- 9-hour day trip to Évora from Lisbon
- Discover the history and beautiful sights of this World Heritage Site with a professional guide
- See monuments like the Cathedral of Évora, the Roman Temple and the Almendres Cromlech
- Visit the magnificent Chapel of Bones in St Francis Church and admire the walls made of human skulls
- Take part in an olive oil tasting from the prestigious Adega da Cartuxa (included)
- Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personal experience
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
You get to see some remarkable sights: a chapel with walls made of human skulls, a massive group of large standing stones, and sprawling fields of olive and cork trees. Plus, you'll sample several and olive oils on this well-balanced excursion.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Wine break, LisbonPhoto by: Anonymous
- EvoraPhoto by: alainsalles
- Chapel of BonesPhoto by: Linda F
- Almendres CromlecPhoto by: Andrea M
- EvoraPhoto by: Anne S
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- the Chromelech stonesPhoto by: Anne S
Malaysia, 05 2013
- The Roman Ruins in EvoraPhoto by: Anne S
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- NazarePhoto by: M H d
- AlentejoPhoto by: M H d
What You Can Expect
Arrive in the city of Évora and discover its abundance of culture, heritage and history formed by centuries of influence. Learn why Évora became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town as you step into the St Francis, a well preserved church built in Gothic-Manueline style. Inside wander to the Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), built in the 16th century, which displays human skulls and bones upon its walls.
Afterward, explore the Roman Temple’s remnants which date back to the 1st century and visit the the palace of King Manuel where explorer Vasco da Gama was commanded to find a route to India. Next, ogle the Cathedral of Évora (Sé de Évora) constructed between late 13th and early 14th centuries. Then, promenade along charming streets and under Gothic arches in Évora’s main Giraldo Square (Praça do Giraldo).
Take a break from your guided tour and explore the historical streets on your own. Grab lunch at a place of your choice (own expense) and spend time ducking into a few souvenir shops. Then, rendezvous with your guide and head to a world-class olive oil tasting at Adega da Cartuxa. Relish samples of three olive oil flavors while gaining insight into the architecture and history of the city.
Finally, hop aboard your vehicle and continue to Almendres Cromlech, one of Europe’s largest stone complexes. Arrive and see an astounding structure of menhirs (huge stone monoliths positioned upright) put here about 6000 years ago. As you walk alongside your guide, learn how their arrangement was used to determine the equinox and solstice.
Afterward, return to your Lisbon hotel where your tour ends.
great tour, good tasting, good food
I loved Evora, and our guide Fabio was excellent. When I requested information about an online link to the shop where we tasted olive oil, the company--Cool Lisbon Tours--couldn't have been more accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.
Great/full/interesting/surprising day! Celia Tome was knowledgeable, personable, flexible and competent. We learned not only about the sites visited, but also about the people, history and workings of Portugal. I would recommend this day-trip to anyone without reservation!
Great trip. Gustavo the guide was very good . He knows a lot. He is nice ,very friendly. Amazing day trip
This was a magical trip, from start to finish. Helpful pickup near our apartment. Lovely drive with thoughtful and educated guide. Great city. Excellent advice about lunch. Beautiful forest and standing stones. Could not have been better.
Really great tour! Evora and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. And our guide, Isabel and guide-in-training, Francisco, who also contributed to the day were outstanding! One of the highlights of our stay in Lisbon. Highly recommended!
This was a well done and terrific day tour. Gustav, the tour guide, was truly an historian who brought to life all of the sights through story telling. The travel, tours of the sites, the walks, the food, ....all added up to a terrific adventure and time well spent. Thank you Gustav.
Our small group tour to Evora was amazing we had so many great opportunities to ask questions of Cecilia and she was an amazing hub of information. Thank you Cecilia for making our day really special! I highly recommend taking this day trip and learning more about Portugal and it's amazing history!
Our guide, Gustafo, was excellent. Besides being amusing and funny, he was also well informed. He shared a lot of history and cultural information as we traveled on to Evora. The stones at Cromlech were fascinating to experience and walk around, and the information on the cork tree harvesting was enlightening. We had a chance to be interactive as a small group which also was great. The walking tour of Evora was fantastic, as we saw and heard a lot and had some independent time for lunch. The entire town is very worthwhile experiencing. The wine tasting and olive oil tasting were also great. Definitely one of my favorite tours of our entire trip.
What a trip--Evora and the megaliths outside of Guadalupe. Without our guide, Michela, we would have never learned about so many things megaliths, olive trees, olive oil, cork and all the things made from cork, acorn beer, traveling in Portugal in just one day! Our group was small, but that made it quite easy to navigate through places and to take our time when needed. When we return to Lisbon, we will ask for Michela again!