I have done foodie type walks in Madrid, Barcelona, Istanbul, Athens and more. These walks usually take one to a range of different food shops, bars, cafes and restaurants where we have learned about the foods of the respective countries/cities.
My Lisbon experience was not like this at all. It was a great learning experience but ......
We met our guide at a bus stop and travelled a few kilometres. We were shown into a wine bar (which was on my list of places to go from my research) and introduced to 4 wines accompanied by various cheeses and chrozio etc. Great night!
I returned a few nights later and guess what? I got the same experience without the guide but all I paid was for the cost of the wine and food saving myself about EURO 15.
So if you want to do a wine tasting, just check out the wine bar and forget the tour!
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24 July 2012
Dear Susiethefloosie, I am very sorry that you did not read our website carefully before you booked your tasting. NOWHERE on our website does it describe this as a "WALK", it very CLEARLY states "This tasting takes place in a cozy and rustic wine house in the old quarter of Alfama, and that it is a table top tour". It think it's obvious that you could visit a wine house on your own, but the color maps, wine lists, and the information that you were given to take home, and the information that your host shared with you regarding Portuguese history, the production of foodstuffs, cork and wine was nothing that you could get on your own. Not to mention all of the tips your host gave you for how to visit other Lisbon sights and how to skip lines. We regret that you did not find any value in this, and that you expected to be walked up and down the hills of Lisbon while drinking and eating. There are plenty of wine and pub crawls in Lisbon which offer that kind of experience if this is what you would have preferred. At the very least, I hope that we helped introduce you to some Portuguese culture.
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