Discovering Évora and the Origins of Christopher Columbus

A ten hours tour that will take you to visit the beautiful city of Évora, a World Heritage Site, and the Portuguese origins of Christopher Columbus, the American Continent discoverer!

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a Professional Tourism Driver/Guide
  • Free hotel/terminal cruise/airport pickup and drop-off included (central location in Lisbon)
  • Private tour in luxury transportation
  • Historical Tour

Private tour

Driver/guide (full time trip leader)

Tourist luxury vehicle

Comfort pack (fresh waters and cleaning wipes)

Hotel pickup and drop-off - for Lisbon central hotels, Lisbon cruise terminal, or Lisbon airport. Pick-up and drop-off does not include luggage transport.

Not included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance fees (Évora Cathedral and Bones Chapel: Adults 4€‚ Youth 3€‚ Senior 3€; Cucufate: 3€).

Duration10 Hours
ParticipantsTour takes place from 2 to 8 participants.
Important information

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual, recommended comfortable clothing and shoes

Gratuities are not included

Latitudes Essence Contacts: (+351) 938 164 042 / (+351) 932 444 263 /

Further information

The city of Évora counts thousands of years of History. We will take you to know the city highlights and will tell you its 1001 stories. Appreciate the beauty of this enchanted city.

After, we will immerse in Alentejo, the golden region, where the vast plain discovers white villages, with ancestral houses.

And it will be in Alentejo that we will find the true origin of Christopher Columbus. Main participant in one of the most brilliant acts of espionage ever, he was born in the small village of Cuba. The rest of the history is dignified of being told and listened.

We will take you through the region, visit medieval temples and will get you to know the palace where it was signed the first Treaty between Portugal and Spain, that invigorated during the Golden Age of Discoveries, the forerunner of the Treaty that divided the world in half while remain the famous “mare clausum” period.

We will also visit the Cucufate Roman Ruins and will get you to know the flavors and the sounds of this magnificent Portuguese region.

Itinerary: Hotel pickup; Évora: Historic Centre; Évora: Cathedral; Évora: Bones Chapel; Cucufate Roman Ruins; Cuba Village; Lunch: Free Time; Viana do Alentejo: Historic Centre; Viana do Alentejo: 16th Century Church; Alcáçovas: Historic Centre; Alcáçovas: Henriques Palace; Alcáçovas: N. Senhora Conceição Chapel; Hotel Drop-off

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