Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Sassari-Alghero-Porto-Torres-Italy by Tour Guide Riccardo M. (Guide #12782)


Johanne Eshaya

Canada
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Tour: Special Price Tour- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, starting after 2 o'clock., Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Date: Feb 28/20

Although we were not advised of the change of guide, and I am sure that Gabriela is fantastic, the replacement guide, Riccardo, was phenomenal. He was extremely knowledgeable and eloquent in english. He's a very kind, patient and resourceful. We really appreciated his calm demeanor. We would recommend him whole-heartedly to anyone who is fortunate enough to have him as a guide. Thanks for a job very well done.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Dear Johanne, we tried to reach you to inform you on the changes to your tour, we sincerely apologize that you did not receive these before your tour began. This is not how we would have like your tour to begin. We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time with Riccardo, and I hope this will not deter you from continuing to use ToursByLocals.

Barbara Alldridge

United Kingdom
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 6/20

Riccardo was first class ensuring that we had a memorable first visit to Cagliari. We so enjoyed learning about Sardinia and he imparted just enough information to be very interesting without going into too much detail. I had explained my husband has limited mobility and he was very mindful of that throughout the tour but made sure we experienced everything this beautiful city has to offer. A thoroughly professional and friendly guide who is highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice feedback! Riccardo

Scott Roman

United States
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Tour: #149512, Discover the beauty of Nora and the charm of its archaeological site., Pula, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

The tour and Ricardo were wonderful! The places we saw were perfect because they included so much of the area and were very interesting. Ricardo was great because he gave enough information so we understood the history, but was not too detailed to bore us. He was also flexible giving us options to make the tour as enjoyable for us as possible. He was very knowledgeable and was patient answering many questions. He didn't feel the need to talk continuously.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words. Hope to see you again in Sardinia. Riccardo

Barrie Eshman

Australia
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Tour: #149512, Discover the beauty of Nora and the charm of its archaeological site., Pula, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Our guide Riccardo picked us up in a very comfortable clean car to take us on our tour of Nora. His enthusiasm and knowledge for the ruins and the area made the day informative and enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barrie for your review. Regards Riccardo

Avril Foster

Australia
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Tour: #226432, Alghero City Tour, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Great tour. A fantastic orientation to Alghero and surrounds.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. Regards Riccardo

Lesley Grimes

Italy
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Tour: #149502, Cagliari walking tour, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Riccardo is friendly very knowledgable and the tour was excellent....the right pace, value for money and tailored to what we wanted ....highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words! See you next time in Sardinia. Riccardo

Marta Knill

United Kingdom
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Tour: #149502, Cagliari walking tour, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Nancy D.

United States
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Tour: #149515, Barumini Su Nuraxi World Heritage, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Riccardo is a very knowledgeable and personable guide. During the car ride to Su Nuraxi he provided a lot of information on Sardinian culture, food, wine and history. The tour of the nuraghe sites of Barumini was fascinating and very informative. We highly recommend Riccardo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words! Riccardo

Charlene W.

United States
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

Riccardo was did a great job of giving us both a panoramic and up close view of Cagliari. He is very considerate and let our interests guide what he showed us. His knowledge of the area and excellent English made this an interesting and informative tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure for me. Thank you for your words! Riccardo

Laura Neuman

United States
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Tour: #149502, Cagliari walking tour, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

A pleasure to have a local with so much knowledge walk is thru the town. This is the best way to get a quick insight to Cagliari!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice feedback! Riccardo

Jim Hughes

United States
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Tour: #149512, Discover the beauty of Nora and the charm of its archaeological site., Pula, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Riccardo took us to Nora & Pula. He provided interesting and relevant historical information and gave a very informative tour of the Nora site supplemented by helpful visuals on his iPad. While driving to and from the site, he provided helpful information on the area. Our rating is 5/5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words! Regards Riccardo

Chuck Hartwig

United States
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Tour: #149649, San Benedetto Market&tasting, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Riccardo was a terrific guide. We very much enjoyed his tour of the Marektplace and Cagliari town!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback! Riccardo

Ridley James

United Kingdom
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Tour: #492249, Dreaming Sardinia, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Riccardo was the ideal guide for us. We are an elderly couple in our 70's, though young at heart, a little slow at times. Riccardo was polite, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, thoughtful, an excellent driver and good fun. He quickly realised our interests and tailored the trip to suit us. Thank you - we had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words. It was a delight to tour with you! Riccardo

Monya Kemp

United States
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Tour: #149512, Discover the beauty of Nora and the charm of its archaeological site., Pula, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

Riccardo is the BEST! We spent 2-1/2 days with Riccardo in 2017, so when we planned to return to Cagliari I reached out to Riccardo again. Riccardo made sure we enjoyed our time together. He was flexible and personalize the tours. He clearly loves and is proud of Sardegna. He was able to answer any and all questions we had. in 2017 my sister and I toured Cagliari, Nora, Chia, Barumini, and Serdiana. In 2019 I returned with more of my family. We had less tour time, so decided to return to Nora.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Monya! I enjoyed your company and I hope to see you again in Cagliari! Riccardo

