Augusto was a fun guide. 5 out of 5. Clients will be VERY satisfied.
Virginia KeatorUnited States
We felt so lucky to have Augusto as our Guide. Very knowledgeable and flexible with the set up of the day, depending on what we had done the day before. Took us to a fantastic lunch place with beautiful view and delicious food. Made the day run so smoothly
Kitty TollDanville, VERMONT, United States
Great tour. We enjoyed our time with Augusto. Very informative and he brought us to the best pastries in the city! We highly recommend!
Mary RhodesUnited States
Very disappointed when Augusto went to the wrong hotel to pick us up. We made our reservation more than ten months ago, and wanted to feel like he had taken the time to get to know the details of our trip. But the tour itself was fine. We just think maybe your guides are too busy serving too many customers? Would have also been nice to have been told to bring a jacket—it was cold! So I borrowed his. Seems like you are all really busy, and one customer blends into another. But tour was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary and Robert, thanks for your review. I made a mistake checking the meeting location and when double checked i was running out of time, i apologize my delay arriving at the meeting location. I am also thankful for your words in a second email: "Augusto is a very talented tour guide, and we're happy with the trip we took", it will help me in the result of my annual performance. July it is one of our hottest months i was not expecting that lower temperatures. My honest regards, Augusto.
Rula KrikorianUnited States
Rula KrikorianUnited States
Good tours, guide was knowledgeable
Lynne GreerUnited States
Fabulous tour with an amazing guide!!! You will not regret choosing Augusto to show you Portugal the local way. Highly recommend:)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynne Greer, thanks for your kind words. It was a great and memorable day! Kindest regards, Augusto
Lance CollinsHAWAI'I, United States
Dena KaplanUnited States
Augusto was knowledgeable and delightful. The best part of our day is the way he knew the shortcut to get in and out of the Pena castle with ease. We never felt rushed but by the time the crowd arrived, we were finished and felt like we had seen it all. His agenda for the rest of the day was wonderful. I highly recommend his guidance. We loved our day with Augusto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dena Kaplan, i also loved spending the day with you! Thank you very much for this review. Kindest regards, Augusto.
Sushil BhardwajUnited States
Augusto provided us with a magical introduction to Portugal with this day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, Estoril and Cascais. He was most informative about the history and architectural details of the Pena Palais in Sintra. The lunch at an Oceanside table in a Seafood restaurant by the beach, off the touristy beaten path was the piece de resistance of the trip, assuring memories to savor for years to come. Augusto is a true professional whose love for Portugal truly informs his passionate enthusiasm.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sushil Bhardwaj, i am very thankful for this review! Live must be the result of great memories and me made it! Kindest regards, Augusto
Anusha TaylorUnited States
Augusto was a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable and passionate about his tours. His vehicle was new and very clean. We loved this tour in particular because it was slightly off the beaten path and a very authentic experience of Portugal. He also arranged ocean view seating at a coastal restaurant where we enjoyed the freshest and most delicious fish with excellent Portuguese wines. We traveled with our 3 teenagers boys and he kept us all very engaged.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anusha Taylor, thanks for your words! Live a life you will remember! Kindest regards, Augusto
Augusto the tour guide is punctual , pick us on time and he is very nice, knowledgeable and helpfull. Spoke very fluent english. It is a very good tour during our short stay in lisbon. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vinne Stephanie, thanks for all these kind words! Kindest regards, Augusto
Jean RabadamUnited States
This was our last tour of our stay in Lisbon, Augusto definitely made it very memorable and we got our money's worth. There was nothing like having a very knowledgeable tour guide and the whole day excursion was so much fun in spite of the gloomy weather we had.
Jean RabadamUnited States
Augusto was very knowledgeable and gave us very valuable information about the history of Portugal. I'm so glad that I booked our private tour with him.
Erick WalkerUnited States
Kim MillerUnited States
Augusto made our day!! He was so informative and knowledgeable of the history of everything we were touring. He went above and beyond to make the experience amazing. His positive and helpful personality was infectious and there was no doubt you could tell he loved what he did and his beautiful country. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience Lisbon!
