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From Lisbon: Évora and Monsaraz Day Tour with Wine Tasting

1. From Lisbon: Évora and Monsaraz Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Set off on your full-day tour from Lisbon and discover one of the most scenic parts of Portugal's countryside. Make your way through Alentejo with its magnificent plains filled with olive trees, vineyards, and cork oaks. Make your first stop at Évora, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Take a guided tour inside the Roman Temple, one of the best preserved Roman structures on the Iberian Peninsula. Your guide will also show you around the must-see Chapel of Bones. Take time to admire the ornate architecture of the Cathedral of Évora. Your second stop will be the graceful medieval village of Monsaraz, one of the oldest in Portugal and built within the walls of a castle. Taste one of the best wines in Portugal with the views of one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. At the end of a full day of sightseeing, return to Lisbon. 

Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

2. Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

Explore the history of Portugal on a tour of Évora and the Megaliths of the Cromeleque dos Almendres. Following pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, make your way to Évora, the historic capital of the Alentejo. Start the day with a tour of the Almendres Cromlech. Older than Stonehenge, this megalithic complex reveals some of the secrets of ancient civilizations and their knowledge of astronomy. Admire the circle of stones, mysteriously aligned with the sun and stars. Next, explore the UNESCO-classified city center of Évora. See remnants from Roman through Renaissance times. Visit the Temple of Diana and learn how cork is extracted from Cork Oak Trees. Visit the medieval Évora Cathedral and climb to the roof to admire the golden plains surrounding the city. Continue to the Renaissance Church of St. Francis to see the Chapel of Bones, covered in human skulls and bones, before returning to Lisbon.

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Lisbon: Full-Day Évora Wine Tour

4. Lisbon: Full-Day Évora Wine Tour

Explore the cultural tapestry of Évora, capital of the province of Alentejo, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passing through a rustic landscape of olive and cork trees, journey 81 miles (130 km) south of Lisbon to reach the outer vineyards of this well-preserved treasure. Walk through the whitewashed Old Town to visit Évora's most famous landmark, the Roman Temple. Its large Corinthian columns date back to the first century, the era of Emperor Augustus. Another breathtaking stop will be the Cathedral of Évora, one of the most important Gothic monuments in Portugal. Then we'll head to Saint Francis Church with the "Bones Chapel", or Capela dos Ossos, which is completely decorated with human bones. Afterwards, stroll through Évora market to admire the colorful and tasty ingredients used to create some of the Portugal's most marvelous dishes. In the afternoon, visit one of the most important wine cellars in Portugal. Toast the day with a taste of fine wines.

Marble Tour in Vila Viçosa

5. Marble Tour in Vila Viçosa

The tour starts at the center of Vila Viçosa, the Portuguese Marble Capital. It's one of the most stunning villages in the country and marble can be found everywhere. Join our local guide who will introduce you to the entire marble world: from the ground selection strategies to an outstanding variety of final art pieces that can be seen everywhere you look. At our headquarters you’ll be given an introduction to the marble world at the Marble Interpretive Center, where geology, geography and history will be thematics. Here you will also have a clear idea how important the marble industry is for the local community, not just from the economical point of view, but also, and mainly from the social perspective. After, while heading to the industry, learn also why there is such an unforgettable and unique landscape totally shaped by the opening of the marble quarries through the centuries. It’s time to absorb all the beauty of this very unique landscape. Next is time to explore and enjoy the marble industry sites with a visit to a few quarries where you will see the marble extraction taking place and identify the machinery used but also the dangerousness associated with it. Once marble isn't ready to be applied right after the extraction, you will also visit a factory where the marble will get the final shapes before being applied or sent to the market to be sold. Last but not least, as marble can be the perfect material to give shape to an art masterpiece, be sure to visit artisans workshops to watch the handmade shaping of the marble while being stunned by some really overwhelming marble art masterpieces. The different colours ors of Portugueses marble have been appreciated since the Romans were the rulers of the Iberian Peninsula, and since then the Alentejo marble was used and exported to the whole world mainly from the quarries of this small but cozy town called Vila Viçosa.

