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


Marsha Eben

United States
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Tour: #95757, Marsh 8,9,10,11 July - Coimbra to (via Óbidos) to Sintra, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

Marsha Eben

United States
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Tour: #95320, Marsha 6 July Porto/Aveiro/Coimbra - Venice of Portugal/Art Deco UNESCO Heritage Private Tour, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Marsha Eben

United States
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Tour: #95472, Marsha 2,3,4 July PORTO, Braga, Guimarães, Douro Valley Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Such good fortune to have met José at the NYT Travel Show! His knowledge and stories, his extensive planning and professionalism, along with his caring and cheerful companionship made our 8 days touring together amazing. We also had private tours tailored to our interests thanks to José making special arrangements. José took personal time to send suggested itineraries and restaurants for days on our own. We truly enjoyed getting to know José as a friend as much as we loved our trip through Portugal.

Lyanne L. Wassermann

Hollywood, FL, United States
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Tour: #95757, Lyanne 23june Tomar-Castelo Branco, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Again, Jose was magnificent! Regrettably I fell ill and he had to make a variety of arrangements for my care. I prefer not to go into details, suffice to say that we never have managed without Jose. Besides my own medical needs, he had to take care of cancelations of tour guides, hotels, etc. Sadly we never were able to go on the planned tours, but he had made wonderful plans which had to be canceled. The family will be forever grateful to Jose for his care and all his contacts in the medical field.

Lyanne L. Wassermann

Hollywood, FL, United States
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Tour: #174548, Lyanne 22 June - Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Jose is a fabulous guide. He made every effort to accommodate our requests including making plans to attend religious services in Lisbon. He was also very careful to make sure I was taken care of since my mobility was not up to normal due to a knee problem. His knowledge of Portuguese history was most welcome since we were hoping to learn as much as we could on the trip. We highly recommend him.

Robert Bailey

Reno, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Excellent Tour

Richard Bell

Calabasas, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Jose was terrific, accommodating our mobility challenges with more driving to the highlights of Lisbon. He has a great understanding of the history and current economic climate here. Excellent architectural tour. We had lunch in Sintra at a non-touristy spot and a special trip to the Palacio de Pena which capped off a great day. Jose knows how to maneuver through the crowds so we saw everything we wanted. Outstanding guide with perfect English. Best part of our trip to Lisbon.

Jeanette Robertson-Lomax

Australia
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Words cannot describe how wonderful our visit to Lisbon and Sintra was with Jose. We highly recommend him.

Gary Uyemura

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Edward Sessler

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 23/18

Jose was highly informed and taught us a great deal regarding history. His English was very good had a great sense of humor. He was very mindful of our wishes and adjusted accordingly. We would be happy to recommend him to anyone.

Diane Provenz

United States
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Tour: #158287, Goodman 6 and 7 May Porto and Douro Valley 2 Day Private Tour, Vila Real, Vila Real, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Jose went above and beyond to ensure that our tours went well and that we were shown the best of Porto. Before he picked us up at our hotel, he had a minor accident unloading another client's car. He injured his leg and appeared using a make-shift cane. Although he was in apparent pain that did not deter him from taking us around this beautiful city. He was knowledgable and offered insights into the history and culture. Jose never complained and was a true trooper despite his apparent injury.

Walter Pagel

United States
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Tour: #220667, SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Jose led us through a beautiful Sintra palace, describing its features in considersble and engaging detail. Though he was injured and not able to climb the ramparts at the next palace, our lunch afterward was delightful. He described the traditions behind the food we ate and took obvious ple asure in our enjoyment of Portuguese cuisine.. His familiarity with obscure aspects of American culture made our lunch with him especially enjoyable.

Alan Stone

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Lisbon was the coolest city and we are so glad we visited and toured with Jose on our 1st day! Jose knew the history of the city and as well as all of the special places that are part of a beautiful area. Our afternoon stop to Sintra was also special... incredible! We recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon and the area. We hope to get back soon so we can tour Porto, Fatima and other areas with Jose.