Scott MoserUnited States
Very personable. Excellent, easily understandable English. Our 4 hour tour was an excellent overview of Lisbon and makes us want to go back.
Kelly CarlsonUnited States
Augusto went out of his way to accommodate us. He catered tour to our liking and knew what was the best way to approach the tour. Thank you Augusto
Tours by Locals you are an exceptional site, easy to navigate and excellent communications. We had a wonderful eight hour tour of Lisbon and Sinatra. Augusto was the most fantastic, informative, professional, and thoroughly charming tour guide of our entire six countries trip. So patient, as we are older travellers, and so respectful of our needs. I highly recommend Augusto as a travel guide who knows his country and his job so well and it is evident that he loves them both. Many thanks Augusto.
Julia M.United States
Such a wonderful day with Augusto! He is a true professional....extremely knowledgeable and has great communication skills! During our tour, one of our friends became ill and Augusto was very thoughtful and concerned and drove all the way back to Lisbon to drop him off at the hotel and adjusted the tour to make sure we got everything in! We would absolutely take a tour with Augusto again and highly recommend him! He is a very safe driver and his vehicle was comfortable!
Barry BryanUnited States
This was an outstanding day trip out of Lisbon. Sintra and Cascais are beautiful areas and the lunch we enjoyed on the seaside was perfect. Make sure you follow Augusto's instructions to leave early so that you can be ahead of the enormous crowds in Sintra. It's well worth the extra ten minutes. His English language skills are outstanding.
Barry BryanUnited States
Augusto was the perfect guide for a beautiful afternoon in Lisbon. His language skills are outstanding and his knowledge of the area was excellent. I especially enjoyed the pastries and attractions in Belém. I highly recommend him.
Richard N.United States
This was our third tour with Augusto during the past two years. He is a superior tour guide and all of his tours have been excellent. He is flexible and will modify his standard itinerary to permit you to visit something that you want to see if it was not on the original itinerary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard Nance, Thanks for this review and thanks for being a frequent customer! Kindest regards, Augusto
Ann EnnisUnited States
Absolutely fantastic guide and tour. He is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and always thinking ahead of how to give us the best tour. I would highly recommend him!! Great guide, great transportation, had Wi-Fi in the car, extra charge cord, always ready with an umbrella. And really just a great well organized tour!! Thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann Ennis, Thanks for your review and the little things you mentioned in this review. "Little things mean a lot" is what they say! Kindest regards, Augusto
Ann ShteynblikUnited States
This was a very pricey tour but for what we paid for it we really did not get anything we would not get on a hop on hop off tour. There was very little information and history. We really expected so much more for this price. Unfortunately the tour left us underwhelmed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann Shteynblik, Thank you for your review and i sincerely apologize that this tour was not what you expected. I have studied this tour "start to finish". For a 10 people group we needed a mini-bus so the quote naturally increases. My tours are always very informative and on that day i felt a little difficult keeping the adults and the kids together with the same level of interest. I will keep the hard working and improving my tours to be always part of the best guides. Sincerely, Augusto
Gerald HeldUnited States
Augusto was a superb guide with infinite knowledge of Lisbon, Sintra, and other sites that we visited. He had outstanding communication skills and knowledge of history. He was terrific companion as we spent the day with him and traveled by car. He represented exactly what we envisioned about the Portuguese people. He was kind, humble, open minded, and grateful. He has a great future in the tourism business. He is hard working and really passionate about Portugal and his work. Excellent in every way
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald Held, Thanks for this review. It is an absolutely pleasure knowing that you enjoyed that much! Kindest regards, Augusto
Gary TinkelUnited States
Augusto was the perfect guide to use when touring Lisbon. He was friendly, knowledgeable & kept us fully informed throughout our tour. Two of the people in our group had walking difficulties and Augusto modified the itinerary to make the tour more accessible for them. He drove us as close to each site as possible, and went out of his way to assist them. One of our travelers lost his wallet & Augusto detoured to the police station and helped him recover it. I can't recommend him enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary Tinkel, Thanks for this review. That's right with started the tour going in a different direction with different needs, but at the end of the day we realized that live is easy! Kindest regards, Augusto
We had a great day. Lots of fun. Augusto is very knowledgeable about the area and the history.
