Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Porto-Portugal by Tour Guide Orquídea (Guide #8474)


Stuart Garrette

United States
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Tour: #155615, Guimaraes (unesco) and Braga - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

Orquidea was excellent for our Guimarães and Braga tour. We were 3 couples of seniors traveling together. She paced us well and we saw many sights and heard her stories. She found an excellent local restaurant that we really enjoyed. I would recommend her to anyone interested in a private tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and comments, it was a pleasure to host you! All the best. Obrigada! Orquidea

Melissa R.

United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Oct 26/18

Our day with Orquidea was fantastic. It was such fun and interesting to spend the day together. She is knowledgeable about history, politics, architecture, really everything Porto! We had a great lunch in a nearby small fishing village. She managed the hills, tight streets and hills in Porto in her comfortable car with ease. She made us dinner reservations and a reservation to see the library in Coimbra the next day. Thank you, this was the highlight of our Porto visit!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, it was lovely to host you here! Obrigada, Orquidea

Lana D.

Canada
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Tour: #132840, Jewish Heritage in Porto - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Orquídea. She was enthusiastic, a pleasure to be with, very informative and she spoke excellent English. She drove us to sites on the outskirts of Porto (she is an amazing driver - superbly navigating the narrow, hilly streets of Porto in a spacious, clean van) but we were also able to tour most places on foot. We learned a lot about the history of Porto and Portugal (with an emphasis on Jewish history). We highly recommend Orquídea as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your comments and rating. It was a pleasure to host you here, allowing you to see the best of my city. Thank you, obrigada! Orquidea

Chrysalyn Tolentino

Canada
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Tour: Santiago Compostela (UNESCO) from La Coruña - Shore Excursion, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Date: Sep 29/18

Orquidea was superb! She paced the tour to ensure that my husband, who walks with a cane, could participate in the tour. She gave a thorough background information on the sites and made sure we enjoyed our lunch. Thanks to Orquidea!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to host you, thank you for the great day! All the best, Orquidea

Benjamin R.

Canada
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Experience - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 26/18

We had originally booked this tour with another guide but at the last minute that guide had to cancel. Orquídea stepped in less than 48 hours before our tour and ensured we had a wonderful experience. Orquídea is reliable, friendly and knowledgeable. She planned a fun day in Amarante (sight-seeing, coffee) and at a small port producer in the Douro Valley (guided tour, tasting, lunch). I would whole-heartedly recommend Orquídea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and host you on this tour. Muito obrigada! Orquidea

Bryan Gortikov

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Experience - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 9/18

was a nice tour but 1) orquidea didnt show up (she switched us to someone else at the last minute) and 2) the person who did show up, while she was very lovely, was not very knowledgeable about what we were doing. Basically was just a driver.

Philippa Fisher

Australia
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Tour: Douro Valley Custom Wine Experience - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Aug 16/18

We had a beautiful day in the Douro Valley with Orquidea providing great insights along the way. The itinerary was designed just for us to reflect our requests to meet a winemaker, see Roman villages and to visit some beautiful gardens. All these requests were met with excellent choices and a delicious, and huge, lunch at a restaurant overlooking the river. Orquidea handled the holiday traffic pressure far better than we might have and was a wonderful guide. We highly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muito obrigada! It was a pleasure to host you on this custom tour to the beautiful Douro Valley. All the best, Orquidea

Umasree Polepeddi

India
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Another wonderful day touring the valley. Orquidea is very informative, pleasant and made the tour fun. Would recommend her to friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada for your rating, it was a pleasure!

Umasree Polepeddi

India
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Excellent tour with a guide who is so considerate of the tourist. Would recommend her to friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was great to host to here and show you my beautiful city! All the best, Orquídea

Lauri Portz

United States
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Tour: Two border Countries tour from Vigo - Private Shore Excursion, Vigo, Galicia, Spain
Date: Jul 26/18

Our tour with Orquieda was great! I highly recommend this tour and guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about the towns and culture. The scenery was gorgeous, the stops were interesting. All in all delightful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your rating and comments. I’m happy that you enjoyed your tour, it was lovely to host you here! Obrigada, Orquidea

Robert Tuider

Arlington, VA, United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

There is so much to see in the Douro Valley, but our tour guide Orquidea did a great job showing us what we could see in the one day that we had. Orquidea was flexible making adjustments per our request to see a particular type of winery. In short, a great day with a great tour guide!

