Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Porto-Portugal by Tour Guide Orquídea B.

Orquídea B.
  Porto-Portugal
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Dann M M.

Canada
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jan 31/20

Orquidea was a superb guide, intelligent, knowledgeable, and personable. If we had already seen a site or a site was difficult to access, she immediately offered an alternative. We take guides not only to see the sites but also to get a flavour of the city or country. Orquidea was informed, interesting, and charming. She also handled a Mercedes van well within the tight confines of old Porto - impressive! Recommend her highly and will employ her again for other tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to host you here, really a pleasure to meet you both and show you around. I hope to see you soon! Muito obrigada"

John Vassar

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jan 8/20

Excellent private tour and care during our entire tour of the Douro Valley wineries !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad that you enjoyed your time, it was lovely to host you! Obrigada. All the best, Orquidea

George S.

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: #155615, Guimaraes, Amarante & Minho - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Orquidea did a great job juggling our visits to the small towns surrounding Porto. We visitied Braga, Guimaraes, Amarante and a winery before returning to Porto. We had a great walking tour in each city along with the history of that area. The day went very fast and we covered many miles. These towns were definitely worth seeing if you are in Porto for a few days. I cn recommend Orquidea for all those interested in the Porto area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was a real pleasure to host you! All the best, Orquidea Muito obrigada!

James Frary

United States
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Tour: Porto City (unesco) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Oct 13/19

Orquidea led us on a very informative tour of her native city. This tour combined with our earlier tour of the Douro Valley completed a thorough Porto experience. Orquidea loves her city and it showed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, I do! and it was a pleasure to host you here. Thanks for the great time, and for your kind comments. Obrigada!

Dan M.

United States
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Tour: #155615, Guimaraes (unesco) and Braga - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Orquidea gave us a tremendous historical oversight putting into perspective the relevance of the Cathedrals, castles, and monuments we saw. She had a great sense of pace in creating a vivid picture of the two cities we visited. A totally enjoyable dialogue about Portugal and its people. And a great lunch spot. Thanks Orquidea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments, it was wonderful to host you! All the best, Orquidea

Aimee Friedman

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Wonderful day! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and an absolute delight. She brought us to fabulous quintas where we learned about the wines and had a spectacular lunch. We highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure. I am glad that you had such a wonderful time! Muito obrigada.

Fay Gronski

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Orquidea was very knowledgeable, personable and full of fun facts. We had an excellent tour and would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments and rating, it was great to host you and share my beautiful city with you! Obrigada!

Ward Howard

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

We had an all day tour of Porto with Orquidea on September 26. What a wonderful, knowledgeable, delightful guide Orquidea is!!!������. We give her five stars and if we could we would give her ten✨⭐️!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was all mine! It was lovely to see you again, I look forward to the next time. Obrigada! All the best, Orquidea

Grete Madsen

Denmark
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Exclusive Wine & Sail - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

A completely fantaskical tour-Super Go Guide. We can highly recommend the tour to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muito obrigada! I am glad that you got to experience the Douro valley.

Carole Doran

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

We thought we would be going to a small quinta, not one with tour buses & groups moving in & out. I didn't understand the rush to get there at 11:30; I did not know that groups were being slotted in. After a mass wine tasting, we were ushered into a fancy restaurant. We wanted lunch but not a fixed price menu of several courses. This was not expected. We asked if the price was included in the ($500) tour cost & the waiters seemed confused. No answers. Finally, we ordered some expensive appetizers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to comment.Please recall in our emails,I specifically noted that the winery visit was to be paid on site, the exact price and what was included (gourmet lunch w/ wine pairing, tour & tasting). You even replied, "great, thank you so much!".It's unfortunate that this was confused as it seemed to have ruined this typically excellent experience. September is the busiest month therefore wineries are very full, unfortunately we can't control that but we do have to reserve the visit

George K.

Raleigh, NC, United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 16/19

Orquidea was fabulous! One of the very best guides we have ever engaged. She was professional in every way, a true delight be with and an outstanding driver. Her narratives were intelligent and lively. She answered all questions clearly and with good humor. We could not have asked for a better experience in Porto and would recommend her without any reservation. Thanks, Orquidea, it was a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you here! I really had a great time. Muito obrigada! All the best, Orquidea

Karen Rhoad

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Awesome and incredible tour. Truly got to see great parts of Portugal. She was willing to be flexible and adjust to interests and questions. Highly recommend!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments, I had a great time hosting you! Obrigada.

