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Private Tour: Évora and Almendres Cromlech Day Trip from Lisbon provided by Around Lisbon

Private Tour: Évora and Almendres Cromlech Day Trip from Lisbon

Private Tour: Évora and Almendres Cromlech Day Trip from Lisbon
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Last updated: Jun 17, 2020
A note from Private Tour: Évora and Almendres Cromlech Day Trip from Lisbon
- Masks are required insdoors at buildings and monuments, except formeals at restaurants; - Masks are required inside vehicle; - Masks not required in wide/empty/spacious outdoor areas;
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Get picked up by your guide at your central Lisbon hotel for your private day trip to Évora and Almendres Cromlech. Hop into your air-conditioned minivan and begin your journey to Évora. During your hour drive, learn about this 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage town and its preserved Roman city center. In Évora, hop out and stroll the cobblestone roads as you make your way toward the medieval Cathedral of Évora of and its cloisters. Enter the 12th century church and ascend to the roof for magnificent countryside views. Continue to the famous Temple of Diana, a Roman monument that honors the 1st century emperor of Rome, Augustus. Follow your guide into the Church of St Francis and discover the Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos). See the walls decorated with human bones and skulls creating an eerily mysterious ambiance. Enjoy a tasty lunch (own expense) and then drive to Tourega Villa. At this ancient Roman farm, learn about the processes used for agriculture two millennia ago. Next, weave your way through olive and cork trees to the 6,000-year-old Anta Grande do Zambujeiro (Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro). Marvel at the oldest megalithic monument on the Iberian peninsula. Finally, see the wondrous Almendres Cromlech. As you admire one of the largest existing assembly of menhirs in Europe learn how this site is believed to be one of mankind’s first monuments. Amble around and listen to your guide tell tales of how Almendres Cromlech may have been used for sacred rituals and as a primitive astronomical observatory. After finishing your tour of Almendres Cromlech, return to your Lisbon hotel where your tour ends.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6999GOLDEN
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private guide • Transport by private minivan • Bottled water • WiFi on board • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We'll pick you up at your Hotel or Apartment, or even the Port or the Airport. Please note that you may need to join us at a nearby meeting point, in some areas of the city where we can't reach your address. Please contact our team previously to assure all necessary arrangements.
Foz Palace, Palácio Foz, Calçada da Glória nº 9, 1250-112 Lisboa, Portugal The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
Airports:
Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
Ports:
Lisbon Port
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private guide • Transport by private minivan • Bottled water • WiFi on board • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We'll pick you up at your Hotel or Apartment, or even the Port or the Airport. Please note that you may need to join us at a nearby meeting point, in some areas of the city where we can't reach your address. Please contact our team previously to assure all necessary arrangements.
Foz Palace, Palácio Foz, Calçada da Glória nº 9, 1250-112 Lisboa, Portugal The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
Airports:
Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
Ports:
Lisbon Port
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended
Operated by a multi-lingual guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Foz Palace
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Evora District
  • 1
    Evora
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Capela dos Ossos
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Praca do Giraldo
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Anta Grande do Zambujeiro
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    25 de Abril Bridge
  • You'll end at
    Foz Palace
    Palácio Foz, Calçada da Glória nº 9, 1250-112 Lisboa, Portugal
    The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
    See address & details
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Tania G
1 contribution
Amazing all day trip from Lisbon
Jan 2020
Anna was great. She gave us so much information on the sites. Her English was perfect. I was traveling with my 19 year old son and he loved it. She was very accommodating and concerned about what we needed. Lunch was amazing - an outdoor patio that was covered and heated for January. We had Iberian pork which was delicious. The Chapel of Bones was something we had not seen before. We saw the Roman ruins and walked around Evora. The Stone Circles of Cromlech, the burial spot and the single stone were magical. Overall great tour and well done.
Written January 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie REED Boudreau
Grover Beach, CA2 contributions
Evora and Almendres
Oct 2019
First thing this trip was great. They made it very easy by picking us up and delivering us to our home. The driver was very informed and passionate about the subject. Everything was perfect for me. I sat in the front seat because I get motion sick but the people in the third seat could not hear anything. The tire/road noise was very bad. My suggestion is that the driver wear a microphone. If you are only 4 this would be perfect.