Had a most enjoyable day with Gus, loved the small local winery he took us to. The small village restaurant in Sesimbra had amazing fresh fish and the afternoon winery tour was interesting as well. Thanks for a great day Gus!
Ellen CaseyUnited States
Ellen CaseyUnited States
Well designed tour! Must see and experience!
Ellen CaseyUnited States
Very well paced tour! Augusto is a very professional, passionate about Portugal and thoughtful guide. Very easy and pleasant to be with for hours and hours. Highly recommend his tours! My family spend 3 days with him (and 3 different tours) and we had most memorable time and wonderful experiences.
As we had a short three day stay in Lisbon, we decided to let a local show us around!! We could not have found half the places without this tour, professionally led by Augusto. He had great Portugese history knowledge as well as the local places of interest that he brought us to. It was well worth the money and we would recommend this type of trip when on a tight schedule like ours. Well done !
Kimberly EversonUnited States
Augusto is a friendly, well informed young man and we had a terrific day half day with him in Lisbon. We have used ToursByLocals many, many times and Augusto was certainly among the best of our guides.
Jelina RogerUnited States
Augusto was awesome!!! He was very kind and knowledgeable. He took us to a great restaurant that only locals go to, which was the best lunch out of our entire trip. I very highly recommend him and would repeat another tour with him! Thank you Augusto!!
Paul ClitesHouston, TX, United States
Gail DobbsUnited States
The perfect guide for this tour. He was very knowledgeable about the wines we were lucky to taste at a small, family owned winery. The views along the ocean were spectacular and the freshest seafood lunch was delicious. A very long day that seemed too short! We highly recommend this tour with Augusto.
Julie KlugeUnited States
Augusto did a bang up job of conducting a magnificent tour, arranging a fabulous meal and he even managed to avoid every rain drop. History, scenic overlooks, local color, a fabulous excursion. Could not have been better. Thank you Augusto
Julie KlugeUnited States
Tour exceeded expectations. This tour was customized and Augusto delivered. Knowledgeable, passionate, articulate and fun! There were 10 of us.....simply delightful. Looking forward to touring Obidos with him as well.
Maria EgusquizaUnited States
We were very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism He was very pleasant and accomodating
Maria EgusquizaUnited States
Augusto was wonderful, professional and fluent in several languages He was very accommodating and made sure we had the flexibility with time and what we wanted with the itinerary He was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable Thank you Augusto for a memorable day!!!!
Keith HeitzmanUnited States
We used Augusto the day before, exploring the outer Lisbon area. He picked us up at the hotel and did a wonderful town tour. Taking us to places everyone can enjoy. I can't say enough about how great this tour guide was. We would give Augusto 6 stars if it were available.
Keith HeitzmanUnited States
Augusto is an excellent tour guide and we highly recommend him. Met us at the airport with sign and gave a wonderful day tour outside of Lisbon. His knowledge and insight of the made this tour most enjoyable. He also knew the weather and thus suggested we do the tour backwards because of fog. The suggestion for lunch was outstanding. The most quaint place where no buses could ever get too. Spoke wonderful English, was punctural and on time. Really enjoyed Augusto and the tour.
Peter BerkeryUnited States
Augusto is an exceptional guide -- courteous, knowledgeable, informative, and still easy-going. He really knew how to navigate the insane crowds in Sintra while still giving us a complete tour. His talks gave us a great sense of life in modern Portugal -- its challenges and opportunities. It was a terrific day.
Kirsten SquarciaUnited States
Excellent tour - thoughtful and well planned. Augusto was very knowledgeable and personable. He was flexible when we changed our tour start time and he was waiting for us on time out front of our apartment. He gave us lots of great information for the rest of our trip. We fun touring his city with him!
Kathryn LindnerUnited States
Scott GomesUnited States
Augusto was well versed at all aspects of the tour, country, history and the arts. Highly professional guide that made the day a pleasant experience in Portugal.
