Guided Tour of Elvas Military Heritage

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Guided Tour of Elvas History

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Elvas, place of ancient occupation and multicultural coexistence

Discover Elvas using our interactive map

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About us


Discover Alentejo offers the visitor the chance of experiencing the beautiful region of Alentejo, rich in history and costumes, with our guided tours, accommodation, gastronomy and wine. We are encouraged by the enthusiasm and fascination of a land where the oldest European border stands, holding the memory of different costumes and civilizations throughout the centuries. We are a multidisciplinary team that will tell you stories of this immense legacy, stored in the landscapes, places and flavours.

Guided Tours

Elvas world heritage tours


Elvas, classified in 2012 as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, has the largest and best preserved terrestrial fortifications in the world. Together they represent one of the best examples of the first Dutch military architecture tradition. But Elvas has much more, with an age-old occupation, has been the scene of a multicultural coexistence, persisting until today a rich Islamic and Jewish heritage, in addition to the contemporary.

We offer three half day thematic tours, but available to custumise your visit.

History of Elvas

2.5 – 3 hours | 15€ / person

Fortress City

2.5 – 3 hours | 15€ / person

Jewish history of Elvas

2.5 – 3 hours | 15€ / person

Border town tours


The Portuguese border was outlined in 1297, with the Treaty of Alcanizes, one of the oldest in history. Come and visit some of these towns and experience stories, differences and similarities of both sides of the border.

History of Campo Maior

2.5 – 3 hours | 15€ / person

History of Olivença

3.5 – 4 hours | 25€ / person

History of Vila Viçosa

3.5 – 4 hours | 25€ / person


Combine your tours experiencing the fabulous flavors and wines of the region.

Flavors of Alentejo

Selection of regional dishes | 25€ / person

Além Tejo Wines

Wine tasting with tapas | 2 hours| 23€ / person

Alcamim Apartments

Stay with us in Elvas at the apartments of Casas de Alcamim. The building, from the beginning of the 19th century, was recently restored and modernized, retaining much of its original features. The kitchen or kitchenettes are fully equipped; rooms are spacious and comfortable and all divisions of the house are equipped with air conditioning. They are located on the main pedestrian street of the town of Elvas, in the heart of the Historic Center, about 150 meters from the main square.

Casa de Alcamim

Apartament T1

Terraço de Alcamim

Apartament T1 with panoramic terrace

Interactive map of Elvas

We have developed an interactive map to help you discover the city of Elvas. You can view the location of the monuments, filter them by theme, browse the contents and simultaneously view your own location. It is, therefore, of great use while visiting the city and walking along its streets. You can use a PC, tablet or mobile phone, it does not require additional App.