Michael W.United States
This tour was an excellent introduction to the historic center of Lisbon. Marta is very knowledgeable and friendly and gave us lots of historic information as well as about the current state of Portugal. Our walking tour through several historic neighborhoods ended up at a cafe with a light lunch where she gave us lots of very useful advice and tips about other places in Lisbon we had planned for our trip - as well as some recommendations for music venues and a great book recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, i must say that with such a nice and interested audience as you and your beautiful family, everything is much easier and grateful :) I'm so very glad everything went so good and that you enjoyed the tour and my extra suggestions! All the best for you 4 :)
Graet guide ,very friendly ,we were facinated .Lot of knowlege and fun
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great group, very friendly, I'm grateful! Very interesting and interested travellers. Fun morning together! TODA! (תודה)
Gordon WatkinsUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)
Yuriy YuryevUnited States
Excellent guide, flawless English, deep knowledge of Lisbon's history, ease and captivating presentation. Highly recommended for all your Lisbon tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada for your words :) you're too kind! It was a pleasure having met you and being able to show you little bit of my beautiful city! Now you can come more frequently, it's closer than Paris :) Hope to see you back soon! All the best :)
Marta was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was willing to accommodate our needs and wishes. Thank you for a great excursion Marta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I so happy everything corresponded to your expectations! It was truly nice having met you and being able to choe you the beauties of Lisbon :) All the best!
Dena ZundelUnited States
Marta was an awesome guide. She was very knowledgeable and led us on a wonderful tour of downtown. The pace of the tour was perfect. She was kind and accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dena, Thank you so much! It's always easier to succeed when I have such great travellers :) It was great to have been able to reveal a few secrets of my city to you :) Enjoy every second of your stay, it's a beautiful country ;) All the best
Robert GalfordUnited States
Marta is such a professional! Gives great thought to her work, does everything and more to ensure that those She is leading are well cared for. Interested, engaging, knowledgeable, personable. We loved the Lisbon walking tour she conducted for five of us. Glad to recommend her enthusiastically to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert, can't thank you enough for the great morning together! It always a pleasure to give tours o such interested travellers that studied and did a lot of research before to understand quite well what I was telling you during the tour! It was amazing :) Muito obrigada for having chosen me as your guide, I'm very proud and couldn't ask for more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Cynthia :) It was great having met you!
Christopher FlemingUnited States
Marta is the best! Very engaging, great descriptions of the history of Lisbon and Portuguese culture. Our visit would not have been the same without her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Christopher! I had such a wonderful afternoon with you! :) I am truly happy you enjoyed so much my lovely country. It was a pleasure meeting you. All the best! PS - I forgot to ask for an autograph to the movie star... but i have the photo :)
Alejandro EscobarUnited States
Marta was an extraordinary tour guide. Fluent en several languages, very knowledgeable of Portugal history and with easy to understand explanations about different facts. I strongly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada, Alejandro, pelas suas palavras! I'm very glad you enjoyed our tour, that's how I want all my travellers to be: fully satisfied :) It was simply great meeting such an interested and kind group! All the best!
Harriet HydeUnited States
Marta was a wonderful guide. She set a casual pace for these 6 ladies and her knowledge was outstanding. As a former American History teacher, her information added greatly to my understanding of this lovely city. Marta answered all our questions as if they were the most important ones. We could not have had a better guide for this most interesting tour. She get five stars for sure and that comes from all 6 ladies. Harriet Hyde.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harriet and friends :) I had a wonderful morning showing the beauties of Lisbon to 6 beautiful, amazing and very interested ladies. I have to thank you for your warm words. It's truly rewarding when we have this feedback. Couldn't ask for more. Obrigada :)
Our tour with Marta was thoughtfully designed, informative, properly paced and fun! Marta is a true delight and provided us with a wonderful, insightful, introduction to Lisbon's old districts. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug and family, I have to say I had the greatest afternoon with you! Excellent travellers: interested, fun and super kind :) What else can I ask for? Can't thank you enough! Hope you're having a wonderful time :) Cheers
Martin John-LewisUnited Kingdom
A very relaxing, entertaining an informative tour, I was informed about the history of Portugal and Lisbon during the tour and also given tips on bus and train routes. The walking tour took in the hills of Lisbon and I was also given a guide to some of the best bakeries of Lisbon! Thanks also for the craft beet tips as I needed a relaxing drink after the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words, Martin! It was great to show you a little bit of my country during Lisbon's tour! You now know you really need to come back to Portugal and discover more about this old friend of England :) Cheers
Alex HaberUnited States
Marta led us all around Lisbon, hitting a bunch of great areas in just one day. She accommodated our combo of Portuguese and English, and took us to great spots for food along the way. Couldn't have asked for more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I must confess I had a great day with you, such nice company! You're a true delight as a couple :) So happy that you enjoyed getting to know my beautiful city, its secrets and gastronomy :) And now enjoy all the other special places still and start planning already your next trip to Portugal because you have a lot more to see and eat :) :) :) Tudo de bom para vocês!!!