Christine Bohorquez

Benicia, CA, United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

We were 100% happy with our tour. Orquidea was wonderful! She was personable and had a great way of telling us about the history and sights of Porto, which made our excursion and time in Porto really enjoyable. She knew the best place to enjoy a delicious local meal. I had a wish list of sights and she made sure we saw each one of them. We didn't have to worry about a thing except enjoying the places she showed us. She was really fun and pleasant & we would to hire her again if we return to Porto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to host you here! All the best, obrigada! Orquidea

Bruce Wolfe

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Experience - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Aug 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to host you here! Obrigada!

Michael Cappuccitti

Canada
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

Consummate professional from top to bottom. This woman is engaging, knowledgeable, and an absolute pleasure to have spent the day with. We loved every moment. Truly everything we've come to expect from ToursByLocals. And then some.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure to host you to the gorgeous Douro Valley! All the best to you. Muito obrigada!

Alan Lakomski

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate you rating and booking! All the best, obrigada!

Winston C.

United States
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Tour: Lisbon to Porto Day Transfer - Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Aug 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for touring with me! Obrigada!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Paddy Weir

Ireland
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Tour: Porto (UNESCO) Walking & Cruising - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jul 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating! I appreciate your booking. Obrigada!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Chuck Clayton

Canada
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Fun, informative and energetic! We truly enjoyed our day with Orquidea��. She answered all our questions and kept us laughing all day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, it was great to host you here, I really enjoyed it. All the best, obrigada!

Marilyn Courtot

West Palm Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

Orquidea is an excellent guide with what appears to be limitless information about her country, wine and cuisine. She is a great choice if you want a great tour of the Douro Valley and its wineries and is flexible when you need to make changes as we did due to our early ship departure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to host your here, thanks for booking with me! I appreciate your kind comments. Muito obrigada!

Soula P.

Switzerland
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

Orquídea is an efficient and professional guide. Her knowledge of wine and the Douro Valley is very good. The Douro Valley is a beautiful and underrated wine area. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Orquídea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, it was great to host you! Well said "underrated". Obrigada!

David Safran

United States
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Tour: #132840, Jewish Heritage in Porto - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Our guide arranged a visit to the Porto synagogue and gave us a thorough tour of the city. She took us to an excellent restaurant for lunch and then to a Port wine tasting at Churchill's Port distillery. She had a good command of the English language.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that you enjoyed your time here and all the sights! Thank you for your rating and comments, I was pleased to host you here. Obrigada, Orquidea

Martin Vaughan

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that you enjoyed the beautiful Douro Valley! Take care.

Martin Vaughan

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 3/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, it was a pleasure to host you here!

Martin Vaughan

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: Porto to Lisbon (or Lisbon to Porto) Day Transfer - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: May 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada!

Jan Krupp

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muito obrigada!

Jan Krupp

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - Custom private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Orquidea was welcoming, knowledgeable, and responsive to our needs. She has a nice sense of humor and responded well to our questions. She understands the history and present state of Porto completely. She handled the rain intelligently

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was wonderful to meet your group! All the best, Orquidea

Mary Beatty

United States
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Tour: Porto to Lisbon (or Lisbon to Porto) Day Transfer - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Mar 23/19

Orquidea was a great guide! We hit it off instantly. Her knowledge of the area is vast. Her selection for a lunch spot was great. Her English and driving was perfect. Thanks for a memorable experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating and comments. It was a pleasure to host you! All the best, obrigada!

Stuart Garrette

United States
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Tour: #155615, Guimaraes (unesco) and Braga - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

Orquidea was excellent for our Guimarães and Braga tour. We were 3 couples of seniors traveling together. She paced us well and we saw many sights and heard her stories. She found an excellent local restaurant that we really enjoyed. I would recommend her to anyone interested in a private tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and comments, it was a pleasure to host you! All the best. Obrigada! Orquidea

Gail Smith

United States
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Tour: #132840, Jewish Heritage in Porto - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

We had a wonderful Jewish as well as cultural tour of Porto with Orquidea. She met us at our boat, on time, and was ready to start a great tour. Some walking and some driving. There is not a great deal of Jewish history in Porto, but she found and showed us what was available to see as well as went into the history of why there is very little Jewish Heritage left after the inquisition. After a wonderful lunch we did a Port tasting and then returned us to our hotel. A great day, highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and rating, it was a pleasure to host you here. Obrigada!