Cesar RomanSan Juan, PR, United States
Excellent tour! Augusto was knowledgeable, timely, courteous and friendly. We were able able to accomplish all the goals on the schedule on time and without any problems. We definitively recommend the tour and Augusto!
Ronald ViggianiUnited States
Augusto is a really great tour guide and I very much enjoyed the full day I spent with him in Lisbon and Belem. He is very knowledgeable about his city; his command of Portuguese history was impressive. He was a very professional guide and very attentive to the needs of his guests. I would highly recommend him for anyone thinking of taking a tour in Lisbon.
Jeff CoulterUnited States
Thanks to Augusto, we had a great day exploring Portugal in a way we never could have on our on. He's easy, relaxed, and very knowledgeable! Augusto customized our trip to meet our schedule and interest. His services were well worth it and exceeded our expectations. The only saint he left off our tours of Cathedrals was "Saint Augusto" the "Saint Of Great Day Trips!" His lunch suggestion in Evora and wine tasting at Quinta de Alcube was spot on!! DO NOT MISS A TRIP WITH AUGUSTO!! Jeff
Fay MartelUnited States
Augusto was our guide in Lisbon. He was simply wonderful. Very knowledgeable and passionate about his country. He met our ship in Lisbon and we had a terrific day visiting the sights in Lisbon and surrounding area. He was engaging, humorous and most informative. Best guide we had in all of our ports! Would recommend him with no hesitation. Thank you for some great memories!
James MastersonUnited States
A very nice fellow who knows the area and all the ins and outs. He is very willing to tailor the tour to your taste. I would definitely recommend him. P. S. His English is excellent.
Susan ScottUnited States
We were with Augusto for 2 days and loved every minute. He was knowledgeable, on time and his english is excellent.
Charles MillerDallas, TX, United States
We had a very pleasant day with Augusto . Due to the late arrival of our ship he reversed the sequence of our tour and we went up the coastline first. Roca Cape is a great view of the coastline and the local restaurant was a treat of experiencing local food. Sintra is amazing and very crowded but Augusto knew how to get around very easily and still allow us to enjoy the town and the castle. Thanks for a great day and would recommend Augusto for a great day in the Lisbon area.
Jerry HolsworthUnited States
My wife had hip replacement surgery 7 weeks ago. We made the reservation for this tour before we knew about the surgery. Augusto made changes to the tour to accomodate her walking with a cane. She was able to navigate the Pena Palace at the beginning of the tour day. We loved seeing the highlights of Sintra as well as the highlights of Lisbon. Excellent tour and tour guide��
Ellen SiegelUnited States
Augusto, young, handsome and very knowledgeable. Lots of fun to be around. Thanks for the great drive to Sintra and Estoril. We only wish we could have allowed more time to shop in Sintra! So much to see. Thanks for a lovely day!
Lisa SpitzerUnited States
superior guide. Best of the best. Great for special interests. Know the hidden gems. He was fantastic with great attention to detail.
Tracy AllardCoppell, TX, United States
Augusto was very pleasant and accommodating of our request to adjust the itinerary to better suit our small group's tastes. He was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him to other travelers.
Lisa SpitzerUnited States
Thank you Augusto for your kindness, consideration and attention to detail. Augusto was more then five stars. He is the best if you have special needs and interests. Cannot say enough about him. Go no further. He is fantastic. My husband was recovering from a medical issue and Augusto was so attentive and concerned and yet, kept the pace nice and we got alot accomplished. Superior guide
Clark HurlbertUnited States
Please rate him excellent in all categories. He was a delightful and very knowledgeable tour guide that we would highly recommend. We enjoyed spending the day with him and would do it again.