June Ann Sauntry

United States
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Tour: #220667, June 27 March - SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Jose was very knowledgeable and able to provide full information about the sites we visited, plus finding a wonderful restaurant for us in Sintra. But most important, he was very flexible in adapting the tour to our schedule, interests, and abilities, and went above and beyond to make things easier for one of our group who had a little trouble with some of the walking, stairs, etc. I think Jose is an ideal guide, and I would highly recommend him.

Zachary Wolf

United States
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Tour: #88342, Zachary-12March Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Jose was incredible today. He spoke perfect English, gave perfect recommendations and created a memorable experience. He is also great taking pictures. Would refer him to anyone coming to Lisbon.

Ellen Casey

United States
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Tour: #158287, Ellen 5 March Porto to Douro Valley Private Tour (Amarante, Régua any other destination...), Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

Ellen Casey

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 4/18

Lauren Smith

United States
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Tour: #253701, Lauren - 26Dec 2017-Fátima Sanctuary - Departures from Lisbon or any other place ion Portugal - Mercedes Benz Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 26/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Lauren Smith

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lauren - 24 Dec 2017 Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon and Sintra , what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 24/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Megan Williams

United States
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Tour: #88342, Megan 16 Nov - Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 16/17

Jose was an amazing tour guide. He's so knowledgeable about everything - from the history, architecture, food and wine. I would highly recommend using him as a guide on your trip to Portugal.

Lisa Ball

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

Jose is an excellent and friendly guide. I highly recommend him.

Tracy Bracken

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

We had a wonderful tour with José, which included a brief history of Portugal to put various sights into context, stops in various historic neighborhoods for walking tours, Belem and the monastery, Sintra (where we had an excellent lunch), and views of the entire city of Lisbon from several overlooks. Most importantly, we had the opportunity for in-depth discussions with José about his beautiful city and its people. José was very flexible about the itinerary, but we did well following his itinerary.

Lisa Ball

United States
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Tour: #88342, 10 Oct - Lisa Ball - Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Jose was very kind and knowledgeable. He was an asset to our welcome in Lisbon! Many thanks to him for a great tour!

Andrew Boesel

United States
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Tour: #220667, BOESEL 9 Oct - SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Our day with Jose was great - saw parts of Lisbon that we had not seen and had a lovely day in Sintra. Learned a lot about the history and culture. Would highly recommend this outing for others.

Frances Hallonquist

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

We spent two days with Jose in stunning Lisbon. Jose was an attentive and most knowledgeable guide. We saw all the major highlights. I loved the tile museum and Jose took us to an excellent tile maker shop at our request. We had a delicious lunch as a local restaurant on a hill where they barbecue your meat selection right in the open covered pavilion area. Jose was very effective in getting around Lisbon traffic and finding parking. Thanks, Jose for two memorable days!

Randy P.

United States
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Tour: #88342, Randy - 17/SETLisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Charles Miller

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

Jose was a great host for us in Lisbon. He picked us up from the cruise ship and then gave us a very enjoyable tour of the main points of interest in Lisbon with enough time for the ladies to shop a little and for us to get to enjoy the local cuisine. During our nice lunch Jose took a map, marked and showed us where we could go on our own , near our hotel, for additional shopping and great food. This made for a great next day when we were on our own. Thanks for a great day in Lisbon.

Freyda Komito

United States
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Tour: #95472, PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

José is a most pleasant and interesting person. We toured Oporto with him, on foot and in his vehicle. He is a wealth of information. He took us to a fish restaurant frequented by locals. It was not a tourist restaurant. We had the best sea bass , grilled over charcoal. He made our xperience in Oporto worthwhile.

Janice Knox

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Janice Hudson

United States
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Tour: Enchanted Sintra & Noble Cascais, a royal fairytale 6h, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Sep 8/17

Stephen Varipatis

United States
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Tour: #158287, Porto to Douro Valley Private Tour (Amarante, Régua any other destination...), Vila Real, Vila Real, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

We very much enjoyed our tour with Jose! He was very professional yet friendly and easy to converse with. He was attentive to our tour requests, returned our emails quickly, and arranged reservations for lunch at a lovely restaurant. We would highly recommend a tour with Jose!

Thomas Matson

United States
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Tour: Sintra and Lisbon in One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Sep 3/17

Jose was simply outstanding! He is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. He goes above and beyond to make it an excellent tour. Bravo, Jose!

