Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Salvador-Brazil by Tour Guide Dirk V. (Guide #3364)


George Forshay

United States
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Tour: #24570, Upper City tour - historical Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello George, Thanks for the excellent rating! My biggest satisfaction is that you enjoyed your tour with me a lot. All the best for you and your wife. Friendly greetings from Salvador, Dirk.

Ann Scott

Canada
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ann, thanks a lot for your excellent rating. Keep healthy! Friendly greetings, Dirk

Marie Halka

United States
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 11/20

Dirk gave our group of 4 an energetic and thorough overview of the vibrant city of Salvador Bahia. We walked the historic center, stopping at key points of interest, had refreshments and lunch, then continued by car to several other notable sights including the large, traditional African food market. Dirk is a wealth of knowledge about the upper and lower city; he is flexible, and very fluent in English as well as other languages. We highly recommend him!

John Carter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31044, Lower City tour - a different Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 7/20

Dirk was fantastic, adapting his tour to our needs and interests. He was very knowledgeable and described the history and politics of Salvador as we drove round, we came away with a good knowledge of the city. We recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John, Thank you very much for this highly positive comment. I'm especially happy that you enjoyed the tour with me! All the best to you on your long trip around South America. Kind greetings for your and your wife! Dirk.

Richard C.

Canada
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Tour: #31044, Lower City tour - a different Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 19/20

There were 50 tour buses at the cruise terminal. Our excellent driver and guide Dirk V avoided all of them on our tour of Salvador De Bahia. Taking us to very interesting spots, off the beaten track we really got a sense of Salvador. Dirk has a vast knowledge of the culture and people of his city and shared it willingly which we all enjoyed immensely. He also showed great patience in searching for hard to find parking on this Sunday. Dirk is a great, very pleasant guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Richard, Thank you a lot for your review. I'm very happy to read that you had a great experience with me here in Salvador! I wish you all the best on your trip around the world. Best greetings to the four of you! Dirk.

Barbara Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #333893, Salvador Afro Tour 6h for Barbara, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 13/19

Dirk met us on time for our six hour Afro tour in Salvador. He was a wealth of knowledge. We visited all the important sites, adjusting our itinerary as we went along. He made our day most enjoyable and if it’s history you’re interested in, Dirk is your guide! Thanks for a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara, Thank you very much for your comment. I'm very you enjoyed the tour witm me. Have an excellent journey on the cruise ship. All the best for you and your husband. Friendly greetings, Dirk.

David Sica

Fort Collins, COLORADO, United States
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Tour: #31047, Recôncavo and Cachoeira Tour for David Sica combo, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

We enjoyed visiting Recôncavo and Cachoeira with Dirk. Although there is a bit of a drive there and back from Salvador there was plenty of scenario and commentary from Dirk to keep us engaged. The sites were interesting and educational. We had a delicious lunch with an incredible view, highly recommended. Although we're not smokers ourselves the cigar factory tour was also interesting. We're glad we got out of the city for this tour and would recommend this trip.

David Sica

Fort Collins, COLORADO, United States
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour for David Sica combo, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

We had a great time visiting Salvador during our full day city tour with Dirk. We learned a lot about the city and visited places we would have never found or felt safe alone traveling to. Our lunch stop was a delight and delicious. We would highly recommend traveler's to book this trip with Dirk.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot David. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the tours with me. Have an excellent journey on the ship and all the best for your family! Dirk.

Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #24570, Upper City tour - historical Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Our third tour of the city with DIrk and he was, again, great. Punctual and informative. Very good guide.

Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #136561, Salvador By Night at Pelourinho., Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

Dirk had a very good knowledge of the city and the things to see. It was a very good tour. Definitely see the native dancing. Amazing.

Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #333893, Salvador Afro Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

Dirk had a very good knowledge of the city and the things to see. It was a very good tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for this excellent rating! I'm very happy to see that you enjoyed a lot the tours you took with me here in Salvador! All the best to you! Friendly greetings, Dirk.

Bruce Baird

United States
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Tour: #76781, Transfer Airport - Hotel in Salvador., Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

Dirk was very prompt and helpful at the airport and everything went very smoothly

Paola Ivaldi

turin, Italy
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Tour: #31044, Lower City tour - for Paola Ivaldi group, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot and "boa viagem"!

Paola Ivaldi

turin, Italy
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Tour: #24570, Upper City walking tour - historical Salvador by feet, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Molto grazie Paola! I wish you you and your friends an excellent trip in Brazil!

Anastasiya Mikhaylova

Italy
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Tour: #31050, Coconut Coast and Praia do Forte - for Anastasia and famaly, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Anastasiya! Glad to see you really enjoyed the tour with me!

