We had a great day. Lots of fun. Augusto is very knowledgeable about the area and the history.
Had a most enjoyable day with Gus, loved the small local winery he took us to. The small village restaurant in Sesimbra had amazing fresh fish and the afternoon winery tour was interesting as well. Thanks for a great day Gus!
As we had a short three day stay in Lisbon, we decided to let a local show us around!! We could not have found half the places without this tour, professionally led by Augusto. He had great Portugese history knowledge as well as the local places of interest that he brought us to. It was well worth the money and we would recommend this type of trip when on a tight schedule like ours. Well done !
Kimberly EversonUnited States
Augusto is a friendly, well informed young man and we had a terrific day half day with him in Lisbon. We have used ToursByLocals many, many times and Augusto was certainly among the best of our guides.
Jelina RogerUnited States
Augusto was awesome!!! He was very kind and knowledgeable. He took us to a great restaurant that only locals go to, which was the best lunch out of our entire trip. I very highly recommend him and would repeat another tour with him! Thank you Augusto!!
Paul ClitesHouston, TX, United States
Gail DobbsUnited States
The perfect guide for this tour. He was very knowledgeable about the wines we were lucky to taste at a small, family owned winery. The views along the ocean were spectacular and the freshest seafood lunch was delicious. A very long day that seemed too short! We highly recommend this tour with Augusto.
Julie KlugeUnited States
Augusto did a bang up job of conducting a magnificent tour, arranging a fabulous meal and he even managed to avoid every rain drop. History, scenic overlooks, local color, a fabulous excursion. Could not have been better. Thank you Augusto
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.
Maria EgusquizaUnited States
We were very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism He was very pleasant and accomodating
Maria EgusquizaUnited States
Augusto was wonderful, professional and fluent in several languages He was very accommodating and made sure we had the flexibility with time and what we wanted with the itinerary He was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable Thank you Augusto for a memorable day!!!!
Keith HeitzmanUnited States
We used Augusto the day before, exploring the outer Lisbon area. He picked us up at the hotel and did a wonderful town tour. Taking us to places everyone can enjoy. I can't say enough about how great this tour guide was. We would give Augusto 6 stars if it were available.
Keith HeitzmanUnited States
Augusto is an excellent tour guide and we highly recommend him. Met us at the airport with sign and gave a wonderful day tour outside of Lisbon. His knowledge and insight of the made this tour most enjoyable. He also knew the weather and thus suggested we do the tour backwards because of fog. The suggestion for lunch was outstanding. The most quaint place where no buses could ever get too. Spoke wonderful English, was punctural and on time. Really enjoyed Augusto and the tour.
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.
Kirsten SquarciaUnited States
Excellent tour - thoughtful and well planned. Augusto was very knowledgeable and personable. He was flexible when we changed our tour start time and he was waiting for us on time out front of our apartment. He gave us lots of great information for the rest of our trip. We fun touring his city with him!
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.
Cesar RomanSan Juan, PR, United States
Excellent tour! Augusto was knowledgeable, timely, courteous and friendly. We were able able to accomplish all the goals on the schedule on time and without any problems. We definitively recommend the tour and Augusto!
Ronald ViggianiUnited States
Augusto is a really great tour guide and I very much enjoyed the full day I spent with him in Lisbon and Belem. He is very knowledgeable about his city; his command of Portuguese history was impressive. He was a very professional guide and very attentive to the needs of his guests. I would highly recommend him for anyone thinking of taking a tour in Lisbon.
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
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!
James MastersonUnited States
A very nice fellow who knows the area and all the ins and outs. He is very willing to tailor the tour to your taste. I would definitely recommend him. P. S. His English is excellent.
Susan ScottUnited States
We were with Augusto for 2 days and loved every minute. He was knowledgeable, on time and his english is excellent.
Charles MillerDallas, TX, United States
We had a very pleasant day with Augusto . Due to the late arrival of our ship he reversed the sequence of our tour and we went up the coastline first. Roca Cape is a great view of the coastline and the local restaurant was a treat of experiencing local food. Sintra is amazing and very crowded but Augusto knew how to get around very easily and still allow us to enjoy the town and the castle. Thanks for a great day and would recommend Augusto for a great day in the Lisbon area.
