Inez was wonderful! Not only was she incredibly knowledgable, but she was also very cheerful. She made our time in Sintra so special and stress free with all of her special tips and information. She was flexible and catered the trip to our needs. We wish we were traveling with Inez all the time!
Joanna StingrayUnited States
Inês is by far the best tour guide. We had a shortened amount of time in Sintra and she was so smart and adaptive and made it so that we still maximized our visit and left satisfied and happy! She is passionate about the place and the history and really conveys that. What's great is that she's also so easy to talk to, so that the tour is more of a fascinating conversation than a lecture. Definitely book her because there's no one as ardent and knowledgeable, and she knows everything inside and out!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanna, Madison and Kumar, Thank you so much for your nice words! I had a great time with you on both of our days together and loved your curiosity and eagerness to learn about our history and culture! It will be a pleasure to have you again when you come back to Lisbon!
Gladell P.United States
It was my 2nd tour with Ines, and just like my 1st tour with her, this one was also a wonderful experience! Ines is extremely knowledgeable and she explains facts with great clarity. I learned so much about Portugal's monarchical past and architectural styles, while mesmerizing the awesome views, monuments, and artifacts. Despite of the rain, the tour went very well and enjoyable. I already did several tours through TBL in different countries, and I can say that Ines is among the best guides I had with.
Tyrell S.United States
We spent the day with Ines visiting Sintra and the coast near Lisbon. Ines is a fabulous guide and her knowledge of history is unsurpassed. After Sintra we continued our coastal journey towards Cascais and enjoyed many perfect photo opportunities along the rugged coast. Ines possesses not just a great knowledge of history, but the ability to be flexible according to your needs while touring. Her love of the area is apparent, and we left with a true admiration of Lisbon and its environs.
Thomas BourgaultUnited States
Thank you Inez for a wonderful tour of Sintra and Cascais. Everyone visiting Lisbon should take the time and book this tour with Inez as she was remarkable in her knowledge of the history of Portugal, the significance of Sintra and the palaces. She provided a first class experience and we will book with her again on our next visit. tom & linda
Paula ReardonNew York, NY, United States
If you are fortunate enough to get a tour booked with Ines then consider yourself in great hands! Ines met us in Sintra and drove us to Lisbon our final destination.She was on time,professional. friendly,charming, accommodating and overall extremely knowledgeable about her Country. We traveled along the coast and stopped in Caiscais-Estoril and more as she spoke of the history ,climate,architecture,art,etc. Great Views of Lisbon!She made our trip all the more special!!Obrigada Ines-We Miss you already!
Ronald StoeckUnited States
You simply must take a tour with Ines if you're in Lisbon. This particular tour took us outside the city and was quite enjoyable as a change of pace. Ines is very charming and has a way of explaining Portugal's history while keeping your interest. Don't miss her.
Linda DetertUnited States
She was absolutely the best!
Anne ManfrediUnited States
Amazing tour!! Ines is the best! Our family had four people on the tour and my father is very limited in mobility. Ines modified our tour and made it a wonderful and interesting experience for all of us. She's super knowledgeable and speaks so well - even better English than us and we're from the USA!! We highly recommend her!!
Phyllis JacksonMontgomery, ALABAMA, United States
Ines was an amazing story teller linking her amazing knowledge of history into the evolution of current day Sintra and the area surrounding it. Her vivid descriptions had one feeling you were seeing a movie or living in the past as a participant in Sintra events. We had a great lunch outside of Sintra with wonderful local food. As a travel agent, she exceeded my expectations. Do not hesitate to engage her as your guide!
Ed McGinnUnited States
Not to be missed if you go to Portugal, and it is best to go with a personal as expert as Ines!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed and Linda, What a great morning with the two of you, exploring Quinta da Regaleira and Pena Palace! Thank you again for choosing me to be your guide during your stay!
Susan OrtnerUnited States
Ines was patient, super informative, and was able to tailor tour,despite not having enough info about our needs. Due to my lack of giving enough info, she did not realize that one of our party needed a wheelchair for long walks and could not do steps easily. Instead of the planned palace, she substituted Queluz. This turned out to be a great choice. She is an excellent driver also. I would definitely love to take more tours with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, thank you for choosing me to be your guide. It was a pleasure to adapt the tour to your needs. I am also thankful that you recommended me and Tours By Locals to your friends that visited Lisbon. I look forward to you having you here again :)
Linda B.United States
We toured Cascais and Sintra with Ines. She is very knowledgeable, personable and has a wonderful enthusiasm as she shares her knowledge of Portuguese history and culture. Plus she is just fun to be with. Our tour was terrific and we highly recommend her for guide services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and for the nice day we had together, Linda! It will be a pleasure to see you again in the future :)
Kimberly ReadUnited States
It was an absolutely wonderful tour with Inês! I highly recommend it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kim! I had a great time with the 3 of you!
Stuart KaruUnited States
Inez was a great guide. Her knowledge of Lisbon and the surrounding area was amazing. The tour including going along the beautiful coast, going to Ferdinand's Castle and Sintra. She made each stop memorable. Inez was such a charming young lady, my wife and I wanted to take her home with us. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stuart and Tammy, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you and adapt it to your interests. Thank you so much for your kindness and curiosity about my country. It will be a pleasure to see you again when you come to Portugal again!
Allen BerlinerUnited States
I had arranged a tour with Ines but the week before we were to leave she emailed me saying she was hurt and could not do the tour. However she arranged to have another guide, Sylvia who would do the tour instead. Sylvia was wonderful. Ines was in constant touch with us via Email. We had a terrible trip over and were a day late so they totally rearranged the times for the tour so we would not miss anything. Sylvia even drove us from our hotel to our ship. My only regret is that we did not get to meet Ines
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allen and Edwina, thank you very much for your review. I was sorry for missing the opportunity to meet you, too. Fortunately my ankle sprain is doing a bit better and I got back to work, but with some limitations. I am happy that we managed to rearrange everything and that you enjoyed your time here with Silvia, being able to go to all the places that were initially planned :) She enjoyed her time with you too and says hi! Maybe we can meet in the future!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.