Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lisbon-Portugal by Tour Guide Miguel V. (Guide #27269)


Jane Elkins

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline - Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 3/20

Last day in Lisbon and I could stay longer. Very lovely city. So much to absorb. 5 stars. Jane

Jane Elkins

United States
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Tour: #403686, Lisbon Highlights - Christ King, Lisbon, Belém, Alfama district: Half Day-Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 2/20

2nd day in Sintra and just extraordinary. Also saw lovely fishing village. Miguel knows his restaurants and wines so wonderful day. 5 stars. Thanks. Jane

Jane Elkins

United States
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Tour: #403686, Lisbon Highlights Half Day - Uly, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 1/20

5 star plus. Incredible 3 days. Miguel loves his cities and got an incredible amount of history and architecture details. Loved all 3 days. Thanks. Jane

Sanna Leino

Finland
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Tour: #403686, Lisbon Highlights - Cascais - Sintra, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 2/19

The tour was very well organized. My sister and I saw places that the guide often doesn't take. Miguel is very polite and friendly. Good sunny weather crowned the day perfectly! The day was incredible :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sanna and Sirpa I feel very glad for being part of this special day in your life and you now that you have a friend in Portugal. I wish all the best in life and my big kind regards :).

Elsa Martinez

United States
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Tour: #402824, Fátima Sanctuary, Nazaré and Óbidos, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

Miguel gave us a wonderful tour of the Fatima region and is an excellent guide for anyone who enjoys good food, local scenery, and attentive service. We truly appreciate that he took us to places that are outside the main "tourist trails" of Portugal. My husband and I also appreciate some of the insights he gave us into the daily lives of ordinary Portuguese citizens and wish him and Victor the best.

Jana Clarke

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

Miguel was a fantastic choice! As you can see, there are plenty of guides to choose from. He did an excellent tour. He immediately got to know us to learned what we had done. When he learned that we had already been on 3 tours in Lisbon and one in Porto, he modified his tour notes to include things we had not already learned. We were on the Sintra tour with the ride along the coast. The weather was horrible rain, but he worked through that quite nicely. The lunch spot turned out to be the best meal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jana thank you very much for choose me as your tour guide in my homeland that I love so much. I hope you are all good and I want you to know that I had a wonderful day with you too. I wish all the best and when you return to Portugal feel free to say hello. My super kind regards, Miguel V

Mohsen Fazlian

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

Miguel picked up us at the hotel, using his private car with plenty of room. He is an outstanding tour guide; very knowledgeable, personable, hospitable, polite, professional, and determined. We actually felt like he was a family member. His personality is very warm, cheerful, kind and friendly.We all enjoyed our trip immensely.He genuinely cares about his job and it reflects well in his attitude and personality. He is passionate about his work and his clients. He exceeds a five star! Thank you Miguel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mohsen, thank you very much for your time to do this amazing comment. You are all six, one of the most remarkable persons that I had on my career. I hope you come back here and if I go first to US I will say hello :) and see Ted's restaurant :) I wish all the best in this world and I want you to know that you are part of the family. I send a big hug here from Portugal to all of you. I will never forget you all. My super kind regards, Miguel V.

Mohsen Fazlian

United States
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Tour: #402824, Fátima Sanctuary, Óbidos and Nazaré, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Miguel picked up us at the hotel, using his private car with plenty of room. He is an outstanding tour guide; very knowledgeable, personable, hospitable, polite, professional, and determined. We actually felt like he was a family member. His personality is very warm, cheerful, kind and friendly.We all enjoyed our trip immensely.He genuinely cares about his job and it reflects well in his attitude and personality. He is passionate about his work and his clients. He exceeds a five star! Thank you Miguel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mohsen, thank you very much for your time to do this amazing comment. You are all six, one of the most remarkable persons that I had on my career. I hope you come back here and if I go first to US I will say hello :) and see Ted's restaurant :) I wish all the best in this world and I want you to know that you are part of the family. I send a big hug here from Portugal to all of you. I will never forget you all. My super kind regards, Miguel V.

