Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Algarve Region Portugal by Tour Guide Miguel G. (Guide #12397)


Susan O.

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 4 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Miguel was a very nice and knowledgable guide. His English was very good and he drove us all over and provided spectacular sights and much information about the Albufeira area of Portugal. We really enjoyed this tour and especially with Miguel as our guide. We would recommend him.

Zoe Mitchell

Bermuda
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 4 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

Miguel was a fantastic guide. He was accommodating when we had to change our tour date, showed up early on our tour day and took us to some beautiful places we may not have ventured to on our own. We had our 2 and 4 year old boys with us and he had car seats for them ready to go. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Without a doubt a worthwhile tour. I'd recommend doing this at the start of your trip in case there are places you want to revisit or other places Miguel can recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Zoe I am very glad that you enjoyed my tour, I also had a good day with you. You are very nice people, if you return to the Algarve you will always be welcomed. All the best for you and your whole family. Best Regards Miguel

Shari S.

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 4 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Miguel could not have been nicer and more accommodating. He was so nice and planned a nice trip around the Algarve. He was very knowledgable and spoke perfect English. We traveled with our 20 yr old daughter and almost 18 yr old son so the tour was fun and interesting for them as well. We asked Miguel about other beaches we could go to and helped us plan that as well. He was very polite and would recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shari I am real happy you have enjoyed my tour and you have had a good day. You will always be welcome here in the Algarve. Best wishes to all of you. Miguel

Erwin W.

Boca raton, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 4 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Erwin Weiss for your positive feedback, There is always a warm welcome for you in Algarve,glad you enjoyed your visit! Kindest regards Miguel

Joshua B.

United States
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Tour: #153123, East Algarve Tour - Eastern Delight, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Miguel is a very nice guy, a great driver but he's not a licensed tour guide so what he communicates and what you'll learn is a function of his anecdotal learning, but he's very experienced and knows where to go. We wanted a thorough tour of Eastern Algarve and Miguel was the only guide/driver who offered what we wanted to experience. Fortunately we did our own advanced preparation so we weren't relying on him exclusively for information about the sites. He did take us to all the right places.

Joshua B.

United States
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Miguel is a very nice guy, a great driver but he's not a licensed tour guide so what he communicates and what you'll learn is a function of his anecdotal learning, but he's very experienced and knows where to go. We wanted a thorough tour of Western Algarve and Miguel was the only guide/driver who offered what we wanted to experience. Fortunately we did our own advanced preparation so we weren't relying on him exclusively for information about the sites. He did take us to all the right places.

Sylvia Lee

Hong Kong
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 4 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Miguel is most helpful and knowlegable. He is nice in adjusting to my time and itinerary requirement. Going to Cap St Vincent in Algarve definitely needs a local guide. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sylvia Lee for your positive feedback, There is always a warm welcome for you in Algarve,glad you enjoyed your visit! Kindest regards Miguel

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.

Joshua B.

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 4 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Miguel is a very nice guy, and a great driver but remember he's not a licensed tour guide. He communicated well with me prior to booking and he was very accommodating in arranging to pick us up at the airport and drop us at our hotel and make stops along the way. His speciality is as a driver so you'll get to where you want to go and get some basic info but don't expect the same kind of knowledge base as a licensed tour guide.

Keller Shinholser

United States
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Miguel drove us up the coast from Albufeira for 8 hours. My husband was very concerned about driving around like that but then thought it was excellent. We stopped by the cork trees and learned about their importance. We stopped for lunch along the way. He was very informative with a good sense of humor. We learned a lot about past and current culture which was very important to us. Ask him to bring his router if you want wifi in the car.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Keller I am very happy to have enjoyed my tour. I always try my best to make a tour as original as possible. It is very gratifying to read a review like yours. I wish you a life with all the best, and if you ever return to the Algarve and need anything I will be happy to help you. All the best for the whole family Best regards Miguel

Dave Hartman

Canada
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 8 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Excellent guide. Toured the West end of the Algarve region. An 8 hour tour turned into a 10 hour tour as we enjoyed the day so well together. We visited sites that I will not forget and I suspect few see, as there was at times no one else there. We ate in local "Special" places that make trips special. He was knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with for the day. A real nice person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dave Thank you very much for your review, I am very happy to know that you like my private tour service. I also spent a great day with your company, you are a very good person with a good heart. If you ever come back to the Algarve, I'll be happy to help you with anything you need. You have a good life and the projects you have told me are going well. All the best for you and your whole family. Best Regards Miguel

Alain Soubra

Lebanon
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Miguel has done a fanstastic job for us. He customized the tour very well and is very knowledgeable about the Algarve. All of our questions were answered and the lunch discussions with Miguel was great. Do not hesitate to hire him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alain Once again thank you very much for your comment, I am once more quite happy. I really enjoyed the things we talked about at lunch and I thought you were people with a good conscience and heart, so I hope you find what you are looking for. And be happy. All the best to you and your families You are always welcome to the Algarve Best regards Miguel

