Mary Helen MarksUnited States
Sharon Barbara LimPhilippines
Augusto is an amazing guide! With only limited time in Sintra we were able to cover the important sights and wine tour�� He assisted us from planning the IT and never fails to answer all our queries. He is well versed with Lisbon and Sintra's history. Very professional and flexible�� We had a wonderful time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, I am really thankful for this review. For a big group, an amazing group, all in tuned from start to finish!!! I enjoyed, very much. Kindest regards, Augusto.
Shelly PaivaUnited States
Our guide, Augusto, was super. He was on time, very professional and flexible. Our weather wasn't ideal, however he made the trip very enjoyable and accommodating to our schedule and weather flexibility. His car was very comfortable and he was extremely knowledgeable regarding Lisbon. We had a wonderful time and would call him again for a tour. We highly recommend Augusto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly Paiva, despite the weather and the last minute call for a game, having to change the itinerary, it was a really enjoyable day, we made it, we all made it special. I hope Lincoln is doing well with his soccer and hope to see you soon in Lisbon. Thanks for the review. Kindest regards, Augusto
Patricia KelsoUnited States
What we saw was interesting, and the guide was accommodating about what we wished to see. But he was a substitute, who seemed less than enthusistic about having to "fill in."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia Kelso, i am really sorry the tour was not exactly what you expected. Starting with the no access street to your accommodation and being a substitute guide, not the one you wanted initially. Thank you very much for the email you sent to us, i will have in full consideration your words to improve every aspect. My kindest regards, Augusto
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Augusto. He was pleasant, knowledgeable and flexible. With six adults in the van with him (including four seniors), it was a little cramped, especially in the back seat. But having a guide with local knowledge made all the difference. We have looked forward to this tour for a long time and it exceeded our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Winston Villagonzalo, thank you for your words and rating. I really appreciated! I also enjoy the tour very much. Kindest regards, Augusto
Augusto certainly has the passion to share the history and places of his home town. You can see his eyes light up when he explains everything. His english is perfect and his knowledge is amazing. We had a good day, thanks Augusto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joyce Gunawan, thanks for your review. I also had a good day with you. Kindest regards, Augusto.
Gail FridsteinUnited States
We shared the most wonderful day in Lisbon with Augusto! He is so knowledgeable, sweet and buttoned up. He arrived on time, took us to so many wonderful sites, explained the history of Portugal and Lisbon, shared his culture, and helped us get great photos along the way. We were in such good hands all day and highly recommend spending a day with Augusto!
Geoffrey DaileyUnited Kingdom
A great guide, especially attentive to our group of 4 , 2 of whom had mobility issues. His vehicle with electrically operated sliding side doors made it very easy to access the seats. Good combination of seeing the old and the new parts of the city. Highly recommended.
Augusto did it again: a most memorable tour of a lovely city. With his vehicle he took us through narrow, cobbled stone streets, stopping at sites where tour buses could never do. Whether sampling traditional pastries at the coffee break or his brief expositions on the history associated with various sights, Augusto's efforts were very much appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Wolodko, thanks for taking all this time to write down all the reviews about all tours. It really means a lot to me! All the best! Kindest regards from Lisbon. Augusto.
What a journey that Augusto took us on! The cathedrals were most interesting. Imagine climbing a spiral staircase to the roof of one with a grand view of Evora. The small back street restaurant to which Augusto took us for a typical Portuguese lunch was fabulous. Saw a lot of the countryside, cork and olive farms, the bridges over the estuary at Lisbon, just to name a few memorable sights on the trip itself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Wolodko, thanks for one more good review. I could not be happier. You also made this day very special. Thanks again. Augusto.
Augusto was an excellent guide showing, and allowing us to experience, various sights in and around Sintra. From the Masonic initiation stairwell and tunnels, to lunch at a seaside restaurant, to a palace in the fog, the day was a memorable journey in all regards.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Wolodko, thank you for this complete review about the different stops. It was a good day, sincerely i also enjoy the day with you. All the best and my kindest regards, Augusto.
Mark S.United States
Great tour. Augusto was one of the best guides we have ever had. Very personable. Strong knowledge of the history of the country. He is very proud of his city and country and it shows. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. We highly recommend Augusto to everyone.
Isabel FineUnited States
5 star rating. Perfect day with guide Augusto. Unforgettable.
Alice McCoyUnited States
Augusto was the perfect guide. He was prompt knowledgeable and planned the day efficiently and adapted to our wishes. We enjoyed spending every minute of the day with him listening to his comments and feeling comfortable in his car and his safe driving skills. We are already planning our next tour with him.
Laurie KatzUnited States
This was my second tour with Gus and he was as informative as he was on the first tour! On both tours he was prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him for this or any other tour. As for the palace, it was beautiful, and it was nice to have a free hour to see the town of Sintra.
