Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Lisbon-Portugal by Tour Guide Marta C.

Marta C.
  Lisbon-Portugal
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Charles Columbus

United States
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Tour: #278542, Mafra & Óbidos: Barroque and Medieval stories 5h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 30/19

Marta guided us (two well traveled couples from the US) for fours days in and around Lisbon with ease, warmth and a deep understanding of the history, language and culture of her Portugal. She efficiently structured days around our interests, leaving us wishing for more days together. A big bonus was her driving and navigation skills and her recommendations for interesting sites, neighborhoods and restaurants. Most of all, she was fun to be with and we truly hope our paths will cross again.

Charles Columbus

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 29/19

Charles Columbus

United States
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Charles Columbus

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 27/19

Marta set the stage for our four wonderful days with her in and around Lisbon. This walking tour covered the historic areas, the new Lisbon, and its food/culture. We efficiently covered many neighborhoods and Marta was sensitive to our pacing to at times handle Lisbon's somewhat challenging hills. This tour is a must do first step for a proper introduction to this amazing city.

Lloyd William Barker

New Zealand
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Marta is a fantastic guide We highly recommend you use her We did a walking tour in Lisbon but I know that she does do other driving tours Marta is warming ,very obliging and has fantastic knowledge of the city and its history We would definitely use Marta again f we return to Lisbon Lloyd and Lynne New Zealand

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lloyd, things happen for a reason and this saying wouldn'd suit you better...! We had a wonderful sunny day together and I must say I'm so glad we ended up meeting after all! Thank you for being so interested and attentive and friendly! I am truly grateful to be able to meet wonderful people like you :) Obrigada!

Helga Linggawidjaja

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 11/19

To start, Marta was a born and raised in Lisbon, studied 5 years as certified and license tour guide. As first timer in Lisbon, we wanted to select the best guide and so glad that we did! Her passion of Lisbon translated to her attention to every detail around town. Not only she's know so much about the history but also she's local and knew how to get around. She even treated us with a nice cup of coffee and pateis de nata. Lovely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helga and family it was so nice to have spent the morning with you! :) It's so great when my "audience" enjoys my tours so much but I must tell you that it also works so well because of you being so interested and sunny :) Thank you so much! Hope to see you back in a near future!

Jon Patton

United States
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 8/19

We booked Marta & there was somewhat of a mix-up on booking apparently as she wasn't supposed to be scheduled by the company for that day.  We really wanted Marta based on all of the reviews & her wonderful background/resume.  I emailed with Marta and she was very kind to change her day to accommodate our booking.  We only had one particular day we could tour Lisbon.When we met Marta she made us feel at home with her warm & funny commentary about Lisbon and Portugal.I wrote more but no more space here :(

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joen nd family, I wish everyone could read everything you wrote!!! Amazing!!! I have no words to thank you enough...! It was a pleasure meeting such a marvellous family :) Obrigada! Obrigada! Obrigada! PS - feeling sad for not having received the photo we took together... :( Warm regards and come back soon, there's a lot more to see and more laughs to go with it! :) :) :)

Raymon Riordan

United States
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Marta is a delightful young women whom we just love. She took the two of us on a marathon walking tour, all the time stopping from time to time to have us sample some of Lisbon's finest cuisine. She is well informed and all along provided insights to Portugal and Lisbon cultural background.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raymon and Madeleine, Your words are too kind... obrigada :) I will never forget you: the most sweet, interested and delightful couple to spend a morning with :) you should be very very very proud of yourselves, the marathon was totally accomplished! I am sooooooooooo grateful that I met you. Our pic is saved on my book of memories :) Big hug from Lisbon

Stuart Groden

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon and Sintra 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Our group of 6 couples just completed our tour with Marta in Lisbon, Portugal. Marta was very professional and informative and made our tour very enjoyable and entertaining. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for your tour. I would definitely give her a 10 out of 10. Stu G

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stuart,i know it's still May but, by far, you've been the best group of the year :) interested, cheerful, polite, friendly... should I go on...??? I had a great day!!! I am so happy everything worked out fine :) anyway, it looked like we knew each other for years :) :) almost one year, it's close enough ihihih Warm regards to you all and COME BACK SOON, LISBON is waiting for you! And me too!

Alec Babiarz

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

We had a wonderful tour of the old districts. Marta was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Also, she was accommodating and flexible to our tour requests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: With such wonderful travellers it is so much easy to work! Thank you dear Alec, it was great having met you and I'm honestly happy and grateful to have corresponded to what you were looking for! Regards from Lisbon

Darryn Wolff

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

DAY 2 with Marta was pretty damn amazing. She's a flexible guide that took great care of our group. My only problem was we only had her for two days!!! We're definitely coming back! Lisbon is fantastic.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darryn, With such a wonderful group everything is much easier and it makes me so happy, specially to know everyone enjoyed it so much to the point of willing to come back! Muito obrigada for your kind words :) I feel very lucky our paths crossed :) Lisbon will always be waiting for you and me too :) there's a lot more to see! Warm regards

Darryn Wolff

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Great tour and she is a wonderful guide. We had a great time and appreciate how flexible she is with all of our requests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darryn, From the moment we all met I could tell we'd be having 2 amazing days together! It's grateful to be able to spend time with such interested people with an incredible sense of humour :) I'm a lucky person :) Thank you so much for having come to my beloved country :) :) :) It was a pleasure!!! Warm regards to you all

Janice C.

