Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lisbon-Portugal by Tour Guide Inês V. (Guide #4756)


Johnna Darragh Ernst

United States
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Tour: #140777, Day trip to Alcobaça, Nazaré, Óbidos - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

This tour was fascinating! Inês was incredibly adept at tailoring the tour to the interests of my husband, two college-age children, and myself. She uses wonderfully engaging storytelling techniques - such an effective tool to bring history to life.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Johnna, John, Alex and Meghan, I am so happy that you enjoyed your time together as much as I did, and that you feel that you were engaged in our amazing Portuguese history. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again in the future :)

Johnna Darragh Ernst

United States
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Tour: #140707, Special Lisbon - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Inês was absolutely amazing! My husband, two college-age children and I attended the tour. Her communication when I was deciding what tour to take was wonderful! The tour itself incorporated each of our previously communicated interests. She truly brought history to life in an amazingly engaging way-I would HIGHLY recommend her tour to others!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Johnna, John, Alex and Meghan, Thank you so much for having trusted your time in my hands and for addressing so clearly what you were looking for when we were communicating prior to the tour, as it provided me with the tools to better plan our tour! It was a pleasure to meet the four of you - such a nice, curious family!

Bradford Copithorne

United States
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Tour: #39480, The Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 10/19

Ines gave us an incredible walking tour of Lisboa! She has encyclopedic knowledge of Lisboa's history. She took us to all the places we wanted to see and answered all our questions and gave us incredible insights about Lisboa and Portugal. She was also very friendly and fun to spend the afternoon with. We have taken other walking tours of Lisboa, but Ines is by far the best tour guide we've ever had! Muito obrigado, Jon

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brad, thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to meet the four of you, especially knowing that Jon and Cindy are friends of my good friend Sonia.I am so glad she recommended me to you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here!

Adrienne C.

United States
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Tour: #39480, The Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

We had a wonderful tour with Inez. She was very knowledgeable and led the two of us on a well-planned walking route that nicely illustrated the history of Lisbon. We enjoyed her enthusiasm, positive energy and most certainly her guidance through the city, when at times we used little noticed lifts and escalators to easily manage the steep hills. Inez is very personable and without reservation we can highly recommend her as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adrienne and Zenzi, Thank you so much for having chosen to put your time here in my hands and for your review. I hope you had a great time in Sintra and also browsing through the weekend markets in the following days to our tour together!

Robin L.

United States
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Tour: #140765, Once upon a time...a day in Sintra For Robin And Warren, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

We would give Ines 10 stars if we could! Don't miss the opportunity of exploring Portugal with this remarkable tour guide! Ines makes the palaces come alive with her wonderful stories of "suspense, drama and intrigue"! She was the best! She speaks perfect English, drives safely, is organized and so friendly. She knows where to eat, shop and also suggested another palace that wasn't on our itinerary which was one of the highlights of the day! Thanks, Ines!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, Warren, Patty and Myron, It was a pleasure to spend time with the four of you. I loved to share with you the family connections and stories behind our palaces - in the end, our kings and queens were just humans like us! I am glad I was able to suit your interests :)

Robin L.

United States
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Tour: #140707, Special Lisbon - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

Ines V. was, hands down, the best guide we have had of all the tour guides we have used in Tours by Locals (we have used more than 25 over the years). She is organized, friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, a safe driver, speaks perfect English...we can go on and on. We invited her to stay with us in the US, if she ever visits! Here is an example of her care: She called us in our hotel on the second morning to tell us to bring warm layers because it was cold where we were going! Miss her already!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, Warren, Patty and Myron, What a great time together! Thank you so much for such a glowing review! I remember you fondly and one of the moments I most enjoyed on this day was that when you embarked in our local lunch adventure so voluntarily and that Patty enjoyed the fried mackerels so much! It will be a pleasure to visit you one day if I have the chance! Big hug!

Robert Chamberlain

United States
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Tour: #39480, Stroll in a residencial neighboohood + Shops in the Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

Our tour with Ines was outstanding! We had asked her to specifically design a tour that would allow us to get a better feel for every day life in Lisbon rather than seeing churches, museums and other typical tourist destinations. She did just that - we had a wonderful day with her and got to see neighborhoods that the typical tourists do not see. Ines is a delightful, personable, and very knowledgeable tour guide and has the flexibility to build you a custom tour that you will love.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob and Mary, Thank you so much for a wonderful time together and for choosing me to hang out with. I had a great time with two new friends, showing you MY Lisbon. There are no words to thank you enough. I look forward to welcome you here again!