Thomas Sullins

United States
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Tour: #95472, PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Jose was very personable and professional and got us around with limited time. Last stop was a terrific local restaurant and I mean local. No tourists and no Americans there and it was great.

Nancy Shelmon

United States
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Tour: Lisbon - Dinner, Wine & by Night Private Tour (Food), Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Aug 30/17

What a wonderful evening and dinner with Jose! He has so much knowledge of the city, culture and food.

Michael Rubel

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

Jose was great - very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and committed. He brings a highly unusual level of intelligence and insight into his work!

William Scott

United States
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Tour: #156817, Bill Scott - Lisbon, what really matters and Food Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

Very nice tour. Jose was very knowledgable and engaging. We took the tour in the afternoon after just arriving in Lisbon. I don't recommend this as we were very sleepy. Because we had to catch our cruise the next morning, the afternoon after arrival was the only time we could go. For proper enjoyment, I recommend setting aside more time after arrival before booking a tour.

Gerry Giesler

Greensboro, GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 26/17

Jose was on time and had a very high level of knowledge about Lisbon and Sintra. We enjoyed our tour very much.

Veronica Laurenzano

Argentina
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Tour: #95757, Veronica 11,12,13 Julio - Lisbon, Obidos, Coimbra, Porto, Douro Valley, Braga, Guimaraes, Santiago, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

It was a great tour! Jose is a very well-educated gentleman, very capable and very kind. He took us to see beautiful sites of Porto. Always friendly, willing to help, and patient. A wonderful experience! We are very grateful to Jose! Thank you very much and greetings!

Carrie Sharp

United States
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Tour: #253701, Carrie Sharp 10july - Fátima Sanctuary - Departures from Lisbon or any other place ion Portugal - Mercedes Benz Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

Jose was very accommodating to our wants and need as first time tourist to Portugal, Jose finding the perfect restaurant for us to enjoy the foods of Portugal. Very knowledgeable about the tour of the church. We would highly recommend Jose .

Robin Braver

United States
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Jose was friendly,warm,informative and fun...took us by car and foot to each of the major sites...even running in to get us the famous pastries by the monastery(so we wouldn't have to wait on line)...added in the few remaining Jewish sites left that we had asked about...HIGHLY recommend spending a day touring with this brilliant philosopher historian turned your guide!

Barbara Wolfort

United States
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Jose was a delight to be with. He is knowledgeable and eager to share his insight on many topics. His personal experiences with travel clearly add to his understanding of his clients. Jose is easy to be with and immediately makes you feel comfortable and cared for.

Meta Scharre

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

Our excursion of Lisbon was fascinating and delicious! Jose was knowledgeable and professional in conducting the tour. We appreciate his sense of humor and kindness

Diane Steiner

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

I've traveled all over the world, using guides from tours by locals as well as guides recommend by hotels. Jose was definitely one of the best guides I've ever had . He asked us (I was traveling with my 22 year old granddaughter) what we we were interested in seeing/doing and he tailored the day to meet our interests. He knew exactly where we should eat lunch, where we should shop, and which sights would interest us. We were so sad to say good bye.

Nelida Flatow

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Jose is everything a guide should be, friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and willing to go above and beyond. We learned a a lot about Portugal from him. I would definitely book him and recommend him to anyone going to Portugal. It was a fabulous day.

Debbie Hanrahan

Epping, NSW, Australia
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Tour: Debbie 14/6Lisbon - Dinner, Wine & by Night Private Tour (Food), Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Jun 14/17

A wonderful way to experience the city and a great night out.

Brenda H.

BC, Canada
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Tour: #156817, Brenda Harcott 11/6 - Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Wonderful custom tour by José. He made sure our tour got us to the spots we asked for, despite some crazy traffic and crowds. He is very knowledgable about the history of Lisboa and the sights and monuments. Enjoyed our afternoon and very happy with the experience.

