Linda M.United States
Gary KatzUnited States
Mary Beth PoggiUnited States
We very much enjoyed our recent tour. The tour was extremely well planned. Paulo was friendly, informative, interesting and connected well with us. He was sensitive to what we found to be of interest, and focused well on that - our side trip to Evoramonte is a good example; much appreciated! Thank you very much - we would definitely engage Paulo again, or recommend.
Martin McMenigallUnited Kingdom
Paulo is a guide with a great delight in sharing his love of his country and its history with visitors. We had a wonderful tour with him and would recommend any visitor to Portugal to book him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure showing you Lisbon and adapting the tour to your needs. After all this is what private tours are about. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Robert ZobelHillsboro Beach, FL, United States
Lois A EbinUnited States
Paulo hosted us on a 2-day tour from Lisbon to Evora and Monsaraz and then drove us on to Seville. He provided very helpful advice before the trip about the itinerary which included the important sites but also some more out-of-the -way locations of particular interest to us. His extensive knowledge and enthusiasm about his country made our trip memorable. He did an excellent job of customizing a 2-day tour for us. We highly recommend him as a guide.
Lois A EbinUnited States
Paulo did an excellent job organizing a 3-day custom tour of northern Portugal for us that included all of the sites that we wanted to see and a number of off the beaten path locations. His knowledge about Portuguese history and culture and his enthusiasm about his country made our tour with him memorable. We appreciated his flexibility when we wanted to make adjustments to the itinerary or add a stop en route. He was an excellent and knowledgeable guide.
Singer Rosely WBrazil
Great guide! We just loved!
Louise TrappUnited States
Paulo is an absolutely fantastic guide! I recommend him without hesitation! He is extremely knowledgeable and so enjoyable.
Dennis BurkeUnited States
Olga FernandezUnited States
Our tour to Sintra, Cascais and Cabo do Roca was wonderful, not only the views were spectacular but our guide, Paulo , was outstanding in all aspects. He was informative, knowledgeable, and accommodating to all our needs. We highly recommend this tour given by Paulo to everyone, it has been the highlight of our three week vacation!!
Barbara S.madrid, Spain
Paola was very informative, helpful, and understanding of our needs and preferences. This was our second tour with him (the other with another couple under their name). I always felt he gave us enough time to see everything- not feeling rushed as in other tours. He was able to answer all of our questions about history, religious aspects, etc.
Chih Ching LinTaiwan
We are from Taiwan and highly recommend Mr. Paulo . He is very friendly and pro for guiding us to Torma and Fatima. It's amazing to go with him and he arranges everything perfectly. If you are interested in culture, architecture and life in Portugal. Trust me, please to contact with Mr. Paulo C. He will try to reach your expectation. Doris with friends in October,2017.
Robert JohnsonUnited States
Paulo is amazing. He knows Lisbon and Portugal extremely well. Tour was worth every penny and hope to come back. Paulo is a wealth of information. No question went unanswered. Highly recommended.
Patricia RobbinUnited States
Debbie GreenbergUnited States
Paulo was an outstanding tour guide. He was prompt and very generous with his time. He gave us a fabulous tour around Sintra and the coastline of Portugal. He took us to the most gorgeous places and was very knowledgeable about all things Portugal. Very memorable day!
Tomasz GrabczakUnited States
Superbly professional and knowledgeable. Pleasure to work with. Extremely helpful and welcoming.
Ben SolnitUnited States
Paulo was organized and knowledgeable. He included both obvious and lesser known points of interest, which was great. His tour could even be better if he was more responsive to questions. His car was very comfortable, and he knew his way around the area impeccably.
Enjoyed the tour! The fish market with the kids was a nice touch!
Pablo is an excellent guide. His knowledge of Lisbon, but more importantly Portugal is extensive. Paulo allowed us to enjoy a day which included all aspects of life in Lisbon, Sintra and surrounding areas. Paulo took us to the best viewing areas and explained the history of what we were seeing. The vehicle was spacious and clean. His english was good and easy to understand. Paulo further re-enforced our reason for where possible hiring TourByLocals. Gary Loudon.
Jody AldermanUnited States
Paul is extremely knowledgeable about Lisbon, Fatima and Portugal in general. We enjoyed the ride to Fatima and all of the "inside" information he knows about Fatima from his grandparents.
Robyn WeinbergUnited States
Paulo was a delight. Knowledgeable, personable and easy to understand. We really felt like we came away from Lisbon knowing the history both past and present and having seen a great deal of what the locals see as well as the important tourist attractions. We are convinced Tours by Locals is the way to go on future trips.
Karyn BurnettUnited States
What a perfect day! Paulo is both very professional and approachable. My four children and I truly enjoyed every stop on the tour and each recommendation Paulo made. We loved how he brought historical details life and had an interesting answer to the many, many questions we asked. My kids range on age from 9 to 17 and everyone gave the day two-thumbs-up.
Charlotte CravenUnited States
This was a good tour. Paolo was happy to adjust the standard tour to accommodate where we wanted to go. We highly recommend Paolo, not just for his flexibility, knowledge and good English, but because of his personal concern. My husband became very ill in Lisbon the day before this tour; upon reaching Porto, we dropped our bags, then Paolo took us to an Urgent Care Center and even wrote out instructions for a cab driver to return us to our Porto base. We were amazed by his concern for our well-being.
Michael UrbanekUnited States
Paulo was a fountain of local knowledge and historical facts that made our day with him memorable. He shared his own personal favorite restaurant with us and it was outstanding. We enjoyed our time in Lisbon, but his personal care and concentration on our enjoyment was above and beyond. TEN stars, Paulo! Thank you!