Written October 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mkj123
Lisbon, Portugal96 contributions
10,000 year old circle - backroads of portugal
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was expensive tour; I think we paid around $90 each. There are other tours that will get you to Evora for less, but I'm guessing this cost so much because we also went to the Almendres Cromlech too. There was no way a bus could ride on the roads that we had to take to get there, so it had to be a van; therefore fewer people per guide. The roads are unpaved with some fairly large "dips". The Cromlech part was the part I really enjoyed. Evora was okay, but I didn't need to see it. 10,000 year old circle that was used to plant and harvest though, that's a find! Also we stopped at a small village for coffee and bathroom before we took the road to Cromlech, and I found this interesting also. There are some very small villages in Portugal that are different from very small rural areas in the U.S., so worth seeing if you're from the U.S. Other comments: the guide was mid-twenties and knew the history, could speak English and Portuguese fluently, and picked us up at a hotel about 2 blocks from our AirBnB.
Written June 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

UNESCO World Heritage Town Évora, rivetting Chapel of Bones, Roman Ruins & mythical Stone Circles of Almendres Cromlech
Apr 2019 • Family
We were very fortunate to have the enthusiastic and humorous, Nuno Rebelo as our Expert Guide for the Day. The reason we chose this Tour was because we are fascinated by archaeology and history and Around Lisbon was offering a Tour with so many inclusions in a single day! We were collected on time from the doorstep of our Lisbon Hotel, in a very comfortable air conditioned, Wi-Fi equipped van by Nuno, which had more than enough room for our family of 4. Along the way to Évora, we were regaled with much conversation by him and I was very happy that my teenage daughters too were involved in the banter. The moment we arrived at Évora, it started to rain, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. After taking us on a drive around the almost white, red roofed UNESCO World Heritage Town, Nuno took us into the glorious Cathedral. Trained as an Architect, he expertly guided us through all the main areas of the impressive structure [including the roof which offers a stunning 360degree view of Évora and its prominent Aqueduct] and even allowed us some free time to wander on our own. He was always at hand to take photographs of us whenever we requested. As the Évora Cathedral was embellished at different periods in time, there are many architectural styles to be admired, hence we were grateful to have the knowledgeable Nuno help us understand many nuances which would have been lost on the untrained eye. After the Cathedral, we walked the cobbled streets of quaint Évora and grabbed a quick bite of Portugal’s famed Bifana sandwiches from an authentic café, surrounded by locals. Then it was onwards to the Church housing the eerie Chapel of Bones with its various Galleries. The Church itself is very beautiful. The Chapel of Bones is a small room, choc a bloc full with bones. The walls, ceiling décor, pillars, everything has human bone. To us today it may seem strange, but in the past, it was the way of commemorating and immortalising the dead. The Galleries above the Chapel too have beautiful objets d’art and as Nuno pointed out, an incredible collection of Nativity Scenes sourced from around the world. The Nativity Scenes depicted in a single chestnut, match box and on colour pencil points were exceptional. The views of Évora one gets from crossing from one art gallery to another are also stunning. After we were driven by Nuno to the ancient Roman farm of Tourega Villa. Located by a reservoir, in the backyard and fields of a local farming family, the original construction is mostly in ruins. But there is much explanation to show you how glorious it must have been in its day. The family who owns the property where the ruins were discovered has a huge amount of free roaming, animated fluffy sheep, which needless to say were providing us [especially my daughters] and the ancient site with the necessary authentic ambience of a farm, with their antics. Later we were taken on a walk amongst cork trees by Nuno to the Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro. After teaching us about the interesting and fascinating manner of cork tree harvesting, we were shown the Dolmen with its massive stones. Once believed to be an ancient funerary chamber, though the site is currently in disarray, it is stupefying to imagine how the ancient folks managed to bring such large boulders to the location where they built the structure with the lack of modern transport and technology. Our last stop was the mythical Almendres Cromlech stone circle. I wonder why this site which has far more stones, inscriptions and beauty surrounding it than the Stonehenge has received such little attention. Being amongst the ancient stones, being able to touch and walk between them was an ethereal experience for us. Especially with the rain and the greenery and nature surrounding us. Nuno made it a point to involve my daughters and play a guessing game with them of what the Stones may have been once used for and which stones had the ancient inscriptions. Needless