Canada
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

Marta guided us through the historic neighbourhoods of Lisbon. It was an exceptional waking tour. Marta was very knowledgeable and added colourful stories to make the tour come alive. We enjoyed her company and the "treats" along the way. We highly recommend Mata to anyone who is interested in getting to know the heart of Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janice, Obrigada!!! It was a great morning together :) It feels so good to know you enjoyed the tour and learnt some of the secrets about Lisbon :) Every day I think about the day I decided to become a tour guide and how important and meaningful my job has been in my life... all of you have changed and keep changing my world so much...! :) Thank you <3

Carl Gerson

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Excellent tour, very knowledgeable and great to be able to see so much. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl, on my way home I was thinking about how lucky I am to meet such wonderful travellers :) how lucky Portugal is to have such nice people coming to discover our history :) Obrigada for your kind words :) I wish you a very pleasant stay! The other half of my way home, checking the news, was hard... this extremely sad episode... Paris... I'm totally heartbroken because of Notre Dame :( such a loss :(

Cara B.

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Our group of four really enjoyed our tour of Lisbon with Marta. She was informative and entertaining, and she was very flexible working with our schedule. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cara, Thank you for your words, they mean a lot to me :) It was such a pleasure being able to show you Lisbon even if you were only staying for a little while...! You have to come back!!! Regards to you all!

Joel White

United States
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Too many overused complimentary adjectives apply to Marta whose knowledge, patience, sense of humor, timing, recommendations, driving skills and planning were all superb.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel & Susan and Mary & Mike, Thank you so much for your words, they mean a lot to me :) I couldn't feel happier to know everything went great! It was a true pleasure to have met you all. Warm regards from Lisbon

Joel White

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Joel!

Carol Quinlan

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts in 6h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 30/19

From the moment we met to begin the tour until we parted some six hours later, the day spent with Marta was exceptional. Her knowledge of the old districts of Lisbon, the ease of communication, the feeling that this tour was planned just for us, gave us a wonderful peak into a city we had never visited. Additionally, Marta knew just when it was time for a cod fish cake or pastry break to energize us to keep exploring. We're so satisfied we've already booked two Tours By Locals in Canada this fall.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, I'm speachless!!!!!!!! :) :) I must tell you that I had the most wonderful day with you! Tours can only be a success with travellers like you and we were definitely a super team :) Truly glad and proud I was able to show you my beautiful city turning the tour into such an experience that led you to be enthusiatic enough to start already planning your next trip this fall :) Obrigada!

Claudette Thor

Juneau, AK, United States
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

Another highly recommended tour! Marta provides you with an amazing tour through several beautiful neighborhoods. Learn the history while tasting some of the wonderful pastries, local foods, and even a few tips on places to shop while in Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudette, we did have a beautiful morning together!!! Up and down the hills, walking and experiencing the funiculars, tasting true Portuguese food and sneaking into special places... and even meeting other travellers on the way :) great laughs! Thank you for having chosen me, honestly, it was very grateful all the time spent with you. Keep in touch, will you?

Jennifer York

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Many thanks for the 5 star review :) It was a pleasure having met you! Warm regards from Lisbon

Claudette Thor

Juneau, AK, United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Marta is a spectacular guide! Her knowledge of the history of Portugal, Lisbon, and each of the neighborhoods is amazing. She even shares a few secrets only known by locals... I would highly recommend spending a day or two getting to know the rich history of Lisbon with Marta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Claudette, the secrets are to be kept secrets :) but with my special travellers I end up sharing a few, it's true! However, only after I'm sure you'll keep them as your own secrets :) It was a pleasure walking through some of my favourite spots in Lisbon with a very interested learner :) I feel very glad I was able to pass on to you my love for my city! Thank you!!!

Claudette Thor

Juneau, AK, United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 8h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

Marta is an amazing, knowledgeable guide. She personalized my tour to meet my requests making this an extraordinary experience. If you enjoy a guide who loves sharing the rich history of Portugal, I'd highly recommend. Obrigada!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudette, You're far too kind... thank you for your works :) I must confess I'm having a great time :) you're an excellent company :) Obrigada!!!!!!!

Christopher Kim

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

Marta's knowledge of the Portugal's history is unparalleled. we learned so much more than what we had been taught in the US about Portugal. She is an exceptional tour guide. She should not be missed. we would plan on using her again next time we are in Portugal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher and family i must say that without good tourists ther's no such thing as a good tour guide or a good tour and we all matched so it was simply great! :) Loved having met you and spending time showing you all the beauties of Lisbon and its surroundings! Obrigada!!!

Lara Minotti

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

This was our first time using Tours by Locals and it was well worth it. Marta provided an interesting and fact-filled tour of places we likely would not have discovered for ourselves. She knew the answers to any question we posed and later experiences highlighted the value of her degree in tourism. This is in contrast to guides who have a certificate-her degree constituted 5 years of specialized education and a dissertation. Huge difference! We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lara and Family, Obrigada for your very special words :) they mean a lot to me, truly. I feel very happy and grateful for being so helpful during your stay :) It's delightful to know you had a great time in my country! Warm regards to all of you!