Jim Smith

United States
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Tour: Lisbon - Walking like a local, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Jun 11/17

We like taking private tours - it is a great way to get to know a foreign city especially with two teenagers. We've been on four of these (two in Portugal, two in Italy). We always have very knowledgeable guides. Jose C. stood out. He not only knew the history of the city but exuded a passion for the Lisbon (and he would probably be a great guide for Porto). Had we not already booked a guide in Porto I would have asked Jose to give the tour there as well!

Sherwood Sterling

Indio, CA, United States
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Tour: #95472, PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

Jose provided a very interesting and thoughtful tour of Porto, including both walking and driving portions. He was very helpful in educating us about the history of Portugal and tbe area. Had a wonderful lunch. Only caution is his car is a little cramped for 4 persons.

Kjeld S.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #88342, Spillett 1june Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

We had a fantastic day out with José, who tailor made our day out to suit our accessibility needs (one of us uses a wheelchair) and our special interests (One of us wanted to ride on the tram in Sintra!) He is helpful, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and has a very relaxed approach to the day, adapting it, if necessary, as the day progressed. We would recommend him.

Gail Fisher

United States
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Tour: Lisbon - Dinner, Wine & by Night Private Tour (Food), Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: May 31/17

Jose was the best. He was fun, informative, insightful. He went out of his way to make sure we saw a Fado show when we requested it at the last minute. We all love the restaurant he took us to . Everything was better than we could have expected

Terry Drake

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Excellent experience. On time. great knowledge of details, history, etc. Chose terrific location for lunch. Fun and strongly recommend him.

Mary Johnson

Brookfield, WI, United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 23/17

Excellent tour!

Richard Weinberg

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Wonderful tour great guide, very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend without hesitation Jose Cardoso. It was a great day, my wife and I had a great experience and a lot of fun.

Susan Comfort

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 14/17

We only had one day in Lisbon and we were fortunate enough to spend it with Jose. He was very personable and provided us with valuable information about Lisbon and Sintra. He gave a constant commentary and went out of his way to show us things of interest. When the rain started, he had umbrellas for the 4 of us. He suggested a lovely place for lunch and there acted as our food guide. We really enjoyed our day with him. He is very knowledgeable, personable and great guide. Thank you!

Mary Perrault

United States
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Tour: #88342, 12 may Sintra and Cascais One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 12/17

What an amazing day. Felt like I was visiting a good friend in his town. José is genuine, friendly knowledgeable, accommodating and maybe a miracle worker, I was feeling under the weather and he helped me find the right practitioner to help. His suggestions were top notch and right on for what I wanted. Great conversation about many topics and always making sure I was happy. I will return and ask for José again.

Steven Hill

United States
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 11/17

Jose is a very knowledgeable and conversant guide. His English is excellent as well. He was extremely helpful in handling a personal problem that arose during our visit to Lisbon

Poh Leong Lim

Malaysia
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Jose is comprehensive, friendly and accommodative.Would not hesitate to use him again in Lisbon.

Roger Overturf

United States
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Tour: #220667, SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 3/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Rudolph Janis

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 2/17

Jose was an outstanding tour guide and shared his extensive knowledge of Lisbon with us. Viewing the old city from the car is difficult due to the traffic. Parking and walking was limited. The tour through the newer parts of Lisbon and the trip out to Sintra were beautiful and fun. Our stop for lunch gave us an opportunity to sample some Portuguese food which was wonderful. The visit to the castle is like a fairy book story. It is a must-see item. This tour wet our desire to comeback to Portugal.

Linda H.

United States
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Tour: #220667, SINTRA - What really matters - Private Tour-Privatetour-Mercedes, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 1/17

It was a holiday which made things crowded with lots of other tourists by Jose worked around that to give us a nice tour and general background info on Portugal

Catherine JOhnston

United States
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Tour: Lisbon Tour (Afternoon/Evening) + Sintra+Lisbon by day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Apr 20/17

Jose was absolutely wonderful! He was extremely flexible and accommodated our constant adjustments to the schedule. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and cultural importance of each of the places we visited and helped us get a broad sample of all the sights around the Lisbon area including 2 days outside of Lisbon to see Sintra, Cascais, Obidos and sea side fishing village. Best of all, he is a culinary expert and took us to hidden treasures well away from the regular tourist restaurants

Sarann Kraushaar

United States
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Jose was a wonderful guide. He gave us the comprehensive overview of Lisbon that we requested. He is very knowledgeable and can answer almost any question. He is charming and pleasant to be with and took us to a fabulous local restaurant for lunch.