Susan C.United States
We did the Sintra tour and Augusto was great, it was like being with family. He was very knowledgeable and informative and tailored the tour to our interests. It was a great tour and a wonderful day. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mandy Ruege, Thanks for the 5 stars! Kindest regards, Augusto
Augusto is a great tour guide. He took us to Sintra, Cascais and Estioril. His communication skills, Spanish and English, are very good. He is funny, interesting and accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone who travels to Lisbon. Riba
Ross LanzafameUnited States
We spent a really enjoyable day with Augusto touring Sintra, Belem and Lisbon. He is very knowledgeable, very personable, very polite, and a very safe and courteous driver. The crowds were large throughout the day. However, Augusto knew routes and secrets that enabled us to see everything we wanted to see without a hitch. I would recommend Augusto highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ross Lanzafame, this review it is really rewarding!!! Some tricks can make the whole difference and we did it!!! A very enjoyable day with very easy going travelers!!! Happy travels!!!
Richard N.United States
Augusto is an excellent tour guide and a very safe driver. He provided an intensive one day tour of Lisbon that gave us an insight into the history of Lisbon and we saw the maximum number of sites of Lisbon that may be seen in a single day. He took us to a market that is not usually visited by tourist and has a variety of restaurants. It was the perfect place to have lunch on a day when time is important. This was our second tour with Augusto as our guide and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard Nance, thanks for this review!!! Absolutely rewarding!!! I just received the confirmation for another tour with me next year (2018), thank you for one more booking!!! I will meet you there (no sign this time)!!! :)
Michele SimsUnited States
Augusto was a great guide. He was very professional and knowledgable. It was a very busy day in Sintra and Augusto knew when to be where, how to get there and where to park, so we saw everything without a lot of wasted time. We also loved his recommendation for lunch - great food, organized, got you in and out without feeling rushed! I would recommend Augusto for your next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michele, thank you for your kind words!! A few tricks, easy going travelers equal to a very enjoyable day!!! Happy travels and all the best to you!!!!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Augusto. We packed a lot into our day which made the tour great value. Augusto is very knowledgeable on his local area and delivers the tour in a very relaxed professional manner.
Scott MitchellUnited States
Agusto was very knowledgeable and interesting. He also should w us so me great spots to go back to later. A great start to our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott Mitchell, thanks for the review! After this tour i just hope you feel like one of us! Happy travels!!!
Enjoyed our time
Brock MyersUnited States
Our amazing guide Augusto the best.. simply the best!!what an amazing tour guide he is.. so knowledgeable! we saw everything and more.Our friends want to go back to Portugal and want Augusto again in the future.THANK YOU for the amazing day AUGUSTO,we hope to see you again in the future..sincerely Brock
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brock Myers, this review looks really good!!! Yes, this tour maximizes your time in Lisbon and the tour is design to tour in a "silky smooth" way! I am very glad you like it so much!!! My kindest regards from Lisbon!!!!
Marc G.United States
Augusto was a great guide, giving us a wonderful overview of Lisbon. He is both bright and personable demonstrating a deep appreciation of the history and culture of his city. Although our flight from the US arrived 45 minutes early, he had monitored the flight information and was waiting for us at the airport way ahead of our arranged meeting time. The tour he provided was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc Goldberg, thanks for this review, thanks for mentioning the details, "little things mean a lot" is what they say!!! Happy travels!!!
Richard N.United States
Augusto is an excellent tour guide and a very good and safe drive. We enjoyed our visit the the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Evora, Portugal. Augusto modified his standard itinerary to take us to and ancient site where approximately 6000 years BC ancient man erected a solar calendar similar to the better known site of Stonehenge, UK. Evora is a small city that meny people have never heard of, but after visiting the site, book Augustos's tour and broaden your horizons.
Kalisa KingUnited States
Augusto was very knowledgeable, very engaging and very accommodating. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Augusto! Such a great day for all...ages 15 - 78.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kalisa, thank you so much for these words, you are so kind. I also had a wonderful time. Happy travels! Augusto
A very thorough tour from Augusto. A comfortable ride in his van to visit Sintra, the castles and area. He also knows some "secret" spots that get phenomenal photos of the castle itself. After that we toured local beaches, including Cascais and Estoril. Augusto recommended good places to visit, since he gave us free personal time to walk and wander in Cascais and explore. He is very personable, speaks excellent English, is cool and hip, and very knowledgeable. Thank you Augusto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike Muyal, we couldn't have had a better day! Thanks a lot for the booking! Happy travels!!!
