Tom DottsUnited States
our goal is always to experience the people and culture of a location ... Marta was perfect for that, and provided wonderful insight and itinerary to experience the multiple neighborhoods of Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, When I met you both this morning, I felt I was about to have a wonderful day: your smiles revealed right away the wonderful persons you both are. Thank you. I wish you have the most pleasing and memorable time in my beloved country! It was a true pleasure meeting you, honestly :) :) :) Warm regards. Marta
Katrina PregibonUnited States
Loved our tour with Marta! She easily accommodated to my family's needs, and shared so much incredible history and culture with us. Would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Katrina and family, You are tooooo kind! I t was a very well spent morning, wonderful company, great weather, simply fantastic! Can't thank you enough for your words. Warm regards from Lisbon Marta
Christine KenderesUnited States
Marta was very knowledgeable about the city and gave a thorough detailed tour as we walked around the Old Town. She also met us at our hotel and was flexible with the meeting time. Marta also bought us a little snack halfway through the tour! That was really nice. Thanks for a great time! We hope to visit again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, I could not have asked for more interested travellers to show my city around...! You were absorving every detail...! It was wonderful to have you with me tasting all those traditional snacks :) Truly hope you come to see me one day!
Mary Lindsey BatemanUnited States
Marta was a wonderful tour guide for our group of 11. She was a wealth of knowledge, and gave us small details that enabled us to better understand the Portugal and Lisbon culture. She also walked slowly for us as we had a few bad knees in our group! Everyone loved her- she was honest, helpful, fun, and informative! Thank you Marta for a wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, You were the ones that were simply WONDERFUL! I spent a great afternoon walking around Lisbon with you :) Thank you for the kind words, you were all so lovely... Please send my regards to the whole group! Waiting on our pic :) :) :)
Anne KlarUnited States
Marta is an outstanding guide in every way. She has vast knowledge of the history and culture of Lisbon and presents it in an enthusiastic manner. You can definitely tell how much she loves the city. She has a warm and friendly personality which makes you feel like you are touring the city with a close friend. She was also so considerate in finding the best ways to tackle the steep hills of Lisbon while still seeing everything Important.. I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Lisbon A+++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne, I have no words! THANK YOU! I must say I had a great day and you are such a good company! To me it's truly flattering to know you're so happy with everything :) It was awesome to have run into you today :) looked like we knew each other for a long time and so funny everyone was already minglin with you. Wishing you all the best!
Mark LauriaNew York, NEW YORK, United States
We have used guides from Tours by Locals whenever we travel throughout the world and Marta is one of the best we have ever had! Her English was extremely good and her knowledge was exceptional. She arrived at our hotel on time and was well-prepared to show us around the historic parts of Lisbon. She clearly enjoys her work as a guide and it shows with the positive ways she interacted with us throughout the entire day. We enjoyed our stop at the local pastry shop!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark and Christine, Thank you! We had a great walking together, no doubt! Now you know how much more there is still to see in Lisbon :) Hope you're enjoying every second of my country :) If you'd be so kind to send me one of the photos would be lovely, for my book of memories :) Regards from Lisbon Marta
We did a great tour with Marta. She told us what life in Lisboa is really like for its its inhabitants. After the tour we felt as if we knew the city for years :) Marta adjusted to the needs of our group, e.g. someone of the group wore heels so she guided us to a good shoe shop. She sent us a list of good adressess to visit in the days after the tour, this was really helpfull. Thank you Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear all! How are you? How I remember those heels :) :) :) I am truly glad you enjoyed the tour and to know you had a wonderful time in my city :) It was a pleasure to guide such beautiful ladies, really proud :) Good laughs :) Hope to see you back sometime! Regards to you all PS - how is the mom to be? :) Marta
Belinda BloxsomUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda, Thank you so much! I'm very happy you liked it! It was great to have met you :) Regards from Lisbon
Richard BondurantUnited States
Marta was very nice and very well informed. She gave us a great walking tour of Lisbon and a lot of insights we would not have enjoyed in a large group tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you! It was a pleasure introducing you to Lisbon and showing you around its beautiful old districts together with the Portuguese gastronomy! I feel very pleased you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again sometime in a near future :) Regards
Carol C.Vancouver, BC, Canada
Marta made our brief visit to Lisbon exceptional by helping us to see her city despite the RAIN! LOL She was able to accommodate for the unexpected weather conditions and truly made our visit memorable -- thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol and Giorgio, How are you??? :) it was so nice to show you Lisbon, even with all the water! Did you receive our selfie??? Never got any news from you on that :( It was a wonderful morning together, no doubt! Great fun :) Hope to see you back someday :) Regards
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Sandra!