Alexander Petrov

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95757, Sintra + Lisbon to Óbidos and Airport Combined Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

Lee Stockwell

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

Charming, knowledgeable and patient on a packed holiday weekend. We covered a good deal of ground and learned a lot.

Alexander Petrov

United Kingdom
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Jose was terrific in his knowledge of the city and his ability to accommodate the schedule to our interests and needs on the spot. I would recommend him to anyone wishing to look at Lisbon and its surroundings.

Sandra Davidson

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon (City and Jewish Sites) and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Jose was absolutely terrific. Very knowledgeable and has a wonderful personality, friendly and humorous. It was a great pleasure to spend the entire day with him. He is was very mindful of what we wanted to see and clever in avoiding crowded periods and traffic to make the most use of our time. Moreover, he was very helpful in giving us tips for touring on our own later on.

Donna Apisa

United States
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Tour: #95757, Lisbon to Óbidos, with option to: Fátima,Nazaré, Peniche or Batalha Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

Jose is extremely knowledgeable, courteous and fun. We had a fabulous day with him. Highly recommend this tour with Jose.

Donna Apisa

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

Jose is the BEST!! He knows the history and how to share it.

Donna Apisa

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Jose gave us a personal tour of Lisbon, going out of his way to customize it to our special requests, stopping by an office I wanted to see, etc.

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: #156818, Sasanka 17 Feb Lisbon to Évora Private Tour - Medieval Charming, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

A beautiful sunny day invited us to come out early from the hotel. Jo was waiting already and we headed north to Óbidos, a sleepy fortified city with Roman heritage. Once there, we spent more than the double the time we planned initially. Jo was in tune with us and ever accommodating. Small alleys and cobbled streets with a surprise waiting at every turn.. was to difficult to turn back until our stomach gave a warning sign. No problem said Jo... and we were in a small fishing village Peniche :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sasanka and Tuktuk. It was a pleasure to make the trip to Óbidos a nice experience for you. I really enjoyed!

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: #95757, Sasanka-16 Feb Lisbon to Óbidos, Fátima, Nazaré or Batalha Combined Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 16/17

Évora, a drive to south, cutting through lush green miles pinned with Olive and Cork trees until we reached our final destination... MARIA LUÍSA the restaurant serving local food with extreme care and personal touch. Then slow walk through the city and the historic sites Roman Temple and Chapel of Bones. Thanks Jose for everything :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sasanka and Tuktuk. It was very special meeting you!

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: #88342, Sasanka- 15 Feb Lisbon nightlights and local gastro - Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

It was our first time in Portugal & first night in Lisbon. Picked up from airport by José, who became our Jo from the first moment. We checked in to our hotel and then rushed lazily to the beautiful city and watched it passed by the night. A stop in Bairro do Avillez, courtesy Jo again, to have the smell and taste of Portuguese cuisine all promised that we are going to have a great holiday for next 3 days. Thanks Jose, we love your country. Tuktuk & Sasanka

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sasanka and Tuktuk. You are very kind and a very delicate gourmands. It was a honnor. All the best!

Herbert Wayne Hanna

Canada
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Tour: #76869, Coimbra - Unesco and Cultural Heritage Private Tour, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jan 7/17

Herbert Wayne Hanna

Canada
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jan 4/17

Fernando Cadavid

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 28/16

I simply couldn't have imagined my first visit to Portugal being this amazing! This is greatly due to my tour guide José. Not only was the actual tour an incredible experience, exactly what I was looking for (to truly feel a part of the Portuguese experience), but he inspired me to do so much more while in this gorgeous country. He painstakingly took the time to write down very detailed instructions as to how to best approach doing all of the different activities; he truly went above & beyond, Obrigado

Timothy Lin

Hong Kong
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Tour: #76869, Coimbra - Unesco and Cultural Heritage Private Tour, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

