Lisbon to Evora Small-Group Day Trip with Olive Oil Tastings

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Take this day trip from Lisbon to see the beautiful World Heritage Site of Évora. Leave Lisbon via the 25th April bridge across the Tagus River, (...)

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Overview Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, Rua do Cromeleque Near Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe a 15 Kms de Évora, Evora 7000-092 Portugal

In this tour, we will visit a deeper Portugal with magnificent vineyards, wheat plains, cork and olive trees, from where the famous Portuguese olive oil comes from. We start by visiting the oldest cromlech in southern Europe, more than 7000 years old: The Almendres Cromlech. It is a megalithic complex of more than 100 stones placed in a circular way and aligned with the solstices and equinoxes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Evora, Evora, Evora District, Alentejo

Next, we visit Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by 14th century walls. We will visit the Roman Temple and the Sé, a gothic cathedral (the largest in Portugal) that are right in the heart of the city. You will have time to stroll through the streets of Évora and get to know the local crafts before lunch. Try the very rich local cuisine based mainly on pork, olive oil, soups, Alentejo bread and codfish dishes. Delicious!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Igreja de Sao Francisco, Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-656 Portugal

We continue our journey in the afternoon to the Church of San Francisco and the famous Chapel of Bones, a must see and one of the city’s ex-libris.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Capela dos Ossos, Praca 10 de Maio 4, Evora 7000-650 Portugal

We continue our journey in the afternoon to the Church of San Francisco and the famous Chapel of Bones, a must see and one of the city’s ex-libris.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Largo do Marques de Marialva, Evora 7000-809 Portugal

Next, we visit Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by 14th century walls. We will visit the Roman Temple and the Sé, a gothic cathedral (the largest in Portugal) that are right in the heart of the city.

What you can expect Take this day trip from Lisbon to see the beautiful World Heritage Site of Évora. Leave Lisbon via the 25th April bridge across the Tagus River, and spend the day admiring top Évora 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. You’ll also have some free time to explore on your own. This small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Practical information


What's inside

  • 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 Sodré train station or Saldanha metro station)
  • Drop-off at 2 centrally located points: Restauradores square / Marquês 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
  • Entrance + guided visit to Bones Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Capela dos Ossos

What's NOT inside

  • Guided visits inside monuments
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • 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 Nações 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 Marquês 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Departure point:

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 standard pick-up point (i.e Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações 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.
Return point: Returns to a centrally located drop off point in Marquês de Pombal and/or Restauradores square.

Duration:

9 hours

Frequency:

See availability

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Return details:

1: Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
2: Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal
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Reviews & ratings

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2020/02/10
    "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 (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2017/08/18
    "This tour with Cooltours to Evora was interesting but took a long time to get there through some rough terrain. We saw cork and olive plantations, had olive oil (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2016/10/22
    "The Evora trip is well worth it! The trip well balanced covering the key sites as well as providing time to stroll around the town. Our driver - Andrea - was very (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2016/11/16
    "Our tour was relaxed and informative with more to see than we expected. Definitely a good day trip to see a smaller city and learn a little about the countryside, (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2016/11/19
    "We really enjoyed the trip. Our guide, Andrea, was personable and very knowledgeable. The trip included a variety of experiences packed in the (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2016/12/08
    "The gloomy rainy weather did not even detract from this fabulous excursion with CoolTours. Just 8 of us in a mini van, and we were able to See all of the expected (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2016/12/20
    "We had a great tour with Lilianna, walking in Evora. She is very knowledgeable. The olive oil tasting is okay but it gives you the chances to buy olive oil made in (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2017/04/18
    "We were very lucky that we were the only 2 on this tour so it was like a private tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was interesting and very (...) "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2017/05/15
    "This trip was wonderful. Evora was a wonderful place to go see. My husband was thrilled to see the Roman ruins. "

  • Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon with Olive Oil Tastings | . | 2017/07/02
    "Very interesting tour to see Evora and the menhirs. The site where the menhirs were located gave us a very peaceful and serene feeling, very speciall. The town of (...) "

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