Meeks VaughanUnited States
Marta is a star -- friendly, informative, insightful and responsive to the interests of her guests. I came away feeling I had really gotten to know Lisbon. Highly Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meeks and friends, Thank you, thank you, thank you! I must say I enjoyed a lot meeting you and spending time with you! You were great! Best regards from Lisbon Marta
Kim McCullochUnited States
This was a very great tour of the coast, Sintra and the monastery. Marta was an excellent guide who was very honest and knowledgeable. We had a great day and would recommend this tour to anyone, especially if you have a limited time in the Lisbon area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim and beatiful family, Thank you so much for your words!!! I must say that your family is one of a kind, it was truly a pleasure to have met you and having had the possibility of showing you the beauties of my country :) Very honoured to have helped you having a great day :) :) :) Regards to you all!
William KnodererUnited States
2 weeks in Europe and Marta was by far the best guide we had and some of the others were really good, no bus tours - it was always private. We would recommend her for any guiding
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill and Susan :) Your words make me very glad and thankful :) loved being with you two, you were simply wonderful!!! Hope to see you back!!!
Chris OehrleUnited States
My family and I were with Marta all day, and she was just wonderful in every way. Her van is new and so comfortable. She was knowledgeable and informative. Sintra can be a crowded mess, but Marta made it easy. She also showed us some of the beach north of the nose of Portugal, which was wonderously windy and wild. We had lunch at a local restaurant on the beach, dipped our toes in the North Atlantic and headed back to Lisbon. A great day. I can highly recommend Marta as a guide. Thank you Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris and beautiful family :) It was such a pleasure showing you around!!! Your family is simply great; your kids are just exceptional, you must be very proud :) It was lovely to be, somehow, part of your holidays and like that being able to make you feel the soul of Portugal. Truly hope you got home with very good memories from my country! Thank you!!!
well informed..friendly..fluent, superb car, patient..a great introduction to lisbon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. No words... It was a true pleasure, truly. Obrigada! Let me know if you come to Lisbon again :) Would be lovely to meet you again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Obrigada!!!
Mary Lindsey BatemanUnited States
Marta was a wonderful tour guide for our group of 11. She was a wealth of knowledge, and gave us small details that enabled us to better understand the Portugal and Lisbon culture. She also walked slowly for us as we had a few bad knees in our group! Everyone loved her- she was honest, helpful, fun, and informative! Thank you Marta for a wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, You were the ones that were simply WONDERFUL! I spent a great afternoon walking around Lisbon with you :) Thank you for the kind words, you were all so lovely... Please send my regards to the whole group! Waiting on our pic :) :) :)
Anne KlarUnited States
Marta is an outstanding guide in every way. She has vast knowledge of the history and culture of Lisbon and presents it in an enthusiastic manner. You can definitely tell how much she loves the city. She has a warm and friendly personality which makes you feel like you are touring the city with a close friend. She was also so considerate in finding the best ways to tackle the steep hills of Lisbon while still seeing everything Important.. I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Lisbon A+++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne, I have no words! THANK YOU! I must say I had a great day and you are such a good company! To me it's truly flattering to know you're so happy with everything :) It was awesome to have run into you today :) looked like we knew each other for a long time and so funny everyone was already minglin with you. Wishing you all the best!