From Lisbon: Small-Group Day Tour to Évora and Arroiolos

6. From Lisbon: Small-Group Day Tour to Évora and Arroiolos

We want to take you inside a time machine and arrive back a few centuries ago, as our first stop is the former roman town of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, with roman, visigoth, muslim and portuguese influence. In Évora history crosspaths with us in every corner, in this big puzzle of historical monuments with more than 1000 years old. The walking tour starts at São Francisco church and the Bones Chapes, one of the must see places in Évora. Heading next to the medieval heart of the city where the Cathedral (the biggest in Portugal) can be found but also some antique testimonials like, Roman Temple cand the Roman baths. There will also be time for an olive oil tasting, free time to shop and to lunch … by any means skip the local food. Definitely no to skip the 2027 European Cultural Capital. We Finish This day with a visit to the Capital of Portuguese Handmade Carpets, tasting Wine, Olive Oil & local Patties.

Évora: Tales and Legends Guided Walking Tour

7. Évora: Tales and Legends Guided Walking Tour

The passion we feel for the city allows us to put together more than 45 stories that happened here. Stories about hate and love, courage and skill, friendship and family. Tales about our city that made it as it is today. Curiosities of the ancient everyday life, that became a tradition. Legends that became real. Stories about the most common mortals to the most important personalities in Portuguese history. Évora has been one of the most important cities of Portugal, coveted by other nations. We will unveil the most interesting mysteries that are not told in a typical Évora city tour. Let’s walk the streets while we capture the city’s beauty. We’ll stop at some places to tell you what happened there, or what connection that site has with the story that we want you to know. We may or may not enter the most well-known monuments; we do not have a scripted tour. We want you to enjoy the city while you get to know it in a more profound way. This is a unique, relaxed and unforgettable way to visit Évora, the city where the stones breed history.

Évora: Self Guided City Exploration Phone Game

8. Évora: Self Guided City Exploration Phone Game

Discover Evora in your own time with an exploration game on your phone. Solve fascinating riddles and follow clues to uncover the hidden history of this beautiful city.  Learn about fourteen different locations, including the Cathedral of Évora. Search on your own or race against your friends through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed center of the city. Find your way to the Templo Romano Évora and the gruesome Chapel of Bones. You can guess what it’s made of to get that name.

Évora Private Walking Tour

9. Évora Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Évora, a medieval city brimming with history and charm! As a local guide and a passionate lover of this city, I'm thrilled to take you on a journey to discover its most precious places. Throughout the tour, you'll be regaled with exciting stories and fascinating legends that bring Évora's glorious past to life. Get ready to explore the enchanting cobblestone streets that have held secrets for centuries. I'll share with you the stories behind some monuments, unveiling the remarkable events and characters that have shaped the identity of this medieval marvel. As we stroll through the historical alleys, you'll feel the unique atmosphere of Évora, immersed in its rich culture and traditions. At every step, we'll unravel hidden secrets and intriguing curiosities that only a local guide can offer. Take the opportunity to capture stunning photos and create unforgettable memories. Don't miss the chance to discover the city's most precious spots while being enthralled by exciting stories and captivating legends. Let's explore Évora together and dive into its rich history! Get in touch to book your tour and secure a personalized and authentic guided visit.

Monsaraz and Wine guided tour from Évora

10. Monsaraz and Wine guided tour from Évora

Departing from Évora, it will take you about 4 hours to visit the amazing village of Monsaraz. Wander the streets and enjoy the breathtaking views of this hilltop village. Enter a time capsule that will take you back centuries. En route, the tour will stop at San Pedro do Corval, a pottery village. Stop by a family-owned pottery and have a great opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about ceramics. Afterwards, don't go home without tasting unique wines from a local winery.

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4.6 / 5

based on 398 reviews

We had the best time on our tour of Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais with Nayem! (Driver & Guide). Very kind, professional and joyful to be around. Nayem, called before he came for pickup and arrived in front of the Hotel. His knowledge of the history of Portugal was very valuable. He was also flexible with our planned tour sites. The great thing was that we could choose how long we wish to stay at each place which is not possible in other tours. Truly a once in a lifetime experience. If you’re on the fence, book it (Rent a Car with Driver & Go Tour). You won’t regret it! Highly recommended and appreciated.

The experience was unbeatable, the transportation was very comfortable and the best of all was the guide, Diogo always explained everything to us from the beginning and was incredibly friendly, always attentive and eager, without a doubt I would recommend the experience and I hope that Diogo continues because he is a unmatched guide.

Off-season so we ended up with a private tour. Hugo was a great guide and showed us the beautiful country-side of the Alentejo. Monsaraz is a hidden gem, and our lunch there was one of the highlights of our trip.

This tour was outstanding! Our guide, Joao, was amazing! He was very personable and his knowledge of the Alenjeto region was very impressive. We had a great morning!

Excellent guide, friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed the excursion. Thank you.