Explore the historic town of Évora and the beautiful Alentejo wine region on a day trip from Lisbon. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage town, and see landmarks like the Roman Temple, the Romanesque Gothic cathedral and the Bones Chapel. Take in views of the Alentejo wine region on the drive to Azeitão, where you will visit a wine cellar and enjoy a wine tasting.
- Full-day trip to Alentejo and Évora town from Lisbon
- Explore Portugal's UNESCO World Heritage Site of Évora
- Visit Évora's Roman Temple, the Romanesque Gothic cathedral, the Bones Chapel and the university
- Upgrade and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Évora
- Visit a wine cellar and sample Moscatel de Setúbal (included)
What You Can Expect
Admire the lush Portuguese countryside on a scenic drive through cork and olive forests toward the fabled town of Évora, the capital of the Alentejo region, located 81 miles (130 km) southeast of Lisbon. When you arrive, enjoy a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage town with your guide. Explore the diverse heritage that Évora offers, including the ruins of the Roman Temple, the Romanesque Gothic cathedral, the Bones Chapel and Évora's university.
Next, enjoy free time to explore Évora's charming streets on your own and have a traditional Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant (if option selected).
Sit back and relax on your coach as you continue your full-day tour through the Alentejo region. In Azeitão, stop at a renowned wine cellar that has been producing wines for over a century. Enjoy a guided tour of the winery and finish with a wine tasting of the famous Moscatel de Setúbal, before you return to your hotel in Lisbon.
Candace D M USA
Evora is truly worth seeing with the churches, chapels and cathedral, Roman Temple is small but worth seeing. Lunch was great but wine tasting was a little disappointing, it seemed like the winery wasn't prepared for the visit. One red wine was served only, they were more interested in selling wine. But if you can't taste it to see what you want to buy you are not going to sell a lot of wine.
Great service! Hotel pick up and drop off. Great narration by guide. Lunch was fantastic with generous servings and ample supplies of local wine. One of our best tour experiences.
We expected a lot from this tour considering the reputation of Evora, and so were a little bit disappointed by the limited number of interesting sites visited. A good lunch was served in the pleasant garden of a restaurant. We did not really learn much from visiting the wine cellar of a local producer. The tour concluded with a short wine tasting session.
A nice day out. Very interesting. Good guide
The places and ladscapes were excellent however the woman tour guide was not so appealing.
Carol C USA
Patrick L Australia
Frieda H Australia
Day started badly with a mix-up at the transfer point. Enjoyed this trip a lot as it was a small but very diverse group of people and the tour guide couldn't have tried harder to make it work.
The guide was nice but talked way too much and too long on every topic, not breaking up the Portuguese and English segments. The side trip to the Fonseca winery was an added bonus, but we had to wait around for another group to join us and then were rushed out at the end during the tasting/chance to buy wine. Lunch, however, was great!