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From Lisbon: Évora Private Historic Discovery Tour

1. From Lisbon: Évora Private Historic Discovery Tour

This tour is designed for history lovers and will show you the city’s varied collection of historic landmarks. After relaxing on the trip (1 hour 30 minutes) from Lisbon to Évora, you reach this UNESCO World Heritage city. You'll be transported back to Roman times, then past the Moorish occupations, all the way through the middle ages, and then back to today's Portugal. 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. Then 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." As well as the above sites, you'll also have the chance to stroll along the Giraldo Square and discover many other historic details of this city and see the locals 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.

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Evora: Self-Guided City Tour by E-Car with GPS Guide

2. Evora: Self-Guided City Tour by E-Car with GPS Guide

Take control of your route on this 1-hour city tour experience with an easy to drive and fun electric vehicle. This little and amazing car is packed with a GPS guide, free Wi-Fi, and a live camera that allows you to share your experience via social media. Drive through the narrow streets of Evora and meet nice locals who are always ready to help. Visit the famous Roman Temple, the University of Evora, or the Chapel of Bones and see for yourself how much fun you can you get from this city tour in this historic and millennial city. If you prefer, you can set predefined points of interest for you to visit in this 1-hour city tour, such as the bohemian Giraldo Square or the Medieval Fence. Just let yourself go and get lost in the city. Experience the people, the buildings, and everything that Evora has to offer.

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Lisbon: Évora and Wine Tasting Private Tour

3. Lisbon: Évora and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Relax and enjoy the safety of a private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and travel from Lisbon to Évora in a comfortable vehicle. Go back in time and find out what gave the city the UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit the Roman Temple, the Evora Cathedral and Giraldo Square. Also, discover the São Francisco Church that houses the chilling Chapel of Bones. Enjoy free time for lunch. Then, visit the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation (Adega Cartuxa) to take a guided tour to the winery and have a wine tasting. Alentejo is one of the most extensive regions in the south of Portugal recognized for the production of large, ripe, and fruity red wines.

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Lisbon: Private Tour to Évora and Cork Factory

4. Lisbon: Private Tour to Évora and Cork Factory

Take advantage of a convenient pick-up at your hotel and hit the road to Évora from Lisbon. Enjoy a flexible itinerary that can be tailored to your needs as you explore the local sights. Visit the Cortiçarte, a cork factory, and learn about the process of stripping and transforming cork. See the Roman Temple, known as the Tempo Diana, and explore one of the symbols of the Roman occupation of Portugal. See the medieval Cathedral of Évora, built on the foundations of a Muslim mosque. Stand at Giraldo Square, a site of religious public penance during the Inquisition. Discover São Francisco Church, built in the 15th and 16th centuries to replace an earlier Gothic temple. Marvel at one of the more macabre local sights, The Chapel of Bones.

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Évora & Alentejo Wine Tour Full-Day Private Tour

5. Évora & Alentejo Wine Tour Full-Day Private 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 head to Saint Francis Church with the "Bones Chapel", or Capela dos Ossos, which is completely decorated with human bones. Don't miss the University of Évora, a former Jesuit college built by Cardinal-King Henrique in 1559. 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, head to the Herdade do Esporão (near Reguengos de Monsaraz) to visit an important wine cellars in Portugal.

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Évora: City Highlights Private Half-Day Walking Tour

6. Évora: City Highlights Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Join your guide as you explore the historical treasures of Evora which have survived for centuries. See the cathedral, one of Evora's top attractions, built between 1186 and 1204. Discover the Roman Temple, one of the best preserved Roman monuments on the Iberian Peninsula. Explore the Praca do Giraldo, the town's lively main square, and visit the historical university founded in 1559. See St. Francis Church with its Bone Chapel, the local market, and Portugal's famous cork products, such as bags, shoes, and wallets.

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Évora: Guided Tour and Learn to Embroider a Rug

7. Évora: Guided Tour and Learn to Embroider a Rug

Go back in time and visit the 1st century Roman Temple and the Evora Cathedral. Explore the São Francisco Church that houses the chilling Chapel of Bones and find out what gave the city the UNESCO World Heritage status on this guided walking tour with a local expert. Enjoy free time for lunch and then head to Arraiolos, a sunny village that developed on the side of the castle. Known for its embroidered rugs with centuries of history, the rugs are handmade by embroiderers in a tradition that has been passed down over 500 years. You will learn to embroider your own Arraiolos rug step by step with a local embroiderer. In the workshop, you will be given the kit with all the necessary material to start your rug and help from your guide and the embroiderer, whilst gaining some insider knowledge about the region. Trip Itinerary • Departure at 8:30 at Hotel/Accommodation in Lisbon • Visit the Roman Temple • Visit the Cathedral of Evora • Visit the Praça do Giraldo (Giraldo Square) • Visit the Chapel of Bones • Learn to embroider your own arraiolos rug step by step with a local embroiderer • Visit the Arraiolos rugs Interpretive Center • Visit the Arraiolos Castle • Return to Lisbon

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Lisbon to Evora: TESLA Full-Day Private Driving Tour

8. Lisbon to Evora: TESLA Full-Day Private Driving Tour

Travel in a state of the art TESLA from Lisbon to Evora, taking in views of spectacular monuments along the way such as, the Roman Temple, the Chapel of Bones and Church of St. Francisco. Begon in Lisbon and explore Evora and the Alentejo region in the most luxurious, private and most sustainable way. Visit the beautiful medieval city of Évora, the historical center in Alto Alentejo. Visit monuments like, The Cathedral, Roman Temple, Church of St. Francisco and its Chapel of Bones. Experience a vehicle that is totally sustainable and eco-friendly, saving tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Travel with what is considered, the best "Sustainable Tourism" startUp in the world in 2020, for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Évora

We enjoyed a terrific day tour to Evora with our guide Joao Dickmann. Joao was super engaging, easy to converse with and extremely knowledgeable about all things Portugal including Evora history and the wonderful sights we experienced there representing Roman times, to the Moors and finally Portuguese rule. The van was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and the trip each way was 1 hour plus. Memorable sights included the city hall with Roman ruins, Giraldo main square, the Roman temple, walls and aqueduct, Se cathedral and the bone chapel. We enjoyed a simple and delicious lunch of a traditional bifana sandwich followed by rich and tasty local desserts at Pastelaria Conventual Pão de Rala. I highly recommend this tour, you will love it!