Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Porto-Portugal by Tour Guide Ricardo Manuel L. (Guide #33618)


Margretta Feuer

United States
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Tour: #539581, Porto Tour by a Local with Private Lunch Included, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 7/20

We had the best time with Ricardo! He showed us so much of Porto in one day and we even had time to have an amazing lunch and tour a winery. Ricardo is an amazing guide and we will be referring our friends and family to him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Margretta & Adam, it was really relaxing the tour and no problem walking about 12 thousand steps to get a cool lunch and a great wine & port wine tasting. Hope to see you again in September, you know what I mean!!! Happiness for life, cheers. Ricardo

Stephanie Mintz

United States
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 16/19

Ricardo is an amazing guide! He took care of our every need today. He greeted us with beautiful pastries so we could breakfast en route to the beautiful Douro Valley. Ricardo lived in the area and knew many look outs that were not the typical tourist ones. Our wheelchair user could easily see the beauty from the car. Lunch and wine tasting was in a local restaurant that he knew well and the food was delicious plentiful and the table wines and ports varied and wonderful! An absolutely perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, doing this trip is always so good and relaxing for me :) you don't imagine. We had a underful weather, amazing company in the car, awesome pastry and best of all a chocolate drink in the end for our special friend ;) See you next time and a big big hug for everybody. Ricardo

Stephanie Mintz

United States
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Tour: #666327, Walking On.... Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

Ricardo showed us an amazing day! He is organized and very knowledgeable of Porto. We experienced beautiful views of the city from vantage points that were not crowded with other tourists. We experienced a delicious local bakery and market with a variety of typical foods of Portugal as well as other cultures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie, despite the weather and the jetlag everything went ok. Take a good rest and tomorrow be read for a wonderful day :)

Robert Putz

United States
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Tour: #539581, Oporto Tour by a Local, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Ricardo accommodated our every request. He is happy to provide his personal experience to maximize your tour. He has local connections that are not your standard expectation. He has extensive knowledge of Port wines, even exceeding the house tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert thank you very much, making the tour with you felt like I was also a traveler. Having lunch with you is awesome, everything is always ok, even the red wine :) Cheers, Ricardo

Carol Geddes

Australia
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Tour: Porto Walking Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Oct 21/19

Ricardo deserves a 6 out of 5. We had a Superb tour and he went above and beyond what he was expected to do. He was very knowledgeable and we walked at a pace that was good for us. Would certainly recommend to all our friends and when we return would do this again. We received a summary of where we had walked and what we had seen ... very impressive

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol you also deserve 6 stares, you are a super hiper amazing traveler. Thank you very much, hope to see you next year, in Porto or Australia. Cheers, Ricardo

Robert Taylor

Long Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #539581, Oporto Tour by a Local, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Ricardo is an excellent guide. Despite some weather-caused problems on my tour, he devised workarounds and I still had a great time on my first visit to Porto. Do not hesitate to book him when visiting Porto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Robert, yes despite the bad weather and some car problems due to the rain I hope next time you return to Porto with good weather so you can take a glimpse of this amazing small city!!! Love our conversation during lunch. Hope seeing you again, Ricardo

Vien Cash

United States
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Tour: #538352, Oporto Wine Tour With Locals, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

Ricardo was super nice and knowledgeable. We had a 1.5 year old with us and he never complained or anything when she cried or had a tantrum. He is very knowledgeable and a safe driver. We did so much in Porto and our tour even ran later and he didn't rush us. He took us to a local spot for lunch that is only for 15 people max per day and it was amazing. The wine tours were amazing and it was so nice that he watched our daughter while we did tastings. Love Ricardo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Vien, I will always remember Mila at lunch with the fork of the potatoes chips squeezing her tinny nose, fantastic very very funny. Cheers, Ricardo

Paula Hardman

Lynden, WA, United States
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Tour: #539581, Oporto Tour by a Local, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Is there a 6 star rating? Ricardo is a wonderful host for Porto. We had less shore time than a full tour day, so he shaped the excursion to meet our requirements. The lunch he arranged at a "private" restaurant was one of the highlights of our vacation. Left us wanting to return