Robert Tuider

Arlington, VA, United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Orquidea met us as scheduled, was informative, pleasant, and professional. She knows her city and we were very pleased not only with the tour, but also with our choice of tour guide. :)

Claire Raper

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Tasting, River Cruise & Mateus Palace - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 21/18

Our guide was amazing! She was even early to pick us all up! She was knowledgeable about the area, engaging, funny and accommodating. When one of our group had to stop to use the restroom, she found a lovely cafe overlooking a castle! She even made reservations for a few restaurants for us for other days during our stay! The whole days was fantastic and lots of fun. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your comments. I had a great time with your party, obrigada! Orquidea

Fred Harrell

United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 19/18

Orquídea is fantastic! Very knowledgeable and just a lot of fun to be with... we recommend without reservation and would definitely hire her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. It was my pleasure! All the best, Orquidea

Patricia Tiller

Australia
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Tour: Douro Valley Premium Wine Tasting - Private Tour, Vila Real, Vila Real, Portugal
Date: Jun 17/18

Lovely tour of two wineries in the Duoro Valley - relaxed pace and well priced wines.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and comments. Obrigada!

June B.

United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 11/18

We had a lovely tour given by Orquidea in Oporto in June 2018. She is very knowledgeable, a pleasure to be with, and accommodating. We would highly recommend her as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate your kind words. It was wonderful to meet you and show you around. All the best, Orquidea

Robert High

United States
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Tour: Porto (UNESCO) Walking & Cruising - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 5/18

Orquidea was amazingly knowledgeable about the history of Porto and shared a lot of great anecdotal information.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada! It was lovely to host you here. Kind regards, Orquidea

Mark Brown

United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 2/18

Orquídea was a very competent and enjoyable guide. It was a group of only 4 of us, so the transportation was very comfortable and convenient. She was flexible in terms of what we wanted to do and the amount of walking, and very cognizant of our time limitations due to the ship's limited time in port - we wish we could have spent more time visiting the beautiful and interesting city of Porto. The stop for the port tasting (we did not have time for a tour) was very informative and the highlight of our tour

Beth Livingstonhakes

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Experience - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: May 30/18

A fabulous day made better by our guide. Impeccable lunch and wine tasting, enjoying the estate, Vineyard dogs, beautiful scenery and learning about Portuguese ports and wines!

Beth Livingstonhakes

United States
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Tour: Porto to Lisbon (or Lisbon to Porto) Day Transfer - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: May 29/18

Orquidea is so lovely, charming and knowledgeable. She truly understood what we wanted to experience and made it happen.

William Glasgow

United States
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Tour: Private Tour Transfer: Porto-Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: May 8/18

Orquidea is energetic and enthusiastic. Very knowledgeable about the nuances of Portugal and loves her home city of Porto. She makes you want to experience it.

Michael Nowak

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Tasting, River Cruise & Mateus Palace - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Apr 13/18

Tour was terrific with two good wineries and a private lunch overlooking the viniard at one winery. Orquídea is very knowledgable and did an excellent job showing us the high points of Douro Valley.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, it was lovely to host you! Obrigada!

Steven Erickson

Netherlands
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Mar 24/18

Very knowledgeable and flexible during the tour. Showed us some great places that we very much enjoyed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you fir your comments. I too, enjoyed hosting you here. All the best! Orquidea

Hope Cassano

United States
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Tour: Obidos to Porto Day Transfer - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Mar 15/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating. It was a pleasure to host your family. Obrigada!

Roberto Moya

Mexico
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Great guide, made everything possible when we asked her . Totally recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, it was great to host you! Gracias!!!

David Barclay

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Orquídea led us on a wonderful tour of Porto in less than ideal weather conditions. Her English and knowledge are superb and you will thoroughly enjoy her tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for being such great sports, although the weather did not cooperate, it still was a great time. Thanks for your kind rating and booking. All the best, happy new year!