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��
Ellen SiegelUnited States
Augusto, young, handsome and very knowledgeable. Lots of fun to be around. Thanks for the great drive to Sintra and Estoril. We only wish we could have allowed more time to shop in Sintra! So much to see. Thanks for a lovely day!
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.
Lisa SpitzerUnited States
Thank you Augusto for your kindness, consideration and attention to detail. Augusto was more then five stars. He is the best if you have special needs and interests. Cannot say enough about him. Go no further. He is fantastic. My husband was recovering from a medical issue and Augusto was so attentive and concerned and yet, kept the pace nice and we got alot accomplished. Superior guide
Clark HurlbertUnited States
Please rate him excellent in all categories. He was a delightful and very knowledgeable tour guide that we would highly recommend. We enjoyed spending the day with him and would do it again.
Susan C.United States
We did the Sintra tour and Augusto was great, it was like being with family. He was very knowledgeable and informative and tailored the tour to our interests. It was a great tour and a wonderful day. I highly recommend him.
Augusto is a great tour guide. He took us to Sintra, Cascais and Estioril. His communication skills, Spanish and English, are very good. He is funny, interesting and accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone who travels to Lisbon. Riba
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!!!
Richard N.United States
Augusto is an excellent tour guide and a very safe driver. He provided an intensive one day tour of Lisbon that gave us an insight into the history of Lisbon and we saw the maximum number of sites of Lisbon that may be seen in a single day. He took us to a market that is not usually visited by tourist and has a variety of restaurants. It was the perfect place to have lunch on a day when time is important. This was our second tour with Augusto as our guide and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard Nance, thanks for this review!!! Absolutely rewarding!!! I just received the confirmation for another tour with me next year (2018), thank you for one more booking!!! I will meet you there (no sign this time)!!! :)
Michele SimsUnited States
Augusto was a great guide. He was very professional and knowledgable. It was a very busy day in Sintra and Augusto knew when to be where, how to get there and where to park, so we saw everything without a lot of wasted time. We also loved his recommendation for lunch - great food, organized, got you in and out without feeling rushed! I would recommend Augusto for your next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michele, thank you for your kind words!! A few tricks, easy going travelers equal to a very enjoyable day!!! Happy travels and all the best to you!!!!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Augusto. We packed a lot into our day which made the tour great value. Augusto is very knowledgeable on his local area and delivers the tour in a very relaxed professional manner.
Scott MitchellUnited States
Agusto was very knowledgeable and interesting. He also should w us so me great spots to go back to later. A great start to our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott Mitchell, thanks for the review! After this tour i just hope you feel like one of us! 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!!!!
Marc G.United States
Augusto was a great guide, giving us a wonderful overview of Lisbon. He is both bright and personable demonstrating a deep appreciation of the history and culture of his city. Although our flight from the US arrived 45 minutes early, he had monitored the flight information and was waiting for us at the airport way ahead of our arranged meeting time. The tour he provided was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc Goldberg, thanks for this review, thanks for mentioning the details, "little things mean a lot" is what they say!!! Happy travels!!!
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.
Kalisa KingUnited States
Augusto was very knowledgeable, very engaging and very accommodating. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Augusto! Such a great day for all...ages 15 - 78.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kalisa, thank you so much for these words, you are so kind. I also had a wonderful time. Happy travels! Augusto
A very thorough tour from Augusto. A comfortable ride in his van to visit Sintra, the castles and area. He also knows some "secret" spots that get phenomenal photos of the castle itself. After that we toured local beaches, including Cascais and Estoril. Augusto recommended good places to visit, since he gave us free personal time to walk and wander in Cascais and explore. He is very personable, speaks excellent English, is cool and hip, and very knowledgeable. Thank you Augusto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike Muyal, we couldn't have had a better day! Thanks a lot for the booking! Happy travels!!!
