Mike HerdUnited States
If you are visiting Porto, you have to stop in the Douro Valley for the views and Port Wines. We decided to book a private guide in order to get a personalized experience. Pedro picked us up from hotel at the scheduled time. On our ride to the Douro Valley, Pedro provided an in-depth description of Port Wines and the various distilling processes. Prior to visiting a picturesque Port Winery, we made stops at a few interesting locations. It was a very fun day and we'd highly recommend booking with Pedro.
Jody T.Forest, VA, United States
After 2 weeks of sunny, warm weather, we were hit with a cool, rainy morning in Porto. Pedro handled the situation with flexibility and charm! He was also able to customize our tour to include my interest in books ( Livraria Lello) and skip the line to enter! Throughout the day Pedro would point to the various landmarks we had passed in order to help us keep our bearings on Porto should we choose to return during our stay. Great introduction to a beautiful city....highly recommend this walking tour!!!!
Scott HaldiUnited States
Booking with Pedro for our private tour of Porto was one of the best travel decisions that we have ever made. Pedro asked us what our interests were & customized our tour to ensure that the day met our expectations. It actually exceeded them! Being from Porto, Pedro knew exactly where to take us for the best pastries, lunch, port, etc. We also saw many points of interest where the history & perspective he provided gave us a deeper understanding of what we were seeing. He is a friendly accommodating guide.
Gregg Ten EyckUnited States
Pedro was an engaging and knowledgeable guide; a gracious host sharing his enthusiasm and passion for Porto and Portugal. We recommend both Pedro as an individual guide, and Tours by Locals as a company. Muito obrigado, Pedro.
Amy EtzkornUnited States
We had a fantastic tour with Pedro. He was interesting and informative. We loved our visit to Sandman in the Douro Valley and had a delicious lunch. Pedro was more than willing to show us a bit of Porto but unfortunately we didn't have the time. We appreciated his offer to spend a little more time with us even though we couldn't take him up on it.
Pedro was fantastic. Not only did he enlighten us with the history of Portugal, he also set up a little picnic for us to have a delightful lunch by the pristine River Douro. That added effort was much appreciated. Pedro was so patient with my 83 year old mom. He sat with her while the rest of us went through the wine tour. He was helpful too. He dropped us off at an olive oil shop in Porto and proceeded to drop our port wines off at our hotel for us. In n that one day, Porto became a friend.
Our trip to the Douro Valley with Pedro was incredible. The scenery was probably the best of any wine region anywhere. Pedro made sure we did not miss anything and the tour of Sandeman was a highlight. Lunch recommendation was fantastic. We left the tour much wiser about the wines and the history. Thoroughly recommended.
Martin WeissUnited States
Pedro is absolutely terrific, perhaps the best guide of the many with whom we have worked. He knows the Porto area geographically in addition to the historically and culturally relevant issues of the area and Portugal in general. We had a wonderful time with him!
James HeringUnited States
Pedro was a wonderful guide. We adjusted the tour somewhat to suit our interests and all went smoothly. We now feel we have a friend in Porto who gave us several suggestions for how to spend out next two days. Pedfro even made a restaurant reservation for us and the result was a terrific meal to end a perfect day.
David NadolUnited States
Michael MarkerUnited States
Pedro is an amazing guide and person. Intelligent, energetic, knows history and culture and makes it fun and interesting. Easy to be with as he is very engaging. Highly recommend Pedro to others. Mike and Carol.
Antonia G.Coral Gables, FL, United States
Great tour and great guide! Pedro was very knowledgeable and took us to all points of interest in Oporto, including great panoramic views of the city. Also took us to a great little restaurant by the river for some amazing lunch. Highly recommend his tours.
Leanne R.Dallas, TX, United States
Pedro was the perfect guide. We spent the day getting to know the city of Porto and enjoyed every minute. Pedro is professional, conscientious and sincerely wants you to enjoy his tour. When we return to Porto, we will request Pedro to be our guide as we would like to explore other parts of the region.
Jeff LewisUnited States
This was our second day with Pedro and it was as enjoyable as the first. He took us all around the city, sharing details on the city's history as well as tips of food and shopping. I would highly recommend the restaurant he booked for lunch. You would not go unless you were a local. Thank you again, Pedro!
Jeff LewisUnited States
We would highly recommend Pedro to anyone wanting to visit the Douro Valley. His knowledge of the wine, cuisine and history of the area was exactly what we were looking for. Lunch at DOC was amazing. Thanks again, Pedro!