Mark LauriaNew York, NEW YORK, United States
We have used guides from Tours by Locals whenever we travel throughout the world and Marta is one of the best we have ever had! Her English was extremely good and her knowledge was exceptional. She arrived at our hotel on time and was well-prepared to show us around the historic parts of Lisbon. She clearly enjoys her work as a guide and it shows with the positive ways she interacted with us throughout the entire day. We enjoyed our stop at the local pastry shop!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark and Christine, Thank you! We had a great walking together, no doubt! Now you know how much more there is still to see in Lisbon :) Hope you're enjoying every second of my country :) If you'd be so kind to send me one of the photos would be lovely, for my book of memories :) Regards from Lisbon Marta
Marshall TaylorUnited States
Among 8 tours, including ship tours and other tour guides by other groups, Marta was the best. Extremely knowledgeable, adjusted to our pace and our interests, including history and lots of photographs, informative and just plain great. Stayed with us longer than expected because we had not finished and she wanted to make sure we saw Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marshall, I am speechless... THANK YOU. OBRIGADA. Honestly... You were delightful... interested, polite, fun... a great company to spend the day with :) Our picture is saved on my very best book of memories. Warm regards from Lisbon Marta
We did a great tour with Marta. She told us what life in Lisboa is really like for its its inhabitants. After the tour we felt as if we knew the city for years :) Marta adjusted to the needs of our group, e.g. someone of the group wore heels so she guided us to a good shoe shop. She sent us a list of good adressess to visit in the days after the tour, this was really helpfull. Thank you Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear all! How are you? How I remember those heels :) :) :) I am truly glad you enjoyed the tour and to know you had a wonderful time in my city :) It was a pleasure to guide such beautiful ladies, really proud :) Good laughs :) Hope to see you back sometime! Regards to you all PS - how is the mom to be? :) Marta
Lee EisenbergUnited States
Marta was excellent. Great history of Lisbon and the present changes. Breakfast and lunch were great examples of local cuisine. (good we did not eat breakfast at the hotel). If you have time for only one tour, this should be it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lee and beautiful wife, I had a great morning too :) you were so interested and so nice to be with! I feel very happy you enjoyed the tour, honestly, it really fullfils me to read your words. Thank you. Regards from Lisbon
Dean VegosenUnited States
Marta was wonderful. She communicated with us before our trip, she showed up on time (no easy feat in the morning Lisbon traffic), she knew her history and her way around, she was very informative and she was very warm. We felt like we were with a good friend who happened to be an excellent tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dean and Beth, Wow... You were great to spend the day with! Lovely to have met you both. Very happy and grateful you enjoyed it too :) Please enjoy every second when you "do Portugal" cause you'll be truly doing it! And watch out for the big waves around the lighthouse :) Regards
Belinda BloxsomUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda, Thank you so much! I'm very happy you liked it! It was great to have met you :) Regards from Lisbon
John PoynterUnited Kingdom
Had the best time with this guide. Very informative and interesting with a great knowledge of Lisbon. A fantastic 4 hours with this interesting lady... Wish We had all day tour. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone that loves food and local knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and beautiful wife, I simply had the most wonderful time with you two :) I am truly happy to know you really enjoyed everything! So grateful! Do come back, it's so close! And bring along your daughter! Keep in touch :) All the best PS - meanwhile I'll be reading a bunch of poems from that rapper poet from the XVI cent... :) :) :)
Susan SpannUnited States
We had a wonderful afternoon with Marta. Three of us enjoyed wandering through the neighborhoods soaking in all the tidbits Marta shared, from the current political and cultural climate to Lisbon's rich history. There wasn't a question she couldn't answer. The tour was customized for us as we told her we planned to make the tastings be our lunch. We meandered through the neighborhoods and ended up at the Time Out Market where we got to try cod cakes and local wines. All delicious. A highlight of the trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, mum and cousin you were simply fantastic! My ToursbyLocals #100 travellers! It was truly delightful having met you... it was a wonderful afternoon, a real pleasure. Thank you for sharing a bit of your time with me and letting me be part of your adventure in Portugal :) All the best
Chester RenkunUnited States
Marta was an absolute delight. Very informative, considerate, and just a very pleasant person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Chester. The pleasure was all mine! You were simply too kind and wonderful to spend the day with :) really fun walking through that amazing line to get into the Palace with everyone feeling jealous ;) I truly hope you have enjoyed your stay in Portugal! Warm regards