A beautiful tour! 10 points all over! Augusto was a perfect guide! Punctual, organized, kind, flexible for what we wanted to do, in turn suggested and recommended things we could do and we really liked! Also where we could eat typical things! Beaches, city, history, etc. A very comfortable car, impeccable! Wonderful! Super recommendable!!! To know and enjoy this beautiful country and its people
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Estimada Veronica, definitely a great 3 days tour and thanks for your words! Saludos y Happy travels! Augusto
Mark RudyUnited States
Augusto is a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, smart and a very nice young my. We highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thanks for all the good words :) Happy travels, Augusto.
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.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, professional, timely, and interesting guide with a good sense of humour, Augusto is your guide! Augusto took us to a great local restaurant for lunch and kept us on schedule without rushing things. His vehicle was clean and he is an excellent calm safe driver. None of the crazy driving you can sometimes get. We highly recommend Augusto and would hire him again in a minute! Thanks Augusto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike Forman, thank you for your review about the tour, it was an enjoyable day! Happy travels, Augusto.
Audrey KalafUnited States
Michael RajkumarUnited States
Very knowledgeable and considerate. He arranged for electric wheel chair for my daughter and helped her a lot during the trip. Took us to a great place for traditional Portugese lunch. Overall great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, thanks for the review. We all had a great and memorable day, that's the most important. Happy travels, Augusto.
Sue WeiermanUnited States
This was our second day with Augusto and we knew it would be special. He is knowledgeable and passionate with the history, which helped us understand and appreciate the remarkable architecture of Pena Palace. The rest of the day was outstanding as we tasted pastry "pillows," ate an excellent lunch by the sea, and enjoyed the Atlantic coastline. Because Augusto is so caring and the tours are so well done, by the end of two tours, we knew it for certain that he and his tours are magical! Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, just wanted to tell you both the extraordinary days we had and how thankful i am about your words. Magical is a good word! Thank you so much again. Augusto
Sue WeiermanUnited States
By reading the reviews, we knew we had a super tour guide -- and Augusto was indeed wonderful. The tour to Fatima was very special and actually a little emotional for us as we sensed the sweet, sacred setting of the Sanctuary. The Monastery at Batalha was quite beautiful. Lunch in Nazare was splendid, and we especially enjoyed the golden-eyed red snapper! The experiences of the entire day were quite memorable and we thank Augusto for leading us through the perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, yes, we all made it very special. Your kindness is remarkable. Thank you so much. Augusto
Alan MaltzUnited States
an excellent guide-- knowledgeable and flexible his car was comfortable and air conditioning worked well in the 100 deg heat !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, thanks for your words and booking. 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
Madhavi KandulaUnited States
fantastic! so accomodating. picked us up from cruise ship and was able to let us drop off our luggage at the hotel we were staying at. really great trip out to the vineyards and countryside, then a great lunch at a fabulous seafood restaurant on the beach followed by quick vineyard tour. very fun day for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madhavi, thanks for booking this tour and the opportunity to show you some unique Portuguese wines and our lifestyle. I really enjoyed the day! Happy travels for all!!! Augusto.
Vivian MontanoUnited States
Augusto is very passionate about Lisbon , it's people , history and culture . Had a great intro tour to the highlights of the city in a minivan with AC which is a must on a hot day. Very willing to customize as needed and open to any changes along the way. He is also a good driver which you need in a lot of those narrow streets going up and down the hills. We were very glad we were in a car since walking on a hot day would have been a bit too exhausting. Highly recommend !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vivian, great half day tour, learnt so much with you! Thanks for booking. The best to you, Augusto.
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.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
It was like coming back to visit an old friend! We met Augusto when we were in Lisbon last fall, and enjoyed our time so much, we were anxious to see him again. This time we decided to explore south of Lisbon-we tasted some excellent wine and were amazed at how reasonably priced it was! We had the most incredible seafood lunch at a restaurant right on the ocean-the largest clams I've ever seen, swordfish, stone bass and black scabbard. If I could give 10 stars to Augusto I would!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marjorie, coming back again and booking some more of my tours it is already very special too me "as is". That day was super enjoyable and i was happy so see you again. All the best to you! 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
Bonni K.United States
Augusto was fabulous. Pleasant, fun personality. Very knowledgeable. Careful driver too! All of us ( we were 6 adults) were very very pleased and satisfied and we would definitely use him again. Highly rated. We were disappointed that he was already booked for the second day we were in Lisbon. Thanks for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome. I remember this friendly and enjoyable day :) and I did receive the group photo we took in Cascais. The best to you!