to say, the game ensured their full involvement and gave my husband and I the chance to enjoy the Stones undisturbed. After such an amazing day with Nuno, we were reluctant to return to our Lisbon hotel. There are hardly any Tour Companies which will treat you to such an extensive Tour such as this and I assure you very few guides will be like Nuno, so knowledgeable and who puts his heart and affection first and thinks of business later. Despite the rain and a long day, he ensured that the entire day turned out just as planned, without rushing us along or getting irritated, despite our slow waling and frequent toilet breaks. He was also empathetic to our children’s needs and made it a point to direct us towards hidden gems and take us off the beaten path whenever possible. By the end of the day, we were so happy that we are determined to use Around Lisbon’s Services and request only for Nuno Rebelo on our future visits to Portugal. -Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
Written May 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laurie M
Palos Park, IL14 contributions
Make Time to Do This!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Our guide Filipe picked us up at our hotel right on time and we headed to Evora. Along the way he provided us with information about the town and what we would see there, as well as Portuguese history. We saw cork plantations and he explained the process of stripping the bark--fascinating. In the old, old, old town of Evora, we toured the Chapel of Bones, the Roman ruins, and other sites, and had lunch in the town plaza. After another short drive out into the countryside, we came to the Almendres Cromlech, a prehistoric circle of menhirs. It was absolutely amazing to see it there, just on the hill of cork oak trees, imagining the people who had constructed it thousands of years ago. Filipe then took us to see a smaller area of Roman ruins nearby that had been discovered on a private farm--amazing. We had this tour on our second day in Lisbon, and it gave us an experience and understanding of Portugal that we never could have had if we had stayed only in the city. Very highly recommended, especially if you can get Filipe as your guide!
Written March 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lawrence S
Porto, Portugal11 contributions
Excellent Tour!
Mar 2019 • Couples
We very much enjoyed our tour with Rui, who thoroughly and clearly explained to us what we were seeing and made the history of Portugal come alive, all the back to neolithic times. Very highly recommended.
Written March 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Farmer_Don_S
Regina33 contributions
Time Traveling around Evora
Feb 2019 • Friends
It was great to get into the countryside of Portuagal, So much to see in and around this Town. The Stone circle, the Roman Villa ruins and the Bronze age buriel site were located at the end of unpaved roads, so we were able to view the sites almost alone. Joan was a very good driver, and we always felt safe.
Written February 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

carolyn481
Columbus, OH6 contributions
Amazing History and tour
Dec 2018 • Family
I scheduled this tour on a whim, not sure what in the description caught my eye other than it didn't read like all the other popular tours with a jam-packed schedule but reasonably priced. The town of Evora is out in the eastern countryside and not crowded with people and tourists. David the guide was very knowledgeable about world history, history about Lisbon and Evora. He easily condensed the history into what he calls a "graphic-novel" version. He was well versed in English and got everybody into the conversation. The perfect tour guide who was also very funny. It's a about and hour and half drive over to Evora where you see a Roman temple ruin, a cathedral, bone cathedral, fantastic lunch, visit a stone-age rock house and mehirs field. There were two folks who came singly on this trip but we all shared wine and opinions and views. Really was the perfect day for a tour.
Written January 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephanie S
Wellington, New Zealand205 contributions
A great day out
Nov 2018 • Friends
My daughter and I travelled with Raquel to Evora. Her knowledge of the area was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed the view from the Cathedral roof-even though my daughter dislikes heights. The chapel of Bones was thought-provoking and the stones at Cromlech a good way to end the day. We were given plenty of time over lunch to eat where we wanted and do a little shopping. The walking was also broken up with a coffee break. This tour, with its prompt hotel pick up and truly excellent guide, is one of the best I have taken. I would totally recommend it.
Written November 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FloridaKeywest
Florida9 contributions
Rachel and Around Lisbon Great!
Apr 2018 • Couples
My mother and I took a private day trip from Lisbon to Evora and the Cromlech with Rachel and we were so thrilled with the experience! Rachel was very informed and we enjoyed getting to know her very much. The sights were interesting and with the great weather, combined to make an extremely wonderful day trip we won’t forget!!
Written April 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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