Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lisbon-Portugal by Tour Guide Gonçalo N. (Guide #22728)


Sara Kennedy

United States
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Tour: #387194, Sintra 4 Hours Private Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 13/20

It was a lovely day with Goncalo where we learned so much about the history and culture of Lisbon and the Sinatra area. The half-day tour was really the best time we had during our five days here and it had the perfect balance of touring castles, enjoying the delicious pastries and seeing the beautiful sights. Goncalo is obviously so well educated and is able to share both his knowledge and enthusiasm for his country. We would highly recommend this private tour - don't miss out on this experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You re very welcome. Thaa k you for your kindness. Best regards Gon

Rhoda Waxman

Canada
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

Gonçalo provided us with an outstanding tour, he is an exceptional guide. The essential tour was interesting and informative, we learned so much about Portugal's history and culture. This tour was the perfect way to start our stay in Lisbon. Gonçalo is an excellent communicator, fun to be with and I do not hesitate in recommending him. We have travelled to many countries and toured with many guides, he is very professional and you will definitely not be disappointed touring with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Best regards Gon

Jon Fisk

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Gon has an impressive knowledge of history including the cultural and financial development of Portugal. Our tour gave us a wonderful overview of Lisbon and how the city changed through the centuries. As a results were able to obtain an in depth understanding of each historic district of Lisbon, their distinctive personalities how they related to one another. I would definitely recommend Gon as a guide and this tour to anyone interested in a full perspective of Lisbon and Portugal in general.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

Lawrence Mayer

Canada
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Tour: #428201, Mr Mayer - Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Gonçalo give 4 of us a terrific orientation tour of Lisbon. He was on time and very much adapted to what we wanted to see/learn. His English was excellent and he has clearly spent a lot of time crafting his tours to weave historical context into the sites and areas we visited. We got a great feel for the city generally which helps the planning of following day excursions. We highly recommend Gonçalo for a tour of Lisbon; he was so knowledgeable and engaging; ensure you go to the pastry shop!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

Scott McMillin

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Great tour . He was friendly and knowledgeable of the history. 5 stars. �� Scott M. McMillin

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

John Gilstrap

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Goncalo is the perfect tour guide. Clearly an expert in the history of Lisbon, he likewise has a marvelous sense of humor, and a keen eye for what his customers are looking for. I rarely give 5-star reviews, but I give this one with enthusiasm.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

Stephen King

United States
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Sep 18/19

Goncarlo is an excellent guide with a passion for his work. He tailored the tour to our wishes and was careful to make sure the pace matched our capabilities. If I go back to Lisbon I would make sure to book his food tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

Mary K H.

United States
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Sep 17/19

Gonçalo guided the six of us in Bèlem. His knowledge of the history of Portugal and the English language is outstanding. We enjoyed the waterfront, including the Tower of Bèlem, and a stroll through the village. The custard pastries are excellent. He also assisted with restaurant recommendations and suggestions of activities...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

Peter Greis

United States
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Sep 13/19

It was a short visit in Lisbon, but Goncalo's 3 hour walking tour worked perfectly for us. He is extremely knowledgeable on the history and culture of Lisbon and Portugal. It was an enjoyable tour and we had time to stop for lunch at small place serving delicious pork sandwiches and then for dessert for one of the famous Lisbon custards. If you visit Lisbon, contact Goncalo. You won't be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

Jeff S.

United States
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Sep 10/19

Goncalo did a great job and we would strongly recommend him. This was our first trip to Lisbon and he was just terrific at introducing us to the history of Lisbon, and some of the key areas and sites of the old town during our three hour walking tour. He is a wealth of knowledge and clearly very passionate about his home city. We do a lot of these types of tours in various cities and countries, and Goncalo was certainly one of the best! Definitely book him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon.

Louis Kelly

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Sharon Grimshaw

United States
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Jul 1/19

Gonçalo led us on an interesting walking tour of the neighborhoods of old Lisbon. He helped bring the history of the city alive with his enthusiasm and engaging narrative. it was our first day in Lisbon. He helped orient us and give us context for our exploration during the remainder of our stay. We would book with Gonçalo when we visit Lisbon again.

Barbara Nadler

United States
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Jun 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Nadler, Im really sorry this 3 star rate. To be honest i don't understand what happened once i respected all aspects of the tour you hired and you told me you re hapoy at the end of the tour. Was it the restaurant suggestion i gave you at the end of the tour? I hope you both are doing well. Best regards Gon

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Douglas Waggener

United States
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Tour: #387194, Sintra 4 Hours Private Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Gonsalo again proved an invaluable guide; instead of taking me to the "places the web says you must visit" we avoided all the lines and saw the Queluz palace and the cute downtown. You must let the guide guide you and he made the day super enjoyable.

Douglas Waggener

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

Gonsalo gave a great introduction to the city and the different neighborhoods and where everything was Located. He is extremely knowledgeable about the city's history and we combined driving and walking to maximize the experience. I would heartily recommend him to anyone visiting Lisbon for the first time, this was a great introductory tour!

Barbara Barker

New Zealand
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Tour: #387194, Mrs Barbara Barker | Sintra 4 Hours & Lisbon 3 Hours Private Tours, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Our tour with Gonzalo was the best ever. We have done many tours over the last few years and if we could give Gonzalo a 6 star rating we would. Such a lovely young man. Took us everywhere and when the traffic was congested knew just how to find a better way. We had lots of fun and such a great day. He is by far the best tour guide we have ever had. Thank you Gonzalo.

