Christina KupecUnited States
I was pleasantly pleased with all the small details Bruno read from my email and provided me. I planned this trip with only giving him a couple of days to provide an itinerary and get ready for it. Every restaurant was even better than imagined and every winery was exceptional. He knows everyone and is able to change something if needed without a problem.
Melissa CollingsUnited States
Bruno was absolutely fantastic! He made this part of our trip truly amazing. He led us on a tour of quaint, family-owned quintas. We had some in-depth discussions with him about the history of the area, the villages we went through, even the restaurant we went to lunch. I can't praise this tour enough. We had the best time! Take a tour with Bruno!
Cynthia MaguireDaniel Island, SC, United States
Wonderful experience. Bruno was the perfect guide. The day included a combination of history, sites, tastings and tours. Bruno was flexible and was able to tailor the tour to our personal likes and needs. Spend as much or as little time as you like. He was very accommodating and willing to adjust the day's plans. We would highly recommend this tour. Please keep in mind that tastings and lunch are extra. We would highly recommend Bruno. The tour was the highlight of our trip to the Douro Valley.
Lee WoodNew York, NY, United States
Bruno is an outstanding guide. He grew up in the Douro Valley and has worked in the vineyards, even stomped the grapes. His love of the people and culture is evident. We learned a lot about wine and port production and thoroughly enjoyed our visits to small producers. It was a very enjoyable and informative day on this beautiful valley. Let Bruno take you there. You will love it.
Delories RichersonUnited States
Bruno is the best tour guide ever! I do not hesitate to give him the highest rating. My group of 6 spent 4 days with him & he provided an incredible tour of the beautiful Douro Valley & beyond. His attention to detail, knowledge, and itinerary were beyond our expectations! If you want a lifetime experience, book him now!
We recently had the pleasure of taking two day trips in the Douro Valley with Bruno C as our guide. Bruno was professional, attentive and great company. We enjoyed his sense of humour and wide knowledge of this area. Because Bruno was born and raised here in the Douro, he takes great pride in showing points of interest to visitors while filling them in on the history. Bruno's generosity at the end of each tour was delightful. He treated us to special types of port, chocolates and wine.
William (Bill) BeamishUnited States
We had a fantastic customized tour with Bruno. He took us to several wineries of our choosing and added on some of his own that were outstanding. He provided a verbal history of the area, as well as insights to the culture and challenges of the region. Bruno drove us through dozens of incredible vistas and views, many of which were off the beaten track. Although the day was at a relaxed pace, we saw an a significant amount of the Pinhao area and culture. The whole experience was excellent.
Bruno was informative, flexible and engaging and went out of his way to share his knowledge of the region history and Portuguese culture. Great tour of Douro Valley with good choice of wineries that were authentic and interesting.
Christine WeckerleUnited States
Bruno was an exceptional guide. His choices of wineries in the Dao region were excellent. He took us on a walking tour of old Viseu. He selected an excellent restaurant for lunch with authentic Portuguese dishes. He was extremely knowledgeable about Portugal's history. He was a delight to spend the day with. We highly recommend Bruno as a local tour guide.
This tour was spectacular and Bruno was the perfect guide since he is from Douro and he knows the area and the history very well. Besides that, Bruno was VERY accommodating and fun to be with.
Laurie ZennerUnited States
Bruno did a great job - he is very knowledgable and was flexible about customizing our tour to fit our needs. He has a wonderful sense of humor and took us to places we would have never gone to by ourselves.
Elaine FergusonUnited States
We were two couples that shared the day with Bruno. We could not have been more pleased, he is the BEST. His car comfortable, he was very knowledgeable, VERY kind, and treated us like Royalty. Never hurried us, took us to the best sites, places and restaurant. A DELICIOUS lunch. He also took us to the very Best of Wineries . We did not want to say Good Bye at the end of a perfect day, however Bruno, Douro Valley and it's beauty will always be in our hearts and minds. Our first time with Tours By Locals.
Joan W.United States
Our family had a wonderful time and this was one of our favorite days of our trip to Portugal. Bruno is a fantastic guide. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, has great local connections and it was a pleasure to spend time with him. We feel like we got a good taste of the food, wine and atmosphere of the beautiful Douro Valley. We recommend highly both Bruno and this tour!
Great tour! Bruno customized the day for us, picked us up directly at our guest house, and brought us to wonderful small wineries we would not have discovered otherwise. Strongly recommend!
We have been to 70+ countries and taken tours with too many tour guides to count, but can confidently say that Bruno was one of the warmest and most genuine guides we have ever had the privilege to have. By the end of our time with Bruno, we truly felt like he was family/a long time friend. We couldn't recommend a tour with Bruno any more highly as a way to experience the beauty of the Douro Valley. Thank you Bruno. We will forever remember how you made our trip so memorable!!! Your "family" from Canada
Bruno was a perfect guide. He is so punctual and extremely respectful. He kept asking if we need something, he planned everything ahead, he even searched for architectural awards winning museums/wineries once he knew that we are interested in visiting such buildings; he even brought wine, bottles of water and chocolate for us to taste. He shared his interest in Douro Valley and other subjects all along our trip in the car. We would do this again with him no doubts at all. Bruno is highly recommended.