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW 6 stars!!!! Super Hiper Mega Awesome... Thank you very much Paula & Dave and please come again you are always very welcomed in Porto. See you next time, Ricardo

Andrea Fiske

United States
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Tour: #539581, Oporto Tour by a Local, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

We had such a wonderful day seeing Porto with Ricardo. He immediately made us feel comfortable, as if we were spending the day with a friend. Ricardo was very enthusiastic about showing us his city. He has a warm personality and he provided interesting information about the places we visited. We also enjoyed sampling local foods and wines he suggested. Ricardo was very flexible about including what we wanted to experience during our tour. We are very happy that we spent our one day in Porto, with Ricardo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many many thanks Andrea I had a fantastic day traveling in Porto with you and your husband, fantastic morning, lunch and afternoon a really good day, looked like vacations to me!!! Cheers, Ricardo

Patty Vanikiotis

United States
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Tour: Private Walking Tour in Porto with a local tour guide, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 28/19

Ricardo was an excellent guide, starting even before we got to Porto, giving us restaurant recommendations after asking our preferences. He took us all over Porto and spent time with us beyond the prescribed end of the tour. He noted our interests and took time to understand what we wanted to see. He clearly knows Porto well, took us to places only locals would know and offered so much information. His English is very good, and he is very warm and friendly. We'd book with him again in a heartbeat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patty thank you very much. You and Harry are awesome also your friends are super friendly, hope you all enjoy Porto and you know you have to suffer a little bit to have a nice fresh cold beer with favaios at the end of the tour!!! Cheers, Ricardo

Cheryle Tuttle

United States
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Tour: #539601, Douro Valley Wine Tour With My Friends, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Sept 2019 We always enjoy using a private guide to help us learn more about the locals and not just the normal tourist places. Ricardo was our guide for the 12 plus hour day and we felt like we were touring with an old friend. We had requested to personalize the tour and that he did. From the quaint little coffee shop to tasting wines and poets at his friends chateau. Ronald was a great host and we tasted many wines and ports as well as had many laughs. Lunch with his friends. Then o

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome day with you and Tim and still today my friends talk about Tim big effort in tasting all those wines & port wines, VICTORIUS till the end!!! Great day with you and Tim. Hope to see you again. Ricardo

Stephen King

United States
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

This one of the most enjoyable tours that we've had. Ricardo is a great guide who knows wine and the Douro. The tour is a laid back way to see the Douro Valley and learn about the wines. We highly recommend it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: On the celebration day of the 500 years from Magellan Journey around the World nothing could go wrong, neither the wine or in the boat :) Thanks Stephen you are the King. Cheers, Ricardo

Eileen Mahony

United States
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Tour: Awesome E-Bike Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 18/19

Fabulous tour of Porto with our amazing guide, Ricardo. Fun, informative, and a great way to see the city. I would recommend this tour without hesitation - great for families, couples, groups of friends. Ricardo was a pleasure to deal with. If you're going to Porto, get in touch with Ricardo and book his bike tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Eileen. You are also in very good shape even better after the piglet sandwich and the sparkling wine :) Cheers, Ricardo

Donna Wearing

Canada
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Tour: #667039, Port Wine Lodges Tour / Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

We had a wonderful afternoon with Ricardo during our Port Wine Lodges Tour. He is an excellent Guide who welcomed us warmly with excellent English, and guided us through the confusing maze of the Gaia port lodges. He promptly responded to my many emails during the booking process and made great recommendations for restaurants and Port houses to visit. When I found the tasting and tour appointments difficult to reserve, Ricardo handled this for me. We were driven in a luxury sedan expertly and recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Donna thank you very very much!!! Wonderful moments, friends, talks, laughs, squirrel, Adan and Port Wine. Cheers, Ricardo

Michael Scahffron

United States
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

If you are ready for a life changing experience pick this tour. It's simply fantastic. We stopped at his personal friends guest house. The view was unbelievably beautiful you are up in the mountains with a view of 50 km We enjoyed our private tasting wine tasting of wine and ports as we snacked olive oil, bread cheese & meats. Next a ride on the Douro river in the personal boat for wine, picnic lunch and port. The view now up into the mountain left us in awe. We were treat not as clients but as family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael you are awesome, everything went well even the rain in the river!!! You are more than a friend or family you are THE engineer :) Cheers, Ricardo

