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Évora Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon

Product ID: 28465
Enjoy a full day in Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a small group tour from Lisbon. See Geraldo Square, Temple of Diana, the Chapel of Bones and Évora Cathedral. Then stop at a wine farm for wine tasting and visit the small village of Arraiolos.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting times 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pickups in areas like: Alfama, Bairro Alto and Baixa de Lisboa, or with difficulty access of the car we will mark a meeting point for the Pickup near by
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Climb to the top of the Évora Cathedral towers to view the city from above
  • Admire the Corinthian architecture of the Roman Temple of Évora
  • Explore the ominous Chapel of the Bones
  • Enjoy wine and olive oil tasting at a local wine farm (not included)
  • Spend time in the village of Arraiolos and learn about its traditional craftwork
Full description
Visit Évora, a Portuguese town classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day tour from Lisbon. Évora is sometimes referred to as the "White City" and also "City Museum," because it dazzles its visitors with lush architectural and artistic monumental churches, historic squares, white houses, and narrow medieval streets. Évora invites you to discover a city that is synonymous of mix of cultures; from the Romans to the Arabs, Jews to Christians, all its traditions and expressions are clearly present here.

On your small group trip to Évora, you will be picked up from your Lisbon hotel at 8:30 AM before setting out. After arrival, make your way to the historic city center. Évora was taken from the Moors and went on to become one of the most prosperous cities of the kingdom, especially during the Avis Dynasty (1385-1580).

Next, visit the Roman Temple of Évora, often referred to as the Temple of Diana. It is a Corinthian-style temple, built in the early first century A.D. Continue on to the Chapel of Bones. It is a chapel located next to the Church of St. Francis, and its walls are all lined with human bones.

After lunch, visit Évora Cathedral. This is a Romanesque-Gothic building and you can climb to the towers and go to the roof where you have amazing views over the city and the countryside.

After leaving the city, continue to visit a wine farm, Here visit the facilities and learn about the manufacturing and packaging of wine. Then enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting (not included).

On your way back to Lisbon, pass by Arraiolos, located about 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of Évora. Visit the castle and the church of "Senhor dos Passos." Then learn about the famous Arraiolos carpets, wool rugs embroidered with the stitch of the same name, on a jute cloth made of cotton or linen. The knowledge of this craft has been passed from generation to generation in Arraiolos.

You will return to Lisbon around 5:00 PM.
Includes
  • Évora full-day tour
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Lisbon or at your accommodation or near by in Alfama, Bairro Alto, or Baixa de Lisboa
  • Transportation in a minivan
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the palaces
  • Wine farm visit with wine tasting (€20 per person)

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Important information
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• This tour can be in more than 1 language
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Long tour but not tiring

We were picked up just before 9 Am to start the tour on time. The driver cum guide, Paulo, was a very patient and knowledgeable besides being a good and safe driver. There were seven people in the group, all of similar ages. Evora was a lovely little town which happens to be on Unesco's world heritage list. The trip around the town could have been a little more organised with fixed timings for each monument. The lunch was at the local restaurant which my husband loved but me being a vegetarian had nothing to choose from besides the soup. The wine tasting was absolutely delightful and the quality of wine was very good too. By the time we reached the castle, it was pretty dark and drizzling but our guide didn't give up and he showed us every single thing. The ride back was smooth and we were reached to our respective hotels safely and on time. I would definitely recommend this day trip from Lisbon.

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December 28, 2018

The trip to Evora was the highlight of my week in Lisbon. There was something about the quiet in the winery that calmed me after a few days in the exciting, stimulating city of Lisbon. The winery tour was a great start to the day followed by time to explore Evora on our own and then with our guide, Carlos. Every guide we experienced in Portugal was well prepared, entertaining, helpful and a font of knowledge. I feel I understand so much more about Portugal than I would have had I done this trip on my own relying solely on a guide book. The day trip was everything I hoped for.

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October 11, 2018

Fabulous tour, fabulous guide!

The tour was wonderful. The wine tasting experience was superior. The sights and history of Evora came alive during to the knowledge and expertise of our guide Carlos. Carlos made the day special. He knows and understands the history of Portugal and is truly a people person. I highly recommend this tour!

October 6, 2018

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Celina Tours

Product ID: 28465