Meet up with a private guide and driver in Lisbon and set off for a glorious full-day tour of the Portuguese countryside. Choose from business or luxury class for the vehicle and enjoy personalized attention throughout the day. Travel 81 miles (130 km) south of Lisbon, through a rustic landscape of olive and cork trees, to reach this region of vineyards and well-preserved history.
Start in Évora, the capital of the province of Alentejo and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the whitewashed Old Town to visit Évora's most famous landmark, the Roman Temple. Its large Corinthian columns date back to the first century, the era of Emperor Augustus. Then head to the Cathedral of Évora, one of the most important Gothic monuments in Portugal, and the Saint Francis Church and “Bones Chapel” (Capela dos Ossos), completely covered with human bones.
Explore the campus of the University of Évora, a former Jesuit college built by Cardinal-King Henrique in 1559. Afterwards, visit Évora market and admire the colorful and tasty ingredients used to create some of Portugal's most marvelous dishes. After a full morning of touring, head to the Herdade do Esporão (near Reguengos de Monsaraz) to visit one of the most important wine cellars in Portugal. Enjoy a tasting of delicious local wine and take in the beautiful surrounding vineyards before eventually heading back to Lisbon in your private car.