Wassim Abu HamadBahrain
The Douro Valley tour was our second tour with Pedro. It was truly spectacular. Pedro is a first class guide and, as with the Porto tour during the previous day, he was incredibly friendly, helpful, and patient. We had a fabulous river cruise, visited one of the top wineries, and had a wonderful lunch by the river. Again, we felt Pedro was one of our family. Very highly recommended tour guide and tour.
Wassim Abu HamadBahrain
Pedro is a fantastic guide and is highly recommend to anyone visiting Porto or its surrounding areas. He's very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. His tour was well planned and combined walking and driving around Porto. He is helpful beyond description and stays with you as long as necessary to make sure you are fully satisfied. We really felt he was a part of our family and never felt rushed during our tour. He really enjoys sharing his experience of Porto as a true local. Thanks Pedro.
Leigh KabaUnited States
Pedro was absolutely wonderful. His love for the city showed in his tour of the city. We had a great overview and were never rushed. Excellent!
Jeffrey MinkoffUnited States
We had a very nice tour with Pedro in Douro valley. He is very knowledable and accommodating. He is from Porto and loves it, the best kind of guide!
Steven ScottUnited States
We had a full day tour with Pedro who picked us up promptly from our hotel in his beautiful, clean car ready to tailor our tour to meet our needs. Both my husband and I feel like we got to see the entire city in 5 hours and were also able to find areas to explore in the days to come. We stopped at a local spot for a snack, got restaurant recommendations and even dropped us off at our new hotel. We would definitely recommend Pedro and this tour for a fabulous day in Porto. We got to see everything
Gregory P.United States
Pedro was great, we had a full and fun day. He really knows the area and its history. It was a pleasure to have him show us around, I would highly recommend him.
Lee EisenbergUnited States
Pedro was amazing. Kind and generous with his time. He sent us places to go our drive to Lisbon. We recommend him highly. He was the best guide we ever had.
Joan SofenUnited States
Ilya S.United States
Great tour, great guide and great city. Loved it. Highly recommend.
Pedro gave us a full experience about the history of Portugal, politics, social aspect, culture and gave us the authentic experience of Portuguese cuisine. He gave us a lot of information about other parts of Portugal we planned on visiting making us confident about the rest of our holiday. We connected with him at a personal level too and would love to have him over to our home if he visits Canada. We loved our tour of Porto with Pedro. Definitely 5 star! Prema ,Ontario, Canada
Steven MorrisUnited States
Pedro is a wonderful guide to see the country of Portugal with. My wife and I could not have had a better guide. His main concern was to be certain the trip was tailored to our desires and to be able to see and do as much as possible. He was kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. He went out of his way repeatedly to make certain we enjoyed our time in Portugal. As individuals who often travel by themselves I was surprised how much Pedro added to our having a great experience!!
Rose JohnsonUnited States
Pedro is an excellent guide - knowledgeable, kind, considerate & a very safe driver. He made sure everyone in our group was well looked after & his local knowledge & viewpoints gave a totally new dimension to the sights. Highly recommend using Pedro's services - you will leave Portugal having found a good friend with a very warm spirit!
Carole N.United States
Pedro was absolutely wonderful. He managed to show us everything we wanted to see and some extras that he felt were important. His pace was perfect for our needs. His knowledge and information made it a fantastic day in Porto.
Pedro obviously knows and loves his city, and he provided us with an excellent insider's view of Porto. With fluent English he educated and entertained us. Flexible and resposive to our interests, he also adapted easily to my limited mobility. We never anticipated that we could see and learn so much in one day, and we have wonderful memories - and photos - as a result.
Judie BudnickUnited States
If knowledge, personality, compassion and flexibility are what you want in a guide, Pedro O is just the person for you...he certainly was for us! We are sorry we didn't know that he guides Lisbon as well.
Daryl ReigelUnited States
Pedro was Informative and so flexible with changing his approach based on our conversation along the way. Delightful way to spend a day learning both the Gaia side as well as historic Porto center. Would be glad to visit with him again hopefully someday
Susan GarshonUnited States
Pedro was so very accommodating, personable and knowledgeable....he made our tour of Porto and the Douro valley unforgettable.
Ben S.United States
Pedro gave us a wonderful tour of Porto despite the challenge posed by the crowds and closed streets for the Red Bull air race. He is warm and knowledgeable. He is both interesting and is interested in his clients. He also demonstrated flexibility by tailoring the tour to cover our areas of interest. We recommend him highly.
Eunice F.New York, NY, United States
Our group of four all agreed that our tour of Porto was a great value. Pedro Oliveira had pride and enthusiasm for his city and it came through to us in his explanation of history, viewing of beautiful landscapes and sights. It certainly didn't hurt that Pedro directed us to a restaurant where we enjoyed wonderful cuisine of Portugal. We would all highly recommend Tours By Locals and Pedro Oliveira.