Angela Fischer

United States
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Tour: #403686, Lisbon Highlights - Christ King, Lisbon, Belém, Alfama district: Half Day-Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Miguel gave us a wonderful tour of Lisbon's highlights! He was very genuine and informative. He did everything he could to make it an enjoyable tour. He took us to a lovely place for lunch and a taste of Lisbon's famous pastels. I would recommend him highly if you would like to see Lisbon or it's surrounding cities. Thank you again Miguel !

Jack Schwartzberg

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Miguel was truly outstanding. He is intelligent, knowledgeable, and caters to your every interest. We have been using "tours by locals" for years, and he is the best guide we have had the pleasure of engaging. If you are in Portugal, be certain to choose Miguel as your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jack, thank you very, very, very much for your feedback, I have no words for this, is just amazing :). It is because people like you guys, I always give my best. I wish all the best and if the marriage is in Portugal I would love to see you again. My super kind regards, Miguel V.

Richard Brine

Australia
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Richard Brine

Australia
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Tour: #403686, Lisbon Highlights - Christ King, Lisbon, Belém, Alfama district: Half Day-Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Lindy and I had a wonderful half day tour of Lisbon highlights then followed through with a full day trip to Sintra and the Cascals Coastline. Miguel was fantastic with explaining both the local and historical events. Do not miss the Lunch he suggests it was an absolute highlight - mushrooms, grilled seabass, ribs and other local foods and a great Pinot. Highly recommend

Claire Modarelli

United States
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Tour: #402824, Fátima Sanctuary, Nazaré and Óbidos, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

What an action-packed day we had with Miguel! He designed a custom tour that began with Fatima;he kept the pace manageable and brought the car around so we didn't have to back-track. In Sintra we saw the lovely city and magical views of the castles without having to deal with crowds. After a tasty local lunch, we saw Cape Roca and returned via Cascais and the coastline. It was a superb overview of Portugal with great commentary and lots of history and personal insight. Obrigado, Miguel!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Claire, thank you very much for your comment. I just want to say that you and your husband are incredible sweet persons and to me it was a great pleasure to have you here with me and have the pleasure of showing my lovely country. I wish all the best and I hope one day you will come back. My super kind regards, Miguel V.

Michael Livingston

United States
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Tour: #400402, Sintra Queluz Palace, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira - Private Tour Full Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

We had a great tour today with Miguel. He is highly recommend. Miguel is very knowledgeable about the history of the area. He is very personable and accommodating. We would definitely book another tour with him.

Joe Nawrocki

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Samer Ajami

Syria
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

What a wonderful day, amazing place, excellent choice of a trip. Miguel our tour guide is such a nice and friendly and at the same time professional gentleman, his taste for food and wine helped us a lot getting to know the local taste better, his tips and stories about the history of the place and where to go and what to see even during the rest of our vacation later was priceless, he is a true ambassador representing the good and welcoming people of Centra, thank you Miguel you made our day.

Gonzalo Donoso

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Miguel's tour was great!!! My friend and I had a wonderful time. He is a very knowledgeable, professional, courteous, accommodating, patient and friendly guide. We definitely felt like we got to see the best parts of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. My favorite places were Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Just driving around is an exciting adventure. I will definitely book a tour with again when I return to Portugal! Obrigado, Miguel! Gonzalo

Ken Smith

Singapore
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Our guided trip throughout Sintra and the surrounds was excellent and it was due mainly to our guide, Miguel. He lives and breathes Sintra and he let us experience all the wonders of the area as well as some off the track places which you would never have known without having him there. We highly recommend Miguel to anyone looking to experience Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Cape Rock, and the surrounding areas. Thank you Miguel!!

Rezwan Zaman

Australia
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

Miguel was very friendly and responsive with caring attitudes. We enjoyed our time with him in tour throughly.

Elise L.

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 22/19

Miguel drove and guided, which meant he would drop off us off at sights and pick us up later, as there was no place for him to park. We weren't expecting to tour on our own like that. We spoke to a Portugal resident the next day who said it's better to hire a guide who is equipped with a driver. That way the driver can circle with the car and your guide stays with you the entire day. It's a more expensive option, obviously, but if this is your one shot at seeing Sintra, consider it.

