Linda G.United States
Our guide was delightful, knowledgeable and very gracious in accomodating our schedule. I highly recommend using this person for other tours whether Porto, Lisbon or surrounding regions. This was our "only" specific" one-on- one tour for our travels and should have used Jose for other days. Kind regards. Linda and Steve
Thomas GrayUnited States
Jose was very informative and on time. Would recommend him for anywhere in Portugal.
Mary-Lou G.United States
Jose was OUTSTANDING: top-notch historical-cultural expertise AND genuinely warm personality! He was waiting with umbrellas for us (2 couples) at fabulous Coimbra University, where he had once been a student. His encyclopedic (but never "lecturing") knowledge went far beyond "guidebook" info, including hidden passages, entertaining anecdotes, and just when to enter the chapel. He even joined us in our private Lisbon-Porto limo to point out other city highlights AND arranged a marvelous local lunch for us!
Marshall DahnekeUnited States
Jose was very good at supporting our unique needs. Given our logistics, we arrived in Coimbra later than normal and Jose met us at the train station with a smile. After a birds-eye view of Coimbra from across the river, we had a great lunch at an authentic place. Then Jose showed us the university (including the beautiful library!!) and some of the older churches. Jose is very knowledgeable and was willing to share insights that helped us better appreciate the history and culture. We recommend Jose!!
Jody T.Forest, VIRGINIA, United States
Jose was the perfect tour guide for our introduction and cultural heritage tour! Our tour was primarily walking and we covered a lot of territory...the history of Coimbra, the university, and churches. For me, the highlight was the Joanina Library…baroque architecture, art, and the ancient collection. Lunch was a local spot, Jardim da Manga, where my husband and I both tried new seafood dishes…Outdoor seating, local wine, and a beautiful day…great choice, Jose!
Hertbert HillUnited States
We had a great tour of Coimbra and enjoyed getting to know the city and our guide, Jose. We drove in so he suggested a place out of town to park our car and meet us their to drive us into the city. In addiction to an informative tour of the city and University, we had lunch in which we learned and tried some traditional meals and after we finish he took us to pick out traditional wines of Portugal.
Herbert Wayne HannaCanada
Timothy LinHong Kong
John PierceUnited States
Very friendly, informative, and intelligent. An excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment! It was a privilege to meet you and show you a part of my country! All the best! Jose
David WelguiszUnited States
Jose did a wonderful job on our tour. We booked this tour 2 days before we took it and he customized it to fit our needs from visiting the University (where he was a student) and seeing some stuff that most tours do not get to experience. We walked the streets of Coimbra to the Santa Cruz Monastery. After the monastery, we went to Quinta do Encontro for lunch and a brief tour of the winery. It was a wonderful and beautiful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Gloria, Thank you for your comment. It was such a nice tour. You are very curious regarding everything and is really motivating. Hope to meet you some day in another tour :) Best Jose
Timothy A HickeyCincinnati, OHIO, United States
This was our second tour with Jose. He went above and beyond what we expected. We may return to Lisbon next year and would hire him again. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very nice to be with you. You are such a wonderful persons and I am happy to have the opportunity of welcoming you in Lisbon, Sintra and Coimbra. Thank you very much.
Michael AmendSeattle, WASHINGTON, United States
Jose was very knowledgeable (helpful that he went to University of Coimbra) and set up nice custom tour that included walking in the city and driving to two locations outside the city (hilltop castle and Bussaco Palace -- both recommended).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! You are very nice and interested travelers. Hope to tour you in the next time you come to Portugal :)
Adriana UrreaMexico, CDMX, Mexico
Es un guía muy simpático. Tiene muchas anécdotas y te hace pasar un día muy agradable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias. Hay sido un placer la Tour con vuestra familia. Son muy simpáticos y interessados. Buena sorte con todo :)
Keith MoneyUnited States
Wonderful tour. We saw places that we never would have found ourselves. And our lunch at a little village in the hills was really special. As Jose told us, we might have been the first American's ever to visit that cafe. Would recommend Jose to everyone! Jose communicated with us several times before the tour and was really willing to custom design the tour for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you kind comments. You were an amazing group allways interested and eager to discover the real culture of Portugal. It was an honor to welcome and guide you through the University of Coimbra, Conimbriga Roman Ruins, Penela Castle and The wine cellar and tasting. All the best.