Évora-World Heritage & Estremoz Private Tour-9hrs

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Tour Number

Activity Level

11028


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers.
Children must be at least 5 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Portuguese (fluent)

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults+ driver/guide. This tour is also available for more than 4 adults.


On this tour I will invite you to know Évora, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage City, due to its excellent preservation along the centuries.

I can even tell you that little difference exist between walking in Évora today or some centuries ago. This town has been developing itself without losing its primitive characteristics.
That's why it deserved this "prize" from UNESCO.

Once we arrived at Évora we will do a walking tour and visit the highlights of the town. The roman Diana Temple, the Cathedral and the Saint Francis church with the famous bone's chapel.
Free time for lunch in Évora.

After the visit to Évora we will go to Estremoz, the capital of Marble in Portugal. Here you can see a marble quarry and learn how this stone is extracted from the earth.

● I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests, if you are more than 4 or if need pick-up and drop-off outside Lisbon.

Itinerary

After leaving Lisbon, we will drive to Évora by the countryside roads of Alentejo, for a beautiful sightseeing tour by minivan.

In Évora, we will have enough time to walk in its historical centre and "feel" the atmosphere of this town. We will visit the enigmatic church of St. Francis* and its Chapel of the Bones*. The tour will continue up the narrow streets of the old town to the Giraldo square where the Inquisition once had its headquarters.

You will also have time to explore the millenium old Roman Temple and have a glimpse at the 12th century cathedral*. In the already distant 16th century Évora thrived with culture and tradition in its university.

After such an intensive cultural morning it will be time to enjoy the pleasures of one of the most creative cuisines of Portugal in some of the local "alentejano" restaurants that I will help you to choose.

We will leave Évora to Estremoz, where you can see a marble quarry and learn how it is extracted.
Small stop in Estremoz.

Back to Lisbon.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: ●Pick-up and drop-off of the clients in all hotels and port of Lisbon included.
●Pick-up at the airport of Lisbon with surcharge of 6€

●Our day and the starting time of the tour is flexible to accommodate your schedule and interests.

End location: ●Pick-up and drop-off of the clients in all hotels and port of Lisbon included.

Duration: 9 hours

Traffic might affect the duration of the tour.

Transportation

●1 to 4 persons 360€:
8 seater minivan with air conditioning, microphone.

● 5 to 6 persons 385€:
8 seater minivan with air conditioning, microphone.

●7 to 14 persons 755€:
16 seater minivan with air conditioning, dedicated driver and microphone.

What’s Included

Other: ●Official Driver/guide and visits to the monuments.
●Meals of the driver/guide
●Vehicle with air conditioning.
●Pick-up and drop-off of the clients.
●Free Wi-Fi on board
●Amenities:
1 bottle of water per person, refreshing wipes, pocket tissues.
●All by law required insurances, toll fees, fuel and parking fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 Euro - Entrance-fees:
Bone's Chapel-3€
Cathedral: 2€

●I recommend to have Euros for personal expenses such as a drink or a meal since Dollars are not accepted.
The average price of a meal (optional) is 20€ per person.
The amount of local payments depends on your personal expenses.
Major credit cards can be used but American Express is not accepted everywhere.

● Please bring your passport or ID along. Old-age pensioners over 65 receive a reduction on entry fees to museums and monuments.

What’s Extra

Other: ●Entrance fees to the monuments.
●Meals of the clients.

Restrictions

No restrictions. I am allowed to do guide you inside all monuments all over Portugal.
(In Portugal not all driver/guides guide you inside monuments)

Licensed company with all insurances required, registered at the national tourism board as RNAAT 457/2015.

A Recent Review of this tour

Paulo provided us with a terrific tour from Lisbon to Évora and the surrounding area. His knowledge of the area is extensive and his commentary on the countryside was very interesting. We really enjoyed discussing life in Portugal as we drove. He knows Portugal very well, and showed us many sights in the Évora area that were unexpected and quite scenic. Paulo was very accommodating in including our specific interests in the tour. He is an excellent, knowledgeable guide and we recommend him very highly.
John Buhr

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