Im a changed person after taking a tour with Your friend in Lisbon! I've always been put off organised tours due to the lack of freedom, impersonal groups and cost BUT Alex and Adrianna have changed all that through the two tours we took with them in May.
All correspondence from initial enquiries to me making numerous changes to the schedule (which were all accommodated) was quick, professional and friendly. We were even sent emails after the tours providing further tips for restaurants to try during the remainder of our stay in Lisbon.
The tours themselves cannot be faulted. We opted for a walking tour on arrival to help us get our bearings in the city. Alex spent over 4hours guiding us around the historic centre, she filled our heads with history, knowledge on local customs and introduced us to the delights of Pastel de Nata, Ginginha and fruit native to Portugal. Alex has a great passion for Lisbon and is both a knowledgeable guide and interesting person. She made us feel relaxed from the outset, (just like meeting a friend!) and went the extra mile after the tour had ended (literally) of walking us to a restaurant well known for its piri piri chicken.
The second tour (food and wine) build on the first walking tour, taking in more of Lisbon's history and culture with the very knowledgable Alex and culminated in an amazing afternoon sampling great wine and food with the amazing and professional Alex the Sommelier (think of a Portuguese Lloyd Grossman and thats Alex). I had informed Adrianna that this tour was a birthday treat for my partner, unbeknownst to me she had arranged a special opening of a Port bottled in the year of my partners birth and also hand delivered a Portuguese birthday cake complete with my partners name!! I couldn't have done better myself!! The tours had already surpassed my expectations but this added level of service was truly incredible (and yes, i do now feel like I have a couple of friends in Lisbon)
Dont hesitate, book a tour, you wont regret it!
Thanks Ladies :)
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.