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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.
This is a wonderful tour to a beautiful city. There were only four of us so we had a good time and the guide provided plenty of information.
We loved the Small-Group Évora Day Trip from Lisbon. The guide was excellent!
Excellent guide who was from Evora and who quickly picked up on our interests. Excellent visit to the Cromlech which was of real interest to me being a Celt myself. Lots of real facts about cork growing and harvesting. In Evora, we were amazed at the number of Roman remains we were shown which were not even indicated to tourists. The Chapel of Bones was really interesting.
The journey to and from Lisbon was really interesting.
An excellent guide who brought everything to life.
Tour leader was brilliant which makes it a lot more interesting. Loved Evora!
We had a wonderful guide who had grown up in Evora and really knew the area. It is a gorgeous (but hot ) town full of historical interest and wonderful buildings, especially the Roman temple. Our guide showed us a great little restaurant for lunch and one amazing pastry shop that specialised in convent cakes for coffee and cakes later in the day. The wine and olive oil tasting provided a great break and we stopped to see cork trees and the cromlech before going back to Lisbon. Pretty amazing day!
This was a wonderful trip. The tour quide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and multilingual, managing a group of 8 tour members, some of whom spoke only English, and some of whom spoke only Portuguese. The locations were well chosen, the pace and discussion well managed and lively. I would highly recommend this tour in the future.
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 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.