Lauren Smith

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, it was great to host you! Obrigada!

Gladell P.

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

This tour is awesome! Orquidea picked me up from the airport then drove me to the city where we toured mainly by walking. I like the relaxed pace and her care on important details particularly about historical facts. She is nice to accommodate my requests, including driving me to a nice seafood place by the beach and back to the airport. She made me feel like I'm meeting a local friend. The panoramic viewing spots, churches/architectural sites, market, Porto wine tour & tasting were among my highlights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The feeling was mutual, thank you for your kind comments and rating. It was a pleasure. All the best! Obrigada.

Catherine Schifter

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Orquidea is simply fantastic just like her namesake flower, the orchid. Very knowledgeable, pleasant, great local restaurant and port winery knowledge. In Porto, you simply can not go wrong with her as your guide. Thanks for a wonderful day ... and she even saved me from walking all the way up the hill.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments, it was super meeting you and hosting you here. I am glad you enjoyed everything (and no hills!). Wishing you the very best, Orquidea

Amanda StClair

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

Highly recommend Douro valley and Orquidea. We were on a cruise and it is a great shore excursion. The scenery was spectacular, saw a local market, tasted white & red wine & Port. Enjoyed a gourmet meal overlooking vines. Simply spectacular.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fabulous day! Thanks for allowing me to introduce you to the majestic Douro Valley! All the best, Orquidea

Nancy B.

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Orchidea was incredibly knowledgeable about Porto, offering insights involving history, geography, economics, architecture, and the general arts. Via extensive walking tours, including hidden gems of viewing points, as well as drives across the river to an intimate Port House and to see the beach and the Cheese Castle, she introduced us to Porto with a flair. Her deep knowledge and willingness to answer our many questions about the city and Portuguese culture made the day fly by. We found a new friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to host you here, I feel very fortunate to have guests like you! Thank you for the great day, kind rating and comments. Until next time. Obrigada, Orquidea

Umur Aydogan

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, I appreciate it and your booking. Obrigada, Orquidea

Nancy Simoni

Miami, FL, United States
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Tour: Custom Galician Tour Transfer, Vigo, Galicia, Spain
Date: Sep 23/17

Orquidea, was the best. She was very knowledgeable in the local culture and history and of world events. A very confident and happy lady. We have used Tours by Locals many times and it has always been a pleasure. I also wish to thank the Tours by Locals company in understanding our plight with hurricane Irma.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and spirit, especially in light of your situation and what you dealt with. It was a pleasure to host you, wishing you all the best! Obrigada! Orquidea

Richard Miks

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Tour: Santiago Compostela (UNESCO) from La Coruña - Shore Excursion, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Date: Sep 21/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, I appreciate your booking and hosting you to Santiago Compostela. Obrigada! Orquidea

Gnana (Mickey) Wignarajajh

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating, it was a pleasure to host you here!

Charles Miller

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Orquidea was a great host for our visit to Porto. Due to weather issues our arrival was late and we had to change our tour to a tour of Porto. She took us around the central area of town and then took us to a nice local restaurant across the river . We finished the day with a nice port tasting and tour at Churchill. I would highly recommend Orquidea for a fabulous day in Porto or the Douro Valley. Her knowledge of the history of Portugal and the region allowed us to still have a nice visit to Porto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and review. It was wonderful to host you here and show you the best of Porto. I look forward to reuniting in the future! Kind regards, Obrigada! Orquidea

Janet Greenway

Australia
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Tour: Porto (UNESCO) Walking & Cruising - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 13/17

Our tour of Porto yesterday was an incredible experience which we would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Porto. Orquidea went above and beyond to ensure we saw all we could in Porto while never making us feel rushed. Her knowledge, experience and personality made the tour a highlight of our Trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to host you here, I am thrilled that you had such a great time in my city. All the best, Orquidea

Maurice Munsie

Australia
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Ideal introduction to Porto and its history, both old and more recent. Visit to the wine tasting room of Churchill wines was a highlight of our entire trip. Everyone knows of the importance of port wine to Portugal but they also produce outstanding table wines from the same grapes. Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your response, it was great to host you here and introduce you to our wonderful wines, and city! All the best, Orquidea