Robert Chamberlain

United States
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Tour: #39480, Viewpoints and Weekend Markets in Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

Ines provided us with a fabulous tour. We asked her for a customized tour that was not the typical tour as we wanted to learn more about the people and life in Lisbon. She very quickly figured out what we would like and we spent two days with her going around the city and learning more about everything. We cannot say enough good things about Ines. She is very professional and considerate as well as a very quick study in adapting her tours to exactly what we were looking for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob and Mary, I cannot thank you enough for trusting your time in Lisbon in my hands and for being such great company. I enjoyed every minute. Thank you for very being such good travelers <3

Ann Vance

United States
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Tour: #140765, Once upon a time...a day in Sintra & Cascais For Ann, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Ines was an amazing tour guide through Sinatra, Pena Palace and Cascais. She arranged for a very special lunch spot that is unforgettable. The depth of her knowledge and her story telling ability are 5 star. She has a cute and playful personality and knows how to keep the tour moving without feeling rushed. I definitely recommend Ines.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, thank you for trusting this day in my hands and for wanting also to have a taste of our local seafood at that spot. It was a pleasure to guide you :) I hope to see you again here!

Michele Less

United States
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Tour: #140773, Arrábida's Flavours - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

We were so fortunate to have booked a walking tour of Lisbon and a tour of Sintra, including the Capuchin Convent, and Cascais with Ines V. (We changed Arribada) The breadth of her knowledge is remarkable, but her love of Portugal makes it all come alive so that you fall in love with the country as well. Just as importantly, the tidbits of information that she shares, from restaurants, to shopping, to how to navigate the steepest hills are invaluable. Not only will we miss Portugal, but we will miss Ines

Michele Less

United States
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Tour: #39480, The Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

What a wonderful introduction to Lisbon! Ines brought the city, past and present, to life. Her love and knowledge of Portugal is boundless, but she also brings with her the unique ability to learn who you are and personalize the day. Her little “secrets” and suggestions assure that you will have the best experience possible! The days we spent with her were without a doubt, the best of our trip. Obrigado, Ines V, until next time!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: T made a mistake when rating, meant 5 instead of 4.

Michel Gill

Canada
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Tour: #39480, The Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Wonderful time with a very kind person. It was like visiting Lisbon with a good and caring friend. Information, visits and all point of interest were very well covered....and more. We would recommend Ines to our friends. Many thanks again!!!

Mark Ruhe

MCLEAN, VA, United States
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Tour: #603318, Private Tour of Sintra For Mark and Marisa, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Ines was delightful. We have taken several TBL tours - in several countries and enjoyed all of our guides immensely - she was special. Extremely knowledgeable, particularly about the history of Portugal, and keeps you interested throughout the entire tour - ours was about five hours and it seemed like two. She planned the tour in an ideal fashion so that we ended up with an opportunity to explore further on our own - very thoughtful. Her enthusiasm is infectious.

Gregory Nelson

United States
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Tour: #140765, Once upon a time...a day in Queluz, Sintra & Cascais - Private Minivan, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Ines was a fantastic guide. She took her time, explained the area and it's history in detail. She was fun, energetic , and had a great wealth of knowledge. She also adapted to changing needs and conditions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Greg, Cindy and Brad, It was a pleasure to have met you and to take you on this adventure through the palaces of Queluz, Pena and Moorish Castle. I was happy to adapt the tour to what you were looking for. It will be a pleasure to show you other areas in in the future!

Gerald French

United States
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Tour: #140765, Once upon a time...a day in Queluz, Sintra & Cascais - Private Minibus For Ken and the Gang, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Creative ,imaginative, captivating. Ines made Portugal come alive and made history relevant. You should not miss an opportunity to allow her to share her country with you. We are forever grateful for the way she artfully spun the tales of Portugal's history as we toured the countryside.

Gerald French

United States
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Tour: #140777, Day trip to Alcobaça, Nazaré, Batalha - Private minibus, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Ines is amazing. She makes Portugal come alive in the present and its history. If you are lucky enough to be able to book her you will be rewarded and have an experience that will highlight your trip. Thank you Ines for your creativity and imagination.

Ann Bonanno

United States
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Tour: #603318, Medieval Óbidos and Sintra - Private Minivan, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Our tour Medieval Óbidos and Sintra was wonderful. Ines was extremely professional friendly and enthusiastic. We enjoyed extremely enjoyed our time together . We saw and experienced wonderfully different parts of outer Lisbon that without Ines we would have never gotten to see. We could not have been more pleased, she is a tour guide that we would not hesitate to recommend . When choosing any of her tours you will never be disappointed!

Christina Matthews

United States
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Tour: #137680, Fast and Precious Lisbon - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Ines was a delight. Her English was very easy to understand, she was very personable, and catered to our wishes for the quick four hours we spent with her.

