Private Tour to Evora with wine tasting at the Cartuxa Winery

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Évora, the Pearl of the Alentejo! Known as the Museum-City, Évora stands out for its rich historical heritage and university tradition. It stands beautiful and charming in the heart of the Alentejo region. In addition to being one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Portugal, it is marked by the incomparable hospitality of its people. Go back in time and visit the 1st century Roman Temple, the Evora Cathedral, the São Francisco Church that houses the chilling Chapel of Bones. Find out what gave the city the UNESCO World Heritage status. Enjoy free time for lunch. Afterwards you will visit the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation (Cartuxa Winery) to make a guided visit to the winery and have a wine tasting. Alentejo is one of the most extensive regions in the south of Portugal and has established itself in recent years as an important region in the production of large, ripe and fruity red wines, easy to drink.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Estrela d'Alva Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Evora

Avoid the stress of traveling by public transport or a shared tour and choose the comfort and safety in the company of your private guide who will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable vehicle with the Clean & Safe Seal guarantee. Travel time from Lisbon to Évora approximately 1h30 (138km)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

Be amazed by the Roman Temple, popularly known as Tempo Diana, which is one of the symbols of the Roman occupation in Portugal. It dates from the 1st century and is built at the dominant point of the acropolis, in the city forum. It is one of the best preserved Roman temples in the Iberian Peninsula. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is certainly the oldest of all monuments in Évora

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)

The largest medieval cathedral in Portugal, its construction started in 1186, on the foundations of an Arab mosque, is an example of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic style. Declared a National Monument in 1910.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Praca do Giraldo

This site was the scene of numerous autos-da-fé (ritual of public penance), which took place during the period of the Inquisition. It has a rectangular shape. The houses that surround it are white and have medieval arches.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Igreja de Sao Francisco

Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, in Manueline-Mudejar and Renaissance style, to replace an earlier Gothic temple, of which there are still some remnants. It was adjacent to the Royal Palace, and seen as a Royal Church therefore important ceremonies were held there such as the marriage of Prince Afonso to Isabel of Castilla in 1490. The interior has a single nave, rectangular in shape and in the form of a Latin cross, emphasizing the Baroque high-altar and the Third Order of Saint Francis Chapel. The greatest popular curiosity resides in the Bones Chapel, of three naves completely covered in human bones (17th century).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Capela dos Ossos

Be impressed by one of the most sinister monuments in Portugal: The Chapel of Bones built in the 17th century. Upon entering, note the ominous warning, intended for visitors to meditate on the ephemeral of life: "We bones that here are, for yours await". Built by three naves, the chapel is covered with bones and skulls from 5000 skeletons from church and convent cemeteries throughout the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

Cartuxa Wine is based at Quinta de Valbom, 2km from the centre of the World Heritage city of Evora and just 200m from the Cartuxa Monastery from which it takes its name. The visitor centre is in the old refectory of the former retreat of the Jesuit Brothers who taught at Evora University in the 16th and 17th centuries. The visitor to Cartuxa is privileged to enjoy the uniquely beautiful grounds and cellars at Quinta de Valbom. You can also sample the Foundation’s wines and olive oils and purchase your favorites from the Cellar shop. Adega Cartuxa – The old cellars at Quinta de Valbom are nowadays used to age the wines produced by the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation. NOTE: The Eugenio de Almeida Foundation (Adega Cartuxa) visit includes a visit to the winery and the tasting of 3 wines. Other wine-tasting options are available. For more information please contact us.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lisbon

It was a great day and it is time to return to your hotel in Lisbon. We hope to see you again soon on another visit in Portugal. You will be able to choose a Drop-off location different from the Pick up one, provided it is in Lisbon. See you soon!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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