Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Ponta-Delgada-Azores by Tour Guide Rui M. (Guide #4361)


Nancy K.

United States
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Tour: #33957, Furnas Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 26/18

Best guide experience ever! Rui is a native Azorean with intimate knowledge and love of his island culture. He's very friendly and fun and was eager to tailor the tour to our interests. His insight into the tourist patterns enabled us to beat the crowds and maximize our time and enjoyment of each location.

Tatjana Jelinska

Latvia
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Tour: #33962, Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

Tatjana Jelinska

Latvia
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Tour: #34005, Nordeste Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Advice for everyone! ��

Mary S.

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #33962, Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

I was completely pleased with our recent tour by Rui. What an outstanding tour guide he is! He was very responsive ahead of the tour, reviewed alternatives for us on the day of the tour, and was very concerned about showing us exactly what we wanted to see. My only regret is that we did not book Rui for two days! I highly recommend his tours and have given his name to several of my friends. He is a treasure!

Alice Ford

Canada
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Tour: #33234, Sete Cidades Half Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Rui is an excellent guide, full of local knowledge & infomation. He's personable with an engaging manner and speaks excellent English. During the trip to Sete Cidades, Rui pointed out various secondary sights and told us some of the history of the Azores. The outlook offered a fantastic view of the blue-green lake. Next was a side trip to Sete Cidades to see the church and visit a cafe. Finally we went to a pineapple greenhouse plantation. A first class tour by a first class guide.

Herbert Hellwig

United States
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Tour: #33234, Sete Cidades Half Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Ronald Gibbons

Canada
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Tour: Nordeste Full Day - Minivan up to 6 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Date: Oct 27/16

We had fun!

Linda Messick

ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: #34005, Nordeste Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 2/16

Rui was absolutely wonderful. He is knowledgeable and welcoming and has a fabulous sense of humor. He was also very accommodating in working with us and what we were interested in seeing or not seeing.

Linda Messick

ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: #33957, Furnas Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 31/16

Rui was absolutely wonderful. He is knowledgeable and welcoming and has a fabulous sense of humor. He was also very accommodating in working with us and what we were interested in seeing or not seeing.

Linda Messick

ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: #33962, Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 29/16

Rui was absolutely wonderful. He is knowledgeable and welcoming and has a fabulous sense of humor. He was also very accommodating in working with us and what we were interested in seeing or not seeing.

Marilyn Weill Rau

United States
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Tour: #33962, Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 24/16

Wonderful experience. He was interesting,intelligent, and well spoken. Definitely in the top five guides ever! Such a wonderful way to tour especially that the cost was equal to the cost for two on a group tour from the ship. Definitely the way to see this island

Dorothy Prengler

United States
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Tour: Sete Cidades Half Day - Minivan up to 6 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Date: May 14/16

Had Rui 2 days in a row. Just as FANTASTIC the second day. He made me fall in love with the island as much as he is in love with it!!!!

Dorothy Prengler

United States
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Tour: Furnas Full Day - Minivan up to 6 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Date: May 13/16

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!! Our guide was the best. He was very clear in explaining everything. Did not rush us. Very well spoken. I felt like I was with a family member. You could tell he loves his island.

Susan Angel

United States
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Tour: #33962, Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

Ruiz was fabulous, very knowledgeable, perfect English. He did just what we wanted for a tour, perfectly planned.

Brenda Cosentine

United States
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Tour: #33957, Furnas Full Day - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jan 14/16

Rei was fantastic! We had an interesting trip with him and want to return to the Azores. It is a beautiful island and although we only had a day, felt we were better informed. Rei knows the history,past and present, and was a delight and honor to have him as a guide. We recommend him highly.

Monica Renee Hozdic

United States
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Tour: Half Day Sete Cidades (Twin Lakes) - Minivan up to 7 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Date: Jan 2/16

Rui did a great job on our tour! Very knowledgable! We just had a few hours in Ponta Delgada for a layover and wanted to make the most of our time there. We are so glad we did a tour! Definitely recommend!

Stephen Burke

United States
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Tour: #33962, Full Day Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo - Car up to 3 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 15/15

On our recent visit to Ponta DelGada we had the chance to enjoy a day with Rui. We went to the 7 cities tour and it was great. We saw very many different things and at every stop it was a better option than the last to take a phot. Rui our tour guide new exactly what to do. He was very informative about his island and everything on it. We were able to learn many things that we just would not have found in any book. We really loved the experience and will do it again when we return. July 2015

Jose B.

Portugal
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Tour: #33962, Full Day Sete Cidades & Ribeira Grande, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 11/15

excellent guide and driver, curteous and attentive to specific needs of our group - well-planned route and abundant economic, social and historical information - highly recommend!

