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 PallaschUnited States
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 AlexanderUnited Kingdom
Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! Riccardo
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 HauptmanUnited States
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
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
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
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
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 NewcombUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! Riccardo
Daniel PassenUnited States
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
Alan RobertsUnited States
Tutti bene. Excellent.
Michael MakonMorrisville, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback. Riccardo
Myrna LozadaUnited States
The tour with Riccardo in Sardinia was excellent. Riccardo was very courteous, very accommodating, knew every detail of the agenda and took care of showing the best sights and highlights of Sardinia. 5 star rating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice words and for your company! Hope to see you again in Sardinia! Riccardo
Carol M.United States
This trip exceeded our expectations. Despite some bad weather which prevented us from seeing an item or two on our original itinerary, our guide, Ricardo remained proactive throughout the trip substituting some sightseeing and rearranging some items to accomodate for the weather and still allow us to enjoy a wonderful trip. I can't say enough kind things about Ricardo as a driver/guide. He made our first trip to Sardinia a memorable one and we hope to return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, thanks for your comment, kindness and nice company. Hope to see you again in Sardinia! Riccardo
Pamela CadmusUnited States
Ricardo was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable, cheerful, courteous and friendly. Before the trip we had sketched out our itinerary and Ricardo was extremely helpful. He made sure that we visited highlights of Cagliari and places we were most anxious to visit (the botanical garden). Of course the highlight of the day and half tour was the visit to Su Nuraxi at Barumini. Ricardo was just terrific! We will use ToursByLocals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Pamela for your kind words, it was a pleasure for me! Riccardo
Bryan FawcettUnited States
Riccardo is a very knowledgeable guide, extremely friendly, and I would recommend him as a guide to my Friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review! Riccardo
Jeanne FerranteUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Riccardo. He drove us around to all the great scenic overlooks around Cagliari, then guided us on a walking tour through the medieval town. He was very informative with stories/legends/tidbits about Sardinia's fascinating history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback, my best greetings from Cagliari! Riccardo
Riccardo opened our eyes to Sardinia's history, culture and archaeology--he was a charming and very knowledgeable guide, passionate about everything Sardinian. The Spring weather was not kind to us, but Riccardo managed to re-schedule the original itinerary to make sure that we didn't miss out on exploring the interior of the ancient nuraghe structure at Barumini--that was a truly unique and fascinating experience that physically challenged one of our pair, but we did it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words. Hope to see you again in Sardinia to discover together the mysterious and fascinating nuragic civilization! Riccardo
Riccardo was the best, always bending over backwards to please us and tailor the program to suit us. Not only has he been caring and ever vigilant, in looking after our welfare, but he was knowledgeable and informative without being a boring drone. He is a serious, always respectful and thoughtful person and never overly familiar. He truly has been outstanding, showing us so many things and places one would never see as an independent tourist. The best guide ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice words, it was such a pleasure meeting you! Best wishes from Sardinia Riccardo
Riccardo is a fantastic guide - very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret for your kind words, I enjoyed talking to you. Riccardo
Allen KettleUnited States
Ricardo was great. He made sure we saw all the important sites and explained the history of the sites. He made sure the tour was physically accommodating. I would highly recommend Ricardo. Job well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and your nice company!!! Riccardo
Judy K.United States
Barbara MiscoiUnited States
Loved having a private tour. Husband has prosthetic leg and it is hard to keep up with tour groups. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and we had the opportunity to ask questions not only about the sights, but we got to know our guide and enjoyed his suggestions for lunch and snacks. Much more personal and tailored to our interests and my husband's walking ability.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review! Riccardo
Eric SleighUnited States
Highest compliments and appreciation for Ricardo's tour of the market and city sights. Ricardo's insights and familiarity with the local culture were excellent. Highly recommend booking a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words! It was a pleasure for me...I hope to see you again in Cagliari! Riccardo
Vernon OlsonUnited States
Very good tour of the city and old town. Riccardo was knowledgeable and able to communicate well in English. Would like to have seen something outside the city rather than the hour of "free time" for shopping at end of tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. It wasn't easy since two of you couldn't walk (and the tour you bought includes a walking tour in the medieval district), I did my best to make the tour pleasant for you. Riccardo
Fraser SilveyUnited Kingdom
Nice guy, knowledgeable and seems to really enjoy his job. Throughly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback. It was a pleasure for me, I really enjoyed our time together! Riccardo
Riccardo was the perfect guide during our holiday in Sardinia !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review! It's great to see that you enjoyed your experience in Sardinia. With best regards Riccardo
Terrie CliffordUnited States
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.
