We spent 4 wonderful days touring central Portugal (Sintra, Evora, Obidos, Coimbra, Fatima, and other towns) with Joao Parrado Filipe. We were a group of 6---2 grandparents, 2 parents, and 2 late teens---and we ALL enjoyed the trip and Joao. We flew into the Lisbon airport, where we were met by Joao, a gracious and nice man,and taken to our hotel. He then picked us up each morning between 8:30-9:00 am in his van, and drove us to the sights that we had agreed upon for the day. His english is extremely good, and his knowledge of the history and importance of the sights was terrific. Each day, he took us to lesser known portuguese restaurants where he would recommend foods for us to sample. He capped off our wonderful trip by recommending, and arranging for us, a small restaurant in the Alfama where we could hear fado and enjoy a good meal. We had a truly memorable vacation, and we feel that Joao was the main reason.
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