Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lisbon Portugal by Tour Guide João L. (Guide #22620)


Kate Brown

United States
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Private Lisbon Stopover tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Aug 8/18

Joao was an incredible guide. He took us around the city and we saw gorgeous views, historical sights, ate delicious treats. It was so much easier and more fun than fumbling with our guidebooks and trying to do it all on our own. We saw ALL of Lisbon and wished we'd done this tour on our first day in town to get all the inside scoop from a local. Can't recommend TBL more highly. Best, Kate Brown

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Kate, thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was really an honor to have the opportunity to share my Lisbon with you and your husband. I hope to have the chance to tour you again, big hugs, João

Laurie Arnold

United States
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Tour: #381872, Arrábida Mountain with Wine and Ocean Tour!, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

João was a tremendous tour guide. He was fun, entertaining, attentive to our every need, and extremely knowledgeable. Our day was fantastic, exploring places we would not have found on our own, making it one of the most memorable experiences on our vacation. We certainly will return to Portugal and schedule a tour with João.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurie and Allan Was such a great honor to have the chance to take you on tour. Thanks so much for the wonderfull review, i really love our day. All the best and see you one of these days Best regards João

Sushil Bhardwaj

United States
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Tour: #406248, Porto- Full Day Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Joao was warm, welcoming and professional: a true Tours by Locals Gem! The day trip to Porto from Lisbon was made even more memorable by an unplanned visit to Fatima just as a celebratory mass was beginning followed by a side trip to Coimbra. Lunch at an Italian restaurant follwed by a walk down Porto's streets to the Douro river, the spectacular Arabian Room at the Bousa, ending with a scenic walk on the pedestrian bridege over the river to Gaia and a Porto wine tasting riverside made for a perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doctor, Was an enourm pleasure to meet and had the opportunity to share my country with you. Fátima, Coimbra and Porto were fantastic! Because your company and conversation were just amazing. Thank you to share so much knowledge with me. All the best João

Dace Pickens

United States
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Tour: #381871, Explore the Beach around Lisbon (Troia and Comporta), Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Joao designed this tour at my request and it was PERFECT -- start to finish. I have been on many TBL tours -- all over the world -- and Joao is by far my Favorite guide to-date. He is pleasant; well-informed; and has a great sense of humor. He clearly put a lot of planning into the day. The beach was fantastic and the local restaurant where we had lunch was superb - from the sardines to the sangria. We had the place to ourselves. I couldn't ask for a better day in Portugal. Obrigada Joao!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Dace I don't have words to describe that day. It was for sure one of my best day tours in my life. You are special person! Your review is to good to be true, im honor for that. Thanks so much. Muito obrigado, i really want to have another opportunity to share the rest of Portugal to you and family. Alll the besttttt João

Julia Martin

United States
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Tour: #394842, Magic Sintra Half Day Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Joao was wonderfully welcoming, knowledgeable and entertaining! We truly had a wonderful experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julia Thanks so much for your review. Was a huge pleasure to have the opportunity to share my country with you and your beautiful family. Best regards João L.

Andrea Cook

United States
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Tour: #382636, Magic Lisbon Private Tour- Shore Excursion, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Joao was a great way to start out our 14 day trip through Europe. He has a great , very welcoming personality. He made us feel like we were part of his family! We got a great feel for Lisbon, a wealth of local information, visited some beautiful sites, and a great out of the way authentic place to eat for lunch. Joao was on time, he delivered on all that he said,and while we had several tours with other guides throughout Europe, no one topped Joao's personality. Thanks, Joao for such an awesome time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm so honored to had the chance to take on tour I'm my beloved Lisboa. Was a memorable day and I will not forget, even the rain day was funny. I wish you all the best, obrigado João

Gregory P.

United States
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Tour: #381871, Sintra Fairy Tail Private Tour - Palaces and Castle with an Ocean View, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 21/18

Joao was terrific. He is tremendously knowledgeable about Lisbon and its history. He did a great job of planning our tour, and once at a site he was great at moving us through crowded conditions so that our waits were minimal. He knows all the short cuts and "back doors". All in all a great job and a delightful day, he has a great personality and was fun to spend the day with. Would highly recommend him to anyone considering a tour of Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sir Gregory Patterson Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was a great honor to have the opportunity to share part of my country with you and your friends. It was really a great day and your will to visit even if you just arrived here yesterday, was outstanding. Hope to see you again and I do wish you all the besttttt!!! Big hugs and kisses to everyone. Thanks so much again for your kind words to me. João L.

