Évora: History in its Bones

The historic city.

The city of Évora itself has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A regional capital, Évora has one of the most incredible collections of historical sites in all of Portugal. A Roman temple dedicated to a God-Emperor; a Cathedral built in the wake of a Crusader victory; standing stones that twice as old as Stonehenge; a Franciscan chapel made of human bones.

Évora is a must-see that is just off the beaten path. Join us for an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Tour highlights.

  • Travel from Lisbon through the scenic Alentejo countryside, full of cork and olive trees and the massive nests of majestic white storks.
  • See standing stones carved by our ancestors over 8000 years ago.
  • Explore the Roman Temple of Diana, recently discovered to actually be dedicated to the God-Emperor Augustus Caesar.
  • Climb to the roof of the 12th century Romanesque Cathedral that dominates the nearby countryside.
  • Sample some of Alentejo’s famous produce: wines, olives, cheeses.
  • Wander the city streets through through the rare Islamic-Andalusian era arcades.
  • Visit the Capela dos Ossos, Évora’s famed Bone Chapel, a profound 17th Century reminder of the fragility of life.*


  • A private fully-guided tour by a professional historian.
  • First-class train travel from Lisbon to Évora and back.
  • Entry tickets to all sites.
  • A morning snack of local pastries.
  • Lunch at a restaurant serving up regional specialties.
  • Afternoon tasting of local delicacies.

* Note: We understand that the Bone Chapel may not be appropriate for everyone. We are happy to offer a replacement activity for the entire group on request.



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