Augusto certainly has the passion to share the history and places of his home town. You can see his eyes light up when he explains everything. His english is perfect and his knowledge is amazing. We had a good day, thanks Augusto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joyce Gunawan, thanks for your review. I also had a good day with you. Kindest regards, Augusto.
Gail FridsteinUnited States
We shared the most wonderful day in Lisbon with Augusto! He is so knowledgeable, sweet and buttoned up. He arrived on time, took us to so many wonderful sites, explained the history of Portugal and Lisbon, shared his culture, and helped us get great photos along the way. We were in such good hands all day and highly recommend spending a day with Augusto!
Alice McCoyUnited States
Augusto was the perfect guide. He was prompt knowledgeable and planned the day efficiently and adapted to our wishes. We enjoyed spending every minute of the day with him listening to his comments and feeling comfortable in his car and his safe driving skills. We are already planning our next tour with him.
Laurie KatzUnited States
This was my second tour with Gus and he was as informative as he was on the first tour! On both tours he was prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him for this or any other tour. As for the palace, it was beautiful, and it was nice to have a free hour to see the town of Sintra.
George K.Raleigh, NC, United States
Our group of five had a magnificent day with Augusto. He was the consummate professional...prompt, entertaining and doing everything possible to maximize our exposure to Lisbon and history of Portugal. His obvious pride in his city and his country gave us added affection for both, and his skill in shortcutting traffic and lines enabled us to see and do many memorable things in a fairly short time. We applaud him and his excellent service and we give him our highest recommendation. Many thanks, Augusto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, you were part of it, you were with me from start to finish, thank you very much! Kindest regards, Augusto
Virginia (Ginny) A.United States
It was a great trip out to Sintra. Augusto was great getting us up to the Pena Palace. Once we reached the town of Sintra we had to go to the Palace by taxi (3 Euros) what a great site. Checking with others on board the ship, no one made it up to the palace. Being a local makes all the difference. August has a excellent knowledge of the history of Sintra and Lisbon. Everywhere he would give us a history lesson. Always nice to use a small van so that we could go places large buses can't.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Virginia Aldrich, thanks for your review. That's right, according to the fire precaution we had to find an alternative plan and we kept the 5 stars experience on that day, you were part of it. Kindest regards, Augusto
Scott HunterUnited States
Outstanding tour. Augusto is a brilliant and professional guide. He truly made every effort to deliver an incredible tour. His automobile was immaculate, new and very comfortable. He navigated our day based on his knowledge of crowds which meant we never waited more than 5 minutes at sites and restaurants. He is extremely polite and respectful. Augusto provided information and stories that made our day like a puzzle. He kept building the tour each day, ending as a complete puzzle. Highly recommend!
Thomas FrosinaUnited States
Excellent tour and guide. Got to really understand the area, history and local flavor. Great way to start your stay in Lisbon!
Michael ButlerUnited States
Augustin is everything you want in a guide. He was prompt, his vehicle was comfortable and clean, and he has a tremendous knowledge of history. He was flexible in shifting our tour to focus less on downtown Lisbon so we could spend more time in Sintra and Belem. Moreover, he took us to a fabulous local mercado for a great lunch. My entire family learned a great deal and had fun. You can trust Augustin to take care of you. I would gladly enlist his support when we do return to Portugal.
Beth AngeloPonte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
Augusto did a great job as a tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about Lisbon and the surrounding areas. He was very flexible, and even though we were unable to go to our original destinations - because of risk of fire the roads were closed that day - he quickly diverted our tour to another beautiful site before everyone else. We were able to make the day very successful after the initial disappointing news of the closure. I recommend him highly.
Carole M.United States
We certainly enjoyed our day of touring in Lisbon with Augusto. He picked us up at the port and we visited Belim, the Pena Palace as well as Sintra. It was a very full day and also a very interesting experience. This is a perfect way to get a comprehensive overview of the area surrounding Lisbon. It is most comfortable to experience with a car and driver as opposed to walk up and down all the many hills that encompass this part of Portugal. Augusto is an experienced tour guide and very well spoken.
Peter KrossUnited States
We had the tremendous luck to spend the day with Augusto Silva visiting Sintra and Lisbon today. He is knowledgeable, accomodating and very proud of all there is to see in this magnificent part of the world. We covered more territory in 8 hours than most tourists see in a weekend and never once felt rushed . The impression of the city is one that left us wanting more. Outstanding tour and well worth it. Book in advance as Augusto is very popular!
