Edgar and Antonio Chavez were absolutely awesome hosts on our day trip to Evora. We had a wonderful time with them and can't sing there praises enough! It was a fascinating and beautiful trip!
Our tour guide, Miguel Condeco, was excellent, the very best guide we have ever had for twenty years. He was knowledgeable in the old culture, local politics and economics. He was always friendly and almost never stop talking ,explaining to us the sights and their background all the time. He made our tour to Evora very enjoyable. He spoke perfect English.
Our small group turned out to be just my wife and I so our guide was able to provide undivided attention to us. She was well versed in the culture and history of Portugal in general and the Evora area in particular. Her love of Portugal and enthusiasm to provide excellant service for foreign visitors was a refreshing change of pace from large group scripted tour guides. The winery personnel were gracious and spent time answering our questions about their wine making process. Needless to say, the wine was excellant. I highly recommend this tour to this UNESCO world heritage site.
Our trip to Evora was very good and the place is beautiful and interesting. The time of visit was short and could be longer but the explanation of our guide was exellent and I want to return to explore more.
The guide/driver was only "fair".
In a full 9 passenger vehicle those people in the rear could not hear/understand her.
Also we were not shown some key sights in Evora.
There is enough to see and do in Evora that we could have skipped the site with the stone formations out side of Evora.
I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Evora is a charming town with some very interesting things to see. The church is beautiful--especially the courtyard--and the chapel of bones is definitely something to see, albeit quite creepy. I enjoyed the wine and the area behind Adega da Cartuxa was just lovely. The trip to Almendres Cromlech was very interesting. The road through the cork trees is beautiful. The road was washed out and so we ended up having to hike a bit to make it to the Cromlech, but I thought this only added to the experience. I would definitely recommend this tour with this company.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was great that it was such a small group. My husband, 8 year old son, and I were on the tour with only one other person. Our guide Joanna and driver Antonio were so friendly and kind. Evora was beautiful and we saw some very interesting sights. Joanna was very knowledgeable about the history and was just a pleasure to be with for the day. The wine tasting was terrific! The vineyard was beautiful and the wine was delicious. They weren't skimpy on the tastings either. The vineyard gave us 3 FULL glasses of wine (rose, white, and red). All were so good. We highly recommend this tour.
I've read ratings from previous tours of Evora and wasn't too impress but I was keen on going to Evora. Nuno works for CoolTour that Viator use, he is an extraordinary young man. Because our tour was on Xmas Eve, some sites were closed early and Nuno replaced with different sites. He had given us a memorable 12/24/12. in Portugal. Thank you, Nuno
I had the impression that this was a 3 day tour- but it was 3 one day tours...each day we had to go to a central location and join day trippers- there was 1-1/2 hours each morning to assemble and organize each new group...the day in Evora was led by an unorganized, but pleasant woman-but unfortunately we didn't get as much out of the trip as we could have, and hoped for...the day trip to Fatima had a great tour leader, but a very busy schedule...and Sintra day trip was pleasant....all 3 days we had a very nice lunch
We had a fabulous tour of Evora and the Cartuxa Winery. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining; we were treated to a day of historical, visual and wine-related treats. My wife and I highly recommend this tour.
Doing what: Private Wine and Cellar Tour to Evora
The trip was quite disorganized at the start. The hotel pickup was prompt and on-time but not at all friendly. It wasn't clear that we were being transported to a central point to meet up with our actual tour. Once we got to the central point, there was confusion and chaos for nearly 20 minutes and 2 bus changes to get everyone settled. The tour itself was quite good and the guide was personable and knowledgeable. The tour included lunch and it was the first time this particular place had been used. There was a wedding that afternoon so we were placed in a hallway near the bathrooms away from the main area although the wedding was not scheduled for a few hours. The food and service were fine and we received complimentary wine, but the atmosphere could have been better. We thoroughly enjoyed Evora and recommend the trip if the logistics can be worked out.
The tour was very badly organized. We struggled to get reach of the tour agent and there was NO hotel pick up. The attractions in Evora weren't good enough for a day tour with a lot of hours on the bus.
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