Nancy Shelmon

United States
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Tour: Santiago de Compostela (UNESCO) from La Coruña - Shore Excursion, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Date: Sep 2/17

Orquidea is very professional. We had a wonderful day and she took our cues on pace perfectly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your comments and rating and I am glad that you had such a good time, I did too! Obrigada, Orquidea

Glen Grossman

Canada
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Aug 10/17

Orquidea was lovely. She was on time in picking us up at the train station as we were coming from Lisbon for the day. The entire day was informative, interesting and fun. She took us to a great place for lunch with many locals which was much appreciated as the food and prices were both great. Loved walking through Porto and seeing all the sights. The stop over for Port at Churchill was good. I would definitely recommend her. Easygoing and very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada for your kind comments and rating. It was great to host your family here and allow you to enjoy the city and all that it has to offer. All the best! Orquidea

Robert Guelich

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your booking with me. It was a pleasure to host you! Obrigada, Orquidea

Sherwood Sterling

Indio, CA, United States
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Tour: Santiago Compostela (UNESCO) from La Coruña - Shore Excursion, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Date: Jun 3/17

Orquidea was delightful. She was thoughtful,knowledgeable, and just plain fun to be with. We enjoyed our visit to Santiago immensely and recommend her highly for whatever you can arrange with her in Portugal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada for your review, it was wonderful to host you! All the best, Orquidea

Alan Weinstock

United States
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Tour: #132840, Jewish Heritage in Porto - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Orquidea was a wonderful guide. She was pleasant and very knowledgeable. We were able to visit the Synagogue in Porto which was a treat. She took us all around Porto which wasn't easy due to the amazingly heavy traffic. Her car was a Mercedes and very comfortable and she is a terrific driver. She explained the various sights in Porto clearly as her English is excellent. She took us to a Port wine tasting as well. If you want a terrific tour of Jewish Porto, Orquidea is an excellent choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, it was wonderful to host you here and show you my city! All the best, obrigada!

Jennifer Howard

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 22/17

We booked Orquídea to give us a quick tour of Porto, drive us to the Douro Valley and hit up a few tastings along the way. Her knowledge of the area and the vineyards was impeccable, and she was a true delight to spend the day with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, it was a pleasure to host you and give you an insight to this beautiful area. All the best, Orquidea

Chris Milano

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Tasting, River Cruise & Mateus Palace - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: May 18/17

What a great experience! Knowledgeable and very accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and rating, it was a pleasure to host you to the majestic Douro Valley! Obrigada.

Breeda O.

Canada
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Tour: Lisbon & Sintra (unesco) - Private Shore Excursion, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Date: Oct 5/16

Orquídea is a wonderful guide! She was very knowledgeable and friendly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, I appreciate it! It was wonderful hosting your party. All the best! Orquidea

Dee Zednik

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 23/16

Orquidea was a fabulous guide! I would highly recommend her! She gave us an exceptional tour of Porto, took us to a wonderful port cellar, complete with tasting, of course! The lunch she took us to was clearly one known only by locals (which we asked for), & was perhaps the best lunch of our entire trip. She was also fun to be with. Great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, it was great to host you here and have you enjoy the best of our local lifestyle! All the best, Orquidea

Richard Blyler

United States
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Tour: Porto to Lisbon (or Lisbon to Porto) Day Transfer - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 14/16

Orquidea did an excellent job transferring us from Lisbon to Porto with stops in Fatima, Coimbra and Aveiro. Highly recommend her and this tour to transfer from Lisbon or Porto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to host you on this tour transfer, thank you for you booking and kind comments. Obrigada!

Patricia Larsen

United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Aug 18/16

We were on a Windstar cruise and Orquidea met us at the pier. We settled into her newer Mercedes van for a wonderful personal adventure. She took us into town and parked at the top of the hill. We walked down checking out all the interesting buildings and monuments. When we got to the bottom she had us wait while she went back for the van. We then stopped in a quaint neighborhood for an amazing lunch. We also tasted port. Orquidea has such love & pride in her city and it was great having her share.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments.It was a pleasure to share my city with you! All the best!