Christopher Kim

United States
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Excellent tour. Gave a great overview of Lisbon and some of the history of Portugal and Lisbon. Gave us some great pointers on we should see in more detail during our time in Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher and family, Thank you so much for your words! I'm very pleased everything corresponded to your expectations :) that's what I work hard to :) I must say you were simply wonderful and that it was truly grateful to have had the possibility of showing you all the beauties of Lisbon! Obrigada :) Warm regards to you all

Susan Happel

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

This was an INCREDIBLE way to spend a day in Portugal! Sintra is so beautiful unto itself - it feels like a slice of Disney come to life. Having Marta show it to us was a wonderful experience - we were able to enjoy an awesome drive/education about Portugal both coming and going, and the nooks and crannies of the drive were wonders unto themselves. She's wonderful company, a safe driver, and so full of knowledge. This day was the highlight of our trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Sintra was definitely our hot spot that day :) I felt you were really loving it...! The palace, the town, the collection of pastries, the coastal area, the burger, oh that unforgettable burger :) Loved meeting you and your family! :)

Michael Wessels

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

Our first trip to Lisbon was special because of Marta, who has her Masters (7 years) in tourism. She is punctual, professional, very well informed and easy to be with. As we discuss our trip since returning Marta is a constant reference. Clean, spacious car, excellent driver. On our return drive from Sintra, along the coastline, through Cascais, she pulled over she could take our picture with the westernmost point of Europe as a backdrop. When we return to Portugal, Marta will be the 1st person we call

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Leslie, Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was truly grateful to have met you! The pic of us 3 went directly to my book of memories :) Looking forward to meeting you back in Lisbon! :)

Michael Wessels

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

Started late because of a passport issue, so Marta improvised and we did a driving tour that probably showed us 5 times as much as the walking tour would. We would highly recommend Marta to anyone visiting Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Leslie, I had a great afternoon with you! It was really fun and I feel very pleased you ended up seeing even more of Lisbon! Thank you! Obrigada!

Susan Happel

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

We took this tour with Marta on our second day in Lisbon to help us get the lay of the land, and I'm so glad we did. It was filled with history and insider info, and based on the notes we jotted in our phones, we were able to determine what the rest of our Lisbon trip should be - markets to go to, streets to shop, etc... Plus with all of the crazy hills of the city, we were able to avoid steep climbs and enjoy the ride instead! Marta is a gem - don't hesitate to book her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you infinitely! Susan, I will remember you always :) beautiful family, wonderful 2 days together :) Wishing you and especially your little star a very bright future! Hope you can come back to see me sometime!

Michael Guido

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 20/18

Marta was an enjoyable and excellent tour guide. We sent her specifics of the areas for the tour and she customized perfectly. She also has a vast knowledge regarding the history of both Lisbon and Portugal. In addition, she has a vast knowledge sub cultures of Lisbon. There was not a question she could not answer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Michael! I had a very special morning with you! It is always a teue pleasure being able to pass on to you the love I feel for Lisbon and the pride I have for being a Portuguese :) Wishing you a very special 2019!

Terri Kook

United States
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Tour: #278542, Mafra & Óbidos: Barroque and Medieval stories 5h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 12/18

My group and I had a wonderful day with Marta. Her knowledge of Portugal is incredible and she shared information about the history and culture of Portugal. Marta provided many interesting details about the Palacio de Mafra we visited, and the medieval town of Obidos where we walked the narrow cobbled streets and saw the medieval castle. She answered our questions, was very professional and her English is very good. We learned a lot from her. Great day with Marta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terri and friends :) How is everything? Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure spending the day with you and sharing a bit of my country with you...! It was truly a great day, you were wonderful! Warm regards to you all Marta

John Tonroe

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 8/18

Highly recommend Marta. Very pleasant, helpful and goes the extra mile. Extremely knowledgeable on her country and its history. Her restaurant recommendations were excellent We found a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest John and Eileen, Thank you!!! I simply loved meeting you and being able to show you the beauties of my city and surroundings :) You were wonderful as I would expected, no doubt! :) I am veryvery happy for tpur words and I also think I found 2 friends :) the alliance is strong ihihihih Good luck Eileen, fingers crossed for the tournament :) Warm regards

Julien Vaisman

United States
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Tour: #278542, Mafra & Óbidos: Barroque and Medieval stories 5h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 5/18

Marta is a terrific guide extremely knowledgeable, smart and an excellent companion who makes history look simple and real. Aside from her exceptional knowledge and professionalism, she gave us the feeling that we were traveling with a good, old friend! It was one of the most memorable days we had. She is a treasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julien and Mona, No words to describe the pleasure it was meeting you both! Sometimes I wish my travellers could stay longer or maybe lived closer... I end up meeting wonderful people that I never thought I'd never thought would be possible...! I'm so happy and pleased you had a great day, truly memorable on my opinion too. Do keep in touch! Warm hug :)

Ed Pitts

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

Great overview of Lisbon and its neighborhoods. Marta is an excellent local guide, know Lisbon intimately, and will tailor any tour (like she did ours). She covers most of the historic areas and neighborhoods in an efficient tour if you only have a little amount of time. We used it as a basis to decide where we made more in-depth visits. Marta is a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Ed! It was wonderful to have met you and tour you around, showing you all the special and hidden spots of Lisbon. I feel very happy you enjoyed my city and that our tour was useful for you to learn a lot and then discover on your own other places during your stay!

Charlotte Goodwyn

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Thank you for an exceptional tour of Lisbon . Your knowledge and love for the city truly enriched our short but excellent stay . You were also great fun to be with and you communicate beautifully. We would recommend you highly to anyone seeking a delightful and uniquely qualified guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charlotte, Your words are far too kind! I don't really mind doing this tour over and over again, it's always a new experience! I am truly happy and grateful you enjoyed your day for I sure did enjoy mine with you! Great company! Thank you once again :) Wishing you a very special 2019!

Alex Brouwer

LANCASTER, PA, United States
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Tour: #255303, Setúbal, Arrábida, the bridges of Lisbon and a wine tasting 5h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Marta gave us a great tour of Lisbon and the Portuguese countryside to the south, with a fabulous visit to a vineyard and a local market place. Highly recommended for wheelchair users!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex, I must say I had a marvelous day with you 3 :) I am very pleased the tour corresponded to your expectations :) Thank you for your kind words! Hope you're all doing well! Wishing you a very special 2019!

Susan G.