Melissa CarrollNew Zealand
Riccardo was a great guide. He was ready and waiting once we disembarked and listened carefully to what we wanted to do. He was very flexible and when he learned my teenage boys wanted to go to footlocker to buy some sports shoes, he drove us to the mall. Thanks Riccardo, we have great memories of Sardinia. The lovely scenery, the history and the coffee were all highlights. The Carroll family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review, I had a good time with your nice family. Greetings from Sardinia!
Mark TamagniUnited States
Ricardo was incredibly knowledgeable on his culture, history and politics. His tour was thorough and personal. He was also flexible when we wanted to adjust the tour to our own interests which is the reason we always pick private tours. Thank You for sharing your lovely city with us...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review I am so happy you enjoyed your day. Riccardo
Nathan RonenUnited States
Riccardo is truly understands customer service. Replies to inquiries promptly and does what he is supposed to do and more. Sardinia and Corsica was the best trip I have ever taken anywhere in the world with any guide. He is not watching the clock and telling you his rules for guiding-- he wants you to be happy. He is professional. No mood swings with him. Even tempered. You are in the best hands with Riccardo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your endless generosity and kind words. It was genuinely my pleasure to be in the company of you...I had a great time too! I hope to see you again in Sardinia. Your guide and friend, Riccardo
Riccardo was great, we had a private tour during a cruise stopover, he showed us as many places as possible ensuring we returned to the port in time, we had opportunity to sample local tastes in the markets and we then finished with an excellent Charcuterie Board at Sabores (Via Lodovico Baylle 6, Cagliari)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to share my "Cagliari" with you. Riccardo
Monica DincaUnited Kingdom
Marjorie BelsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a perfect rating!
William HerterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for sharing your tour experience! I really enjoyed the day, and hope to meet you on your next visit to Sardinia! Best Wishes, Riccardo.
Michael ScottUnited States
Riccardo gave us an excellent overview of Cagliari. A wander trough the local market, drink on the beach, a pleasant drive and a wonderful and informative tour of the old city. We couldn't have asked for a nicer afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review and your company! My best regards Riccardo
Beth ManusHenderson, NV, United States
Cliff R.Los Angeles, CA, United States
Excellent insights and very helpful tracking no down things the our concierge could not.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review! Riccardo
Linda UptonUnited Kingdom
Just returned from our cruise and would like to give Riccardo a 5 for the lovely tour of Cagliari. The amount of information he gave was brilliant and the time went really quickly. We would have no hesitation in recommending your Company ToursByLocals and especially Riccardo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback! It was lovely to spend time with you. Riccardo
Riccardo M. provided us with an excellent walking tour of Cagliari. He took us to places of interest and gave appropriate commentary in perfect English. Riccardo covered the history of Sardinia as well as current day commentary. We definitely recommend Riccardo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to review. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around. Riccardo
Mitchell CooperUnited States
Hit all the highlights, prepared us for the rest of our trip in Sardinia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review! Riccardo
Cathy DrewUnited States
We had a wonderful time in Cagliari! Riccardo provided detailed directions on where he would meet us and he was there waiting. Riccardo is passionate about the city and it's history. He is very knowledgeable and made our tour fun for all of us! He was flexible when we made a last minute request and was able to accommodate us. He showed us sites we would not have found on our own. You won't be disappointed in booking any tour with Riccardo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and your nice company! Riccardo
Margo BentleyUnited States
Riccardo provided our family of six an interesting tour of the highlights of Cagliari. My only complaint is that the van he used for our tour was very noisy, making it difficult for those in the back seats to hear what he said. Otherwise, he is articulate and enthusiastic about his city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. Riccardo
Irene HoltzmanUnited States
Our week in Sardinia was amazing because of Riccardo! We had pre-planned a route through the island, and even though it was slightly different than what he usually does, he was able to ensure that we got the most of out of each area we visited as well as seeing all the best sites along the way. We are so grateful to have had his expertise to enhance our honeymoon. He is personable, knowledgeable, and professional. The best!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Irene! I am glad you enjoyed discovering Sardinia with me...certainly a pleasure to meet you and Edwin!
