Lisbon Évora – Private Wine Excursion
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- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage center of Evora Town.
- Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Lisbon to Evora.
- Learn interesting facts and curiosities with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.
- Visit the Chapel of bones decorated with skulls covering all walls.
- Discover the ancient Roman temple dedicated to the Moon Godess.
- Have a free time for shopping (e.g. craft products and cork souvenirs).
- Taste some of the finest regional wines.
By joining Lisbon Évora 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 tasting! Discover the secrets of Évora, 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 Évora. On the way to our destination, we cross the river Tagus by the impressive construction of the bridge Vasco da Gama (with length of over 17 km). It is the longest bridge in Europe built in 1998. After a relaxing stroll in the center of Évora 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 highlight 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 Praça 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. Évora’s specialty are also excellent cork products accessible in different souvenir stores in Évora’s downtown.We can admire local handmade products and traditional crafts while walking to the Catedral Sé. The church’s construction started in the 13th century and was inspired by the Romanesque Cathedral in Lisbon. Among other attractions we also cannot miss the most iconic Évora’s monument – the Roman Temple dedicated to the Goddess Diana. The temple is regarded as being the best-preserved Roman structure on the Iberian peninsula. Nearby we find magnificent construction of the Aqueduct of Silver Water (Aqueduto da Água de Prata). After lunch we enjoy the tasting of the finest regional wines, cheese and olives. When returning back to Lisbon enjoy panoramic views along the rural and natural landscapes.
- Cross Vasco da Gama bridge
- Visit Évora park
- Visit Chapel of bones
- See Évora
- Visit cathedral of Évora
- Visit Roman Temple
- Wine tasting
IncludedHotel pick-up and drop off in Lisbon.Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle.Personal and accident insurance.Free time to explore at each stop.Wine tasting
|Miguel was an excellent tour guide! The schedule was just right for the family which included a two-year old. We had enough time to visit and pray, a little shopping and photo opportunities.||We highly recommend this tour. It really exceeded our expectations. We were lucky to have Teresa as our guide – a very nice, friendly, enthusiastic person who really loves her job and those places…||We have just returned from Lisbon and this was a highlight! The whole day was really good, did think 8 hours was going to be a long day but it flew by. Saw so much that we would not have seen without the tour…|
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