Katharine Diehl

Mooresville, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 24/16

Jose provided a truly unique and wonderfully paced tour for myself, my husband and another couple on a Thanksgiving Day, 24/11/16. Jose offered a genuine relaxing pace to tour the key districts areas of Lisbon and ensured that the points of interest for architecture, and history were demonstrated with in depth knowledge and explanation. We learned so much more with Jose's expertise and also enjoyed his sense of humor and background stories. We were honored to have Jose as our guide in Liboa!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You a very gentle group. Thank you for the experience! :)

Celia Feinstein

United States
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Tour: #95757, Lisbon to Óbidos, Nazaré and Peniche Combined Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 16/16

Jose was awesome. He is knowledgeable, engaging and an awesome guide. He customized our tour well to meet our preferences. We would do it again without hesitation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. You are a very, very funny group! :). I really enjoyed!

Penny Terhar

United States
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Tour: #88061, Porto - Aveiro (the portuguese Venice)- Coimbra Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 29/16

Jose was a very interesting guide with a vast knowledge of the area and many other subjects. His flexibility was wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I hope you've enjoyed the wine in the ship! :)

James Spencer

United States
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Tour: #95472, PORTO - What really matters for a one day Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 28/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Enkhee Purev

Portugal
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

Jose was very respectful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He is flexible to adjust to your schedule. He taught me a lot of Portuguese history, customs, food, architecture. Really enjoyed my visit thanks to Jose.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. You are very kind and very interested and interesting person.

Ruth B.

Lexington, KY, United States
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Michael Dyett

Mill Valley, CA, United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - Architects, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

Jose did an extremely professional tour or modern architectural work, working off and expanding on a list of Siza and De Moura buildings we wanted to see. Punctual, prepared and efficient. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! it was very nice to meet you!

Becky MacMillan

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Four of us toured with José at the end of our cruise. José picked us up at the cruise terminal and helped us get our luggage to our hotel before we set off. We asked him to show us the best of Lisbon, which he did. In discussing the tour, he asked us if we were interested in Sintra. We agreed and headed to the Pena Palace. What a fantastic decision! A spectacular site, followed by lunch at a hotel José recommended. José was professional and insightful, and spoke great English. A great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you or your king words. It was a pleasure touring you! best regards, Jose

Paula Cocozza

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 8/16

Jose was a delightful and knowledgable tour guide. He is so flexible and accommodating - it was exactly what we wanted on our first trip to Lisbon. There is nothing better than meeting a stranger who becomes a friend�� thank you Jose for sharing your beautiful city with us, we cannot wait to return!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula and Keith, thank you! You are a wonderful couple full of good energy and good sense of humor. I hope yo meet you soon! :) Jose

William A.

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

Fabulous tour and Jose was very flexible with tour plan. Really got a good sense of Lisbon and helped us set up subsequent exploration through the city. Jose, our guide, gave us a great understanding of Lisbon's and Portugal history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. and Mr. Wood! You are a delightful couple and very interested in meetting other cultures. Thank you! Jose

Larry Tedesco

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Our guide Jose was fabulous. Our tour was more than we expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Larry Thank you for your words and for trusting your group inmy tour. I am very happy you like it. Thank you! Jose

Bernard Piper

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

What a wonderful experience! Jose is a great guide and extremely knowledgeable about different eras of Lisbon's history. Also, he knew we had limited time, so he maximized what we saw. What I think made the experience above and beyond a great tour is that you felt like you were travelling with a friend. Jose is extremely personable and provided very good advice. He more than once told me to simply text him if we had questions on our 2nd day in Lisbon, and he made sure I got good port at a good price!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernie, It was very nice to tour such a well prepared and organized travelers. It was fantastic that you have already read and know so much about Portugal history, before the tour starts. That really helped on getting in to all our centuries of history and take the best benefit o it. You are a true professional traveler :) All the best for both of you! Jose

Donna Lundy

United States
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 16/16

We were lucky to be Jose's 100th tour and he made it count. He is a genuine person who truly cares about accommodating his guests as he arranged last minute special details for us. I give JOSE my highest recommendation and know others will be thrilled with him as their guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Donna! You and your mother were such a nice travelers. It was very nice to see how much you care about her :) All the best! Jose