Gary Omell

United States
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Tour: Jewish Heritage in Porto Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Aug 17/16

Orquidea B did great job and was very knowledgeable about everything even though she was not Jewish.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your rating and kind comments. It was a pleasure to host you here, obrigada!

Anita Mahood

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - Half Day Private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 15/16

Orquidea was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. Wish we had more time in Porto so we could take advantage of her expertise on other tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind rating, it was great fun to host you here! All the best, Orquidea

Henry Zawada

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Tasting, River Cruise & Mateus Palace - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jul 28/16

Great tour of Oporto and the region.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada for your comments and rating. I really enjoyed hosting you here! Thank you, Orquidea

Shari Johnson

United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, it was great to show you my city! Obrigada

Judi Nadel

United States
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Tour: #132840, Jewish Heritage in Porto - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 8/16

Orquidea was very prompt. She has an easy going pleasant personality and was definitely flexible. This was a great tour. Plus she arranged a private tour at the synagogue. We saw much more than we would have seen on our own. It was a wonderful day! It's a beautiful city. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy that you enjoyed your time here and discovered the beauty of Porto. Thank you for your kind comments and rating, I appreciate it! Obrigada, Orquidea

Leonidas Dowlen

United States
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Tour: Santiago Compostela (UNESCO) from La Coruña - shore excursion, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Date: Jun 2/16

Orquidea did a great job with our tour to Santiago Compostela. She is a real pro and knows her stuff. Our group of six had a great time getting to know her and appreciated the perfect little restaurant that she recommended. Lon D. Coral Gables, Fl.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for touring with me, it was a wonderful day, I really enjoyed hosting your party. All the best! Obrigada!

Kim Starr-Wickham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 28/16

Orquidea was so amazing! We had the most fantastic time and she arranged a perfect tour for us. I can't recommend this tour any higher. Thank you so much!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and kind comments. It was a pleasure to host you all here to the amazing Douro Valley. Obrigada!

Mary-Lou G.

United States
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Tour: Santiago Compostela (UNESCO) from La Coruña - shore excursion, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Date: Apr 29/16

Orchidea was a delightful and expert driver/guide in her comfortable new van for six of us from our cruise ship at A Coruna in Galicia to Santiago de Compostela. She was waiting at the port when we disembarked and made sure to return us in ample time. During the tour she escorted us to the key sites we wanted to see and provided interesting information. She selected the perfect lunch venue: a charming tapas bar with excellent choices at reasonable prices. She is also a lot of fun. I highly recommend her!

John Pierce

United States
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Tour: #155615, Guimaraes (unesco) and Braga - Private Tour, Oporto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 22/16

Delightful, wealth of knowledge, kind and considerate. A wonderful 2 days of Porto, Guimaraes and Braga.

John Pierce

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 21/16

Wonderful experience

Kimberly Lassetter

United States
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Tour: Guimarães Tour with Michelin Star Lunch & Vinho Verde Wine Tasting, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Apr 11/16

Orquídea was wonderful. I would recommend her to everyone going to the Porto area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you rating and comments. It was great to host you here! Obrigada!

John Price

Canada
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) Walking & Cruising Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Apr 10/16

Our tour of Porto was well planned and adapted to the inclement weather. Orquidea is very knowledgable and fun and looked after us like family. Great lunch stop and port tasting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments. All the best to you.

Neville Guard

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 19/16

Orquidea was a gem, she know where all the great spots were for our tour. She went out of her way to accommodate our request for an early (and I do mean early) start time and was flexible to allow us to break up our tour in to sections since I had plans for a private tasting and lunch. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I'll be using her when I return to Porto in about 2 months again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to host you. I too, look forward to meeting you again. All the best, Orquidea

Kevin Ruh

United States
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Tour: Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour - Private Shore Excursion, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Mar 11/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, it was a pleasure to host you here! Obrigada, Orquidea