Pedro was an amazing guide- he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable- we were given a wonderful introduction to Porto- Pedro adjusted the tour to suit our needs perfectly.
Jonathan WeissUnited States
Pedro was amazing. One of the best guides we have ever had. His English is perfect. He is very knowledgeable, courteous, and all about the client ( makes you feel like a long time friend!). You can't do better! We all highly recommend Pedro.
Agnes G.United States
Pedro is a fantastic guide who accommodated our individual need for transportation from Lisbon to Porto and seeing important monuments on the way: Fatima , Coimbra etc . The next day we travelled together to Douro wine valley. Pedro was very knowledgable, well prepared , timely and entertaining . He has a big heart and shares the love for his region . It was a true pleasure and I would recommend using his services . Big thank you to Pedro !!!
Rosanne Viegas ShontzUnited States
Pedro is the best! Everyone should use him for the best tour
Pedro was delightful and thoughtful; he considered our every need. He taught us about the Douro Valley as he drove us there and surprised us with a river ride on a barco rabelo. He was prompt and managed our luggage as it was our last day in Porto. He dropped us off at the train depot in time to catch our train. He took time to email us some info sightseeing and restaurant recommendations for the days before and after our tour date. He was wonderful and managed every detail. We highly recommend him!
Allison KayeUnited States
Pedro was an absolutely wonderful guide! He had a great knowledge of the region and came ready to make sure we had a wonderful day. He was cheerful, warm and made our trip to Douro Valley one we will never forget. Thanks Pedro!!!
Barry G.United States
Pedro picked us up at the ship and we spent a very interesting day exploring the city of Porto and the area around it. Pedro is not only knowledgeable but he has a passion for making his tours reflective of the best of the area and what his clients(us, in this case) want to see and do. He is very caring and helpful. We had a great day and yummy lunch with local delicacies at a charming restaurant near the river. It was a perfect day with a perfect guide.
Jonathan KipnisUnited States
very enjoyable tour with Pedro. He was very very flexible and accommodating. I have nothing but great things to say about him.
Steven HillUnited States
Pedro was a wonderful, knowledgeable, thoughtful and considerate guide. It was a pleasure to spend a day with him and learn about Porto as well as his life in Porto.
Alex BoymUnited States
Alma HavericUnited States
The best part of traveling is really getting to know a place with someone who really lives there. Pedro not only shares his in-depth knowledge of all the historical and touristic features but takes time to share places that you won't find in any travel book. It was great exploring music, food and wine through his eyes. Thanks Pedro
Adriana CorderoCosta Rica
Sapna PatelUnited States
Pedro was great. Very accommodating to last minute requests like pick up and drop off times and places. And was giving us little bonus tours throughout. Overall - a super nice and great tour guide!
James R.United States
Pedro gave us a wonderful tour around Porto. We viewed many local sites and got a wealth of information about the area and its history, all of it most interesting. The tour of the winery capped off our time with a tasting. Really good tour with a really good guide and it is highly recommended.
Pedro is the best tour guide you could ask for. Friendly, relaxed, informative without being too detailed and boring, flexible, and attentive. Highly recommend him. - Celia
David HaytonTrinidad and Tobago
Pedro was an excellent guide and companion. 5 out of 5.
Delores JonesUnited States
Pedro was absolutely wonderfull for our group of 10! Somehow he managed to personalize this tour for everyone in our group, ages 70 thru 11. He always took time to point out what would be of interest to individuals. He said we could go at our own speed and we did; he was extraordinary!! We saw so many delightful things in one day and everyone was very happy. If we get to Portugal again we will always call on Pedro, he is a wonderful, personable, dedicated individual. Look no further, you'll be very happy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can I say to so beautiful words... as you are so kind and a simple person, I think it is best to just say ... Thank you! I am very pleased to know that everyone was happy, because this is the most important to me. All the best for you and your family in hope to see you again. Pedro
We really enjoyed the day with Pedro! It's more than to see buildings and monuments, it's really to get a better understanding and feeling empathy with a city and people. Pedro made this happen for us! Therefore many thanks again!
Pedro is an engaging guide who knows all facets of Porto very well. He was flexible in adjusting our tour as we went along, including a typical local lunch.Our 6-strong group very much liked his personable yet humble style and humour. You will not be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, What a great day! I have no words to say thank you for the way you all treated me! Once again I must say thank you for coming, for your kindness, sympathy and also say, it was a great pleasure have meet all of you. I do my best to provide everybody, great moments with every comfort and offering my humble affection. Many Thanks for coming and I hope to see you again. Warm regards, Pedro