Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lisbon-Portugal by Tour Guide Rui F. (Guide #22882)


Lauri Rothstein

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 25/19

Our tour with Rui was outstanding. He is so knowledgeable about Lisbon in every aspect - history, economy, government, architecture, and more. Our teenaged children were captivated by the information that he shared with us; much more than if we were trying to teach them! He is accessible, friendly, flexible and well-informed. And his English is perfect. We are grateful to have found him!

Patricia Kelso

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

This was a great way to get introduced to Lisbon. We started in Alfama (our hotel was there) and then walked down to the center city. We saw key landmarks and heard much about the history of the city - before and after the 1755 earthquake. Our guide was very friendly and informative.

Kerr Ramsay

United States
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Tour: #382309, Private Walking Tour of Alfama and Graça, Alfama, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Our tour with Rui was outstanding. He was not only incredibly knowledgeable and able to explain things clearly and patiently, he was attentive to our mixture of interests and even our ability to manage the sometimes challenging topography of Lisbon. We have enjoyed Tours by Locals guides in Budapest, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and now Lisbon and Rui is at the top of the list of excellent guides.

Donna Galante

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

I am a frequent customer of Tours By Locals and this was one of the very best! Rui is extremely knowledgable about Lisbon as well as Portugese history. We did a walking tour and saw the most important sights in Lisbon and other interesting parts of Lisbon that we might have missed had we tried to do this alone. I highly recommend Rui and encourage all visitors to Lisbon to sign up for his walking tour. His English is perfect, he is kind, considerate and very smart! Thank you Rui!

Steve Lancaster

United States
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Tour: #395016, Custom service for Steve Lancaster, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

Rui, Thank you for showing us around Portugal! We all enjoyed your information about Portugal. I especially appreciate your help setting up the car and driver. Thank You

Eleanor H.

Sarasota, FL, United States
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Tour: #384462, Full Day Walking Tour of Historical Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Very thorough tour with commentary, showing us the areas we requested.

Rob Barron

United States
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Tour: #384462, Full Day Walking Tour of Historical Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 18/19

Rui was a great guide. Friendly, smart and knowledgeable. This is the perfect tour if you want to really get to know the old city of Lisbon,its history and culture.

David Hirschmann

United States
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Tour: #395016, A panoramic luxury excursion of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

Rui was the perfect guide. Knowledgeable, personable, very organized and was eager to help is make the most of the day. We've hired dozens of guides and, for us, he is among the very best. Enjoys his craft and is great company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the ToursbyLocals platform and for praising my services to you and your family. I am thrilled you consider me to be one of the best guides you have encountered on your travels and hope to host you again in the future. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Elizabeth Emerson

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Rui is an excellent guide with strong language skills. He is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, I would like to thank you for taking the time to rate your experience on my Walking Tour I truly appreciate your kind words and support. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Kerr Graham

Canada
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

excellent tour of central Lisbon with lots of interesting details. first class English. would recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kerr, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding my walking tour. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Kurt Wollenhaupt

Wailuku, HAWAII, United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Rui provided a man excellent overview of the main areas for Lisbon tailoring our tour to our retreats. He was very considerate during the tour and provided helpful hints on staying safe in Lisbon while still experiencing this beautiful city in detail.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kurt, I want to thank you for your excellent rating of my tour. I am happy that you appreciated my recommendation on how be safe while admiring Lisbon. Unfortunately pickpockets are a reality in Lisbon and it is important that travelers remember to always be aware of their surroundings. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Sheryl Schecter

United States
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Tour: #384462, Full Day Walking Tour of Historical Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 15/19

What a great day! Rui gave me a comprehensive full day walking tour of Lisbon. He is knowledgeable, organized and easy to be with. His English is flawless and Rui knows some wonderful places to eat. I am looking forward to following his restaurant suggestions and exploring in greater depth some of the places we visited

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheryl, I want to thank you for your feedback regarding my Full Day Walking Tour of Lisbon. I am thrilled that you considered the experience to be informative and well organized and that you enjoyed my foodie suggestions. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Corinne Richman

United States
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Tour: #384462, Full Day Walking Tour of Historical Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Rui was excellent. He was well informed and the day was planned to see all the major attractions with a well chosen place for lunch. He seems to really enjoy his job and wants to make the day special for you. I highly recommend having Rui as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Corinne, I would like to thank you for your comment on my Full Day Walking Tour. I am really happy that you considered your day with me to be special and that you can recommend me to other travelers. I wish you all the best. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Jane Hardy

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 23/18

Rui was very nice and extremely helpful. He is knowledgeable about Lisbon and its history. I have found, however, that guides are best when they find a thread of a story that they use to traslate history. Rui had all of the dates and events - but not the story. English was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, I would like to thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. However, I am sad to see that you were a bit disappointed with my approach and perhaps would have favored a more poetic tone to the tour. Please understand that during your tour the input I was getting from all the participants led me to believe a more pragmatic approach was better suited to the needs of the group as a whole. I do hope for the chance to host you again and showcase a different style of presentation.

