Rebecca ChildressUnited States
What a beautiful tour! We spent some time in Sintra and had the opportunity to sample some of the amazing local pastries. Cat gave us a choice of places to see and, because of limited time, we could only do one. Quinta de Regaliera did not disappoint. I don’t think I’ve seen a more beautiful place. Cat’s suggestion also led us to a lively local place in Cascais for lunch. There was so much to see, we know we need to return! Thank you, Cat, for a lovely and memorable time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rebecca for your feedback. It was indeed a day well spent!
Martin PlattUnited States
Catarina is a superb guide, earning our highest praises. Made our short stay in Lisbon a fantastic experience. From the start of the tour she made us feel that we were with a friend rather than a guide. She conveyed to us her extensive knowledge of Lisbon in a personal manner, not someone "rattling off" a bunch of facts and figures. Catarina was generous with her time modifying the itinerary to accommodate our requests to linger at various points, and when my wife wanted to do a little tourist shopping.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment Mr. Platt, it was a pleasure being your guide that day. Best regards to you and your wife!
We did a walking tour of Lisbon on the first day we arrived with Caterina. She met us at our lodging and took us for a very entertaining and informative tour of Lisbon. She was able to orient us to the various neighbourhoods, show us some unique sites and provide information on restaurant options for the area we are staying. Without a doubt the tour was well worth the time. She is well informed and helpful which made us comfortable to ask questions. A lovely introduction to the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review it was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Lisbon! Hope to see you again some time if you come back to Lisbon.
Alejandro EscobarUnited States
Catarina is a wonderful tour guide. She is knowledgeable, fluent in English but above all she is ready to go way beyond her usual responsibilities to help her customers with other details, like advising you about good restaurants and making reservations for you. I strongly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alejandro. I enjoyed the day a lot, you and your friends were a very fun group! Hope to see you all again one day if you come back to Lisbon.
Robert LemkeUnited States
Catarina is amazing. She is extremely professional, very knowledgeable about the history of Lisbon, and friendly. She is a complete package that will modify the tour as you wish. I asked to see different things from the traditional walking tour and she's certainly accommodated me. It was a pleasure to be introduced to Lisbon through her. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Robert. It was a pleasure to guide you in Lisbon that rainy afternoon.
Janet OckingaUnited States
Catarina is a great guide and this is a fantastic way to see Lisbon. The tour takes you through several neighborhoods. You can go at your own pace and focus in on your interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Janet! It was nice to guide you through Lisbon.
Ann F.Danvers, MA, United States
If we are fortunate enough to plan another trip to Portugal, Catarina's availability will be a top consideration. Our tour with Catarina and our driver Mateus was a highlight of our trip. Both are courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable. We had planned a very ambitious tour for our ages (76) and Catarina was quick to suggest more realistic modifications to our plans so that we could really enjoy the monuments. Catarina is a true professional who is a pleasure to spend time with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs. Farley, it was a pleasure to have guided you in the Sintra area. I am glad you and your husband were happy with the modification we made throughout the day; that way we made the most out of it. Hopefully I'll have the chance to be your guide again if you came back to Portugal
William ColpUnited States
Catarina was GREAT! She is very knowledgeable and pleasant. She is also very good at reading how much info we wanted and focusing on the things that mattered to us. We asked to add a stop to the tour that was on the way and she was able to shorten a different part of the tour to make it work. She seemed like a friend showing us around her town more than a guide. I highly recommend Catarina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment! It was a pleasure to guide you that day in Sintra and Cascais and I'm glad I could add that stop near the lighthouse so you got that special picture you wanted!
Kathryn NachbarUnited States
Catarina is a great guide and we really enjoyed her tour of Lisbon. Some of the hilly streets in Lisbon can be challenging, but Catarina will make every step interesting and enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment Kathryn, it was a pleasure to guide you in Lisbon!
When I booked the tour with Catarina, it was a leap of faith since she had no reviews at the time. I am so glad I did! Catarina has a wonderful personality, she is friendly, frank and very knowledgeable about her city which she obviously truly loves. We absolutely loved the tour and our time with her. I have booked many tours via ToursByLocals and I must say, she is one of my favorite so far. Book with her, you will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Jo! It was a pleasure guiding you, your husband and the "kids" in Lisbon. Hope to see you all again some day.
Christine WoodwardUnited States
Catarina is a wonderful guide. She is full of detailed information, gave is a great overview of Lisbon, and showed us hidden sights that are certainly not in any guidebooks. She has a thoughtful, friendly and very warm personality. It's like we were given a tour by a friend. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback Chris. It was a pleasure to guide you and you husband and Bob and Kat. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Lisbon.
Garrett S.United States
This was a fabulous tour allowing us to get the highlights in the condensed time we had. Fun with just the right balance of history, sight seeing and walking.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment, it was a pleasure guiding you and your group last Easter Sunday. Hope you had a nice return home.
Carolyn S.United States
Catarina was everything a guide should be. She was knowledgeable, friendly, responsive to our interests and a great ambassador for Lisbon. We did the walking tour with her and she gave us an excellent overview of the city, it's history and it's layout. We highly recommend Catarina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment Carolyn, it was a pleasure to guide you and your husband in Lisbon!