Off the beaten tack: tour of Queluz, Mafra and Atlantic coast with Paulo. We very much enjoyed the tour: a fantastic idea to visit the magnificent palaces where not too many other people go! The tour was meticulously organized, and Paulo provided highly competent and enthusiastic narrative, full of information and excellently presented. This tour is a must for anyone coming to Lisbon!
Paulo is awesome! He know everything in depth. Enjoy his tour and never regret.
Tom H.United States
Paulo is an informative and delightfully personable guide. Excellent tour. Thanks Paulo!
Richard LeeUnited States
The best guide we have ever had on any tour. Walking encyclopedic knowledge of Portugal from historical, economic cultural to current events and statistics. Ride was very comfortable for 6. Ample time to do some things on our own. Easy to talk to, did not mind us asking questions. Whole family would love to comeback and have Paulo guide us thru another part of Portugal. Absolutely recommend without reservations. Only tour guide anyone needs for Portugal!!
Dorothy HoemannUnited States
Paulo is one of the best guides we have had. I would very highly recommend him.
Jonathan HymanSimpsonville, SC, United States
Victor BloomfieldUnited States
Paulo was our guide on a private tour of Obidos, Batalha, and Tomar in northwestern Portugal. He was very good: very knowledgeable, attentive, articulate (excellent English), experienced, thoughtful, pleasant. We've had some excellent guides on our many travels, and Paulo is among the best.
Joan TuttleUnited States
Paulo was the best tour guide we have ever experienced. His English is impeccable. He is extremely informative and very adaptable to our interests and needs. I would highly recommend Paulo to anyone visiting Lisbon.
Roy MealsUnited States
Paul was awesome. He had thought of everything to make the day enjoyable and educational. He was full of facts and interesting stories, not only about the sites we were seeing but also about the countryside through which we were passing, and Portuguese history, culture, and politics. He is an excellent ambassador for Portugal. We recommend him highly.
Amy DunckelmannUnited States
Wonderful historian and sense of national pride. I got great sense of a country, city and history all in one day. Thanks!
Roy MealsUnited States
Paul is an excellent tour guide. He is fully knowledgeable of Portuguese history, geography, culture, economics, politics, food/wine and enjoys sharing his knowledge and pride of country with us. His attention to detail regarding logistics is superb. We could not have had a better day--educational and relaxing. We have a new friend! We recommend him highly.
Judi KusikUnited States
Michael BarnettUnited Kingdom
David BaumUnited States
Paulo was a wonderful guide. Our night tour of Lisbon was worth staying up for as we enjoyed the chance to see many sites lit up splendidly I luding sites we had visited during the daytime. What a fresh and gorgeous perspective. Paulo was also wonderful as he pointed out things to see which otherwise we would have never noted or known to exist. Highly recommended!
Michael BarnettUnited Kingdom
Nina WarshawUnited States
Paulo was an amazing tour guide. He showed us the city of Evora and Lisbon with such knowledge. He gave us a great understanding of the region and we learned a lot about the culture and history of the city. He made our trip very interesting and special. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to see this wonderful city.
Elizabeth MacadamUnited States
Paulo was the most informative guide I have encountered in years of travel. He regulated the trip to our group and gave us more information than we will probably retain, but we enjoyed every moment. His sense of humor was great.
Paulo was just superb. He was informative, entertaining, offered us options for the day and just made this a wonderful experience. He checked ahead to see what wait times would be and recommended alternatives. He had water and made lunch suggestions. He bought us a "cherry in chocolate drink" as we strolled through Obidos. This was our best experience. I highly recommend the tour and particularly the guide Paulo. If I could give more stars I would.
Raymond SacramoneUnited States
Kathleen DenisUnited States
This was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Paulo was a knowledgeable and thoughtful guide and gave a a great introduction to Lisbon.
Carol CharlesUnited States
Paulo was a Great guide. Warm and friendly. Punctual. Intelligent. Accommodating. Clean comfortable vehicle, excellent driver. Site selections and time we were able to spend was well planned. Our first time with tours by locals and we will use it again.
Patricia HintonUnited States
Paolo is an experienced and knowledgeable guide who we would highly recommend. He took us to some well-known sites as well as some not often visited by tourists. He was also flexible, modifying his schedule to give us more time where we asked. He provided a great intro of Lisbon to help us get oriented early in our visit. Would also be great if you just have one day in Lisbon.
Theodore David BeecherCanada
This is the best tour ever given.that says it all.Paolo was terrific.
Paulo gave us a wonderful overview of Lisbon, taking into account what we had already done and being very attentive to the needs of the physical limitations of our group. Yet again our experience with ToursByLocals was enjoyable and money well spent.
Petra KuehnUnited States
Our private tour of Sintra, Cabo de Roca, and Cascais with Paulo was absolutely fantastic! Paulo was so knowledgeable of the entire area and provided so much information to us. Our tour lasted all day but went by so quickly. If anyone is visiting Lisbon and is thinking about visiting areas outside of the city, Tours by Locals and specifically Paulo come highly recommend from our group of six. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Sabina
Dennis YoungUnited Kingdom
Paulo was ready and waiting when we disembarked The vehicle was clean and comfortable. Paulo was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country. We arrived at the airport at the end of our tour at the agreed time for our flight
Randall NishimiUnited States
Excellent guide . Very knowledgable. Added a lot of interesting information about the sights as well as Portugal. Very helpful and caring, a true professional.
Brenda GarganoUnited States
Paulo was a fabulous guide. He was very enthusiastic and most knowledgable. Our party of four enjoyed our time with him immensely. Thanks Paulo! Regards, Brenda and Greg
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Phenomenal - Paulo C - goes far beyond that of a tour guide - extremely knowledgeable about Lisbon, Sinta, castles, palaces - etc. if you don't book him YOU are making a big mistake!! I use TBLs almost exclusively and haven't had a bad your yet!