Nelly DawalluUnited States
Wonderful tour! Riccardo has presented the history of Sardinia by illustrating it with many sights in Cagliari. He has taken us through many nooks and streets that we would not have found ourselves. Our tour ended in front of a cluster of restaurants where we chose one to have lunch at - amazing place. So glad we booked the tour on our last day in Sardinia. Thank you, Riccardo, for being our guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nelly, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed the tour! It was a pleasure to spend the time with your nice family. Riccardo
Bud H.United States
Riccardo did an outstanding job for us. He did a great job of tailoring a tour to our specific requests, he was flexible, always on time and he did everything he could to make sure we were able to see as much of Sardenia as possible in a limited amount of time. The other thing I would point out is that his local knowledge of the sites was excellent and allowed us the opportunity to experience Sardenia very efficiently. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review and your nice company! Riccardo
Jackie GreaneyUnited States
Riccardo was an EXCELLENT guide. Personable and kind, he also has established all of the right connections within the tourism industry to make the experience seamless for his customers. He is an expert; his professional and educational background and his status as a local all added to that, and he clearly keeps current with developments in archaeology, history, natural history and other aspects of Sardinian culture. He added a trip to see a wonderful view of Cagliari to our itinerary to end a perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind comments Jackie. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Barumini and Cagliari. I so look forward to welcoming both of you back to Sardinia. Riccardo
Eddy le CouvreurNetherlands
Riccardo was very knowledgeable about his home town Cagliari and showed us around the most interesting parts of central Cagliari. We learned a lot about its history and culture and also about daily life in this lively city. Riccardo is very friendly and respectful and struck the perfect note with us. I strongly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Eddie for your nice review and your nice company! Riccardo
Riccardo was the best travel guide we have ever had. His knowledge was incredible and he was extremely professional at all times. We communicated a lot before the tour and he was extremely helpful in assisting me in any way that he could to ensure that we had a good experience. I would not hesitate in recommending Riccardo to any of my friends and in fact already have. Thank you Riccardo for making our Archeological Sardinian experience extra special!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shireen, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour and it was a pleasure to spend the time with you!
Katie FolkenUnited States
Ricardo was excellent. He filled in at the last minute to help out a fellow guide. He met us on time and was very personable. We changed the tour a little right on the spot and he went with the flow. He went out of his way to provide us with a wonderful visit. Loved meeting the parrot. We would highly recommend Riccardo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katie for your review and your nice company!
Rose C.United States
We wanted to thank Riccardo for making our family trip to Cagliari a memorable one. Riccardo went out of his way to ensure we saw all the sites we could in the amount of time we had. He was flexible and suggested places to us that made our day perfect. He combined both a driving and walking tour which allowed us to see all the highlights of the town. Thanks Riccardo! We would rate the tour 5 stars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review! It was my pleasure being your guide.
Michelle N.Las Vegas, NV, United States
Riccardo was nothing short of amazing. He knew his history of both Nora and Barumini and was sensitive to the fact there were two older persons on the tour. He had snack and bathroom breaks figured into the day and did not have a problem when we needed to stop at a store for water and later on a bank machine. I saw things on Sardinia I never thought I would see during my lifetime. He truly made this a day to remember and even took our photo and emailed it to us later. Thank you for a wonderful experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comment and thank you for the pleasure of your company in Sardinia! Riccardo
Martha K.United States
We spent a wonderful half-day with Riccardo as he drove us to tour the covered market and various points of interest (including the local flamingos) outside of Cagliari so we could understand the influence of topography on the development of the city.Then we drove to the top of the walled city where he parked his car and walked us downhill through winding streets past churches and historical buildings, all the way to sea level, the port and our ship.A marvelous day with energetic, enthusiastic Riccardo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your beautiful feedback and pleasant company!
Riccardo was an excellent guide. He showed us Cagliari's all attractions. Our group had 5 children and 1 infant. He took good care of us all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice review! It was a pleasure guiding your nice family and friends!!!
Jay ZahnerUnited States
Riccardo was knowledgeable, well-spoken, and prompt. Good excursion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jay!It has been a pleasure for me!
Interesting tour with lots of information. The guide was very friendly and patient with the kids. Highly recomendable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice company...it has been a pleasure for me!
Robert CooperNew Zealand
Riccardo was a great tour guide, taking us to a mix of tourist places and some beautiful spots that tourists don't often get to see. He dropped us off at a great little restaurant, where we had one of the best meals on our month long tour of Italy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for booking this tour and your kind comments...all the best! Riccardo
Paul BrizzolaraUnited States
We found Riccardo very hard working, energetic and knowledgeable. We wanted to learn about Sardinia, and Riccardo was an excellent teacher.
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Excellent guide, very informative, loved his work and was very interesting to listen to. No compalaints from anyone. Would recommend him highly Cathy Roberts
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It has been a pleasure for me!