25th of April suspension bridge which for one of the most spectacular views of Lisbon.
Let us drive you in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with AC and WiFi, and be escorted by one of our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People x 145€: 290€|
|3People x 104€: 312€|
|4People x 83€: 332€|
|5People x 68€: 340€|
|6People x 58€: 348€|
|7People x 53€: 371€|
|8People x 49€: 392€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 8 hours
Place designated by you in accordance with Premiere Tours
We will begin our tour of Evora by crossing the longest bridge in Europe, Vasco da Gama Bridge. The bridge was built in 1998 and inaugurated during Lisbon’s World Fair (Expo 98), and in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama’s voyage and discovery of the ocean route to India from Europe. On our way to Evora we will enjoy the unique landscape of the “Alentejo” province with its extensive cork tree forests and boundless vineyards (the largest wine region in Portugal).
Visit one of the cork factories in the region of Evora, where you can watch and learn the cork making process, from the first to last stages of the final product. Here you can buy cork items at factory outlet prices.
Magical medieval town near the border with Spain. Explore the shale stone streets and alleys and the medieval castle overlooking the largest man made lake in Europe: the Alqueva. Learn about the legacy of the Knights Templar and the Portuguese Jewish sefardists in this jewel of the historic towns of Portugal.
Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evora, fortified by a 17th-century medieval wall, tells us its history through the many monuments, squares and medieval streets we can find here. From the Roman Temple to the Moorish arcades in Giraldo Square and passing by the 12th-century cathedral and the 17th century Bones Chapel, we can reconstruct the past of this city once considered the barnyard of ancient Rome because of its many surrounding wheat fields. Evora was also one of the most important commercial cities during the Moorish rule and later became the capital of the Alentejo province after the Portuguese reconquest.
Optional visit and wine tasting at one of these local wineries: “Adega da Cartuxa”, “Herdade do Esporão” or ” Adega Ervideira”.
“Inaugurated in 1966, the “25 de Abril” Bridge has become a major landmark of the city of Lisbon and a welcome sight for all visitors. The bridge connects the two margins of the Tagus River and it is one of the most imposing suspension bridges in all the world.
The Cristo Rei was inaugurated in 1959 and it’s a national sanctuary. It is a place of pilgrimage and welcomes thousands of pilgrims every year. Due to its privileged location, 600 feet above sear level, the panoramic scenery is one of the most spectacular, overlooking the city of Lisbon. This fact attracts millions of tourists annually.”
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.