Lawrence HermanQueenstown, MARYLAND, United States
Inez provide my group of 18 people with 2 outstanding tours. Both this excursion to Sintra and Cascais as well as our subsequent day trip to to the Monastery, Nazaré, Óbidos far exceeded our expectations. Her knowledge, her patience, her clear and informative narrations, her enthusiasm and her engaging personality made these excursions the absolute highlights of our 2 1/2 week adventure. We would recommend her highly to anyone planning to visit Lisboa.
Sally SommersUnited States
Ines was the BEST! She made every effort to make the two days we spent with her as amazing as possible. She went out of her way to provide recommendations and suggestions for our time spent following our tours - from additional sight-seeing options to shopping. She helped us maximize our time in Lisbon and made our trip truly memorable. Even though we spent only two days with her, we were sad to say goodbye!
Grace Enriqueta VictoriaQuezon City, Philippines
All I can give is 5 stars!! She was excellent as guide and she revealed many things about Portugal you don't see in books. She was considerate about my pace and she treated us to the famous custard tarts!! She kept to our itinerary and finished as much as possible in 9 hours. Will recommend her highly!
Susan BettencourtUnited States
From the moment we met Ines she captivated us with her knowledge and stories. The tour she designed for us met our needs perfectly! The history of the beautiful Pena Palace, a delicious lunch at a local cafe, traditional pastries from a local bakery, sightseeing along the coast and Photo Ops at the westernmost point of continental Europe, a lesson in cork trees and productiion, and booking of a Fado performance in the Alfama district of Lisbon. Her enthusiasm for her culture was contagious!
Richard DandUnited States
Inês was a first class tour guide for our tour of the Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal. She picked us up promptly at our hotel, then en-route to our destination she gave us a lot of history and information. She spoke very clearly. She gave us a guided tour of the palace pointing out many things we would have missed on our own, and knew how and when to best time our visit. I would look to hire her again for other tours in Lisbon and the surrounding area.
Lauren GryniewskiUnited States
We loved this full-day tour with Inês ! We were blown away by her extensive knowledge of the Sintra palaces and region, as well as Portugal's history. She is able to convey the historical information in a very interesting and approachable way. She was a great communicator ahead of time, making sure our expectations for the tour were clear, from where to pick us up to making sure we were dressed warmly enough. We highly recommend her!
Donald CainUnited States
Ines is fabulous. Super well informed about history. We learned a ton! Her vehicle is very nice spacious and air conditioned. She showed us a ton of Lisbon at a proper pace
Lakshmi JagannathanUnited States
We(family of 4) really loved Ines' tour and highly recommend her tour(s)! She made a few customized modifications for us(taking us to Ursa Beach!) and the pace was adjusted to what we preferred depending on the location. Ines' van was nice and her Sintra tour already had the tickets saving us time at the palace entrance. We also enjoyed her extensive knowledge of Portugal history as well!
David ParrUnited States
Ines was great. She is very well informed on the local history of Sintra and her tour is well organized. She was sensitive to our speed up and down the slopes and she set a perfect pace for us. We would recommend Ines without reservation.
Ramsey BadreUnited States
Ines was terrific. She is very personable, welcomed us at the airport with hugs to both my wife & I. We had the distinct pleasure of her companionship for three days; she dropped us at our cruise ship. Thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Sintra (summer palace of Fernando II), Obidos (city surrounded by walls, narrow streets, cobblestone roads), Fatima (fabulous Basilicas & Chapel), Batalha (Monestary), Nazare (breathtaking views & outstanding lunch). Ines is to tourism as Michael & Lebron to basketball.
Fred FrommUnited States
Ines was great. She is a trained expert in the area history and explained it to us as we toured the Sintra area. We were especially very pleased with the tour of Montserrat Palace. She explained its long diverse history and brought to life many of the key players in Portuguese history. Also with the fantastic Pena palace. She was also very sensitive to our needs and recommended great restaurants. She deserves more that 5 stars.