Alain Soubra

Lebanon
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Tour: #153123, East Algarve Tour - Eastern Delight, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Amazing Tour! Miguel knows all the places that we wanted to visit and also beyond the typical touristic places. The car is comfortable and high up so that we can also sight see better. Miguel has successfully customized this tour to our needs, we are grateful for that.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alain I am very glad that you enjoyed it, I tried to do my best, it was also an excellent day for me with your company. You are always welcome to the Algarve All the best to you and your families Best regards Miguel

Lisa Spitzer

United States
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Picked up on time. Tours were good. Left us at one location for lunch. "JUst said go to the river. Did not say where river are was or point so we never found the area. Did not pay for his entry. This one was not too bad. MIgual is a typical cruise company guide. Knows just enough but not anything in depth. MIgual offered nothing- not even an apology for the car issue on the other tour. Left us to hassle about his car. Did not check on use once. We waited about 45 minutes.

Lisa Spitzer

United States
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Tour: #153123, East Algarve Tour - Eastern Delight, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Tours were good. Migual is not a guide. He is a travel agent. He did not make it clear in his rating nor that he very rarely does 2 person private tours. He does not get the free gratus tour guide entry but, asked us to pay for his entry. We did once. knew very little about the history. . At one location Migual put the car into drive instead of reverse to get out of a parking space. Damaged the car. Not safe drove anyways, finally waited for another vehicle pickup. MUch more- no space

Lisa Spitzer

United States
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Tour: Airport Transfer ( Service from √Čvora to Albufeira) and ( Albufeira to Lisbon), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal
Date: Sep 10/17

Migual lost his way and could not find hotel for pick or drop off for either of the 2 transfers. He basically got lost for each transfer and had to go back and look again every single time. He did not ask if we wanted to stop at a rest area and just said " I an going to stop at a gas station because I NEED TO GET WATER." He missed the turn for 2 gas stations. On a positive note he did get us there.

Deborah Tuten

United States
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

The tour was everything promised.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Deborah, I enjoyed it too! It was a pleasure to meet you, until next time there is always a warm welcome for you here in the Algarve! Miguel

Fred Roth

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours ( 3 hours Tour ), Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

Miguel spent three hours showing us around the seaside towns near Portimeao. Very beautiful but the next time we would want to take the full tour of the Western Algarve.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Fred, I enjoyed it too! It was a pleasure to meet you, until next time there is always a warm welcome for you here in the Algarve! Miguel

Steven Reeves

Australia
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

Miguel was very pleasant and helpful. He arrived on time and his vehicle was comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Steve, It was a pleasure to meet you, until next time there is always a warm welcome for you here in the Algarve! Miguel

Meta Scharre

United States
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

We had a wonderful excursion in the West Algarve region. Our tour guide, Miguel was knowledgeable of the various attractions and expressed true interest in fulfilling our satisfaction. He was professional and enjoyable. We therefore rate our tour the highest possible number.

Jan W.

69126, Germany
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Tour: Airport Transfer, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal
Date: Sep 24/16

Right on time, Miguel met us at arrivals with a sign with my name on it. He is a very pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable guy! The transfer was swift and also very comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, Thank you for your positive feedback. You are always welcome here in the Algarve! Kindest regards, Miguel

Stacey Bonagura

United States
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Tour: #154170, Albufeira - Past and Present, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stacey, Thank you for your feedback. You,your family & friends are always welcome in the beautiful Algarve! Kindest regards, Miguel

Jill McCleary

Cypress, TX, United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 29/16

Great tour...Loved the wine tasting stop. It should be included on all tours. Really enjoyed the views from the End of the World. Wish we had more time to spend in this beautiful area!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill, Thank you for your positive feedback ... I was impressed with the winery too, definitely need to offer this option to future travellers. The view from Sagres is one of the highlights of this tour .. breathtaking!You are always welcome in the eautiful Algarve! Kindest regards Miguel

Dorothy Prengler

United States
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Tour: #153123, East Algarve Tour - Eastern Delight, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 10/16

The tour was very nice. Beautiful. Took us to places like the fish market and explained everything. Lunch was at a local resturant that he likes. He ordered for us so we could taste the local foods. Fantastic. Our tour guide picked us up in a transit van. Very spaceouse. The only thing was that he was very soft spoken. Only the person in the front seat could hear him. He should get a head set so everyone could hear him when he was driving and pointing out the sights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi everyone thank you! Absolutely agree need a microphone! Glad you all enjoyed a little bit of what I call home ... the beautiful Algarve! Kindest regards Miguel