Thomas NicholsUnited States
Marta responded promptly to all emails. I did not arrive in Lisbon for the tour but my wife had a perfect afternoon discovering Belem with Marta. Highly recommend this company and Marta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas and Naomi, I spent a marvellous afternoon too! Your wife is the sweetest person, appart from being totally well informed about my country and linking its history with other countrie's, allowing us to have a great conversation all the time, A true pleasure to be with someone so interested and knowledgeable :) Thank you. I was truly very sorry I didn't meet you,,, Regards to you both :)
Harry GuardUnited States
Marta was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and helpful in every way, and all we could have hoped for. I also want to tell you, that during the preliminary discussions, and up to the time we met, she was always very prompt to respond back to my emails. That meant a lot to us to have our questions answered so quickly. Every member of our party are in agreement, she did a great job. We highly recommend her for your Lisbon tour! Harry Guard Atlanta, Ga
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harry Bill, It was a true pleasure to show you my city :) I loved being with you all!! Thank you so much for everything! You are wonderful! Our picture looks great!!! Please tell Betty the postcards are on their way :) All the best. Marta
Richard BondurantUnited States
Marta was very nice and very well informed. She gave us a great walking tour of Lisbon and a lot of insights we would not have enjoyed in a large group tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you! It was a pleasure introducing you to Lisbon and showing you around its beautiful old districts together with the Portuguese gastronomy! I feel very pleased you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again sometime in a near future :) Regards
Carol C.Vancouver, BC, Canada
Marta made our brief visit to Lisbon exceptional by helping us to see her city despite the RAIN! LOL She was able to accommodate for the unexpected weather conditions and truly made our visit memorable -- thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol and Giorgio, How are you??? :) it was so nice to show you Lisbon, even with all the water! Did you receive our selfie??? Never got any news from you on that :( It was a wonderful morning together, no doubt! Great fun :) Hope to see you back someday :) Regards
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Sandra!
Marta was a wonderful guide. I learn portuguese and asked Marta to conduct the excursion in portuguese. That was a great combination of history and culture. I learnt a lot about modern Portugal and had an opportunity to practice partuguese. Querida Marta, foi um prazer! Muito obrigada para o excurcão e o conversação!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tatiana, Obrigada, é muito simpático da sua parte! Fico mesmo muito feliz com as suas palavras :) Excelente aluna, excelente companhia, excelente manhã super bem passada! Espero voltar a vê-la muito em breve!!! Um beijinho
Christine AllisonUnited Kingdom
Marta started off with some excellent historical background to give us the wider context before entering the church and monastery. Was also awesome to jump the massive entrance queue! From Vasco da Gama to Pasteis de Belem we were taken around the sights and felt almost privileged to be with her and learning about what we were seeing. I was only sorry we didnt have more time in Lisbon to do some more of the city with her. Couldn't recommend Marta more highly! thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine and family, That's very generous of you :) It was a pleasure to show you my city! I simply loved spending the morning with you all. Looking forward to seeing you back in Lisbon! Warm regards
Gerald HeldUnited States
Marta was a very good guide. Her knowledge was exceptional and we did receive a mighty fine look at Lisbon. We will return due to her good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your words!!! :) It was great walking up and down the hills of Lisbon with you! I'm happy to know you enjoyed and feel like coming back. All the best!
Alison CUnited States
Marta is a charming and knowledgeable companion. She made us feel very welcome and comfortable, shared the history of Portugal through the sights, and answered our questions about life today. We had a wonderful afternoon walking with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alison and Tina, Thank you for your kind words! It was an HONOUR! I had the nicest afternoon... :) Every tour, every new person I meet makes me love my job even more... I have to start taking pictures for an album of memories. I really do. I want to remember all of you. Once again, thank you!
I really enjoyed this tour, which was informative and yet relaxed and fun. You get to see some of the city's hidden treasures, learn a little of its rich history, and sample some delicious food. Marta is a wonderful guide, and I recommend her highly. Definitely one of the highlights of my holiday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words, Nicholas :) I feel very happy to know you had a great time! It was a wonderful afternoon for me too! It was a pleasure to have met you. PS - the weather is still not very Portuguese, unfortunately...
