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Évora Tour – Alentejo and its beauties

During this private tour through Évora and surroundings you’ll have the opportunity to visit and walk around the city and its many attractions. You’ll know one of the most traditional quiet regions of Portugal, preserved by nature and by man who have always made the most of the Alentejo region and its heritage.

We’ll visit: Évora, Évora’s Cathedral, the Roman Temple, Bones Chapel, a local vineyard, its cellars and also a cork factory and store.

Sightseeing tours Sightseeing private tour
Duration 8 hours
Start and finish Starting and finishing in Lisbon
Number of people 2 or more people

Regional features

  • Natural landscapes
  • Typical gastronomy
  • Excellent wines
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Warm & friendly people

About this tour

Private

Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Tailor-made

The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’.
Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according your preferences and tour length.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot

Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting point.

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Our guide/driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historic context. Since our guide is also the driver, and in order to provide you great tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments. Find out why.

Tour highlights

25th April Bridge

Constructed in 1966, it’s the link between Lisbon and Almada, crossing the Tagus estuary at its narrowest point.

Évora

The Capital of Alto Alentejo (one of the Portuguese Regions) and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1986. The natural beauty of this region combines with the monumental richness of this town-museum.
The natural beauty of this region is accompanied by the monumental richness of this town-museum. Many ancient cultures passed through here, but it was the Romans who transformed Évora into an imperial town during the 2nd Century, leaving many signs of their stay of which the Roman temple, wrongly known as ‘Templo de Diana’, is the most impressive.

San Francisco’s Church

The Convent of St. Francis in Évora, was the first house of the Franciscan Order in Portugal, founded in the 12th century. The Church of the convent was remodeled at the end of the 15th century, between the years of 1480 and 1510, is an example of Gothic-Manueline architecture. It is related to the events that marked the period of maritime expansion and is one of the most beautiful churches in Portugal.

Bones Chapel

The Bones Chapel is one of the most well-known monuments of Évora and is situated in the Convent of St Francis. Built in the 17th century by the initiative of three Franciscan friars in order to convey the message of the transience and fragility of human life. At the entrance, the warning: “We bones here laid, for yours we wait”. The walls and the eight pillars of the church are covered with about 5,000 human skulls and countless bones from the city’s cemeteries.

Évora’s Roman Temple

The Roman Temple of Évora was built in the early 1st century and is located in the historic city center, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1986, is one of the most famous landmarks of the city and a symbol of the Roman presence in Portuguese territory.

Évora’s Cathedral

Better known as Sé de Évora, it’s the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Its construction began in 1186 and consecrated in 1204, was completed later on, in 1250. It is a fascinating monument in granite that marks the transition from the Romanesque style to the Gothic style.

Local vineyard and winery

Here you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the estate, where you can see the daily life of a winery and get to know more about local wine production. The visit will end with a wine tasting accompanied with local products such as cheese, sausage, olives and bread.

Store and cork factory

Cork is a plant material, 100% natural, from the bark of the cork oak.
It can be extracted every 9 years and has several uses such as floor coverings, musical instruments, decoration and clothing. Considered the most important industry in Portugal, with an area of ​​730 thousand hectares of cork oak, it is responsible for more than 50% of the world cork production.

‘Vasco da Gama’ bridge

It’s the longest bridge in Portugal and Europe and one of the largest in the world. It has a total length of 17,345 meters, of which 12,000 meters are on the waters of the Tagus Estuary.
It is also one of the highest structures in Portugal, with 155 meters of height.

Optional experiences and visits

S. Pedro do Corval

It’s an Alentejo small village widely known for its handmade pottery. With about 35 pottery factories São Pedro do Corval is known as the Capital of Pottery (it’s the Portuguese largest pottery centre). Here you’ll also see several megalithic monuments.

Monsaraz

Medieval village conquered by the Moors in the 12th century. It played, over the years, a very important role in monitoring the Guadiana River, after the border with Spain. The beauty and state of conservation of the village of Monsaraz are impressive, making it a museum village, unique in the region. From the top of the castle walls, built by D. Dinis in the 14th century and classified as National Monument, we can see the whole village with houses painted white and slate roofs and the Alqueva dam.

LSHS
2 people:337€354€
3 people:360€378€
4 people:399€419€
5 people:425€447€
6 people:450€473€
7 people:476€500€
8 people:545€573€
9+ people: contact us

LS Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st

HS High Season: Apr 1st to Oct 31st & Dec 15th to Jan 10th

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