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John H USA
This was a terrific tour. It was a great opportunity to get out of the city and see more rural areas. Evora is a very charming town. It was interesting to see cork trees and learn about cork harvesting.
Our guide, Anna, was wonderful. It was a private tour which was nice. However, Viator was a misleading in their tour description. Description said wine tasting. We toured the winery with other people not with Viator. At the end of the tour, there was olive oil and 3 wine tastings. However, we only got to taste one wine because Viator only paid the winery for one wine tasting. That was disappointing. We just had to watch everyone else enjoy their 2 additional wines. I think this was a bad decision for Viator to allow us to taste only 1 wine. It was misleading, irritating to us, and there was no way we were going to purchase wine from the winery with that experience. The winery shouldn't even let that happen. Besides, that Evora was pretty neat, especially the Chapel of the Bones. Our guide, Anna, was great, and tried to rectify the situation and make us happy.
Doing what: 8-Hour Semi-Private Évora City and Vineyard Tour
This is a tour not to be missed. The mysterious menhirs near Evora are first on your visit and the town itself has a lot to offer, from Roman ruins to medieval churches. Our guide from CoolTours Lisbon, Anika I think, was excellent and I learned so much on this day trip. I won't repeat the praise of others, but just to say that this was certainly a highlight of my 15 or so day trips I took while in Europe this summer.
This was a convenient way to get to Evora and to learn about it. Our guide, Francisco, was excellent! He made the day worthwhile.
I loved Evora, and our guide Fabio was excellent. When I requested information about an online link to the shop where we tasted olive oil, the company--Cool Lisbon Tours--couldn't have been more accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.
Would have liked some free time in Evora but otherwise and enjoyable trip.
Really great tour! Evora and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. And our guide, Isabel and guide-in-training, Francisco, who also contributed to the day were outstanding! One of the highlights of our stay in Lisbon. Highly recommended!
Our small group tour to Evora was amazing we had so many great opportunities to ask questions of Cecilia and she was an amazing hub of information. Thank you Cecilia for making our day really special! I highly recommend taking this day trip and learning more about Portugal and it's amazing history!
Good tour to see the highlights of Evora. Yet, It was little bit annoying that it was a 2 language tour which takes time to hear twice the same thing as a result we did not have enough time on our own to hang around in Evora and do some shopping
We were very fortunate to have the most excellent tour guide Raquel. She was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She also found us a fantastic patio for lunch that we never would have found on our own. And although we have been to Lisbon before we had not been to Evora and it was incredible.
What a trip--Evora and the megaliths outside of Guadalupe. Without our guide, Michela, we would have never learned about so many things megaliths, olive trees, olive oil, cork and all the things made from cork, acorn beer, traveling in Portugal in just one day! Our group was small, but that made it quite easy to navigate through places and to take our time when needed. When we return to Lisbon, we will ask for Michela again!
Great tour. I took it on Sep. 2. Our guide was very informative. While visiting the cathedral in Evora, go up the tower. It's not a very long climb, and the views of the town are spectacular. In addition to the Roman temple and the cathedral, Evora still has a large section of its medieval wall.
Our guide, Gustafo, was excellent. Besides being amusing and funny, he was also well informed. He shared a lot of history and cultural information as we traveled on to Evora. The stones at Cromlech were fascinating to experience and walk around, and the information on the cork tree harvesting was enlightening. We had a chance to be interactive as a small group which also was great. The walking tour of Evora was fantastic, as we saw and heard a lot and had some independent time for lunch. The entire town is very worthwhile experiencing. The wine tasting and olive oil tasting were also great. Definitely one of my favorite tours of our entire trip.
Gustavo was a great guide with the ability to juggle 3 languages. Gustavo was very friendly with a sense of humour and was happy to answer any questions. I really enjoyed Evora!
Evora was a great city to visit and the tour guide was good.
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!
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.
We had a very enjoyable trip. Evora is an inviting place. The location and attractions were interesting. The guide Gustavo was enjoyable and informative.
Our guide Michaela was very knowledgeable and even though it was raining all the way from Lisbon to Evora, we were lucky that it only drizzled upon arrival. The wine tasting was very good.
lot of driving. would have liked more time in the old town of Evora. tour guide was excellent. enjoyed her a lot. had lunch with her.
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.
Our guide Edgar was a pleasure to be with and we really liked our little group of fellow travelers. The weather intermittently rain and sun which frustrating. Liked Evora a lot although the chapel of bones very creepy place. Day well,organized and well paced. Long drive back to lisbon.
There was nothing wrong with the tour or our guide. Very efficient and nice. But the day trip itself was just so so. Compared to the other tourist destinations I have been to, Evora was a bit of a let down.
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.
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