Max HellmanUnited States
Gloria gave us a tour of Jewish Lisbon along with city highlights. We were more than pleased, we were overwhelmed with her knowledge of the Jewish people from the earliest times to present day Lisbon. Walked along the Jewish streets, visited the synagogue and then saw the memorial of the massacre. Gloria in four hours gave us a Lisbon experience, even local foods. She is a five star plus.
Joyce GoldUnited States
Gloria is knowledgeable enthusiastic and entertaining about Jewish history in Portugal and also gave us much background in Portuguese/Lisbon history. She was very tuned in to what we needed (one of us had difficulty walking and standing), and wanted to do. The synagogue and Alfama were the highlights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words. It was a pleasure to be your guide. all the best
Lisa Slan - CohenCanada
Very informative and wonderful tour!
Deborah B.United States
Gloria is a gem in Lisbon! Her knowledge and personality are unmatched. She's engaging, funny, smart and she made us love Lisbon. Her walking tour was incredible, and we'd highly recommend her for any tour in Portugal. She's amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for such nice words. I loved to meet your group too. hope to see you again and even more of you next time :)
Edward SchwartzUnited States
Our tour with Gloria far exceeded our expectations, which were quite high based upon previous experiences with guides Tours By Locals. As agreed, Gloria was waiting for us at the airport. Our plane was early but Gloria had checked with the airline and she was there smiling when we arrived. Her knowledge is superior and her English is flawless. She crafted a tour to our specifications. She noticed in one of our emails that my wife is severely gluten intolerant and took us to a terrific gluten free bakery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I certainly hope to meet you again. All the best. Gloria
Paul WalkUnited States
Gloria was fantastic!! She thoroughly described Jewish life in Lisbon, when the inquisition happened And showed us the neighborhoods where they lived. Seeing the shul built in 1902 Was also moving. Of course all this was made so enjoyable by her fantastic personality. She's a joy to be with. Paul
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul. I hope to see you again.
Laurie IzesUnited States
Gloria was a marvelous guide. She tailored a tour for our family that included a Jewish history of Lisbon, and then she was unendingly gracious and flexible with our three energetic boys. Her comprehensive knowledge allowed all of us to deeply appreciate the wonderful city of Lisbon and all its history. She was generous with ideas of what else to explore with our boys during our stay, and was a lovely person with whom to spend half a day. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laurie. It was such a pleasure to guide you and your beautiful family. And I enjoyed seeing you again today. I hope I can meet you again. All the best
Charles BernitzBushey Heath, HERTS, United Kingdom
Gloria was our guide on Jun 5, 2018 for a Jewish Lisbon half day tour and again on Jun 6, for a half day Sintra and Cascais tour. Gloria is an interesting and informative guide, and a delightful travel companion. She quickly understood our interests, and tailored our visits accordingly. Our particular interests in the Jewish history were well served, including an enlightening visit to the synagogue. I am partially disabled, and she ensured that my access requirements were taken care of. Thanks Gloria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope to see you soon. Thank you for your nice words
Leonid VaynUnited States
She is very knowledgeable, very friendly and very nice. She showed us much more than we expected to see and answered all our questions. The rainy day in Lisbon seemed to be shiny for us :) Thank you, Gloria and thank you, ToursByLocals!!!
Jerry H.United States
I highly recommend Gloria for your tour guide in Lisbon. She maintains a pleasant personality and designs the tour according to your needs. Gloria possesses a wealth of knowledge about her city from an historical, cultural and artistic perspective.
Julia M.United States
It was a pleasure meeting Gloria and seeing Lisbon through her eyes. She is a fantastic guide and a lovely person. Hope to be back one day!
Barry G.United States
Gloria was a pleasure to tour with and full of wonderful knowledge about Jewish Lisbon, Lisbon and Portugal generally. Her kindness and enthusiasm were wonderful and we enjoyed seeing Lisbon and Jewish Lisbon through her eyes. She also gave us some great information about typical Portuguese food which we were able to experience with her at a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind comments. I hope to see you again soon.