Christine Bohorquez

Benicia, CA, United States
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Tour: #140771, Sintra & Cascais - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Inês was hands down the best tour guide we've ever hired. She is extremely knowledgeable about all things Portugal & you could tell she loved her country and her job (and had an incredible fascination with indo-Chinese cabinetry). I was hoping to go to Pena and she was trying to accommodate my wants with the arranged tour. Even though adding Pena was not possible, the Sintra Palace was also impressive and she made each room come alive with her stories and explanation of palace life. Will book again!

Shayne Frankel

United States
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Tour: #140765, Once upon a time...a day in Sintra and Ericeira For Erika, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

Ines V worked closely with our family of 5 (ages 39-73) to create a "Day in Sintra and Ericeira" tour that perfectly matched our interests. She took us walking through Sintra, hiking to the Moorish Castle (with sweets we bought in Sintra) on a different path down; a drive to quaint Ericeira for a delicious lunch of the freshest fish; walking Ericeira, and a drive back to our Lisbon apt. Ines was delightfully fun, informative (she sent us answers to some questions later), and a comfortable travel companion

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shayne, Erika, Jeff, Mike and Mahriya, What a pleasure to have planned out this day for you. I love hiking and going off the beaten track, away from the crowds, therefore it was a delight to have spent time with the five of you. Thank you for having given me enough information about you prior to the tour so I could customize this day to your interests, I'm so happy to have met your expectations!

Hope Manuel

United States
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Tour: #140707, Special Lisbon - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

Ines was a pleasure to have as a tour guide for our Lisbon trip. I researched extensively to find an experienced guide and she did not disappoint. Even my 2 teens did not get bored. We learned plenty about Portugal history as she showed us to all the main attractions.

Richard Sirois

Montreal, QUEBEC, Canada
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Tour: #140765, A day in Sintra and Lisbon For Richard Sirois, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Notre famille de 6 (21 ans à 76 ans) avons retenu les services de Inês pour une visite de Lisbone . Tout était parfaitement planifié afin que nous puissions profiter au maximum du temps (8 hres) que nous disposions. Inês possède une formidable connaissance de l'histoire de la région et du Portugal nous avons beaucoup appris. Nous avons apprécié chaque instant de notre visite et chacun des lieux que nous avons visités. Inês parle un français impeccable. Nous sommes très satisfait du service reçu par Inês.

Rezwan Zaman

Australia
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Tour: #140707, Special Lisbon For Rezwan, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

Ines was an amazing tour guide with full of energy and knowledge. She covered everything we requested. Highly recommended

Craig Warden

Davis, CA, United States
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Tour: #603318, Medieval Óbidos and Sintra - Private Minivan, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

Our visit to the Convent of the Capuchos was fascinating. The 8 monks lived simple lives in rooms insulated with cork ceilings and doors. Inês' explanations were interesting and very knowledgeable. We had lunch at an excellent restaurant Café Paris in central Sintra. We had about 90 minutes in Obidos for sightseeing and shopping. We are two adults and a 7 year-old boy. We all enjoyed the day, enjoyed the sights, and had a great time.

Ward Katz

United States
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Tour: #603318, Medieval Óbidos and Sintra - Private Minivan For Ward, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

Ward Katz

United States
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Tour: #137680, Fast and Precious Lisbon - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

Inez is a terrific guide. She provided an excellent overview of Lisbon for a first time visitor. She's knowledge, articulate, energetic and thorough. I would not hesitate to hire her or recommend her to others.

Wade Lacque

United States
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Tour: #140771, Sintra & Cascais - Private minivan, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

We were 100% happy with our tour. Ines was wonderful! She helped us decide where to go and what to see. Her animated way of telling us about the history of the palaces in Sintra made our excursion fascinating. She knew the best place to enjoy a delicious pastry, she knew where to park etc. We didn't have to worry about a thing except enjoying the marvelous landmarks she showed us. Then at Cascais she pointed out the best areas to go to for what we wanted to do. She was really fun and pleasant!

Haakon Solheim

Norway
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Tour: #39480, The Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Haakon, it was a pleasure to show Lisbon to you and your two boys. You are always welcome on a future visit to Lisbon!

Michael Butler

United States
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Tour: #39480, The Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

Ines loves Lisboa and was an incredible guide to showing us its charms, history, and topography. She helped my family of four get acquainted with the city and helped us fall in love with this delightful capital. We never got lost again after her walking tour. I was especially impressed at how Ines engaged my two teenage daughters during the tour. Ines has knowledge, charm, fluent English, and a delightful curiosity. She is simply fun to be with! Without hesitation, I highly recommend Ines.

Nicky Fleming

United States
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Tour: #39480, The Hills of Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

We had a wonderful experience on our tour with Ines in June. Our group was varied in age and Ines was terrific at adapting the length and physicality to cater to our needs. Her knowledge was terrific and we learned a lot about Portuguese history and the city of Lisbon. She also gave us great tips on where to visit/dine following the tour. I'd highly recommend Ines!