What a journey that Augusto took us on! The cathedrals were most interesting. Imagine climbing a spiral staircase to the roof of one with a grand view of Evora. The small back street restaurant to which Augusto took us for a typical Portuguese lunch was fabulous. Saw a lot of the countryside, cork and olive farms, the bridges over the estuary at Lisbon, just to name a few memorable sights on the trip itself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William Wolodko, thanks for one more good review. I could not be happier. You also made this day very special. Thanks again. Augusto.
Safe. Friendly. Creative. Well informed. Good lunch recommendation. V. good vehicle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David Murray, that was a fast making the review of our tour today! Thanks for everything! Kindest regards, Augusto
Victor ElinoffWestlake Village, CA, United States
Augusto was an enthusiastic energetic guide. He has a wonderful knowledge of the area and enjoyed showing and explaining Evora. We had lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant and ate some delicious food we never would have ordered such as Dogfish soup. We also went to the prehistoric monoliths and a short visit to do a little wine tasting. The day went very quickly and all 6 of us had a great time. We have had many private guides and Augusto ranks up there with the best.
Kathleen HennessyUnited States
Our tour with Augusto was excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable and interesting. He has an excellent command of English. He was very accommodating with my mother who has difficulty walking, going out of his way to drive her to spots of interest, and coming back with his vehicle to pick her up. His driving skills are impressive - a very safe driver who is able to navigate tight spots. Augusto is knowledgeable of local foods and recommended a great restaurant. Good sense of humor! Very accomodating
Julie KlugeUnited States
Tour exceeded expectations. This tour was customized and Augusto delivered. Knowledgeable, passionate, articulate and fun! There were 10 of us.....simply delightful. Looking forward to touring Obidos with him as well.
Jeff CoulterUnited States
Thanks to Augusto, we had a great day exploring Portugal in a way we never could have on our on. He's easy, relaxed, and very knowledgeable! Augusto customized our trip to meet our schedule and interest. His services were well worth it and exceeded our expectations. The only saint he left off our tours of Cathedrals was "Saint Augusto" the "Saint Of Great Day Trips!" His lunch suggestion in Evora and wine tasting at Quinta de Alcube was spot on!! DO NOT MISS A TRIP WITH AUGUSTO!! Jeff
Lisa SpitzerUnited States
superior guide. Best of the best. Great for special interests. Know the hidden gems. He was fantastic with great attention to detail.
Richard N.United States
Augusto is an excellent tour guide and a very good and safe drive. We enjoyed our visit the the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Evora, Portugal. Augusto modified his standard itinerary to take us to and ancient site where approximately 6000 years BC ancient man erected a solar calendar similar to the better known site of Stonehenge, UK. Evora is a small city that meny people have never heard of, but after visiting the site, book Augustos's tour and broaden your horizons.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
The fact that we booked 2 full days with Augusto says it all-he is extremely personable, knowledgeable and fun. Last year on our cruise we took a ship excursion to Obidos-a walled city-and it was so crowded it wasn't enjoyable-and we had limited time to explore. Evora is an equally charming walled city, and with Augusto it was so enjoyable and we learned so much. We had lunch at a small local restaurant and we were the only Americans there. Wine tasting too, ancient stones and Christ the Redeemer statue.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marjorie, thank you very much for everything. All the best and happy travels, Augusto.
Yvette AlbrightUnited States
Ann HalliganUnited States
This was a wonderful tour and our last day in Portugal. Though the drive is over an hour from Lisbon, the time went quickly as Augusto provided us with regional information and other fun data. For 5 (60+ year old) ladies, this was a terrific outing. Having a local lunch and visiting one more winery was perfect. I highly recommend Augusto as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear lovely travelers, it was the a really pleasant trip with all of you. Thank you very much for making this tour a memorable experience for all of us. Kindest regards from Lisbon, Augusto.
Marilynn LovettUnited States
Augusto was excellent. He took us on a very complete tour of Evora. The drive was lovely, the religious settings were very interesting, from pagan to pius. Lunch was authentic Portuguese, and the wine was yummy. He was sweet,kind, and extremely well informed about what we were seeing. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marilynn, thank you so much for this excellent quick review. It was really easy going, relaxed and complete day with you, we achieving all our goals. You are 5 starts travelers too. The best.