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Marta is absolutely fantastic. She gave us a wonderful tour of the city. She is exceptionally knowledgeable of the history of Lisbon and Portugal. A great introduction to Lisbon ... highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A million thanks dear Susan and Sheldom :) You were delightful to be with! I had a great morning, so grateful to know you enjoyed the tour and getting to know my beautiful city...! Look forward to meeting you again sometime in a near future.

Tom Dotts

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old and Upper Districts + Downtown, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

our goal is always to experience the people and culture of a location ... Marta was perfect for that, and provided wonderful insight and itinerary to experience the multiple neighborhoods of Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, When I met you both this morning, I felt I was about to have a wonderful day: your smiles revealed right away the wonderful persons you both are. Thank you. I wish you have the most pleasing and memorable time in my beloved country! It was a true pleasure meeting you, honestly :) :) :) Warm regards. Marta

Michael Marker

United States
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Marta is knowledgeable, energetic, friendly and a delight to be with. Nice food experience too. Highly recommend her to all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And you 2 were simply wonderful to spend the morning with :) Thank you for the kind words, they mean a lot to me :) When you have some time would be awesome to have some pics of you for my book of memories :) Wishing you all the best and if you need something do let me know!

Robert Richards

United States
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Tour: #230317, Sintra: Secrets Off the Beaten Track 5h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

My wife and I were in Lisbon from Sept. 6 - 9, 2018 before going on a Windstar Cruise. We went on a multi-hour tour with Marta C called Sentra: Secrets off the Beaten Path. The day brought us much insight into Portuguese history, the history of Sentra and an opportunity to see other sites close to the ocean as we drove to Sentra on a less traveled route. Marta was an excellent tour guide for us: very knowledgeable, good command of English and easy to talk with as we traveled. We recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You made Sintra and its special secrets unveiled paths even more marvelous :) I had a fantastic time with you and I felt like a made 2 friends that day :) It's so rewarding to still be in touch :) Thank you!!!

Katrina Pregibon

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

Loved our tour with Marta! She easily accommodated to my family's needs, and shared so much incredible history and culture with us. Would definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Katrina and family, You are tooooo kind! I t was a very well spent morning, wonderful company, great weather, simply fantastic! Can't thank you enough for your words. Warm regards from Lisbon Marta

Stephen Sherlin

United States
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

Marta was great. Very engaging and easy to spend time with. Very conversational and considerate of our interests. Very knowledgeable and relates the information, history, etc... in an excellent relaxed manner. Optimized our day by knowing the "ins and outs" of the various areas we toured. I highly recommend Marta to anyone interested in touring Lisbon with a very nice person who is knowledgeable & informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so very welcome!!! Thank YOU for being so kind Stephen and Anita :) It was wonderful to spend the day with you and I am so very glad you enjoyed it too :) Warm regards from Lisbon :) :) :)

Joanne Ceraso

United States
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Tour: #230316, Belém: Back to the Age of Discoveries HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

We couldn't have asked for a better guide. I have been using tours by locals for many years, and Marta is by far one of he best tour guides we have had. She catered her tour to our needs exactly and was flexible in her approach. We were with our daughter, and Marta went out of her way to make her feel comfortable. Her knowledge is deep and she has a very pleasant demeanor. I highly recommend Marta for any of your in and around Lisbon needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Joanne :) You have such an adorable family :) It was a true pleasure showing you the beauties of my city :) Hope to see you all back someday!

Christine Kenderes

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Marta was very knowledgeable about the city and gave a thorough detailed tour as we walked around the Old Town. She also met us at our hotel and was flexible with the meeting time. Marta also bought us a little snack halfway through the tour! That was really nice. Thanks for a great time! We hope to visit again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, I could not have asked for more interested travellers to show my city around...! You were absorving every detail...! It was wonderful to have you with me tasting all those traditional snacks :) Truly hope you come to see me one day!

Thomas Lai

United States
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour 6h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

Marta was great, especially with the kids. We had a wonderful time exploring the city and trying all of the local foods. The tour was extremely informative and entertaining.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas and beautiful family, I also had a great time showing you around my beloved city and getting to know you all! Thank you, it was a pleasure. Tell the boys I said hello :) Wishing you all the best!!! Warm regards from Lisbon Marta

Meeks Vaughan

United States
Rating

Tour: #232300, Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Marta is a star -- friendly, informative, insightful and responsive to the interests of her guests. I came away feeling I had really gotten to know Lisbon. Highly Recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meeks and friends, Thank you, thank you, thank you! I must say I enjoyed a lot meeting you and spending time with you! You were great! Best regards from Lisbon Marta

Kim McCulloch

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon and Sintra 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

This was a very great tour of the coast, Sintra and the monastery. Marta was an excellent guide who was very honest and knowledgeable. We had a great day and would recommend this tour to anyone, especially if you have a limited time in the Lisbon area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim and beatiful family, Thank you so much for your words!!! I must say that your family is one of a kind, it was truly a pleasure to have met you and having had the possibility of showing you the beauties of my country :) Very honoured to have helped you having a great day :) :) :) Regards to you all!

William Knoderer

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

2 weeks in Europe and Marta was by far the best guide we had and some of the others were really good, no bus tours - it was always private. We would recommend her for any guiding

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill and Susan :) Your words make me very glad and thankful :) loved being with you two, you were simply wonderful!!! Hope to see you back!!!

Chris O.

