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Private Tour: Evora, Elvas and Badajoz (Spain) day trip from Lisbon

Enjoy visits Elvas, Evora (Alentejo Region) less than 2 hours drives from Lisbon and Badajoz (Spanish border city) only 10 minutes from Elvas. Affords a rewarding 10 hours Private Tour experience to discover the biggest fortified city in Portugal and Europe. Évora and Elvas are a Portuguese former episcopal city and frontier fortress of easternmost central Portugal. Elvas is among the finest examples of intensive usage of the trace italienne military architecture, and has been a World Heritage . Explores the historical town and visit Fortifications list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2012. After lunch cross the Portuguese border with Spain to visit Badajoz a city known for its Moorish historic quarter with the fortresslike Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. the Alcazaba of Badajoz - a Moorish citadel with fortified walls and verdant gardens and the 12th-century Espantaperros Tower Castelar. Your Private tour also includes a pick-up (8:00am) /drop-off (6pm) and driver/guide.

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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Driver/guide
    • Private tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Lunch
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Elvas Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Museu Militar de Elvas
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Elvas Castle, Costa de Vila Fria, Elvas 7350 Portugal

    Visit Elvas is truly one of Portugal’s hidden gems, an historic and wonderfully preserved town situated on the arid plains of the Portuguese-Spanish border. Elvas is located in the far east of the country, and few tourists rarely consider visiting, but those who make the journey will be rewarded with a fascinating town rich in history and beauty.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Museu Militar de Elvas, Avenida de Sao Domingos Apartado 253, Elvas 7350-047 Portugal

    Elvas so highly fortified - The rugged landscape of the Portuguese-Spanish border made the region surrounding Elvas the natural crossing point between the two countries. When King John declared Portugal independent from Spain in 1640, a massive defensive construction project was initiated to make Elvas the first line of defence against any Spanish invasion. The walls of the city were designed so that no side was left unprotected, resulting in the formation of a unique star arrangement comprising bastions, ravelins and hidden passages.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Catedral de Elvas, Praca da Republica, Elvas 7350-126 Portugal

    Francisco de Arruda was Portugal’s foremost at the start of the 16th century.

    He worked on the Portuguese national treasure, the Torre de Belém and came to Elvas to help design the aqueduct and the Manueline rebuild of the city’s cathedral.

    The Manueline decor survives on the lateral portal, which has a multifoil arch and vegetal carvings, and in the fastidiously sculpted pillars and vaults of the central nave.

    There’s also decoration from the 18th century, when chancel’s altar, carved from Estremoz marble, and the Baroque gilded woodcarving on the organ case were installed.

    A scenic and picturesque town, Elvas has barely been altered since the era of grandiose forts and destructive cannons. All of the town's defences have been lovingly restored and can be fully explored, including the two forts of Santa Luizia and Nossa Senhora da Graca. Inside the town you’ll find cobbled streets, ancient churches, white-washed roads, and small, family-run restaurants.

    The lack of major tourist development means that hotels are small, personal and good value, while there’s a relaxed – if somewhat conservative – atmosphere about the town. Elvas’ rich and intriguing history has so much to offer the intrepid visitor, and is highly recommended as an inclusion on any tour of central Portugal.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Elvas Castle, Costa de Vila Fria, Elvas 7350 Portugal

    Visit the highest point in the north of the town is the earliest part of Elvas’ defences.

    The medieval castle is anchored in the 700s when the Moors fortified this hill.

    Later, from 1166 to 1230, the stronghold was taken and lost by Christian forces until the Moors finally abandoned the territory.

    Come to poke around for an hour or two, taking the exciting stone passageway and staircase up to the battlements where the landscapes will leave you lost for words.

    You’ll realise just how close to Spain we are here when you spot the town of Badajoz to the west.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ayuntamiento Badajoz, Plaza de Espana 1, 06002 Badajoz Spain

    Visit Badajoz - Spain a land of castles, historic towns, and art and architecture. Great theatre classics that come back to life every summer under the light of the moon. Gastronomic delicacies with their very own Designation of Origin.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: 06006 Badajoz, Spain

    Badajoz, a fortress dedicated to art - The Arab Alcazaba, or fortress, presides the ancient defensive system of bastions and city walls. Many of these fortified spaces have been restored and are now places dedicated to culture. The MEIAC, the Archaeological Museum and the Carnival Museum are a few examples.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ayuntamiento Badajoz, Plaza de Espana 1, 06002 Badajoz Spain

    Mérida, the way it was in Roman Empire times - This is a World Heritage site, and it's definitely bound to make an impression. Just take a visit to the Roman theatre, the amphitheatre or the temple of Diana to experience the sensation. It is one of the foremost archaeological sites in Spain, and in July and August comes to life again during the International Classical Theatre Festival.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Evora, Evora, Evora District, Alentejo

    Visit Diana Temple the best preserved Roman structure on the Iberian Peninsula and the bone chapel is the most ghoulish sight of Portugal,

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This is a Private Tour we pick-up all person please inform your Hotel or address for the pick-upAirports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    • Lisbon
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • ChildreCoronavirus Safety Measures - The safety and well-being of everyone who uses our services are always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our customers safe.n must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • We’re certified by the Official Tourism entity ‘Turismo de Portugal’ with the hygiene certification stamp ‘Clean & Safe’.
    • For our safety, we operate only private tour and pick-up/drop-off all passengers. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizer and masks to our customers.
    • Our guides are experienced professionals, courteous and drive defensive and safety with only one objective to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • We're certified by the Official Tourism entity 'Turismo de Portugal' with the hygiene certification stamp 'Clean&Safe'. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizers and masks to our customers.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Knight Riders Tourism

Activity ID: V-45010P18

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