Merrill Ayers

United States
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Tour: #382543, Belém Private Walking Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 1/18

My wife was ill so it was just Rui and me. It was a long walking tour but covered a lot of ground. The Maritime Museum was fascinating. Rui was a great guide and very knowledgable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Merrill, I would like to thank you for sharing your feedback on your time with me on the ToursbyLocals platform. I am thrilled you enjoyed my tour of our Maritime Museum and hope for the opportunity to show you and your wife other sites in Portugal. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Karen Hellmuth

United States
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Tour: Feel Lisboa like a local, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Nov 29/18

This was a great tour, we appreciated Rui's flexibility, insight and willingness to brace the pouring rain. We learned so much and we had a fabulous time. We highly recommend Rui.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, I would like to thank you for sharing your feedback. It was really rainy on that day but the energy of the group was amazing. I wish you and your husband all the best on your future travels and hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Patrick Salony

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 21/18

Excellent. Very proud of his city and extremely knowledgeable on national historical periods as well as current political trends. His English is nearly flawless. A most enjoyable tour. One tip: have him meet you at your hotel; we wasted time trying to find his suggested meeting point in the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick, I would like to thank you for your kind word and positive feedback. I would also like to take the opportunity to personally apologize for any inconvenience when trying to reach the starting point. I have since messaged all incoming travelers inquiring on what meeting arrangements would suit them best. I look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Konstantin Gaizer

Russia
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Tour: #383128, 8 hour tour of Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Thanks Rui! It was a pleasure to have a tour with you. A lot of interesting facts and details, nice atmosphere and everything very well organized!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Konstantin, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review my tour. It was a pleasure to host you and your family, we had a great time and I glad you found the experience to be overall well organized and informative. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Patricia Stromberg

United States
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Tour: #383128, 8 hour tour of Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, I would like to thank you for rating my Sintra and Cascais Tour. I appreciate your support and wish you all the best on your future travels. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Lori Luzi

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

We have been on many tours in many cities and Rui is hands down the best! He is so knowledgeable, accommodating and speaks English fluently. We would highly recommend using his services!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori, Thank you for reviewing my walking tour. I am thrilled you considered it to be unparalleled and I appreciate the praise. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Katharine Guptill

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

I highly recommend Rui for a walking tour of Lisbon. Rui was a delight. He showed us parts of Lisbon that were off the beaten track as well as the typical must sees. He was flexible with our schedule and helped us plan a last minute trip to Sinatra.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katharine, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience on my walking tour. And I am happy my recommendations on Sintra were helpful. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Robyn Koropatnick

Canada
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Rui spoke excellent English. He communicated a thorough knowledge of history, architecture, politics, social demographics and economics. It was a pleasure hearing him answer our many and diverse questions. I would happily recommend Rui to friends and other travelers to Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robyn, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on my walking tour. I am thrilled you considered it to be informative and I hope to host you again in the future. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Mark Hall

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

We had such a wonderful time touring Lisbon with Rui. His knowledge of the city and the country and its history was amazing and made the tour fascinating. His added knowledge of America and its history made for a great conversation on topics of both past and current. At the end of the tour he recommended a lunch spot that was a great place away from the crowds and had the local feel in both atmosphere and menu.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you for your review of my tour. I am thrilled you enjoyed the experience and the lunch recommendation. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Paul Walk

United States
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Tour: #389262, The Slave Trade in Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Rui was great. We booked at the last minute and he was totally accommodating. He gave us a great education about Portugal's complicity in the slave trade, and also the world power that Portugal was at that time. Definitely a worthwhile tour. Paul

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Slave Trade Historical Tour. I am thrilled that you considered the experience to be informative and eye opening. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Barbara Bentley

Canada
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Tour: #384461, Full Day Walking Tour of Lisbon and Belém, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

We had booked a full day tour and wanted to change the itinerary with little notice. Rui modified this and rearranged the tour. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about what he was showing us. He made a recommendation for dinner that was fabulous. I will strongly recommend Rui as a a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, Thank you for sharing your feedback on my tour. It was a pleasure to host you and your group of friends and I am glad you enjoyed my dinner recommendation. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Jeffrey Minkoff

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

Rui did a very nice job. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for sharing your feedback on my tour. I appreciate all the support and hope to host you again in the future. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

James Pinkleton

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Our family loved Rui's tour! He knew plenty of history and was very engaging. Someone in our group got sick during the tour, and he was very concerned for her and helped to get her back to the apartment. I would definitely recommend his tour to anyone visiting Lisbon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your tour. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and I hope your sister improved in time to enjoy your stay in Lisbon. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Hung Ip

Hong Kong
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hung, Thank you for rating my tour! I wish you all the best, Rui F.

Sandra Salazar

United States
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Tour: #383128, 8 hour tour of Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Thank you for rating your experience with me. I appreciate the support. Warmest Regards, Rui F.

Sandra Salazar

United States
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Tour: #381906, Private Walking Tour of Lisbon's Historic City Center, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 25/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Thank you for rating your experience with me. I appreciate the support. Warmest Regards, Rui F.


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