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

My family and I were with Marta all day, and she was just wonderful in every way. Her van is new and so comfortable. She was knowledgeable and informative. Sintra can be a crowded mess, but Marta made it easy. She also showed us some of the beach north of the nose of Portugal, which was wonderously windy and wild. We had lunch at a local restaurant on the beach, dipped our toes in the North Atlantic and headed back to Lisbon. A great day. I can highly recommend Marta as a guide. Thank you Marta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris and beautiful family :) It was such a pleasure showing you around!!! Your family is simply great; your kids are just exceptional, you must be very proud :) It was lovely to be, somehow, part of your holidays and like that being able to make you feel the soul of Portugal. Truly hope you got home with very good memories from my country! Thank you!!!

Sumeet Dhillon

Brazil
Rating

Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

well informed..friendly..fluent, superb car, patient..a great introduction to lisbon

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. No words... It was a true pleasure, truly. Obrigada! Let me know if you come to Lisbon again :) Would be lovely to meet you again!

Sumeet Dhillon

Brazil
Rating

Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Obrigada!!!

Mary Lindsey Bateman

United States
Rating

Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts Group 11+infant, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

Marta was a wonderful tour guide for our group of 11. She was a wealth of knowledge, and gave us small details that enabled us to better understand the Portugal and Lisbon culture. She also walked slowly for us as we had a few bad knees in our group! Everyone loved her- she was honest, helpful, fun, and informative! Thank you Marta for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, You were the ones that were simply WONDERFUL! I spent a great afternoon walking around Lisbon with you :) Thank you for the kind words, you were all so lovely... Please send my regards to the whole group! Waiting on our pic :) :) :)

Anne Klar

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old and Upper Districts + Downtown, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Marta is an outstanding guide in every way. She has vast knowledge of the history and culture of Lisbon and presents it in an enthusiastic manner. You can definitely tell how much she loves the city. She has a warm and friendly personality which makes you feel like you are touring the city with a close friend. She was also so considerate in finding the best ways to tackle the steep hills of Lisbon while still seeing everything Important.. I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Lisbon A+++

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne, I have no words! THANK YOU! I must say I had a great day and you are such a good company! To me it's truly flattering to know you're so happy with everything :) It was awesome to have run into you today :) looked like we knew each other for a long time and so funny everyone was already minglin with you. Wishing you all the best!

Mark Lauria

New York, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

We have used guides from Tours by Locals whenever we travel throughout the world and Marta is one of the best we have ever had! Her English was extremely good and her knowledge was exceptional. She arrived at our hotel on time and was well-prepared to show us around the historic parts of Lisbon. She clearly enjoys her work as a guide and it shows with the positive ways she interacted with us throughout the entire day. We enjoyed our stop at the local pastry shop!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark and Christine, Thank you! We had a great walking together, no doubt! Now you know how much more there is still to see in Lisbon :) Hope you're enjoying every second of my country :) If you'd be so kind to send me one of the photos would be lovely, for my book of memories :) Regards from Lisbon Marta

Marshall Taylor

United States
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Among 8 tours, including ship tours and other tour guides by other groups, Marta was the best. Extremely knowledgeable, adjusted to our pace and our interests, including history and lots of photographs, informative and just plain great. Stayed with us longer than expected because we had not finished and she wanted to make sure we saw Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marshall, I am speechless... THANK YOU. OBRIGADA. Honestly... You were delightful... interested, polite, fun... a great company to spend the day with :) Our picture is saved on my very best book of memories. Warm regards from Lisbon Marta

Kathy Uvin

Belgium
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 17/18

We did a great tour with Marta. She told us what life in Lisboa is really like for its its inhabitants. After the tour we felt as if we knew the city for years :) Marta adjusted to the needs of our group, e.g. someone of the group wore heels so she guided us to a good shoe shop. She sent us a list of good adressess to visit in the days after the tour, this was really helpfull. Thank you Marta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear all! How are you? How I remember those heels :) :) :) I am truly glad you enjoyed the tour and to know you had a wonderful time in my city :) It was a pleasure to guide such beautiful ladies, really proud :) Good laughs :) Hope to see you back sometime! Regards to you all PS - how is the mom to be? :) Marta

Lee Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Marta was excellent. Great history of Lisbon and the present changes. Breakfast and lunch were great examples of local cuisine. (good we did not eat breakfast at the hotel). If you have time for only one tour, this should be it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lee and beautiful wife, I had a great morning too :) you were so interested and so nice to be with! I feel very happy you enjoyed the tour, honestly, it really fullfils me to read your words. Thank you. Regards from Lisbon

Dean Vegosen

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Marta was wonderful. She communicated with us before our trip, she showed up on time (no easy feat in the morning Lisbon traffic), she knew her history and her way around, she was very informative and she was very warm. We felt like we were with a good friend who happened to be an excellent tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dean and Beth, Wow... You were great to spend the day with! Lovely to have met you both. Very happy and grateful you enjoyed it too :) Please enjoy every second when you "do Portugal" cause you'll be truly doing it! And watch out for the big waves around the lighthouse :) Regards

Belinda Bloxsom

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 5/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda, Thank you so much! I'm very happy you liked it! It was great to have met you :) Regards from Lisbon

John Poynter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Had the best time with this guide. Very informative and interesting with a great knowledge of Lisbon. A fantastic 4 hours with this interesting lady... Wish We had all day tour. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone that loves food and local knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and beautiful wife, I simply had the most wonderful time with you two :) I am truly happy to know you really enjoyed everything! So grateful! Do come back, it's so close! And bring along your daughter! Keep in touch :) All the best PS - meanwhile I'll be reading a bunch of poems from that rapper poet from the XVI cent... :) :) :)

