Evora
Private Experiences

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Evora Private Experiences

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Tour to Évora and Palmela

1. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Tour to Évora and Palmela

Cross the Vasco da Gama Bridge - the longest in Europe - for the start of this full-day private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Évora, admiring the winelands and plains of the Alentejo along the way. Upon arrival in Évora, circle the medieval walls and enjoy a pleasant walking tour of the old city, stopping at the most iconic sights, such as the Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), where the interior walls are covered with human skulls and bones. Next door is the huge Gothic edifice of the Igreja de São Francisco (Church of St. Francis) with its Manueline entrance and spiral spires. Marvel at the Roman Temple, one of the most significant Roman ruins in Portugal with well preserved columns and Corinthian capitals. You will also see the University of Évora, the 2nd oldest university in Portugal, housed in a former Jesuit college. Next, go to the Cartuxa Wine Cellars to sample the wines of the Alentejo. After some free time for lunch, drive back to Lisbon, stopping en route at the Medieval Castle of Palmela. Admire the views of the surrounding vineyards and hills. Before your arrival back in Lisbon, enjoy the views of the Cristo Rei statue, and enter the city via the historic 25th de Abril Bridge for yet more impressive panoramas of Lisbon.

...
Evora and Megalithic Circuit 10 Hour Private Tour

2. Evora and Megalithic Circuit 10 Hour Private Tour

You will travel south from Lisbon crossing the 25 de Abril bridge, and the landscape will begin to change after getting to the Alentejo region. The olive and cork trees, the immense plains, the golden soil, the blue sky… Alentejo will overflow your senses! Firstly, on the tour, you will visit to the Almendres Cromlech, a testimony of pre-historic Human presence in Alentejo.  Next the city of Évora counts thousands of years of history. You will explore the city highlights and discover its one thousand and one stories. You will appreciate the beauty of this magical city. The city holds a historical centre and is a total surprise. Inhabited since time immemorial, it is still possible to appreciate Roman remains, surrounded by medieval buildings. You will observe the historical centre, the Cathedral and the Bones Chapel. Thereafter, you will visit Monsaraz, a beautiful medieval village at the top of a plateau, where you will be able to see the Alentejo magical plain. Discover the joys of Alentejo, the enchanted region of Portugal! Full itinerary is 10 hours. Hotel Pickup; Almendres Cromlech; Evora: Historic Centre; Evora: Roman Temple; Evora: Cathedral; Evora: Bones Chapel; Lunch: Free Time; Monsaraz; Hotel Drop-off.

...
From Lisbon: Évora Private Historic Discovery Tour

3. From Lisbon: Évora Private Historic Discovery Tour

This tour is designed for history lovers and will show you the city’s varied collection of historic landmarks. After relaxing on the trip (1 hour 30 minutes) from Lisbon to Évora, you reach this UNESCO World Heritage city. You'll be transported back to Roman times, then past the Moorish occupations, all the way through the middle ages, and then back to today's Portugal. You'll discover the history of the Roman Temple, often incorrectly referred to as the Temple of Diana. You will also enter the famous Sé Cathedral, the largest medieval cathedral of Portugal. It was built between 1186 and 1204 and was only finished to its final beauty in 1250. Your guide will show you the cloister, basilica and then you will go all the way up to the rooftop to have a fantastic birds-eye-view over the whole city. Then you will explore the creepy Bone Chapel, with its carefully arranged skulls and bones of about 5000 people that cover the walls and columns. It is supposed to make visitors reflect on the inevitable facts of life and death. Make sure you look up at the inscription on the entrance, which reads: "We bones that here are, await for yours." As well as the above sites, you'll also have the chance to stroll along the Giraldo Square and discover many other historic details of this city and see the locals way of life. Not to forget, you should try some of the simple local gastronomic specialties if you get hungry. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Lisbon.

