Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Porto Portugal by Tour Guide Ricardo M. (Guide #9060)


Nathan Nachlas

United States
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Tour: #414635, Guimaraes and Braga Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Absolutely top notch experience with Ricardo. Very worthwhile day trip from Porto.

Barbara Bentley

Canada
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

This was a wonderful tour that Ricardo modified to fit our schedule. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch that was wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour and Ricardo as guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure doing the tour.

Sumeet Dhillon

Brazil
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

knowledgeable, a thorough professional, likeable, great company to discover porto!! a most untouristy guide!

Katie M.

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Ricardo is an excellent guide who knows Porto in and out and helps visitors really get to know the city, the country and it's people. The route & pacing of this tour was also great for getting some exercise but in a highly engaging way. Ricardo does a great job of storytelling - both the history and the insights into daily life. We learned a lot and had fun doing it!

Robert Bailey

Reno, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: #286609, Discovering Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Michael Druckman

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #288875, Porto Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 23/18

Outstanding tour. Ricardo planned a through tour and taught us alot during the time we spent together. I highly recommend him. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable about Porto and was very pleasant to be with. He did an excellent job.

Keller Shinholser

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 21/18

Ricardo picked us up from the train station even when our train was delayed. We had a day and a half and Ricardo showed us around by foot and car. The first day he drove us around to see the parts on the outside then dropped us at our apartment. He made suggestions of what to do and where to eat. The next day we walked around for 6 hours and it was wonderful. We talked about history and buildings but more importantly we talked about Portuguese culture which was very interesting and enlightening.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Keller for your kind words. It was a pleasure doing the tour.

Miguel Sellares

Spain
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Ricardo has been a great guide. We have made a fantastic tour around the city of Porto. He chose the right places, gave good explanations, and made us feel very confortable. Nice meaƱ in a tipical restaurant. Very recomendable for future people visiting this amazing and beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Miguel for your kind words. It was a pleasure doing the tour.

Susan H.

United States
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Tour: #325447, Douro Valley Road Trip Tour 2018, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 4/18

On the Douro Valley Road trip Ricardo takes you to the region most familiar to him. This is the area of his family home. He clearly loves talking about Portugal, and all things Portuguese. Ricardo is open to all questions, and plans a day that lets you see the countryside, enjoy Portuguese food, and learn about the making of port. We were a group of 8 and were able to ride together in a 9 passenger van.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for your kind words. It was a pleasure doing the tour, a wonderful day.

Steve Critchlow

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

This was our first tour using Tours by Locals. It exceeded our expectations. Ricardo was an excellent guide, passionate about his native city, and everything we learned and saw made the following couple of days in Porto much more valuable. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words and when I have a great group like you guys and girl it's always a pleasure for me.

Patricia Bova

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 24/17

We arrived in Porto on Christmas Eve. Ricardo was generous with his time, since basically all of Porto. Closes down on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. He was early to our meeting in front of our hotel, and we casually strolled the streets of Porto, gaining information about the area during the late afternoon stroll. Thanks to Ricardo we know about Porto! we also enjoyed pasties de Nata (custard tarts) a stop along our walk. If you want a quick and easy way to learn about Porto ,this is the tour.

Wendy Ospina

Canada
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 20/17

Spectacular tour. Ricardo provided us with insight into life in Porto, combined with historically significant spots and great suggestions for us to venture on our own. Great value and unforgettable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy, it was a pleasure. A big hug.

Linda Roberts

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Ricardo was great! Our first time in Porto and only one full day to immerse ourselves in as much history and highlights as possible. Ricardo was on time, and very knowledgeable and friendly. Great communication before we arrived and careful consideration of what we wanted to see and what he thought we would enjoy and should not miss. I would recommend him and use him again! Thank you, Ricardo for a great tour and the restaurant recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Linda for your kind words it was a pleasure to meet you two, in this case for me it was showing Porto to friends.

Antonio Silva

Portugal
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Margaret Lampman

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

We couldn't have asked for a better, more knowledgable guide than Ricardo. It was like having an old friend (an old friend who knew Porto like the back of his hand) give us a customized tour through this lovely city. He was smart, funny and companionable. He made sure before we started the tour that he covered the things that we wanted to see. A first-rate experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It feelt like I was indeed with two Friends.