Lisa CunninghamUnited States
Bruno's tour was outstanding! He worked carefully with us to design a tour that met our desires. Bruno showed us small family wineries with exceptional wines, and he showed us parts of the Douro valley (his home) that we never would have seen with anyone else. He is truly a student of the history and culture of this region, and his love for it comes through and makes an excellent and very enjoyable tour. It could not have been better, and it was the highlight of our trip to Portugal. Thanks Bruno!
Tina HoneycuttUnited States
Bruno is highly recommended as a guide. He is extremely personable & knowledgeable. When the day was done we felt as though we made a local friend who would welcome us back anytime. He was on time & informative. He shared personal stories about the area, as only someone who grew up in the Douro Valley could. The region itself is a must see (and taste) as it has so much beauty and history. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We would hire Bruno again.
Jonathan BoblittUnited States
Driving around with Bruno felt as good as driving around with my Grandad in his home town. He has fantastic relationships with all the people you meet on the tour. He knows all the best places to visit, who to talk to, food to eat, etc. And the logistics were so easy. Half of our stories from our trip to Portugal came from spending time with Bruno. We loved every minute of it. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good francesinha before we left. :) Outstanding Tour! Thank you so much!
Bruno is a very polite and helpful guide. His ❤️ is in the Douro Valley and the ��. He will tell you all about it! We can recommend him a 100%
Alicia MorrisUnited States
Bruno shared an insightful perspective of the Douro Valley region. It was a treat to receive a tour of an area from a person who grew up there. We highly recommend Bruno and this tour for wine lovers.
Bruno was amazing, I cannot say enough good things about him and the wonderful experience he created for us. We will always remember this magical day and we cannot thank Bruno enough, the wineries we visited were family run and spectacular, the lunch delicious, the boat ride beautiful and relaxing, everywhere we went we were well received because of Bruno's reputation and relationships in the community. He went above and beyond for us! Thank you! ��
Bruno is a very friendly local with a comprehensive knowledge about the region and the Douro wines; careful driver and prefect english language skills. Bruno was flexible on the tour and adjusted it to our wishes and preferences. We can only recommend to book him.
Bruno was on time, he was an amazing host and guide, great knowledge of the area and was more than happy to accommodate our needs. We all would recommend Bruno and we would definitely use him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Allan you are a very nice and fun family, I wish all the best!
Lisa Adler CovitzUnited States
Bruno was a terrific tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and clearly loves what he does. He went the extra mile by introducing us to beautiful places and making delicious picnic lunches for us each day. He was very easy to work with and accommodated all of our requests. We were together for five days and it was sad to say goodbye! I highly recommend Bruno :)
Janice DitchekUnited States
We had a wonderful day exploring the Douro Valley with Bruno. His "insiders" perspective, passion and love for the region shined through in our day long tour. Bruno was a pleasure to spend time with and gladly tailored our trip to our interests, taking us to the most beautiful "off the tourist grid" spots to suit our preferences. Bruno's enthusiasm for sharing the beauty of the Douro Valley, his knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond for his clients made for a magical experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I deeply appreciate the time you took to write such a wonderful review. It's always a pleasure to do my best for that you have the best of this magical Valley. Thank you very much Janice!
Bruno was the perfect guide. Patient. Welcoming. Smiling. Well read. Keep it up.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were all in your greatest mood, and to spend these days with you all could never be called a job. Thanks for everything.
Outstanding day with Bruno. Very knowledgeable of the area, friendly, courteous and accommodating. He took us to 2 family owned wineries well off the beaten tourist path, one of which had a spectacular view high above Pinhao. He also took us to the area of Porto near the ocean before dropping us off at our hotel, which we very much enjoyed. Also a very good and safe driver. We highly recommend Bruno as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate all your kindness. Your are very lucky because you have a wonderful family. I wish you all the best. Kindly, Bruno
Jamshid MaddahiUnited States
Bruno was an exceptional guide to Douro Valley. As he was born and still lives in the area, he has intimate knowledge of the region and its notable Port wines. He is very personable and fluent in English. As a vineyard owner, I had specific requests from him (such as tasting old single varietal Port wines) and he accomodated my request. He drove throught the most scenic roads and stopped at the best spots to take photos. He picked the best restaurant to taste local cuisine. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for everything, Mr. Jamshid. You are definitely one of the most interesting people that I've ever known. All your knowledge, insights and respect are remarkable. Kindly, Bruno
Arthur ManniUnited States
Our group of 4 had a wonderful day visiting the Douro Valley with Bruno It was exactly what we were looking for, visiting the off track boutique wineries and sites away from the large cruise ship groups Bruno was a fabulous guide having grown up and living in the valley. He was extremely knowledgeable, polite and professional. We would highly recommend his services. Art, Teresa and friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words, you were all amazing with me. You deserve all the best, Bruno