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Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

4.8 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours
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From US$ 78.41 per person

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Journey through the history of humanity on a 8-hour tour of Évora and Almendres Cromlech. Discover hidden gems from the Stone Age, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance times.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, Portuguese, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic sites of Évora, including the Roman Temple of Diana
  • Go to the largest megalithic complex on the Iberian peninsula
  • Learn how Cork is extracted from Cork Oak Trees in the countryside
  • Discover standing stones that are older than Stonehenge
  • See human bones and skulls embedded in the walls of the Capela dos Ossos
Full description

Explore the history of Portugal on a tour of Évora and the Megaliths of the Cromeleque dos Almendres. Following pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, make your way to Évora, the historic capital of the Alentejo.

Start the day with a tour of the Almendres Cromlech. Older than Stonehenge, this megalithic complex reveals some of the secrets of ancient civilizations and their knowledge of astronomy. Admire the circle of stones, mysteriously aligned with the sun and stars.

Next, explore the UNESCO-classified city center of Évora. See remnants from Roman through Renaissance times. Visit the Temple of Diana and learn how cork is extracted from Cork Oak Trees. Visit the medieval Évora Cathedral and climb to the roof to admire the golden plains surrounding the city. Continue to the Renaissance Church of St. Francis to see the Chapel of Bones, covered in human skulls and bones, before returning to Lisbon.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottle of water
  • WiFi on board
  • Chapel of Bones entry
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  A winery visit with wine tasting can also be included. Please check with the local supplier beforehand, as this is not included in the price.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This tour was interesting to learn how the cork trees are grown and the cork is collected as well as to see the ancient stone structures. The guide provided plenty of interesting facts during the tour. City of Evora is amazing mix of Roman and gothic architecture that is well preserved and not touched by earthquake. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore the Portugal inland area.

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September 18, 2022

We did this trip and our guide was Nuno. He was very passionate about Portugal and all it has to offer. He was engaging and knowledgeable with the content. The bone church was amazing and the Roman ruins were really cool to see. We were not rushed and it was a nice relaxing day. We had a great experience Would recommend this trip to others!

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June 27, 2022

Overall a wonderful experience. Our guide was very friendly and kind (his driving was a little rough at times-abrupt stops stopping)! Loved the Megaliths and spending time in the town. We also viewed some amazing cathedrals as well (beautiful). The drive from Lisbon was a little far but the bus was very comfortable. We took our time and went at a great pace throughout the trip.

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May 16, 2022

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