Louise Gross

United States
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

He was very interesting and informative. He was also very considerate of my knee infirmity. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot Louise! All the best for you and also for your friend. I also enjoyed a lot the tour with you! Warm greetings from Salvador! Dirk.

Nelda Brangwin

United States
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 25/19

Nancy Caffiero

sarasota, FL, United States
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Tour: #24570, Compact City tour - Center of Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 15/19

Our group of 5 spent a wonderful day with Dirk. He was very knowledgeable regarding this area with regards to history, culture and important sites. We felt that having him as our guide provided the best way to experience this beautiful area .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, Thank you very much for your comment and rating! What makes me the most happy is that you all enjoyed the trip with me and had an unforgettable experience here in Salvador! Once more, thanks a lot and all the best for you! Warm greetings, Dirk.

Michael Dr. Rother

Germany
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Salvador and Cachoeira Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fielen dank und das beste für die allen!

Cynthia Maklin

Canada
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Tour: #24570, Upper City tour - historical Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 11/18

Our tour with Dirk was amazing! His abundance of lnowledge of the history of Salvador, and Brazil in general, was very informative. He was punctual and a pleasure to be with. we enjoyed our tour immensely. Cynthia & Mickey

Eric Hughes

United States
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Tour: #24570, Upper City tour - historical Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 10/18

Dirk was a great guide. Very knowlegable about everything about Salvador and the sites visited. Great photo ops around Salvador. Great tour for any and all looking to see and hear about the history of Salvador.

Irvine Rodger

United Kingdom
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Dirk competently showed us the highlights of Salvador. We learned and saw a lot

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Irvine and have a great trip through South-America!

Tracy Wynn

United States
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Tour: #31047, Recôncavo and Cachoeira - the African inland, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Nice tour. Dirk was very friendly and knowledgeable

Lorna Sargeant

Australia
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Tour: #24570, Upper and Lower City tour of Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

Dirk is an engaging guide. He has an amazing knowledge of all aspects of this city as well as the local region. We spent a large amount of time in the old town visiting local buildings & churches to understand the history of Salvador. Even though we were held up by traffic & subsequently ran over the tour time, Dirk did not rush us & was able to explain the influence of many cultures & religions in great detail

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Lorna! All the best for you!

Victoria Martin

United Kingdom
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed the Salvador historic tour with Dirk. He gave us an abundance of information and took us to very interesting sites. I didn't feel particularly well on the tour and Dirk made sure that we walked at a pace which was comfortable. We highly recommend this tour!! Thank you so much Dirk for everything.

John S.

United States
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Tour: #46633, Full Day City Tour - customized for John Stillpass, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

Our tour with Dirk was outstanding. He developed a custom full-day tour for our cruise ship stop which may have left no stone unturned in the city of Salvador - which became much more memorable with Dirk's commentary. No one should hesitate booking a tour with Dirk - he has a great knowledge of the city and its history, sights and cultures.

Kenneth Hayes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #24570, Upper City tour - historical Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Shilpa Chugh

United States
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Tour: #21389, Salvador Shore & Beaches Tour, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Dirk is a wonderful gentleman. He was very patient and gave us a wonderful tour of Salvador. He knows the city really well, and never pushed us to do what we did not want to do. There is a lot of history to the city which he explained in detail. We took two tours with Dirk, and he customized them to suit our timings. Traveling in Brazil, with out knowing Portuguese can be a challenge, and with Dirk, we were at complete ease. I will highly recommend Dirk to anyone travelling to Salvador.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shilpa, Thanks a lot for the nice review. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the tours with me. I hope you got back safely in the USA. Thanks again and all the best for you and your family! Greetings from Salvador, Dirk.

Anne S.

Claremont, CA, United States
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Tour: #24570, Upper City tour - historical Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Dirke knows his history and tells a good story. He was prompt and gave us much good information. His English is very good. Overall, there were small time-management problems so that the last part was a bit rushed. Very personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anne, Thank you for your review. I was a little suprised that you gave my tour only a three star rate. I apologize if I did not fulfill all of your expectations. We started with the walking part of the tour, as you were in a hotel already in the Historical Center of Salvador, and I spent some more time there because you were very interested in the history and architecture of that old part of the city. Again, I'm sorry if that was not exactly what you wanted or expected. With kind regards, Dirk.

Jo C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31044, Lower City tour - a different Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 2/17

Dirk was recommended to us by friends who had booked a tour with him previously. Dirk's entry on the Tours by Locals website offers two tours, one to the Cidade Alta and the other to the Baixa district. I proposed some revision to Dirk's Cidade Baixa's tour, with the trip concluding at the Cathedral square in the upper town and this was agreed. Despite heavy traffic causing some delay, Dirk did not charge for the overrun. He was extremely charming and informative and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jo! Thanks a lot for the review. Happy to read that you all enjoyed the tour with me in Salvador. All the best for you! Greetings!


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