Évora Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon with Lunch and Wine Tasting
Then we head to one of the major landmarks of Portugal, the Roman Temple, also known as the Temple of Diana. Its powerful front with 14 columns in well-preserved granite, astonish those who see it for the first time. For those who are not easily impressed we suggest a visit to the Bones Chapel. For some people it is a dark place, for other a fascinating space, consisting of hundreds of skulls and skeletons from about 5000 monks of the sixteenth century. There are also two intact corpses exposed in the chapel, so this is not a visit advised to sensitive people.
At lunch time take we will take you to one of the best Evora restaurants.
Then we will go to the Cathedral of Evora, a Roman-Gothic church of the XIII century, where you can climb the tower and have a breathtaking view of the city and the fields surrounding it.
With unique climatic conditions, the vineyards of the region produce some of the best Portuguese wines and so take you to a farm where you will taste the best the Alentejo has to offer.
On our way back to Lisbon we will stop in Arraiolos with its magnificent castle wall and the ancient tradition of the famous carpets of Arraiolos. You can see firsthand how they are manually produced and maybe bring a souvenir.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Wine Tasting
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
Evora was beautiful. Go see it. My rating has nothing to do with Evora or my experience there. Our guide joao(John) was quiet, boring, uninformative, not helpful and mostly interested in dropping us off and getting cigarettes. He and his smoke gave me a headache.
That was a great day with private guide giving us plenty of time for photos and giving us historical perspective. The lunch was a fun stop at a local place with patio.
Excellent tour with excellent guide.
My husband and I very much enjoyed this tour - the car was roomy and very comfortable and most important, Eduardo, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and eager to show us as many sights as possible during our tour. We appreciated how he paid attention to details, such as having lunch with us so he could explain what was on the menu and give suggestions for what to choose, and leaving a bit ahead of us from various sites so he could cool down the car before we got in. He was very generous with his time and clear in his descriptions. It was a most interesting, informative and entertaining day!