William ConradUnited States
Pedro was an excellent guide during our day tour. The tour included a tour and tasting at a winery, lunch at a local restaurant, and a tasting at an exclusive port house. His knowledge of Porto and the surrounding area is remarkable! I highly recommend Pedro and his driver, Ricardo. If you have only a day to see the highlights of this beautiful city, including Vila Nova de Gaia, this is the way to do it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback. Next time I'll find a way to also control the weather, and stop the rain during my tours! Hope to see you back again to Portugal.
John BellUnited Kingdom
We have used ToursbyLocals many times in many cities and enjoyed them all but Pedro was one of the best guide's we've had. He put together a bespoke 4 hour tour of Porto and the surrounding area with a combination of private car/walking as our knees don't like a 4 hour walking tour ! Pedro is very knowledgeable and has a very warm personality. Result was a really enjoyable/educational 4 hours. We'll hire him again if possible when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, John, for the amazing (but true) review. It becomes an easy task when we have the pleasure to walk around with a lovely, fun and motivated couple like you. Look forward to show you the rest of Porto and northern Portugal.
Very interesting and informative tour explaining the history well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review.
Really good tour, great guide and very interesting information and places. Pedro is very nice and a very good guide, he knows a lot about the city and about little important details.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you the review. And again, sorry for all the rain. :-) If you ever decide, in the future, to come back to the north of Portugal I would like to compensate you with other outdoor activities. There's a lot more to see and experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating the tour. I hope you had a terrific "summer" days in Porto.
Louise TrappUnited States
Pedro is a terrific guide. I recommend him highly, knowledgeable and so enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review and for the nice time we spent together.
Karen BennettUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Pedro. We feel he went over & above with service. We rode with pleasure in his beautiful & comfortable, black Peugeot sedan. He is very personable, knowledgeable & competent. Knows his history! We have already notified our travel agent and recommended Pedro to her for others she makes arrangements for. Pedro is 5+++*. Thanks for sending the perfect person to us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen and Donna. Your review made my day! I was very happy to be able to provide you a very good and the complete experience to Fátima, from Porto, even with the tight constraints.
Debbie GreenbergUnited States
Pedro gave us a fabulous tour around Porto, focusing on Jewish history. He took us to such interesting places and we found the city to be so beautiful. He was so pleasant to be around, had a comfortable car and made the day very memorable. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. I also had a great time with you. Hope to see you again soon, somewhere around Portugal.
Dorothy (Dottie) StoneUnited States
Pedro was a great guide, and we learned so much about this fascinating city! He was thoughtful and considerate, tailoring the tour to our interests and abilities. We saw the highlights as well as some local "hidden gems" and even had treats! He's also very personable. We were delighted with the tour and him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Now you made me remember the best moments of 2017. Thank you for the nice (and accurate) review!
Ross LanzafameUnited States
Pedro is a great guide. From the beginning of the day to the end, he was exceptionally accommodating, adjusting the schedule and route to meet our requests. Plus, he inserted "snacks," lunch and port tasting breaks well throughout the day. He clearly loves his city, and it shows. His professionalism and flexibility was remarkable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Pedro and his enthusiastic guiding. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. I spent a really nice time with you, exchanging stories and I had lots of fun.
Pedro is a great tour guide. He loves his city and makes you discover it with his heart. You will fall in Love with Porto because of Pedro. In 4 hours we discovered with him the jewels of the city and its history. He arrived on time at the meeting point, helped with the restaurant reservation, nice guy and very professional. I recommend choosing Pedro as your tour guide in Porto, you won't be disappointed. We were 2 families with kids and everybody enjoyed the tour. Keep up the good job Pedro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Porto 1 - rest of Portugal 0 Thank you! You really presented me a challenge, and I'm glad I was able to provide you with a tour that allowed you to visit the most important parts of the city, but also to relax and enjoy it (even if it was just for a while).
Richard N.United States
Pedro gave us a comprehensive tour of Porto which fit perfectly with the time window that was available while our ship was in port. He had a very comfortable chaueffer driven van that permitted us to walk portions of the city while the driver leap-frogged from point to point, allowing us to see more of the city within our limited time available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the recognition of our efforts to make your time with us as confortable as possible. And with no downtimes at all. Look forward to hear your next plans to visit the north of Portugal. There are some real interesting places like Guimaraes, Braga and Aveiro.