Isabel FineUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Isabel Fine, thanks for the review for our tour today, i enjoyed as much as you. Kindest regards, Augusto
Laurie KatzUnited States
This tour was a great way to begin my time in Lisbon. Gus was kind enough to arrange to pick me up at the airport for the start of the tour, which made my arrival stress free being a solo traveller. He was knowledgable and enthusiastic. I especially appreciated his recommendations on places to visit for the remainder of my stay. You won't regret booking this tour as a way to get a good overview of the city.
Howard CantorUnited States
We enjoyed our brief introductory tour with Augusto. Were able to see many highlights of Lisbon & learn about the history of Portugal- including many of the architectural styles & symbols that are depicted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Howard Cantor, thank you very much for your time for writing the review about the tour. Can you please email me with the reason for the missing star? It really means a lot to me, it really does. Thanks and my kindest regards, Augusto.
Roberto W.United States
Augusto is a wonderful guide! Very personable, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, with a good sense of humor. He makes the history of Portugal come alive through story telling with deep knowledge of Portuguese history. We could not recommend him more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberto Werebe, thanks for an excellent review and thanks for visiting Portugal as mush as you did. Kindest regards, Augusto
Nilsa P.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nilsa Power, thank you so much for your 5 stars review, we all made this very enjoyable! Kindest regards, Augusto
Stanley MathesUnited States
Augusto was everything a guide should be, knowledgeable, timely, and passionate about his craft. His vehicle was immaculate and he drove with skill and obeyed all traffic laws. We have used many private guides in our travels and he would be at the top of our lists. If visiting Portugal do not hesitate to use his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stanley Mathes, i could not ask for a better review, we all made this tour very special, thanks again! Kindest regards, Augusto
Sharon AllenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon Allen, this is what i call a "smooth as silk" tour! Thanks for your 5 stars review! Kindest regards, Augusto
Sharon AllenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon Allen, this was a long tour, but we made it for the sunset drink at the end! Thanks for the 5 stars review, it really means a lot to me, it really does! Kindest regards, Augusto
James R.United States
We took the 4-hr driving tour with Augusto in mid September and found him to be a very knowledgeable and professional guide. We drove past a number of landmarks, had a couple of photo stops in a Belém, tried the famous pastries and finished at a wonderful overlook above Alfma. Agusto started and ended as scheduled picking us up at our hotel. His vehicle was clean and comfortable and he really knows his way around Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James Riesterer, thank you very much for your time for writing the review about the tour. Can you please email me with the reason for the missing star? It really means a lot to me, it really does. Thanks and my kindest regards, Augusto.
George K.Raleigh, NC, United States
Our group of five had a magnificent day with Augusto. He was the consummate professional...prompt, entertaining and doing everything possible to maximize our exposure to Lisbon and history of Portugal. His obvious pride in his city and his country gave us added affection for both, and his skill in shortcutting traffic and lines enabled us to see and do many memorable things in a fairly short time. We applaud him and his excellent service and we give him our highest recommendation. Many thanks, Augusto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, you were part of it, you were with me from start to finish, thank you very much! Kindest regards, Augusto
Terry SimonetteUnited States
This was a day-long tour and a superior traveling experience. Augusto is highly knowledgeable and always approachable and able to provide a depth of information to those of who hungered for as many details as he could muster. The tour experience was diverse and gave us the opportunity to experience the many attractions that Sintra had to offer. We would recommend Augusto without qualification to any group that wishes to have a highly competent and friendly guide for your travel experience.
Terry SimonetteUnited States
Our tour experience was directed by Augusto. We would rate Augusto as a superior guide and the tour was a fantastic experience. Augusto was highly knowledgeable, responsive, always helpful and flexible. We felt he was always looking for an opportunity to enhance the tour in any way possible. We give him the highest recommendation and would recommend him without qualification!
Virginia (Ginny) A.United States
It was a great trip out to Sintra. Augusto was great getting us up to the Pena Palace. Once we reached the town of Sintra we had to go to the Palace by taxi (3 Euros) what a great site. Checking with others on board the ship, no one made it up to the palace. Being a local makes all the difference. August has a excellent knowledge of the history of Sintra and Lisbon. Everywhere he would give us a history lesson. Always nice to use a small van so that we could go places large buses can't.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Virginia Aldrich, thanks for your review. That's right, according to the fire precaution we had to find an alternative plan and we kept the 5 stars experience on that day, you were part of it. Kindest regards, Augusto
Steven HoganUnited States
Augusto was fantastic. He suggested we leave at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 to get to the Palacio do Pena and beat the crowds. We agreed but we woke up early and we texted him and he was ready to pick us up at 8 am. When we got to Sintra and tried to get to the Palacio, the local police shut off all access except for buses and taxis. Rather than give up, Augusto took us back to Sintra and he hailed a cab which took us to the Palacio and there were no crowds. He was prepared.