...
Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a full day of discoveries in the Algarve region. Experience the best of the area, from pristine beaches, secret spots and dramatic cliffs coast, to trying some of the best wine of the region. The first stop is a small fishing community called Senhora da Rocha, where the pier and beach are used as a refuge for fishermen's boats. The beach is flanked by cliffs, where an old fort and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha are located, as well as a tunnel dug in the rock.  Next, visit Marinha Beach locally known as Praia da Marinha. This beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Located in the heart of the Algarve, it has become well known not only for its beautiful cliffs, but also for the clear sea water that allows you to see the seabed when swimming.  Then, head to the Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate. This 44-hectare property is now considered one of the best wineries in the Algarve, with international recognition. Explore the natural beauty of the grounds, where numerous sculptures and other works of art are scattered throughout. Finally, enjoy a wine tasting before being dropped back to your hotel.

...
Évora Private Tour from Lisbon

5. Évora Private Tour from Lisbon

You will be picked up in Lisbon in the morning. Take a journey from Lisbon to Évora passing by the iconic Alentejo landscape with its lowlands full of cork trees and white washed houses. Visit Évora surrounded by medieval walls. The city is a World Heritage Site - also called the "City Museum" because of the ancient artistic manifestations found in its inner walls. During your visit you'll get to see the admirable "Capela dos Ossos" (Bone Chapel), the Roman Temple in the Iberian Peninsula, and the cathedral. In Évora, you'll be able to taste the most genuine flavors of typical Portuguese cuisine with some of the best wines and olive oils of the country. Your guide knows the best places to find these. While you walk the narrow and charming streets of Évora you'll get to shop for hand-made products on the street markets, discovering an abundance of goods made with the region's famous cork and clay. In the evening you will be taken back to your accommodation in Lisbon. 

...
Évora: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

6. Évora: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

Évora’s historical treasures span centuries, as you’ll soon learn from your guide on this 3-hour tour that’s priced for up to 2 persons. The city's lively Praca do Giraldo is one of the best places to begin a walking tour of the city. Attractive townhouses with intricate wrought-iron balconies adorn the square. Admire the city's main cathedral, built between 1186 and 1204. Although there are many cathedrals in Portugal, the Cathedral of Évora is the most significant in terms of Gothic style. While the main cathedral is easily one of the top attractions, it just might be overshadowed by the Temple of Diana, one of the best preserved Roman monuments found anywhere on the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll see 14 of the original 18 columns still standing. Visit the centuries-old university founded in 1559, and stroll through the atmospheric local market. Take some time to browse the shops for unique cork products.

...
Private Van Tour Evora and Alentejo Wine Tasting

7. Private Van Tour Evora and Alentejo Wine Tasting

Through the plains of the Alentejo, reach the city of Évora. Evora's historic center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the events and history these walls have seen. After walking the medieval streets, take a very pleasant walk through the old town and stop at the most emblematic places: the Bones Chapel, the Church of S. Francisco, the Cathedral and the Roman Temple (the Temple of Diana). This tour has several optional stops, one of them is to visit the Adega da Cartuxa (this must be booked in advance), famous for the Pera Manca red wine, considered one of the best wines in Portugal. Local gastronomy is one of the great attractions of this region. Évora is the ideal place to be introduced to traditional Alentejo food, which features the famous porco preto (black pig), lamb, and locally baked bread.

...
Evora: Self-Guided City Tour by E-Car with GPS Guide

8. Evora: Self-Guided City Tour by E-Car with GPS Guide

Take control of your route on this 1-hour city tour experience with an easy to drive and fun electric vehicle. This little and amazing car is packed with a GPS guide, free Wi-Fi, and a live camera that allows you to share your experience via social media. Drive through the narrow streets of Evora and meet nice locals who are always ready to help. Visit the famous Roman Temple, the University of Evora, or the Chapel of Bones and see for yourself how much fun you can you get from this city tour in this historic and millennial city. If you prefer, you can set predefined points of interest for you to visit in this 1-hour city tour, such as the bohemian Giraldo Square or the Medieval Fence. Just let yourself go and get lost in the city. Experience the people, the buildings, and everything that Evora has to offer.

