Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil by Tour Guide Bernard M. (Guide #18746)


Donna Fenn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Bernard was a great host for our first visit to Rio. We saw the beautiful Christ the Redeemer, the steps at Lapa, went up by Cable Car to SugarLoaf and had a quirky, tasty lunch in Santa Teresa at a local bar. He was easy to communicate with and flexible in helping us organise our day. He did not go overboard on facts and figures which some guides do, but gauged our mood well and his easy going manner suited us down to the ground. He also gave us tips for restaurants and some great music to listen!

Eugenie Ponce

France
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 25/19

We had two amazing days with Bernard. Perfect balance of history and fun facts, the kids loved him and were impatient to have him again. It was totally worth it. Thank you Bernard :)

Joan Arndt

United States
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/19

He was an excellent guide -- very knowledgeable, considerate, polite, and a all around great guy. He well deserves 5 stars. I was most impressed with his ability to customize the tour to our needs. We made suggestions and he did as well. This resulted in a most enjoyable experience. You should be proud of this valued employee.

Mary Amundson-miller

United States
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 11/19

We really enjoyed spending the day with Bernard. He did a great job of making sure we got the most out of our time while working within our physical limitation boundaries.

Marvin Sayah

United States
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Tour: #276176, Best of Rio: Sugar Loaf + Selaron + Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 17/19

Our morning with Bernard M was excellent. We went to Sugar Loaf and additional neighborhoods in Rio. Bernard is very knowledgeable and considerate and we enjoyed our time with him. We would certainly recommend these guide very highly. Sincerely, Marvin & Cheri Sayah

Barbara Ozbolt

United States
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 5/18

We so enjoyed being with Bernard who knew the city well and offered great suggestions for what to see first or last to avoid the crowds at tourist attractions. Especially when we were one of three cruise ships in port that day. He was patient and understood the 'red tape' our ship experienced in getting clearance at the port of Rio by the officials. You're pretty much at their mercy as to what time you can actually disembark. We covered quite a bit in a relatively short amount of time. Great Job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, I m glad you ve enjoyed your short time in Rio. Hope you re doing well! Kind regards,

Nicholas Murphy

Ireland
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 29/18

Bernard is a great guide, very flexible and accommodating. He has a very good knowledge of Rio and is keen to find out what interests you the tourist. He tailors the trip accordingly. He also gave us good suggestions of more places to visit and restaurants to eat in after the tour. Highly recommended.

Tara Breznovits

United States
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Tour: #260730, Rio Private Tour - 5h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

Bernard was amazing! We had hired him for two days and after meeting him we knew he would be great, he created the perfect experience for what we were looking for. He was very informative on the history and culture of the area as well as knowing all the great places to eat and drink. A small thing but huge is he is a great driver as well, we have been in countries where we thought we would lose our life over the driving:). We highly recommend Bernard if you are visiting Rio!

Tara Breznovits

United States
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Tour: #260730, Rio Private Tour - 5h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

Bernard was amazing! We had hired him for two days and after meeting him we knew he would be great, he created the perfect experience for what we were looking for. He was very informative on the history and culture of the area as well as knowing all the great places to eat and drink. A small thing but huge is he is a great driver as well, we have been in countries where we thought we would lose our life over the driving:). We highly recommend Bernard if you are visiting Rio!

Jayne Clifford

United Kingdom
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Bernard was an excellent tour guide. We had been to Rio once before & so had done the usual trips. Bernard was able to take us to places we had never seen & to enjoy the real Rio de Janeiro. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Bernard to our friends who visit. Thanks again. Jayne & Scott.

Lynn Cochrane

United States
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Tour: #276176, Best of Rio: Sugar Loaf + Selaron + Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

Bernard was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, thorough, relaxed, with perfect English. Highly recommend.

Joan Casey

United States
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

He was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. He gave us an excellent view of the city, and took us to an excellent Brazilian restaurant for lunch

Patricia Marion

United States
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 10/17

As a guide for our one day in Rio, Bernard was personable, on time, and very accommodating to our specific requests. The planning phase was excellent, in that he responded quickly by email to questions, and arranged the meeting place well. He was a safe driver, and his car was clean, comfortable, and functional. He had no problem communicating well in English. Since some things we wanted to do were not available on a Sunday, he found an alternative activity that turned out to be very enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patricia, I m glad you enjoyed the tour! My pleasure to show you Rio. Kind regards, Bernard

Michele Kircher-Sternig

United States
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Tour: #260730, Rio Private Tour - 5h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Knowledgeable, friendly nice cross section of the city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback! Kind regards, Bernard

Brian Currie

Australia
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Bernard was a fantastic guide. Picked us up at our hotel in his car, and showed us the delights of Rio. Fun, friendly and informative. We went to Sugar Loaf, Lapa Steps, Santa Teresa Neighborhood (where we had a great lunch in a local cafe that Bernard frequents) and Christ The Redeemer. He was very east to communicate with and we learnt a lot about Rio. We couldn't have had a better guide. We felt very comfortable around Bernard. Would certainly recommend Bernard to any one travelling to Rio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thanks for your kind review! I m glad you ve enjoyed the time we spent together, I ve enjoyed it too! Best,

Brian West

United States
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Bernard is an excellent tour guide! I didn't get to see all of the things on my list due to weather but, he recommended other spots that I really enjoyed seeing. Bernard is very knowledgeable about Rio and other parts of Brazil also. I highly recommend Bernard as a tour guide!

Scheiber Eke

Austria
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Tour: #260730, Private Tour - 5h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 28/17

We enjoyed a great tour with Bernard (Christ the Redeemer with Lapa and Santa Teresa). Bernards English is excellent and he is a very charming guy. We absolutely recommend him for a private tour. Elke and Herbert, Austria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elke and Hebert, what a great morning we ve spent together! My pleasure to have met you, hope you keep doing well. Best, Bernard

Ira Putnam

United States
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Tour: #258385, Private Tour - 7h tailored for 7 persons, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Met us at the ship on time, had a new comfortable van with a great driver. Work with us to provide a comfortable and thorough two day tour of Rio. Very professional and knowledgeable, made our three days in Rio Great. Good recommendations for lunches and dinner. We felt we saw everything that was important to our group.

Ibrahim Seidov

Azerbaijan
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Tour: #258385, Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Very professional guide. I myself along with son and 76 y.o. mom had really fantastic tour through the must see places in Rio. We Highly appreciate his job. His English is very good, knowledge of history of Brazil as well. Safe driving skills - 10 points out of 10. Strongly recommend to use his service to Rio visitors.