Jackie PradkoUnited States
We had a great day seeing Lisbon with Paulo. He had a fantastic knowledge of this beautiful city and so many other things. It was a great day of touring and we appreciated seeing things that we would have missed without a private guide. I would recommend Paulo to anyone looking for an excellent guide. Although we used Paulo to show us Lisbon, I would trust that he can guide most places in Portugual as he has lived in so many areas and been a guide for 28 years.
Dorothy LandwaardUnited States
Paolo was an excellent guide on our Lisbon visit. He brought his city to life for us with his expertise of the history of the city and region and we can recommend him very highly. We would definitely contact him when we return to Lisbon.
Anne AndersonUnited States
Paulo's historical knowledge, wise guidance in giving us necessary information to help us make the most of our day, and joyful attitude made him an exceptional person to be around. Thank you so much Paulo from the folks from Montana.
Richard HochhauserUnited States
Efficient experienced flexible caring
Barry ShapiroUnited States
Paulo is a superbly gifted tour guide who made our visit to Lisbon very special. We would never have been able to see so much in such a short period of time without him. He is extremely knowledgeable, speaks excellent English and was very kind to us, making sure that we enjoyed our visit, right down to introducing us to the best custard pastries in the city. We cannot recommend Paulo more highly. You can book his services knowing that you are going to be in the hands of a true professional.
Judi NadelUnited States
I can't say enough good things about Paulo. He was quick to respond to any inquiry prior to our tour. We listened to his advice; he certainly steered us right. His driving in and out of Lisbon was very good. His knowledge was excellent! He was pleasant, easy going and very flexible. We saw so much on our tour that we never would have been able to do on our own! We loved Lisbon, but this tour made it extra special!
Tom RadiUnited States
Paulo was an excellent guide. Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to our wishes. I would recommend him without hesitation. The tour itself was well organized to provide a good overview of the Portugal hill country.
Ron ClarkUnited States
Paulo knows Lisbon. He did a tour of the city using his car which is very necessary. Lisbon is not a great walking city to see the important sites. He is very knowledgable about the history of Lisbon and Portugal. Great personality and a real pleasure to be with. We would use him again.
Robert CampbellUnited States
Having Paulo as a guide was like having your brother assuring you a great day.his thoughtful kindness was appreciated.We added on a visit to Obidos for a reasonable add on.We were directed to a very good restruant for a great meal.first time with Tours by Locals,a first class act!
Jon DickinsonUnited States
Paulo was superior in every way! From his vehicle to his knowledge on so many times, we felt very well taken care of. He made sure that we had the tour that we wanted and he customized it perfectly. We learned so much about his beautiful country and want to return to see and enjoy more. Thanks for giving us one of our favorite days of our trip!
Denny WrightUnited States
This was the second of three days we had with Paulo and he, again, exceeded our expectations. He switched days around because of weather and it worked. Got to Tomar early ahead of big tour groups. A wonderful site. Paulo even made sure that we got the senior rate. We were early so Paulo even stopped by Fatima to allow us to see that site. Then on to Sintra and even were able to stop and see the westernmost point of land in Europe.
Denny WrightUnited States
A nice little town with food shopping. Paulo helped make it come alive with his knowledge. His commentary along the route was especially enlightening. Thanks for a wonderful three days.
Denny WrightUnited States
The day we arrived in Lisbon was not great, it was raining and we were supposed to do a walking tour! But Paulo Daveed the day and had rearranged the day to fit the weather. Got a great overview of Lisbon including walking between showers.
John PierceUnited States
Excellent in every respect. Intelligent, friendly, well informed. A very pleasant experience.
John PierceUnited States
Excellent in every respect. We can not recommend more highly.
Rosanne SharpeUnited States
Paulo is an excellent guide. He is extremely knowledgeable as well as an excellent driver. He drove the six of us ( ( three couples ) for an entire day. He was punctual and spoke excellent English. I highly recommend him, you won't be disappointed! So glad we booked him instead of the cruise ship's tour. We saw so much more and learned so much about Portugal. And, he will get you back to the ship before departure time.
An excellent Lisbon tour with Paulo C. He was punctual, polite and had a vast knowledge in all the subjects we were interested in. It shows that he truly likes his profession with 28 years of experience. We felt we were in good hands and safe while driving around the tiny streets in Lisbon and totally recommend this 4-hour tour with Paulo. Advice: book early, he is very popular.
Deno BarrogaUnited States
Paulo is excellent. He was very patient and kind and took me to see so many different rooftop views of the beautiful city of Lisbon. He took me to a beautiful monastery and I really enjoyed the tour. I would highly recommend Paulo for a tour because he is excellent.
Stuart H.United Kingdom
Another fantastic tour. We did everything we asked for. Paulo was helpful and friendly and efficient. The sights were incredible and we have Paulo to thank for finding them for us far away from the usual tourist trails. The organisation was first class, transport comfortable. It is a shame the ship didn't stay longer. Thank you, Paulo.
Cynthia W.United States
We had a very informative and fun day with Paulo around Sintra and the coast. We arrived at Pena Palace with tickets in hand just before it opened for the day. We were able to tour the Palace without hordes of other visitors. Paulo had great information about the Palace that he shared with us as we walked around the Palace. We were able to customize the day's itinerary and saw much more of the coast than we would have been able to on our own. We definitely enjoyed our day with Paulo!
Katharine HansonUnited States
Paulo was a pleasure to travel with: great personality,quickly learned what kind of touring and sights interested us the most, creative thinking about how to get the best out of our days in Sintra and surrounds, impressive knowledge of the cultural and historical background of all the sites we visited, chose good eating places and he knows wine. Always on time.Showed us special photo spots. We highly recommend him as a guide, and would engage him for touring other parts of Portugal.
