Évora, Private Historic Discovery Tour

Off the Beaten Path

Joao D.

Evora
English (Native), German (Native), Portuguese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 20 people

This tour is designed for travelers that enjoy history but want to see something different to the usual tourist spots in Lisbon and Sintra. This private 7-hour tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Évora will show you another side of Portugal’s rich history.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel, airbnb or cruise port

09:00

Leaving Lisbon on a 1 1/2 hour trip south-east

This tour is designed for history lovers, showing you the city’s varied collection of historic landmarks. After relaxing on the trip (1 hour 30 minutes) from Lisbon, you reach Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage city. You’ll be transported back to Roman times, the Moorish occupations and all the way through the middle ages, until today’s Portugal.

Roman Temple & Medieval Evora Cathedral

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.

Bone Chapel

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.”

Évora old-town

As well as the above sites, you’ll also have the chance to stroll along the city’s main Giraldo Square. Also discovering other historic details of this city and the local 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.

Ending Point

At your hotel, airbnb or cruise port

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Pick-up and drop off at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon;

Entrance fees to the Bone Chapel;

Entrance fees to the Évora Cathedral;

Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations;

Transportation by air-conditioned car or van.

What‘s not included

Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.

Important Information

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Not available Sundays!

It will be a 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Lisbon to Évora. The journey back takes the same time;

Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera;

National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice;

The sequence of the mentioned places can change according to your wishes or due to weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$160/ per person

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