Barbara B.Fairfax, VA, United States
This tour was my second with Nicolau. The first, several years ago, was an upcountry adventure in his jeep. Heaps of fun, lots of information, and a great overall experience. This time around, we took his van, had a much more sedate experience, but just as wonderful. Nico provided a very full half-day tour that included lots of scenery, information, stories, and wonderful conversation. I don't hesitate to recommend him 100%!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my sweet friend, was sooooooo good to see you again and had a great time spent showing you and your husband around in my van, and really hope to see you some day very soon again. One kiss and hug the size of the world ;) Nico
Sheliene BlombachUnited States
Dr M Robert ItoCanada
We only had a day in Madeira. We combined places that we wanted to visit and photograph along with some of Nicolau's favourite places as he knows the island well. He took us to the market to sample some of the tropical fruit. In addition , he persuaded us to try a local delicacy - Espada fish and it was great. We walked along Rua de Santa Maria to view and enjoy the door murals by local artists. We visited the Ponta de Sao Lauenco and Camara de Lobos for photography. Nicolau was a terrific guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dr. Robert, thnak you so much for your review.saying that you took 5 diferent private tours in 5 diferent island and our was the best..made my hearth full! For me was a pleasure to show you around and im hopping it doenst get too long for you to be back to Madeira one day! Thnak you so much Nico
Our tour with Nicolau was amazing. His warmth, knowledge and enthusiasm, combined with our fabulous itinerary made for a truly memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friend thank you soo m uch for your beautifull words, had a great time out with you my friends and hope to see you soon! thank you one more Nioc
Kris ZinszerUnited States
Nico is amazing and his jeep his the best way to see Madeira hands down. If you love to get off the tourist path and see the island as locals live, you have to book this tour. He speaks perfect English and his local knowledge is unbeatable. We LOVED this tour!!!!! He even helped us pick out some local wine to take back and it was amazing too. This is a can't miss tour if you love to see the heart of the culture and not just the tourist spots
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friend for your words had a great time with you guys and loooking soooo forward to see you back someday soon!!one big hug
Virginia C.United States
We loved Nicolau! Super fun and enthusiastic. He loves Madeira, he's heritage and to share it with all. Nicolau went out of his way to make sure we had a unique experience apart from the super touristic sites. We tasted Poncha, a lot, went to gorgeous sites and of course we couldn't miss the cable ride and wicker toboggan! Obrigados!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigado meus amigos, lo pasei genial.muchas gracias e hasta breve.
Daniel DingerUnited States
Nico was an excellent host and my brothers and I thoroughly enjoyed our entertaining 4 hours with him. Madeira, in general, and more specifically the area around Funchal is beautiful and we fell in love with what we experienced and saw - primarily because of the suggestions and fun-loving nature of Nico, our guide. We loved the open-jeep experience and certainly look forward to again visiting him and the scenic and natural world that one encounters when visiting the island of Madeira.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You bet had an excelent time with you my friends. Hope to see you back soon to Madeira ��
Ann MecklenburgerUnited States
Outstanding guide! We not only saw the sights but learned a lot about Madeira from a local who is really proud of his country. He took us to see his uncle's vineyard which was a nice bonus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heloo my good friend had a greta time cruising with you, loved the day and hope to see you very soon! Nico
Jane SmithUnited States
Nico met and exceeded our expectations, showing us his beautiful island. We especially enjoyed the informal experience - visiting a local market and a local watering hole - as well as the amazing viewpoints and countryside. We enjoyed a wonderful seafood luncheon afterwards based on one of his recommendations. Funchal was far and away our favorite port on this cruise and we know that much of that is thanks to Nico!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friends thnak you sooo much for your review and hope you come back soon! Thnak you
Cynthia Da CostaCanada
Truly enjoyed our tour and time spent with Nico, our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country and very accommodating. Would definetly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovwd having you here. Great peopple great friends and hope to see you back soon..here or in canada:D
Jon SokolUnited States
Great tour. Showed us areas not frequented by tourists. Gave us an excellent tour of the island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friend. Thank you so much Nico
Nicolau is AMAZING!!!! What a great day we had with him. He is passionate about his country and very knowledgable...and fun!It was a little rainy but that did not spoil the beauty!Nicolau took us to a cafe in the hills for a tasty treat..thanks Tours by Locals for hiring this great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my sweet good friends, so happy you had a good day and i had an amazing day, yes saint peter as not been too nice with the rain thatd ay, but i allready ordered some extra sun for wen you come back :D thankkk youuu hope to see you back soon!
Mitchell LevineUnited States
Nico was informative and flexible. We didn't want to do a mountain tour and he customized a tour of Funchal and he surrounding areas. He is fun and friendly and an excellent guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dodie, thank you so much had a great time with you and your husband and hope it doesnt take long for you to comeback ;)
Nanette B.United States
Nico made this visit to Madeira the highlight of our trip. His enthusiasm, love of the island, and his interest in meeting our needs were extraordinary. He was an absolute delight to be with and we highly recommend seeing Madeira with him as your guide.
Peggy AlvarezUnited States
My husband and I were passengers on a Seabourn cruise that docked in Funchal in April. We made arrangements with Tours by Locals and were very pleased with our guide. He did a fine job of taking us around his island and showing us the sights. we went to his Uncle's vineyard and enjoyed that very much. All in all, it was a terrific tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my friend tbank youu soo muchhh.hooe you come back soon.one big hug from tour Madeiran friend
John OlanoFederal Way, WASHINGTON, United States
Nico did a wonderful job picking us up at our ship. He gave us the choice of seeing the standard tourist attractions or getting away from the crowds and seeing the less traveled parts of Madeira. We chose the later and he drove us around in his jeep, visiting his family's vineyards, stopping off in small hillside villages, and then joining us for an incredible lunch. He has a lot of passion for his heritage and love for his island. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hello my good friend, thank you so much for your ncie words, loved meeting you and hope that you come back very soon.. one big hug Nico
Christine SkrotskyUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Nicolau on Madeira. Our cruise ship tour offerings were simply inadequate, so we opted for ToursByLocals in order to maximize the our short time on land. Nicolau's jeep is fantastic, and Nicolau went out of his way to personalize our tour. He is very proud of his island, and clearly enjoys showing off the best of the best. The tour was a very good value. We would return to Madeira any day - as long as Nicolau was available!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank youuu so much for your beautifull words, i am really looking foward to see you back again :) thank youuuu Nico