Lisa FrankUnited States
We had Paulo as our guide, he was very professional and personable! We really felt the experience with him. Very interesting and enjoyable! I will recommend both Paulo and the Fatima tour to anyone visiting Lisbon etc! Thanks again Paulo, the Franks...
Artie TepperUnited States
The tour given by Paulo was the final one of our trip for our group of 4 and it was OUTSTANDING! We are so happy that we chose this great tour - it was incredibly scenic and informative. Paulo made the day a perfect 10 - he was extremely personable, enthusiastic, very knowledgab;e and thorough in his tour. He was accommodating to our wishes and deviated the tour to give us the best sights and anticipating our needs (good bakeries). We highly recommend him with no reservations!
Jeffrey WeislederCosta Rica
Very knowledgable we had a wonderful time. Hope to see you in the future
Vicki D.United States
We had a great time seeing Lisbon with Paulo. Saw some interesting places around the city center. Wish we had scheduled enough time for St. George's Castle though. Make sure you tell him that you want it included in the tour.
Susan WalshUnited States
Wonderful look at Lisbon. Lots of fun and learned a lot.
Zita BilogUnited States
If I can give MORE than EXCELLENT, we will!!!! Paulo is a GREAT tourguide. Our day tour to Fatima and city of Lisbon was very thorough and maximized given the very limited time we had as we had to be back to our cruise ship before 4:30pm. He was very professional and polite, and very knowledgeable of Lisbon. His great command of the English language as well helped as understand everything, and made it convenient for us as well dropping us off at the important attractions - Highly Recommended!!!!
We had heard of Evora but as new visitors to Portugal we were not familiar with Alentejo region. We are very happy to have made this tour with the knowledgeable and friendly Paolo. The drive is beautiful and passed quickly with conversation about the villages, wine-making and local industry and history. It is well worth making the trip to see Evora and the countryside and we enjoyed learning more about Portugal with Paolo.
James GarrenUnited States
I just got off the phone with my clients and they had nothing but raves about Paulo. His intuition saved them from being trapped under a tree due to bad weather on the trip. They give him the highest marks!
Highly recommend this tour. Lisbon is beautifully lit at night and the traffic is light, a perfect combo for a new visitor hoping to get an overview of the city. Paolo speaks excellent English and is a knowledgeable guide.
Thomas H.United States
Paulo must be be one the best organized guides we have had the pleasure of being with. In short, he showed us everything we wanted to visit; and we avoided other tours & tourists at every location! If you are visiting Lisbon or the surrounds, Paulo experience makes all the difference. Could not recommend him more highly ... a truly fantastic guide. George & Diana Shirling, Australia
Jim DelGiudiceUnited States
Our tour with Paulo was the best! He is fantastic. He provided us with information we had not received on our previous tours to Fatima a couple of years ago. Very knowledgeable, very courteous, very personable. By the end of the tour it felt like we had known him for years. Five stars out of five. I would go even higher if I could!
Michael McCombUnited States
We were tremendously impressed by Paulo's knowledge of Portugal's history, geography, flora, and fauna. He was able to convey this to us in a most comfortable manner. At first we joked about it being an educational class, but later we acknowledged it as a full course in Portugal's role in the world, both past and present. Paulo gave us very appropriate amounts of time to spend on our own, while always being in the vicinity if needed. Be sure to clearly agree on the number of participants on the tour.
John BolesUnited States
We had a great time with Paulo. He showed us many places not often seen by tourists. We learned a lot about Lisbon and its people.
John BolesUnited States
Paulo is an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable and was willing to modify the tour to fit our needs and interests.
Roger FreidlineMidland, TX, United States
What a great day in Lisbon thanks to Paulo's knowledge and experience as a guide. The Wifi in the car was very nice. I really appreciate that he has worked out the best routes and itinerary so that our limited time in Lisbon was well spent. I highly recommend Paulo for a great tour of Lisbon!
Michael FineUnited States
Paulo is a wonderful and experienced guide who can share not only the all the important sites of Evora and their history but also the lesser ones that help you more fully experience the city. Paulo is a wealth of knowledge and you leave Evora feeling you understand at least some of its long and important history.
Vincent NaccaratoUnited States
Paolo was an excellent guide for our private, day-long tour of the region around Sintra and Cabo da Roco. His knowledge was outstanding and he was excellent at coordinating the day based on our stated desires (he knew where to stop to pick up tickets for the Pena palace before arriving at the palace thus avoiding lines and being behind large tour buses). We recommend Paolo without hesitation. You will learn a lot from him and will be well attended to during your visit.
Robert StovallUnited States
Paulo guided our 5-hr tour of Lisbon & "Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais". B/c all our ToursByLocals guides have been great, it is difficult to declare any as best, but Paulo is that guide. He is very knowledgeable about arts, history, botany, landscape & people, geography, geology, economy, gastronomy & wines, etc., & he navigates narrow roads with skill & aplomb. His certifications clearly set him apart. He is personable & speaks very fluent English. If available, book him. It's as simple & clear as that.
Stephanie AldemirMission Viejo, CALIFORNIA, United States
My daughter, her boyfriend, and I had a 24 hour layover in Lisbon, and wanted to make the most of it. Paulo picked us up in his clean, comfortable car. We went straight to Sintra, then on to Lisbon, where he showed us everything possible in our 7 hour trip, while explaining the history and many other interesting details. He was professional, friendly, and simply top-notch at all times. I highly recommend Paulo if you want to get to know Portugal, its history, & its people. Great guide & great guy!