Maggie FrankeUnited States
Alan ChalfinUnited States
Ines was a dream! Her English is perfect so there were no language issues. She is bright, energetic, warm, knowledgeable, and just a pleasure to be with! She tailored our tour to Sintra and the Pena Palace to meet our physical needs and was always checking to make sure our needs were being met. Her deep historical knowledge made the tour come to life and never was there a dull moment!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, thank you very much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friends and to share these two days of my beloved Lisbon and Sintra! Hopefully we'll see each others again on your next trip to Portugal!
Charolett HayesUnited States
We took three tours with Ines and I can truly say she was absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the history and moving around the town to beat the crowds. She moved at our pace and gave us options on what was a must do and what we could do without. Very friendly and fun to work with. Thanks Ines for everything - Charolett Hayes
Albert MoralesUnited States
We had a great time with Ines! She had a great personality and was warm with our 3 young children. She was patient and had great knowledge of the sites we visited not to mention great taste in art and food! We would totally recommend her to everyone who wants a great experience in Lisbon! Obrigada Ines!
Randy JohnsonUnited States
We had an Amazing day with Ines on this tour to Sintra and Obidos! Ines is possibly the best guide we have ever had the pleasure of getting to know! She tailored our day so that we would get the maximum benefit of our time and took the time to answer questions we had on topics of particular interest to us, such as the traditional music of Portugal, the Fado! She pointed out a great place for lunch, joined us for lunch, and kept us entertained the entire day and into the evening!
Rachel FrostUnited States
Laura ChauUnited States
Our tour with Ines with wonderful. She was extremely knowledgable and catered to all the nuances of the day. She even helped us with recommendations for the rest of our time in Lisbon. If you are looking for a tour of Sintra and Cascais, I highly recommend you do it with Ines.
Tanya YerichUnited States
Inês treated our family of 6 (4 adults, kids 5 & 2 yrs) to a special day exploring Lisbon & Sintra and learning about the rich history of Portugal. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her country and its history, and was simply a delight to get to know as a person. Inês was punctual, polite, and accommodating, and her car was immaculate and comfortable. She was willing to adjust our itinerary to meet the needs of our young children. Highly recommend Inês and a Sintra visit! Thank you!
Rhonda PearlmanOrlando, FL, United States
I have traveled in every continent and found the time spent with Ines to be like traveling with my close friend. She was knowlegrs and insightful. We had a bladt and I look forward to the next time!!!!
This truly was a fairy tale tour. All of the places on the intinerary were beautiful. Ines was super informative and we loved hearing of the history of each location. Our transport was seamless from place to place and Ines was sure that we were all having fun and comfortable. An excellent day spent with an excellent tour guide!
Sue BachmanUnited States
Ines was a great guide, showing us all the beautiful places on the way to Sintra. Accommodating to our needs and responding to our requests, she provided a great introduction to a most interesting and beautiful country. If you want a friendly guide with knowledge and skill, you will not regret your choice. I would recommend having a driver with eyes on the road as well as a guide giving you complete attention and information.
A nice day with a flexible guide. Ines picked us up att our hostel and guided us to the castles of Sintra ( Moorish castle and palace of Pena). We enoyed this very much and can recommend this tour to everyone.
Ines' knowledge and enthusiasm is contagious. She is extremely organized, flexible and courteous. She is one of the best guides you will ever have.
Marcia D.United States
Ines was Great! Our tour of Cascais and the beautiful coastline was made even better by the beautiful weather. Ines's knowledge of the Pena Palace -- an incredible structure with spectacular views -- was enlightening. Highly recommend this tour and Ines V.
Michael G.huntington beach, CA, United States
Ines is a wealth of knowledge, very flexible with how the day progresses, and just a wonderful person to spend time with. Thank you for the 3 days of touring Ines!
Paulette M.United States
Ines tailored the day-long adventure to our expectations. We hit the Cabo da Rock, Cascais, Sintra, the Pena Palace and even had time for some shopping and a great lunch at a local wine spot. Ines, thanks for taking such good care of us and giving us the inside knowledge on buying quality cork products.
Thanks to Ines' great guiding we spent our best day in Portugal. She is a wonderful and very knowledgeable accredited guide who genuinely loves her country. She organised a tour for us that was perfectly suitable for our needs and mobility. She wasn't pressed with time and took her time showing us beautiful Sintra and Cascais. She speaks excellent English and French. Her vehicle is well maintained and comfortable. I would hire her again with my eyes closed.
