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Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings

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  • 9-hour day trip to Évora from Lisbon
  • Discover the history and beautiful sights of this World Heritage Site with a professional guide
  • See monuments like the Cathedral of Évora, the Roman Temple and the Almendres Cromlech
Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings
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Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings
Explore the ancient Roman city of Évora and savor an amazing olive oil tasting on this small-group guided tour from Lisbon. From Portugal's capital, venture east across the Vasco da Gama Bridge which spans the Tagus River and see top attractions in Évora such as Giraldo Square and St Francis Church. Savor smooth olive oil at a complimentary tasting and then journey to see one of the largest free standing stone monolith collections (menhirs) in the world in Almendres Cromlech. Enjoy plenty of attention from your guide on this small-group tour with numbers limited to eight people.
What to Expect
After you meet your guide at your central Lisbon hotel, begin your small-group tour to Évora with a drive east across the Vasco da Gama Bridge. After crossing the the Tagus River spend the next 1.5 hours gazing across the beautiful Alentejo region. Hear about the cork and olive trees, vineyards and produce that populate this serene countryside.

Arrive in the city of Évora and discover its abundance of culture, heritage and history formed by centuries of influence. Learn why Évora became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town as you step into the St Francis, a well preserved church built in Gothic-Manueline style. Inside wander to the Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), built in the 16th century, which displays human skulls and bones upon its walls.

Afterwards, explore the Roman Temple’s remnants which date back to the 1st century and visit the the palace of King Manuel where explorer Vasco da Gama was commanded to find a route to India. Next, ogle the Cathedral of Évora (Sé de Évora) constructed between late 13th and early 14th centuries. Then, promenade along charming streets and under Gothic arches in Évora’s main Giraldo Square (Praça do Giraldo).

Take a break from your guided tour and explore the historical streets on your own. Grab lunch at a place of your choice (own expense) and spend time ducking into a few souvenir shops. Then, rendezvous with your guide and head to a delicious olive oil tasting at a specialist shop. Relish samples of five olive oil flavors while gaining insight into the architecture and history of the city.

Finally, hop aboard your vehicle and continue to Almendres Cromlech, one of Europe’s largest stone complexes. Arrive and see an astounding structure of menhirs (huge stone monoliths positioned upright) put here about 6000 years ago. As you walk alongside your guide, learn how their arrangement was used to determine the equinox and solstice. Afterwards, return to Lisbon at a choice of two centrally located drop off points; Marquês de Pombal or Rossio.
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Fascinating day trip

Travelled in Group of 6 driven and guided by the urbane and knowledgeable Carlos. Carlos excelled in unveiling the location bit by bit, saving the best to last. Was also a great host at table in an (apart from us) tourist free local restaurant. It...More

Thank GAshmax
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile
Patricia was terrific

When we started in Lisbon, Patricia introduced each of the travelers in our group to each other. It became more like a group of friends than the typical everyone keeps to themselves. She is very knowledgeable and even brought us to a little known place...More

Thank Michael3288
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic day

Daniel was a great guide, full of information and charm. The day was great from start to end - beautiful country side, spectacular megaliths, charming Évora. We would highly recommend.

Thank Ivan Z
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile
Chapel of Bones was the highlight

Our guide, Michaela, was a bit frazzled initially due to a traffic mishap so it took a while for her to settle in. Once she did, she was very pleasant, informative and interesting. Small Group (8) is the way to go. Wish we had taken...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018
Great Tour!

We really enjoyed this day trip from Lisbon. Our guide (Daniel) was very knowledgeable about Evora, the Almendres Cromlech and the cork trees. His English was great. It was a very enjoyable tour. We had free time in Evora to shop and have lunch too....More

Thank George C
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