Hope CassanoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hope and family! It was a pleasure to meet you :)
Hope CassanoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hope and family! It was a pleasure to meet you :)
Diane Del Mauro GorinUnited States
My granddaughter and I did a 4 hour walking tour of Lisbon with Marta. It was a rainy and windy day and we thought Marta would have to cancel the tour. I could not believe when Marta called and said she had been able to get a vehicle to keep our tour date even though we wouldn't be walking everywhere. Marta came through for us. She was so knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. I highly recommend this lovely lady for any of her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thank you so much, you're too kind... I must say it ended up being quite fun trying to escape all that crazy rain and wind...! I'm extremely happy I could fulfill your plans on Lisbon :) I had a great time taking you around and showing you my city! Regards to you 2 from your guide in Lisbon ;)
Nicola MontgomeryUnited Kingdom
Marta was an amazing guide, full of local historical information, a delightful young lady who made a day in Lisbon exceptional, would highly recommend. Thank you Marta for making our experience of Lisbon so wonderful x
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicky, David, Ivy and "Ross" :) No words for the delightful time with all of you :) :) :) Thank you so much for everything, I'm very very glad you enjoyed the tour and I really hope to meet you again someday :) Keep in touch :) Warm regards from Lisbon
Andrew YuenHong Kong
Very informative and most pleasant!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! My pleasure!!! You were such a great company to spend rhe morning with :) Enjoy your stay :) Regards
Alan MaltzUnited States
knowledgeable and accomodating
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Alan! It was great spending the morning with you :) All the best!
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
Marta was very knowledgeable, as well as being very personable. We learned a lot but she made it fun. We also had a chance to learn about current Portuguese issues, and the way it impacts typical Portuguese families. Marta epitomizes what "Tours by Locals" wants to offer to their customers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marjorie, it was simply a pleasure to spend the afternoon with such a wonderful couple :) Thank you so much for your kind words and hope we can meet again in a near future :) I'm very grateful! Regards from Lisbon
Rita HarrisUnited States
Marta was excellent....right combination of historical facts and general interest facts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rita!!! I'm on my way home and much more pleased now!!! I walked for other 4h in the afternoon and now it's time to stop a bit ;) It was truly great to have met you :) Keep in touch :)
Gail FisherUnited States
Too bad it it so crowded but Marta got us in and around the Castle easily. The Monastery was interesting and good fun. I would have no problem recommending Marta to anyone planning a trip to Sintra
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We did have a mix of Sintra and its surroundings that was great!!! First the beautiful Guincho overviews, then into the woods, meeting at the chapter house in a XVI century Convent, feeling like 4 queens in a XIX century Royal Palace and an exceptional meal in the heart of Sintra :) It was no doubt a great way to finish our tours together!!! :) PS - Hope you are all doing just fine :)
Gail FisherUnited States
This is a terrific part of Lisbon. Riding the funicular is fun. The history of the area and sights are worth seeing and Marta is great to be with as well as a excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!! I also enjoyed a lot this morning together :) Great company, great walk, great ice-cream and you were so more much relaxed this day :)
Gail FisherUnited States
Marta was wonderful and very knowledgable. The rating is because of the 7 mlles of hills we walked. All three of us were over 70 and should have done less. Our fault not hers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, ohhhh, a walking tour is always a walking tour :) come on... we did most of the walking in the downtown area and only went up a bit and even used an elevator :) I knew I had another walking with you the following day and I really wanted to show you around both days :) It's true we walk a bit on walkings but honestly, it was worthy. And you could keep up! :) we spent a little energy because of the calories of custard tarts and teh day after we had to have the ice-cream ;) You did GREAT!
Sandria KohlUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Marta. She was very personable and very knowledgeable of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandria, thank you so much! It was truly wonderful to have you with me on that very busy day in Lisbon and its suroundings! Who would have said so many people were around? You were great and very kind. Regards from Lisbon
Gail FisherUnited States
After a very long trip there was Marta. She was the best person I can ever imagine to pick us up and orient us to Lisbon and Cascais. Her car was comfortable to hold the three of us and our luggage. What a wonderful intro to Lisbon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail :) Thank you for such kind words!!! How are you all??? Miss you already!!! It was delightful to meet you 3 ;) Regards from Lisbon
Donna SlovakUnited States
Our 1st ever tours by locals in Lisbon was fantastic. Marte our guide was so knowledgeable and kind. She was very patient with our many questions and considerate of our preferences. We highly recommend her as a guide and tours by locals in general. Very pleased!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel truly happy and grateful for your kind words! It was delightful to have you with me during a great morning. Now that you have experienced Lisbon, you know there will be always this beautiful city waiting for you with its arms wide open as well as the custard tarts and codfish cakes. Looking forward to seeing you around again!