Marta was a wonderful guide. I learn portuguese and asked Marta to conduct the excursion in portuguese. That was a great combination of history and culture. I learnt a lot about modern Portugal and had an opportunity to practice partuguese. Querida Marta, foi um prazer! Muito obrigada para o excurcão e o conversação!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tatiana, Obrigada, é muito simpático da sua parte! Fico mesmo muito feliz com as suas palavras :) Excelente aluna, excelente companhia, excelente manhã super bem passada! Espero voltar a vê-la muito em breve!!! Um beijinho
Gerald HeldUnited States
Marta was a very good guide. Her knowledge was exceptional and we did receive a mighty fine look at Lisbon. We will return due to her good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your words!!! :) It was great walking up and down the hills of Lisbon with you! I'm happy to know you enjoyed and feel like coming back. All the best!
Alison CUnited States
Marta is a charming and knowledgeable companion. She made us feel very welcome and comfortable, shared the history of Portugal through the sights, and answered our questions about life today. We had a wonderful afternoon walking with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alison and Tina, Thank you for your kind words! It was an HONOUR! I had the nicest afternoon... :) Every tour, every new person I meet makes me love my job even more... I have to start taking pictures for an album of memories. I really do. I want to remember all of you. Once again, thank you!
Hope CassanoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hope and family! It was a pleasure to meet you :)
Alan MaltzUnited States
knowledgeable and accomodating
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Alan! It was great spending the morning with you :) All the best!
Gail FisherUnited States
Marta was wonderful and very knowledgable. The rating is because of the 7 mlles of hills we walked. All three of us were over 70 and should have done less. Our fault not hers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, ohhhh, a walking tour is always a walking tour :) come on... we did most of the walking in the downtown area and only went up a bit and even used an elevator :) I knew I had another walking with you the following day and I really wanted to show you around both days :) It's true we walk a bit on walkings but honestly, it was worthy. And you could keep up! :) we spent a little energy because of the calories of custard tarts and teh day after we had to have the ice-cream ;) You did GREAT!
Gail FisherUnited States
After a very long trip there was Marta. She was the best person I can ever imagine to pick us up and orient us to Lisbon and Cascais. Her car was comfortable to hold the three of us and our luggage. What a wonderful intro to Lisbon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail :) Thank you for such kind words!!! How are you all??? Miss you already!!! It was delightful to meet you 3 ;) Regards from Lisbon
Donna SlovakUnited States
Our 1st ever tours by locals in Lisbon was fantastic. Marte our guide was so knowledgeable and kind. She was very patient with our many questions and considerate of our preferences. We highly recommend her as a guide and tours by locals in general. Very pleased!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel truly happy and grateful for your kind words! It was delightful to have you with me during a great morning. Now that you have experienced Lisbon, you know there will be always this beautiful city waiting for you with its arms wide open as well as the custard tarts and codfish cakes. Looking forward to seeing you around again!
Richard AldersonUnited Kingdom
Marta was FANTASTIC. Knowledgeable, warm, personable and funny, she was the reason why our trip to Lisbon was so memorable. Highly, highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm totally speechless...! But I still can write a few lines... :) :) :) I had 2 wonderful days with you and I'm most pleased you took my city in your blessed hearts. Come back soon, will you???