Alan WeinstockUnited States
Gloria is a delightful lady with a wealth of knowledge who led us on a tour of Jewish Lisbon plus the sites of Lisbon. She was terrific. We were able to visit the Synagogue and other relevant sites plus visiting other interesting areas in Lisbon and nearby suburbs. If you would like a fascinating Jewish tour by a wonderful guide, book with Gloria and you will not be sorry.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words. I will see you next time.
Elsie KlumpnerUnited States
Gloria is a wonderful tour guide. She treated us like royalty. Her knowledge about Portugal and Lisbon and Jewish life in Lisbon was excellent. We enjoyed being with her for the day. One of the highlights was visiting the only synagogue in Lisbon where we met with one of the members and could ask questions. Gloria showed us much more of Lisbon that we even anticipated. I would recommend her as a guide to anyone visiting in Lisbon. She was delightful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much. i hope you come back one day.
Albert SharUnited States
It's hard to combine one day in Lisbon to allow a first time visitor a chance to get a real feel for the city. Glória did that exceptionally well.
Joel RubinUnited States
It is worth spending time in Lisbon just to have Gloria make the trip glorious. Gloria is a wonderful guide and we highly recommend her.
Candace GroudineUnited States
Please see my comments for Gloria for the "Sintra" tour. She is first-rate and a great asset to Tours By Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you once more. It was fantastic to meet you. Regards
Joel NewmanUnited Kingdom
Gloria was lovely and knowledgeable.
William LiebmanBethesda, MD, United States
Gloria was absolutely outstanding. She not only showed us and explained Lisbon's major sights, and discussed the city's history with us, but also took us to and explained sights of particular interest to us. Gloria was well-prepared, thorough in her presentation, personable and a pleasure to be with, including having lunch at an outdoor cafe, where she demonstrated the art of eating sardines prepared Portuguese style. Our day with Gloria was a perfect end to our travels.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to share each moment with you. It also meant a lot to me to learn more about you. All the best and I hope to see you again in a near future :)
Ben GreenbergerUnited States
copy of mail I sent to the guide: I just wanted to thank you again for the marvelous tour this morning. I would never have believed that so much could be experienced in so little time, and I was extremely impressed by the depth of your knowledge and above all your enthusiasm and genuine love of your city. When my wife and I visit Portugal again - and as a result of the taste of Portugal you provided for me, I'm sure now that we will - I will definitely be calling on you to be our guide. Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I really enjoyed meeting you and I will certainly enjoy meeting your wife as well. Regards
Lenore L.United States
Gloria is an excellent guide. The itinerary she set up for us was exactly what we had requested. She was able to answer all of our questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lenore. Hope to see you again. Regards
Gloria was delightful. She provided us with information as she guided us through streets either walking or in her vehicle. She made special arrangements to visit the Synagogue. Gloria is very knowledgeable about the history of "Jewish Lisbon". We had a wonderful time. It should also be noted that Gloria met us at the port where our cruise ship was docked.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Faigie. It was great to spend time with you and show you Lisbon. Be welcome to come back to Lisbon and explore more of Lisbon's secrets next time. Regards.
Elizabeth ShapiroUnited States
The sad truth is that there isn't much in the way of a tangible historical Jewish presence in Lisbon. Gloria took us to places in the city that had once had Jewish significance, and spoke knowledgeably about Jewish history in Lisbon. High point of the tour was the visit to Lisbon's Sephardic synagogue, with the opportunity to hear Senhora Anna talk about the recent history of Jews in Lisbon, and her life as a Portuguese Jew.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is right Elizabeth. You can ear more about Jewish presence than see. But I believe you managed to realize how Jewish lived and some still live in Lisbon. Thank you for coming. Gloria
Natalie CantorUnited States
Gloria's tour of sites of Jewish interest in Lisbon was marvelous! Her research was extensive and we saw places that we would have never seen on our own. I highly recommend Gloria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Natalie. It was a pleasure to have met you and your husband and I was so lucky to have known a little bit of your family history. Best regards to both of you. pictures tomorrow :)!