Pedro was puntual, personable, and knowledeable. A combination which allowed for a fantastic day-long tour of Porto which exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to recommend Pedro to any of our family or friends looking for an informative and entertaining day in Porto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the nice review. Loof forward to set a Portuguese welcoming to all your family and friends.
Suzanne HarperUnited States
Best way to see Porto and experience the local cultural. Pedro was an expert on the city and region as well as the history He was very accommodating. We had a great day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great day too. Thank you.
Agnes G.United States
My husband and I hired Pedro for two days : to see Porto and on the following day to see Guimaraes & Braga . He delivered five star service on both days. He catered the tours to our individual requests , exactly as I discussed with him prior to our arrival . Not only that he met expectations but he exceeded them in every way: impressive historical knowledge , perfect English , new very comfortable car with A/c & internet . He showed us Porto off beaten path . Local restaurants of his choice were great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a truly fun adventure traveling through Portugal with you. Hope to see you again in the future. Soon.
John C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking some time to write to me.
Ralph MorganUnited States
Pedro was both professional and personable making our tour a very enjoyable experience. He tailored the tour to our desires, gave us a good overview of the city, and answered questions on history, architecture, art, current events, where the building stones were quarried, why are some streets paved with basalt and where did it come from.... We spent a very enjoyable 4 hours with Pedro and saw parts of Porto that we would not have discovered on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Porto can really be a nice surprise in both the touristic areas and off-the-beaten-track. Thank you for the nice review.
Expect fog for the early part of the day in Porto but be assured it won't dampen Pedro's enthusiasm for this lovely city. He is well versed in the area's broader history as well as the smaller tidbits that will bring your visit to life. And he managed to incorporate Jewish history into our day while allowing us to simply enjoy the city's enchantment. Whatever your touring preferences, we highly recommend Pedro!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Indeed, challenges sometimes occur. But Porto is also very beatifull with some fog. Gives the city some mystical atmosphere. It was a great day. Thank you for sharing so much information and wonderful stories with me ... and for the nice review.
Jim SmithUnited States
Pedro was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great guide and would strongly recommend him to others visiting Porto. A very good mix of city history, sites, and tastes of Porto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mainly the tastes! ;-) Thank you.
Pedro is a very entertaining and engaged tour guide who knows his city very well. He customised the tour so as to fit my personal wishes and expectations. Thanks so much, Pedro, for giving me ample advice on how to spend the next couple of days in beautiful Porto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for chosing Porto! It was a very nice stroll, among Monuments, nice views and our local "petiscos". I hope to welcome you and your family again, in the future.
Jeanne LucierUnited States
Did a half day walking tour with Pedro. He was great. Asked me via email what we wanted to see and worked tour around requests. Reasonably priced, personable guy, on time, overall a good experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again in Porto.
Bill LaRosaUnited States
Pedro was very informed and added many personal touches throughout the tour that made it both enjoyable and informative. We highly recommend his services to everyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. It's always my goal to make each tour different and unique to each traveler.
Phyllis JacksonMontgomery, ALABAMA, United States
We really learned a lot about Porto in a very short time from Pedro. He was very knowledgeable and presented the tour in an order that made sense to us even though it was raining. We went outside of the city for a great lunch at a seafood restaurant. Pedro is a very professional guide who was very down to earth and was easy to talk to.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice review. It was really good exchanging experiences with you. And that amazing lunch ... .
Jaz KenyonUnited Kingdom
Pedro was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed our time with him. He was extremely knowledgeable and we felt we learnt a lot from him about Porto. Would definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all, for the experience and time spent together. Truly a pleasure.
We did a tour with Pedro last week and it was one of the best tours we have ever done. Nothing was too much trouble and he was extremely knowledgeable. A little "extra" like taking us to a cafe to try 'alheira' sausage which the Conversos used to eat is a case in point. We would recommend him to anyone visiting the area and have no hesitation in giving him 5 out of 5 stars. Thank you Pedro!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this "fair" review! ;-) It was truly a pleasure meeting you, and share some stories. I also learned a lot. Wish you all the best, and ... keep on traveling!
Marilyn EdlingUnited States
Pedro was extremely knowledgeable about Porto history, the architecture, and had a very warm way of communicating. At the end of the tour we felt we were leaving a new friend. I highly recommend Pedro and Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I have 2 new friends! Thank you!
