Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lisbon-Portugal by Tour Guide Matilde M. (Guide #15915)


Alex Rosenthal

United States
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Tour: #588573, Belém District, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 22/20

Matilde was knowledgeable and wonderful. Her English is perfect. We enjoyed our time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all! Have a blast in Lisbon Hugs Matilde

James Hooberman

United States
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Tour: #312818, Lisbon Walking Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Matilde is extremely knowledgeable about Lisbon and Europe, and very personable! She also "knew her audience", and could connect with each member of our family. She was an EXCELLENT guide, and we highly recommend her to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy new year Tiago!!! Thank you for the review, it means a lot ! Hope you had fun in Lisbon and congrats for such nice family you have! Hugs Matilde

Shanie K.

Philippines
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Tour: #312818, Lisbon Walking Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

Mathilde is such a joy to be with. Very knowledgeable about history and very accomodating. No requests is too big or small, and always made sure that all our experiences where authentic portuguese - she recommended yummy restaurants, brought us to purchase sardines where locals frequent, etc. And is almost always first in line to ensure we are all conveniently settled. Always thoughtful and she is just lovely. She's one of the best there is! HIghly recommend Mathilde!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shanie! Hugs and love for everyone there!! Congrats for the beautiful family you have! ❤️

Martin Bloom

La Quinta, CA, United States
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Tour: #315429, The Capital of an Empire, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

Matilde is a charming tour guide who took her time with us to give us one of the best Tours by Locals tours that we ever had. Lisbon became a known entity once we placed our hands in hers. The city's history, it's people the surrounding countries and how Lisbon came to be what it is now. We highly recommend her to any and all visitors coming to Lisbon who want to have a wonderful and informative day with a fantastic personal tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Such kind words! Come back soon Matilde

William Kroll

Okatie, SC, United States
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Tour: #252601, Lisbon for Beginners, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

We thoroughly enjoyed touring two days with Matilde. She included all of our requests and explained more options to select as we traveled. By doing so, she facilitated personalizing our tour. She was kind to make reservations for a Fado restaurant for us. She has a broad and deep knowledge of history, art, plant life, traditions and culture. She gave us recommendations for dinner and besides all of that, she's a lot of fun!!!!! Judy and Bill

William Kroll

Okatie, SC, United States
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Tour: #258127, A Glorious Eden, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

This is well planed and executed tour by a wonderful guide. Matilde is the best guide we have had. Sintra is an exciting place to be and Matilde takes the time and effort to make this a magic place. Her attention to her guests along with matching what Sintra has toffee creates the perfect experience to this city and to Portugal ���� in general. I can't wait four Lisbon tour tomorrow with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're too kind... See you tomorrow!!! Matilde

Haig B.

United States
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Tour: #252601, Lisbon for Beginners and Cascais, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Outstanding guide. Very pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Kept our family of 8 fully engaged for the four hour tour of Lisbon. Gave both historical and current perspectives that all found very interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Haig Thank you so much for your kind words! They definitely mean a lot to me! Take care and congratulations for your lovely family Matilde

Sheryl Schecter

United States
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Tour: #252602, Anusim and Shoah - Jewish Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Matilde was fantastic, Her knowledge of the Jewish history of Lisbon (and Portugal) enriched my time in Lisbon and broadened my own knowledge of the region. She is energetic, personable and a delight to spend time with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Toda Raba Sheryl! Always come back, it was a pleasure to be with you! Matilde

Karen Justice

United States
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Tour: #315429, The Capital of an Empire, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Matilde did an excellent job of combining Lisbon history, lore and food during our four hour tour. We ate in tiny shops, a holiday market and in a major tourist site (which she accessed in a round-about way, finding us seats in a rather quiet section). I would be delighted to do another tour with her - and hope to do so when I visit Portugal again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, So happy you had time for all those things! It was a great pleasure to meet you! Keep up with the good energies and good luck with your knee. Hope surgery fixes it so that you can go back to your trips! Come back soon Matilde

Alec Babiarz

United States
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Tour: #252983, Bites and Delights - Private Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

Matilde gave us a wonderful food tour. We had the best pastries and stopped by a great olive shop and a local workers' lunch spot; among others. We finished at a wine shop near the Time Out market.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alec! Hugs from Lisbon

John Helgerson

United States
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Tour: The City of Knowledge, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Apr 15/19

Matilde provides an interesting, fact filled, well paced tour. She is available to help, both during and after the tour. A worthwhile experince.

John Helgerson

United States
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Tour: City, Montain and Sea, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Apr 12/19

Matilde provides an interesting, fact filled, well paced tour. She is available to help, both during and after the tour. A worthwhile experince.

Jim Nangeroni

United States
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Tour: #252601, Belém District, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

Matilde has the unique talent of bringing the often dry dates, names and events of history to life by making connections with the surrounding buildings and monuments. Discussing the Age of Discovery with her was enlightening as she brought that era to life. Friendly and professional, she also is flexible and willing to adjust to the interests of the group. We have no hesitation recommending her for your Lisbon touring needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim and Sally! What a pleasure to have met you both! Come back soon

Jim Nangeroni

United States
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Tour: #252983, Bites and Delights - Private Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Matilde gave us a supurb introduction to the food and drink culture of Lisbon. She did this by combining an overview of the downtown sites with an excellent selection of small tastes then ending with a wine tasting hosted by a knowledgeable and friendly sommolier. In just a few hours, we suddenly felt comfortable and excited about our next few days ahead in this wonderful city.

