ÉvoraThe Cooltours - Lisbon
With Regional Olive Oil Tastings
IIn this tour, we will visit a deeper Portugal with magnificent vineyards, wheat plains, cork and olive trees, from where the famous Portuguese olive oil comes from. We start by visiting the oldest cromlech in southern Europe, more than 7000 years old: The Almendres Cromlech. It is a megalithic complex of more than 100 stones placed in a circular way and aligned with the sunrise on the day of the winter solstice.
See the Roman Temple of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Cromlech of Almendres, one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe.
Next, we visit Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by 14th century walls. We will visit the Roman Temple and the Sé, a gothic cathedral (the largest in Portugal) that are right in the heart of the city. You will have time to stroll through the streets of Évora and get to know the local crafts before lunch. Try the very rich local cuisine based mainly on pork, olive oil, soups, Alentejo bread and codfish dishes. Delicious!
We continue our journey in the afternoon to the Church of San Francisco and the famous Chapel of Bones, a must see and one of the city’s ex-libris. And nothing better than to end the day with a regional Alentejo olive oils tasting, Portugal’s largest wine and olive producing region, before returning to Lisbon!
- In the Region
-Pick-up at the hotel (or nearest possible location) only in certain areas of the city (downtown). It may be necessary to arrive at a meeting point for pick-up.
-Pick-up at 2 central points : Praça dos Restauradores / Marquês de Pombal
-Tour for small groups (8 persons maximum)
-Professional but informative local guide
-Transport by minivan with terms and conditions
-Live commentary on board
-Wi-Fi available in mini-fouronette
-Entrance fee to the Chapel of Bones with guided tour
-Tasting of 5 different types of olive oil