Welcome to Estremoz


Ringed by an old protective wall, Estremoz has a centre set with orange tree-lined lanes, a 13th-century hilltop castle enclosed in an old quarter, and peaceful plazas (the main one being Rossio Marquês de Pombal, or ‘the Rossio’). This simple provincial town is a busy trading centre, with lots of shops selling farm tools, though visitors can also load up on crafts, earthenware pottery and gourmet delights – all of which are available at the great market that fills the huge central square on Saturday. The town also boasts some excellent eateries.


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$432.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Évora and Estremoz Private Day Tour from Lisbon

Start the trip by getting picked up from your hotel by your own private driver/guide. Travel along the picturesque country roads of Alentejo towards the historic town of Évora. A UNESCO-designated World Heritage City, Évora has been preserved throughout history and is full of important relics, which you will see on this tour. Head first to the enigmatic church of St. Francis and its famous Chapel of Bones for a short visit. Then continue up the narrow streets of the old town to Giraldo square, where the Inquisition once had its headquarters. Then spend time touring the millennium old Roman Temple and take a glimpse at the 12th century cathedral, built between 1280 and 1340. After a morning of exploring, follow the guide’s recommendations to a local ‘alentejano’ restaurant. Feast on delicious dishes from one of the most creative cuisines in Portugal. After lunch, hop back in the car and drive to the village of Estremoz to see a marble quarry and learn how it is extracted. Spend a short time here before heading back to Lisbon, where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

$889.41 Private & Custom Tours

Merida Spain Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon

Get picked up from your hotel in Lisbon and begin a full-day journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in western Europe. This private trip can accommodate up to six people and is priced per group. Leaving Lisbon, head through the Alentejo plains to the magnificent castles of Estremoz and Elvas. Visit the region’s historical center, the famous Sé cathedral, and the largest aqueduct on the Iberian Peninsula. Then hop back in the car and cross the border into Spain, arriving in the historic town of Mérida.Once part of the Roman Empire, Mérida is home to stunning monuments, including the roman circus and amphitheater. Tour the town and learn about its important historical context from your guide, and take in the surrounding scenery. At the end of the day, the driver will return you to your hotel in Lisbon.

$159.84 Private & Custom Tours

Merida Spain Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon

Get picked up from your hotel in Lisbon and begin a full-day journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in western Europe. This private trip can accommodate up to six people and is priced per group. Leaving Lisbon, head through the Alentejo plains to the magnificent castles of Estremoz and Elvas. Visit the region’s historical center, the famous Sé cathedral, and the largest aqueduct on the Iberian Peninsula. Then hop back in the car and cross the border into Spain, arriving in the historic town of Mérida.Once part of the Roman Empire, Mérida is home to stunning monuments, including the roman circus and amphitheater. Tour the town and learn about its important historical context from your guide, and take in the surrounding scenery. At the end of the day, the driver will return you to your hotel in Lisbon.

$159.84 Private & Custom Tours

Merida Spain Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon

Get picked up from your hotel in Lisbon and begin a full-day journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in western Europe. This private trip can accommodate up to six people and is priced per group. Leaving Lisbon, head through the Alentejo plains to the magnificent castles of Estremoz and Elvas. Visit the region’s historical center, the famous Sé cathedral, and the largest aqueduct on the Iberian Peninsula. Then hop back in the car and cross the border into Spain, arriving in the historic town of Mérida.Once part of the Roman Empire, Mérida is home to stunning monuments, including the roman circus and amphitheater. Tour the town and learn about its important historical context from your guide, and take in the surrounding scenery. At the end of the day, the driver will return you to your hotel in Lisbon.

$74.21 Cultural & Theme Tours

Évora & Arraiolos Tours

The tour will start at 9am, and includes the pickup and drop off at your hotel. This is possible in the following cities: Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra, Ericeira and any village not more than 15km away from the cities mentioned before. Your own private driver / guide, will take you through the picturesque rural roads of Alentejo towards the historic city of Évora. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora has been preserved throughout history and is full of important monuments, that you'll be able to visit throughout this one day tour.You will get to visit the enigmatic church of San Francisco and its famous Bones Chapel, before you have the chance to walk up the narrow streets of the old city to the Giraldo square, where one day it was the headquarters of the Inquisition. You will spend some time visiting the ancient Roman Temple and take a look at the 12th century cathedral built between 1280 and 1340.After checking out all the main places in Évora it's time for lunch in the recommended local "Alentejo" restaurant. Enjoy these delicious dishes before you get on your way to the next attraction. We will pass by the village of Estremoz to see a marble quarry and learn how it is extracted, ahead of visiting Arraiolos, where you will visit the circular castle and the very iconic Arraiolos carpets.From Arraiolos we'll be on our way back to the starting point, as you will be dropped off at your hotel, in one of Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra, Ericeira or any other village (not more than 15km away from the cities mentioned before).

$2797.28 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Unique Alentejo Bike tour

Day1: ArrivalWe’ll meet you at the Lisbon airport where we will welcome you and brief you through the program and equipment. Together we’ll go to the charming “Pateo dos Solares” Charm Hotel. After adjusting the bicycles and getting to know how the GPS works you’ll have the time to enjoy the hotel..Day 2: EstremozStart this tour cycling around Estremoz, where the only sounds are the jangling bells of flocking sheep chirping. Continue rolling through the natural landscape and pass some villages with the typical Alentejo white-washed homes. Sleep at Pateo dos Solares Charm Hotel. 44km + 350m or 71km + 700.Day 3: Charming VillagesWe start pedalling towards Vila Viçosa, a village of great historical heritage and whose castle and Paço Ducal make the wonders of the visitors. Next we’ll go to Alandroal and then head to Redondo, another charming village of strong vinical culture where you can also visit the cellars and amaze yourself with the city downtown. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte (58km + 600m).Day 4: ÉvoramonteThe destination is Évora Monte, a white painted streets village has over 500 years of existence and its ex-libris is its castle. At more or less 400m of altitude, it’s difficult to get to the top, but the views over Serra D’Ossa and Estremoz, make the effort worthwhile. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte country house (60km + 600m).Day 5: MonsarazToday we will be peddaling through small Alentejo villages. We’ll go through villages like Outeiro, Terena whose houses were built around the charming castle that dates back to the 13th or 14thcentury. The final destination is the lovely medieval village of Monsaraz, one of the most well preserved villages in Portugal.  Today’s location is Monte Saraz in the middle of nature and with a view to Monsaraz (55km + 500m).Day 6: Villages of Telheiro, Luz, Vila de MourãoWe’ll pedal through the charming villages of Telheiro where we’ll find numerous megalithic monuments. Next we’ll head to Luz village, a recently rebuilt village after the previous one had been flooded by the construction of the Alqueva dam.Day 7: ÉvoraWe start the day pedalling through the golden plains and reach the lovely Vila de Montoito, where the white of the houses contrasts with the serenity of the landscape. A few more km's and we'll reach Évora, a UNESCO's heritage city. The city is simply delightful and its historical legacy is endless. Sleep in Casa do Governador (68km + 700m).Day 8: ArraiolosThe destination is Arraiolos, the famous Portuguese village known for its carpets that share the same name. Arraiolos has also one of the few castles in the world with a round shape. We head back to Casa do Governador. (68km + 600m).Day 9: Departure day:We will sadly transfer you to the airport.