A beautiful tour! 10 points all over! Augusto was a perfect guide! Punctual, organized, kind, flexible for what we wanted to do, in turn suggested and recommended things we could do and we really liked! Also where we could eat typical things! Beaches, city, history, etc. A very comfortable car, impeccable! Wonderful! Super recommendable!!! To know and enjoy this beautiful country and its people
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Estimada Veronica, definitely a great 3 days tour and thanks for your words! Saludos y Happy travels! Augusto
Mark RudyUnited States
Augusto is a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, smart and a very nice young my. We highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thanks for all the good words :) Happy travels, Augusto.
Gary B.New Orleans, LA, United States
Great tour. He will move at your pace. Easy going - like being with a good friend. Knows a few tricks to move ahead of crowd.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, thanks for the review, all the best and happy travels, Augusto.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, professional, timely, and interesting guide with a good sense of humour, Augusto is your guide! Augusto took us to a great local restaurant for lunch and kept us on schedule without rushing things. His vehicle was clean and he is an excellent calm safe driver. None of the crazy driving you can sometimes get. We highly recommend Augusto and would hire him again in a minute! Thanks Augusto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike Forman, thank you for your review about the tour, it was an enjoyable day! Happy travels, Augusto.
Audrey KalafUnited States
Michael RajkumarUnited States
Very knowledgeable and considerate. He arranged for electric wheel chair for my daughter and helped her a lot during the trip. Took us to a great place for traditional Portugese lunch. Overall great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, thanks for the review. We all had a great and memorable day, that's the most important. Happy travels, Augusto.
Sue WeiermanUnited States
This was our second day with Augusto and we knew it would be special. He is knowledgeable and passionate with the history, which helped us understand and appreciate the remarkable architecture of Pena Palace. The rest of the day was outstanding as we tasted pastry "pillows," ate an excellent lunch by the sea, and enjoyed the Atlantic coastline. Because Augusto is so caring and the tours are so well done, by the end of two tours, we knew it for certain that he and his tours are magical! Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, just wanted to tell you both the extraordinary days we had and how thankful i am about your words. Magical is a good word! Thank you so much again. Augusto
Sue WeiermanUnited States
By reading the reviews, we knew we had a super tour guide -- and Augusto was indeed wonderful. The tour to Fatima was very special and actually a little emotional for us as we sensed the sweet, sacred setting of the Sanctuary. The Monastery at Batalha was quite beautiful. Lunch in Nazare was splendid, and we especially enjoyed the golden-eyed red snapper! The experiences of the entire day were quite memorable and we thank Augusto for leading us through the perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, yes, we all made it very special. Your kindness is remarkable. Thank you so much. Augusto
Alan MaltzUnited States
an excellent guide-- knowledgeable and flexible his car was comfortable and air conditioning worked well in the 100 deg heat !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, thanks for your words and booking. Happy travels!!! Augusto.
Brenda SchneiderUnited States
Augusto was amazing in his knowledge base and ability to answer all of our questions. He driving and ability to explain things while driving was also exceptional. It was a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda, thanks for your kind words, thanks for booking. I wish you the best and happy travels!!! Augusto
Madhavi KandulaUnited States
fantastic! so accomodating. picked us up from cruise ship and was able to let us drop off our luggage at the hotel we were staying at. really great trip out to the vineyards and countryside, then a great lunch at a fabulous seafood restaurant on the beach followed by quick vineyard tour. very fun day for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madhavi, thanks for booking this tour and the opportunity to show you some unique Portuguese wines and our lifestyle. I really enjoyed the day! Happy travels for all!!! Augusto.
