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

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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 mediaeval 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

Itinerary
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 mediaeval 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

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

Activity Location

Lisbon

Alentejo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Traveler pickup is offered This is a Private Tour we pick-up all person please inform your Hotel or address for the pick-up Airports Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal Ports Lisbon

    Alentejo


Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Driver/guide

  • Private tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Lunch

  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off

  • Entry/Admission - Elvas Castle

  • Entry/Admission - Museu Militar de Elvas


Exclusions

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Stroller accessible

  • Near public transport

  • Infant seats available

  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

  • Most travellers can participate

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • 6 PM At your Hotel

  • Departure time: 8:00 AM


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