Marta was intelligent, witty and informative. Helpful in many ways and a pleasure to be with. Marta took us around in a clean new car, to places we would never had a hope of knowing about or finding on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's very kind of you. I must say I had a wonderful day with you :) except for the first moments ahahahah they were quite windy and rainy but you were so right and we did end up having the most beautiful day. I feel very pleased with your sweet words. Enjoy every second in Portugal. Great to have met you, truly :)
Leon FriedmanUnited States
Two of our party were not able to walk well, and wanted to go back to the ship, but Marta insisted that Lisbon was too beautiful to miss, so she arranged for an on electric car and driver to take the 5 of us around instead. Here knowledge of her city, and country were amazing, and we had a great history lesson. She even bought us some of their famous pasteries and made sure we did not miss any of the important sights. She's a very warm and caring individual, and we felt like family when we left.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helloooooo!!! How are you...? :) :) :) How could I let you leave without seeing this treasure??? I always try to make the best out of what seems the worst...! That's what's life been teaching me all the way till now...! You all looked so nice and sweet, I could never had let you go back home without sharing a bit of Lisbon with you :) I had a great time and I'll always keep you close to my heart. PS - Let Irene know that regarding our secret (the one I told only her), everything is great :) All the best
Jeffrey HarperUnited States
Marta was knowledgable, responsive, and fun. She was more than willing to answer any question about history, logistics, options for other days, etc.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and Bev it was a great morning together wasn't it? :) Loved your message...! Thank you :) Whenever you feel like having a great ice-cream and walk around my beloved city, you know where I'll be! :)
Richard AldersonUnited Kingdom
Marta went over-and-above the call of duty with her tour for us and treated us like she was showing around friends. We loved her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So now that you've tasted the true friendship between Portuguese and English, you know why it's one of the worlds's oldest alliances :) You're both great people with big hearts and I just an feel honoured to have met you...!
Richard AldersonUnited Kingdom
Marta was FANTASTIC. Knowledgeable, warm, personable and funny, she was the reason why our trip to Lisbon was so memorable. Highly, highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm totally speechless...! But I still can write a few lines... :) :) :) I had 2 wonderful days with you and I'm most pleased you took my city in your blessed hearts. Come back soon, will you???
Alan NatterUnited States
Marta is knowledgeable and well spoken. We enjoyed our day outside the busy area of Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, thank you so much! It was a great day for sure :) I love that tour so much :) would be perfect for tomorrow since we'll have 6 (!) cruise ships docked in Lisbon :) :) :) Nice to hear from you! All the best
Ronal BhagatUnited States
Marta was a fantastic tour guide. We were to do the Belem tour, but she notified us of a strike that closed Belem Tower and the Monastery. She provided alternative suggestions in real time and we ended up doing the Lisbon Upper Districts & Downtown tour. It was a great alternative with the sites being closed. She was very knowledgable, had a great sense of humor, and was able to keep the attention of our group that ranged from a 3rd grader to a senior citizen. Very highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: With fantastic people like you everything would only go the best way possible! Truly delightful and grateful to meet you and your beautiful family :) I feel honoured you had a great time in Portugal :) Thank you so much for the warm words :) All the best and regards to you all
Craig H.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Craig! Regards from Lisbon
Joan McNivenLondon, ONTARIO, Canada
Four of us enjoyed an all day tour of Lisbon with Marta. Our time in Lisbon was limited and Marta showed us the highlights. Loved the Tile Museum and walking along the Harbor front. Got to try the famous Portugueses custard tarts. Tasting these tarts is a "must" for anyone visiting Lisbon. An excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I simply loved meeting you all!!! I spent a great day too, it looked like we knew each other for a long time...! I feel very pleased you enjoyed my tour and if you do come back, I'd love to see you again. I'm keeping our fantastic photo with much love cause it was really grateful to have met you; youre truly beautiful people (with excellent genes!!!) Keep warm
Marilyn EdlingUnited States
Marta is warm, knowledgeable, and provides so Much more than the basics on the tour. She didn't rush us through and is very proud of her country and has a dry sense of humor. One of the best guides we have had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're too kind! It was simply delightful to have met you �� wonderful afternoon together, no doubt! Thank you �� Promiss to enjoy a lot my country.