Dale OMeara

Australia
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Tour: #95757, Lisbon to Óbidos, Batalha and Coimbra finishing in Porto, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 8/16

Jose was fantastic. He was so informative and was able to answer all of our questions. Nothing was too much trouble. We loved the tour and would recommend him to all our friends. His suggestions on places to visit were perfect. Jose english was brilliant. He also provided us with information for the rest of our visit which was so valuable. Thanks and we can't wait to do another tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to show to you all the little hidden places of Portugal. Next time we cover another area! :)

Barbara Wolfe

Portugal
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 7/16

Very knowledgable and entertaining!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Barbara! It was a very funny tour :) All the best or you!

Henry Zawada

United States
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Tour: #88342, Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 26/16

Jose was a very knowledgeable tour guide about the Sintra area. He is easily understood and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all! It's been two awesome days! You are a super group :) All the Best! Jose

Henry Zawada

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 25/16

Jose was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable about Lisbon. He is highly recommended and speaks very good English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all! It's been two awesome days! You are a super group :) All the Best! Jose

Hicham Ahmed

United States
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Tour: #174548, Lisbon - City and Jewish Sites Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 19/16

Great visit.. First time in Lisbon & we loved the city & tour.. Jose was great guide with great knowledge & very friendly.. He customed our tour & we added Palacio da Pena to our tour.. Beautiful city. We look forward to returning to Lisbon again & enjoying other tours with Jose.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You are a very friendly couple and it was very nice to tour you :) I hope to meet you in your next trip to Portugal! All the best! José

Judy Speas

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 30/16

Jose was a fantastic tour guide. He was totally flexible and adjusted the tour to meet our interests. He gave us insights to living in Portugal today and was very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch where we had the opportunity to try speciality dishes. Jose was very personable and is highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy and Paul, it was really a pleasure to meet you and testify your cultural curiosity and personal humanity. Our mission, as Tour By Locals guides, is to make you feel that a friend is sharing with you the treasures of a country's people and culture with safety and comfort. All the best and maybe next time you will visit Porto and the North. :)

Ben Feldman

United States
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Tour: #156817, Lisbon - One Day Private Tour - Lisbon, what really matters, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 26/16

Jose was a wonderful guide. He took us to several incredible sites and as a bonus because we we having such a good time and we were ahead of schedule, he took us out to Sintra. We also had an amazing lunch with Jose at a Cafe he recommended. We would highly recommend Jose, it was just an amazing way to get to experience Lisbon!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! You have a great family with lots o laughs, love and good humor. You should start your own TV show: The Happy Family! All the best! Jose

Jill McCleary

Cypress, TX, United States
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Tour: #88342, Jill 30 May Lisbon and Sintra One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 30/16

Excellent day. Jose is very courteous and knowledgeable. He gave us choices and excellent options. I would highly recommend to my own friends and family. Thanks for wonderful memories of Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill, Thank you very much for your kind words. I will appreciate your recommendations and you can trust that I will deal with your family and friends the same way. Thank you! All the best! Jose

Sherry C.

United States
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Tour: #88342, 26 May Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 26/16

We had a great day touring Lisbon and Sintra with Jose. He is extremely knowledgeable, was able to answer all of our questions and gave us some great history of the area. He was very willing to adjust the tour to any of our needs and even gave us a bit of shopping time that we requested. The restaurant that he suggested for lunch was great and fulfilled our wish for seafood. He was very caring and was more than willing to please.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherry, Thank you all for the privilege of meeting such a nice family. :) The recipes (Custards and others) will go through email. Let me know the results :) All the best. Jose

Sandra King

United States
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Tour: Sandra King - 17 may Lisbon Royal Palaces Private Tour (Lisbon and Sintra), Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: May 17/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a pleasure to tour you! Best regards from Portugal!

Shirley Lowe

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Jose provided an excellent tour while fighting a cold. He provided audio tour headsets at the National Palace of Queluz since he didn't feel that he could provide a running commentary. Later at the Park and Palace of Pena, Jose provide umbrellas due to the threat of rain. His commentary regarding the history of the country and of the buildings was valuable in understanding their development and importance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your understanding. It was a pleasure. Best regards. Jose