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Travel to Arraiolos and Évora in Portugal’s peaceful Alentejo region on this private, full-day tour. Following pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, you’ll travel by luxury vehicle to the walled, UNESCO-listed town of Évora. Visit impressive sights, including the Chapel of Bones and St Francis church, as well as the well-preserved Diana Roman Temple. Then, continue to the village of Arraiolos, where whitewashed houses, golden plains and intricate handmade carpets await you.


  • Private full-day tour of Arraiolos and Évora in the peaceful Alentejo region of south-central Portugal
  • Explore Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit impressive historical sites, such as the Chapel of Bones, Saint Francis church and Roman temple
  • Admire beautiful hand-made carpets in Arraiolos
  • Private tour in luxury vehicle, ensuring a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Private Tour to Arraiolos and Evora - UNESCO World Heritage City

Arraiolos, Portugal

Leaving Lisbon early in the morning you will cross the rolling plains of this almost unexplored region where the olive and cork oak trees are abundant and essential to the region's economy and lifestyle.

The town of Évora, the walled World Heritage Site, is an astonishingly well-preserved piece of history. With your guide you will be invited to visit the Saint Francis church and the sinister Chapel of the Bones proving that life for some might have been just one more step towards the desired eternity.

Walking up the old narrow streets you'll reach the central Giraldo square where you will begin to walk up to the top of Évora reaching the 13th century Cathedral and the surprisingly well preserved Roman temple. But in one of the hidden corners of Évora lies the core of all its knowledge and perseverance: the 16th century University where still today hundreds of students search for the much-wanted sapience. If you're a handicraft fan then let our guide introduce you to a modern handicraft studio that they've found when walking in Évora (closed on Sunday).

After a reinvigorating lunch break in one of the much celebrated restaurants in Évora, that prepare with heart and soul the regional olive oil, bread and garlic recipes, it will be time to leave to the village of Arraiolos. The 'eternal bride', as it is called by locals, is a splash of immaculate white-washed houses on the golden plains and blue skies. Life here has slowed down the pace a little to appreciate the rhythm of nature and the skillfulness of the Arraiolos carpets being embroidered by the delicate hands of local women.

This tour is operated in a luxury vehicle as you tour the majestic sites of Portugal.

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Customer Reviews

Virgil I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Very interesting tour and the guide - Tiago - excellent from the professional point of view.

Emily B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The guide was very knowledgeable. We had extra time and the guide did a side trip to maximize the alloted time of the tour. I highly recommend this tour.

Gregg R Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

This tour was an absolute delight. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and accomodating. He arrived on time, was friendly and very personable. The tour was given at a leisurely pace and the guide was willing to allow us to ask questions and linger at points that were of particular interest to us. Highly recommended

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