Full-Day Tour of Evora
Our Day Tour of Evora, Portugal
This full-day tour takes you from the bustling streets of Lisbon to the enchanting city of Evora as you discover the treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage city, laden with rich history, age-old traditions, and architectural grandeur.
Along with your officially licensed guide, you will delve into Portugal’s past with a visit to the impressive megalithic sites, explore the town’s iconic landmarks, and savor local flavors with a wine-tasting lunch at a nearby winery. Experience the best of Evora in one memorable day!
What Is Included in Our Evora Day Trip From Lisbon?
Transfer from Lisbon to Evora
Your day begins with a private transfer from Lisbon to Evora. Sit back and relax as you traverse the picturesque landscapes of the Alentejo region.
On arrival in Evora, be greeted by its charming whitewashed houses and narrow cobblestone streets, hinting at the historical treasures within.
Guided Tour of Evora's Megalithic Sites
Journey back in time with a visit to the ancient megalithic sites near Evora, the Cromlech of Almendres, and the Dolmen of Zambujeiro.
The Cromlech of Almendres, often referred to as Portugal’s Stonehenge, is a significant prehistoric complex dating back to the 6th millennium BC. Comprising nearly 100 standing stones arranged in an oval, it provides insights into ancient rituals and astronomical knowledge.
Next, head to the Dolmen of Zambujeiro, one of the largest megalithic monuments in the Iberian Peninsula. Originally used as a collective burial chamber, its massive stones, some reaching 6 meters in height, create a captivating sight against the natural landscape.
Your expert guide will help you unravel the mysteries of these sites, providing fascinating stories of ancient cultures and their connections to these monuments.
City Tour: Uncovering Evora's Historic Treasures
Return to Evora, where a city tour awaits. Start at Giraldo’s Square, the heart of the city, named after the feared knight Geraldo Geraldes. Marvel at the beautiful 16th-century fountain and the surrounding Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
From here, make your way to the iconic Diana’s Temple, a well-preserved Roman temple that stands as a testament to Evora’s ancient past. As you admire the Corinthian columns, imagine the bustling Roman town that once surrounded this spot.
Next, visit the Moura Gates and city walls, where you can appreciate Evora’s strategic importance during the medieval period. Walking along the walls, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the city and the surrounding landscapes.
Perhaps the most intriguing stop is the Chapel of Bones, a unique chapel adorned with the bones and skulls of thousands of monks. Its message, “We bones that here are, for yours await,” serves as a potent reminder of life’s transience.
Wine Tasting Lunch at a Local Winery
After a morning of historical exploration, retreat to a local winery nestled in the rolling hills just outside Evora.
Indulge in a wine-tasting lunch where the region’s best flavors come to the fore. Tour the vineyards and cellars as your guide explains the winemaking process, from harvesting to aging.
Then, sit down for a sumptuous lunch complemented by a selection of local wines. Savor the robust reds and crisp whites, each sip revealing a new layer of flavor. As you enjoy your meal amidst the vineyards, let the tranquillity of the countryside imbue you with a sense of relaxation and contentment.
Return to Lisbon
After a fulfilling day exploring the wonders of Evora, your private transfer will whisk you back to Lisbon.
Get A Customized Evora Experience
Our comprehensive day tour offers you a taste of Evora’s historical grandeur and gastronomic delights. For those seeking a tailored experience, our team is ready to personalize your Evora journey to match your interests.
Whether you desire additional historical site visits, an extended wine-tasting session, or a guided culinary tour, we’re here to make it happen. Contact us to create your perfect Evora experience, making your visit to Portugal truly unforgettable.