Virginia ForbesTrinidad and Tobago
I booked Paulo way in advance and I am so glad I did. It was a pleasure and an honor to spend a day with someone who has a wealth of knowledge about the history of his country. He is fun and easy going to be with. Thank you Paulo for an unforgettable day!
Steve HouckUnited States
Paulo was very professional, knowledgable, and enthusiastic! Would highly recommend him!
Tommei TongHong Kong
A wonderful trip! Paulo is an excellent guide, knowledgeable and thoughtful. He went beyond expectations to ensure we had a memorable day. He arrived early at our meeting place to ensure he could find a parking place. His commentary en route introduced us to Portugal beyond the tourist sites. The marble quarry was fascinating. Also, he made an extra stop en route at a cork farm. We highly recommend Paulo and this particular trip. It greatly broadened our understanding of Portugal.
Aleksandar CirilovicAuckland, 0620, New Zealand
Paulo has given us a thorough and honest insight into everything that is authentic and unique about Lisbon. We loved the hidden gems he has shown us, stories he shared and places where tourists rarely go. Sean is very personable and knowledgable. We have learned a great deal about Lisbon's history. Paulo has shown us glimpses of Portugese way of life. Paulo has given us great advice and suggestions for the rest of our stay in Lisbon. This was a well planned tour and a great introduction to Lisbon.
Keith B.Sandy, UTAH, United States
Paulo was very knowledgeable and made our time in Coimbra interesting, educational and fun. He is punctual and articulate in English. Visiting various rooms at the University was especially interesting.
Carol SobelUnited States
Paulo was wonderful. My husband has mobility problems and he was so helpful. He planned a terrific day. It was the highlight of our trip. We would highly recommend Paulol.
Marc AtkinsonUnited States
Paulo is probably one of the best tour guides we have ever had. He is knowledgeable, loves his city, and that comes across in everything he tells you. His style is smooth and perfect for people that want to get the most of the all this amazing city has to offer. NO KIDDING--BOOK WITH PAULO.
Sarah KirtlandUnited States
Cindy PasternakUnited States
Personable and knowledgeable guide.
If you want to see other things then the usual take this tour.Paolo is able to give you a great tour around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Coby. Thank you for your kind review. Regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Jill FriedmanUnited States
Paolo has our vote! Knowledgeable, friendly and proactively sensible, he took us to the far western points Cascais and Sintra, Pena Palace and the stunning landscape along the way. He was able to guide us to delicious restaurants, fine tea house, and ,made the palace come alive. We will be back to see more of Portugal with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. You will always have here an open door... Kind regards Paulo C.
Robert MitchellUnited States
Paulo was just what we desired in a guide: smart, deeply knowledgeable, easy to talk to and able to change the itinerary at any moment to accommodate our desires or unexpected logistical problems. The result was a great introduction to Lisbon and some good advice about what to do on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Mitchell This was a very kind review. Regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Lilian SafarCorona, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Safar Thank you for your reviews. Kind regards Paulo C.
Lilian SafarCorona, CA, United States
Lilian SafarCorona, CA, United States
Debbie KalinerUnited States
Paulo was very knowledgeable and easy going. Touring with him was delightful.. Have gone on lots of private tours. This was one of the best!
Ghia Jun SawMalaysia
We had a great day trip with Paulo to Sintra. He is highly recommended with great experience, knowledge and patience throughout our trip, if we return to Portugal will definitely reserve a tour with Paulo again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Saw Thank you for your kind review. Kind regards Paulo C.
We had a wonderful tour. Paulo was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We loved Sintra. There is so much to visit that it is hard to do it all in one day. We chose to visit the Pena Palace which was a very good choice. After a tour to the palace we visited the small town of Sintra and wandered the narrow streets. From there we visited the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca. We passed by the beaches and wild dunes and then drove to Cascais. The scenery is beautiful. A highly recommended tour.
Angie PerezUnited States
Paulo is one the best tour guide we've had. It's a pleasure having him as our tour guide because he is very professional, knowledgable, and articulate. We are also impressed with how much information he knows about the Fatima and Lisbon history. He is very accommodating and patience during our tour. My group wishes to expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation to Paulo's hospitality during our tour. Great tour guide!!!
Nancy EubelUnited States
This was a wonderful tour. Paulo was most accommodating to our requests, including reversing the tour. He was also very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and the history of Portugal. My friends and I would do this again given the opportunity. Thank you, Paulo.
Terri TrewUnited States
Paulo was very kind. He was concerned about what we wanted to see and tailored the tour to us. He was historically very knowledgeable. He toured us around Sintra and the surrounding areas. He was a great driver and gave us tips so that we wouldn't hit large crowds. He was pleasant to be with and I could not recommend him highly enough. We chose him because of his high ratings and I'm more than happy to add to that.
Violet McClaughryUnited States
Our private tour with Paulo was a highlight of our vacation and a great way to end our trip. He was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal and the towns and monuments we visited. He made the visits interesting and exciting. He also drove us through the countryside so we could get the flavor of life in rural towns. He spoke of the gardens and crops, talked about the eucalyptus and stopped to show us the resin pots on the pine trees. Thanks for the great memories!!
Douglas GueretteUnited States
Paulo was very knowledgeable, knew all parts of the city, and was willing to go off the beaten path to make our tour experience exceptional. His facility with English is very good. We enjoyed his company, and would definitely recommend him to anyone.n
Carole N.United States
Paulo was perfect with our group of four senior travelers. He was very flexible with his schedule and adapted his speed to our needs. His knowledge of Sintra and the sites made it come alive.Thanks for a great tour.