Linda Trummer-Napolitano

United States
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Tour: #381871, Sintra Fairy Tail Private Tour - Palaces and Castle with an Ocean View, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 7/18

I would definitely recommend Joao L. and ToursByLocals. First, Joao was incredibly responsive to all e mails prior to the tour, second he customized the tour for us and accommodated my request to see three palaces- Sintra Pena Palace, the Regalaria gardens, the Queluz Palace, then he took us on a brief stop to Belem on the way back to our hotel. He was very knowledgeable about the palaces and about Lisbon. He told us the best entrance to buy tickets to the Jeronimos monastery and this saved hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Linda Thanks so much for the wonderfull review. It was a really honor to have the chance to guide you and your awesome husband and friends. I hope to have the chance to guide you again. All the best, muito obrigado João

Frances Daniel

United States
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Tour: #382636, Magic Lisbon Private Tour- Full Afternoon Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Five stars aren't enough!!! Joao took 5 strangers on a "magical" day in gorgeous Lisbon & turned us into 6 friends. From vistas overlooking the City & River, to cathedrals, to Pasteis de Belem (OMG!), to tile museum, to quaint dinner in Alfama with fado, we had the perfect 8 hr day in this city, wanting more time than cruise stop allowed. Joao showed off Lisbon with pride and incredible knowledge. When I come back (& I will) to Portugal, Joao will be my guide again! The single BEST travel day of my life!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear M. Frances Daniel First of all I don't have words to thank you just amazing review. Was such a great afternoon I had with you and your friends. Was more than perfect! Why? Because your request was unique, so were the solutions for run it smoothly. And with luckily, we had one of the best tours of my life. I will never forget it, really. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share my Lisbon with you and your beautiful friends. I hope to see you again só we can repeat everything again :)

Ann Day

United States
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Tour: #382636, Magic Lisbon Private Tour- Half Day Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

We only had a half day with João and asked to see some high points and, most importantly, show us the "feel" of Lisbon. He was perfect! He was fun, flexible, knowledgeable, helpful and a great companion. He also knows where all the best local food is! You will not find a more enjoyable guide anywhere!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Ann and Sir Joe Thanks so much for for your wonderful review. I really really enjoyed our day and off course you. I'm happy you had a sense of local Lisbon and local taste. Hope to have the privilege to tour you again. Big kiss and big hugs João

Bruce Rosner

United States
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Tour: #381871, Sintra Fairy Tail Private Tour - Palaces and Castle with an Ocean View, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

Fun filled, enjoyable day! The time passed so quickly. Learned so much about Lisbon and Portugal in general in addition to Sintra which was the main focus of our tour! Great personality - attentive, enthusiastic and very excited to share his knowledge. Would refer Joao to anyone we know who is planning to visit this area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Bruce and Mrs Beth Thanks so much for your great review. I really appreciate to share my country with you. Hope to see you again, Best regards and all the best João

Angie T.

Malaysia
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Tour: Nazaré - Fátima and Porto Full Day Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Dec 28/17

We did a 2 day tour with Joao after a few on line discussions; he was of the opinion that we could do Porto although it would mean a second day tour of 12 hours! true to his words, he did well! We truely enjoyed the Porto leg of the tour. To those who would like to see as much as possible what Portugal has to offer, you will never regret going with Joao! Have a word with him and you get to know a friend in Portugal and then, travel like a local! Obrigado Joao!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Angie Tong I would like to express my gratitude for your wonderful review and the time you spent writing it. It was for sure a great time I spent with you and your great family. Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my country with you. I do hope to see you again and take you to other great spots in Portugal. Thanks so much, muito obrigado, João

Angie T.

Malaysia
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Tour: #381871, Lisbon and Sintra Full Day Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

We are a family of 4 adults and had wanted to see as much of Portugal as we possibly can. It is indeed a fortunate decision that I made after going through all the reviews and chose Joao; he was a great "friend" of ours after this trip as he took great pains in deciding all the routes that a local would for his "friends" to enjoy his beautiful country. We had great food and went around like a local. I would definitely recommend Joao for all his knowledge, thoughtfulness and excellent skill in driving.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Angie Tong I would like to express my gratitude for your wonderful review and the time you spent writing it. It was for sure a great time I spent with you and your great family. Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my country with you. I do hope to see you again and take you to other great spots in Portugal. Thanks so much, muito obrigado, João

Lee Stockwell

United States
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Tour: #381871, Sintra Fairy Tail Private Tour - Palaces and Castle with an Ocean View!, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

João is the best!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Lee and Mr. Winston Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my beautifull Sintra with you. I was delighted to show you around and so glad to learn so much more with all your experience. Hope to see you again in order to take you again on some different tours around Portugal. Best regards, João

Lee Stockwell

United States
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Tour: #382636, Magic Lisbon Private Tour- Shore Excursions, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

If you are looking for an articulate, engaged and engaging guide, look no further! João gives you both the highlights of Portugal along with unknown and untrampled spots. He is as knowledgeable and charming as they come.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Lee and Mr. Winston, Thanks so much for your kind review. I will never forget this two days tour because you re such a great couple and the best company I could have. Thanks for sharing with me so much of your experience. I do hope to have the chance to tour you again with Tbl. Have a save journey with lots of fun :))) Best regards from your Portuguese new friend, João