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Backcountry Tours

| Évora Historic Center, Evora 7000-534, Portugal
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Joao Godinho

We can highly recommend Joao as a guide for the megalithic sites around Evora. Joao was a real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeannebuckingham
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York, Pennsylvania
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One surprise after another!

We met Joao early today for a full day personal tour. Although we had given Joao an example of our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
warners1
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Backcountry Tours has a single type of tourism in the region, using off the beaten tracks we created the possibility to have a comprehensiveness knowledge of a non touristic world that goes unnoticed for most of the visitants of Évora and Alentejo. Come to visit a region of with a rural and familiar ambiance, that offer unique possibilities for the direct contact with nature, agriculture and the local traditions, where folks deeply know the land, live for it, with it and for it. Enjoy a world with a cultural patrimony built in centuries, crossing generations and surviving the passing of times.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Évora Historic Center, Evora 7000-534, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can highly recommend Joao as a guide for the megalithic sites around Evora. Joao was a real treat. He is knowledgeable, personable and very generous with his time. You won’t be disappointed. Jeanne and Otto. US

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jean and Otto! Thank you for your review. We are very happy you felt like you did. Comeback soon for more!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met Joao early today for a full day personal tour. Although we had given Joao an example of our interests, there were so many surprise visits throughout the day. I will not disclose secrets of today, however we just loved our winery tour and...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Warners1, Thank you very much for your review. Thank you also for not disclosing online our little secrets. We try as much as possible to include unbeaten tracks in our tours. Thank you for spending the day with us! Hope to meet you again...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joao pickup us at 9:30 and we finished about 4pm. He was ready to keep going, we were toured out. His knowledge of the the places we visited was amazing. He took us to Monsaraz, a little town with pottery making, the Megaliths and finished...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ted and Sue, Thank you so much for your review. It seems you found your way to Tavira easily! Hope you come back soon so we can meet again and you can know some more cool places.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We spent the morning with Joao touring the area around Evora and Monsaraz. His knowledge of both the region and history is incredible. He took us to places we would never have discovered on our own and you can tell he has formed strong relationships...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

hello kwoo33! Thank you very much for your review. We feel very happy you notice our effords. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

João was an absolutely fantastic guide. He was very knowledgable in many areas as well as being engaging and entertaining. We had a wonderful day with him exploring the megaliths. João showed us small, lesser known sites off the beaten track and finished the tour...More

Thank Lucy D
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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

I Lucy! Thanks for your review. We try to get out from the normal sites but not without also visiting the most important ones. We feel very happy you have enjoy spending the day with us.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

If you're the sort of person who wants to sit on the beach in the Algarve and drink lager all day, you won't be looking at this page. If you're interested in simply "getting the T-shirt" of the usual attractions, then buy the guide books...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Saintlyterrier! Thank you for your amazing review. We feel very happy and fulfilled with your words. We do try very hard to show to everyone how our region is special and interesting. I hope you comeback soon for more!

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

FANTASTIC tour of Evora and surrounding areas!! Joao met us early morning and we spent the whole day with him on a private tour seeing the must see sights of Evora and then heading out on a drive to surrounding area visiting the spectacular country...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you for your review. It was indeed 2 very good days. I feel happy that you where able to feel our culture and know a few of our secrets. ( please let them stay secrets 🤫😀) hope to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Joao was a wonderful tour guide, friendly and very knowledgeable! Nice to get away from the city and into the countryside to see a side of Evora off the beaten track. Highly recommended!

Thank Kara G
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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you Kara for your review. It is nice you spent a good time wth us. See next time!!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We loved our tour with João from Backcountry Tours and would highly recommend it! He is truly knowledgeable, relaxed but passionate about his subject and his country - a very personable, flexible and hospitable guide with excellent English. João collected us from our hotel, drove...More

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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi Marsha. Thank you for your review. Next time you visit Évora just stay for a few more days and we can take around and also show some secrets of this amazing city. See you soon. João

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We recently booked a day of touring with Backcountry Tours. We spent the day looking at the monoliths near Evora and then Arraiolos where tapestry rugs are made. Our guide Joao was excellent! He was very interesting and explained everything about the monoliths, cork production,...More

Thank Felecia F
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João T, Proprietário at Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hello Felecia, We feel very happy to know you have enjoyed to spend the day with us. Although let me just remind you that we went to visit the megalithic sites around Évora, monoliths are something different. ;) Anyway we did spend a great day...More

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jwinett
21 August 2017|
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Response from João T | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your contact. For the 2nd September I don't have availability. Only after 4th September if you are still in Évora. Only for the megalithics the price is 45 € (only euros) for both and it takes about 4... More
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jwinett
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Response from Rémi L | Reviewed this property |
Hej, I was in Evora with my sister and a niece, the town is very nice over all we had a great time in town and the surroundings . We went to the Megaliths, the dolmen ,a roman villa (ruin ), and see some of the other nice... More
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