This tour is designed for travelers that enjoy history but want to see something different to the usual tourist spots in Lisbon and Sintra. This private 7-hour tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Évora will show you another side of Portugal’s rich history.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Joao.
This tour is designed for history lovers, showing you the city’s varied collection of historic landmarks. After relaxing on the trip (1 hour 30 minutes) from Lisbon, you reach Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage city. You’ll be transported back to Roman times, the Moorish occupations and all the way through the middle ages, until today’s Portugal.
You’ll discover the history of the Roman Temple, often incorrectly referred to as the Temple of Diana. You will also enter the famous Sé Cathedral, the largest medieval cathedral of Portugal. It was built between 1186 and 1204 and was only finished to its final beauty in 1250. Your guide will show you the cloister, basilica and then you will go all the way up to the rooftop to have a fantastic birds-eye-view over the whole city.
You will explore the “creepy” Bone Chapel, with its carefully arranged skulls and bones of about 5000 people that cover the walls and columns. It is supposed to make visitors reflect on the inevitable facts of life and death. Make sure you look up at the inscription on the entrance, which reads: “We bones that here are, await for yours.”
As well as the above sites, you’ll also have the chance to stroll along the city’s main Giraldo Square. Also discovering other historic details of this city and the local way of life. Not to forget, you should try some of the simple local gastronomic specialties if you get hungry. At the end of the tour, you’ll be driven back to Lisbon.
Pick-up and drop off at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon
Entrance fees to the Bone Chapel
Entrance fees to the Évora Cathedral
Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations
Transportation by air-conditioned car or van.
Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.
Not available Sundays!
It will be a 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Lisbon to Évora. The journey back takes the same time;
Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera;
National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice;
The sequence of the mentioned places can change according to your wishes or due to weather conditions.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.