Tom AxworthyToronto, ONTARIO, Canada
A first class guide.We took 2 tours with Innes and both exceptional. Expert driver too on very narrow roads.Afirst.
Inês is professional, informative, fluent in Italian/English, a good driver, & a delight to spend time with. Our visits to the sites were surely richer & more enjoyable because of her guidance. She made so many good suggestions to personalize our tour: timing to avoid the crowds, substituting the mountaintop Sanctuary of Peninha for Cabo da Roca, eating lunch on a quiet beach instead of in the town of Cascais. She also gave us some great tips for our days in Lisbon without her. Thanks for everything,Inês!
James BlakeUnited States
Fabulous day in Sintra. We hiked from the town up go the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace which we loved but you can drive also of course. Ines is great, very enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, and loves to share her knowledge of Portugal and its history. Excellent English. Highly recommend. .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, I had such a great time hiking the mountain with you up to the Castle and the Palace! Thank you for requesting this customized tour and all the energy and good mood! See you next time! :)
Jane ParkUnited States
My family and i absolutely loved Inês. She is a great narrator and we all found the history of Portugal as told by her so interesting. She was the perfect guide, and we were all so impressed with her multilingual skills. We loved spending the day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, I had a great day with you and your beautiful family. Thank you for choosing me to be your guide and giving me the opportunity to meet you all. Warm regards!
This was our second tour with Ines and confirmed the excellent first impression: Ines is very knowledgeable and passionate about Lisboa, the surroundings and Portugal history and her job. Her flexibility and genuine desire to assure our wishes were fulfilled the most helped us setup a perfect tour for us and she was a fantastic guide and companion all day long: we liked her natural, friendly but respectful and professional attitude a lot and enjoyed every minute of the day. Thanks again Ines, Fam A.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review, Igor! I had a great time with you and it was a pleasure to customize this day to what you were looking for. I learned so much from you too. You will always be welcome back :)
Vickie KligermanUnited States
We shared a wonderful day with Ines, sightseeing in Lisbon and surrounding areas. Ines was lovely, totally professional, and extremely flexible. She enhanced our visit immeasurably. We recommend Ines without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vickie for your kind review!
Ben MaUnited States
Events were planned very well. Service was exceptional, as the guide managed to adjust and adapt her plan to fit our wishes and kept us entertained the entire time while still communicating very effectively. Would recommend to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ben, Barbara and Andrew, thank you for putting your 3 days in Lisbon in my hands. Your kindness and interest made them very enjoyable. I hope we can meet again in the future!
Donald FeinbergUnited States
Ines is a wonderful tour guide. She is very knowledgeable not only about the sites we saw, but gave a history of each place. She is congenial, considerate and a joy to be with. She made our visit to Lisbon very special
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Don and Marilyn, what a pleasure it was to meet you, we had such a pleasant day! Thank you so much for following your niece's recommendation to tour with me, it allowed us to have a great time together! You and your family will always be welcome back!
Keith B.Sandy, UTAH, United States
Great trip. Loved the palace. Ines was excellent at sharing her knowledge of the history of Portugal and the region. Comfortable driving accommodations. She had great recommendations for food, local shops, efficient use of our time. Would highly recommend her services. We would use her again if the opportunity arises.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello ladies, it was such a pleasure to meet you and spend these 4 days with you. I wish we could go on and provide a full insight on Portugal hidden treasure, if we had the time, as your company was so enjoyable! Thank you for choosing to tour with me!
Our accolades and expression of complete satisfaction go to our Sintra/Cascais guide Ines V. Informative, knowledgeable, friendly and above all articulate and charming. Ines offered us a 7 hour educational tour with great enthusiasm and style. She received our 5 star rating for her dedication in guiding us in such laudable fashion. Shirley and Bill Mulder Sintra/Cascais Tour May 15, 2015
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, Shirley, Paul and Penelope, it was a pleasure for me to meet you four. Your kindness and curiosity during our tour made my day so worthwhile. I wish I can meet you again someday! Greetings from Lisbon to the sunny Bermuda island!