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Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were guided by Paulo on the 'explore Lisbon' tour today.

It was our first day here, and Paulo met us under the arch at the end of the main street in the baixa, not far from the waterfront. We talked about what we wanted out of the tour, how long we were staying in the city etc, and I believe Paulo was tailoring the experience to meet our desires.

As we wandered from the baixa up through the old town of Alfama, Paulo gave us a run down of the city's trading and religious history, an appreciation of the recent changes the city has made to help generate growth, and even clued us up on house prices and cultural insights about why people eating late.

We saw parks and cathedrals, palaces, markets and even hidden, unknown spots with amazing views that we could never have stumbled on without his knowledge of his city. Clearly he knew his stuff and had a passion for this place you could almost taste.

We took our time, walked at our own pace, stopped and asked questions when we had them, (which Paulo dutifully answered; a discussion on the origins of tea and marmalade was particularly thorough and interesting), and nearly 4 hours later we finished the tour close to where we started, full of enthusiasm to revisit places of particular interest later in the day.

Throughout the day Paulo recommended places to eat, swim, travel, shop and listen to fado. We've fallen in love with this city immediately, and it's in no small part thanks to this tour.

As it says on the website, the best way to explore Lisbon is by foot, and we went to places and had time to digest this city that we never would have got driving or being on a tuk tuk. Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting here. Thanks Paulo!

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a new company which i thought I would try. the guide was excellent. engaging and knowledgeable and clearly loves the city he is showing. the commentary was relaxed and informal but at the same time full of interesting snippets which brought the city to life. I wanted to get a feel for the city and this tour takes you to the main attractions but also to places which I would not have found. Alfama being one of them. I loved that area. It felt very atmospheric and Paolo's commentary added to the experience.
If you enjoy walking tours and getting to know a city then this is the company you should go to. Ask for Paolo you will not be disappointed. the gourmet tour is also something you should experience. We tried this after the first one to do something different and we left fully satisfied in more ways than one! Give it a go!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed September 26, 2017
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2017
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile
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Date of experience: January 2017
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