A walled, medieval gem
Follow our self-guided walking tour through the atmospheric alleyways of Évora to discover a fascinating and hugely historic city with some exceptionally preserved Roman remains. Staying in our highly praised hotel, you also have easy access to the renowned Cartuxa winery.
Évora. 2 nights
Évora. 2 nights

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Historic Évora

The vast, sun-kissed plains of the Alentejo – Portugal’s largest but least-populated region – are peppered with reminders of the country’s colourful history, but few places bear more compelling witness to the past than the walled city of Évora.

Sitting proud on these tranquil plains, Évora offers a wonderful contrast to the better-known cities you visit on our Cities, Palaces & Wine journey.
As you explore its delightful tangle of Moorish alleyways, using our specially created walking trail to guide you between the beautifully tiled buildings and whitewashed houses, you discover treasures that trace an evocative timeline from Roman occupation to the Golden Age: wonder at the 2nd-century Temple of Diana; visit the eerie Chapel of Bones; and meander between the medieval cathedral cloisters. Afterwards, enjoy a dish of hearty Alentejan cuisine at one of the city’s welcoming restaurants, or pay a visit to the nearby Cartuxa winery to learn more about the region’s thriving wine-making industry.



  • Lisbon to Évora: 1.5hrs by train
    Today you leave the Portuguese capital behind, travelling east by train into the very different landscape of the Alentejo plains. Your destination is the walled city of Évora, where you spend two nights at the superlative Albergaria do Calvário. The journey is only a short one and we recommend catching a morning train to enable you to begin your exploration of the city the same day (see day 11 for further details).
  • Explore Évora
    Thanks to our self-guided walking notes, this fascinating city reveals its innermost treasures: the 13th-century Gothic and Romanesque cathedral; the superb Temple of Diana which has stood since the 2nd century AD, withstanding the great earthquake of 1755; the Roman Baths; an exquisitely preserved collection of 16th-century mansions and palaces; and the macabrely-compelling Chapel of Bones constructed from 5,000 skeletons. You are in the heart of Alentejo wine country, so we also suggest a visit to the historic Cartuxa winery on the outskirts of Évora – producer of the renowned Pêra Manca red – for a tour and tasting.


The Albergaria do Calvário is ideally located for exploring Évora. Your stay here is on a bed-and-breakfast basis, leaving you free to take your pick of the city’s many restaurants
Albergaria do Calvário


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  • 2 nights: 02 January 2024 - 24 December 2024 & 02 January 2025 - 24 December 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    2 Jan - 23 Mar 2024 £185 £121
    24 Mar - 6 Apr 2024 £210 £140
    7 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £235 £165
    1 - 30 Jul 2024 £210 £140
    1 Aug - 16 Oct 2024 £240 £175
    17 - 31 Oct 2024 £210 £140
    1 Nov - 22 Dec 2024 £185 £121
    2 Jan - 23 Mar 2025 £195 £130
    24 Mar - 6 Apr 2025 £220 £150
    7 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £245 £175
    1 - 30 Jul 2025 £220 £150
    1 Aug - 16 Oct 2025 £250 £185
    17 - 31 Oct 2025 £220 £150
    1 Nov - 22 Dec 2025 £195 £130
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Price per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Albergaria do Calvário, Évora
    Suite: 02 Jan - 24 Dec 2024 £22
    Suite: 02 Jan - 24 Dec 2025 £23

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Albergaria do Calvário, Évora (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 Jan - 24 Dec 2024 £88 £161
    02 Jan - 24 Dec 2025 £92 £168
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • rail Lisbon-Évora
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour

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