We had a wonderful time on our trip especially because of Edgar. He is a wonderful guide and a very knowledgeable young man. Not only did give a thorough explanation of the town, the ruins, the cork forest, the menhirs, he was also able to talk about films, politics, the economy etc. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with him. His father must be very proud of him. In addtion there were tow languages in our group and he easily managed to make sure that everyone understood it all. He also facilitated the group as we all had lunch together. Since we came from 5 different countries in the group, we had an enromously interestingtime exchanging thughts on the world situation and also on our experiences of Portugal.
This was one of the most delightful days we spent in Portugal. The selction of things to do was excellent between seeing the countryside, the city of Evora, the forest, the prehistoric stones we really had quite a day.
Our tour guide was excellent. I will recommend this tour to everybody.
We highly recommend this tour as a way to see the city (albeit a small piece). It was a good way to end the day.
A great walking tour with a very good guide.
This was a great day trip and one that I would highly recommend if you enjoy wine and the ocean. I felt that it was a solid value for all that I got to see and do.
Paolo our guide was very informative and tried to show us the none touristy side of LIsbon. He was very knowledgable about the food and drinks that we sampled. He explained their preparation and cultural significance. It was a very interesting tour, and well worth the price.
Fabio was a brilliant tour guide who gave us lots of insight into Lisbon, the people, and especially the food! Not to be missed!
I enjoyed this tour very much indeed, unfortunately didn't have a camera but retraced my steps as soon as I did, so many unexpected and interesting things that would not have been discovered without the tour. The Guide particularly comfortable with our small group, very informative and at ease, making it a relaxed but packed tour, worth every cent.
Everything about this tour was most enjoyable, and the Fado experience a travel memory never to be forgotten. Had expected to be at a view sight in time for sunset over the city, but it was already dark by the time we reached it. Nevertheless very glad I took this tour. The Australian couple who were also on it with me were great company.
Advertised as a 3 hr tour but we spent nearly 6 hours learning about and seeing a range of interesting areas
in the city, as well as tasting a range of food items (pastries, cheese, marmalade, seafood) and drinks, including coffee, port and Green wine. Our guide, Paulo, was incredibly knowledgeable, not only about the city but of Portuguese history, as well as imparting many useful tips about transport, eating out, local entertainment and shopping. The ferry ride across the river was good, although the views to the city were obscured by fog. This tour was an excellent starting point for our 3 week tour around Portugal, and when we returned to Lisbon for a further 2 days before our flight home, we felt we knew the city well and found our way around easily.
This was a last minute choice booking that we did not regret taking.
Fabio was an excellent guide. Friendly and knowledgeable he was fun to be with during our time together.
If you want to really know Lisbon, take this trip.
We had a nice evening. Our guide took us to unique places in the old moorish district and we tried local specialties. She was considerate of our comfort too, as we had those steep hills to tackle. The ride on the cable car was an experience I am glad we had. The bar where we listened to Fado was a gem, and we were made to feel very welcome. After, she made sure got back to our home base. We felt in good hands all evening.
Our tour group comprised 4 Brazilians and 2 Americans. We departed Lisbon on time and drove through a light drizzle to visit first a megalith complex, and then Evora, where we were given a brief orientation of the major landmarks, taken to several of them for visits to interiors, and then turned loose for 2 hours of free exploration/shopping/dining time. We rendezvoused at 3:30 to participate in a wine and cheese tasting, before returning to Lisbon.
Throughout, our guide, Madelaine Sting, was extremely helpful and articulate, switching easily between Portuguese and English, giving individuals in the group her full attention and helping me improve my fitful Portuguese. She is also an attentive and excellent driver. I can't say enough good things about how she reshaped and improved my opinion of Portugal, explaining some aspects of Portuguese life that I hadn't understood in context. She made me want to return for an extended trip next year, which I had NOT planned on doing before excursion.
My only quibble with the trip is I thought the wine-and-cheese-tasting portion was a little thin: I expected more than 1 white and 1 red, and more than a tiny plate of a single cheese.
This was a wonderful tour. I was thrilled to cross the famous Vasco da Gama Bridge on the way out of Lisbon. Some highlights of the trip were: a statue of a pregnant Madonna in the cathedral, and a chapel next door lined with human bones and skulls (Bones were taken from communal graves about 2 centuries after the Black Plague); a Roman temple and the remains of Roman baths; Moorish elements in church design, including Moorish arches and tiling. We had a very informative guide, who was able to answer our many questions. An interesting and enjoyable day.
This was a wonderful walking tour through some old areas of Lisbon, including the former Moorish ghetto and the birthplace of Fado. The guide had a real gift for making history come alive, and also gave us some insight into the way Lisbon families live today. We also enjoyed a ferry ride across the river. Highly recommended!
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