Leslie KanieckiUnited States
If Augusto is available, you must book him, seriously he is a 5 star tour guide. Very informative about every site we visited and he was very flexible based on what we want to see and the pace we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie Kaniecki, thanks for your review (looks awesome)!!! If i have the chance to visit Colorado i will let you know!!! Thanks for being so easy going, i enjoyed the day as well!!! Happy travels!!!
Melinda S.United States
Wow! Augusto was fabulous! He replaced our original guide who had to cancel for personal reasons, and followed the trip we had asked for without batting an eyelash! His commentary and ability to answer our nonstop questions was amazing. His knowledge of the history of Sintra was excellent! Thanks for such a memorable trip, Augusto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melinda, really appreciated your amazing words about the tour, i also had a fun day with all of you. I wish you happy travels. Augusto
Augusto was right on time to meet us at the cruise port. Within minutes our group of 6 were in his clean & comfortable car and heading to beautiful Sintra. Augusto was very friendly, had wonderful English and gave us some great information on our destinations. He was also very considerate of some of the parties limitations dropping us off and picking us up right at the door before parking, arranging entry tickets etc making it a very relaxing tour even though we saw and did so much. Fantastic memories!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, thank you for your kind words. It was a enjoyable day and thanks for booking. Kindest regards from Lisbon, 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.
George MezoWindermere, FL, United States
Augusto is a complete professional, from on time departure through professional grade, careful driving of his comfortable, clean car. Good quality commentary while on route and at the sites visited. His English is very good and his knowledge of the various sites and history is extensive. He readily tailored our tour to our preferences (omitted some stops, added others). Well recommended.
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.
John ColemanUnited States
You can't go wrong with him. My wife has trouble walking-he adjusted tour- very knowledgable about area. Highly recommend him
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.
Diana LawsonUnited States
This was our second day with Augusto. This day we focused on the city of Lisbon. Augusto knows all the back roads to get to every landmark within the city. He is a wealth of knowledge and was always ready to take pictures for us. We would use him again anytime and highly recommend him to anyone.
Diana LawsonUnited States
This was he first of two days we spent with Augusto. We went to the Palace of Pena, which was awesome; and then spent time in the city center of Sintra. After a trditional Portugese lunch, we headed for the coastline and the easternmost point of the European continent. August is energetic and enthusiastic and does an outstanding job.
Sarah FlynnUnited States
wonderful day tour with Augusto. We loved seeing all the sights and eating at a charming little restaurant in Nazare
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah Flynn, i am glad you liked it that much and thanks for booking! All the best to you!
Augusto is fun and enjoyable to be with. Had a great time with him. Recommendable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear June, thanks for your kind words. Happy travels, Augusto.
Sanjay AminUnited States
Sanjay AminUnited States
Gus was simply the best we could have asked for. He is quite knowledgeable regarding history and was very kind to share with us. Absolutely flexible in regards to tour itinerary allowing us to see more sites that we were interested in. GO Portugal tonight, Gus! Hope they win tonight's game. Thanks again. Sanjay, Rita and Sarju
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sanjay, thanks for this great review. Yes, the game was BIG, an amazing atmosphere in the stadium and we won the game: Portugal 3-0 Hungry. I mean, as European Champions we performed accordingly. All the best for all.
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
Hazem AkkilaUnited Kingdom
Amazing guy. Very informative and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your words Hazem and all the filming crew, the 3 days we had, the things we achieved were another level! All the best! Please let me know when the movie is ready :)
Hazem AkkilaUnited Kingdom
Raul MaganaUnited States
This was the best tour. I was travelling with my wife and two year old daughter. Augusto quickly arranged a car seat and managed the tour to our liking. Augusto's explanations were great, our conversations of Portugal's history and others were very fruitful. His tour really showed what Portugal is all about, he finds gems in all the places we visited. I would go again and again to Portugal, and always look for Augusto's tour. Truly recommend, we cannot thank him enough for all his attentions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raul, Ana and the little one, thank you very much for your kind words. All the best for all the family. Kindest regards from Lisbon, Augusto
Terence ChuUnited States
Excellent guide. Very professional
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Terence, it was definitely a great morning. Have a nice flight back home, all the best to all of you and thanks for everything. Augusto
Yvette AlbrightUnited States
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.