Our third and last day-tour with Paulo. Again a most enjoyable tour with an excellent guide, who's 'fluently Engish'-mention on the website is 100% correct (while some guides on some websites claim to speak fluently English, but have a vocabulary of 200 words and hilarious grammar, even for us, non-native speakers), which makes that his comments have lots of nuances that keep away from generalisations, sharp critisism, ... We sadly said good-bye to this splendid guide and recommend him warmly to all !
Our second tour with Paulo and absolutely a veeery good tour too. Met all the expectations: good pace but enough time to see and experience things, room for adaptation of the program if necessary or recommendable, wonderful places expertly commented by an excellent and proud guide on architecture as well as religion and history and fauna, good genuine Portuguese restaurant recommended for lunch, this guide is a real credit to ToursbyLocals ! Many thanks fromthe six of us.
Our first trip (out of three) with Paulo was a direct 'spot on' hit: all six of us (2 parents and 4 adult children just loved the guide: very attentful and attentive, a real educated professional with 26 years of experience in guiding skills, a nice air-conditioned van with free WIFI and leather seating. Best comment one can give to a guide is: would recommend him to any group anytime, not only in Lisboa but in the whole of Portugal, proud about his country and with a reason !!!
Dianne LernerUnited States
We were two couples visiting from the USA. Pablo enabled us to spend an interesting, informative and fun day. Pablo speaks clear fluent English, his knowledge of Portugal and Portuguese history is comprehensive and his ability to present information in an interesting fashion is top notch. In addition Pablo is extremely accommodating with the sole purpose of his day to make it great for us. It was!!! Anyone who is able to employ Pablo as a guide is lucky indeed!
Carlos BaraltUnited States
The tour by Paulo was wonderful. He picked us up at the airport and drove us around all of Lisbon. Highlights were the beautiful Cathedral and the tasty Pasteles de Belem. We did not have to wait in a long line to buy the Pasteles as Paulo got some for us while we were having lunch nearby. All-in-all a great deal. Thanks.
Chia-yi ChouUnited Kingdom
Paulo is really a fantastic tour guide,He gave us all the information of Portugal,also he is a very nice and considerate person, you can find most of things you need in his car, make you travel without worry. Best tour ever!
Jim Goddard-JonesUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour with Paulo. Very knowledgeable, flexible and resourceful. In one afternoon we covered a great range of sites. Adults and children in our group both said it was a highlight of their 2 week Portugal holiday. Cakes in Belem were very popular. Big shout out to djptblue too - thanks for a fab afternoon! Happy to recommend this guide.
Marlene PerlmutterMiami Beach, FL, United States
Paulo took us on a very complete and informative tour of Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, etc. Paulo was very knowledgable about the history of Portugal made our tour interesting and fun. Both his language skills and driving skills were excellent. We had an lovely day in Portugal.
May C.United States
Paulo is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does, he loves his country, is very caring, considerate, pleasant and accommodating to our every wish. We had a great time, we really enjoyed the experience traveling with such well-informed tour guide, will definitely use him again if we ever make a return visit to Portugal.
Archika GuptaUnited Arab Emirates
Great experience.. Paulo was punctual and really helpful with good knowledge of the city and he did go out of his way to make us comfortable and enjoy our tour of lisbon..
Paulo was an extremely informative guide and very knowledgeable. We all enjoyed every stop of the tour and the overall itinerary of the day. I would highly recommend this tour and Paulo to any of my friends visiting Lisbon. Thanks again Paulo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Macpherson Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to guide you and if you should come again to Portugal don´t hesitate to contact me. You will have an "open door" here. Kind regards Paulo C.
Paulo was terrific! Very peaceful demeanor and his knowledge of Lisbon and Portugal, immense. It rained hard for our entire tour, but he showed us all the major sites, while sharing his vast knowledge. The passion for his City and Country was very apparent, definitely enhancing his comprehensive delivery of all things Portuguese. We were staying an hour outside Lisbon and attempted to drive into historical centre (big mistake)Paulo would have gladly met us at City limit. Perfect directions exiting city
Denise KoranekUnited States
Paulo showed us a great full day tour in the area where he grew up. He shared lots of history & stories of the area. We enjoyed lunch of fish stew or caldeirada, in Nazare. He has an easy way about him yet shows passion for his work. Thank you so much Paulo! Great day!
Denise KoranekUnited States
Paulo was a most excellent guide. He shared with us the history and sights of Lisbon. We did a lot of walking but it wasn't too much for me. We enjoyed the day very much!
Michael KwasnyUnited States
Our party of four had a great morning with Paulo in Lisbon. He met us at our Celebrity Constellation cruise ship right on time in his comfortable car. We toured all the major sites, stopping in places the large buses could not. He was knowledgeable, personable and we learned and saw a great deal in the five hours we spent together. It was a well-planned and educational day, and I would highly recommend this tour.
Don FeinsteinUnited States
Paulo was the perfect guide. Great knowledge of the sites, understanding of our needs. We had a wonderful time with him in Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca. He was punctual and 100% accommodating. We recommend him highly. Jackie and Don Pasadens, CA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Jackie and Mr. Don I would like to thank you for your kind review and wish you all the best. I was very happy to guide you in Portugal and if you should come again to Portugal i will be here available for you again. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Victoria W.United Kingdom
Thank you Paulo for the most amazing tour of Lisbon. Our first visit to Lisbon and you gave the most comprehensive and interesting insight to it's wealth of history and culture, we learnt so much more than just the usual tourist information. Your detailed knowledge and expertise meant we saw the best of Lisbon and in true style.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Wooldridge It was a pleasure to guide you here in Lisbon. Thank you for your kind review. I will be here for you in case you should visit Portugal again. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Paulo is great : interesting, kind, flexible and enthusiastic! Although we booked our visits 'last minute' and had to cope with very bad weather (February storm ...), he made our Lisbon trip to a success. I can highly recommend him !