Carl Cooke

United States
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Ricardo is not your average scripted guide; he was beyond awesome. He makes you feel as if your connecting with an old friend. We stopped in a tiny village where he showed us a beautiful church and we had an espresso and pastry at a local bakery. The wine tasting was at his friend Ronald's home, which had spectacular views. Then it was off for a boat ride down the Douro in Ricardo's boat. He brought a delicious picnic and more wine! It was a great day and if you're ever in Porto this tour is not to miss

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carl, whenever you need me just give me a call my friend. Saúde, Ricardo

Robin Rhoads

United States
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Tour: #539581, Oporto Tour by a Local, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

Absolutely an excellent day spent with Ricardo. He knows the area well. Took us into the city and made extra time to take us to see many of the beautiful tile works. Had a traditional lunch in a great little taberna. Saw the gorgeous bookstore where Harry Potter series was born. Tasted port! Just had a fabulous day. I would highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robin & Bruce thank you so much for your great review it was a fun day in the city very very relax :) See you next cruise, Ricardo

Kylee Wible

United States
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 24/19

Ricardo is a fun and lively tour guide! He made our experience feel personalized and handled everything with great care. The wine tour at his friend's AirBnB was fantastic. We tried 9 different rare ports from the Douro region and the view of the landscape was incredible. After that, we went on the boat tour and had a lovely lunch with local cuisine and more wine. Ricardo grew up in the region and knows many people there. Ricardo's tour is an absolute must! Greetings from Seattle, USA!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muito obrigado Kylee!!! You guys are GREAT everything went ok even the local road side bar in the end :) Saúde from Porto & Douro Valley Ricardo

Martin John-Lewis

United Kingdom
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Tour: Private Walking Tour in Porto with a local tour guide, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Aug 17/19

An excellent walking tour with a very friendly and informative guide Ricardo even took time out to show me some of the street art during the tour and also game me some very good recommendations for places to eat at reasonable prices. In addition to this, I was also given some recommendations for a very good local supermarket and a very nice local bar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Martin a very easy tour to make :) and in the end a nice cool fresh beer. Cheers, Ricardo

Jeffrey Chang An

Edgewater, NJ, United States
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

Ricardo was a perfect guide for us. He took us to the places we would never have found on our own. He took extra time to show us other surrounding areas as well. Simply book his tour and you will have a new friend in Portugal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeffrey awesome tour it really was a perfect day!!! Next time we go seafood chill out time :) Thanks, Ricardo

Robert K.

Australia
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Tour: #539601, Douro Valley Wine Tour With My Friends, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

We had an unforgettable day with Ricardo! if you want to see the Douro Valley and taste wines you need look no further. Having lived there, Ricardo's knowledge of the area, people and wines is amazing! He has thought of everything....From tasting wines at a friends place to a picnic lunch while cruising on his boat. Absolutely perfect! We have done many tours throughout Europe, but this has surpassed our expectations and we will remember for a very long. time. Truly, a one of a kind tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roxann. You and Rob are TOP people!!! Let's see if next time we meet it will be in Australia. I hope so. Cheers (with a Rosé) and saúde, Ricardo

James Almeida

United States
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Tour: #666327, Walking On.... Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

We completed this tour with Ricardo today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had adapted the posted tour to suit our needs and Ricardo was great with his suggestions for a more customized version. In the six hours or so that we spent in Porto, he made sure we experienced all of the highlights and then some! Not only is Ricardo quite knowledgeable about his city and its history, but he is also fun to get along! He hit quite the right note with all five of us, including three teens! Thank you Ricardo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James muito obrigado. Yes we did a lot but Porto is worth it, it's my awesome City, love having lunch with you, you are all in very good shapes and we successfully finish the tour on time for your train :) Hope seeing you and your family again. Adeus e até à próxima, Ricardo

Linda Poon

United States
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Tour: Awesome Bike Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jul 18/19