Craig H.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Craig! Regards from Lisbon
Heidi BrownUnited States
Marta was amazing! She is friendly and welcoming, in addition to being full of knowledge! Marta worked magic in order to organize a specialized itinerary for our group of 9 (4 adults and 5 children) to see all the amazing things we requested to see in 36 hours! We enjoyed not only Marta's information, but her company too. Thank you Marta, for showing us your wonderful country and lovely people! Please also pass a warm felt thank you to Humberto, our fabulous chauffeur for our private tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU for being such lovely people! I just loved meeting you all...! Special hug to the small ones and a warm felt to you all grown ups :) PS1 - Humberto sends his best wishes to you too! PS2 - What a perfect way to restart one more season: delighful and interested company. Great, great, great! 2017 will be a beautiful year, for sure :D
Heidi BrownUnited States
Marta was a fabulous guide and welcomed us to Lisbon like family! She was prompt, professional, and full of information. Marta was accommodating to our group of 9 (4 adults, 5 children), and patient with deviations from the original plan! Before even arriving to Lisbon, Marta was extremely helpful in personalizing our tour for us. I sent her a ton of things we wanted to see and do in a very limited time, and she put together a successful plan! Marta made our quick visit to Lisbon amazing. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Heidi and the fabulous 8 :) You were simply wonderful... should I ask for more? I wish you all could stay, honestly and I really must reafirm what I told this weekend: move to Lisbon, it's a great sunny place that will always look forward to have you back :) Keep in touch! PS - Please do send me our super selfie 'cause I want to have it on my book of memories ;) Thank you a million!!! A big hug to everyone!
Marta was wonderful--as full of great information as she was vibrant and gracious. Terrific intro to a beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Is there a better way to start the season then spending a great morning with wonderful people and getting this fantastic review afterwords?!? I couldn't ask for more!!! :) I feel very pleased to have met you, you both have a beautiful heart :) wishing you all the best discovering my beloved country :)
Erin YorkUnited States
Had a wonderful time with Marta. She is a very knowledgeable guide, in addition to being friendly and patient with all of our questions. Also, had great local recommendations! My husband said he wished we could have her showing us around every day of our trip! Highly recommend a tour with Marta for anyone visiting Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: May I...? :) You're such a beautiful couple and easy to spend time with! I had a great morning, truly! I feel very grateful with your words. I wish you the most wonderful stay...! Keep warm!
Crystal TeterColumbus, OH, United States
Wow! Marta gave us an absolutely lovely tour of Old Lisbon, with a lot of history (which we love) to go along with it. Lisbon is a beautiful city, and Marta was a fabulous guide. Marta took us to a cafe and treated us to the pastel de nata treats - and they were delicious! Unfortunately, we only had a few hours to see the city as we were on a shore excursion, but thanks to Marta, we cannot wait to come back to Lisbon for an extended visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU!!! You can´t imagine how happy I get everytime I read a review like yours :) it's delightful... and I'm more and more grateful to have a job I love. Please, do tell me when you return, I'd be most pleased to show you a lot more of my beautiful country :) All the best!!!
Cindy JohnsonUnited States
We enjoyed the tour and Marta's English skills were excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs. Cindy! It was great meeting you as well :) All the best!
Susan WebmanUnited States
Marta was incredibly personable, knowledgeable and great sense of humor. Very responsive to our interests. Could not have been better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! I must confess I had a great afternoon too :) I feel lucky to meet such wonderful people everyday :) More than lucky, I feel blessed. Wishing you all the best!