Richard CastensonUnited States
Augusto stands out because he is personable, warm and able to present a feeling of how the people around Lisbon are living. The tour was well planned with time for wine tasting, photos stops and a wonderful seafood lunch at a charming restaurant facing the ocean. Augusto's talents besides speaking accent free English include an in-depth knowledge of local wines, a passion for good food (he shared his favorite octopus recipe with us) and good photographic skills. We highly recommend Augusto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, this tour was a kind of "clear as a bell, clean as a whistle". All was easy-going, well planned (with you consideration) and getting all the full potencial of a real Portuguese experience. All the best, you know it. Augusto
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.
Richard KerrUnited States
Augusto was prompt and picked us up at our hotel lobby as requested. He speaks excellent English and has a degree in tourism. His knowledge of the city was extensive and we were able to go places that motor coaches could not due to the narrow roads leading to them. In all, it was a most enjoyable day. We saw and learned lot and were able to plan what to do for the remainder of our stay in Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thanks for your comment, "little things mean a lot" that's the same with the little streets. We all had a fun day. Thank you very much and best wishes.
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
Madeline RichChicago, ILLINOIS, United States
Augusto was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and full of information about the area and Portugal in general. The car was perfect for four of us and a walker. We headed up the coast of Portugal. We stopped along the way to see the sites, visit these interesting, old cities, enjoy castles, churches, and beauty of the coastline. He got us quite close to the sites we wanted, even if it meant he had to drop us off, park the car, and come back to meet us. We stopped for a delicious traditional lunch. A real treat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madeline, it was a pleasure, another memorable experience, that's for sure. It was really pleasant meeting you. Thanks for everything. All the best.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
It was wonderful to have an opportunity to visit the area outside Lisbon and Augusto was an amazing guide. During our drive he also shared interesting information about Portuguese history, as well as current affairs in Portugal. The Pena Palace in Sintra is spectacular, and Augusto helped to explain the most important features. We also had a chance to spend time in Cascais, and we all decided we'd love to rent a place there and come back! Great local lunch as well!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marjorie, thanks for your words, it is rewarding. All went well according to the tour goals and we all had a really good time. The best to you. Kindest regards, Augusto
Rod CrowlUnited States
Augusto is an informed and personal guide who makes your trip a pleasure. He knew all the photo sights and where to shoot and even took us to a wonderful taverna for a fantastic lunch. Cascais, Castle Pena and Sintra were fantastic in part to Augusto's skills at getting us in and out of places smoothly. Highly Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rod, thank you so much for your comment about the tour. I will always give my best to provide you the best experience possible. Best wishes from Lisbon, Augusto
The stops along the tour were well thought out with Pena Palace as an amazing star. We are used to independent travel but it would have been impossible to duplicate this on our own. Our guide, Augusto, made this possible with his knowledge of the history and the area. When the traffic backed up he could get us around on the back roads, picked the best place for lunch and even laughed at my dad's bad jokes. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Valerie, that day it was something, the conversations, the mood, the jokes, overall enjoyable. I think I have learnt the real English that day with with your dad. Absolutely memorable. Thanks for everything and all the best to you!
