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Megaliths and Monsaraz

My wife and I had a fabulous day out with Joao, who was punctual, friendly, entertaining, very... read more

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V5824EZinfo
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Evora, Portugal
Fabulous day tour with an amazing guide.

I booked the Évora and Monsaraz tour. It was a wonderful experience. Backcountry Tours is not the... read more

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Backcountry Tours has a single type of tourism in the region, using off the beaten tracks we created the possibility to have a comprehensiveness knowledge of a non touristic world that goes unnoticed for most of the visitants of Évora and Alentejo...more
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had a fabulous day out with Joao, who was punctual, friendly, entertaining, very knowledgeable, and the perfect host. In addition we had a fantastic meal with him, and the day has been the highlight of our holiday. We couldn’t recommend him...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked the Évora and Monsaraz tour. It was a wonderful experience. Backcountry Tours is not the regular and impersonal tour operator. A guided tour with João is a unique experience. He is a very knowledgeable, professional and charming guide who takes pride in his...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mishmish-Lilu, Thank you for your fabulous review. Without words to thank I just hope you can comeback soon so we can tour the region again. If you comeback without time enough for a tour I will have Alentejo wine waiting for you.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Joao our guide was fantastic and extremely informative. He took just the two of us on a personalized tour of three megalithic sites and the ruins of a roman bath/villa. The sites were very interesting and his talks were very informative including those concerning local...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Richard Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very happy you felt like described. The conversations during the tour are very important because it gives us reason to visit other stuff!! Hope you visit us soon again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

João is so wonderful. My husband, mother, her best friend and I spent the day with João for a private custom tour. He picked us up at our hotel in Lisbon and his enthusiasm immediately matched our excitement and curiosity. The day was EVERYTHING we...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Francakes, Thank so much for your inspirational review. We feel very energized by your words and wanting to be better and better. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a whim the night before I sent an email asking for a half day tour the next day. Joao responded quickly to me via WhatsApp and we decided on a trip to Monsarez ( a medical village about 40 km away with a population...More

Thank Lisa B
João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lisa B, Thank you so much for your reply. We are very happy you spend such a good afternoon. We will be waiting for you in your next trip to Évora.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a full day tour traveling all around the region surrounding Évora. Joao took us to lots of great places and some surprising places like the cow bell shop (love the owner and his wife; precious), the Shell Garden, and some out of the...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Shannon! Thank you for your review. We are very happy for you having so much fun. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 16 July 2018

This was an amazing day long trip that was organized in conjunction with Unofficial Ambassadors (another great group). Joao was wonderful, he picked us up in Lisbon, took us to the market in Setubal and while on the way to Evora, took us to an...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi marston568 Thank you so much for your review. We feel very pleased you had such a great time with us. Make sure when you get back to Portugal and Évora to contact us again. Even just for a glass of wine we would like...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We can highly recommend Joao as a guide for the megalithic sites around Evora. Joao was a real treat. He is knowledgeable, personable and very generous with his time. You won’t be disappointed. Jeanne and Otto. US

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Jean and Otto! Thank you for your review. We are very happy you felt like you did. Comeback soon for more!

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We met Joao early today for a full day personal tour. Although we had given Joao an example of our interests, there were so many surprise visits throughout the day. I will not disclose secrets of today, however we just loved our winery tour and...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Warners1, Thank you very much for your review. Thank you also for not disclosing online our little secrets. We try as much as possible to include unbeaten tracks in our tours. Thank you for spending the day with us! Hope to meet you again...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Joao pickup us at 9:30 and we finished about 4pm. He was ready to keep going, we were toured out. His knowledge of the the places we visited was amazing. He took us to Monsaraz, a little town with pottery making, the Megaliths and finished...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Ted and Sue, Thank you so much for your review. It seems you found your way to Tavira easily! Hope you come back soon so we can meet again and you can know some more cool places.

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jwinett
21 August 2017|
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Response from João T | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your contact. For the 2nd September I don't have availability. Only after 4th September if you are still in Évora. Only for the megalithics the price is 45 € (only euros) for both and it takes about 4... More
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jwinett
20 August 2017|
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Response from Rémi L | Reviewed this property |
Hej, I was in Evora with my sister and a niece, the town is very nice over all we had a great time in town and the surroundings . We went to the Megaliths, the dolmen ,a roman villa (ruin ), and see some of the other nice... More
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