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Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

4.8 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

From US$ 82.64 per person

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
English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon
Small group 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 69 reviews

Review summary

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

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Our guide Nono was very experienced and he told us a lot of information on cork trees. He planned every detail in our trip carefully so that we could avoid the crowds. He also added some points in our itinerary like the miniature Portugal museum and cork factory. We enjoyed the trip so much!

November 19, 2022

Our guide NuNu was great at communicating and relating historical perspectives throughout the tour. Very nice experience….. his lunch suggestion in Evora was just wonderful. Loved the combination of seeing and learning about the monoliths and cork trees and then also the wonderful history of Evora and the bone chapel! Wonderful Day… Thanks NuNu!

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November 3, 2022

This was an excellent tour!! We learned so much re the Cork Trees, Standing Stones. The City of Evora. Can not recommend it highly enough. Beautiful drive from Lisbon. One of the highlights of our trip. The Company manager even hand delivered some things we left in the van!! Great company!!

October 26, 2022

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