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Full-Day Private Tour to Évora and Arraiolos

Product ID: 2205
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This private tour will give you "a taste" of the Alentejo Region, by visiting the city of Evora and the village of Arraiolos. As a private tour, you'll have your own private guide and vehicle, which makes the tour more personal.
About this activity
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Any place in Lisbon (hotel, pier, private address, public location...)

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Experience

Highlights
  • Private Touring, personalized to your specific interest
  • Highlights of Evora, including the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and to the university
  • Visit to the village of Arraiolos, famous for its traditional carpets
Full description
This tour invites you to know Évora, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage City, due to its excellent preservation along the centuries. We 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.

After leaving Lisbon, we will drive to Évora by the countryside roads of Alentejo, for a beautiful sightseeing tour by car. In Évora, we will have enough time to walk in its historical centre and “feel” the atmosphere of this town. After reaching the walled city our guide will invite you to 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 reaching 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 as much as it still does today. During a short visit to the century old university courtyard you will understand why was Évora once the second most important city of Portugal.

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 our guide will help you to choose. After a relaxing lunch the tour will continue to the "eternal bride" town of Arraiolos, where you will meet the typical Alentejo village: the white immaculate houses (that gave the town its nickname) framed with blue or yellow stripes, the castle at the top of the village that keeps guard over the fields of Alentejo, the typical slow pace of its people that know very well the “art of living” and the embroiderers working in the streets making the famous and genuine Arraiolos carpets. These carpets still preserve some of the most obvious elements of the moorish culture of Portugal. As you stroll slowly in the streets of Arraiolos you will see the women of the town trying to preserve this piece of the Portuguese culture as time slowly passes by...

What we wish to offer you in this tour is, above all, the tranquility and a sample of the real Portugal, hidden very often by the crowded tours.

Duration: 9h30 - 17h30 (indicative only and adaptable)
Includes
  • Private Vehicle, Private Guide, Hotel/Cruise Pick-up & Drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance Fees to monuments, Customer's meals

From US$ 1,099.47 Per group up to 2

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