Vivian MontanoUnited States
Augusto is very passionate about Lisbon , it's people , history and culture . Had a great intro tour to the highlights of the city in a minivan with AC which is a must on a hot day. Very willing to customize as needed and open to any changes along the way. He is also a good driver which you need in a lot of those narrow streets going up and down the hills. We were very glad we were in a car since walking on a hot day would have been a bit too exhausting. Highly recommend !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vivian, great half day tour, learnt so much with you! Thanks for booking. The best to you, Augusto.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
The fact that we booked 2 full days with Augusto says it all-he is extremely personable, knowledgeable and fun. Last year on our cruise we took a ship excursion to Obidos-a walled city-and it was so crowded it wasn't enjoyable-and we had limited time to explore. Evora is an equally charming walled city, and with Augusto it was so enjoyable and we learned so much. We had lunch at a small local restaurant and we were the only Americans there. Wine tasting too, ancient stones and Christ the Redeemer statue.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marjorie, thank you very much for everything. All the best and happy travels, Augusto.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
It was like coming back to visit an old friend! We met Augusto when we were in Lisbon last fall, and enjoyed our time so much, we were anxious to see him again. This time we decided to explore south of Lisbon-we tasted some excellent wine and were amazed at how reasonably priced it was! We had the most incredible seafood lunch at a restaurant right on the ocean-the largest clams I've ever seen, swordfish, stone bass and black scabbard. If I could give 10 stars to Augusto I would!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marjorie, coming back again and booking some more of my tours it is already very special too me "as is". That day was super enjoyable and i was happy so see you again. All the best to you! Augusto
Wayne SorokowskiUnited States
We enjoyed our time with Augusto. We had visited Lisbon once before and used our ship's excursion service. Augusto was much more communicative and flexible in the itinerary. We would definitely use him when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wayne, i will be ready! Thank you so much for the review, the best to you! Augusto
Bonni K.United States
Augusto was fabulous. Pleasant, fun personality. Very knowledgeable. Careful driver too! All of us ( we were 6 adults) were very very pleased and satisfied and we would definitely use him again. Highly rated. We were disappointed that he was already booked for the second day we were in Lisbon. Thanks for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome. I remember this friendly and enjoyable day :) and I did receive the group photo we took in Cascais. The best to you!
Leslie KanieckiUnited States
If Augusto is available, you must book him, seriously he is a 5 star tour guide. Very informative about every site we visited and he was very flexible based on what we want to see and the pace we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie Kaniecki, thanks for your review (looks awesome)!!! If i have the chance to visit Colorado i will let you know!!! Thanks for being so easy going, i enjoyed the day as well!!! Happy travels!!!
Melinda S.United States
Wow! Augusto was fabulous! He replaced our original guide who had to cancel for personal reasons, and followed the trip we had asked for without batting an eyelash! His commentary and ability to answer our nonstop questions was amazing. His knowledge of the history of Sintra was excellent! Thanks for such a memorable trip, Augusto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melinda, really appreciated your amazing words about the tour, i also had a fun day with all of you. I wish you happy travels. Augusto
Augusto was right on time to meet us at the cruise port. Within minutes our group of 6 were in his clean & comfortable car and heading to beautiful Sintra. Augusto was very friendly, had wonderful English and gave us some great information on our destinations. He was also very considerate of some of the parties limitations dropping us off and picking us up right at the door before parking, arranging entry tickets etc making it a very relaxing tour even though we saw and did so much. Fantastic memories!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, thank you for your kind words. It was a enjoyable day and thanks for booking. Kindest regards from Lisbon, Augusto.
Our guide Augusto was professional, informative and a treat to have as a guide. His knowledge of the area was very good . He drove us around the city in a safe manner and made side trips to see sights which the average tour would not have done. I highly recommend Augusto and his service. Above all a very memorable day where we learnt a lot about Portugal and an experience surpassed our expectations. Thank you Augusto.
George MezoWindermere, FL, United States
Augusto is a complete professional, from on time departure through professional grade, careful driving of his comfortable, clean car. Good quality commentary while on route and at the sites visited. His English is very good and his knowledge of the various sites and history is extensive. He readily tailored our tour to our preferences (omitted some stops, added others). Well recommended.
We really enjoyed our time with Augusto. He accommodated our wishes when possible and my companions thanked me for finding this tour - and him! Loved the espresso at the Lisboa cafe he took us too. Would recommend him and the tour highly! PS: I rarely give a rating of 5, so for me "4" is very high.