Private tour

Private Tour to Evora & Arraiolos "Learn to Embroider a Rug"

Activity provider:Estrela d'Alva Tours
Private tour

Private Tour to Evora & Arraiolos "Learn to Embroider a Rug"

Activity provider:Estrela d'Alva Tours

From US$ 246.30 per person

Explore Évora, the Pearl of the Alentejo, on this driven tour. Immerse yourself in a city known for its rich historical heritage and university tradition, and learn to embroider your own traditional rug.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, German, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver/guide uses an identification with his name and that of our company through a badge.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy easy transport and an informative experience with a professional guide
  • Discover Évora, a museum city and the pearl of the Alentejo
  • Visit the sinister Chapel of Bones
  • Learn to embroider your own arraiolos rug
Full description
Go back in time and visit the 1st century Roman Temple and the Evora Cathedral. Explore the São Francisco Church that houses the chilling Chapel of Bones and find out what gave the city the UNESCO World Heritage status on this guided walking tour with a local expert. Enjoy free time for lunch and then head to Arraiolos, a sunny village that developed on the side of the castle. Known for its embroidered rugs with centuries of history, the rugs are handmade by embroiderers in a tradition that has been passed down over 500 years. You will learn to embroider your own Arraiolos rug step by step with a local embroiderer. In the workshop, you will be given the kit with all the necessary material to start your rug and help from your guide and the embroiderer, whilst gaining some insider knowledge about the region. Trip Itinerary • Departure at 8:30 at Hotel/Accommodation in Lisbon • Visit the Roman Temple • Visit the Cathedral of Evora • Visit the Praça do Giraldo (Giraldo Square) • Visit the Chapel of Bones • Learn to embroider your own arraiolos rug step by step with a local embroiderer • Visit the Arraiolos rugs Interpretive Center • Visit the Arraiolos Castle • Return to Lisbon
  • Private transport
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/Guide
  • Personal accompaniment during the whole day
  • Bottled water
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Lisbon
  • Workshop Learn to Embroider your own Arraiolos Rug
  • Your Arraiolos rug kit contains: Canvas, Wool, Pattern and Needle
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
  • Any additional expenses not covered and agreed in advance

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Folding wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • You will walk a short distance to reach some of the locations
  • This is a private tour - only your group will participate

Product ID: 400619