Small-Group Évora And Almendres Cromlech Full Day Tour From Lisbon

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Praça da Figueira, 1100-241 Lisboa, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We do not Pick up in Hotels outside city center (Parque das naçoes, Airport)
  • Return Details :
    1: HF Fénix Lisboa, Praça Marquês de Pombal 8, 1269-133 Lisboa, Portugal2: Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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 vora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, with roman, visigoth, muslim and portuguese influence.
In vora 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 So Francisco church and the Bones Chapes, one of the must see places in vora.
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.

Highlights

Comprehensive tour of the city

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Get inside tips from a local

Hotel pickup included

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Leave Lisbon with your guide passing over the Vasco Da Gama Bridge on the River Tagus and soak up the stunning scenery of the Alentejo Region, where magnificent plains are filled with vineyards, crops, olive trees and cork trees, which produce the well-known Portuguese cork. After the 1.5-hour drive, youll arrive in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of vora.

Shaped by the styles of many periods, the well-preserved city of Evora has a rich culture, history and artistic heritage. Youll visit many of its important historic sites, first of which is St Francis, a Gothic-Manueline church that is home to the 16th-century Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), whose walls are covered with human bones, mainly skulls.

Next, see the ruins of the 1st-century Roman Temple and admire the Gothic- and Renaissance-style palace of King Manuel, where Vasco da gama was told to explore the sea route to India. Then see the famous Cathedral of vora (S de vora), built between 1280 and 1340, and explore with your guide the picturesque streets and Gothic arches surrounding Giraldo Square (Praa do Giraldo), the citys Main square.

Have free time to grab lunch in one of the local restaurants (own expense) and roam the historical streets on your own, soaking up the atmosphere or browsing through charming souvenir shops. Then meet back up with your guide, who will lead you to an olive oil tasting at a specialist shop where you willsavor samples of five olive oils.

The last stop of your day trip is Almendres Cromlech -- a megalithic complex that dates back to 4000 BC and is one of the largest groups of structured menhirs (large stones that stand upright) in Europe. During its thousands of years of existence, this site was used to celebrate the solstice and equinox.

Inclusions

Drop-off at 2 centrally located points: Restauradores square / Marqus de Pombal

Small-group tour (8 people max.)

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Guided visit & Entrance Fee to Bones Chapel

Skip The Line

Entry/Admission - Capela dos Ossos

Exclusions

Entrance Fees inside monuments, unless specified

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact Meeting point

Meeting points: 8:00 - Praa da Figueira or choose option with pick up

Drop off (done in only two locations: Restauradores square or Marqus de Pombal).

Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).

English, Spanish and Portuguese are available all year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).

Please note that infants and children occupy a seat.

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.

Child rate applies only when accompanied by, at least, 1 paying adult.

Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle.

It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer bring your sunscreen and in winter it gets very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.

A minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking is required: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

A moderate amount of walking is involved.

In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour will not be canceled, unless there are warnings and alerts by official organisms.

We are not responsible for any traffic congestion in the city, resulting from cultural, sport and religious events, or even demonstrations / strikes, etc. However we will always offer alternatives to avoid these situations; one of them is to change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may be transmitted without prior notice.

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Establishment with Clean & Safe certificate.Vehicles are cleaned (vacuum, windows, dashboard, seats disinfected) every day.Reduction of the maximum allowed capacity according to current legislation and General Health Directorate recommendations. This allows greater distance between passengers.

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  • 20-Oct-2022

    All of it. Daniel, our guide, was exceptional!! His knowledge and personality made the trip to Evora worthwhile and enjoyable.

