From Lisbon: Évora and Monsaraz Day Tour with Wine Tasting
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
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A lovely day trip to get out of the city without renting a car. The guides were warm and enthusiastic locals. The countryside with all the cork trees was an unusual landscape. The sites were intriguing for their wide ranging view of history. Enjoyed the lunch break recommended by our guides (at "Pateo"). The open courtyard (covered for sun) was perfect on a warm sunny February day. The tour does involve walking cobbled, hilly streets, climbing stairs, and uneven dirt paths to the megaliths, so be prepared with appropriate footwear.
We felt really lucky. We had not one but two tour guides on our private tour of Évora. We appreciated both Joao and Paolo’s Knowledge of the history of the area. We took several other private tours while in Portugal, but we felt we got a real look at the culture and even learned some Portuguese during the tour. Loved having the chance to go to the local farmers market to buy local cheese, breads, and produce. We were glad to get out into the countryside to see the cork, animals and the ancient historic sites!
Wonderful immersion into rural Portugal. Our guide, Antonio, was tremendous. Knowledgeable about the land and cork growing, the trees, the souls, the problems, the processing, and the history. He also explained the farming of grapes, and how fabulously used, but not abused the land is. Bees, pigs, cows, assist the farmer, pine nuts and acorns as well as grapes and cork are grown on the land. Such a great tour. Highly recommend
It was a well managed tour, short and compact in terms of persons per tour. Our guide, Vasco, conducted the tour very well.. Recommend this tour!!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. His English was pretty good and we have no problem understanding him.