...
Évora: 4-Hour Self-Drive Tour to Megalithic Monuments

9. Évora: 4-Hour Self-Drive Tour to Megalithic Monuments

Take a drive through Évora’s countryside in your own Ranault Twizy electric car on a self-guided tour. Feel the mysticism that surrounds the region as you explore prehistoric monuments dating back 10,000 years.   Your tour begins with a presentation of your easy-to-drive and fully automatic electric vehicle. Learn about the car’s available technology, including the GPS tour guide, free Wi-Fi, and a live camera to record your tour or share your experience. Then you are ready to set off on a 4-hour adventure to discover dolmen, cromlech, and menhir megalithic monuments that will give you a glimpse into the prehistoric past. Venture down country roads to the village of Guadalupe where nearby you’ll find the Almendres Menhir and Almendres Cromlech. Witness firsthand the long-lasting testament of culture and rituals left behind by the region’s ancient inhabitants.   Your next stop is the Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro, considered one of the largest dolmens in the Iberian Peninsula. In addition to fascinating megaliths, find the ruins of the medieval Castle of Geraldo near the village of Valverde, and finish your tour with a visit to the Roman Villa of Tourega before heading back to Évora.

...
From Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour to the Algarve

10. From Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour to the Algarve

Day 1 Depart from Lisbon, heading to Evora in the Alentejo region by crossing the beautiful suspension bridge. Admire the city and the monument to Christ-King. Evora is a place where different civilizations have thrived and the evidence still remains. See the ancient "Temple of Diana" built in the Roman period, along with the magnificent aqueduct of "Agua da Prata."  Built further in the 11th and 12th centuries by the Arabs, Evora was the residence of Portuguese kings and a point of convergence for renowned artists that were supported by the patronage and dynasty reigning in Portugal. This period of discovery created a wealth in Evora that saw the construction of numerous aristocratic mansions of the city, such as the Jesuit university. The highlight, however, is the Church of San Francisco and the Bones Chapel, clothed with skulls and bones of 500 monks. See next the medieval village of Monsaraz, its narrow stone streets and houses painted white adding special charm to this place and its inhabitants. Later, arrive in Albufeira where you will spend the night. This historic center has a traditional atmosphere, whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets filled with cafes, shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Day 2 Depart to Lagos. In the middle of the 16th century, Lagos was the great base of support for the Discoveries, and the evidence of this is highly visible. See the Sagres Fortress where cannons, a 16th century tower and the Church of Our Lady of Grace and a beautiful sundial await your discovery. After, visit the nearby Fortress of “Cabo de Sao Vicente” which was built in the 16th century to protect the coast from the Moorish attacks. Return to Albufeira to spend the night. Day 3 On the return trip to Lisbon you will stop of a the town of Sesimbra to visit its Moorish Castle on the hillside north of the village. Classified as a national monument in 1910, it is now one of the most visited sites in the county. Down in the bay, you will visit the Maritime Museum of Sesimbra where you will learn the connection of this village to the sea and the history of its local fishermen. Enjoy here a 3D movie that will transport you back in time to medieval times and beyond. Continue on to Setubal downtown where you can find stores for all tastes, whether global department stores or niche local antiquities. Most of the streets here converge to “Praça do Bocage,” Setubal´s local meeting point. Lined with esplanades and dedicated to one of the greatest figures of Portuguese poetry, this statue with its eyes fixed on the sea is the landmark of this busy square. Return to Lisbon.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Evora

Want to discover all there is to do in Evora? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Evora

Overall rating

1.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

We enjoyed a terrific day tour to Evora with our guide Joao Dickmann. Joao was super engaging, easy to converse with and extremely knowledgeable about all things Portugal including Evora history and the wonderful sights we experienced there representing Roman times, to the Moors and finally Portuguese rule. The van was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and the trip each way was 1 hour plus. Memorable sights included the city hall with Roman ruins, Giraldo main square, the Roman temple, walls and aqueduct, Se cathedral and the bone chapel. We enjoyed a simple and delicious lunch of a traditional bifana sandwich followed by rich and tasty local desserts at Pastelaria Conventual Pão de Rala. I highly recommend this tour, you will love it!

Our city tour in Evora was first class. The guide appeared on time at the meeting point and took more time than agreed, spoke extremely good German and conveyed the information about the sights very well. I can recommend Mr Coelho at any time. We really enjoyed the more than 3 hours.

Vasco provided individual service based on our interests. Informative, relaxed, flexible,safe & comfortable ride in van we were fortunate with only two of us with guide

Great experience riding the electric car and see the megaliths. Francisco was very reassuring.

Excellent guide with enormous knowledge conveyed very well.