Kfir Sharlin

Israel
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 28/16

Miguel was very attentive, we were a group with elders and children and he managed to provide us with the suitable program.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kfir for your positive feedback, There is always a warm welcome for you in Algarve,glad you enjoyed your visit! Kindest regards Miguel

Burrel Magnusson

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

We can't say enough good things about our tour experience with Miguel. It was thorough and professional but done with a wonderfully local charm and attitude. We enjoyed his company very much. Five star

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive feedback Burrel! Until next time kindest regards from Algarve ... Miguel

Burrel Magnusson

United States
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Tour: #153123, East Algarve Tour - Eastern Delight, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

We can't say enough good things about our tour experience with Miguel. It was thorough and professional but done with a wonderfully local charm and attitude. We enjoyed his company very much. Five star

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Burrel, I enjoyed it too! It was a pleasure to meet you, until next time there is always a warm welcome for you here in the Algarve! Miguel

Cecile Buhl

Canada
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Tour: #157480, Tibet to Loule... free your mind, Loul√©, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 5/16

This was a wonderful experience. Miguel took very good care of me,got my scooter where it needed to be, and helped me negotiate with the local people at the Loule market.The diversity between the crowded, bustling market and the serene spiritual silence of the monastery was an interesting juxtaposition in one day. I really enjoyed it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive feedback Cecile, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Algarve! Kindest regards Miguel

Claudia R.

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 13/15

We highly recommend Miguel for his professionalism, his understanding of what we wanted to see and when we wanted to spend more/less time at a certain stop. He truly loves his country and was proud to share with us. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Algarve coast. One member of our group had some mobility issues and Miguel was always patient and compassionate. Communication with his office staff, Jeanette, was prompt, informative and even humorous. THANKS

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Claudia for your positive feedback! It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience in Algarve.There is always a warm welcome for you your family & friends here in the Algarve! Miguel & Jeanette

Claudia R.

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 12/15

If you are looking for a tailor-made tour for the entire Algarve Coast, look no further than Miguel. We spent 3 days with Miguel including airport pick up and final drop off at the train station. Day 1-airport pickup, local touring, and drop off at condo. Day 2-Toured all the way to the west coast, including a boat ride through the caves and lunch at a restaurant ON THE SAND. Day 3-Toured all the way to the east coast, including the famous fish market and everything in between, even a PERFECT souvenir!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claudia, I enjoyed showing you all around the beautiful Algarve ... I know you will take home some unforgettable memories as well as our souvenirs!There is always a warm welcome here for you in the Algarve! Miguel

Claudia R.

United States
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Tour: #154170, Albufeira - Past and Present, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 11/15

If you are looking for a tailor-made tour for the entire Algarve Coast, look no further than Miguel. We spent 3 days with Miguel including airport pick up and final drop off at the train station. Day 1-airport pickup, local touring, and drop off at condo. Day 2-Toured all the way to the west coast, including a boat ride through the caves and lunch at a restaurant ON THE SAND. Day 3-Toured all the way to the east coast, including the famous fish market and everything in between, even a PERFECT souvenir!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was fantastic Claudia ... thank you Miguel

Ineke van Geel

Maastricht, 6212NJ, Netherlands
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Tour: Airport Transfer - Getting around in Algarve, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal
Date: Jul 16/15

The transfer from Faro to Vilamoura with Migual was ok. Our plane had a delay of 30 min. I have given this message par sms to Migual, but he did not answer. He has to be keen on his phone with such an appointment. At least he came just in time. My daughter and I were looking for him. You could not recognize him by a batch of Toursbylocals, what I were always.. I will give him a rate of 8 on 10.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments Ineke, In the event of flight delays my office is aware of this via tracking system so that I may be notified of any changes.Meanwhile it it not usual for me to respond to my phone while actually driving.I believe our meeting point system works well in the event of travellers not being able to identify me and always carry a sign bearing the travellers name. Thank you again ... there is always a warm welcome here in the Algarve. Miguel Graca

Mia Bobet

United States
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Tour: #153572, Tailor-made tours, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 6/15

Miguel is a great tour guide, he took us to the beautiful coast of Portugal. Very knowledgeable in the culture and history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mia, There is always a warm welcome for you in the Algarve! Miguel

Isabel Gaviria

United States
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Tour: #153121, West Algarve Tour - Western Ways, Albufeira, Faro, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 29/15

The tour was absolutely excellent. Miguel arrived on time and was very considerate to our group. We had tweaked the tour to what we were interested in and he was spot on.We were not interested in the zoo or shopping time but rather seeing the beautiful beach sites along Algarve. The Ponte da Piedade was breathtaking as well as Cabo Vicente and all the other amazing areas. Lagos etc. I highly recommend Miguel since he is a very knowledgeable guide and his recommendations were excellent. Great tour!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Isabel, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit as did I! There is always a warm welcome for you,your family & friends here in the beautiful Algarve of which I am proud to call home! Kindest regards to all... Miguel