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From Lisbon: Évora Portuguese Heritage Small-Group Day Tour

4.5 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

From Lisbon: Évora Portuguese Heritage Small-Group Day Tour

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

From US$ 92.58 per person

Take a day to travel through the beautiful countryside of Portugal from Évora in the Alentejo region. See a neolithic stone circle before exploring the ancient Chapel of Bones.

About this activity

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup optional
Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only available in the city center. You may be required to meet at a standard pick-up point. (i.e Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up. Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the town of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the real contryside of Portugal, away from the cities
  • Visit São Francisco church, the nearby Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones
  • See the biggest Gothic Cathedral in Portugal
  • Watch the Almendres Cromlech, a megalithic complex of more than 100 stones
Full description
We want to take you inside a time machine and arrive back a few centuries ago, as our first stop is 7000 years back at the Almendres Cromlech. Next is the former roman town of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, with roman, visigoth, muslim and portuguese influence. In Évora history crosspaths with us in every corner, in this big puzzle of historical monuments with more than 1000 years old. The walking tour starts at São Francisco church and the Bones Chapes, one of the must see places in Évora. Heading next to the medieval heart of the city where the Cathedral (the biggest in Portugal) can be found but also some antique testimonials like, Roman Temple cand the Roman baths. There will also be time for an olive oil tasting, free time to shop and to lunch … by any means skip the local food. Definitely no to skip the 2027 European Cultural Capital.
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fee and guided visit of the Bone Chapel
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up (within the city center)
  • Entrance at Gothic Cathedral (Sé) @ Évora
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Front of Statue Turned to the river

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • English, Spanish and Portuguese available year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian by request
  • Remember that more than one language may be spoken (maximum two)
  • Infants and children occupy a seat, infant seats are available if advised at booking
  • Child rate applies when accompanied by paying adult
  • Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle
  • Please wear appropriate footwear, bring bottled water, sunscreen, a jacket in winter
  • Moderate walking included on this tour
  • Minimum of 2 people per tour. If a tour is cancelled because of low bookings you will be offered an alternative or refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour will not be canceled for adverse weather, unless there are warnings by official organizations
  • Tour partner is not responsible for traffic congestion resulting from cultural, sport, religious events, or demonstrations. They will offer alternatives to avoid these such as changing pickup or drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may happen without prior notice.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Outstanding!!!

We had really a private tour as no one else was scheduled -- just the two of us and a driver/guide. Therefore my rating probably doesn't perhaps reflect the normal tour. Our guide/driver was beyond excellent. He knew all the ins and outs so we didn't have to stand in line. He could have guided QE2, he was that excellent. He answered every question we had, knew the back story on every site, was as professional a guide as I have ever had.

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October 7, 2019

Joana was such a nice guide! She walked us through both the history of Évora and the megalithics always smiling and providing us with lots of information. The tour is very nice and relaxing and on our way back we also get to cross the Vasco Da Gama bridge, which was a welcomed bonus. The Bone Chapel is definitely worth the visit.

August 18, 2019

Evora and Cromlech small group tour

I took this tour while visiting Lisbon last week. It was a great day trip. We had perfect weather for the trip and the drive went quite quickly. Our tour guide was just what we needed: accommodating, informative, interesting, punctual and friendly. The places we visited, Cromlech standing stones and Evora, were well-worth leaving Lisbon for the day to see. The other members of my tour were also pleasant and fun to share the trip with. All-in-all, I felt the trip was well worth the cost and would recommend it to other tourists who would like to get out of town and see something more of the Portuguese countryside and history beyond its capital city.

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March 29, 2019

Product ID: 18909