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Golden Plains: Évora and Almendres Cromlech Shared Tour

Explore more of Portugal by getting out of Lisbon and heading to the Golden Plains, visiting the walled UNESCO-listed town of Évora and an ancient Roman farm in the countryside.

This day trip is an entertaining and educational experience where you’ll get the opportunity to see another side of Portugal.

Explore centuries-old cathedrals and spend some time in the mysterious Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos). Then, visit the Anta Grande do Zambujeiro (Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro) and wonder at the Neolithic stone circle of Almendres Cromlech.

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private guide
    • Transport by private minivan
    • WiFi available in the minivan
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
    • Entry/Admission - Capela dos Ossos
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Evora District, Evora District, Alentejo

    A few facts about the town of Évora: it has 55,000 inhabitants; it is more than 2,000 years old; and it is under the designation of UNESCO. Within the walls of the wonderfully preserved town center are ancient Roman temples, medieval cathedrals, and narrow cobblestoned streets.

    Stop At: Evora, Evora, Evora District, Alentejo

    Begin your day trip with a pickup from your central Lisbon hotel, and then hop inside a comfortable minivan with your private guide. During the hour-long drive, gaze out at the Portuguese countryside and learn about the history and culture of the places you’re about to visit.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Largo do Conde de Vila Flor Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804 Portugal

    Start by visiting the Temple of Diana, the famed Roman temple that was dedicated to Augustus, emperor of Rome, and learn the changes it suffered through time.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Largo do Marques de Marialva, Evora 7000-809 Portugal

    Visit the grand Gothic Cathedral, built in the 12th century, and the medieval cloisters. Climb to the roof of the building to get a great view of the town and the surrounding countryside.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Capela dos Ossos, Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-650 Portugal

    Check out the Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos) inside the Church of St Francis. As the name suggests, the mysterious chapel is made up of human bones.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Praca do Giraldo, S/N0 Centro Histórico, Evora 7000-508 Portugal

    Enjoy some free time to explore the streets and city center of Évora, and have lunch in the excellent restaurants available.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Anta Grande do Zambujeiro, Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe 7005-566 Portugal

    After lunch (own expense), head out to Anta Grande do Zambujeiro (Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro), the oldest domen on the Iberian peninsula. Located among the tranquil cork and olive trees, the dolmen dates back about 6,000 years.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Villa Romana de Nossa Senhora do Tourega (Evora), Evora 7005 Portugal

    If there is enough time, visit the Roman Ruins of Tourega, in a charming countryside area.
    This place is almost unknown to most people, and is a great place to escape the crowds.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, Rua do Cromeleque Near Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe a 15 Kms de Évora, Evora 7000-092 Portugal

    Make your final stop of the tour at the Almendres Cromlech, a Neolithic stone circle, which is aligned with the Summer Solstice. Wander around the ancient circle, said to be the largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula, and hear how the stones were likely used for sacred rituals.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: 25 de Abril Bridge, Praca 25 de Abril Almada, Lisbon 1950-358 Portugal

    Return to Lisbon crossing the iconic 25th April Bridge, from where you can see the most amazing vies over Lisbon.

  • Departure Point :
    Foz Palace, Palácio Foz, Calçada da Glória nº 9, 1250-112 Lisboa, Portugal
    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.Airports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    • Lisbon Port
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • - Masks are required insdoors at buildings and monuments, except for meals at restaurants; - Masks are required inside vehicle; - Masks not required in wide/empty/spacious outdoor areas;
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Around Lisbon

Activity ID: V-6999P20

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