Private tour

From Lisbon: Évora Private Historic Discovery Tour

Activity provider: TakingUThere

From Lisbon: Évora Private Historic Discovery Tour

Activity provider: TakingUThere

From US$ 203.56 per group up to 2

This tour is 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.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or AirBnB in Lisbon.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the St. Francis Church, more commonly known as the Bone Chapel
  • Explore the largest medieval cathedral of Portugal, Sé de Évora
  • Discover other smaller hidden secrets of this medieval fortified city
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
  • Entrance fees to the Bone Chapel and the Évora Cathedral
  • Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • It will be a 1 hour and 30 mins 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.
Customer reviews

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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!

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November 30, 2021

Product ID: 202606