James R.United States
This was a wonderful and informative tour of some of the towns outside of Lisbon as well as the coastline in the area. Augusto is a most knowledgeable and pleasant guide. Itinerary was just as stated and he got us into the palace to avoid the crowds which gathered later in the day. Augusto's tour is highly recommended for those wishing to experience some of the countryside beyond Lisbon itself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, we just achieved our goals in a really pleasant way, we all made this possible. Thanks for everything and the great day we had. The best to you and my kind regards, Augusto
We were delighted to meet Augusto our tour guide. We couldn't have done the trip to Sintra without him. It was a fantastic day, and a truly excellent tour. Five starts +!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nataliya, you are so kind I am so thankful for your words. The best for all the family! Kindest regards, Augusto
Eric TaylorWest Grove, PA, United States
A great way to start our visit to Lisbon after an over night flight from the US. Nicely paced, covering highlights of the city, including a stop at the Pastry shop in Belem. Augusto has a great knowledge of the city and its history, and also gave us some good restaurant recommendations. Augusto gave us enough confidence to spend an unstructured day by ourselves, to include using the subway, to explore some of the sights he highlighted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Eric, thank you very much for your words. It was a pleasant day with you. After a Lisbon Tour with me you are ready to enjoy the city as a real local, that's the real goal and I am very glad that you felt confident, It is very rewarding. Thanks again and all the best to you.
Lauren SachsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Definitely three great and memorable days with you! Best wishes from Portugal. Kindest regards, Augusto
Lauren SachsUnited States
Augusto is absolutely amazing! We couldn't have done this trip without him. He made everything so easy and enjoyable. He is so knowledgable about Portugal and you can feel his passion for his country. We had a fantastic few days with him! He is also a great driver!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lauren, your words are simply rewarding, thank you very much for everything once again. Kindest regards, Augusto
Lauren SachsUnited States
Augusto is absolutely amazing! My husband and I visited Lisbon for our 10th anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Augusto is so knowledgeable and so lovely to be around. Plus-he is a great photographer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lauren, it was really great spending the days with both of you. Wish you all the best.
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
We had a wonderful time visiting Lisbon and region with Augusto. Being a big group of 12 adults, Augusto has been very efficient and flexible during our 4 days to balance the visits and break periods. Augusto will take you to the must see places, but also remotely visiting villages or persons who represents the traditional heart of Portugal. Augusto has also never counted his hours and was always smiling and very friendly with all of us. Lisbon was wonderful and with Augusto it was exceptional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frederic, thank you so much for your words, this is very rewarding for me. I really want to show all my travelers the must places, main attractions and also "behind the scenes", that's the only way to get the real feel of our Culture. I wish you all the best to all of you and thanks again. Kindest regards, Augusto
Lynn BellUnited States
Augusto is an awesome guide/driver...very personable, extremely responsive to requests, and familiar with fantastic off-the-beaten path restaurants and sites that you wouldn't see on other tours. We felt very safe with him behind the wheel in his clean and comfortable van. You won't go wrong with Augusto!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn Bell, thank you so much for your kind words. We had two great days! Kindest regards, Augusto
We had a great day touring Sintra with Augusto our private local tour guide. The vehicle was comfortable and he was a very good driver. We were able to customize our tour to cover the sights we were interested in and with a little extra as per his advise. We would highly recommend Augusto as a tour guid, he is very knowledgeable about Portugal and it's history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ana Kidd, it was great having all of you on this day, the places you selected made our day special. Thanks for everything. Kindest regards, Augusto
Jackie PradkoUnited States
Augusto is a fabulous guide! We visited four towns with him. His pleasant style made you feel like you were touring with an old friend yet his knowledge of the areas taught us so much and let us know that he is a true professional. He was always flexible if we wanted to look in a store or take a few more photos. The seafood restaurant in Nazare was wonderful. Our trip to Portugual was definitely much enhanced because of our time with Augusto. I will definitely use him again. He is highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jackie, thank you very much for your words, very kind! As you know I am always ready for the next tour. Kindest regards, Augusto
Maureen McHughUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maureen, this was a great day and I also hope to see you again. The best to you. Kindest regards, Augusto
Ty E.United States
Augusto is an pro as a tour guide. He was prompt and his vehicle was perfectly clean. We had an absolutely fabulous day visiting Sintra, Pena Palace. He is very knowledgeable and fun to be with. You never feel rushed and his demeanor helps you to enjoy your trip. At the end of the day we had seen so much yet felt it was at a great pace. He has a very thorough knowledge of not just Lisbon, but all of Portugal. Very impressive young man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: During this 2 days tour, you cannot even imagine how much I learnt with you, It was my pleasure and wish you all the best, you deserve it! I wish we would have more time and hope to see you in the future! Kindest regards, Augusto
Jerilyn BroadfootUnited States
We were looking for an ALTERNATIVE EXPERIENCE in Portugal and Augusto knew exactly what we wanted! He was PROMPT, very intuitive of our personalities, our needs and wants as extensive travelers, informative about the history of Portugal and professional in a friendly way. He knew when to give us our 'space'.... dropped us off at must do or eat sites and let us have an hour of alone time. He has an eye for perfect photo spots capturing the essence of Portugal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jerilyn, It was my pleasure doing all things you were looking for. I am just glad with your words and wish you the best. Kindest regards, Augusto
Monica Renee HozdicUnited States
Incredible tour - would not have been near the same if we had done on our own. Gus was a perfect guide and definitely recommend him!! An absloute must!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed. Thanks again. Best wishes from Lisbon.