Kevin Ruh

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 10/16

Orquídea was a wonderful guide! She was friendly, punctual, and a fountain of knowledge about Porto and the surrounding area, including the Douro Valley. We only stayed in Porto for 36 hours, and we hit the ground running with this tour. We used her for another the day we left. I would recommend her to anyone, regardless of the type of adventure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind comments, it was great to host you both here, showing you the best of the region, all in 36 hours, well done! Best wishes, Orquidea

Judith Hodgson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 24/15

This was our second day with Orquidea. She picked us up very promptly and it was a comfortable drive to Douro Valley tho it did take over 90mins from Porto. She clearly knows the area well and took us to some lovely viewpoints as well as a great Quinta with lovely restaurant and a good tasting . The weather meant that a river trip was off the agenda so we had another stop for tastings and olive oil / port buying. It's quite a long day but worth it for the scenery and the detail Orquidea supplies.

Judith Hodgson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 22/15

Really lovely insight into a charming city. Orquidea is relaxed and knowledgeable without feeling the need to fill every moment with facts and figures! Happy to answer questions and engage in chat or just leave us to wander a little ourselves. Lovely company for the day

Rodger B.

Lafayette, CA, United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 14/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind rating. Obrigada!

Robert Stovall

United States
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Tour: Santiago Compostela (UNESCO) from La Coruña - shore excursion, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Date: Aug 22/15

Orquídea lives in Porto, PT but drove to our cruise ship docked in La Coruña, Spain (3 hours). She drove us to Santiago de Compostela for a tour of the cathedral & a walking tour of the "old town". She is lively, fun, & knowledgeable in all topics we engaged in (history, culture, etc.). It was exactly the tour we were looking for. I highly recommend Orquídea, & you might consider engaging her for a tour of Porto as well if your travels or cruise ship take you there. Orquídea speaks excellent English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly for your words and ratings, it means a lot to me and I am pleased that you had such a great time. It was a pleasure to meet you and host you to Santiago Compostela. Wishing you all the best. Obrigada! Orquidea

David H.

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 3/15

Orquidea works hard for you. My family of 6 love wines and wanted to spend the day learning about Douro wine varietals, not port. As Americans, we have little opportunity to taste your indigenous grapes. And so Orquidea was challenged to arrange a day's itinerary for some serious tastings. She succeeded by getting us into 3 wineries, one of which was a top-end, appointment-only vineyard. While she is not a wine expert herself, she doesn't need to be, as she most capably introduces you to the experts.

Mark Getzen

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 11/15

We scheduled Orquidea as our guide for a day trip to the Douro Valley. She showed up right on time. As we speak no Portuguese we were very happy that her English was so good. Early on she asked us for any special things we would like to do or see. When we told her we enjoy Port Wine, she changed her schedule to include an extra Quinta for tasting. When we arrived at the first estate, she arranged for our tasting to be outdoors on the balcony overlooking the Douro. Perfect. Book her if you can.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to host you in the Douro Valley, such a beautiful place to enjoy the history, culture and most importantly, port wine! All the best to you.

Coby Camstra-Hendriks

Netherlands
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 6/15

This is a great tour with a very caring guide.We can recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and kind review. It was a pleasure to host and "celebrate" with you. All the best! Orquidea

Marion Hague

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 6/15

Orquidea was our guide for the city tour of Porto. Everyone in our family group of eight found Orquidea to be pleasant, personable, and very knowledgeable of her home city. She patiently answered a million questions and kindly laughed at our silly jokes. We immediately felt like she was part of our family group except she was the one who could translate and explain everything. Orquidea gave us a good sense of Porto, historically and culturally. We highly recommend Orquidea.

Minesh Patel

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Wine Tasting - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Mar 8/15

Catherine Schifter

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 24/14

First of all, the tour guide was the best ever. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and resourceful. I totally enjoyed my tour of Porto, and the tour of the wine cellar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the very kind words and rating. I had a wonderful time hosting you here, it was a pleasure to get to know you and help you experience the best of Porto. Take care. Obrigada! Orquidea

Eleanore Boothe

Canada
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Tour: #79820, Porto City, River Cruise & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 10/14

