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


Michele Gilbert

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: Mar 17/20

Very Good english - Was accommodating and conscious of What we wanted to do ! Enjoyed Our touring day of the City Even with difficult time of it beginning to Shut down because of Coronavirus -Very Sad

Reto Voser

Switzerland
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Tour: #258385, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 7h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 14/20

The tour was perfect, Bernard took us to almost everything that one must see in Rio. He was very flexible in adjusting the tour and he knows so many interesting things and places.

Susan Gerard

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 13/20

Well, just when I thought Tours could do no better, you did with Bernard! Well, just when I thought Tours could do no better, you did with Bernard! So knowledgeable about all in Rio and so accommodating! He made us feel 50 years younger with humor and zest for life! He managed to get everything into our day despite the overwhelming list I gave him.me along with my husband and daughter could never have done better! Kudos to Paul and the staff of Tours by Locals for getting such wonderful guides!!!!5 STARS.

Michael Ilas

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: Feb 12/20

We highly recommend Bernard. Our tour in Rio was wonderful. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and considerate.

Judy Allen

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: Jan 31/20

Prompt pick up. Educated having a lot of knowledge of the history of this beautiful city. Calm and relaxed pace overall great guide. His experience was invaluable for getting us to the tourist spots at times with smaller crowds and the best weather. Could not have asked for a better fit for us.

Roscoe Schlachter

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 15/19

Our ship was an hour late but Bernard waited for us. He then showed us the best of Rio. It was a great day. We could not have had a better guide. I would highly recommend him. With his help, we avoided long lines, we saw the highlights and learned a great deal. Lunch in the arts district was a perfect end to a wonderful day.

Jere Chrispens

United States
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Tour: #685982, Rio de Janeiro Private Tour - 8h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Bernard was on time to meet us and made sure that he took us where we wanted to go. He was quite knowledgeable regarding Rio and was able to provide a meaningful narrative regarding the city. It was a wonderful day and we were able to see things that one could certainly not enjoy when on a bus!

Norman Sharman

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: Dec 6/19

Excellent tour and we would highly recommend Bernard. We changed our tour to 4 people from 2 at the last minute, our cruise ship changed its docking time, and the weather changed to wet and windy from beautifully sunny just for the day we had booked! Bernard took it all in his stride, showed us some wonderful places, took us to some great venues for drinks and food, and was nothing short of exceptional. A great and safe driver, too, very friendly and knowledgeable with very good English. John Sharman. UK

Janet Steiner

United States
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Tour: #260730, Rio Private Tour - 5h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

We booked the Rio de Janeiro tour with Bernard while aboard the cruise ship as we felt we would not be happy with the ship's tour bus version of Rio. Bernard was an excellent guide taking us to sights he knew would be best considering the overcast weather conditions. We were comfortable driving with him as he navigated the traffic in the city and know we experienced Rio more intimately than we would have on a bus. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personalized Rio experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, Thanks for your review. Despite the cloudy day, we could enjoy the city and spend a great time. Best regards,

Robert Fried

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: Nov 14/19

Bernard was an excellent guide in Rio. He suggested we start early (because of the traffic and lines) which was an excellent suggestion. The weather turned nasty but he thought f appropriate things to do in the center of town. He taught us much about Rio and Brazil and was a wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thanks for your review. We spent a very pleasant time together, take good care of yourself! Best, Bernard

Michael Forseth

United States
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Tour: #260730, Rio Private Tour - 5h tailored, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 5/19

We toured Christ the Redeemer, Santa Theresa, and downtown with Bernard on a 5 hour custom tour. He was great, laid back and informative. He had an excellent knowledge of the city, its neighbourhoods, culture and history. He was engaging and it was a pleasure to spend the morning with him. Would highly recommend Bernard to anyone. 5 out 5 stars!!! -Mike and Rachel

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.

William Schwarze

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: Sep 2/18

Truly one amazing guide! His service was definitely worth it! He made my friend's first time traveling internationally one amazing memorable experience! He is a great guide! For a limited time you will be in Rio and want to visit as much as possible he is an excellent tour guide that I recommend!

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 Herbert

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.


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