Vidyasagar PremkumarUnited States
Tours: Two tours, (i) day tour of Sintra, Cabo de Roca, Cascais (ii) Obidos, Fatima, Nazare and surroundings Participants : 3adults, 1teenager and 1kid Comments: Paulo C did an excellent job on the tours/transfer. He is very knowledgable, great time management, provided detailed and relevant information of the locations. He quickly figured out our likings and instantly adapted to meet all our needs. Flexible, relevant current info on different areas. I recommend him very highly with no reservations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Premkumar It was a pleasure to guide you and your family here in Portugal. I wish you the continuation of a good tour in Spain and health for you and your family. Merry Christmas and a happy new year for you. Kind regards Paulo C.
Raymundo MallariUnited States
David KatzUnited States
Paul is a very competent guide who is both pleasant and very knowledgeable.
Susan GordonUnited States
We had an absolutely glorious day with Paolo on September 16. He was first rate on all counts, providing us with wonderful historical info, and provided a truly memorable experience in exploring this magical part of Portugal. We enjoyed the opportunity to have a private tour , and to feel that we were getting closer to the real Portugal during our one-on-one contact with Paolo.We would give him the highest rating, and would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone who wants to go outside the box!
Joseph MicatrottoUnited States
Paulo made Lisbon come alive like nothing we have seen from a tour guide. Absolutely knew everything...car was awesome clean. Had WIFI and water and made us feel like this best folks anywhere. He was AWESOME!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Micatrotto Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed Lisbon and my work. It was a pleasure guiding you. Kind regards Paulo C.
Bert CohenUnited States
What a wonderful experience. Your company came thru exactly as described. Paulo was outstanding. Right on time and totally professional in every respect. A great tour guide. Will use your company whenever we cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Cohen It was a pleasure to guide you. Thank you for your kind review and i hope to see you again next time in Portugal. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Sandra BewickUnited Kingdom
Paulo was a wonderful guide ! We had a list of the places we definitely wanted to see and do, and he covered all of these and more. He was very patient and informative for our party of 6, and we would most highly recommend him to everyone. A very memorable trip to Lisbon, thank you so much Paulo from us all. We have completely fallen in love with Lisbon now !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Bewick Thank you for your kind review. Lisbon is a city to fall in love with... I wish for you all the best and health. If you should come again to Lisbon you will have here always an open door. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
George S.United States
Paulo made our visit to Evora a lovely experience. He is a delight to discover the wonders of Evora with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Schrenk It was a pleasure to guide you during this day. Évora is really a unique town. If you should come to Portugal again i would be delighted to guide you again. Thank you for yor kind review. Paulo C.
Martin WhiteUnited States
Extremely friendly and informative. Great with our kids. Best tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. White I also enjoyed this walking tour with you and your family. Now you know some of the secrets of Lisbon... Thank you for your review. Kind regards from Lisbon Paulo C.
Paulo was very knowledgeable. He took great care of us and was a pleasure to listen to. I would definitely recommend him and your company. The day couldn't have been more perfect. Thanks, from Canada, lorraine and Gary zalepa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dera Mr. and Mrs. Zalepa It was also a pleasure to guide you to this wonderful place Sintra. Thank you for your kind review. Kind regards from Lisbon Paulo C.
Excellent guide - High degree of professionalism. Attentive and friendly. highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Ademir Thank you for your kind review and for the interest you had to visit Portugal. I wish you all the best. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Karen S.United States
Paulo was the perfect guide for our group of ten (4 from Germany & 6 from the USA). He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Portuguese and the places we visited outside of Lisbon. We enjoyed our experience so much so that we booked Paulo to take four of us to Fatima later in the week, and again the experience exceeded our expectations visiting areas not highly publicized. His flexibility & ability to adjust to our requests was appreciated by all.
Arthur EisensteinUnited States
The best tour guide I have ever had. Superb knowledge of everything on the tour and an excellent driver as well. If you have a choice pick Paulos tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Eisenstein I wish you all the best in your life...and specially health for you and your family. Kind regards Paulo C.
Arthur EisensteinUnited States
Ive traveled extensivel and never had a tour guide as good as Paulo. His knowledge of the tour sites was amazing. He was cooperative, patient and extremely easy to deal with. I would highly recommend Paolo for your trip to Portugal
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Eisenstein Thank you for your kind review. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Arthur EisensteinUnited States
SImply the best. He made our Portugal trip one to remember
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Eisenstein It was a pleasure guiding you in Portugal. I hope to see you again in a near future...since Portugal has a lot to offer. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Alexandra KellyLondon, ONTARIO, Canada
We had a wonderful time in Lisbon with Paulo. Thanks for the great time !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Kelly It was a pleasure to show you this beautiful city. Thank you for your kind review. I wish you all the best. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Michael HerrityUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Paulo he was a joy to be with for the day, flexible, knowledgeable, fun and most importantly showed us a lot of Portugal. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Paulo!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Herrity It was also a pleasure for me to show you this beautiful province, Alentejo and the wine tasting we built in the tour. I wish you all the best in your life and thank you for the nice review. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Michael HerrityUnited States
We did two days with Paulo and they were absolutely wonderful. We were a group of six and saw a lot of Portugal. Paulo was fun, flexible and knowledgeable. Go to Portugal it is a great country and do some tours with Paulo!!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Herrity Thank you for your nice comment. It was really a pleasure to guide you during the 2 days here in Portugal. Thank you for your kindness and for the choice of this wonderfull and rich tour to Óbidos/Nazaré/Alcobaça and Batalha. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Clay C.United States
A great guide and great places to see when you are in Lisbon! I really enjoyed meeting Paulo and this was a really outstanding touring experience that I would recommend to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Copilevitz It was a pleasure to show you our capital. Thank you for your kindness. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Richard Louis BrownUnited States
This was a superb introduction to Lisbon and environs. Paulo is thoroughly professional, admirably informed, articulate, personable and considerate--also a very skilled driver. He was alert to our interests and eager to accommodate to our pace. The restaurant he suggested for lunch was a treat--simple but delicious food. His passionate love of Portuguese history, culture and language came through in a very touching way. My partner and I agreed he was one of the best guides we have ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Brown It was a pleasure guiding you both in Lisbon. I wish all the best for you and of course health. You will always have a open door here. Thanks for the nice comment. Kind regards from Lisbon Paulo C.
