Embark on an exclusive journey through time with Zebra Safari as you explore the ancient city of Evora, a treasure trove of history recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this private Zebra Safari tour, you'll have the opportunity to uncover the mysteries and marvels that make Evora a captivating destination in southern Portugal.
- €1,200 for a private tour, welcoming groups of up to 8 people.
Duration: Spend 8 remarkable hours delving into Évora's storied past.
As part of the Zebra Safari experience, you'll have the luxury of being picked up from your accommodation in Armação de Pera, Albufeira, or Vilamoura at no extra charge, embarking on a comfortable and scenic ride. Should you be staying beyond these areas, Zebra Safari can accommodate your needs with tailored arrangements upon request.
Meals and entrance fees to monuments are not included in the tour price. This thoughtful consideration allows guests the flexibility to choose their own culinary experiences and select which historical sites they wish to explore in depth, making every moment of the journey distinctly their own.
About the tour:
As dawn breaks, our voyage to the historical heart of Portugal begins. After a scenic two-hour drive from Albufeira, the outskirts of Évora welcome us with open arms, inviting us to witness the awe-inspiring monuments of the Megalithic era. These ancient structures whisper tales of a civilization that walked these lands thousands of years prior, setting the stage for the day's immersion into the past.
Upon entering the city of Évora, a living open-air museum unfurls before us. Its UNESCO World Heritage classification is a testament to its storied history and the myriad of cultural treasures that punctuate every street corner. The Praça do Giraldo stands as the vibrant heart of the city, while the Água de Prata Aqueduct towers with historic prominence. The Roman Temple of Évora, a symbol of ancient times, provides an unparalleled glimpse into the city's rich tapestry of eras.
Every pathway through Évora's cobbled center reveals gems of architectural splendor and hidden corners echoing the spirit of discovery. The city's white-washed houses, ornate tiles, and traditional balconies are vibrant reminders of the city's resurgence after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, marking Évora as a pinnacle of Portugal's illustrious past.
This exclusive tour unfolds in the comfort of a 9-seater minibus, with an experienced driver who is fluent in both Portuguese and English, ensuring a journey that is as informative as it is comfortable. Setting out at approximately 08:30, we return around 19:00, having been captivated by sights such as the Almendres Cromlech, Praça do Giraldo, and the hauntingly beautiful Chapel of Bones.
Évora's streets are an intricate labyrinth of history, where every turn brings you face-to-face with structures that have withstood the test of time, from medieval walls to majestic cathedrals. Churches, convents, palaces, and public squares each tell their own story, contributing to the rich narrative of Portugal's evolution.
The city doesn't just share history; it makes you a part of it. Walking through its ancient lanes, you are transported to an era of battles, royalty, and legends. This is not merely a tour it's a historical odyssey, an experience that leaves you etched with the indelible mark of Portugal's ancestral legacy.
Join us for a private exploration of Évora's treasures, where history is not just seen but felt, in a city that breathes its heritage with every cobblestone and corner.