Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Porto-Portugal by Tour Guide Ricardo M. (Guide #9060)


Edward Smolka

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Dec 2/19

He was very flexible and fun

Patricia Cowan

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

Ricardo was absolutely wonderful & most accommodating!! He was ready to do everything we wanted to do in order to make our visit to Porto a perfect one!! He was extremely knowledgeable & gave us great suggestions for after the tour!! We felt so lucky to have booked with Ricardo, & we have had many, many tour guides - both good & bad - in the past! Our highest rating!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patricia, you are too kind.

Jan Ryall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

Riccardo was a very good guide whose knowledge of the city and its history is excellent. He varied the tour to suit our requirement and interests. He also showed us how to use public transport and gave advice on day trips, theatres, galleries etc. so that we could enjoy the rest of our stay. Because of our day with Riccardo we would have no hesitation in recommending 'tours by 'locals' to our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Jan.

Cheryl Hetherington

United States
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Tour: #288875, Porto Shore Excursion Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Steve Hill

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Ricardo was thorough, knowledgeable and gave us a very well organized day tour of Porto. We really appreciated the thought and effort he put in to setting up and executing on such a great day. Porto is a memorable city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve for your kind words, it was a pleasure.

Laureen Wells

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Ricardo was outstanding!! My daughter has an interest in lighthouses and though it wasn't on the itinerary, he found a lighthouse for my daughter to visit. He is an excellent driver and there was good conversation. I would use him again when I visit Portugal!!!

Hal Lewis

United States
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Tour: #428685, Porto-Lisbon or Lisbon-Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Very personable and informative. Attentive, responsive, would recommend to anyone

Gail von Huene

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Ricardo is a great guide! I wanted a non-tourist showing of Porto as I am considering retiring here, so I wanted to understand how locals lived and worked. Ricardo gave me a tour by driving around the city, providing commentary as we went. We stopped at a restaurant where locals eat and we had a wonderful meal. Finally we did do a little touring but that wasn't the focus of the trip. Ricardo even showed me how to get tickets and navigate the metro. Perfect tour for what I wanted and he was so patient.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gail for your kind words, it was a pleasure.

Leah Langerman

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

Stephen King

United States
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Tour: #428685, Porto-Lisbon or Lisbon-Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Ricardo did a great job on our tour from Lisbon to Porto. he suggested a stop in Ibidos, which turned out to be a very interesting place. We had lunch there at a place where locals go that was excellent (and cheap!). We then went to Porto where he took us to all of the main areas and explained each in detail. Ricardo is very knowledgeable and is eager to share that knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure :-)

Andi Wyatt

Australia
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Ricardo was terrific company as we wandered around this beautiful city. He was full of information about the history of the town as well as giving us tips about places to eat, shop and visit during our stay. Highly recommend Ricardo as your local guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure.

Paul Vaitkus

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

My family had an amazing day in Porto thanks to Ricardo. He is passionate and knowledgable. He engaged all 6 family members treating them like good friends. We visited all the "must-see" attractions and many others frequented mostly by locals. Ricardo gave lots of good advice on places to go during our stay. Ricardo made a lunch reservation at a small "locals" restaurant and ordered our meals ensuring we sampled all the great foods (and drinks) Porto has to offer; Excellent and affordable. A Perfect day!

Christine Ekman

United States
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Tour: Private Walking Tour in Porto with a local tour guide, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Sep 5/19

We had a wonderful walking tour of Porto with Ricardo. We learned some of the history of Porto, tasted some wonderful custard pies, nadas, saw many architectural highlights and had tips to keep us busy as we continued our exploration on our own. Ricardo was a wonderful guide to begin our stay in Porto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to write so kind words. It was a pleasure.

Michael Goldstein

United States
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Tour: Douro Valley Wine & Dine - private tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal
Date: Aug 24/19

Ricardo was fantastic. The exact tour we had hoped to take. He made the tour interesting for the children (9&11). I would recommend him to others.

Bruce Wolfe

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

Ricardo was fantastic - knowledgeable, nice, enthusiastic- and even took us to a wonderful place outside of town for a great dinner and experience. Will be tough to beat this experience with our other upcoming tours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bruce for your kind words, with you guys it wasn't work ;)

Michael Nardelli

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

Had a great time with Ricardo. He was very knowledgable about the city, picked me up on time at the airport, and was a great guide. I saw all the main stops, and he even took me to some lesser known local places for food, photos, etc. Great time in Porto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, I'm glad you liked. It was a pleasure.