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Pedro is excellent. He was able to give us a great walking tour of Porto. Very flexible. He knows everything about the City. Also gave us excellent recommendations for dinning and other activities in Porto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice review. I'm glad my recommendations worked out ok.
Rebecca SherUnited States
Pedro was a wonderful tour guide- we truly enjoyed the day with him as he gave us a comprehensive and enlightening scope of Porto's history through thousands of years. He also brought us to a wonderful cafe where we sampled delicious regional cuisine, a famous chocolate boutique and a local winery where we tasted a selection of fine Port wines. I will definitely recommend Pedro to our friends and family planning a trip to Porto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Our tour really became something magical!!! Thank you for your interest in disclosing all Porto's secrets and stories. And for "keeping up the pace" through all the narrow streets. ;-) Hope to see you again in Porto.
We had the most wonderful day in the Douro Valley with Pedro as our guide!! Pedro spoke excellent English, was very articulate in explaining the history of the area and the port-making process, and had a kind, thoughtful personality. He organized our tour so we could see as much as possible in one day. We LOVED everything about our experience. This tour was the highlight of our cruise to Spain and Portugal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the amazing review. It was indeed a pleasure to take you to experience one of Portugal's uniquenesses.
Gerald HeldUnited States
We spent a wonderful morning touring the top sites in Porto with the charming and knowledgeable Pedro M. He has a kind and pleasant demeanor. Pedro is pleased to show his remarkable city to his guests and demonstrates love and respect for it. He answered all our questions and provided back stories on what we saw.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments.
We had an Excellent tour with Pedro at Porto. We learned a lot, and felt that Pedro made effort to focus on issues that were of specific interest to us. Pedro was very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend a few hours with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice review. Pleasure was all mine.
Maya Talmon AzarzarIsrael
Pedro was a great guide. We arrived to Porto without knowing a thing about the city, we asked him to take us to his favorite places, and he chose really well. We had a walking tour with him, he was very pleasant and friendly, spoke excellent English, intelligent and patient. He offered us a very good taste of the city, we will certainly come back. Warmly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Please do come back. I'll be right here ... at least to get together for a glass of wine. Thank you for the amazing review.
Maria RuelaUnited States
Susan T.United States
Pedro's walking tour of Porto was a highlight of our trip to Portugal! He is not only knowledgeable but was also delightful company during our three+ hours together. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I cannot ask for a better review! Thank you, so much.
Pedro was extremely engaging. Very knowledgable. He showed us things we would not have seen on our own. He held the interest of our children (17 & 9) and his route was well thought out. Thank you Pedro for a great Porto experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely time together, for your interest in discovering Porto and all information exchanged along the way. Hope to see you back in Porto again!
Susan ErkUnited States
We enjoyed our day with Pedro. He was extremely patient and accommodating to my family group. We explored at our own pace which was helped by Pedro's guidance. He made sure we saw the highlights of his wonderful city. I felt he by attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend Pedro for a wonderful experience in Porto .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review, and for the opportunity to meet your wonderful family.
Brenda GarganoUnited States
Pedro was great! Our party of four loved this tour and all that Pedro shared about his city. We highly recommend him!, Thanks for a great day Pedro !, Brenda and Greg
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, for having so much fun visiting my city!! A day to remember.
Samuel SantiagoUnited States
Wonderful guide, it has been a year but I still remember the tour. Specially, the finale-the surprise chocolate factory. Yummy. Wish we have more time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, why don't you wait 1 more year, or 2, and travel to Porto again? I can promise you a diferent city filled with new places and things to do. Porto is booming. Thank you for the review.
Chuck HartwigUnited States
Pedro, was wonderful! He treated up to a very special day in Porto. We were sorry to leave.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: There's never enought time to enjoy everything about Porto. :-) Thank you for booking with me, and for visiting Porto.
Ethan ChamberlainUnited States
An outstanding day with an outstanding guide! We had a group of 6 and Pedro did a superior job of getting us around the city and adjusting things at the last minute. We particularly enjoyed the port wine cellar, lunch in the small grocery store and the river cruise (an add on not in the base itinerary). Several in our greoup commented that Porto was their favorite city on our 2 week Iberian cruise - in large part to with work Perdo did for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, I cannot ask for a better review! Thank you very much. A special lunch for a special party visiting Porto!!
