Robert TuiderArlington, VA, United States
Orquidea met us as scheduled, was informative, pleasant, and professional. She knows her city and we were very pleased not only with the tour, but also with our choice of tour guide. :)
David BarclayUnited States
Orquídea led us on a wonderful tour of Porto in less than ideal weather conditions. Her English and knowledge are superb and you will thoroughly enjoy her tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for being such great sports, although the weather did not cooperate, it still was a great time. Thanks for your kind rating and booking. All the best, happy new year!
Lauren SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, it was great to host you! Obrigada!
Gladell P.United States
This tour is awesome! Orquidea picked me up from the airport then drove me to the city where we toured mainly by walking. I like the relaxed pace and her care on important details particularly about historical facts. She is nice to accommodate my requests, including driving me to a nice seafood place by the beach and back to the airport. She made me feel like I'm meeting a local friend. The panoramic viewing spots, churches/architectural sites, market, Porto wine tour & tasting were among my highlights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The feeling was mutual, thank you for your kind comments and rating. It was a pleasure. All the best! Obrigada.
Catherine SchifterUnited States
Orquidea is simply fantastic just like her namesake flower, the orchid. Very knowledgeable, pleasant, great local restaurant and port winery knowledge. In Porto, you simply can not go wrong with her as your guide. Thanks for a wonderful day ... and she even saved me from walking all the way up the hill.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments, it was super meeting you and hosting you here. I am glad you enjoyed everything (and no hills!). Wishing you the very best, Orquidea
Nancy B.United States
Orchidea was incredibly knowledgeable about Porto, offering insights involving history, geography, economics, architecture, and the general arts. Via extensive walking tours, including hidden gems of viewing points, as well as drives across the river to an intimate Port House and to see the beach and the Cheese Castle, she introduced us to Porto with a flair. Her deep knowledge and willingness to answer our many questions about the city and Portuguese culture made the day fly by. We found a new friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to host you here, I feel very fortunate to have guests like you! Thank you for the great day, kind rating and comments. Until next time. Obrigada, Orquidea
Gnana (Mickey) WignarajajhUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating, it was a pleasure to host you here!
Ideal introduction to Porto and its history, both old and more recent. Visit to the wine tasting room of Churchill wines was a highlight of our entire trip. Everyone knows of the importance of port wine to Portugal but they also produce outstanding table wines from the same grapes. Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your response, it was great to host you here and introduce you to our wonderful wines, and city! All the best, Orquidea
Robert GuelichUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your booking with me. It was a pleasure to host you! Obrigada, Orquidea
Dee ZednikUnited States
Orquidea was a fabulous guide! I would highly recommend her! She gave us an exceptional tour of Porto, took us to a wonderful port cellar, complete with tasting, of course! The lunch she took us to was clearly one known only by locals (which we asked for), & was perhaps the best lunch of our entire trip. She was also fun to be with. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, it was great to host you here and have you enjoy the best of our local lifestyle! All the best, Orquidea
Anita MahoodUnited States
Orquidea was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. Wish we had more time in Porto so we could take advantage of her expertise on other tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind rating, it was great fun to host you here! All the best, Orquidea
John PierceUnited States
Neville GuardUnited States
Orquidea was a gem, she know where all the great spots were for our tour. She went out of her way to accommodate our request for an early (and I do mean early) start time and was flexible to allow us to break up our tour in to sections since I had plans for a private tasting and lunch. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I'll be using her when I return to Porto in about 2 months again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to host you. I too, look forward to meeting you again. All the best, Orquidea
Judith HodgsonUnited Kingdom
Really lovely insight into a charming city. Orquidea is relaxed and knowledgeable without feeling the need to fill every moment with facts and figures! Happy to answer questions and engage in chat or just leave us to wander a little ourselves. Lovely company for the day
Rodger B.Lafayette, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind rating. Obrigada!
This is a great tour with a very caring guide.We can recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and kind review. It was a pleasure to host and "celebrate" with you. All the best! Orquidea
Marion HagueUnited States
Orquidea was our guide for the city tour of Porto. Everyone in our family group of eight found Orquidea to be pleasant, personable, and very knowledgeable of her home city. She patiently answered a million questions and kindly laughed at our silly jokes. We immediately felt like she was part of our family group except she was the one who could translate and explain everything. Orquidea gave us a good sense of Porto, historically and culturally. We highly recommend Orquidea.
Minesh PatelUnited States
Catherine SchifterUnited States
First of all, the tour guide was the best ever. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and resourceful. I totally enjoyed my tour of Porto, and the tour of the wine cellar.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the very kind words and rating. I had a wonderful time hosting you here, it was a pleasure to get to know you and help you experience the best of Porto. Take care. Obrigada! Orquidea
Porto was more than we had expected it to be because of Orquidea. She knew where everything was and the history we would have strolled by. Our customized tour hit all the highlights including the rive boat ride and more. Best of all was lunch at the out door fish grill restaurant that was off the beaten path and frequented mostly by locals. We would never have found such a treasure. The fish/food was outstanding. The finally was the port tour and tasting. Wow! What a great day had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating and comments, I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful time in my city! It was a pleasure to host you here, experiencing Porto with you. Best wishes to all, Orquidea
Mary H.United States
Orquidea did not take us to see many important sites (ie. the city hall in Porto) and left us to 'shop' in a pitiful street market by the river after we asked for nice shopping area. She did take us to Windsors, a nice wine shop for tasting. Comparing our trip with the ships tour, we hardly saw a thing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Hurt, I appreciate your comments and feel badly that you were not completely satisfied with the tour. The tour was delivered as per the description, visiting all the important sites including some free time for shopping (I am sorry that this was not the specific shopping that you were looking for). I am more than happy to customize my tours for my guests to suit their preferences. I enjoyed hosting your group and hope that you have fond memories of Porto. Kind regards, Orquidea
Arash KharestanUnited States
Excellent guide with great personality. She showed up on time and took us on an amazing tour. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and rating. It was my pleasure to host you both here and I'm glad that you got to experience my beautiful city. All the best, Orquidea
Flavel HeymanUnited States
The only thing that Orquidea did not do to make our visit to Porto more pleasant, was control the rain. She was a trooper, changed plans to adapt to weather conditions, and still managed to help us to make the most of our day. We had a good time and feel as though we have insight into the city and its history.