Richard HannonUnited States
I have read many reviews over the years and those I read about Paulo were right on. He was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. His knowledge the past and present of Portugal is encyclopedic. And, all the while, the information is interesting and his presentation style is engaging. Several times during our day with Paulo, we would say to each other, "This is the best guide that we have ever hired".
Cherryl ChandlerUnited States
Mary Pat SalomoneUnited States
We enjoyed this tour very much. Paulo is very knowledgeable about Portugal in general and specifically about these four little towns. Fátima was very moving and beautiful. Batalha has a lot of history (but is someplace we probably could have skipped). Nazaré is a great beach town with very impressive cliffs and waves. Óbidos is a very quaint walled city where we could have spent more time. Paulo was a very good driver and very professional.
Paul AdamsUnited States
Paulo C was very good, 5 stars. We liked all the history he shared as well as some of the "off the beaten path" items. Very friendly and informative, time well spent for us. Thank you.
Gretchen A.Upper Tantallon, NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
Barbara S.madrid, Spain
Paola was very informative, helpful, and understanding of our needs and preferences. This was our second tour with him (the other with another couple under their name). I always felt he gave us enough time to see everything- not feeling rushed as in other tours. He was able to answer all of our questions about history, religious aspects, etc.
Charlotte CravenUnited States
This was a good tour. Paolo was happy to adjust the standard tour to accommodate where we wanted to go. We highly recommend Paolo, not just for his flexibility, knowledge and good English, but because of his personal concern. My husband became very ill in Lisbon the day before this tour; upon reaching Porto, we dropped our bags, then Paolo took us to an Urgent Care Center and even wrote out instructions for a cab driver to return us to our Porto base. We were amazed by his concern for our well-being.
Paulo was just superb. He was informative, entertaining, offered us options for the day and just made this a wonderful experience. He checked ahead to see what wait times would be and recommended alternatives. He had water and made lunch suggestions. He bought us a "cherry in chocolate drink" as we strolled through Obidos. This was our best experience. I highly recommend the tour and particularly the guide Paulo. If I could give more stars I would.
Anne AndersonUnited States
Paulo's historical knowledge, wise guidance in giving us necessary information to help us make the most of our day, and joyful attitude made him an exceptional person to be around. Thank you so much Paulo from the folks from Montana.
Virginia ForbesTrinidad and Tobago
I booked Paulo way in advance and I am so glad I did. It was a pleasure and an honor to spend a day with someone who has a wealth of knowledge about the history of his country. He is fun and easy going to be with. Thank you Paulo for an unforgettable day!
Nancy EubelUnited States
This was a wonderful tour. Paulo was most accommodating to our requests, including reversing the tour. He was also very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and the history of Portugal. My friends and I would do this again given the opportunity. Thank you, Paulo.
Violet McClaughryUnited States
Our private tour with Paulo was a highlight of our vacation and a great way to end our trip. He was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal and the towns and monuments we visited. He made the visits interesting and exciting. He also drove us through the countryside so we could get the flavor of life in rural towns. He spoke of the gardens and crops, talked about the eucalyptus and stopped to show us the resin pots on the pine trees. Thanks for the great memories!!
Our second tour with Paulo and absolutely a veeery good tour too. Met all the expectations: good pace but enough time to see and experience things, room for adaptation of the program if necessary or recommendable, wonderful places expertly commented by an excellent and proud guide on architecture as well as religion and history and fauna, good genuine Portuguese restaurant recommended for lunch, this guide is a real credit to ToursbyLocals ! Many thanks fromthe six of us.
Chia-yi ChouUnited Kingdom
Paulo is really a fantastic tour guide,He gave us all the information of Portugal,also he is a very nice and considerate person, you can find most of things you need in his car, make you travel without worry. Best tour ever!
Denise KoranekUnited States
Paulo showed us a great full day tour in the area where he grew up. He shared lots of history & stories of the area. We enjoyed lunch of fish stew or caldeirada, in Nazare. He has an easy way about him yet shows passion for his work. Thank you so much Paulo! Great day!
Excellent guide - High degree of professionalism. Attentive and friendly. highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Ademir Thank you for your kind review and for the interest you had to visit Portugal. I wish you all the best. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Arthur EisensteinUnited States
SImply the best. He made our Portugal trip one to remember
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Eisenstein It was a pleasure guiding you in Portugal. I hope to see you again in a near future...since Portugal has a lot to offer. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Nancy EastlundAiea, HI, United States
This was a second tour I booked with Paulo. This was a full day with 6 of us traveling together. We all had a great time and learned so much and saw so many iconic places in Portugal. Great clean vehicle with lots of room for 6 passengers. Excellent guiding by Paulo and would definitely highly recommend him again.
Licinio AlvesUnited States
Paulo was very knowledgable and patient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Licinio It was a pleasure to guide you to Fátima. I wish for you all the best. Kind regards Paulo C.
Monica RaoUnited States
The guide was the best part of the tour, do not hesitate to book this tour with him, very informative, made the trip very exciting & memorable, Thank you Paulo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Rao Thank you very much for choosing me and for your review. It was a pleasure guiding your party. I wish you all the best. Kind regards Paulo C.