Lauren SmithUnited States
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.
Frances HallonquistUnited States
We spent two days with Jose in stunning Lisbon. Jose was an attentive and most knowledgeable guide. We saw all the major highlights. I loved the tile museum and Jose took us to an excellent tile maker shop at our request. We had a delicious lunch as a local restaurant on a hill where they barbecue your meat selection right in the open covered pavilion area. Jose was very effective in getting around Lisbon traffic and finding parking. Thanks, Jose for two memorable days!
William ScottUnited States
Very nice tour. Jose was very knowledgable and engaging. We took the tour in the afternoon after just arriving in Lisbon. I don't recommend this as we were very sleepy. Because we had to catch our cruise the next morning, the afternoon after arrival was the only time we could go. For proper enjoyment, I recommend setting aside more time after arrival before booking a tour.
Meta ScharreUnited States
Our excursion of Lisbon was fascinating and delicious! Jose was knowledgeable and professional in conducting the tour. We appreciate his sense of humor and kindness
Brenda H.BC, Canada
Wonderful custom tour by José. He made sure our tour got us to the spots we asked for, despite some crazy traffic and crowds. He is very knowledgable about the history of Lisboa and the sights and monuments. Enjoyed our afternoon and very happy with the experience.
Mary JohnsonBrookfield, WI, United States
Richard WeinbergUnited States
Wonderful tour great guide, very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend without hesitation Jose Cardoso. It was a great day, my wife and I had a great experience and a lot of fun.
Poh Leong LimMalaysia
Jose is comprehensive, friendly and accommodative.Would not hesitate to use him again in Lisbon.
Donna ApisaUnited States
Jose gave us a personal tour of Lisbon, going out of his way to customize it to our special requests, stopping by an office I wanted to see, etc.
Herbert Wayne HannaCanada
Fernando CadavidUnited States
I simply couldn't have imagined my first visit to Portugal being this amazing! This is greatly due to my tour guide José. Not only was the actual tour an incredible experience, exactly what I was looking for (to truly feel a part of the Portuguese experience), but he inspired me to do so much more while in this gorgeous country. He painstakingly took the time to write down very detailed instructions as to how to best approach doing all of the different activities; he truly went above & beyond, Obrigado
Katharine DiehlMooresville, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Jose provided a truly unique and wonderfully paced tour for myself, my husband and another couple on a Thanksgiving Day, 24/11/16. Jose offered a genuine relaxing pace to tour the key districts areas of Lisbon and ensured that the points of interest for architecture, and history were demonstrated with in depth knowledge and explanation. We learned so much more with Jose's expertise and also enjoyed his sense of humor and background stories. We were honored to have Jose as our guide in Liboa!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You a very gentle group. Thank you for the experience! :)
Michael DyettMill Valley, CA, United States
Jose did an extremely professional tour or modern architectural work, working off and expanding on a list of Siza and De Moura buildings we wanted to see. Punctual, prepared and efficient. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! it was very nice to meet you!
Becky MacMillanUnited States
Four of us toured with José at the end of our cruise. José picked us up at the cruise terminal and helped us get our luggage to our hotel before we set off. We asked him to show us the best of Lisbon, which he did. In discussing the tour, he asked us if we were interested in Sintra. We agreed and headed to the Pena Palace. What a fantastic decision! A spectacular site, followed by lunch at a hotel José recommended. José was professional and insightful, and spoke great English. A great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you or your king words. It was a pleasure touring you! best regards, Jose
William A.United States
Fabulous tour and Jose was very flexible with tour plan. Really got a good sense of Lisbon and helped us set up subsequent exploration through the city. Jose, our guide, gave us a great understanding of Lisbon's and Portugal history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. and Mr. Wood! You are a delightful couple and very interested in meetting other cultures. Thank you! Jose
Bernard PiperUnited States
What a wonderful experience! Jose is a great guide and extremely knowledgeable about different eras of Lisbon's history. Also, he knew we had limited time, so he maximized what we saw. What I think made the experience above and beyond a great tour is that you felt like you were travelling with a friend. Jose is extremely personable and provided very good advice. He more than once told me to simply text him if we had questions on our 2nd day in Lisbon, and he made sure I got good port at a good price!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernie, It was very nice to tour such a well prepared and organized travelers. It was fantastic that you have already read and know so much about Portugal history, before the tour starts. That really helped on getting in to all our centuries of history and take the best benefit o it. You are a true professional traveler :) All the best for both of you! Jose
Henry ZawadaUnited States
Jose was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable about Lisbon. He is highly recommended and speaks very good English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all! It's been two awesome days! You are a super group :) All the Best! Jose
Judy SpeasUnited States
Jose was a fantastic tour guide. He was totally flexible and adjusted the tour to meet our interests. He gave us insights to living in Portugal today and was very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch where we had the opportunity to try speciality dishes. Jose was very personable and is highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy and Paul, it was really a pleasure to meet you and testify your cultural curiosity and personal humanity. Our mission, as Tour By Locals guides, is to make you feel that a friend is sharing with you the treasures of a country's people and culture with safety and comfort. All the best and maybe next time you will visit Porto and the North. :)
Ben FeldmanUnited States
Jose was a wonderful guide. He took us to several incredible sites and as a bonus because we we having such a good time and we were ahead of schedule, he took us out to Sintra. We also had an amazing lunch with Jose at a Cafe he recommended. We would highly recommend Jose, it was just an amazing way to get to experience Lisbon!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! You have a great family with lots o laughs, love and good humor. You should start your own TV show: The Happy Family! All the best! Jose
Vincent HurteauUnited States
Jose is very knowledgeable, multi lingual and an enjoyable guide. He was very flexible and showed us the beautiful Calatrava landmark development that guidebooks have left out in error. Jose was also a good sport in our request to see a lot outside during the rain. It was a terrific outing and tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You very much. It was a real pleasure to tour such an interested and educated travelers. Hope to tour you again on your next visit. Warm greetings. Jose.
Sheldon WeinsteinAustin, TEXAS, United States
Jose was GREAT. He gave us just what we wanted. Very pleasant travelling companion. Lots of extras. Very knowledgeable. Nice car to travel in. He made Portugal really come alive for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheldon and Susan. It was a very nice time touring you. You are a very special and forward people. Thank you! José
Phyllis GoodsteinUnited States
Jose was the best. His knowledge of history was extensive and his command of English made everything easy. He new exactly what was important to us and we wasted no time getting around. He is very personable and accommodating and we highly recommend him. Phyllis & Bevan; NY & FL
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phyllis and Bevan, Thank you for your kind words. You were very nice and interested tourists. I hope that I can welcome you in a future tour (Douro Valley, maybe? :)
Elinor G.United States
Jose was a delight! He speaks fluent English, was knowledgeable, flexible and fun. He took us to a wonderful Fado restaurant/music venue and to everywhere we wanted to go. Highly recommend him.
Ana Campos-SiberioUnited States
José has a wonderful attitude and knowledge of his city. Regardless of the rain we we're able to cover a lot, and he also was able to arrange a visit to a Luisitano Farm that happen to be an outstanding one. Highly recommended if you are looking for something special. He will find it for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ana and Dani. Thank you very much for your kind words. You were such an interested and gentle tourists. Hope to meet you next time, maybe in Coimbra or Porto. Best regards!