Pedro was polite and well organised. His local knowledge was excellent. We had two separate day trips with him. We saw and did a lot in those two days, the stunning Douro Valley, Obidos, Nazare, Aveiro, Pinhoa and more. He is a safe driver and the vehicle was very comfortable. We would recommend Pedro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful time together. What an experience!!! So many places, so diferent landscapes. I also had a lot of fun traveling around Portugal with you.
Oleta McFaddenUnited Kingdom
My group gave me wonderful feedback regarding Pedro's guiding services, to quote "Pedro was awesome - so sweet" they also mentioned that he turned each tour into something fun, exciting and worth listening to. Pedro is already booked for my other groups travelling to Porto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing their comments with me. I also enjoyed very much both tours.
Judy SpeasUnited States
Pedro was fantastic. From the start he gave us great advice for free parking in a place to meet him. He designed the tour to our requests. We had a wonderful day, ate local food selected by Pedro, and got lots of beautiful photos. Highly recommend him as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing this tour, and for your comments.
Peter NathanUnited States
What a wonderful tour we experienced this morning, June 2nd with Pedro in Porto. Pedro was an excellent guide of this lovely city. He managed to include everything of interest in the 3 1/2 hours allotted. In addition he was patient in answering our questions, conscious of our limitations ( all 4 of us in our 80's) and very knowledgable. We would not hesitate to recommend him as well as Tours by Locals to anyone visiting Porto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, the four of you, for the wonderful companionship during this day, and special interest in all themes that were addressed. Hardly seems like a job (for me, of course), when you are having so much fun!
Leonidas DowlenUnited States
Pedro did a great job showing us all the key sights of Porto. He is very knowledgeable and the six of us really appreciated his expertise. We had a good time being with him and thoroughly enjoyed his choice of the unique restaurant inside an old city wall located by the river. Lon D. Coral Gables, Fl.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lon. It was a pleasure meet you all and have such a nice time together.
Thomas GundersonBismarck, ND, United States
We would go with Pedro on any tour in the area. Very interested in his community and knowledgeable about the area. No trouble rating Pedro a 5 star!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was really wonderful to meet you. And it'll be a pleasure to take you on another adventure. ;-)
Larry KaidenUnited States
One of the top tour guides that we have ever spent time with. This man knows his history and how to weave it all together. he explained how the Jews in history have managed and thrived in Portugal. He arranged a tour at the Synagogue with a representative at the Synagogue who concurred and detailed with additional information overlapping with Pedro as to the history of the Jews in Porto. Alll in all, a day well spent learning about Porto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rewarding comment. I also did enjoy telling and showing you all about it. There's so much Jewish history to be told and disclosed in Porto that it's very nice to have the chance to it with such a lovely travelers.
Richard BakerUnited States
Pedro is an outstanding and knowledgeable guide. His tour of Porto may be the best we have ever experience. Pedro was knowledgeable and very interesting in the knowledge he presented. He also gave us a number of suggestions that were first rate on Pinhão which we visited later in our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for letting me know that regarding the Porto tour. I'm glad that my suggestions regarding the Douro Valley worked. Hope to welcome you again in the north of Portugal.
Kimberly LassetterUnited States
Although it was a wet start to our tour with Pedro it ended quite well. He gave us lots of ideas to explore after our tour ended (restaurants, bars. transportation, museums etc.) Wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I'm glad you had a wonderful time in Porto, both during and after our walking tour.
Cynthia WeberUnited States
We all agreed that our day spent with Pedro was the highlight of the trip. We had a wonderful tour of the Douro Valley that Pedro planned and set up. The choices he made were fantastic, from the vineyards to tour to the wonderful lunch spot. We would not have found these without his local knowledge. He was also great at telling us the history of the area and choosing local highlights to bring us to. Pedro is professional, friendly and a joy to tour with. The four of us all agree, we highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you to the 4 of you for this comforting feedback. Douro Valley will wait for your return. And I know you will visit us again! ;-)
Pedro is a very friendly guy. He asked us what kind of tour would like. He did a great job. Gave us a good impression of the history of Porto and. Not just figures but with a lott of story's in a pleasant way. He was very involved and gave us a lot of tips end useful suggestions for our staying Porto. Great Guy!! with sense off humor. He made us feel welcome in Porto. Absolutely Top. One off the best guides we had in several years!! Pedro Thanks!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!! Appreciated by your reconnaissance about my work. It's always good and interesting to welcome groups from countries like Netherlands, that have a close cultural relation with Porto. An opportunity to use "play" my secret "cards"! ;-)
Charles DoyleTexas City, TX, United States
Pedro was excellent and the tour he designed for us was the very best ever!! Our experience with the guides and with Tours By Locals have never been a disappointment and have always exceeded our expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very pleased with your confirmation that this special tour could surprise you and create some unforgettable moments. Thank you.
