Private Tour to Evora and Arraiolos Village from Lisbon

Evora, the Pearl of Alentejo!

Known as the Museum-City, Evora stands out for its rich historical heritage and university tradition. It stands beautiful and charming in the heart of the Alentejo region. In addition to being one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Portugal, it is marked by the incomparable hospitality of its people.

Go back in time and visit the 1st century Roman Temple, the Evora Cathedral, the Saint Francisco Church that houses the chilling Chapel of Bones. Find out what gave the city the UNESCO World Heritage status.

Enjoy free time for lunch and then head to Arraiolos. A sunny village that developed on the side of a castle. Known for its embroidered rugs with centuries of history. The rugs are handmade by embroiderers in gestures that are repeated for over 500 years.

per adult from

$500

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/Guide
    • Personal accompaniment during the whole day
    • Pickup and drop-off at Hotels and Accommodations in Lisbon
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    What's excluded :
    • Any additional expenses not covered and agreed in advance
    • Food expenses
    • Entrance tickets to monuments
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
    • Entry/Admission - Capela dos Ossos
    • Entry/Admission - Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

    Pick-up from your hotel / accommodation in Lisbon.

    Do not worry about traveling by public transport or sharing your tour and choose comfort and safety in the company of your guide who will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable vehicle with the Clean & Safe seal guarantee assigned by the Portuguese Tourism Board.

    This tour is designed for those who want to get away from the traditional tours and have a more authentic and unique experience.

    Travel time from Lisbon to Evora approximately 1h30 (138km)


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Roman Temple
    Surprise yourself with the Roman Temple, popularly known as Temple of Diana, it is one of the symbols of the Roman occupation in Portugal. It dates back to the 1st century and is built at the dominant point of the acropolis, in the city forum. It is one of the best preserved Roman temples in the Iberian Peninsula. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, this monument is one of the city's ex-libris.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Cathedral of Evora
    The largest medieval cathedral in Portugal, its construction started in 1186, on the foundations of an Arab mosque, is an example of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic style. Declared a National Monument in 1910.

    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    Giraldo Square
    This site was the scene of numerous autos-da-fé (ritual of public penance), which took place during the period of the Inquisition. It has a rectangular shape and it's surrounded by white houses that with medieval arches.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Church of Saint Francis
    Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, in Manueline-Mudejar and Renaissance style, to replace an earlier Gothic temple, of which there are still some remnants. It was adjacent to the Royal Palace and seen as a Royal Church therefore receiving important ceremonies such as the marriage of Prince D. Afonso to Isabel of D. Castilla in 1490.
    The interior has a single nave, rectangular in shape and in the form of a Latin cross, with the Baroque high-altar and the Third Order of Saint Francis Chapel standing out. The most popular curiosity resides in the Chapel of Bones, with its three naves completely covered in human bones (17th century).

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Chapel of Bones
    You will be impressed by one of the most sinister monuments in Portugal: The Chapel of Bones built in the 17th century. Upon entering, note the ominous warning, intended for visitors to meditate on the ephemerality of life: "We bones that here rest, for yours await". Built by three naves, the chapel is covered with bones and skulls from 5000 skeletons from church and convent cemeteries throughout the city.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Praca do Municipio 19, Arraiolos 7040-027 Portugal

    Arraiolos rugs Interpretive Center
    You will visit the Arraiolos rugs Interpretive Center, whose visit will provide you the knowledge of the origins, history, the methods and the arraiolos rug manufacturing techniques.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Arraiolos Castle, Arraiolos Portugal

    Arraiolos Castle
    Its construction began in the year 1306 (14th century). From here, you can see the immensity and beauty of the surrounding landscape, allowing a distinct look over the historic centre of the village. It stands out for being one of the rare castles with a circular plant in the world.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

    It was a great day and it is time to return to your hotel in Lisbon. We hope to see you again soon on another visit in Portugal.
    You will be able to choose a Drop-off location different from the Pick up one, provided it is in Lisbon.
    See you soon!


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup and Drop-off at your hotel / accommodation in Lisbon.The driver/guide uses a identification with his name and that of our company through a badge.Pickup locations other than Lisbon are available upon request. However, an additional fee may apply. Please consult us so that we can assess this situation.Airports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    • Lisbon Cruise Terminal - Santa Apolonia
    • Lisbon Cruise Terminal - Alcantara
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Folding Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • For yours and the drivers safety our vehicles are equipped with acrylic separators between the driver/guide front seat and the passenger compartment. Your tour is carried out in a 9 seat minivan, being private (family/friends) and therefore the maximum capacity of the vehicle is 6 passengers.
  • 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

6

Organised by Estrela d'Alva Tours

Activity ID: V-22293P35

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