Jeff Wilks

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Wendell Harris

United Kingdom
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

A fantastic tour. Ricardo is a great enthusiast with extremely good English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendell for your kind words.

Danny Alpert

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Ricardo gave us a good sense of the city with many recommendations!!

Shelby Weiser

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

We toured Porto for the day with Ricardo and had a wonderful experience. Ricardo said that his aim for the experience was to have it feel like he was a friend of a friend showing us around his town-it certainly felt that way. It was our first Tours by Locals experience and we were very happy. We felt that we received a very nice flavor and overview of Porto from the history, how the residents live and the local cuisine. We walked quite a bit and even made it over to Taylor's for a tour and Port tasting!

Stephen Rice

United Kingdom
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

Ricardo was a great guide, very friendly and he knows the city inside out! It was more like walking round with a good friend rather than a tour guide; he gave us lots of tips and advice for the rest of our stay so a good start to our holiday here.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stephen, it was a day with friends for me also.

Isabella Grumbach

United States
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Tour: #325447, Douro Valley Road Trip Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

What a memorable day! Very highly recommended.

Randi Mays-Knapp

United States
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

Bring comfortable walking shoes when setting out for a day with Ricardo. We had a splendid tour in Porto as we saw the city from a variety of vantage points. Hard to believe we walked from our hotel near the train station to Taylor's across the river! All worth it. Ricardo knows Porto and shared insight on the culture and impact of the increase in tourists on the city. Took us to an amazing family restaurant (32 chairs!) shared incredible custard tarts, and suggested places to visit after our tour. Bravo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and I'm glad you like it :)

Fabienne Fourques

France
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 25/19

Discovering Porto with Ricardo was a real pleasure :) He is a very enthusiastic and friendly person and made the tour very lively and interesting. Sharing his inside knowledge of the city, he told us many interesting facts about Porto and its people, and lots of anecdotes. Also his recommendations about where to eat, what to see in more detail, interesting places and local shops were very useful and we could ask him all of our questions. Thank you so much Ricardo !

Ericson Lee

Philippines
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Tour: #286609, Discover Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Ricardo was certainly very knowledgeable of the city of Porto. He also gave us tips on where to go and have dinner on our free time. We appreciate also that he managed to get us a table at a local tavern. I highly recommend Ricardo and the guides that we met thru TBL.

Denise Selati

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 14/19

We had a wonderful tour with Ricardo— he speaks very good English , has a great knowledge of all the sites and gave us interesting historical information about the beautiful city of Porto..,, He took us to an incredible fresh fish restaurant near the cruise ship terminal where we chose the fish and they cooked it to order— amazing... It was a memorable tour..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denise for your kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you girls and boys :)

Mark Feldy

Australia
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Tour: #428685, Porto-Lisbon or Lisbon-Porto Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: May 8/19

What a fabulous day ! Ricardo was so helpful and informative from when he collected us in Porto to dropping us in Lisbon. Nothing was a too much trouble and Ricardo was a delight. We stopped in Aveiro and Obidos on the way and Ricardo took us to places we would probably have missed if we did it on our own. A great highlight of our Portugal holiday. Thanks Ricardo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, it was a great day :)

Brian Mills

United States
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Tour: #288875, Porto Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

Rita Cavin

United States
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Tour: #288875, Porto Shore Excursion, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Ricardo was one of the best tour guides we have ever had through any company, not just Tours by Locals. He was knowledgeable and passionate about the many beauties of Porto and an excellent driver. His English is excellent as is his sense of humor. He deftly took care of my husband's interest in Porto's stunning architecture and adapted quickly to the fact that I had recently injured my knee. His recommendations for shopping, lunch, pharmacy, money changing, port tasting, and return visit were spot on

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rita for your kind words, most appreciated

Carl Gerson

United States
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Tour: #374538, Discover Porto in 3 Hours - Private Tour, Porto, Porto, Portugal    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Great tour. Ricardo is an extremely knowledgeable guide. Made seeing Porto fun and easy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words.