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This tour was the highlight of our week in Lisbon. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get our of Lisbon and visit the surrounding areas. We had an incredible guide in our small group of four people. He went out of his way to make my 11-year old daughter feel comfortable and be a part of the tour. His knowledge of the history of the local area painted a story that explained the purpose behind everything we were looking at. The highlight of the tour was the Chapel of the Bones. Do not miss this!!! 5000 human bones decorating the walls of a small chapel within the bowels of a much more ornate church. Sounds creepy but there was a fascinating reason behind it. Loved it.
Our guide was great! She had to speak Brazilian Portuguese not the same as Portuguese, Spanish and English. She provided each language group with all the information we needed to enjoy a wonderful day! She even found time for a wine tasting!
Great tour! Evora is a beautiful little town and the tour guides did a great job hitting all the good spots and sharing great information. Bruno and Isabella were wonderful and quickly made me feel welcome. They were very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend this tour. The Chapel of Bones is particularly interesting.
Yoki was a great guide. Full of information and little asides. She knew just when the best photo opportunity was for the storks. She recommended a nice little restaurant in Evora. Loved Evora! The intertwining of the old and new. Our free time was just enough and not too much. Cork trees, who knew how fascinating they were. The ancient stone formations were a perfect end to our day. And Yoki is a great, safe driver!
We had a very enjoyable trip. Evora is an inviting place. The location and attractions were interesting. The guide Gustavo was enjoyable and informative.
Great trip with excellent tour guide from Cool Trips. Highly recommend.
Earl and Jane
I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Andrea was awesome. Very pleasant and eager to answer questions. Our group only consisted of 4 people, down from the usual 8 that would normally go, so the van was even extra roomy and comfortable. Evora is a must see just for the Chapel Of Bones. They were renovating it at the time of our visit so it took away a little of the "Awe" as workers worked along the inside walls but still was very enjoyable. The town is charming with nice restaraunts and shops. You have some free time to walk around, have lunch ,or shop. Andrea gave us the choice of doing lunch alone or going with her which i thought was a nice gesture. We went on our own but in hindsight i wish we had gone with her. Great tour and Great tour guide.
we had a lovely time in Evora, the guide very frienly and polite.
We had a great day on this tour. the mini bus air cond. was very hot though. we didn't get to do the olive oil tasting said we didn't have time. the winery was a store front in the town . good wine!!!
We thoroughly enjoy the day. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Great tour! A very intelligent solution for seeing the most important nearby sites in 1 day as well as customized for a small group of people (7-8) in a mini-van. No stress, no rush, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The guide, Patrick, was very good: very professional, friendly, multi-lingual (he led the tour in 2 languages: English and French, driving the van at the same time and guiding us through the sites, which is not easy). We visited also a very impressive old stone-edge-site built about 6-7 thousands years ago on our way to Evora. Evora is nice with the remains of the Roman Temple and beautiful city centre. the local cuisine is very delicious. Will definitely recommend the tour and the company to friends.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Evora day trip even though the weather wasn't the best. Our guide, Madalena, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable- so much so, that I gave her my TripAdvisor Excellence pin. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel (the other tour with another Lisbon company required that we meet in a central location). The van was comfortable, and we were very happy with only a few extra people, whom we enjoyed talking to, as opposed to a huge busload of strangers. I was happy that this day trip took us to another part of Portugal that we would not have seen on our own and Madalena told us more about the sights - the cork trees, Lusitano horses, vineyards etc. The menhirs and chapel of the bones were very interesting. There was a "medieval" fair set up and we chose to sample what was sold there (delicious bread baked right at the fair) and explore Evora some more, instead of going to a restaurant, and that was fine with Madalena. Also enjoyed the wine tasting. And we never felt rushed. I felt that Madalena really focused on our enjoying our trip with her.
I really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it. It was very informative and fun. Our guild was top notch. She new all about the Lisbon. She was also very knowledgeable about the food and wine. It was very personal and a great experience. I would do this tour again.
Fabulous day trip. Madalena was a wonderful guide. Highly recommend this trip.
We had a wonderful day in Evora. Our tour guide Patrick was very knowledgeable and helpful. We especially enjoyed touring the chapel of bones and the Cromlech.
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Edgar was very knowledgeable and made sure everyone enjoyed themselves, including the children. Evora and the standing stones were worth the trip and the small group format was perfect for us.
My daughter and I really enjoyed this tour. The guide picked us up in our lobby and drove us to our destination, Evora, pointing out various sights on the way. In the town, he showed us buildings and relics whose origins spanned 2000 years. He explained how both ancient and modern events affected what we saw. He introduced us to a small, inexpensive restaurant whose patrons all seemed to be local. The wine and food tasting portion of the activity was delicious and informative.
Very interesting tour. It matched the description. The tour guide was excellent. Highly recommend others to take this tour.
I really enjoyed my visit to Evora. The small group was nice. Madelina (sp?) was very sweet and personable. Evora is beautiful and has very interesting historical sites, from the Chapel of the Bones to the huge Roman temple to the pre-historic "stonehendge" I never would have seen without the tour. I loved wine-tasting and sampling the local cheeses at lunch. Seeing a bit of countryside instead of just cities was refreshing.
We had a wonderful time on our trip especially because of Edgar. He is a wonderful guide and a very knowledgeable young man. Not only did give a thorough explanation of the town, the ruins, the cork forest, the menhirs, he was also able to talk about films, politics, the economy etc. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with him. His father must be very proud of him. In addtion there were tow languages in our group and he easily managed to make sure that everyone understood it all. He also facilitated the group as we all had lunch together. Since we came from 5 different countries in the group, we had an enromously interestingtime exchanging thughts on the world situation and also on our experiences of Portugal.
This was one of the most delightful days we spent in Portugal. The selction of things to do was excellent between seeing the countryside, the city of Evora, the forest, the prehistoric stones we really had quite a day.
Our tour group comprised 4 Brazilians and 2 Americans. We departed Lisbon on time and drove through a light drizzle to visit first a megalith complex, and then Evora, where we were given a brief orientation of the major landmarks, taken to several of them for visits to interiors, and then turned loose for 2 hours of free exploration/shopping/dining time. We rendezvoused at 3:30 to participate in a wine and cheese tasting, before returning to Lisbon.
Throughout, our guide, Madelaine Sting, was extremely helpful and articulate, switching easily between Portuguese and English, giving individuals in the group her full attention and helping me improve my fitful Portuguese. She is also an attentive and excellent driver. I can't say enough good things about how she reshaped and improved my opinion of Portugal, explaining some aspects of Portuguese life that I hadn't understood in context. She made me want to return for an extended trip next year, which I had NOT planned on doing before excursion.
My only quibble with the trip is I thought the wine-and-cheese-tasting portion was a little thin: I expected more than 1 white and 1 red, and more than a tiny plate of a single cheese.
This was a wonderful tour. I was thrilled to cross the famous Vasco da Gama Bridge on the way out of Lisbon. Some highlights of the trip were: a statue of a pregnant Madonna in the cathedral, and a chapel next door lined with human bones and skulls (Bones were taken from communal graves about 2 centuries after the Black Plague); a Roman temple and the remains of Roman baths; Moorish elements in church design, including Moorish arches and tiling. We had a very informative guide, who was able to answer our many questions. An interesting and enjoyable day.