Diane MorganUnited States
This tour was perfect!! Ricardo was very informative and made this a memorable day. He was terrific.
Ricardo was extremely knowledgeable about the wines in the Duoro and gave us an excellent background and history on our drive from Porto to Pinhao. His attention to details was great and his choices for wineries and lunch exceeded our expectations. Many thanks.
Lisa Burnham,United States
Great guide very accommodating and his history lessons were outstanding. English is awesome as well. He listened and provided exactly the experience we were all hoping for on our trip. He was the highlight of our visit!
Alex NovielliUnited States
Today, we discovered one of Portugal's hidden gems and his name is Ricardo. Ricardo was our guide for a Duoro Valley private tour. His exuberance and love of his country was matched by his professionalism and extensive knowledge of the wine making process and historical significance of the sites visited. His communication skills are flawless and we found him completely engaged for the entire 10 hours we were with him. We've used Tours By Locals several times and find Ricardo to be one of the best!
Ashley FacchiniUnited States
What an incredible experience!! This tour was one of the highlights of our trip and Ricardo was absolutely fantastic! He went above and beyond to personalize the tour and make sure we were maximizing our time in the Douro Valley. We can't say enough about how much we appreciated Ricardo and how much fun we had. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour. Ricardo even sent us photos afterwards that were taken on his nice camera. Excellent tour and excellent guide! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ashley, You are welcome! It was a great pleasure to guide your lovely group. You are amazing :) it was amazing to meet you. All you need from Portugal please do not hesitate to contact me. All of you got a friend in Portugal :) Also, thank you very much for the recommendations. I hope you had a safe travel back to US. Warm regards, Ricardo O.
Charles AndersonUnited States
Four of us disembarked in Porto from a Viking Cruise of the Douro Valley. We had a number of hours before our flights, so we contacted our Vacation Specialist, who helped to connect us with ToursByLocals in Porto. Our tour guide, Ricardo, spoke excellent English. Prior to final arrangements, there was some back-and-forth questioning concerning our interests. We established a tour of a winery in the "vinho verde" region somewhat north of Porto. Ricardo used a per
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Everyone, It was a great pleasure to share such a perfect day with you. Anderson's family and friends are amazing! Thank you very much for this lovely day. I hope to host you again for another "Wine Venture" in Portugal. Kindest regards, Ricardo O.