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“never go with 'follow me' tours” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Follow Me Tours

Follow Me Tours
Edificio Oura Estrela, Loja CJ, Albufeira 8200-269, Portugal
+351 289 590 120
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
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“never go with 'follow me' tours”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

booked three trips. went to loule market, ok. went on 'foto' tour inland, absolute rubbish. picked up at 7.10am, before breakfast started serving so 'pack up' breakfast. spent 2.5hours picking up from other hotels, probably 20, then went for 20 minutes for a coffee stop of an hour at guess where, loule! remainder of trip reasonably interesting but then finished off with another 2.5 hours dropping off at hotels. if you wish to spend 12 hours on a coach, five of which are doing an inspection of the algarve hotels, then this is the one for you!!!! final grand effort from this lot was to cancel our third trip and offer us a replacement on the day we went home! not for us, or anyone else with any sense.

Visited September 2011
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Torture!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Just don't do it! Use money you would spend on tours by hiring a hire car and sight see yourself!

Takes 2-3 hours for whole day tours to pick everyone up in the Algarve before tour even starts, then of course same amount of time to drop them back. Half day tours your looking at 1-2 hours before tour starts.

Tour guides are ok, can be a bit dull.
Places your taken to - not really worth it, the "Foto tour" was not good for taking photos, were just given overloaded information about the types of trees around :( BORING!!

Lisbon tour, not worth it. Picked up at 5:40am, took 2 hours to do pick ups, got about 4 hours in total in Lisbon, not enough to fill that time in the area we were taken too. Streets full of pushy beggars and rude cafe staff. The town itself didn't even make up for it in attractions or landmarks. We got back to Algarve area at around 6 thinking we'd be back in Alvor by 8, no it was 9pm almost missed dinner being served at our hotel. A couple on our coach had a similar tour the next day with an early start and long journey to Spain, felt so sorry for them. We also cancelled one of our trips, did 4 in total with Follow Me, and regretted each of them.

Honest, honest opinion, don't bother!!

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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“Dreadful pick-up/drop-off schedule”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We stayed at the Praia Sol, Vilamoura and did three trips. The first to Loule market was fine as we were the last pick up and the first dropped off. The other two trips to Portimao and Silves & Monchique, with the last in particular, were totally exhausting, purely because of the many pick-ups en route from all over the Algarve. A half day tour pick up for us to Monchique left at 12.15 and arrived back at our hotel at 8.00pm. It was 2 hours before we finished picking up passengers and set off to Silves - way too long. The guides themselves were very good and we have no complaint. Also the coaches were good. We thought the cost of the trips was fair. But sack the scheduler.

Visited August 2011
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“follow me tours Fantastic trip to Lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Trip to Lisbon from Albuferia with follow me tours was fantastic. made very special by the tour guide Dominic (what a gal) who knew so much about her country Portugal and took time to get to know all the travellers on the coach. Lisbon referred to as Lisboa, is a great city, people friendly, shopping, great sight seeing. camera is a must! make sure your spend a day to get around this place. I shall return again for my sea bass lunch.
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Visited August 2011
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Booked 3 tours with this company to Seville, Gibraltar and Lisbon. Great value for money, incredibly comfortable coach and picked up on time. Our guide Dominique was absolutely fantastic. Only fault was having only 3 hours in Lisbon as we left at 3.30 - surely we could have stayed a bit longer!

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