Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Coimbra-Portugal by Tour Guide José C. (Guide #6219)


Jeffrey Ciraulo

United States
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Tour: #220667, Ciraulo 30 Dec - SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Jeffrey Ciraulo

United States
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Tour: #88342, 29 Dec Ciraulo Lisbon One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Jose was outstanding! My wife and I had such a great experience with him. We toured a lot of the sights in Lisbon and learned a lot about the history and culture. Jose took the extra time to take us to a local restaurant where we got to enjoy a great meal.

Lance Roark

United States
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Tour: #220667, SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Excellent tour of Quelez Palace and a nice lunch on the Atlantic coast in Sintra

Johanna Baeuerle

United States
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Tour: #88342, Johanna 12 and 13 Oct Lisbon/Sintra and Evora Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

I could not have had a better guide! So knowledgeable! So accommodating! And best of all a great person to spend several days with. Totally recommend Jose for a fascinating visit to Sintra, wineries, local restaurants, art museums and an overall tour of Lisbon sans crowds

Janet Kuzio

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

We loved our tour. Jose packed so much into a five hour tour including a stop for the best pasteis in Belem and a tapas lunch in a hidden restaurant. Jose has great depth of knowledge about Portuguese history and culture and is a great story-teller and all round nice man. He also does longer tours into the countryside and we will book one of those the next time we are in Portugal (and there will be a next time)

Hal Lewis

United States
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Tour: #95472, PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Very personable and knowledgeable. More of a conversation than a lecture, which we appreciated. Went the extra mile to show and tell us about our visit. Very highly recommended

Sangeetha G.

United States
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Tour: #95757, Sangeetha 20 Oct - Óbidos Medieval Town + Option to: Peniche or Nazaré, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Jose was very accommodating and knowledgeable on Portugal history. He is incredibly thoughtful- he took it upon himself to get the egg tarts for us to try, so we didn't have to wait in the long line and gave us a local music CD. Through his persistence we were able to secure a table at the restaurant of our choice. Thank you for showing us the many facets of Lisbon!

Edward Geehan

United States
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Tour: #220667, SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

We started out with a slight miscommunication concerning our pick up location, but ended up having a wonderful day. I highly recommend this tour and especially out guide, he was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable.

Steven Hogan

United States
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Tour: #88342, Valery 9 Sept Lisbon to Porto - Tour and Transfer, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Very well educated and accommodating. Most if all he laughed at my jokes. Comfortable drive in his Mbz. Extremely knowledgeable about Portugal.

Roslyn Heafitz

United States
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Tour: #174548, Heafitz 5 Sept Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Jose is a superb and thoughtful communicator who loves his city (and neighboring environs). He is bright and knowledgeable. He makes certain that the particular interests and requests of his clients are met. We enjoyed our day enormously and were impressed by his awareness of history, culture and architecture. We recommend him highly.

William Wright

United States
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Tour: #88342, William 11 August Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

Jose put together a great itinerary. He has a great grasp of what is important in telling a story - weaving the personalities and the historical perspective into a fascinating story. I always find it is the small sometimes obscure facts, those moments that seem tangential to the historical event that add color and reality. Jose knew when and how to insert comments those into his vignettes, enriching us as we wandered through the streets of Lisbon. He will not be disappoint.

Alan Lakomski

United States
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Tour: #88061, Porto to Aveiro (the Portuguese Venice) option to Coimbra Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Maxine Sarjeant

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon to Seville - Six Days Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

José is AMAZING!! We spent 6 days with him and he is hands down the best guide I have ever used. We spent 3 days with him in Lisbon, he then drove us to Seville where we toured for another 3 days. He is a wealth of information, a history buff, attentive to every detail, a great communicator and very, very entertaining! We had to make several changes to our itinerary but he was very adaptable. One of our party had some limitations and he was so caring towards him. We have made a friend for life in José.

Tammie Maloney

United States
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Tour: #156818, Lisbon to Évora Private Tour - Roman and Medieval Charming, Evora, Évora, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Jose was an excellent guide! He's very knowledgeable about everything Portugal and his English is very good. I would not hesitate to use him again.

Sherryl Altadonna

United States
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Tour: #156817, Sherryl29-30May19 - Lisbon - Sintra Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 29/19

One of the best tours we have ever had. Great information, knowledge and personality to go with it. Spent two full days and couldn't have asked for a better tour. We went from Lisbon to Obidos, Coimbra, Sintra and the city of Lisbon. Highly recommend!!!