Craig H.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Craig! Regards from Lisbon
Marilyn EdlingUnited States
Marta is warm, knowledgeable, and provides so Much more than the basics on the tour. She didn't rush us through and is very proud of her country and has a dry sense of humor. One of the best guides we have had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're too kind! It was simply delightful to have met you �� wonderful afternoon together, no doubt! Thank you �� Promiss to enjoy a lot my country.
Heidi BrownUnited States
Marta was a fabulous guide and welcomed us to Lisbon like family! She was prompt, professional, and full of information. Marta was accommodating to our group of 9 (4 adults, 5 children), and patient with deviations from the original plan! Before even arriving to Lisbon, Marta was extremely helpful in personalizing our tour for us. I sent her a ton of things we wanted to see and do in a very limited time, and she put together a successful plan! Marta made our quick visit to Lisbon amazing. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Heidi and the fabulous 8 :) You were simply wonderful... should I ask for more? I wish you all could stay, honestly and I really must reafirm what I told this weekend: move to Lisbon, it's a great sunny place that will always look forward to have you back :) Keep in touch! PS - Please do send me our super selfie 'cause I want to have it on my book of memories ;) Thank you a million!!! A big hug to everyone!
Marta was wonderful--as full of great information as she was vibrant and gracious. Terrific intro to a beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Is there a better way to start the season then spending a great morning with wonderful people and getting this fantastic review afterwords?!? I couldn't ask for more!!! :) I feel very pleased to have met you, you both have a beautiful heart :) wishing you all the best discovering my beloved country :)
Crystal TeterColumbus, OH, United States
Wow! Marta gave us an absolutely lovely tour of Old Lisbon, with a lot of history (which we love) to go along with it. Lisbon is a beautiful city, and Marta was a fabulous guide. Marta took us to a cafe and treated us to the pastel de nata treats - and they were delicious! Unfortunately, we only had a few hours to see the city as we were on a shore excursion, but thanks to Marta, we cannot wait to come back to Lisbon for an extended visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU!!! You can´t imagine how happy I get everytime I read a review like yours :) it's delightful... and I'm more and more grateful to have a job I love. Please, do tell me when you return, I'd be most pleased to show you a lot more of my beautiful country :) All the best!!!
Susan WebmanUnited States
Marta was incredibly personable, knowledgeable and great sense of humor. Very responsive to our interests. Could not have been better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! I must confess I had a great afternoon too :) I feel lucky to meet such wonderful people everyday :) More than lucky, I feel blessed. Wishing you all the best!
Chris W.United States
I would highly recommend Marta for a tour in Lisbon--she was pleasant and knowledgeable--gifted at telling the history of the city--took very good care of our security as pickpockets seemed to be common--I felt like I was with a relative and not a guide that I just met. Note that the city is hilly which makes a walking tour only for those who can do some steep grades but well worth the effort for those who can.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Chris, it was a real pleasure to meet you all!!! Great morning we spent together :) I'm very happy with your words and I must tell you that I'm a very lucky person to meet such wonderful people that make my life so worthy :) All the best :) :) :)
It was a pleasure to have Marta as our tour guide. She is very knowledgeable of the history of Portugal and the city of Lisbon. It was a truly excellent tour. Five starts +! Thank you, Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Nataliya, I must say I spent a wonderful afternoon in very nice company :) I'm very happy you've enjoyed it too :) Thanks a lot for everything! It was great! Sunny regards from Lisbon (weather is still great!)
Pam BassWestport, CT, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much :) It was a pleasure meeting you!
We were delighted to meet Marta our tour guide. She was an excellent companion, her English was perfect and her knowledge of the history of the city brought Lisbon to life for us. We could not have spent 4 hours in more pleasurable and informative company. It was a truly excellent tour. Ten out of ten.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much for your kind words, Mrs. Morna and Mr. Peter :) I'm flattered! I had a great morning too :) and for sure couldn't have started in a more perfect way my number one tour for ToursbyLocals, so I must thank you because it's travelers like you who fulfill my life and make me feel grateful for what I love to do :) Wishing you all the best!