Richard JacksonUnited States
Antonio was fantastic. Great English, great pace, and very knowledgeable. Porto is a fantastic city and Antonio brought it to life. If he advises an afternoon lunch at the oceanfront don't hesitate. I have many friends who vacation in Portugal and I will recommend Antonio without hesitation.
David BrockUnited Kingdom
This is an incredible tour no matter what the weather. Antonio is passionate about his beloved Douro region. The views were spectacular and so was the Tasting Menu at the Pacheca Restaurant. We will always remember the day with a smile. Thank you Antonio for all your kindness.
Antonio is informative and engaging. He picked us up on a rainy, windy day at Porto airport. Due to the weather, it was impossible to see most of the places we wanted to visit. My favourite place was Livraria Lello. We skipped the line, paid extra but worth it! He took us for a late lunch at beautiful restaurant in Matosinhos. Food & wine was great! Antonio was generous with his time. He stayed with us for as long as necessary to make sure we were fully satisfied. I would highly recommend his services.
Richard LernorUnited States
Raymond BenteleUnited States
Antonio was terrific. He is not only a great tour guide but also an historian, a gourmet, raconteur and all around good guy.
David MangoneKirkland, WA, United States
António was a wonderful guide: knowledgeable, personable, and gracious. He accommodated all of our requests and gave us an excellent tour with historical background and insight to Portuguese culture and the lifestyle of Portugal and Porto itself. We could not have had a better experience!
Arnold ChietPotomac, MARYLAND, United States
Katharine GuptillUnited States
Antonio provided a wonderful experience for us. He was professional in every way -- prompt, efficient, clean/comfortable car -- and he was flexible enough to personalize the trip for us. I highly recommend both the tour up the Douro Valley and Antonio as a guide.
Irina FeltsmanUnited States
Antonio provided a fantastic day in Porto. Very knowledgeable about various historic points and extremely personable. He customized the tour to us and our timeframe and never rushed us. Additionally he went over time in an effort to provide the best possible service. Highly recommended for any and all yours he has available! Thank you Antonio for showing us your city. :)
If you’re looking for a driver then Antonio is the “guide” for you. He had a comfortable van with WiFi on board! He was flexible and accommodated some changes in our itinerary. However, we thought we were also paying for a guide. He didn’t give us much information on the areas we drove through even if specified before hand. He cane with us inside the sites but didn’t provide much details. We relied on our guidebook. Thanks Rick Steves!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Pilar, It was a pleasure to meet you. i deeply regret that you had not been completely satisfied with my service, despite your last-minute modifications in the itinerary and during the trip. I tried to do my best. But, I must remind you that the main reason for your dissatisfaction is clear on the ToursByLocals website: "Restrictions - I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide guests inside of certain historical monuments and sites" Hope to see you again. Best regards Antonio A.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Cessford. It was a pleasure to meet you and have the chance of showing our beautiful city.
James CainUnited States
Fabulous views, excellent coverage of the sights, great lunch at a sea-view restaurant, all at a comfortable no-rush pace.
Marshall TaylorUnited States
Antonio was great. Moved at our pace, which can be slow due to the photographers in our group, gave a wonderful historical perspective, knew the history and development of Porto and incredibly knowledgeable. Stayed with us much longer than he was committed to and a wonderful tour and guide.
Fred FrommUnited States
Antonio was charming and accommodating. He met our every request and need. As he says, he is an expert problem solver. His tours were as described and he added expert historical perspective. He also took us to outstanding restaurants that reflected local cuisine at moderate prices. He should get 10 stars. We were very pleased and can highly recommend him to all of our friends. Beside that, Porto is a lovely place to visit that we are very happy that we included in our itinerary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Fred Always try to do my best. I was a pleasure to pass those days with you, Even with the storm in Pinhão (rsrsrsrs) I Appreciate soo much your kind words. Hope to see you again in a near future. Best regards Antonio A.
Mark OConnellUnited States
António was very knowledgeable and flexible! The half day tour allowed us to see the highlights of Porto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. O'Connell, It was a pleasure for me to meet you and have the oportunity to show you our beautiful city. Best regards António A.