Portugal Views - Discover The Ancient Capital of Portugal - Private Day Tour

Evora located a bit further from the Oceanside. Named by the Celtic tribes who inhabited the territory during the ancient times, Evora was severely influenced by the Romans and the Moors at various stages before being held by the Portuguese in the 12th century. Such an evolution counting different impacts made it part of the most ancient European towns. A large number of landmarks scattered over the entire urban area is worthily recognized by UNESCO and worldwide travelers alike. A full day Evora tour will enable you to soak up the local ambiance and replenish your itinerary with unique monuments.
In your Private Sintra Day Tour from Lisbon you will be picked up at your temporary location in Portugal. Whether you get started from Lisbon or other neighboring areas, the car ride promises to be comfortable and short.

The day-long tripping through various places of the Portuguese Riviera, your Private Sintra Day Tour from Lisbon will end up with your delivery to your hotel.

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$595

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Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Capela dos Ossos
    • Entry/Admission - Aqueduto da Agua de Prata
    • Entry/Admission - Herdade do Esporao
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Largo do Conde de Vila Flor Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804 Portugal

    Being, perhaps, the oldest construction within the town, the Roman Temple mistakenly called sometimes the temple of Diana occupies a small surface in Evora center. It dates back to the 1st century and reveals the architectonic peculiarities of its times with its survived base and marble columns. Having served as a fortification post and butcher store, the temple was classified in the 19th century among the preserved sights of Evora attracting millions of tourists each year.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Capela dos Ossos, Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-650 Portugal

    Evora has something for every taste. Thus, if you don't fear extreme emotions don't mind to pay a visit to the town-based Bone Chapel. The walls here are completely filled with the skulls forming the main decoration of the space. Leaving the graveyards for other burials, the chapel stands for the perfect combination of functionality and creativeness in Portugal. Since there seems to be no similar place throughout the country and the entire continent, it is among must-visit spots in Evora.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja de Sao Francisco, Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-656 Portugal

    Evora has something for every taste. Thus, if you don't fear extreme emotions don't mind to pay a visit to the town-based Bone Chapel. The walls here are completely filled with the skulls forming the main decoration of the space. Leaving the graveyards for other burials, the chapel stands for the perfect combination of functionality and creativeness in Portugal. Since there seems to be no similar place throughout the country and the entire continent, it is among must-visit spots in Evora.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Largo do Marques de Marialva, Evora 7000-809 Portugal

    The major spiritual center aka the Cathedral of Evora enjoys the highest position within the town borders. Upon liberating the historical town from the Arab rule, the Portuguese rulers committed to the construction of the Se Cathedral in the 12-13th centuries. The original modest building was enlarged in the following period thus acquiring Gothic characteristics dominating in Portugal at the time. Resonating with the Lisbon Cathedral both outside and inside, the Se of Evora offers eye-catching Baroque decorations in its central and lateral spaces.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Praca do Giraldo, Evora 7000-508 Portugal

    After visiting the main sacred landmarks of the town the tour itinerary suggests a short stroll in the main square or the Praça do Giraldo. The rectangular space with a decorative fountain in the middle surrounded by white Romanesque and Gothic houses and the St. Anthony Church offers a great base to unwind in the city center while sipping various drinks or savoring some delicious local food. The peaceful area today was once the spot of great rebellions and protests preceding the formation of present-day Portugal.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, R. do Muro 8, Evora 7000-602 Portugal

    Evora is also famous for its engineering marvels presented by the town walls and the aqueduct. Dating back to the 3rd century with several alterations made in the course of the Visigoth, Moorish and the Portuguese dominion, the extensive city walls exemplify one of the best models of the defensive architecture. Various towers in different shapes simply add up to the whole military image.
    Being situated in the core of central Portugal, the Agua de Prata or the Silver Water Aqueduct has always played a crucial role in the town's daily life. Designed by Fernando de Arruda who was also responsible for the worldly famous Belem Tower construction this wonder of the 16th-century architecture linked the town with the Ribeira do Divor as its main source of water. Covered in houses, shops and other buildings, the 26m high arches of the aqueduct still are in the spotlight of onlookers.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cromeleque dos Almendres, Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe Portugal

    Traveling back in time the Neolithic Almendres Cromlech nearby Evora wins the contest. The circular and oval rings of 95 stones following the traditions of the then prevailing celestial religion form an attractive site that you can visit for free any time. The specific carvings on various stones requiring further identification add up to the mystic character of this unique spot throughout the southwestern European territory.

    In case the Evora tour is going to leave time for other Portuguese wonders, our itinerary suggests exploring Arraiolos and Herdade do Esporao as additional options.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Arraiolos, Arraiolos, Evora District, Alentejo

    Located 20km away from Evora, Arraiolos offers an attractive historical town characterized by the likeness to the typical architecture of Portugal. The main landmarks are presented by several churches and the castle. The latter overlooks the entire space and boasts a rather rare circular shape. The traditional image of the town is enriched with its tapestry industry borrowed from the Arabs. Dating back to the 8-15th centuries the woven fabrics with colorful motives including the floral ones are definitely going to appeal to your visual senses.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Herdade do Esporao, Apartado 31, Reguengos de Monsaraz 7200-203 Portugal

    And the last but not least – Herdade do Esporao promises a genuine delight for those seeking for a memorable enogastronomic adventure. Although the history of this renowned wine-making post counts over 700 years, the present-day wine-making traditions are associated with the names of Joaquim Bandeira and Dr. Jose Alfredo Parreira Haltermann. Their input on wine-making in the Alentejo region in the mid-1930s was great. Having replenished their estate with an appropriate infrastructure comprising the medieval tower, chapel and wine cellars the Herdade do Esporao escape will leave no place for worries.

    After getting drunk with the charms central Portugal has on display you will be taken to your accommodation.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will meet you at your accommodation or port in LisbonAirports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    • Santa Apolonia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Van 11/11/2019 - 10/19/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Executive Sedan 11/11/2019 - 10/19/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Mini Van 11/12/2019 - 10/19/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Portugal Views

Activity ID: V-180835P5

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