Kate Hunter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #258127, Mountain and Sea, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

Matilda was an excellent guide not just on the places we visited but also gave us so much information on the history and present life in Portugal. The "Mountain and Sea" tour was a perfect mixture of places to see. We had lunch looking out over the ocean and Matilde was very thoughtful in considering what I was able to accomplish because of my age. We would recommend her to all our friends and relatives

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kate and James! Just got home and I'm super happy because I had a wonderful day with both of you! Big hug and enjoy the Açores (Assoresh)! Matilde

Rolf Hallencreutz

Sweden
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Tour: #312818, Lisbon Walking Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rolf! It's so great to be with Scandinavians to share ideas and experiences! Come back soon and bring your friends! Best regards Matilde

Ellyn Wrzeski

United States
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Tour: #252983, Lisbon and its Flavours - Private Tour with Guide, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

We spent a wonderful day with Matilde. She was so personable and friendly. We felt like we had known her for years! Her knowledge of the city and her ability to share the history and the culture of the city were outstanding. This was a food and wine door woven into a city center tour. Matilde took us to amazing places to eat and have drinks. She even took us to her favorite olive oil store where we had tastings. This was a five star plus tour. Thank you Matilde for making it such a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellyn, Thank you so much for the kind words! They are truly important to me! Hugs from Portugal Matilde

Joy Davenport

United States
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Tour: #252601, Lisbon for Beginners, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

Our tour with Matilde was great. She was personable and knowledgeable, and when we told her we had made a poor choice and our hotel, she went above and beyond and helped us not only book another hotel but helped us get there as well . We highly recommend Matilda!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joy and Kirk, I hope you're felling better and enjoying Portugal! Have a great time and take good care! Hugs Matilde

Janie Wiles

Canada
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Tour: #312818, Lisbon Walking Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

Matilde was very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. We really enjoyed and appreciated the entire experience. Matilde took us to places that we would never have found on our own! Awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janie, Thank you for the kind words! Your review means a lot to me! It was a great pleasure to meet you! Hugs and love from Lisbon!

Abbas Abdulhussien

United States
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Tour: #312818, Lisbon Walking Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Matilde was great. She is very knowledgeable and charming. She loves Lisbon and you can tell. We learned more in 3.5 hours with her than 2days.

Nancy L.

United States
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Tour: #258127, City, Mountain and Sea, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 9/19

Fantastic tour guide, knows her stuff easy to be with, adapts to needs would rate her 10stars not just 5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy and Ed! Great couple, great day with you! Hugs Matilde

Carla C.

South Africa
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Tour: #252601, Belém District, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 8/19

Bruce Wulfsohn

Canada
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Tour: #252602, General and Jewish Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

The tour was amazing. Matilde was knowledgeable, personable, and both excited to show us Lisbon and exciting to be around as we explored the city. I dont know if weve ever had a better single day tour! Thank you for everything!

Valeria Norreri

Italy
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Tour: #312818, Lisbon Walking Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 7/18

We would like to thank Matilde for the great tour visiting Lisbon by foot. She was very kind and prepared and gave us great tips and indications. Very good Italian and English. Rate 5/5 We will recommend her.

Tom Bradley

Canada
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Tour: #252601, Lisbon for Beginners, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 16/18

Can I rate Matilde a 6 or maybe a10? She put together a well thought out tour. She was able to talk about anything we wanted with knowledge and perspective. And she was fun to spend time with. We were sad the day ended. We will recommend her to all our friends.

Gerald Siegel

United States
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Tour: #252602, Lisbon and Estoril, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 4/18

Mathilde is an awesome, knowledgeable and friendly guide. She is a safe driver and a great companion to hang out and talk with about Lisbon and the surrounding area. She is quite flexible and will go out of her way to accommodate one's requirements. She makes history come alive. My wife and I give her the highest of recommendations!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerry and Nancy, Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot! I'll meet you in New Jersey!! Or back in Lisbon... Hugs from Portugal Matilde

Charles E. Meadows, Jr.

United States
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Tour: #315429, The Capital of an Empire, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

Absolutely BRILLIANT!! I give this tour and tour guide (Matilde) my highest rating. In fact, in all the traveling I've done in the last 20 years, Matilde is the finest guide I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Her knowledge of Lisbon and Portugal's history, her passion for her heritage and culture and her willingness to adjust the itinerary to meet our specific interests was truly exceptional. She was also a very friendly and engaging person. Matilde is a credit to ToursByLocals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chuck! I just thought about you earlier today!! How nice to hear from you again! It was a pleasure to be with both of you! Big hugs for you and Mike Keep having fun Matilde

Miriam R.

United States
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Tour: #252602, Anusim and Shoah - Jewish Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Matilde gave us a memorable experience in Lisbon. She is very personable, knowledgeable and fluent in English. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Miriam, thank you so much! Have fun! Matilde

Jennifer Raisbeck-Roach

United States
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Tour: #252601, Lisbon for Beginners, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 19/18

My husband and I enjoyed our tour with Matilde. She was so informative, easy to understand, generous with her advice. We learned so much from her about Lisbon and Portugal in just 5 hours. We both highly recommend a tour with Matilde. You won't regret it. ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer and Andy, What a beautiful day with you! I'll have you and Molly (?) in my thoughts! Big hug Matilde

Daniel Feldsberg

United States
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Tour: #252602, Food and Heritage, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Matilde was fantastic. We spend a fabulous day with her. She was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and patient. The day we spend with her was the highlight of out trip to Portugal. All her recommendations where of great us during our trip

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Daniel!! How nice to have news from you! YOU made my MONTH! Great great great pleasure to have met you! Gracias por todo y muchos abrazos desde Lisboa!


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