Christian Wright

United States
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Tour: Lisbon & Belém 6 Hours Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: May 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

David Beyer

United States
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Tour: Mr. David Beyer - Lisbon & Sintra 6 Hours Private Tour (From Lisbon), Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: May 8/19

Goncalo was terrific. He is personable and very knowledgeable, a true local guide who loves his homeland. He not only knows where to go but when for the best experience. There were 4 of us in our little group from 50's to late 80's and we all had the most amazing time. I would highly recommend Goncalo he is an wonderful guide who takes exceptional care of his travelers. Thank you Goncalo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Best regards Gon

Leslie H.

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Goncalo custom tailored the tour for us. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, professional and helpful. We felt like we were on a tour with a friend. We really enjoyed this tour. Leslie H

Sergey Polyanskiy

Switzerland
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: May 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Best regards Gon

Rosemary Marfatia

Australia
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Tour: Lisbon 3 Hours Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: May 3/19

We really enjoyed this tour. Goncalo did a good job and was a wealth of information on old Lisbon and its people. He was able to give us insights into buildings and people that aren't on your normal touristy routes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Best regards Gon

Lezli Vigue

United States
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Tour: Lisbon & Belém 6 Hours Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Apr 29/19

We booked a 6 hour shore excursion with Gonçalo and he did not disappoint! He promptly picked us up at the cruise terminal and gave us a wonderful 6 hr highlights tour of beautiful Lisbon including Belem Tower, the Monastery, Alfama, Baixa, Chiado, and more. The tour included both driving and walking tours in these areas, time for a little souvenir shopping and lunch at LX Factory - and of course a Belem pastry. Gonçalo was knowledgable and downright fun! I highly recommend booking a tour with Gonçalo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Best regards Gon

Caren Reaves

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon Essentials 3 Hours Private tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Goncalo was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I hope to see you soon. Best regards Gon

Carol Kuschke

Scandia, MN, United States
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Tour: #388314, Blue Coast + Wine, Cork & Tiles 7 Hours Private Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Very friendly, positive and informative guide.

Alex Novielli

United States
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Tour: Sintra 7 Hours Private tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Apr 5/19

If you're looking for a private tour in the Sintra area, Gonçalo is your man! Together, we devised a plan for a day that gave us maximum exposure with minimal stress. His knowledge of the area's palaces was in-depth and very impressive. En route from Guincho to Cascais, he surprised us by taking "the road less traveled" which was rather spectacular. With a fantastic personality, Gonçalo was very engaging for the entire 7+ hours. We look forward to returning for a multi-day Douro Valley tour with him!

Linda Van Eldik

United States
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Tour: #388314, Blue Coast + Wine, Cork & Tiles 7 Hours Private Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

What a fabulous tour! Our guide, Gonçalo, was very knowledgeable and personable. He was friendly and flexible in terms of schedules and where we went on the tour. The tile factory was a real highlight and we spent a lot of time there learning how these hand-made tiles are created. The tiles I bought are a wonderful daily reminder of our adventure. The Blue Coast is a truly beautiful area of Portugal. Thanks, Gonçalo, for an outstanding day with you!

Ryan Hanson

United States
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Tour: Mr Ryan - Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais 7 Hours, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Dec 29/18

First time in Portugal and thoroughly enjoyed our time with Goncalo. Delightful as a guide, inquisitive, interested and compelled to ensure we had a great time, and the experience we wanted. (Pasteries, gelato, and sing-a-long in the car included!). He found spots we never would, recommended spots we couldn't miss and made our day's journey to Sintra and the coast one we won't soon forget. Don't hesitate; this is your guide to Portugal

Franz Cordero

United States
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Tour: Lisbon & Belém 6 Hours Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Nov 24/18

Goncalo comes across as a guide, catering to a higher form of clientele and I was right. During our trip, I found him to be very well spoken, articulate, and has a way of getting thru to people such as the waiters. That is a skill. I had an amazing meal where you can discern that it's mostly locals eating in the restaurant. I had a great time learning history, and even used the car's screen as his map which helps you better understand Lisbon. That's resourcefulness. I will definitely use him again.

Kimberly Abbott

United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon 3 Hours Private Lisbon Stopover tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

Very happy with our tour with Goncalo. We had a wonderful tour of the highlights of Lisbon, despite our flight being delayed and a luggage snafu. It gave us a good idea of what we'd like to see when we visit "for real" (our 3 hour tour was scheduled during a layover). Goncalo knows the history and neighborhoods of Lisbon like the back of his hand. He's gregarious and energetic - packed a lot into three hours! Looking forward to coming back and touring with him when we have more time.

Beth Manus

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #428201, Lisbon 3 Hours Private Lisbon Stopover tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

We had a fabulous tour of Lisbon today with Gonçalo. He is a dynamic, friendly and informative guide who gave us so much history of Portugal, some which we knew, most we didn't, but in a very consumable way. We had great weather and traffic luck and got to see so much during our three hour tour. Thank you, Gonçalo! I won't hesitate to recommend you to friends! And the Pasteis de Belém WERE the best!