Tours to Monsaraz & Évora

Monsaraz viewPhilippa Langley

Discover the local villages with an historian

Start the day in Évora, UNESCO World Heritage City, visiting its streets and monuments, accompanied by a local historian. Spend the afternoon in Monsaraz and its castle towering on the hill, from where you can watch the great and beautiful Alqueva lake. Discover the region’s landscape, humanized for thousands of years, walk through centuries-old olive groves and visit megalithic monuments. A perfect way to get to know the cultural identity of the Alentejo.

Lydia TollÉvora

Évora guided tour

Discover the various cultures that have passed through the city of Évora through the ages, participating in a 2-hour guided tour of the city's streets and its most iconic monuments, such as its Cathedral, the Roman Temple, Giraldo Square and the Chapel of the Bones. In the company of our local historian, Luís Faria, uncover some of the secrets, curiosities and even new studies that make up this UNESCO World Heritage City.

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Lydia Toll Monsaraz

Monsaraz guided tour

Let yourself be taken on a guided tour of the medieval village of Monsaraz, where our historian will let you know the heritage left by the various communities that have lived here through their symbolism. In addition to the Castle and the Parish Church, the visit also includes the Fresco Museum and the House of Inquisition. From the top of the fortification, you will see the great lake Alqueva and discover the secrets of the frontier lands, with Spain lurking on the horizon.

Monsaraz
Monsaraz hilltop

Guided walk through
Monsaraz & surroundings

Opt for a 15 km guided walk, easy and circular. Starting at our estate, it will unfold along our trails, then ascending through medieval paths to Monsaraz. When visiting the village, you will discover its monuments, cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses, as well as some of the secrets of the frontier lands. Descending from the fortification’s main entrance towards the surrounding villages, you will discover temples of the Megalithic era, but also of Islam and Christianity, a Templar hermitage and the medieval gallows. On the way back, observe the centenary olive groves and the fields of Alentejo.

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Boat tours in Lake Alqueva

Navigate the Alqueva on a tour that will introduce you to the ecosystem, including the golden island, where you can bathe.

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Horse riding

Discover the menhir, the vineyards, the fields of olive trees and barrocais riding a Lusitano horse on a guided tour of the estate.

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