Spend the day discovering the best of Évora and Estremoz on this private day trip from Lisbon. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage City, Évora is full of historic and cultural relics including the Diana Temple, Cathedral, and Saint Francis Church. Tour the famous bone chapel and listen to a knowledgable guide explain how the city has been preserved through history. Then head to Estremoz to see how stone from the marble quarry is extracted from the earth. This private tour is totally flexible and can be customized according to your interests.
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.