Small-Group Évora Day Trip From Lisbon With Olive Oil Tastings

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 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 :
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a sta.. read more
  • Return Details :
    1: Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal2: Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take this day trip from Lisbon to see the beautiful World Heritage Site of vora. Leave Lisbon via the Vasco da Gama Bridge across the Tagus River, and spend the day admiring top vora sights like St Francis Church and Giraldo Square. Enjoy an olive oil tasting before heading to Almendres Cromlech, one of the largest existing groups of upright standing stones, called menhirs, in Europe. Youll also have some free time to explore on your own. This small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures youll receive personalized attention from your guide.

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

Know More about this tour

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

Hotel pickup (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Cais do Sodr train station or Saldanha metro station)

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

Small-group tour (8 people max.

Professional but informal local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Live commentary on board

WiFi available in the minivan

Tastings of 5 different olive oil types

Entry/Admission - Capela dos Ossos

Exclusions

Guided visits inside monuments

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact pick-up location and time (normally between 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM).

Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Naes 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.

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.

Not wheelchair accessible.

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Mar-2020

    Great day out to Evora. Carlos, our guide, was very informative regarding the sites that we visited. He also had a great sense of humour which made the day outstanding.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    We had a great trip, and I highly recommend it. There were just two of us on the trip that day, so we were able to have plenty of free time while in Evora. We had lunch with our guide at a local place. Our guide enthusiastically shared so much info with us about each of the places we visited. A great way to see a lot in a day, and get off the beaten track.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    This tour would have been okay however we did not like our tour guide, we found him to be very rude. We were also unimpressed with the olive oil tasting, it was in a store in the basement of a building. The best part of this day was when we broke off from the group and had free time, however we did not find Évora to be what we expected. Would not recommend this to others, especially if you are short for time.

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Both of our guides Paulo and Celso were excellent. There were many things to see including the beach where McNamara rode the largest wave. The guides were patient with my sprained ankle and went out of their way to help. Although the sites of Obidos and Nazare were awesome, with Obidos being very crowded, the guides were the real prize. This private tour was a bargain.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    We had a superb day trip from Lisbon to Evora.
    It is an amazing city and our guide did a great job.
    He was knowledgable about all aspects of the trip, and made sure we saw all the important sites in Evora. Be sure to give him the credit he deserves. He had to do the tour both is English and is Spanish and he did an excellent job.
    We had a very nice respite with some olive oil tasting, and the restaurant he recommended for lunch was great.
    This is a must see city in Portugal.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Vasco was an exellent guide and made the tour an enjoyable experience. We would recommend it to any one visiting Lisbon

  • 11-Sep-2018

    Amazing monuments - very well planned and organized tour with good information. Carlos was an excellent guide and was able to balance fun and great humor with professionalism. Highly recommended.

  • 06-Sep-2018

    My wife and I were looking for something different to do outside of Lisbon and chose to do this day trip. We'd recommend this trip. Evora is a lovely little town with excellent Roman ruins in the city center, with several churches (including the church of the bones) to visit. The olive oil testing was good and lunch was provided as well. The guide showed up on-time in a clean and spacious van and was very attentive. You do get about an hour and a half on your own to explore the city before leaving. We had the chance to do a wine tasting, were we brought back several bottles of wine.

  • 16-Aug-2018

    Our tour guide Ricardo was the bomb! He was awesome by being accommodating and informative throughout the tour experience. My friend and I were traveling from Ireland and made a mistake in our booking of accommodation. Therefore, we had our luggage and was frantically searching for a place to store our luggage so we don't have it for the tour. Ricardo was so accommodating, he allowed us to leave it in the minivan when he sensed our distress. So happened, my friend and I were the only ones on the tour that day, so it felt like a private tour. We started the experience by getting picked up in one of the best-airconditioned vans that we experienced while traveling in Europe. When we got to Evora, we got to sample different olive oils. My friend and I bought some back. After, we visited iconic monuments such as the Temple of Diana. Also, Ricardo explained the history of the cork trees and the cork making process. Evora is a small and beautiful town. Ricardo gave us plenty of free time to go shopping in the town. I would recommend you save some euros and buy cork products in Lisbon. It is cheaper in price while having the same quality. Overall this was a wonderful tour of the beautiful countryside of Portugal.

  • 09-Apr-2018

    We enjoyed our trip to Evora and our guide Michaela was great!

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