Melissa CollingsUnited States
Bruno was absolutely fantastic! He made this part of our trip truly amazing. He led us on a tour of quaint, family-owned quintas. We had some in-depth discussions with him about the history of the area, the villages we went through, even the restaurant we went to lunch. I can't praise this tour enough. We had the best time! Take a tour with Bruno!
Cynthia MaguireDaniel Island, SC, United States
Wonderful experience. Bruno was the perfect guide. The day included a combination of history, sites, tastings and tours. Bruno was flexible and was able to tailor the tour to our personal likes and needs. Spend as much or as little time as you like. He was very accommodating and willing to adjust the day's plans. We would highly recommend this tour. Please keep in mind that tastings and lunch are extra. We would highly recommend Bruno. The tour was the highlight of our trip to the Douro Valley.
Delories RichersonUnited States
Bruno is the best tour guide ever! I do not hesitate to give him the highest rating. My group of 6 spent 4 days with him & he provided an incredible tour of the beautiful Douro Valley & beyond. His attention to detail, knowledge, and itinerary were beyond our expectations! If you want a lifetime experience, book him now!
We recently had the pleasure of taking two day trips in the Douro Valley with Bruno C as our guide. Bruno was professional, attentive and great company. We enjoyed his sense of humour and wide knowledge of this area. Because Bruno was born and raised here in the Douro, he takes great pride in showing points of interest to visitors while filling them in on the history. Bruno's generosity at the end of each tour was delightful. He treated us to special types of port, chocolates and wine.
William (Bill) BeamishUnited States
We had a fantastic customized tour with Bruno. He took us to several wineries of our choosing and added on some of his own that were outstanding. He provided a verbal history of the area, as well as insights to the culture and challenges of the region. Bruno drove us through dozens of incredible vistas and views, many of which were off the beaten track. Although the day was at a relaxed pace, we saw an a significant amount of the Pinhao area and culture. The whole experience was excellent.
Laurie ZennerUnited States
Bruno did a great job - he is very knowledgable and was flexible about customizing our tour to fit our needs. He has a wonderful sense of humor and took us to places we would have never gone to by ourselves.
Elaine FergusonUnited States
We were two couples that shared the day with Bruno. We could not have been more pleased, he is the BEST. His car comfortable, he was very knowledgeable, VERY kind, and treated us like Royalty. Never hurried us, took us to the best sites, places and restaurant. A DELICIOUS lunch. He also took us to the very Best of Wineries . We did not want to say Good Bye at the end of a perfect day, however Bruno, Douro Valley and it's beauty will always be in our hearts and minds. Our first time with Tours By Locals.
Great tour! Bruno customized the day for us, picked us up directly at our guest house, and brought us to wonderful small wineries we would not have discovered otherwise. Strongly recommend!
We have been to 70+ countries and taken tours with too many tour guides to count, but can confidently say that Bruno was one of the warmest and most genuine guides we have ever had the privilege to have. By the end of our time with Bruno, we truly felt like he was family/a long time friend. We couldn't recommend a tour with Bruno any more highly as a way to experience the beauty of the Douro Valley. Thank you Bruno. We will forever remember how you made our trip so memorable!!! Your "family" from Canada
Jonathan BoblittUnited States
Driving around with Bruno felt as good as driving around with my Grandad in his home town. He has fantastic relationships with all the people you meet on the tour. He knows all the best places to visit, who to talk to, food to eat, etc. And the logistics were so easy. Half of our stories from our trip to Portugal came from spending time with Bruno. We loved every minute of it. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good francesinha before we left. :) Outstanding Tour! Thank you so much!
Bruno is a very friendly local with a comprehensive knowledge about the region and the Douro wines; careful driver and prefect english language skills. Bruno was flexible on the tour and adjusted it to our wishes and preferences. We can only recommend to book him.
Lisa Adler CovitzUnited States
Bruno was a terrific tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and clearly loves what he does. He went the extra mile by introducing us to beautiful places and making delicious picnic lunches for us each day. He was very easy to work with and accommodated all of our requests. We were together for five days and it was sad to say goodbye! I highly recommend Bruno :)
Janice DitchekUnited States
We had a wonderful day exploring the Douro Valley with Bruno. His "insiders" perspective, passion and love for the region shined through in our day long tour. Bruno was a pleasure to spend time with and gladly tailored our trip to our interests, taking us to the most beautiful "off the tourist grid" spots to suit our preferences. Bruno's enthusiasm for sharing the beauty of the Douro Valley, his knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond for his clients made for a magical experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I deeply appreciate the time you took to write such a wonderful review. It's always a pleasure to do my best for that you have the best of this magical Valley. Thank you very much Janice!
Bruno was the perfect guide. Patient. Welcoming. Smiling. Well read. Keep it up.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were all in your greatest mood, and to spend these days with you all could never be called a job. Thanks for everything.
Jamshid MaddahiUnited States
Bruno was an exceptional guide to Douro Valley. As he was born and still lives in the area, he has intimate knowledge of the region and its notable Port wines. He is very personable and fluent in English. As a vineyard owner, I had specific requests from him (such as tasting old single varietal Port wines) and he accomodated my request. He drove throught the most scenic roads and stopped at the best spots to take photos. He picked the best restaurant to taste local cuisine. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for everything, Mr. Jamshid. You are definitely one of the most interesting people that I've ever known. All your knowledge, insights and respect are remarkable. Kindly, Bruno
Arthur ManniUnited States
Our group of 4 had a wonderful day visiting the Douro Valley with Bruno It was exactly what we were looking for, visiting the off track boutique wineries and sites away from the large cruise ship groups Bruno was a fabulous guide having grown up and living in the valley. He was extremely knowledgeable, polite and professional. We would highly recommend his services. Art, Teresa and friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words, you were all amazing with me. You deserve all the best, Bruno
Susan PlaineUnited States
My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful day of touring around the Douro Valley with Bruno. As he was born in the area, he had an intimate knowledge of every bit of mountain side, the most interesting things to see and do, and a close relationship with others who live in the area. My daughter and I felt that we really benefitted from his experience and knowledge. Of all of our guides during 10 days in Portugal, Bruno was our favorite. We rate him 10 out of 10!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your kind words ladies. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity of meeting you and sharing my vision of the Douro Valley with you. Your kindness, curiosity and intelligence, have also made my day. Muito obrigado!