Dace PickensUnited States
Joao designed this tour at my request and it was PERFECT -- start to finish. I have been on many TBL tours -- all over the world -- and Joao is by far my Favorite guide to-date. He is pleasant; well-informed; and has a great sense of humor. He clearly put a lot of planning into the day. The beach was fantastic and the local restaurant where we had lunch was superb - from the sardines to the sangria. We had the place to ourselves. I couldn't ask for a better day in Portugal. Obrigada Joao!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Dace I don't have words to describe that day. It was for sure one of my best day tours in my life. You are special person! Your review is to good to be true, im honor for that. Thanks so much. Muito obrigado, i really want to have another opportunity to share the rest of Portugal to you and family. Alll the besttttt João
Gregory P.United States
Joao was terrific. He is tremendously knowledgeable about Lisbon and its history. He did a great job of planning our tour, and once at a site he was great at moving us through crowded conditions so that our waits were minimal. He knows all the short cuts and "back doors". All in all a great job and a delightful day, he has a great personality and was fun to spend the day with. Would highly recommend him to anyone considering a tour of Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sir Gregory Patterson Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was a great honor to have the opportunity to share part of my country with you and your friends. It was really a great day and your will to visit even if you just arrived here yesterday, was outstanding. Hope to see you again and I do wish you all the besttttt!!! Big hugs and kisses to everyone. Thanks so much again for your kind words to me. João L.
Linda Trummer-NapolitanoUnited States
I would definitely recommend Joao L. and ToursByLocals. First, Joao was incredibly responsive to all e mails prior to the tour, second he customized the tour for us and accommodated my request to see three palaces- Sintra Pena Palace, the Regalaria gardens, the Queluz Palace, then he took us on a brief stop to Belem on the way back to our hotel. He was very knowledgeable about the palaces and about Lisbon. He told us the best entrance to buy tickets to the Jeronimos monastery and this saved hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Linda Thanks so much for the wonderfull review. It was a really honor to have the chance to guide you and your awesome husband and friends. I hope to have the chance to guide you again. All the best, muito obrigado João
Bruce RosnerUnited States
Fun filled, enjoyable day! The time passed so quickly. Learned so much about Lisbon and Portugal in general in addition to Sintra which was the main focus of our tour! Great personality - attentive, enthusiastic and very excited to share his knowledge. Would refer Joao to anyone we know who is planning to visit this area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Bruce and Mrs Beth Thanks so much for your great review. I really appreciate to share my country with you. Hope to see you again, Best regards and all the best João
We are a family of 4 adults and had wanted to see as much of Portugal as we possibly can. It is indeed a fortunate decision that I made after going through all the reviews and chose Joao; he was a great "friend" of ours after this trip as he took great pains in deciding all the routes that a local would for his "friends" to enjoy his beautiful country. We had great food and went around like a local. I would definitely recommend Joao for all his knowledge, thoughtfulness and excellent skill in driving.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Angie Tong I would like to express my gratitude for your wonderful review and the time you spent writing it. It was for sure a great time I spent with you and your great family. Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my country with you. I do hope to see you again and take you to other great spots in Portugal. Thanks so much, muito obrigado, João
Lee StockwellUnited States
João is the best!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Lee and Mr. Winston Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my beautifull Sintra with you. I was delighted to show you around and so glad to learn so much more with all your experience. Hope to see you again in order to take you again on some different tours around Portugal. Best regards, João