  • 13-Oct-2022

    This was an excellent all day tour of Evora and comelech Almendres. Mica was an excellent tour guide. Punctual pick up. She is very knowledgeable of historical regions and architectural sights. Witnessed cork tress and monolithic stones. Chapel of bones was an interesting sight. Mica gave us time for lunch and shopping. I highly recommend this tour with Micha. Obrigado

  • 29-Sep-2022

    Carlos was an amazing tour guide with a deep knowledge of the places and surroundings. Definitely would take another tour with him.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    It is not the first tour for us, and we have experience with other small group tours and big group tours to compare this one to, and this was not a good experience. 1. First of all, this is happening during COVID-19 and the description of the tour clearly stated that the size of the group is reduced to allow extra space in the vehicle (fewer passengers than max capacity of the vehicle will be present for safety). However, there were 8 tourists + driver in the 9 passenger vehicle (that included use of the middle seat in the last row). We ended up sitting there with a third person that was not a small one and spent a few hours riding like sardines. So forget the distancing and simply comfort of the ride. 2. No hand sanitizer was available (we had ours, but I did not see anyone including the driver using one. 3. Another review mentioned an olive oil tasting and lack of the explanation and information (yeah, I know it can be extra virgin, virgin and so on, but what were the different 5 bottles? Have no idea. The whole process was to encourage buying from the store, as expressed by sulk comments from the guide that nobody bought any. In COVID times it is more important to be sanitary than be "traditional" and dig with bare hands to the bowl of food. If washing hands is part of tradition (as the response to the previous negative comments was) then please explain the lack of restrooms in the building to wash hands. We were shown to the restrooms afterwords and it was in a different building. 4. I also agree with a review talking about not knowledgeable guide. When he did not know he would "invent". For example, about the menhirs he would say that they were used for solstices and that pleiades are visible at both solstices. In fact, menhirs were likely used for equinoxes, and for certain the pleiades cannot be seen in summer solstice at all. My husband asked him 2x and both times the answer was the same and wrong. We did not have enough time to spend in town to see another cathedral, and we were told "not worth seeing they charge for everything separate", we feel that adding 30 min to the tour to include it would be preferable. 5. The attitude was not there, maybe it is a nature of the guy, but we did not appreciate many comments (that was not only our impression), when someone from the group asked about something, the guy was impatiently saying "I already told you that..." Just a day before we had a tour with a different company, where the guide was great, knowledgeable, polite. The tour was a small group as well and there were 6 people with seats left unoccupied intentionally. We learned more about the cork harvesting and production from that trip and it was all during the drive to other locations, cork production was not even a focus of that trip. In the end, different guides may provide different experience hence some positive reviews. What we were surprised about though was a lame response from management stating that they do not smoke (they do), they to not "invent" stories - they do, and that they would call the resources to find answers if they do not know something, yeah right.

  • 13-Sep-2022

    Evora is a quaint village with some nice sights. There is a lot of driving in this tour. Our guide was very good but not sure if the sights were worth a whole day. Our restaurant in Evora was not very good (neither the pork or cod fish). Overall we saw the Chapel of bones, but no other “wows” and the olive oil tasting was not great.

  • 02-Sep-2022

    An amazing tour.!!! Ricky our tour guide was fantastic, so much knowledge about history and facts. He got answers to every question. I would recommend this tour guide to anyone that wants to have great time and learn about Evora

  • 09-Jul-2022

    this tour was excellent and mostly due to the tour guide Carlo Diaz. He was extremely informative and very obliging. Cooltours is the best tour company we have used in Lisbon and we highly recommend using them for all your tours.

  • 27-Jun-2022

    We loved everything about this tour.It was well organized and very interesting. Évora is a lovely town and Almendres Cromlech is worth visiting too. Miguel was an experienced and knowledgeable guide.He did a very good job. If you are in Lisbon and have the time it is a lovely day trip you can enjoy if the weather is friendly.We certainly did.👍

  • 22-Jun-2022

    Great tour! Carlos was very knowledgeable and professional. His English was clear and his explanations were informative. Good restaurant stop and olive oil tasting (no sales pressure, we got to try 6 different oils).

  • 22-Jun-2022

    Carlos was amazing! I was looking forward to this trip and it did not disappoint! Evora is an amazing city with a lot of history. Carlos did a great job of educating us and made it fun. We did an olive oil tasting and he took us to this quaint place for lunch. Cheap but good food! The chapel of bone was creepy but cool. We had some free time to explore the cathedral and that was breathtaking. Carlos was considerate and think forward about the quality of experience for his guests. Highly, highly recommend!

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