Vila Viçosa: Guided Marble Art and Archaeology Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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A lovely day trip to get out of the city without renting a car. The guides were warm and enthusiastic locals. The countryside with all the cork trees was an unusual landscape. The sites were intriguing for their wide ranging view of history. Enjoyed the lunch break recommended by our guides (at "Pateo"). The open courtyard (covered for sun) was perfect on a warm sunny February day. The tour does involve walking cobbled, hilly streets, climbing stairs, and uneven dirt paths to the megaliths, so be prepared with appropriate footwear.
We felt really lucky. We had not one but two tour guides on our private tour of Évora. We appreciated both Joao and Paolo’s Knowledge of the history of the area. We took several other private tours while in Portugal, but we felt we got a real look at the culture and even learned some Portuguese during the tour. Loved having the chance to go to the local farmers market to buy local cheese, breads, and produce. We were glad to get out into the countryside to see the cork, animals and the ancient historic sites!
Great tour. Our guide went above and beyond the n normal tour of the megaliths. We saw many more stones then the regular tour. He knew how interested our group was in pre historic Portugal. The stop at Evora was wonderful too. The restaurant he picked was perfect. Great job!!!
Carlos was very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of history and facts about the region. Great storyteller. Appreciated his attentiveness to details.
It was a well managed tour, short and compact in terms of persons per tour. Our guide, Vasco, conducted the tour very well.. Recommend this tour!!