Nadav Sharir

Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #325447, Douro River Road Trip, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Ricardo is an excellent tour guide and he showed us the beautiful city and surrounding of Porto. We had a great time with him as a tour guide and at a personal level. We certainly recommend him as your tour guide on your visit to Porto. Thank you Ricardo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Nadav for your kind words and for sure it will be a pleasure to see you again and grab a coffee if you return to Porto.

Umur Aydogan

United States
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Tour: #288875, Porto Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Audrey Ruggieri

United States
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Tour: Horse Ride Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 22/17

Ricardo was a perfect fit for us during our limited stay in Porto. As we started to tour we changed our minds about how we wanted to proceed with the day and Ricardo was wonderful with the change of plans. We feel like we did not waste a moment and had a wonderful experience. Thank you Ricardo, Audrey and John Ruggieri

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Audrey for your kind words. It was really a pleasure to meet you and John, and do say something if you two return to Porto. You are more than welcome.

Ngoi May Sng (Mrs.)

Singapore
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Tour: #325447, Douro River Road Trip, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Ricardo was a very polite and considerate tour guide. He gave us insights into the way of life of the Portuguese people, and enough facts about the Portuguese economy, which our group of 8 adults found enlightening. The only slight complaint we had, was the condition of the van which he drove us around in. To be fair to him, he managed to find a van at very short notice, as we had booked the tour only two days earlier. His command of English was commendable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and sorry about the van but like you said it really was short notice but it was clean and the driver was very good, right... :)

Tim Green

Australia
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Tour: Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 11/17

Ricardo was an interesting guide, pleasant company and obviously knows Porto and it's culture very well. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, and our Francesinha lunchstop was sensational. We would have liked a little more historical and factual information about some of the places we saw, but overall were very pleased with our experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm pleased you liked the tour... sorry about not giving to much information but hope the group got a sense about Porto and it's people. All the best.

Jeff Dicker

Canada
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Tour: #286609, Discovering Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

Our family of five enjoyed our day with Ricardo in Porto. As the tour describes, we really discovered Porto through Ricardo's eyes. He is like a good friend showing you around his City! Ricardo was very sensitive to our needs and even took us to his old University Residence so that we could get a personal bird's eye view of the Air Race event that was on during our weekend stay in the City. If you are looking for a very casual view of Porto, we are pleased to recommend Ricardo to be your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family.

Nira Weiss

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discovering Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

We went on a walking tour on Friday July 14. Ricardo gets 5 out of 5. He met us at the scheduled time and made the tour interesting and personal. He loves Porto and that made us feel we can trust him to take us around to see the unique sights. In three hours we covered a lot of grounds and thanks to his easy going personality we had a relaxed but full tour. Nira and Shimon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a short time but a pleasure to have meet you NIra and Shimon. Ricardo

Paul Watford

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discovering Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Extraordinary command of the local sites and where the locals eat. We walked everywhere and covered everything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes we cover a lot of ground... but with good company it's easy. Thank you for your kind words.

Cynthia Cooper

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discovering Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Ricardo did a great job showing us around Porto! He was very flexible in adjusting to our desires for what to see and what to eat. We had a great time and got a great feel for the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy, it was a pleasure to spend time with such a nice group.

Margaret Collins

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discovering Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 2/17

Ricardo was a fabulous guide. He gave us a personalized tour of Porto and Matosinhos. He took us to many sights including markets. We had a delicious authentic grilled fish lunch and got a locals perspective on what to see and do. He exceeded our expectations and was a delight to spend time with. We highly recommend him as your tour guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and for being such a wonderful group. It was a real pleasure to get to know each one and thank you once more for the time very well spend.

Lee Stockwell

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discovering Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

We were Ricardo's 2nd tour so it seems premature to rate him. However, his enthusiasm for the city, his willingness to go to out of the way "locals" places, and engaging manner more than made up for beginner shortcomings. He can only get better so don't hesitate to book him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the kind words and trust. Hope, if you two Lady's ever como to Porto in the future, to grab a coffee and say Hi.