Nancy EastlundAiea, HI, United States
This was a second tour I booked with Paulo. This was a full day with 6 of us traveling together. We all had a great time and learned so much and saw so many iconic places in Portugal. Great clean vehicle with lots of room for 6 passengers. Excellent guiding by Paulo and would definitely highly recommend him again.
Nancy EastlundAiea, HI, United States
Excellent Tour Guide. Reliable, Responsible and he did a great job in organizing this half day tour from Lisboa to Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais. Made this day super fun, easy going and interesting. The vehicle we traveled in was clean, large and very comfortable. Even had free wi-fi available. I would certainly recommend Paulo to anyone and will look forward to using his services again.
Louise CampbellUnited Kingdom
Paulo was an excellent guide for our day in Lisbon. He was particularly kind and helpful to my mother in law and her friend both of whom are in their 80s and have mobility problems. He managed to park near enough to all of the attractions so we could see as much as possible in the time available. He was knowledgeable about the history of Lisbon and conveyed his love of the city to us. Thank you for a memorable day in Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Campbell Thank you for your nice comment. It was a pleasure to guide you here in Lisbon. I wish you all the best in life. You will always have an open door here. Kind regards Paulo C.
Irene LiuHong Kong
The tour around Alentejo with Paulo was definitely the highlight of our trip around Portugal. The small villages and towns of Marvao, Monsaraz and Monsanto just took our breathe away! Alentejo is the jewel of Portugal, a region not to be missed if you want to experience the real culture and history of Portugal! Paulo is the best guide that we have ever met! He is professional and caring and knows everything there is to know about Portugal! The perfect guide that you can find!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irene. Thank you for your nice comment. It is always a pleasure to show my country to our visitors. Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to guide you through this jewels of Portugal. This program we planned is no doubt unforgettable. I wish for you all the best and of course health. If you should decide to visit Portugal again you have here with me an open door. Kind regards Paulo C.
Monique N.United States
We just couldn't say enough good things about Paulo! On our second day with Paulo, we had to check out of our cruise ship and check in to our hotel. Paulo agreed to carry our luggage in his van during the tour and dropped us off at our hotel at the end of the tour, saving us quite a bit of time. He really took care of us like we were his friends and family. As I had mentioned in the other tour review, Paulo was the best! He made the tour very interesting and we could feel how proud he was of his country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Nguyen Thank you for this nice review. You know that you have always an open door here with us. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Monique N.United States
Paulo was the best! We were so happy to have him as our tour guide for 2 days in Lisbon. Paulo was very knowledgeable, accommodating, patient, and caring. We just couldn't ask for anybody better. His van was comfortable and roomy for the 6 of us, and with a microphone in the van, all of us were able to hear him clearly. His van also had wifi so we were able to send email back home while on the tour, making it so convenient. The Sintra/Pena Palace/Cabo da Roca/Cascais tour with Paulo was wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Nguyen It was a real pleasure to guide you in Sintra. Thank you again for the review and i wish you all the best. Kind regards from Lisbon Paulo C.
Vicki BeanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Vicky Thank you very much for your rating and your kindness. Kind regards from Lisbon Paulo C.
Vicki BeanUnited States
Paulo was fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was really a pleasure to guide this family and show the beauties of Portugal to them. Kind regards from Portugal
Licinio AlvesUnited States
Paulo was very knowledgable and patient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Licinio It was a pleasure to guide you to Fátima. I wish for you all the best. Kind regards Paulo C.
Licinio AlvesUnited States
Paulo was very knowledgable and patient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Licinio Thank you once again for your nice comment. It was a pleasure to be with you. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Monica RaoUnited States
The guide was the best part of the tour, do not hesitate to book this tour with him, very informative, made the trip very exciting & memorable, Thank you Paulo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Rao Thank you very much for choosing me and for your review. It was a pleasure guiding your party. I wish you all the best. Kind regards Paulo C.
Johnny ZaudererStudio City, CA, United States
Paulo is great!! His knowledge of Portuguese history and in depth explanation of the sights we visited was exceptional. He was very friendly and courteous. The van he used was clean, spacious (we were 6 adults) and very comfortable. As a plus, he has WIFI connectivity in the van. All in all, it was a terrific tour which we very highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Zauderer Thank you for your nice comment. It was a pleasure guiding you. Kind regards from Portugal Paulo C.
Sue KesslerUnited States
Paulo was extremely knowledgeable and very professional throughout our 2 day tour of Lisbon. He was recommended to us by friends and he fulfilled all of our expectations. He has a very broad historical background which made our visit to Lisbon more than just a sightseeing trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Kessler Thank you for your recommendation. You are always welcome here in Portugal. It was a pleasure guiding you. I wish you all the best. Kind regards Paulo C.
Robert KaplanUnited States
Paulo was very nice and informatve.His knowledge about Portugal was very impressive. He made our tour very enjoyable. We had a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and for joining this tour. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and wish you a nice stay in Portugal.