Ronald StoeckUnited States
I'd read a lot about Setubal and enjoyed exploring it with Gloria who lives nearby. She tailored it to our interests with e-mails prior to arriving in Portugal and later during the tour itself. We especially enjoyed the fish/fruit and vegetable market and the handmade tile "factory." Most of all, we enjoyed talking with Gloria, including at lunch at a special restaurant of hers. Don't pass on the chance to see an area off the usual tourist path with as charming and informative guide as Gloria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your opinion. It was a pleasure to show you my region and I hope I get to see you again
Edward T.Hong Kong
This gastronomical and scenic tour organized by Gloria is something off-the-beaten track but amazing and entertaining. Gloria is a charming and cheerful lady, probably one of the best guides I have ever worked with. She is very flexible warm-heartened, always listen to her visitors and out their interests in the first place. Can't praise her highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm comments
David BaumUnited States
Gloria has to be in the top three guides we have ever used in all of our years of traveling the world. Our gastronomic and historical tour of Lisbon and other nearby cities was packed with fun, fantastic facts, amazing food and memories to last a lifetime. Gloria speaks five languages and is so knowledgeable about the subject matter that time literally flew by. And that secret restaurant where we dined for lunch was magnificent. A charming smile, a great laugh and a congenial personality too!
Larry TedescoUnited States
Our guide, Gloria, was very knowledgeable and concerned that we were getting exactly what we expected from our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope to see you soon. All the best
Valerie Schillaci-LevyUnited States
Gloria is fabulous! She showed us all the highlights of Lisbon and even took us to a fishing town where we selected our own fish to be grilled for lunch. Then we headed to a local tile maker for a private tour and on to Fonseca Vinyard for a tour and tasting. Gloria was very flexible in going where we wanted and always took my physical limitations into account. She is incredibly knowledgeable, wonderfully personable and just fun to be with. It was definitely a 5 star day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Valerie. It was great meeting both of you :) Hope to see you again
Glenn KuesUnited States
The tour was outstanding. It took us through a beautiful part of Portugal and we were introduced to some incredible food. Gloria is both charming and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you soooo much. Send me some pictures if you can. Regards. Gloria
Laurie FraszUnited States
Gloria was awesome...friendly and personable. She was very knowledgable about all aspects of touring, history, culture and interesting facts. She joined right in with everything, climbing the castle ramparts and walls with us and introducing us to all the local activities, she knew how to avoid the big crowds and give us fantastic personal service. We laughed and sang together, this is one of the many great things about Tours by Locals...you really get to know the guides, have fun with them!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you soooo much. It really feels like friendship was born. :)