Alberto Leonel de CervantesMexico
Augusto is a real expert guide and a friendly companion. He is very knowledgeable about the place, its history and the necessary facts and details to help people to better get the picture of a city with such a rich history and heritage. We strongly recommend Augusto.
John T.United States
Outstanding. Very personable and flexible. Offered suggestions and could answer all our questions. Would definitely use Gus again. Outstanding
Allen SvecHenderson, NV, United States
Sorry this took so long. We had an absolutely great tour with Augusto. He picked us up at the port, was easy to find, took us on some interesting places as just side trips for our interest. The tour to Belem and Sintra were both great for the Basilica and the Castle and also his quick entry and exit from the Belem bakery with egg cremes (Others were in line for hours). He is a very easy person to get along with, his driving was AMAZING navigating the Lisbon streets and the road up to the castle. Thanks.
Carl GersonUnited States
Fantastic tour with a fantastic guide. Augusto was able to pivot seamlessly to both our requests and the changes required by unforeseen events around the areas we were visiting. Very knowledgeable about the history of all the sites we visited!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carl, thanks for this review about our tour today! Really appreciate your time! Have fun up North, Douro is beautiful! Cheers, Augusto
Alma FrankelUnited States
Augusto was a charming professional who showed us the beauty of Lisbon, Belém, and CaisCais. We saw so many historic wonders and monuments. He explained everything in fluent English and we would definitely recommend Augusto to everyone. He taught us a lot in one day and facilitated the travel and learning of this wonderful country. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alma, thanks for the "charming professional", i will take it! That's right, we spent some fun time together. Cheers, Augusto
Shelli BrienUnited States
Could only give 5 stars, would give him ALL the stars if I could. Picked us up at hotel in his immaculate VW exactly on time. (Actually early). We saw all points of interest that were listed on tour plan and he added some points that he thought we would like. He pointed out places that he thought we might like to visit on our own the next day. The tour included all the necessary commentary and he added his own person experiences and opinions which we enjoyed. Brought us to an amazing lunch venue.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelli Brien, i am very thankful for your kind and positive words! Let's keep the ball rolling!
Augusto is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. He knows the good spots to see and the non-touristy places to eat. My suggestion: take some time before you take off to share your interests and preferences with Augusto. You will have a wonderful experience.
Mina JaravataNorthridge, CA, United States
Rosa and Augusto were professional and knowledgeable about the places we visited. They are super enthusiastic made us all want to come back and visit again..
Michael SeigleUnited States
Augusto was a very interesting, enthusiastic and energetic tour guide. We would not hesitate using his services again and would recommend his expertise to any future travellers and would tour again with him. He took us to the promised places and pointed out some very historical sites. He picked us up on time as promised at our ship port.
Art KliewerUnited States
What a terrific tour of Sinatra and the Pena Palace! Our guide, Augusto, was very knowledgeable and kept everything moving to maximize the day for us! Highly recommend him for tours in the area!
John R.St. Simons Island, GA, United States
Our day with Augusto was the highlight of our trip to Lisbon. He is very knowledgeable in the history and architecture of Lisbon and was a pleasure to be with for the day. If I ever return to Portugal, Augusto would be my first call as I would like to see more of the country with him as my guide. I highly recommend Augusto.
Augusto was a fun guide. 5 out of 5. Clients will be VERY satisfied.
Virginia KeatorUnited States
We felt so lucky to have Augusto as our Guide. Very knowledgeable and flexible with the set up of the day, depending on what we had done the day before. Took us to a fantastic lunch place with beautiful view and delicious food. Made the day run so smoothly
Rula KrikorianUnited States
Good tours, guide was knowledgeable
Augusto the tour guide is punctual , pick us on time and he is very nice, knowledgeable and helpfull. Spoke very fluent english. It is a very good tour during our short stay in lisbon. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vinne Stephanie, thanks for all these kind words! Kindest regards, Augusto
Jason W.Los Angeles, CA, United States
There is so much to do and see in and around Lisbon and after a day with Augusto you feel you have touched every part and have a great sense of the city and all of its different areas. This was the perfect way to spend our first day in Lisbon as it positioned us to be able to decide how we wanted to spend the rest of our time. Augusto is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a great guy.
Augusto provided a wonderful tour of Belem & Sintra. Augusto is extremely professional and very accommodating (we were travelling with a 2 year old). We had a wonderful day, which proceeded at just the right pace.
