Deep Dive into the Calmness of Alentejo and Find the Favorite Palace of the Last Dynasty of the Portuguese Monarchy

Start it up by diving into the must go UNESCO World Heritage City – Évora. Little differences exist between walking in Évora today or some centuries ago. This town has been developing itself without losing its primitive characteristics. Then proceed to Vila Viçosa, known as the town of the White Gold, for its wonderful marble. A charming village where the last dynasty of Portugal owned a beautiful Palace.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy Évora and its roman temple, the Cathedral and Jesuit University
  • Get fascinated by Vila Viçosa’s streets, beautifully ornamented with orange trees
  • Visit the Ducal Palace and Castle

Description:

After leaving Lisbon, we will drive you to Évora taking the countryside roads of Alentejo, for a beautiful sightseeing tour. Upon arrival, you will have enough time to take a walk through its historical center and “sense” that mystical atmosphere. You will visit the famous Roman Temple and its Cathedral from the 12th century. Your tour guide will be pleased to also show you the inside of Évora’s University, founded in the 16th century, where despite of having the chance to admire its unique architectural aspects, you will also get a feeling of the true environment of the Portuguese student youth.

After having lunch in Évora, the journey will follow to Vila Viçosa, Land of Marble and of the Bragança Family’s Palace. This family reigned in Portugal between 1640 and 1910 (date of the end of monarchy), and many times from this Palace. In Vila Viçosa you’ll visit the city center where you will find interesting patrimony and various references to the marble (this is an area of many stone quarries). You can also visit the Palace, built in the 16th century and still remaining with magnificent furniture, belonging to the royal family.

What’s Included:

• Guide / Driver Fees
• Pick-Up / Drop-Off at your location in Lisbon
• Transportation in a modern and comfortable vehicle
• Travel Insurances
• Tolls & Parks

What’s Not Included:

• Meals & Drinks
• Admission Fees

Take a Note:

This is a private tour. There will be nobody else joining the party except if agreed by you. This also means the tour can be customized and adjusted to the participants’ interests at any time.
The default language of the tour is English, but you can choose an additional language from the available options.

FOR YOUR ATTENTION: Between May and September it might be quite warm and sunny in Alentejo. We recommend sun screen and a hat. We do also suggest you to try out a Gaspacho, a cold soup, good to refresh.

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