Day trip

From Lisbon: Évora and Monsaraz Day Tour with Wine Tasting

4.9 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Tugatrips Tours
Day trip

From Lisbon: Évora and Monsaraz Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Tugatrips Tours

From US$ 104.38 per person

Take a day trip from Lisbon to the ancient city of Évora, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Be enchanted by the medieval village of Monsaraz and try a local wine.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Look out for the guide with a blue umbrella at the agreed pickup address.
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the ancient city of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Admire the Roman Temple and visit the famous Chapel of Bones
  • Be dazzled by the medieval village of Monsaraz
  • Sample regional wines during a tasting
  • Capture stunning views over the largest artificial lake in Europe
Full description
Set off on your full-day tour from Lisbon and discover one of the most scenic parts of Portugal's countryside. Make your way through Alentejo with its magnificent plains filled with olive trees, vineyards, and cork oaks. Make your first stop at Évora, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Take a guided tour inside the Roman Temple, one of the best preserved Roman structures on the Iberian Peninsula. Your guide will also show you around the must-see Chapel of Bones. Take time to admire the ornate architecture of the Cathedral of Évora. Your second stop will be the graceful medieval village of Monsaraz, one of the oldest in Portugal and built within the walls of a castle. Taste one of the best wines in Portugal with the views of one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. At the end of a full day of sightseeing, return to Lisbon.  Treat yourself and your family or friends to a private experience with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Lisbon, Cascais, or Ericeira. Alternatively, you can opt for a small-group experience and meet your guide outside one of two central hotels.
  • Guided tour inside attractions
  • Entrance fee to Cathedral of Évora
  • Entrance fee Chapel of Bones
  • Wine tasting
  • Alcohol hand gel
  • Disposable mask
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Palácio da Foz Tourism Office (Praça dos Restauradores 13, 1250-187). Check in at 8:10 AM and depart at 8:20 AM. Look for the guide with the red flag.

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What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Child seats are available
  • The tour may be operated by a multilingual guide who may give the tour in two languages if needed
  •  Vehicles are disinfected daily
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 31 reviews

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My wife and I did the Évora and Monsaraz day trip and LOVED it. Our tour guide was Rodrigo and we could not have asked for a better guide/experience. He is an awesome tour guide (local with perfect English) and was super pleasant/very knowledgeable about the facts and dates that really made the day memorable. This trip was the highlight of our trip to Lisbon. Van was clean and safe. The whole day is thoughtfully planned out. In Monsaraz, we had an awesome Portuguese lunch at a great restaurant- we sat outdoors with a huge view of the lake and Spain (don’t worry about the description of the lake as “artificial”, that’s technically correct (it was man made as part of a water management project), but the views are massive/gorgeous (and be sure to order a Sagres beer). There weren’t a lot of details about the wine tasting when we signed up but it’s also totally worth it (winery was Ervideira; served nice white and red local wines). Highly recommend this tour!!!

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March 25, 2023

Our guide Gonzalo was wonderful! His English was perfect and his commentary was non-stop, but not too much. He answered all our questions and had great stories to tell. Very kind and engaging. It was a beautiful trip across the bridge to the South, almost to Spain! We had lunch at Montsaraz at the Taverna dos Templarios. What a view and excellent food. I recommend this tour and especially our guide!

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March 25, 2023

While Sintra is at the top of the list for Lisbon day tours, I highly recommend considering this if you have an extra day to tour. Evora was the morning stop, with the roman temple, chapel of bones, and cathedral. You can actually walk on the roof of the cathedral for some great views of the surrounding area. We continued to Monsaraz, near the border with Spain, to experience this old walled city in relative quiet. Lunch was there in a nice local restaurant (Xarez) with gorgeous views, followed by the wine tasting (Ervideira winery) with generous pours. Enjoy the ride back through Portugal's agricultural region ... maybe snooze a bit of the wine off too. :) Our guide (Alex) made the trip all the more enjoyable with good conversation and side notes.

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March 25, 2023

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