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Evora Wine Tour from Lisbon including Herdade do Esporao winery

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Explore the beauty of Evora, the capital of the province of Alentejo. Visit the majestic structures around the city, walk along the streets and drive back to Lisbon as we go through Setubal to get a taste of the peninsula's emblematic wine.

Highlights
  • Explore around the historical city of Evora together with a knowledgeable guide
  • See the ruins of Evora's Roman Temple
  • Visit the city's architectural gems such as the Evora Cathedral, Church of Sao Francisco, and the Chapel of Bones
  • Taste the traditional Setubal moscatel at the Herdade do Esporão Cellar in Setubal

Description

From Lisbon, take an exciting journey to the city of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage. As you drive to Evora, cross a bridge over the Tagus River. Within a few kilometers after crossing this bridge, see wonderful landscapes of rolling hills, lush vineyards, and a myriad of cork oaks and olive groves.

The sight of the beautiful, whitewashed walls surrounding the medieval city of Evora will tell you that you have arrived on your first destination. On your arrival, explore the narrow antiquated streets and stop by some of the city's most prized architectural gems such as the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, the Chapel of Bones, the University, the Church of Sao Francisco, Herdade do Esporao, and many more!

The Roman Temple is one of the remaining ruins from the time when the Roman Empire dominated the city. Also known as the Temple of Diana, this particular temple is claimed by several historians to have been used as an execution site and in later years, was used as a slaughterhouse.

Marvel at the timeless Romanesque-Gothic architecture of the Evora Cathedral. Built with rose granite, this cathedral closely resembles the Cathedral of Lisbon. The eye-catching main portal of the Evora Cathedral displays statues of the 12 apostles. These statues are considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Portuguese Gothic sculpture. It is believed that the flags of Vasco da Gama's fleet on his first expedition to the Orient were blessed in this cathedral's first presbytery.

Mysterious and grotesque, the Chapel of Bones is a must-visit for every tourist in Evora. This chapel gained its name through the thousands of human bones of monks stuck to its interior walls. You may find that its white ceilings are covered with death motifs and that two desiccated corpses (one is of a child) hang from ropes). You may also see the Church of Sao Francisco as the Chapel of Bones is located beside this cathedral. As you go along, your guide will tell you the story behind the unique concept behind this interesting chapel.

Another great stop of this tour is at the University of Evora. This 15th century public university boasts of its spacious cloisters, decorative stucco and tiles, impressive façade, and its central courtyard where a humble marble fountain can be found. You may find it amazing how the old classrooms are still being used for lessons.

End this tour with a visit to one of the most historical wine cellars in Portugal, the Herdade do Esporao. During your visit to this impressive wine cellar, get the chance to taste the traditional Setubal muscatel, a type of wine that represents the Setubal Peninsula wine region.

Hotel Pickup List

  • Guided Evora city tour

  • Roman Temple (temple of Diana) visit

  • Evora Cathedral, Chapel of Bones, and Church of Sao Francisco visit

  • University of Evora visit

  • Lunch (depending on option chosen)

  • Wine tasting

Includes

  • Wine tasting

  • English-speaking guide
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Evora Wine Tour from Lisbon with Lunch
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Embark on a one-day voyage through the city of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage site to see masterpieces of past eras and the key monuments. Learn about the traditional handicrafts and take the opportunity to experience the local food.

Following lunch, journey out to the Herdade da Ervideira vineyard to indulge in the Portuguese wine culture.

Duration: 10:30 - 11 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Wine tasting / Lunch / English-speaking guide
Add-ons:
  • To/From Lisbon + per person
  • To/from Estoril and Cascais Areas + per person

Schedule

  • 08:45-08:00

    Pick-up at Select Hotels in Lisbon or Check-in at Marquês de Pombal Square

  • 11:15

    Arrive at Évora from Lisbon

    Wander the narrow streets and take in the culture of eras past. Visit the Roman Temple of Diana, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, the Church of São Francisco and its Chapel of Bones as well as the University.

  • Évora Continued...

    Explore the deep variety of handicrafts produced across the Alentejo, including the renowned pieces in cork, ceramics and copper. Experience the depth and breadth of ingredients for some of the most defining dishes in the Portuguese gastronomic range. You will have some free time for lunch.

  • Herdade da Ervideira

    Tour around the vineyard and winery before sampling a few of the best! Take this opportunity to taste the rich and unique flavors of Portuguese wines!

  • 19:00

    Drop-off at Selected Hotels in Lisbon or Check-out at Marquês de Pombal Square

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Evora Wine Tour from Lisbon without Lunch
192117

Embark on a one-day voyage through the city of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage site to see masterpieces of past eras and the key monuments. Learn about the traditional handicrafts and take the opportunity to experience the local food.

In the afternoon, journey out to the Herdade da Ervideira vineyard to indulge in the Portuguese wine culture.

Duration: 10:30 - 11 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Wine tasting / English-speaking guide
Add-ons:
  • To/From Lisbon + per person
  • To/from Estoril and Cascais Areas + per person

Schedule

  • 08:45-08:00

    Pick-up at Select Hotels in Lisbon or Check-in at Marquês de Pombal Square

  • 11:15

    Arrive at Évora from Lisbon

    Wander the narrow streets and take in the culture of eras past. Visit the Roman Temple of Diana, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, the Church of São Francisco and its Chapel of Bones as well as the University.

  • Évora Continued...

    Explore the deep variety of handicrafts produced across the Alentejo, including the renowned pieces in cork, ceramics and copper. Experience the depth and breadth of ingredients for some of the most defining dishes in the Portuguese gastronomic range. You will have some free time for lunch.

  • Herdade da Ervideira

    Tour around the vineyard and winery before sampling a few of the best! Take this opportunity to taste the rich and unique flavors of Portuguese wines!

  • 19:00

    Drop-off at Selected Hotels in Lisbon or Check-out at Marquês de Pombal Square

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Schedule

  • 08:45-08:00

    Pick-up at Select Hotels in Lisbon or Check-in at Marquês de Pombal Square

  • 11:15

    Arrive at Évora from Lisbon

    Wander the narrow streets and take in the culture of eras past. Visit the Roman Temple of Diana, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, the Church of São Francisco and its Chapel of Bones as well as the University.

  • Évora Continued...

    Explore the deep variety of handicrafts produced across the Alentejo, including the renowned pieces in cork, ceramics and copper. Experience the depth and breadth of ingredients for some of the most defining dishes in the Portuguese gastronomic range. You will have some free time for lunch.

  • Herdade da Ervideira

    Tour around the vineyard and winery before sampling a few of the best! Take this opportunity to taste the rich and unique flavors of Portuguese wines!

  • 19:00

    Drop-off at Selected Hotels in Lisbon or Check-out at Marquês de Pombal Square

  • (For Check-In) Parque Eduardo VII (Praça do Marquês de Pombal 1250 Lisboa, Portugal ) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Parque Eduardo VII (Praça do Marquês de Pombal 1250 Lisboa, Portugal ) Time: 19:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Parque Eduardo VII (Praça do Marquês de Pombal 1250 Lisboa, Portugal ) Time: 08:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Parque Eduardo VII (Praça do Marquês de Pombal 1250 Lisboa, Portugal ) Time: 19:00:00

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  • If the total amount of participants are less than seven people, the tour may operate on a small bus or a private car.

  • Please keep an eye on your valuables and luggage at all times. The tour operator cannot take responsibility for lost items.

  • This tour is operated in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French depending on the group of the day.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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