Diane MasentenUnited States
Pedro was an excellent guide! He provided us with a wonderful and interesting mix of places----some via car, some by foot. We went on a walking tour of downtown Porto including an outdoor market. He arranged a lovely outdoor lunch and ended with a visit to a Port wine cellar. He was very friendly and knowledgable. We heartily recommend Pedro!
Lawrence MasonUnited States
Pedro gave us a wonderful tour of the sites of Porto and showed much pride in the city. We saw the highlights including the beautiful cathedral, the bridges, a fantastic bookstore Lillo which was a treat. He had a very comfortable van with a driver, Roy whom we also enjoyed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We thank you for the opportunity to show you our hometown. We spent a really enjoyable day.
My clients raved about Pedro and his personalized attention and great personality!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful feedback. I'm glad that all the planning done to deliver this custom tour worked out.
Robert StovallUnited States
Pedro guided our "Top 10 Attractions in Porto" tour. He is knowledgeable & friendly & is clearly an advocate of his hometown! The highlight was the Real Vinicola winery tour (part of Real Companhia Velha). He turned us over to a petite brunette winery guide (Joanna?) who appears to be a 2nd generation employee & enthusiastic promoter of port. If you elect to use Pedro (& you should), see if he can arrange for her to be your guide through the winery. Pedro speaks fluent English & I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert, thank you for your review and this important input to other travelers. To people that have a real interest discovering Port Wine, this is a very good experience. And I can get Joana to be the guide at the winery. I'm sure that drinking Port is now something completely different.
Keith B.Sandy, UTAH, United States
Pedro was very knowledgeable and made our time in Porto incredibly interesting, educational and fun. He is punctual and articulate in English. His attention to detail was critical for our planning since we were visiting during a major holiday. The boat cruise he organized so that we would have a great view of the fireworks was amazing.
Bryce PhillipsUnited States
Pedro was absolutely great, nothing was too much trouble, he took us to placr es we would never have found without him. Really a first class guide and a charming person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to take you to discover the "forgotten" places in Portugal's countryside. Thank you.
Marilyn WeillUnited States
Wonderful tour! Very informative. Private guide and driver
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Marilyn, for you kind words. Pedro
Jeffrey KashinUnited States
Ursula BevanUnited States
Burton EpsteinUnited States
Excellent tour. Guide knowledgable and accomodating. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Mr. Epstein. I'm glad you enjoyed the hours you spent with me and my team here in Porto. Hope to see you again, if possible, or who knows, some friends or family. Best regards, Pedro
Diane GoldmanUnited States
We loved Pedro. He only wanted to please us. Wonderful personality. The highlight was the winery tour which he made special arrangements for us. Wonderful day.
George OverendUnited States
Pedro did a superb job introducing us to Porto, which we found to be of greater interest than we expected! We recommend him without hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, Thank you for your kind words. I already sent you a message with the information provided by Taylors Port Wine regarding the question you asked during the tour and tasting. Pedro
Lisa S.United States
Pedro was a wonderful guide! He worked with us before we arrived to plan our tour but then showed great flexibility and creativity once he got to know us and our interests which made for a truly customized experience. Pedro's in-depth knowledge of history helped us to understand the city and his love of Porto was so infectious that we too fell in love with the city. We went to locations, restaurants and shops which we never would have found on our own or with a group tour provider. Thanks Pedro !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So, Porto has now 3 new fans, and I have 3 new friends! What more can I ask? Thank you for your kind words. Pedro.
Ann HowellUnited States
This was a great tour. I also enjoyed the extras like the picnic basket and Pedro's knowledge and friendliness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ann, for your kind words. In fact you presented me a challenge regarding your lunch requirements, and I'm glad the Portuguese picnic style was a winner. I'll also remember this tour forever.