Daniel EderUnited States
Marta is the best! Not only amazingly smart and knowledgeable but friendly and sweet. She knows Lisbon as though she's lived 500 years of its history. She is an excellent driver and really goes above and beyond what is expected. We thoroughly enjoyed her company as well as all the information she imparted about this unique and interesting city. Strongly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How nice to hear from you!!! I'm completely speechless with your words :) What else would be expected from Portugal's new hero :)? I knew you'd be the most pleasant travellers the moment we spoke back in July :) :) :) I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and it fulfils my heart to read what you wrote, honestly. I had a wonderful time also and feel very lucky to have the chance to meet such caring people. Thank you. I wish you all the best!!!
Jack McElroyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Jack, It was really nice showing you my city around! Great to hear from you! Greets to you 4 :)
Chris W.United States
I would highly recommend Marta for a tour in Lisbon--she was pleasant and knowledgeable--gifted at telling the history of the city--took very good care of our security as pickpockets seemed to be common--I felt like I was with a relative and not a guide that I just met. Note that the city is hilly which makes a walking tour only for those who can do some steep grades but well worth the effort for those who can.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Chris, it was a real pleasure to meet you all!!! Great morning we spent together :) I'm very happy with your words and I must tell you that I'm a very lucky person to meet such wonderful people that make my life so worthy :) All the best :) :) :)
It was a pleasure to have Marta as our tour guide. She is very knowledgeable of the history of Portugal and the city of Lisbon. It was a truly excellent tour. Five starts +! Thank you, Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Nataliya, I must say I spent a wonderful afternoon in very nice company :) I'm very happy you've enjoyed it too :) Thanks a lot for everything! It was great! Sunny regards from Lisbon (weather is still great!)
Kevin WojciechowskiUnited States
Marta is an excellent ambassador of Lisbon and Portugal. She is friendly and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our four hour tour. Thanks Marta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Speechless!!! You were all simply an excellent company to spend the morning with :) People like you make my days and make me very happy :) THANK YOU. I wish you all the best!!!
Dayna LandryUnited States
We had a great tour with Marta! She is so knowledgeable and easy to spend time with! Highly recommend Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! It was delightful to meet you and I must say that I also had a great day with you :) Promise to let you know when we visit your beloved nation :) :) :) All the best!
Lorna RunkleUnited States
Marta was very flexible which is a major factor for us. We came from a cruise and we actually think we saw the most of Lisbon and Fatima for the 8 hours we booked. Great job Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Lorna and her beautiful family, I really feel pleased I met such wonderful and nice family :) Thank you so much for the great day and for writing these kind words, it means a lot :) All the best from your new friend and this evening we're all Portuguese! GO PORTUGAL!!!!
Gladys FisboinUnited States
Very good tourist guide, very professional, is a spectacular city A++++++++ Thank you Marta, you The best Guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, they make me a better person :) It was a real pleasure :) All the best and if you come back, let me know, cause I'd be pleased to welcome you again :) Regards from your guide in Lisbon :)
Joanne JeffersUnited States
Marta was definitely a 5, outstanding. she met us early at the airport with an air-conditioned 8 seat mercedes and driver. we started with a lovely breakfast followed by the sights. she shared not only a vast amount of local history but also current events. she was extremely knowledgeable and polite. with her as our guide we didn't have to wait in any of the long lines! towards the end of our tour she helpfully updated our arrival time to our airbnb host. i would highly recommend her to anyone as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Joanne Jeffers and her beautiful Family, Your words are too kind :) It's really very rewarding doing what we love and getting the extra bonus of meeting such nice travelers like you! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family :) Thank you so much! I wish you all the best! Your guide in Lisbon, Marta
Pam BassWestport, CT, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much :) It was a pleasure meeting you!
We were delighted to meet Marta our tour guide. She was an excellent companion, her English was perfect and her knowledge of the history of the city brought Lisbon to life for us. We could not have spent 4 hours in more pleasurable and informative company. It was a truly excellent tour. Ten out of ten.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much for your kind words, Mrs. Morna and Mr. Peter :) I'm flattered! I had a great morning too :) and for sure couldn't have started in a more perfect way my number one tour for ToursbyLocals, so I must thank you because it's travelers like you who fulfill my life and make me feel grateful for what I love to do :) Wishing you all the best!