Porto was more than we had expected it to be because of Orquidea. She knew where everything was and the history we would have strolled by. Our customized tour hit all the highlights including the rive boat ride and more. Best of all was lunch at the out door fish grill restaurant that was off the beaten path and frequented mostly by locals. We would never have found such a treasure. The fish/food was outstanding. The finally was the port tour and tasting. Wow! What a great day had by all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating and comments, I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful time in my city! It was a pleasure to host you here, experiencing Porto with you. Best wishes to all, Orquidea

Caleigh Miller

Canada
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 7/14

Orquidea was prompt and easy to communicate with by email. Her van was clean and comfortable. We had an amazing day in Douro Valley. She went out of her way to stop by an extra vineyard and also showus more local, authentic areas. We felt ccomfortable with her driving as she was very safe. Nothing but positive reviews!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and rating, I appreciate it! I am so happy that you got to experience this beautiful region and wish you wonderful memories from here. It was a pleasure to host! All the best, Orquidea

Mary H.

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 11/14

Orquidea did not take us to see many important sites (ie. the city hall in Porto) and left us to 'shop' in a pitiful street market by the river after we asked for nice shopping area. She did take us to Windsors, a nice wine shop for tasting. Comparing our trip with the ships tour, we hardly saw a thing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Hurt, I appreciate your comments and feel badly that you were not completely satisfied with the tour. The tour was delivered as per the description, visiting all the important sites including some free time for shopping (I am sorry that this was not the specific shopping that you were looking for). I am more than happy to customize my tours for my guests to suit their preferences. I enjoyed hosting your group and hope that you have fond memories of Porto. Kind regards, Orquidea

Anthony Prevett

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 8/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the five star rating, I appreciate it and enjoyed hosting you here. All the best, Orquidea

Carol Orens

United States
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Tour: #132840, Jewish Heritage in Porto - Private Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 1/14

Orquídea was an excellent tour guide, we thoroughly enjoyed her and she knew her history of the Jewish religion. I would highly recommend her and I definitely would use her again. I was very happy with ToursByLocals and I would use them again and I will keep your company in mind for my agents to book and I would use you for my clients.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We're thrilled that you have an overall wonderful experience, that is our goal! I too, really enjoyed my time with you, showing you my city and its Jewish heritage. Thank you for your booking, I look forward to hopefully offering my services to you in the future. Take care, Orquidea

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, Carol! We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Margaret Eldred

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Sights and Senses - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 1/14

Great car, very comfortable. Great guide, very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, had a lot of pride in his heritage. Would use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. This was a colleague of mine that hosted you here as I had a conflict in my schedule, I appreciate your flexibility with this. I am glad that you enjoyed your time here and got to experience the beautiful Douro Valley with Miguel, he is excellent! Many kind regards! Orquidea and Miguel

Vincent Pena

United States
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Tour: #80481, Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 7/14

Had a wonderful time and a great tour with Orquidia. She spoke both Portuguese and English which helped facilitate our tour. She went above and beyond to make the tour even more memorable. We would definitely do another tour with her! She was amazing!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for touring with me. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your lovely family showing you the beautiful Douro Valley, I enjoyed it a lot. All the best!

Lynne Whitson

Portugal
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Tour: Santiago de Compostela (UNESCO) from Porto - private tour/transfer, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Jun 28/14

We had a great time with Orquidea. We had a beautiful day driving from Porto to Santiago, with a stop for lunch and a little sightseeing. Orquidea would not leave us until she was sure we were checked into our hotel, safe and sound. Our "Tours by Locals" experience was a good one and I do recommend them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour so much. It was great to host you, you group was lots of fun! Thank you for choosing Tours by Locals and me!

Arash Kharestan

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City & Port Wine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 12/14

Excellent guide with great personality. She showed up on time and took us on an amazing tour. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and rating. It was my pleasure to host you both here and I'm glad that you got to experience my beautiful city. All the best, Orquidea

Flavel Heyman

United States
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Tour: #79820, Porto City - Walking and Cruising Tour - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 27/13

The only thing that Orquidea did not do to make our visit to Porto more pleasant, was control the rain. She was a trooper, changed plans to adapt to weather conditions, and still managed to help us to make the most of our day. We had a good time and feel as though we have insight into the city and its history.