Denise Di Salvia

Australia
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Tour: #33962, Full Day Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 8/14

Another great full day tour. The tour was altered to suit our needs and Rui did a fantastic job to make sure we saw as much as possible. His knowledge of the island and the people add to the experience! We would recommend him to anyone wishing to tour São Miguel.

Denise Di Salvia

Australia
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Tour: #33957, Full Day Furnas & Nordeste - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 7/14

Rui was an excellent guide. Our tour was modified to give us more time at Parque Terra Nostra and Nordeste. We could not have had a better trip to this part of the island! It was a delightful day in every respect.

Will Mendonca

United States
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Tour: Full Day Furnas & Lagoa do Fogo - Minivan up to 6 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Date: Aug 16/13

Where do I start? The tour was amazing and our tour guide, Rui, was absolutely splendid. He went out of his way to accommodate our group which included my 7 & 6 year daughters as well as my sister-in-law all three of whom who don't speak Portuguese. Rui was so informative about the island, the people, the culture and traditions. While I had previously been to the island of Sao Miguel I learned so many things with Rui that I had never heard about.He made our day in Sao Miguel a gem.

Rosemary Couto

Canada
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Tour: #33957, Full Day Furnas & Lagoa do Fogo - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 24/13

Rui was absolutely wonderful!!! He was warm, informative and had a great sense of humour! I would recommend him as a tour guide and the next time I visit Portugal I would certainly have him be our tour guide again!!!

Patricia Girard

United States
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Tour: #33957, Full Day Furnas & Ponta Garca - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 9/13

Rui provided us with a wonderful day in Sao Miguel. He customized the tour to visit Ponta Garca and find the house in which my grandfather was born. It was an exciting experience, I would recommend him. He's courteous, helpful and knowledgeabe.

Elaine Silva

United States
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Tour: #33957, Full Day Furnas & Lagoa do Fogo - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 21/12

We just returned from touring Ponta Delgada. Rui was our guide to a wonderful day of learning all about the Island. Rui was on time and most accommodating to us. Rui not only took us to every place listed, but explained so much about the life of local villages. As he explained things others who did not have a tour guide would try to listen. Everything was well planned and even friends on the Island were amazed at what we saw and learned in one day. We highly recommend Rui. Elaine&Dennis Silva

Diane Shutty

United States
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Tour: #33234, Half Day Sete Cidades - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 20/12

Carlos did the tour for Rui. He did an outstanding job. The weather started out rainy, but he maneuvered around and took us to amazing spots to see the twin lakes, the countryside, and the historic areas. He should be given a full time status with Rui. Carlos was very European, gentlemanly and polite. He was very punctual in geting us back to the ship in a timely manner. Also, he was waiting outside the ship for us with a sign in the morning. This tour was well worth it; the ship tour buses lagged.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Rui's associate Carlos. The substitution was agreed to in advance.

Annette Gallard

Point Clare, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #33234, Half Day Sete Cidades - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 2/12

This was our first Tours By Locals tour. Thank you Carlos for your wonderful tour and very friendly and informative afternoon. Carlos has amazing knowledge of this beautiful island and the history there in. We could not wish for a better tour guide or tour with such limited time. We highly recommend this tour and guide. Thanks Carlos for a wonderful and memorable time in Ponta Delgarda. We hope to return to see Carlos and will highly recommend to all in Australia. Annette, Geoff, Margaret & Doug

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Carlos is Rui's colleague - the substitution was agreed to in advance.

Donald Watren

United States
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Tour: Full Day Furnas & Lagoa do Fogo - Minivan up to 6 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Date: Apr 28/12

Was a fabulous tour, our guide was very knowledgable. Restaurant was superb, I would highly recommend this tour and guide!

Ana Pacheco Hood

Canada
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Tour: #33957, Full Day Furnas & Lagoa do Fogo - Car up to 4 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 27/12

exceeded our expectations! Rui was very flexible with changing the itinerary and his English was excellent! I was travelling with my mother, son and niece and he was able to keep us all interested and we would definitely recommend his services!

Anita Sethna

Canada
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Tour: Full Day Furnas & Lagoa do Fogo - Minivan up to 6 people, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Date: Apr 24/12

Since Rui was busy on April 24, 2012 he recommended his colleague Carlos to be our guide for this wonderful tour. Carlos was an amazing tour guide, his English was fluent (as he spent many years in Toronto, Canada). Besides having an amazing knowledge on Azores and Ponta Delgada, Carlos had excellent time management skills and looked after all our needs in a very professional manner. We would highly recommend Carlos as a tour guide. Also, we had a brief chat with Rui and found him very professional.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Rui and Carlos work together - the substitution was agreed to by the customer.