Kelly CarlsonUnited States
Augusto went out of his way to accommodate us. He catered tour to our liking and knew what was the best way to approach the tour. Thank you Augusto
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Augusto is one of the very best guides ever. He has an excellent command of English, has a lot of knowledge and shares it readily, but is respectful and never interrupted our comments/ questions. He also looks for ways to make the tour easier/more enjoyable - like offering his arm for steadiness, finding an elevator for those who could not navigate stairs, or entering via another door to avoid long lines. One note: he doesn't like to devote tour time to shopping.
Tours by Locals you are an exceptional site, easy to navigate and excellent communications. We had a wonderful eight hour tour of Lisbon and Sinatra. Augusto was the most fantastic, informative, professional, and thoroughly charming tour guide of our entire six countries trip. So patient, as we are older travellers, and so respectful of our needs. I highly recommend Augusto as a travel guide who knows his country and his job so well and it is evident that he loves them both. Many thanks Augusto.
Such a wonderful day with Augusto! He is a true professional....extremely knowledgeable and has great communication skills! During our tour, one of our friends became ill and Augusto was very thoughtful and concerned and drove all the way back to Lisbon to drop him off at the hotel and adjusted the tour to make sure we got everything in! We would absolutely take a tour with Augusto again and highly recommend him! He is a very safe driver and his vehicle was comfortable!
Ann EnnisUnited States
Absolutely fantastic guide and tour. He is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and always thinking ahead of how to give us the best tour. I would highly recommend him!! Great guide, great transportation, had Wi-Fi in the car, extra charge cord, always ready with an umbrella. And really just a great well organized tour!! Thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann Ennis, Thanks for your review and the little things you mentioned in this review. "Little things mean a lot" is what they say! Kindest regards, Augusto
Gerald HeldUnited States
Augusto was a superb guide with infinite knowledge of Lisbon, Sintra, and other sites that we visited. He had outstanding communication skills and knowledge of history. He was terrific companion as we spent the day with him and traveled by car. He represented exactly what we envisioned about the Portuguese people. He was kind, humble, open minded, and grateful. He has a great future in the tourism business. He is hard working and really passionate about Portugal and his work. Excellent in every way
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald Held, Thanks for this review. It is an absolutely pleasure knowing that you enjoyed that much! Kindest regards, Augusto
Peter BerkeryUnited States
Augusto is an exceptional guide -- courteous, knowledgeable, informative, and still easy-going. He really knew how to navigate the insane crowds in Sintra while still giving us a complete tour. His talks gave us a great sense of life in modern Portugal -- its challenges and opportunities. It was a terrific day.
Kathryn LindnerUnited States
Scott GomesUnited States
Augusto was well versed at all aspects of the tour, country, history and the arts. Highly professional guide that made the day a pleasant experience in Portugal.
Fay MartelUnited States
Augusto was our guide in Lisbon. He was simply wonderful. Very knowledgeable and passionate about his country. He met our ship in Lisbon and we had a terrific day visiting the sights in Lisbon and surrounding area. He was engaging, humorous and most informative. Best guide we had in all of our ports! Would recommend him with no hesitation. Thank you for some great memories!
Jerry HolsworthUnited States
My wife had hip replacement surgery 7 weeks ago. We made the reservation for this tour before we knew about the surgery. Augusto made changes to the tour to accomodate her walking with a cane. She was able to navigate the Pena Palace at the beginning of the tour day. We loved seeing the highlights of Sintra as well as the highlights of Lisbon. Excellent tour and tour guide��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mandy Ruege, Thanks for the 5 stars! Kindest regards, Augusto
Ross LanzafameUnited States
We spent a really enjoyable day with Augusto touring Sintra, Belem and Lisbon. He is very knowledgeable, very personable, very polite, and a very safe and courteous driver. The crowds were large throughout the day. However, Augusto knew routes and secrets that enabled us to see everything we wanted to see without a hitch. I would recommend Augusto highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ross Lanzafame, this review it is really rewarding!!! Some tricks can make the whole difference and we did it!!! A very enjoyable day with very easy going travelers!!! Happy travels!!!
