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Évora and Azeitão Tour - From Lisbon

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tue and Sat

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time

    9am

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way to Marques de Pombal.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

Key Highlights

  • Explore the rich history of two of Portugal’s most well-preserved ancient cities
  • Get a flavor for local cuisine with a wine tasting and lunch in Évora’s historical center
  • Entrance into some of Portugal’s best Roman landmarks
  • Informative commentary by a local guide
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach

Overview

Explore the rich history and culture of Évora and Azeitão on a luxury air-conditioned coach with informative commentary from a knowledgeable local guide.

Évora is located in the Alto Alentejo Province, an area that is full of cork and olive trees and whitewashed villages. Among the Ancient Roman Landmarks of this 2000-year-old city that you will visit are:

Temple of Diana: The ruins of this Roman Temple dating back to the 2nd century is very popular with tourists. It is one of the Iberian Peninsula's best-preserved Roman monuments. 

Cathedral: This Romanesque-Gothic cathedral is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Evora and has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Bones Chapel: Its beautifully decorated ceiling is supported by many substantial columns and the walls of the room are constructed with human skulls and bones. Many of the skulls have been gilded so that the overall appearance is rather warm and elegant in a ghoulish sort of way. As a final macabre touch, the complete gilded skeleton of a monk hangs from a hook on the sidewall. 

The University of Évora: It was founded in 1559 and is the second oldest university in Portugal. It has elegant Renaissance marble cloisters and the classroom entrances are decorated with tile panels representing each of the subjects taught. 

End the day with a wine taste at a Century wine cellar in Azeitão.

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Itinerary

The tour departs from the Marques de Pombal for a guided tour of Évora and Azeitão in a bus.

Evora is located in the Alto Alentejo Province, an area that is full of cork and olive trees and whitewashed villages. Among the Ancient Roman Landmarks of this 2000-year-old city that you will visit are:

Temple of Diana: The ruins of this Roman Temple dating back to the 2nd century is very popular with tourists. It is one of the Iberian Peninsula's best preserved Roman monuments.

Cathedral: This Romanesque Gothic cathedral is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Evora and has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bones Chapel: Its beautifully decorated ceiling is supported by many substantial columns and the walls of the room are constructed with human skulls and bones. Many of the skulls have been gilded so that the overall appearance is rather warm and elegant in a ghoulish sort of way. As a final macabre touch, the complete gilded skeleton of a monk hangs from a hook on the side wall.

The University of Évora: It was founded in 1559 and is the second oldest university in Portugal. It has elegant Renaissance marble cloisters and the classroom entrances are decorated with tile panels representing each of the subjects taught.

End the day with a wine taste at a Century wine cellar in Azeitão.

Drive back to Lisbon. The tour ends at original point of departure.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in a bus
  • Guided Visits
  • Lunch in Évora’s Historical Center (option based)
  • Wine Tasting
  • Entrance Fee

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Customer Reviews

  • Mr R W White
    Sightseeing in Évora and Azeitão - From Lisbon

    It was worth the trip just for the Roman temple. Really surprising what there is to see in Portugal. Nice trip...

    United Kingdom 09/29/2012

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