Ricardo is an exceptional guide who went above and beyond during our 2 days spent with him in Porto and Douro Valley. Very knowledgeable and took us to local restaurants, highlights of Porto, his friends winery for port tasting, Douro valley boat ride with a surprised feast. He even bought pastries and gifts for kids! Such an enjoyable trip he planned for us in such a short time. He was punctual, responded to emails quickly and goes out his way to please everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Linda, you and all your FAMILY are awesome, hope to see you all again in Porto!!! Cheers Ricardo

Mark Ord

Tucson, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: Wine Tasting And OPorto City Tour / Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 13/19

Ricardo did a great job. He really knows the area. Lots of great information and great choices of port houses.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark but you and Karen did all the hard work.... in every winery you had to taste Port wine, you deserve a break. See you in harvest time and good trip

Wim Graal

Netherlands
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Tour: Awesome Bike Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 8/19

We can highly recommend this very informative and enjoyable tour of Porto. The fact we were on E-bikes made it a lot more easy and Ricardo proved a very talkative and pleasant tourguide. In fact, we had the luxury of 2 tourguides as 'Fred' joint us and added to the relaxed atmosfere of this tour. We ended the tour with a drink, a bite and a chat. We could not have asked for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigado Wim, going on a bike tour is always super fun and relaxed, also we have the excuse to have a drink and take a bite ������ Abraço and see you soon

Katrina Puggioni

Australia
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

Ricardo organised a fabulous private picnic in a boat on the river in the Douro valley (that he sailed). This was followed by a very extensive port tasting session at a port expert's home where we had the opportunity to purchase the port we sampled. We loved the personal touches such as meeting us at our train platform and organizing a gluten free picnic. He is also very flexible in schedule and was able to bring us to a coffee shop, stop for photos and even foraged cherries for us along the way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am like Manuel in Fawlty Towers I do everything :) :) :) :) :) :) Katrina thank you very much but you are the expert in Port Wine hope you and your family can return in harvest time it is party time all day long :)

Carl Wedemeyer

United States
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Tour: Carl e-bike private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Apr 30/19

Our tour guide, Ricardo, was absolutely fabulous! He worked with us extensively to set up our day to include everything we wanted to see. Due to our limitations, he brought electric bikes to help us with the hills of Oporto. He has a wonderful personality and was a joy to spend the day with. We traveled all around the city, saw so many beautiful sights, and ate delicious food. He really took good care of us; I highly recommend Ricardo as a tour guide in Oporto!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan and Carl you are TOP!!! from the portuguese coffee, croissants and natas in the beach, octopus, "tripas", sea bass and "porco preto" at lunch, portuguese hot dogs and beer at dinner as the cherry on top of the cake..... who cares about bikes :) You are fantastic company, friends for life :)))))))))))

Anthony Sablan

United States
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Tour: #539581, Tony Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Ricardo is full of energy and humor. We spent three days with him and really enjoyed ourselves. He tailored our trips to meet our unique situation of travelers in our group aged 7-73. He was always timely and showed up each morning with delicious treats from local bakeries. Ricardo was great with the kids and I would highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Anthony, the true is that you organized everything, choose the right places and the perfect time to do it, we only guide you in Portugal. You guys are AMAZING, since the moment I met Oscar I realized that the world is indeed very small and that we are all part of this global village, Marcia's extraordinary ability to speak "Portunhol" (Portuguese + Spanish), the goodwill from Marylin and Stacy's phenomenal patience with all of the E^4 Next time I hope I meet the entire Family :))))

Shirley Ann Golden

Portugal
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Tour: Green Wine Amazing Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Apr 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shirley ��

Adam Jarzębowski

Poland
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Tour: #539611, Douro Valley Chilled Out Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

A day with Ricardo. It's like you spent it with your family or your best friend. We saw many places avoided. We met interesting people. Picnic on the boat :). High flexibility, customer-oriented. A wonderful atmosphere. We have a lot of great memories from that day. Ricardo not only organized a great trip but also supported us during the entire stay. I strongly recommend. Thank You Ricardo! Adam

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Adam you are awesome...... this Chilled Out trip was only possible thanks to Olga, she planned everything even the rain!!! In the end everything turned up good, Portuguese style :))))) See you soon, in Poland or Portugalia :) Cheers