Susan Spann

United States
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 3/18

We had a wonderful afternoon with Marta. Three of us enjoyed wandering through the neighborhoods soaking in all the tidbits Marta shared, from the current political and cultural climate to Lisbon's rich history. There wasn't a question she couldn't answer. The tour was customized for us as we told her we planned to make the tastings be our lunch. We meandered through the neighborhoods and ended up at the Time Out Market where we got to try cod cakes and local wines. All delicious. A highlight of the trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, mum and cousin you were simply fantastic! My ToursbyLocals #100 travellers! It was truly delightful having met you... it was a wonderful afternoon, a real pleasure. Thank you for sharing a bit of your time with me and letting me be part of your adventure in Portugal :) All the best

Chester Renkun

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Marta was an absolute delight. Very informative, considerate, and just a very pleasant person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Chester. The pleasure was all mine! You were simply too kind and wonderful to spend the day with :) really fun walking through that amazing line to get into the Palace with everyone feeling jealous ;) I truly hope you have enjoyed your stay in Portugal! Warm regards

Thomas Nichols

United States
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Tour: #230316, Belém: Back to the Age of Discoveries HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Marta responded promptly to all emails. I did not arrive in Lisbon for the tour but my wife had a perfect afternoon discovering Belem with Marta. Highly recommend this company and Marta.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas and Naomi, I spent a marvellous afternoon too! Your wife is the sweetest person, appart from being totally well informed about my country and linking its history with other countrie's, allowing us to have a great conversation all the time, A true pleasure to be with someone so interested and knowledgeable :) Thank you. I was truly very sorry I didn't meet you,,, Regards to you both :)

Harry Guard

United States
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon HD, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Marta was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and helpful in every way, and all we could have hoped for. I also want to tell you, that during the preliminary discussions, and up to the time we met, she was always very prompt to respond back to my emails. That meant a lot to us to have our questions answered so quickly. Every member of our party are in agreement, she did a great job. We highly recommend her for your Lisbon tour! Harry Guard Atlanta, Ga

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harry Bill, It was a true pleasure to show you my city :) I loved being with you all!! Thank you so much for everything! You are wonderful! Our picture looks great!!! Please tell Betty the postcards are on their way :) All the best. Marta

Richard Bondurant

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts&Food tour HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Marta was very nice and very well informed. She gave us a great walking tour of Lisbon and a lot of insights we would not have enjoyed in a large group tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you! It was a pleasure introducing you to Lisbon and showing you around its beautiful old districts together with the Portuguese gastronomy! I feel very pleased you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again sometime in a near future :) Regards

Carol C.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Marta made our brief visit to Lisbon exceptional by helping us to see her city despite the RAIN! LOL She was able to accommodate for the unexpected weather conditions and truly made our visit memorable -- thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol and Giorgio, How are you??? :) it was so nice to show you Lisbon, even with all the water! Did you receive our selfie??? Never got any news from you on that :( It was a wonderful morning together, no doubt! Great fun :) Hope to see you back someday :) Regards

Sandra Beug

Canada
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Sandra!

Tatiana Kazankova

Russia
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

Marta was a wonderful guide. I learn portuguese and asked Marta to conduct the excursion in portuguese. That was a great combination of history and culture. I learnt a lot about modern Portugal and had an opportunity to practice partuguese. Querida Marta, foi um prazer! Muito obrigada para o excurcão e o conversação!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tatiana, Obrigada, é muito simpático da sua parte! Fico mesmo muito feliz com as suas palavras :) Excelente aluna, excelente companhia, excelente manhã super bem passada! Espero voltar a vê-la muito em breve!!! Um beijinho

Christine Allison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #230316, Belém: Back to the Age of Discoveries HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Marta started off with some excellent historical background to give us the wider context before entering the church and monastery. Was also awesome to jump the massive entrance queue! From Vasco da Gama to Pasteis de Belem we were taken around the sights and felt almost privileged to be with her and learning about what we were seeing. I was only sorry we didnt have more time in Lisbon to do some more of the city with her. Couldn't recommend Marta more highly! thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine and family, That's very generous of you :) It was a pleasure to show you my city! I simply loved spending the morning with you all. Looking forward to seeing you back in Lisbon! Warm regards

Gerald Held

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Marta was a very good guide. Her knowledge was exceptional and we did receive a mighty fine look at Lisbon. We will return due to her good tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your words!!! :) It was great walking up and down the hills of Lisbon with you! I'm happy to know you enjoyed and feel like coming back. All the best!

Alison C

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts HD, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Marta is a charming and knowledgeable companion. She made us feel very welcome and comfortable, shared the history of Portugal through the sights, and answered our questions about life today. We had a wonderful afternoon walking with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alison and Tina, Thank you for your kind words! It was an HONOUR! I had the nicest afternoon... :) Every tour, every new person I meet makes me love my job even more... I have to start taking pictures for an album of memories. I really do. I want to remember all of you. Once again, thank you!

Nicholas Daly

Ireland
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

I really enjoyed this tour, which was informative and yet relaxed and fun. You get to see some of the city's hidden treasures, learn a little of its rich history, and sample some delicious food. Marta is a wonderful guide, and I recommend her highly. Definitely one of the highlights of my holiday.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words, Nicholas :) I feel very happy to know you had a great time! It was a wonderful afternoon for me too! It was a pleasure to have met you. PS - the weather is still not very Portuguese, unfortunately...

