By joining Lisbon Evora wine private excursion day trip you take the opportunity to visit one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval town that is included in Most Ancient European Towns Network. The town has hundreds of years of artistic and cultural heritage boasting a labyrinth of squares, charming streets, and distinct architectural styles.
During this private full-day tour explore the most magnificent historical monuments, learn about the history of the production of Portuguese wine and enjoy a wine degustation! Discover the secrets of Evora, the capital of the Alentejo region that was listed by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. Enjoy panoramic views while passing through rustic landscapes covered by olive and cork trees and picturesque vineyards while in the comfort of a private vehicle and learn the history of this magnificent town with the help of a private guide.
After the pick-up from your hotel is following the transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle to Evora. On the way to our destination, we cross the river Tagus by the impressive construction of the bridge Vasco da Gama (with lentgh of over 17km). It is the longest bridge in Europe built in 1998. After a relaxing stroll in the center of Evora listed by Unesco, we visit Gothic church of St. Francis. It´s considered one of the best examples of Manueline period in the Portuguese architecture. Another highligth of the excursion is its Chapel of Bones – the 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall. Even the inscription at the entrance gate is kind of sarcastic: “We bones that here are, for yours await”. Afterwards, we walk to the principal square Praca do Giraldo. In the historical center there are lot of cozy cafés and bakeries literally hypnotizing to come and take a short relaxing break there. Evora´s speciality are also excellent cork products accesible in different souvenir stores in Evora´s downtown.We can admire local handmade products and traditional crafts while walking to the Catedral Sé. The chruch´s constraction started in the 13th century and was inspired by the Romanesque Cathedral in Lisbon. Among other attractions we also cannot miss the most iconic Evora´s monument – the Roman Temple dedicated to the Godess Diana. The temple is regarded as being the best-preserved Roman structure on the Iberian peninsula. Nearby we find magneficent construction of the Aqueduct of Silver Water (Aqueduto da Água de Prata). After lunch we enjoy the degustation of the finest regional wines, cheese and olives. When returning back to Lisbon enjoy panoramic views along the rural and natural landscapes.