Chapel of Bones

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From Lisbon: Évora and Monsaraz Day Tour with Wine Tasting

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

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.

Évora: Full-Day Wine Tour

Évora: Full-Day 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.

Évora: Private tour with entrance tickets to main monuments

Évora: Private tour with entrance tickets to main monuments

Visit the Chapel of Bones and Évora Cathedral with a private guide and entrance tickets to the monuments included. Also admire the famous Roman temple and other hidden treasures in Évora's historic center. Discover the myths and legends that populate this ancient city and ask your guide for recommendations on how to make the most of your stay in Évora. The tour lasts 2:30 hours and can start in the lobby of your hotel, if it is located in the historic center of Évora, or next to the fountain in Praça do Giraldo, in the most central part of Évora.

From Lisbon: Évora and Arraiolos Full-Day Trip

From Lisbon: Évora and Arraiolos Full-Day Trip

Dive into Évora's rich history on this full-day trip from Lisbon. Discover the highlights of a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, explore the Cartuxa vineyard and visit the village of Arraiolos to see its renowned tapestries. Head to the meeting point in Lisbon to begin your tour, then drive with your certified driver-guide to Évora, a captivating small city where past and present are harmoniously interwoven. Upon arrival, begin your exploration in the heart of the city, where the imposing Roman Temple bears witness to Évora's Roman heritage. Stroll through the city's charming streets, admire the medieval architecture, and soak up the authentic atmosphere. Explore the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal, the Cathedral of Évora, and visit the unique and intriguing Chapel of Bones. Marvel at the artful integration of human bones into the chapel's decoration, a powerful message about the fleetingness of life. The journey continues to Cartuxa, one of Portugal's best wine producers. At Cartuxa, contemplate the beautiful vineyards and have the chance to taste the wines, at your own expense. Afterward, take in panoramic views from the beautiful Castle of Évoramonte, then continue to Arraiolos, a village known for its handmade Arraiolos carpets. See how tradition and skill come together in the spectacular rugs before returning to the tour starting point in Lisbon.

Évora Private Walking Tour

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.

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

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.

From Lisboa: Evora and Monsaraz Full-Day Tour

From Lisboa: Evora and Monsaraz Full-Day Tour

This tour will take you to Évora, an UNESCO world heritage site, where medieval streets and beautiful typical Portuguese houses coexist. Start the tour to the south, passing over the 25th April bridge at Lisbon also known as the Golden Gate replica, and enjoy the drive through the country side of Portugal. On arrival at Évora, beside the Historical Center, there are nearby a lot of interesting points to visit, such as Evora's Roman Temple, the Cathedral, Saint Francis church, King Manuel Royal Palace and it's gardens, the local market, and one of the most famous and iconic places, the Chapel of Bones. Onwards, you will travel towards the border between Portugal and Spain, to discover Monsaraz Castle, one of the conquered and gaven castles to the Knights Templar order. Explore its medieval streets surrounded by stunning views of the Alentejo plains, where you can also see the largest artificial lake in Europe.

Evora: City Highlights Outdoor Escape Game

Evora: City Highlights Outdoor Escape Game

Be the hero of a city game where you will navigate Évora, one of Portugal’s most charming cities. You will learn about the city’s rich past and ancient, multicultural heritage. From Iberian Celtics to Romans to North African Moors, you will explore all of Évora’s famous landmarks that celebrate those who have passed here throughout the centuries. Évora may seem quiet on the surface but within lie many secrets. Are you ready to uncover them? The app offers precise directions through the city. Play at your own pace. Feel free to pause and explore your surroundings whenever you wish. After you book the game, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to play. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

From Lisbon: Evora with visits and wine tasting Guided Tour

From Lisbon: Evora with visits and wine tasting Guided Tour

Embark on a day trip to the picturesque town of Évora from Lisbon. Explore the well-preserved medieval architecture and renowned wine of Évora. Visit the Chapel of Bones, Évora Cathedral, and Giraldo Square. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local cellar. Depart from Lisbon and embark on a comfortable ride to the charming town of Évora. During the trip, your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and traditions of the region. Upon arriving in Évora, be greeted by the charming atmosphere of its cobblestone streets and unique architecture. Explore the main sights, including the stunning Chapel of Bones, the imposing Évora Cathedral, and the Giraldo Square, the bustling heart of the city. One of the most exciting experiences of the tour is the visit to a traditional local cellar. Here, have the opportunity to explore the facilities, learn about the winemaking process, and witness the dedication of winemakers at every stage. Immerse yourself in seductive aromas and flavor nuances as you sample a selection of carefully chosen wines, accompanied by local snacks that perfectly complement each glass. After the cellar experience, have free time to explore Évora on your own. Indulge in a typical lunch at one of the local restaurants, where you can savor authentic dishes from the Alentejo cuisine, famous for its fresh ingredients and robust flavors. With hearts full of unforgettable memories and palates still reverberating with the flavors of local wine, board back to Lisbon, where the tour comes to an end. Enjoy the scenery during the return journey, reflecting on the shared experiences and moments lived on this extraordinary day.

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What people are saying about Chapel of Bones

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It was a worthwhile visit. Our tour guide is excellent. He explained well about the history of each places. We have enough time to eat, explore n enjoy the wine tasting. Ride is a bit Long to drive back. But the day was smooth. We enjoyed it very much. End up we bought a case of wine from the winery to ship it to home in US. Wine is excellent here n the price is reasonable.

The whole tour was a delight. Our tour guide, Rodrigo, was very informative about the places we visited. I do highly recommend Tugatrip tours, and I will use them again in the future.

Nuonuo was a fantastic guide! He tailored the day to our interests and provided lots of information along the way. We highly recommend the tour!

Emanuel is a great tour guide. From the area so very knowledgeable. Plus it was a private tour so very personalized

Joao was a fount of knowledge. It was without doubt a very special way to learn all about this intercity of Evora.