Hope Cassano

United States
Rating

Tour: #230316, Belém: Back to the Age of Discoveries 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hope and family! It was a pleasure to meet you :)

Hope Cassano

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hope and family! It was a pleasure to meet you :)

Diane Del Mauro Gorin

United States
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Tour: #232300, Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

My granddaughter and I did a 4 hour walking tour of Lisbon with Marta. It was a rainy and windy day and we thought Marta would have to cancel the tour. I could not believe when Marta called and said she had been able to get a vehicle to keep our tour date even though we wouldn't be walking everywhere. Marta came through for us. She was so knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. I highly recommend this lovely lady for any of her tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thank you so much, you're too kind... I must say it ended up being quite fun trying to escape all that crazy rain and wind...! I'm extremely happy I could fulfill your plans on Lisbon :) I had a great time taking you around and showing you my city! Regards to you 2 from your guide in Lisbon ;)

Nicola Montgomery

United Kingdom
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Marta was an amazing guide, full of local historical information, a delightful young lady who made a day in Lisbon exceptional, would highly recommend. Thank you Marta for making our experience of Lisbon so wonderful x

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicky, David, Ivy and "Ross" :) No words for the delightful time with all of you :) :) :) Thank you so much for everything, I'm very very glad you enjoyed the tour and I really hope to meet you again someday :) Keep in touch :) Warm regards from Lisbon

Andrew Yuen

Hong Kong
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Tour: #277472, Highlights of Lisbon 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

Very informative and most pleasant!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! My pleasure!!! You were such a great company to spend rhe morning with :) Enjoy your stay :) Regards

Alan Maltz

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

knowledgeable and accomodating

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Alan! It was great spending the morning with you :) All the best!

Marjorie Stanford

United States
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Marta was very knowledgeable, as well as being very personable. We learned a lot but she made it fun. We also had a chance to learn about current Portuguese issues, and the way it impacts typical Portuguese families. Marta epitomizes what "Tours by Locals" wants to offer to their customers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marjorie, it was simply a pleasure to spend the afternoon with such a wonderful couple :) Thank you so much for your kind words and hope we can meet again in a near future :) I'm very grateful! Regards from Lisbon

Rita Harris

United States
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Tour: #232300, Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Marta was excellent....right combination of historical facts and general interest facts.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rita!!! I'm on my way home and much more pleased now!!! I walked for other 4h in the afternoon and now it's time to stop a bit ;) It was truly great to have met you :) Keep in touch :)

Gail Fisher

United States
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Tour: #230317, Sintra: Secrets Off the Beaten Track 6h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 28/17

Too bad it it so crowded but Marta got us in and around the Castle easily. The Monastery was interesting and good fun. I would have no problem recommending Marta to anyone planning a trip to Sintra

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We did have a mix of Sintra and its surroundings that was great!!! First the beautiful Guincho overviews, then into the woods, meeting at the chapter house in a XVI century Convent, feeling like 4 queens in a XIX century Royal Palace and an exceptional meal in the heart of Sintra :) It was no doubt a great way to finish our tours together!!! :) PS - Hope you are all doing just fine :)

Gail Fisher

United States
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Tour: #232300, Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 27/17

This is a terrific part of Lisbon. Riding the funicular is fun. The history of the area and sights are worth seeing and Marta is great to be with as well as a excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!! I also enjoyed a lot this morning together :) Great company, great walk, great ice-cream and you were so more much relaxed this day :)

Gail Fisher

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Marta was wonderful and very knowledgable. The rating is because of the 7 mlles of hills we walked. All three of us were over 70 and should have done less. Our fault not hers

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, ohhhh, a walking tour is always a walking tour :) come on... we did most of the walking in the downtown area and only went up a bit and even used an elevator :) I knew I had another walking with you the following day and I really wanted to show you around both days :) It's true we walk a bit on walkings but honestly, it was worthy. And you could keep up! :) we spent a little energy because of the calories of custard tarts and teh day after we had to have the ice-cream ;) You did GREAT!

Sandria Kohl

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 25/17

We had a wonderful tour with Marta. She was very personable and very knowledgeable of the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandria, thank you so much! It was truly wonderful to have you with me on that very busy day in Lisbon and its suroundings! Who would have said so many people were around? You were great and very kind. Regards from Lisbon

Gail Fisher

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Airport - Cascais, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 24/17

After a very long trip there was Marta. She was the best person I can ever imagine to pick us up and orient us to Lisbon and Cascais. Her car was comfortable to hold the three of us and our luggage. What a wonderful intro to Lisbon

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail :) Thank you for such kind words!!! How are you all??? Miss you already!!! It was delightful to meet you 3 ;) Regards from Lisbon

Donna Slovak

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 6/17

Our 1st ever tours by locals in Lisbon was fantastic. Marte our guide was so knowledgeable and kind. She was very patient with our many questions and considerate of our preferences. We highly recommend her as a guide and tours by locals in general. Very pleased!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel truly happy and grateful for your kind words! It was delightful to have you with me during a great morning. Now that you have experienced Lisbon, you know there will be always this beautiful city waiting for you with its arms wide open as well as the custard tarts and codfish cakes. Looking forward to seeing you around again!

Lachlan Astle

Australia
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Marta was intelligent, witty and informative. Helpful in many ways and a pleasure to be with. Marta took us around in a clean new car, to places we would never had a hope of knowing about or finding on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's very kind of you. I must say I had a wonderful day with you :) except for the first moments ahahahah they were quite windy and rainy but you were so right and we did end up having the most beautiful day. I feel very pleased with your sweet words. Enjoy every second in Portugal. Great to have met you, truly :)

Leon Friedman

United States
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Tour: #232300, Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 2/17

Two of our party were not able to walk well, and wanted to go back to the ship, but Marta insisted that Lisbon was too beautiful to miss, so she arranged for an on electric car and driver to take the 5 of us around instead. Here knowledge of her city, and country were amazing, and we had a great history lesson. She even bought us some of their famous pasteries and made sure we did not miss any of the important sights. She's a very warm and caring individual, and we felt like family when we left.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helloooooo!!! How are you...? :) :) :) How could I let you leave without seeing this treasure??? I always try to make the best out of what seems the worst...! That's what's life been teaching me all the way till now...! You all looked so nice and sweet, I could never had let you go back home without sharing a bit of Lisbon with you :) I had a great time and I'll always keep you close to my heart. PS - Let Irene know that regarding our secret (the one I told only her), everything is great :) All the best