Susan Frank

United States
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Tour: #414608, Belém and Sintra Pena Palace - Private Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

What a fabulous day we spent with Miguel touring Belem and Sintra! Miguel is a lifelong native of Sintra, is warm, passionate, patriotic and humorous. He goes above and beyond to please all. He literally and figuratively wanted us to taste the flavors of his country. He presented a great balance between historic detail and scenic interest and was more than willing to spend extra time with us to ensure we enjoyed the full experience. If we could give him 6 stars, we would. Thanks fora great day!

Shelby Weiser

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

We toured Sintra for the day with Miguel and had a wonderful experience. Miguel picked us up from our hotel and took us to various locations explaining the significance of all of the locations. We ate lunch at a restaurant frequented by locals that had incredible food. We felt that we received a very nice flavor and overview of Sintra from the history and how the residents live. We made it to Cascais late in the day to walk around and enjoy the ice cream at Santini's. Miguel was great-highly recommend!

Leni Herlinawati

United Kingdom
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

We had a great fun having a Sintra area tour with Miguel. He was friendly and knowledgeable. The weather at that time wasn't good but we were still have a wonderful time. A little suggestion for Miguel , maybe he could tell the History of Portugal in more engaging :) But over all we enjoyed our visit, recommend to go with Miguel and we will come back to Portugal for sure.

Ericson Lee

Philippines
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Tour: #402824, Fátima Sanctuary, Nazaré and Óbidos, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

Miguel is a great guide to be with. He makes sure that you would be aware of the historical background of the sites you will visit. He is also a very responsible young man who makes sure that everyone in your group is looked after. We had a great time with Miguel and after spending two days with Miguel, (Sintra tour the previous day), we felt that he is now a part of our family as well.

Ericson Lee

Philippines
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

Miguel was a great companion, he showed us where to get good food to compliment our trip. (one of the key ingredients to a great tour). He kept us entertained with great anecdotes of the historical sites. He would not leave you feeling undercharged for your tour as he feels that you should get what is worth for your tour. A very honest and responsible tour guide!

Joseph Arthur Dunnam

United States
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Tour: #400402, Sintra Queluz Palace, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira - Private Tour Full Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

We had such a great day with Miguel in Sintra. Because of extreme heat in the area, the local government had closed the roads to civilian traffic, but Miguel's persistence paid off and we were able to make it to all three palaces. Miguel expertly shared all we needed to know to get the most out of our trip. In addition the restaurant he took us to for lunch was 100% authentic with superb fresh food and delicious local wine. You will have a spectacular visit to Sintra with Miguel.

Carol Glorioso

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 21/19

If you only have 1 day to explore sites outside of Lisbon, this is the best tour you could possibly find. Miguel V. is awesome, extremely knowledgeable and showed us the best sites. The whole day was full of delightful surprises from the incredible scenery to the quaint villages and sea coast. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

Jerome Teles

Alexandria, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #400402, Sintra Queluz Palace, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira - Private Tour Full Day, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Miguel Vidal was a very enthusiastic, energetic, and knowledgeable guide. Having lived in Sintra all his life, he has a special love for it and knows all the special places to visit there, and there are many. He offers a choice of a very comfortable van or a BWM. We used the van and had plenty of room. We would highly recommend Miguel to anyone visiting Sintra or the Lisbon area in general.

Jerome Teles

Alexandria, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #403686, Lisbon Highlights - Christ King, Lisbon, Belém, Nations' Park: Half Day-Private Tour, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Miguel Vidal was a fantastic guide. He was so personable and interested in being sure his commentary was helping us understand Lisbon and its environs. Miguel managed our pace at a comfortable level so that we were able to enjoy our visit. He went out of his way to get us into some very difficult areas without waiting. We would highly recommend Miguel to anyone coming to the Lisbon area.

Mitchel August

United States
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Tour: #400401, Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais Coastline Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 10/19

He was courteous, knowledgable and fun to be with for the day with a lot of enthusiasm for his country and local area. He had a good plan and scheduling for our tour. We would schedule Miguel again. Mitch and Gwynn


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