Monica Renee HozdicUnited States
Absolutely loved our tour with Gus!! We spent 2 and 1/2 days on different tours with Gus, and it was amazing! Definitley helped make the most of our time while in Lisbon. Very knowledgable and hope to visit again soon - of course with Gus as our guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It will be my pleasure. I already told you that a couple of times at least. The best to all of you.
Monica Renee HozdicUnited States
We had a great experience with Gus! He took us to see all the great sites in Lisbon and recommended great local cuisine. He speaks very good English and is well informed on the histoty and culture of Lisbon - giving is a a full experience. Excellent and definitley recommend a tour with Gus!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very kind your words and it was fun. I just hope to see you all in the future. Thanks for everything.
Carolyn JeffersUnited States
Augusto was right on time picking us up at our hotel. His car is very nice and he is an excellent driver. In Sintra he drove us around the very small city streets. We really enjoyed that. I wanted to see the step well at Quinta da Regaleira so we went there first. We parked and walked down arriving just before it opened. We also went to Monserrate. Both were amazing. Augusto went at our pace, explained everything well, and his English was perfect. We enjoyed the day. He is an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day and thanks again for your kind words. The best to you both. Regards, Augusto
Agusto arranged our tour exactly as requested. He arrived at the appointed time and we discussed all of his plans. He was very knowledgeable, a safe driver and had a clean, comfortable car. We all enjoyed our day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was my pleasure customizing this tour, you made it perfect. Thanks for the review and wish the best to all of you.
Scott GreenbergUnited States
Augusto was very knowledgeable, entertaining and flexible. He was a very safe driver. Our entire group absolutely loved his enthusiasm, charm and love of all things Portugal. It was like having a relative take us around the country. I highly recommend Augusto! Five Stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We all made this 3 days tour memorable. Thank you.
Dorothy PrenglerUnited States
This tour was fantastic. Gus was very informative. Knew alot about everything. Took us to places we never would have found by ourselves. Very nice person and make sure we understood everything. He did not rush us in and out of places.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are really nice, we just had fun and great memories I remember this tour from the start to the end. Very enjoyable. The best to you.
Gary ShepherdUnited States
Augusto is an EXCELLENT guide who really knows Portugal well, takes a great interest in his guests, and gives a great tour. You definitely will not be disappointed! A+++ in every respect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasant and fun today's tour. Thanks again for everything. 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
Michael BilichUnited States
Augusto was waiting for us and off we went on a fantastic tour. Great historical discussion while visiting many architectual sites across the city. Augusto was welcoming, courteous, kind, and most of all fun. A memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Sheila, Thank you so much for that amazing day, it was fabulous. All the best and kind regards from Lisbon. Augusto
Cheryll MoreyUnited States
Augusto was great! He arrived early which was appreciated. He was very pleasant and all 4 of us enjoyed his sense of humor. His knowledge of the area was excellent and he was good at being attentive to make sure each of us heard him. His vehicle was comfortable and he was a very good driver. Our lunch at a very small restaurant in Nazare was delicious and we enjoyed meeting owner and his wife. Excellent day - even though we had some rain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryll Morey, Thank you very much for your review. It was a great day with very nice and very pleasant people. See you next time. Kind regards, Augusto