David Gibson

Canada
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Tour: #95472, PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Thank you so much Jose for showing us Porto and Getxo. Without you we would never have enjoyed seeing all the marvelous historical and artistic sights in and around that area. The tiles in the train station were particularly fabulous. Also, thanks for explaining the history of port wine, and taking us to Taylor Port to sit in that lovely garden for a short time to taste. It was so helpful that you met us at the ship, and returned us there after. You are a really interesting guy. Gibson & Arnold

Bethe Pilch

United States
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Tour: #156817, PILCHE Porto to Lisbon 10 days Day Private Tour - Portugal, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Jose was absolutely a 5 star experience. He tailored our tour to our desires and always was trying to please us. Jose was our guide and 'friend' during an eight day tour through Portugal. He met us each morning and we discussed the day's plans. He is a very good driver and we felt safe. He has an amazing in depth knowledge of his country and was excited to share it with us.

Henry Ku

Hong Kong
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Michael Musgrave

Australia
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Tour: #95757, Lisbon to Óbidos + Option to: Peniche or Nazaré, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 9/19

A knowledgeable, pleasant, and very friendly man who could adapt to the needs of a diverse group of individuals, leaving all of us very happy.

Wendy Marcus

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 8/19

Linda G.

United States
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Tour: #76869, Linda 4 may Coimbra - Unesco and Cultural Heritage Private Tour, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Our guide was delightful, knowledgeable and very gracious in accomodating our schedule. I highly recommend using this person for other tours whether Porto, Lisbon or surrounding regions. This was our "only" specific" one-on- one tour for our travels and should have used Jose for other days. Kind regards. Linda and Steve

Vicki Born

La Crosse, WI, United States
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Tour: #156817, Vicki Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 2/19

We truly booked this tour at the last minute and could not have been more happy with the results. Jose was prompt, polite, and far more knowledgeable than most guides. As a second tour of the day, he picked us up at three and immediately started the grand tour of Lisbon. He would joke that he was filled with useless knowledge, but, speaking for myself, I plan to look up most of the small bits of knowledge that he shared so that I can more fully understand the history of this beautiful city. Ten stars!

Subhasish Dutta Chowdhuri

India
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Tour: #95472, Subhasish PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

The tour by Jose was awesome. Jose was very informative of the area and a very friendly person. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with him.

Maureen T.

United States
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Tour: #220667, Maureen 25 April SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Jose was a fantastic guide. He customized our day trip based upon our interests and our senior walking abilities. His stories were interesting and brought to life the sights and history of Lisbon and Sintra. Although the Pena Palace was crowded with holiday tourists, he was able to get us very close to the mountain top, and to quickly get admission tickets.

Susan Hathaway

United States
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Tour: #88342, Susan Hathaway 13 April Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

If you want an excellent tour of Lisbon and Sintra then Jose is the person to contact. He introduced us to his country, showed us more in a day then we could ever have seen by ourselves, took us beyond the tourist areas to the real Lisbon and to top it off we stopped at one of his favorite little restaurants for an amazing lunch. We all ordered something different but the fish he recommended was unbelievable. Thank you Jose for sharing your country with us! We will be back. Susan and Rick

Thomas Gray

United States
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Tour: #95472, Thomas 24 March PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

Jose is an excellent guide, very informative.

Thomas Gray

United States
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Tour: #158287, Thomas 27March 19 (Amarante, Régua Douro Valley Private Tour ...), Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

Would recommend Jose for anywhere in Portugal.

Thomas Gray

United States
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Tour: #76869, Thomas 24 March Coimbra - Unesco and Cultural Heritage Private Tour, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

Jose was very informative and on time. Would recommend him for anywhere in Portugal.

Kenneth Chepenik

United States
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Tour: #95472, PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

My wife, daughter and 14 year old grandson and I spent five hours walking with Jose through his native city of Porto, and it was memorable. Jose's conversational style brought to life the history, architecture, culture, myths and stories of the people of Porto. We especially appreciated his ability to keep our grandson engaged throughout the journey. I cannot think of a more pleasant way in which to learn of Porto than a walk with Jose; a most professional and engaging tour guide indeed.

Linda Stirling

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 21/18

Jose was a perfect guide for our interest in seeing the sights of Lisbon and learning more of its history. At the end of the day we felt like we've gained a friend as well as an outstanding tour. His tips for a Fado dining spot were the best!


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