Eileen Sotomora

United States
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Riccardo was a terrific guide. We were in port for the day and he showed us so many of the sites in Cagliari. He met us at the port, took us to the Birdseye view of town then we had a walking tour as we descended down to the town and port. We stopped for a coffee while he walked back up for the car. We then went to the beach and also saw the salt marshes and lagoon as well as the Flamingos. The 4 of us had a wonderful time on this tour. Riccardo was attentive to our needs. We recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your company! Riccardo

Sally Chadwick

United States
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Tour: #226432, Alghero City Tour, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

Riccardo designed a custom tour for two, allowing for our attendance at Easter mass in Porto Torres where our ship docked. He was knowledgeable, personable, and easy to understand. He safely chauffeured us in his clean and comfortable auto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words! Riccardo

George Hutton

United States
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Tour: #149512, Discover the beauty of Nora and the charm of its archaeological site., Pula, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

Riccardo is an excellent tour guide. He picked us up on time in a nice SUV. He provided very informative commentary along the short drive to Nora. The tour at Nora was wonderful. Riccardo is very knowledgeable about the site. We then spent about an hour in the adjacent town, Pula, with its shops and restaurants. This was our second tour with Riccardo (2 days in a row), so we got to know him well. He drove us to Monte Urpinu for an excellent view of the city of Cagliari at the end of the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George for your great review and greetings from Sardinia! Riccardo

George Hutton

United States
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Tour: #149515, Barumini Su Nuraxi World Heritage, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

Riccardo was wonderful. He picked us up on time in a comfortable SUV. He provided expert commentary on the drive, covering everything from demographics to culture and politics of Sardinia and Cagliari. We enjoyed our time with him at the main site (Su Nuraxi) as well as at the small museum. He is very engaging and well-informed. When returning to Cagliari, he offered to drop us off anywhere we would like. I would definitely recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George for your great review and greetings from Sardinia! Riccardo

Suzanne James

United Kingdom
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Tour: #158532, Discovering Chia, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

Excellem tour guide, friendly, informative and filled the day well

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback! Riccardo

Diana Edelman

Norway
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Tour: #162039, Experience the best Trip Sardinia, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

We worked with Riccardo to customize an 8-day tour of archaeological sites and museums in Sardinia. The experience exceeded our expectations. Riccardo was attentive to every detail both before and during the trip. He adjusted the itinerary as needed to deal with weather and closing days at regional museums, calling to confirm information that had not been updated on the website. He also is a fount of knowledge about the history of Sardina ancient and current, and is a very careful driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really thank you for your review and for your nice company! Riccardo

Carl Pallasch

United States
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Tour: #162039, Experience the best Trip Sardinia, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Riccardo was more than willing to be flexible. He was also very kind in dealing with us three senior citizens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review! Best regards Riccardo

Merylle Alexander

United Kingdom
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! Riccardo

Ray O.

Australia
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

I have used Tours By Locals in various parts of the world and I am pleased to say that Riccardo's tour was one of best. He was on time, well organized and knowledgeable. Above all he was considerate, understanding and accommodating of our needs which all anyone can ask of a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ray, I really enjoyed your nice company! Hope to see you again in Sardinia! Riccardo

Michael Hauptman

United States
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Riccardo was an *excellent* guide for his hometown. We were only docked for ~6 hours, and he made the most of it! Deep knowledge of Cagliari and its history. When he stopped our tour of the cathedral for a moment so he could run over and say hello to the priest (who he knew), I knew we were in good hands. And don't underestimate a guide with his own car! We definitely feel we got off the beaten path. We did more than anyone else we talked to on the ship. Highly recommended. Worth every penny!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael I really thank you for your nice words! My best regards Riccardo

Roz FitzPatrick

Canada
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Tour: #151421, Shore Excursions group, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Riccardo was a very good tour guide. With a group of 16 family members aged 18-85 and 2 with disabilities I know it can be hard to accommodate. He did a good job of taking care of us. The vehicle and driver were excellent and prompt. Riccardo's history knowledge was excellent and our trip to Nora archeological site was fascinating. It was a very hot day so the swim at the beautiful Su Guideu Beach was very much enjoyed. We would recommend Riccardo to future travellers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and for the company of your fantastic familly! Riccardo

Lauren Reid

Australia
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Tour: #492249, Cagliari-Cala Gonone, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

We loved Riccardo. He was kind, helpful and very very informative

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really thank you for your nice words and company! Riccardo

Alexander Storozhev

Spain
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Tour: #492249, Dreaming Sardinia, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

Ricci is a very friendly and reliable person. Knows some very interesting places to watch. We spent a nice time with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your words and for your company! Riccardo

Roman Ivanov

Russia
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Riccardo is a very intelligent and knowledgeable guide. The tour exceeded my expectations with lots of interesting information not only about Cagliari, but also about history of Sardegna and Italy. Riccardo was super-friendly despite me being too late for the tour... Definitely recommend to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review, hope to see you again in Sardinia! Riccardo

Amanda Newcomb

United States
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Tour: #226432, Alghero City Tour, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! Riccardo

Daniel Passen

United States
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Tour: #155808, Shore Excursion Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

We had a great time with Riccardo. It was so obvious how much the loved Sardinia and wanted to share it with others. He drove us to some wonderful scenic overlooks, to a beach, to beautiful churches all the while he was sharing the history, folklore and culture of the island. We took a walking through the medieval town and even saw where cannon balls where still lodged in the wall that surrounded the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Riccardo, even if it was hot that day. Thanks Riccardo!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really thank you for your nice review! Riccardo