Jeffrey Harper

United States
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Tour: #232300, Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Marta was knowledgable, responsive, and fun. She was more than willing to answer any question about history, logistics, options for other days, etc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and Bev it was a great morning together wasn't it? :) Loved your message...! Thank you :) Whenever you feel like having a great ice-cream and walk around my beloved city, you know where I'll be! :)

Richard Alderson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #235331, Lisbon's Food Tour 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

Marta went over-and-above the call of duty with her tour for us and treated us like she was showing around friends. We loved her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So now that you've tasted the true friendship between Portuguese and English, you know why it's one of the worlds's oldest alliances :) You're both great people with big hearts and I just an feel honoured to have met you...!

Richard Alderson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

Marta was FANTASTIC. Knowledgeable, warm, personable and funny, she was the reason why our trip to Lisbon was so memorable. Highly, highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm totally speechless...! But I still can write a few lines... :) :) :) I had 2 wonderful days with you and I'm most pleased you took my city in your blessed hearts. Come back soon, will you???

Alan Natter

United States
Rating

Tour: #255303, Private Tour through Setúbal, Arrábida and Sesimbra 5h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Marta is knowledgeable and well spoken. We enjoyed our day outside the busy area of Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, thank you so much! It was a great day for sure :) I love that tour so much :) would be perfect for tomorrow since we'll have 6 (!) cruise ships docked in Lisbon :) :) :) Nice to hear from you! All the best

Ronal Bhagat

United States
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Tour: #230316, Belém: Back to the Age of Discoveries 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Marta was a fantastic tour guide. We were to do the Belem tour, but she notified us of a strike that closed Belem Tower and the Monastery. She provided alternative suggestions in real time and we ended up doing the Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown tour. It was a great alternative with the sites being closed. She was very knowledgable, had a great sense of humor, and was able to keep the attention of our group that ranged from a 3rd grader to a senior citizen. Very highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: With fantastic people like you everything would only go the best way possible! Truly delightful and grateful to meet you and your beautiful family :) I feel honoured you had a great time in Portugal :) Thank you so much for the warm words :) All the best and regards to you all

Craig H.

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Craig! Regards from Lisbon

Joan McNiven

London, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #232301, Highlights of Lisbon 7h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Four of us enjoyed an all day tour of Lisbon with Marta. Our time in Lisbon was limited and Marta showed us the highlights. Loved the Tile Museum and walking along the Harbor front. Got to try the famous Portugueses custard tarts. Tasting these tarts is a "must" for anyone visiting Lisbon. An excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I simply loved meeting you all!!! I spent a great day too, it looked like we knew each other for a long time...! I feel very pleased you enjoyed my tour and if you do come back, I'd love to see you again. I'm keeping our fantastic photo with much love cause it was really grateful to have met you; youre truly beautiful people (with excellent genes!!!) Keep warm

Marilyn Edling

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 22/17

Marta is warm, knowledgeable, and provides so Much more than the basics on the tour. She didn't rush us through and is very proud of her country and has a dry sense of humor. One of the best guides we have had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're too kind! It was simply delightful to have met you �� wonderful afternoon together, no doubt! Thank you �� Promiss to enjoy a lot my country.

Craig H.

United States
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Tour: #232300, Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown 4h, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 22/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Craig! Regards from Lisbon

Heidi Brown

United States
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Tour: #230260, Enchanted Sintra, Noble Cascais and Spicy Belém, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

Marta was amazing! She is friendly and welcoming, in addition to being full of knowledge! Marta worked magic in order to organize a specialized itinerary for our group of 9 (4 adults and 5 children) to see all the amazing things we requested to see in 36 hours! We enjoyed not only Marta's information, but her company too. Thank you Marta, for showing us your wonderful country and lovely people! Please also pass a warm felt thank you to Humberto, our fabulous chauffeur for our private tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU for being such lovely people! I just loved meeting you all...! Special hug to the small ones and a warm felt to you all grown ups :) PS1 - Humberto sends his best wishes to you too! PS2 - What a perfect way to restart one more season: delighful and interested company. Great, great, great! 2017 will be a beautiful year, for sure :D

Heidi Brown

United States
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

Marta was a fabulous guide and welcomed us to Lisbon like family! She was prompt, professional, and full of information. Marta was accommodating to our group of 9 (4 adults, 5 children), and patient with deviations from the original plan! Before even arriving to Lisbon, Marta was extremely helpful in personalizing our tour for us. I sent her a ton of things we wanted to see and do in a very limited time, and she put together a successful plan! Marta made our quick visit to Lisbon amazing. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Heidi and the fabulous 8 :) You were simply wonderful... should I ask for more? I wish you all could stay, honestly and I really must reafirm what I told this weekend: move to Lisbon, it's a great sunny place that will always look forward to have you back :) Keep in touch! PS - Please do send me our super selfie 'cause I want to have it on my book of memories ;) Thank you a million!!! A big hug to everyone!

David Allen

Amsterdam, NORTH HOLLAND, Netherlands
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Tour: #230259, Lisbon's Old Districts 4h, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jan 4/17

Marta was wonderful--as full of great information as she was vibrant and gracious. Terrific intro to a beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Is there a better way to start the season then spending a great morning with wonderful people and getting this fantastic review afterwords?!? I couldn't ask for more!!! :) I feel very pleased to have met you, you both have a beautiful heart :) wishing you all the best discovering my beloved country :)