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Journey through the history of Portugal

OVERVIEW 

Journey through the history of Portugal and humanity on a day tour of Évora and the dolmens of Almendres Cromlech.

Discover hidden gems from Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance times. Marvel at stone formations from the Stone Age.

HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Explore the historic sites of Évora, including the Roman Temple of Diana
  • Go to the largest megalithic complex on the Iberian peninsula
  • Climb Évora Cathedral to see the golden plains of the Alentejo
  • Discover standing stones that are older than Stonehenge
  • See human bones and skulls embedded in the walls of the Capela dos Ossos
  • Get off the beaten path to visit the Villa of Tourega
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT 

Explore the history of Portugal on a full-day tour of Évora and the Megaliths of the Cromeleque dos Almendres.

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, transfer to Évora, historic capital of the Alentejo. Explore the UNESCO classified city center, seeing sights from Roman times to the Renaissance. Go to the Temple of Diana, thought to date back to the 1st century AD.

Continue to the Renaissance Church of St. Francis to see the Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos). Marvel at walls covered in human skulls and bones. Wander around Évora Cathedral, and climb its roof to admire the golden plains surrounding the city.

Depart Évora for the Roman Villa of Tourega, far off the tourist path. Continue to the Anta Grande do Zambujeiro, the largest and most important megalith dolmen (tomb) on the Iberian Peninsula. Along the way, check out the smaller dolmen of the Anta da Tourega.

End the day with a tour of the Almendres Cromlech. Older than Stonehenge, the megalithic complex reveals some of the secrets of ancient civilizations and their knowledge of astronomy. Marvel at the circle of stones, mysteriously aligned with the sun and stars.

 PRIVATE TOUR

1-2 Persons - 300€ | 3-4 Persons - 360€ | 5-6 Persons - 400€ | 7-8 Persons - 460€

Prices per groups in Euros 

 

  SHARED TOUR

80€ (with a minimum of 3 participants)

Prices per person in Euros 

 

INCLUDED

 Hotel pickup and drop-off

Around Lisbon expert guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Wi-Fi on board the minivan

Complimentary bottle of water

 Visit of Évora Cathedral

Visit of the Chapel of Bones

Accident and liability insurance

 

NOT INCLUDED

Lunch

A winery visit with wine tasting can also be included. Please check beforehand, as this is not included in the price

Food and Drinks (if option not selected)

Other extras not mentioned

 

 PRIVATE TOUR

  EVERYDAY, on request

  SHARED TOUR

  Wednesdays and Saturdays

 LANGUAGE OPTIONS

 PRIVATE TOUR: English, French or Portuguese

 PRIVATE TOUR: English

RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Departure point: your centrally located Lisbon hotel
  • Departure time 9h30am (exact pickup time will be confirmed within 48h prior to the tour)
  • Duration 8 hours (approximately)
  • Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Tania, G  [January 2020]

Anna was great. She gave us so much information on the sites. Her English was perfect. I was traveling with my 19 year old son and he loved it. She was very accommodating and concerned about what we needed. Lunch was amazing - an outdoor patio that was covered and heated for January. We had Iberian pork which was delicious. The Chapel of Bones was something we had not seen before. We saw the Roman ruins and walked around Evora. The Stone Circles of Cromlech, the burial spot and the single stone were magical. Overall great tour and well done.

Lindsey  [November 2019]

Our guide was spectacular. The sites we saw were interesting and personalized. Raquel allowed time for exploration and was knowledgeable about all aspects. I found each item quite fascinating and there was such diversity!

Laurie, M [March 2019]

Our guide Filipe picked us up at our hotel right on time and we headed to Evora. Along the way he provided us with information about the town and what we would see there, as well as Portuguese history. We saw cork plantations and he explained the process of stripping the bark--fascinating. In the old, old, old town of Evora, we toured the Chapel of Bones, the Roman ruins, and other sites, and had lunch in the town plaza. After another short drive out into the countryside, we came to the Almendres Cromlech, a prehistoric circle of menhirs. It was absolutely amazing to see it there, just on the hill of cork oak trees, imagining the people who had constructed it thousands of years ago. Filipe then took us to see a smaller area of Roman ruins nearby that had been discovered on a private farm--amazing. We had this tour on our second day in Lisbon, and it gave us an experience and understanding of Portugal that we never could have had if we had stayed only in the city. Very highly recommended, especially if you can get Filipe as your guide!

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