Lia GulickUnited States
Francisco was a great guide. He picked us up right on time. The van was perfect for our group of 5. Francisco provided us with alot of information about Portugal and was with us the whole day. He arranged for meals and also provided tour information. It was great having him with us to help us navigate the area. He made our day trip a great experience. I would highly recommend Francisco for any tour in Portugal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure guiding you through our beautiful country and sharing a bit of our culture with you. Hope to see you back shortly. All the best.
Dena ZundelUnited States
This tour was a perfect day! Our guide was able to share a lot of information with us about Sintra and the other areas we visited. He went out of his way to show us hidden gems along the way. We felt very comfortable spending the day with Fransisco. We would highly recommend this tour.
Francisco was wonderful. The visit to Sintra would have been much less enjoyable without his expert knowledge and experience. Nothing was too much trouble and he knew all the tricks to avoid long queues and steep climbs. He took our lunch preferences into account and we ended up at an outstanding beachside seafood restaurant for one of the best meals we've had in Portugal. He is extremely considerate and tailored the day to what we enjoyed. VERY highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much for your kind words, Ian. It was a pleasure to guide you through your last day in Portugal. Hope that you may return soon. Best Regards Francisco L.
Donna GalanteUnited States
Excellent day and tour with Francisco. He customized it so that after Sintra we were able to go to the coast and see some amazing beaches and have an incredible lunch. His car was comfortable for the 3 of us and his knowledge of the history of Portugal is outstanding. I highly recommend this private tour while Visiting Lisbon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much for your kind words, Donna. It was a pleasure to guide you through this day in Portugal. Hope you may return soon. Best Regards Francisco L.
Carolyn SavikasUnited States
Francisco is extremely knowledgeable, personable and very patient. It was our first trip to Portugal and our friends recommended seeing Sintra but he inquired as to our taste and gave us great suggestions. He got us into Pena Palace early and when we came out the lines were huge. His commentary was excellent as was is suggestion to also visit the Monserrate. He took us to a fabulous seaside restaurant for lunch then Cascais. All four of us agreed that we would highly recommend Francisco as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much for your kind words, Carolyn. It was a pleasure to guide you through this day in Portugal. Hope you may return soon. Best Regards Francisco L.
David LittleHastings, NE, United States
Judy CanterDelray Beach, FL, United States
Fransico was prompt, professional and knowledgeable! His knowledge of the region was extensive and made it a very memorable tour! He will enhance your visit in Lisbon!
David GolbergUnited States
Very detailed and thorough tour of Lisbon. Highly recommended!
Very interesting tour, great car, perfect driver, knows his town, thanks again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much for your kind words, Carlos. It was a pleasure to guide you through this day in Portugal. Hope you may return soon. Best Regards Francisco L.
Francisco is a fantastic tour guide! My wife and I had the most incredible guided tour of Sintra with him. We can confidently recommend him to anyone interested in a guide that has the perfect balance of knowledge, politeness, guidance and exposure to the local culture. Phenomenal!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to show you around our beautiful sights.
Cynthia RossiUnited States
Very accommodating. Wonderful day in Sintra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much for your kind words, Cynthia. It was a pleasure to guide you through this day in Portugal. Hope you may return soon. Best Regards Francisco L.
Brenda HambletonUnited States
Francisco picked us at our cruise shi, with all of our luggage, and took us to Sintra. He helped us avoid the crowds and gave us a great tour of Palacio Nacional. We tasted traditional Portguese pastries with coffee in the morning - beautiful little pillows filled with cream. For lunch we had fish cooked in a salt shell (very moist and not salty) and Portuguese "punched" potatoes. All of them were Francisco's recommendations. It was a very nice day. He returned us to our hotel for our river cruise.
Micheal H.United States
We wished to modify this tour by including a visit to the Almendres Cromlech. Francisco stated not a problem & we were the first visitors @ the site on the way to Evora. On our walking tour through Evora he gave complete explanations of the sites. He even made a lunch reservation for us @ a great vegetarian restaurant. Nice touch. Monsaraz village & winery stop completed a perfect tour. Do not hesitate to book with Francisco.
Jeffrey PawlowskiUnited States
Very knowledgeable guide. Tailored day to meet our needs. Very good music in car.
Carol HarrisUnited States
He is wonderful.
Karen H.United States
It was a wonderful tour, our guide did a great job.
Sue KulinaUnited States
We had a wonderful experience with Francisco as our tour guide in Sintra and Caicais, Portugal! We would highly recommend Francisco and Tours By Locals. Francisco shared great area information and knowledge of the area. Thanks Francisco!
Nate BennettUnited States
Francisco is first rate in every way. What a busy day we had - and I think we saw just about everything. He did a great job of navigating Sintra, Lisbon, etc. He is very knowledgeable, a great conversationalist, a safe driver, and thoughtful . Don't hesitate to book a tour with him - you will have a great time.
Ruth Ann TysonHilton Head, SC, United States
Francisco was top notch on our Lisbon and Sintra tour! He was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Portugal. He drove us to the Pena Palace in Sintra before the crowds arrived, so as a result we were able to see many additional sites during the day. We never waited in long lines! We learned so much about the Portuguese culture. For lunch we went to a fabulous seafood restaurant with a wonderful view of the ocean. We couldn't have asked for a better guide!
Sondra EttlingerUnited States
5 stars are not enough. This tour was perfect in every way and Francisco was outstanding. We were delayed by an unexpected local parade and a longer than usual lunch break, but Francisco extended the tour to make certain everything planned was included. He also had wonderful stories to tell us about the places we visited and took me to the best places for photographs because he knew that was an interest of mine.. I've had many tours by locals tours, and this was one of the best.
Sondra EttlingerUnited States
Francisco was the perfect guide for our group. We had varying degrees of ability (two walking with canes) and he was able to find something good for the ability level of each person in our group of six. I was especially happy with his advice about the best places to take unique photographs in Sintra and we enjoyed the local treat as well.
Arnold ChietPotomac, MARYLAND, United States
Megan Gottschalk CabieCanada
Francisco was amazing! We could not of asked for a better tour guide, he felt like a new friend at the end of the tour. I did the Sintra and Cascais tour with my husband and my parents. He was very informative, and very flexible to take us wherever we wanted. He knew all the good spots to visit. We were never rushed, and he ended up spending even longer than we were booked for because we wanted to see so much. I would 100% recommend him as a guide!
William HyltonBaltimore, MD, United States
We had an absolutely wonderful day with Francisco! He was very conscious of our likes and interests and went out of his way to include things in the tour that would be special for us. He was a font of information about all things Portuguese and was delightful to converse with. We would not hesitate to strongly recommend Francisco for any tour he offers in Portugal.
Louis FreundSUNNYVALE, CA, United States
Ana MelendezUnited States
Francisco es un guía excelente. Nos enseñó lo más importante de la ciudad de Lisboa y disfrutamos mucho del tour. Sus explicaciones fueron completas y precisas. Su conductor en este tour fue excelente también. Los recomendamos sin reservas!
Lyndsay RobinsonUnited States
The guide was amazing!!! He showed us everything in one day!! Highly recommend
James CainSan Diego, CA, United States
An excellent tour. We had Francisco for both Lisbon and Sintra, and thoroughly enjoyed both.
James CainSan Diego, CA, United States
We were lucky enough to have Francisco for tours to both Lisbon and Sintra. It was a pleasure to tour with him.