James AlmeidaUnited States
This is one of the best tours in which I have experienced! Marta is an excellent tour guide who knows how to narrate an excellent story while sharing her knowledge about the place, its salient features, as well as funny tidbits. She is quite the professional, with a strong sense of empathy and affinity. While our travel delays forced the tour to begin late, Marta willingly accommodated us and was never concerned about the delay. She hit it off great with our entire family, including our three teens!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, I'm so lucky I met you and your family! It was a great day together! I know I already told you this but besides you and your wife being the kindest couple, you've managed to raise 3 amazing kids, truly, you must be very proud! (I had to turn this public ihihihih) I'm very grateful you all enjoyed the tour, I did also! Obrigada pela oportunidade de vos ter conhecido! E parabéns pelo seu Português!!! Até um dia, espero que muito em breve nos reencontremos :)
Robert RockwellUnited States
Marta gave our nine member family (ages 8 to 80) an outstanding tour in the Alfama area of Lisbon. She provided much detailed information of the history of Portugal, as well as current Lisbon and Portugal. All in our group agree that she was excellent.
Michelle PardoUnited States
Marta was fantastic! We has Marta customize a full day tour plan for our family with two kids. We wanted to see some highlights of Lisbon but also some of the highlights of Belem, but we only had one day to do it! Marta was very helpful in setting up an itinerary that took into account the interests of our family and managed to keep both boys fully interested (and this is no easy feat!) Marta is entirely fluent in English, has a wonderful personality and a fun sense of humor! Book her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, It was delightful to have met you and your family :) lovely, indeed! I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour! Thank you so much for your kind words :) All the best
Marta was fantastic. She went above and beyond for us. We booked two tours with Marta and she is clearly well educated and loves the history and culture. When she found out our plans for the balance of our trip that evening she sent us step by instructions of how to navigate Portugal and what to see when arrived. Along with those instructions was also a narration of what we were seeing there. Very thorough and would recommend Marta to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stuart and Victoria, I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour and that is could be part of your memories in Lisbon :) It was truly an honour to have shown you my city and its secrets :) 2 lovely travellers that fulfilled my days :) Obrigada!
Nick NeubauerUnited States
Great tour-really enjoyed meeting Marta
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! :) You're too kind :) Great travellers, always on a great mood :) really enjoyed meeting you both! PS - waiting on the pic * Enjoy every second of your stay, will you?
Dennis PedraUnited States
We hired Marta for two days of walking tours in Lisbon. She is extremely knowledgable and personable. She guided us through the hills of Lisbon- experiencing the old and new parts of the city. The conversations about culture, economy, family life, etc. gave us a good sense of what it's like to live/work/play in Lisbon. She made great recommendations for things to explore on our own. She was able maneuver the popular crowded sites to maximize our experience. We enjoyed every minute of our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada!!!!! Can't thank you enough for the delightful words! More than a pleasure to have met you :) being able to pass on to you all you've mentioned is what makes me truly happy :) very thankful you enjoyed having me showing you around this beautiful nation :) Um abraço aos dois!!!
Charles ColumbusUnited States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, It was such a great walking! For a start you did veeeeeery well and I could read right away a bit on you all and plan better the next days together :) you have to admit that following my very strict instructions was the best thing you did ihihihihih I am truly happy I got to meet you 4 :) and happier to know you enjoyed everything so much :) Warm regards from Lisbon
Lloyd William BarkerNew Zealand
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 LinggawidjajaUnited States
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!
Alec BabiarzUnited States
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
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 GersonUnited States
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 :(
Patrick QuinlanVALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, United States
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!
Jennifer YorkUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Many thanks for the 5 star review :) It was a pleasure having met you! Warm regards from Lisbon
Claudette ThorJuneau, AK, United States
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!!!
Michael WesselsUnited States
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!