Brock MyersUnited States
Our amazing guide Augusto the best.. simply the best!!what an amazing tour guide he is.. so knowledgeable! we saw everything and more.Our friends want to go back to Portugal and want Augusto again in the future.THANK YOU for the amazing day AUGUSTO,we hope to see you again in the future..sincerely Brock
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brock Myers, this review looks really good!!! Yes, this tour maximizes your time in Lisbon and the tour is design to tour in a "silky smooth" way! I am very glad you like it so much!!! My kindest regards from Lisbon!!!!
Gary B.New Orleans, LA, United States
Great tour. He will move at your pace. Easy going - like being with a good friend. Knows a few tricks to move ahead of crowd.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, thanks for the review, all the best and happy travels, Augusto.
Brenda SchneiderUnited States
Augusto was amazing in his knowledge base and ability to answer all of our questions. He driving and ability to explain things while driving was also exceptional. It was a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda, thanks for your kind words, thanks for booking. I wish you the best and happy travels!!! Augusto
Wayne SorokowskiUnited States
We enjoyed our time with Augusto. We had visited Lisbon once before and used our ship's excursion service. Augusto was much more communicative and flexible in the itinerary. We would definitely use him when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wayne, i will be ready! Thank you so much for the review, the best to you! Augusto
Our guide Augusto was professional, informative and a treat to have as a guide. His knowledge of the area was very good . He drove us around the city in a safe manner and made side trips to see sights which the average tour would not have done. I highly recommend Augusto and his service. Above all a very memorable day where we learnt a lot about Portugal and an experience surpassed our expectations. Thank you Augusto.
We really enjoyed our time with Augusto. He accommodated our wishes when possible and my companions thanked me for finding this tour - and him! Loved the espresso at the Lisboa cafe he took us too. Would recommend him and the tour highly! PS: I rarely give a rating of 5, so for me "4" is very high.
Great personality and very knowledgeable. Punctual with extremely good English. Never rushed us while going the extra mile to show us as much of Lisbon as possible including a quick stop at a pastry shop and treated us to a Portuguese speciality. He also acted as our personal photographer which just added to the experience. We will DEFINITELY recommend Augusto to all who want the best of Lisbon which includes the best guide.
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Augusto was excellent. Very personable. Gave us a great tour and it was very flexible. I highly recommend him for a family tour of Sintra and Lisbon
Zeyd EbrahimUnited States
oved the tour and the Belem tarts .. Our guide Augusto was the best! Would include Cristo Rei in the tour as it was well worth a visit. Augusto was most accommodating and took us there which we all appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Zeyd, this tour was easy going, fun and really enjoyable. Thank you so much for this review and the most important a pleasant and memorable day. Kindest regards from Lisbon, Augusto.
Augusto was amazing and the perfect fit for our group of 4 women off a cruise ship. He's very professional, knowledgeable, speaks perfect English, and has a wonderful sense of humour. We were quite impressed with his driving skills in negotiating his van through impossibly tight situations and felt very safe. Augusto managed to give us a comprehensive tour in a short time span and it was really an enjoyable tour. We highly recommend Augusto services!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi lovely travelers, thanks for this review, you are very kind. I was my pleasure showing you around this time and it will the same if you decide to come back. All the best to you. Best wishes from Lisbon, Augusto
Camilo GonimaUnited States
Fantastic tour of Lisbon, Belem, and Sintra. Great suggested stops for snacks and sight seeing. Augusto was pleasant, very informative, and an enthusiastic photographer.
Frank JohnsonUnited States
Augusto is a great tour guide. We were a college age group and he adapted well to us. He is knowledgeable, upbeat fin to be with takes great pictures of the group and is good looking on top of everything else! There are so many tired old guides out there that just go through the motions. Hire Augusto and have a great exhilarating time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frank, thank you so much for your kind words, we all had a great time. The best to all of you! Regards, Augusto
W. Michael HammerUnited States
I am very late in rating this tour but it was perfect. We had no idea what was possible in this area for an 8 hour tour but Augusto made everything we wanted to do happen and more! He was very knowledgeable about the area and spoke wonderful English. He is a courteous and professional young man and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, thanks for this review, it is never too late to hear your words, in fact, i am really pleased that you still remember this day. All the best, Augusto
Charles WebbUnited States
Augusto was a very good guide and careful driver. Excellent English. Knowledgeable about his subjects. Flexible in making plans. Attentive to our needs. Paced it at our tempo (we are a bit slow in getting around) As first time Tours-by-Locals users we were very satisfied that it is a good organization and Augusto a fine guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles and family, thanks for everything. We had a great day. Best wishes from Lisbon, Augusto