Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal by Tour Guide José C.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
José C.
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Robert Bailey

Reno, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jun 1/18

Excellent Tour

Richard Bell

Calabasas, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 27/18

Jose was terrific, accommodating our mobility challenges with more driving to the highlights of Lisbon. He has a great understanding of the history and current economic climate here. Excellent architectural tour. We had lunch in Sintra at a non-touristy spot and a special trip to the Palacio de Pena which capped off a great day. Jose knows how to maneuver through the crowds so we saw everything we wanted. Outstanding guide with perfect English. Best part of our trip to Lisbon.

Jeanette Robertson-Lomax

Australia
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 26/18

Words cannot describe how wonderful our visit to Lisbon and Sintra was with Jose. We highly recommend him.

Gary Uyemura

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 25/18

Edward Sessler

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 23/18

Jose was highly informed and taught us a great deal regarding history. His English was very good had a great sense of humor. He was very mindful of our wishes and adjusted accordingly. We would be happy to recommend him to anyone.

Alan Stone

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Apr 14/18

Lisbon was the coolest city and we are so glad we visited and toured with Jose on our 1st day! Jose knew the history of the city and as well as all of the special places that are part of a beautiful area. Our afternoon stop to Sintra was also special... incredible! We recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon and the area. We hope to get back soon so we can tour Porto, Fatima and other areas with Jose.

Zachary Wolf

United States
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Tour: #88342, Zachary-12March Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Mar 12/18

Jose was incredible today. He spoke perfect English, gave perfect recommendations and created a memorable experience. He is also great taking pictures. Would refer him to anyone coming to Lisbon.

Megan Williams

United States
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Tour: #88342, Megan 16 Nov - Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Nov 16/17

Jose was an amazing tour guide. He's so knowledgeable about everything - from the history, architecture, food and wine. I would highly recommend using him as a guide on your trip to Portugal.

Lisa Ball

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Oct 24/17

Jose is an excellent and friendly guide. I highly recommend him.

Tracy Bracken

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Oct 18/17

We had a wonderful tour with José, which included a brief history of Portugal to put various sights into context, stops in various historic neighborhoods for walking tours, Belem and the monastery, Sintra (where we had an excellent lunch), and views of the entire city of Lisbon from several overlooks. Most importantly, we had the opportunity for in-depth discussions with José about his beautiful city and its people. José was very flexible about the itinerary, but we did well following his itinerary.

Lisa Ball

United States
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Tour: #88342, 10 Oct - Lisa Ball - Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Oct 10/17

Jose was very kind and knowledgeable. He was an asset to our welcome in Lisbon! Many thanks to him for a great tour!

Randy P.

United States
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Tour: #88342, Randy - 17/SETLisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 17/17

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Charles Miller

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 16/17

Jose was a great host for us in Lisbon. He picked us up from the cruise ship and then gave us a very enjoyable tour of the main points of interest in Lisbon with enough time for the ladies to shop a little and for us to get to enjoy the local cuisine. During our nice lunch Jose took a map, marked and showed us where we could go on our own , near our hotel, for additional shopping and great food. This made for a great next day when we were on our own. Thanks for a great day in Lisbon.

Janice Knox

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 13/17

Michael Rubel

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Aug 26/17

Jose was great - very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and committed. He brings a highly unusual level of intelligence and insight into his work!

Gerry Giesler

Greensboro, GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jul 26/17

Jose was on time and had a very high level of knowledge about Lisbon and Sintra. We enjoyed our tour very much.

Diane Steiner

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jun 26/17

I've traveled all over the world, using guides from tours by locals as well as guides recommend by hotels. Jose was definitely one of the best guides I've ever had . He asked us (I was traveling with my 22 year old granddaughter) what we we were interested in seeing/doing and he tailored the day to meet our interests. He knew exactly where we should eat lunch, where we should shop, and which sights would interest us. We were so sad to say good bye.

Nelida Flatow

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jun 15/17

Jose is everything a guide should be, friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and willing to go above and beyond. We learned a a lot about Portugal from him. I would definitely book him and recommend him to anyone going to Portugal. It was a fabulous day.

Kjeld S.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #88342, Spillett 1june Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jun 1/17

We had a fantastic day out with José, who tailor made our day out to suit our accessibility needs (one of us uses a wheelchair) and our special interests (One of us wanted to ride on the tram in Sintra!) He is helpful, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and has a very relaxed approach to the day, adapting it, if necessary, as the day progressed. We would recommend him.

Terry Drake

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 25/17

Excellent experience. On time. great knowledge of details, history, etc. Chose terrific location for lunch. Fun and strongly recommend him.

Susan Comfort

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 14/17

We only had one day in Lisbon and we were fortunate enough to spend it with Jose. He was very personable and provided us with valuable information about Lisbon and Sintra. He gave a constant commentary and went out of his way to show us things of interest. When the rain started, he had umbrellas for the 4 of us. He suggested a lovely place for lunch and there acted as our food guide. We really enjoyed our day with him. He is very knowledgeable, personable and great guide. Thank you!

Mary Perrault

United States
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Tour: #88342, 12 may Sintra and Cascais One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 12/17

What an amazing day. Felt like I was visiting a good friend in his town. José is genuine, friendly knowledgeable, accommodating and maybe a miracle worker, I was feeling under the weather and he helped me find the right practitioner to help. His suggestions were top notch and right on for what I wanted. Great conversation about many topics and always making sure I was happy. I will return and ask for José again.

Rudolph Janis

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 2/17

Jose was an outstanding tour guide and shared his extensive knowledge of Lisbon with us. Viewing the old city from the car is difficult due to the traffic. Parking and walking was limited. The tour through the newer parts of Lisbon and the trip out to Sintra were beautiful and fun. Our stop for lunch gave us an opportunity to sample some Portuguese food which was wonderful. The visit to the castle is like a fairy book story. It is a must-see item. This tour wet our desire to comeback to Portugal.

Lee Stockwell

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Apr 15/17

Charming, knowledgeable and patient on a packed holiday weekend. We covered a good deal of ground and learned a lot.

Sandra Davidson

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon (City and Jewish Sites) and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Apr 13/17

Jose was absolutely terrific. Very knowledgeable and has a wonderful personality, friendly and humorous. It was a great pleasure to spend the entire day with him. He is was very mindful of what we wanted to see and clever in avoiding crowded periods and traffic to make the most use of our time. Moreover, he was very helpful in giving us tips for touring on our own later on.

Donna Apisa

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Mar 25/17

Jose is the BEST!! He knows the history and how to share it.

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: #88342, Sasanka- 15 Feb Lisbon nightlights and local gastro - Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Feb 15/17

It was our first time in Portugal & first night in Lisbon. Picked up from airport by José, who became our Jo from the first moment. We checked in to our hotel and then rushed lazily to the beautiful city and watched it passed by the night. A stop in Bairro do Avillez, courtesy Jo again, to have the smell and taste of Portuguese cuisine all promised that we are going to have a great holiday for next 3 days. Thanks Jose, we love your country. Tuktuk & Sasanka

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sasanka and Tuktuk. You are very kind and a very delicate gourmands. It was a honnor. All the best!

Enkhee Purev

Portugal
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 22/16

Jose was very respectful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He is flexible to adjust to your schedule. He taught me a lot of Portuguese history, customs, food, architecture. Really enjoyed my visit thanks to Jose.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. You are very kind and very interested and interesting person.

Paula Cocozza

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 8/16

Jose was a delightful and knowledgable tour guide. He is so flexible and accommodating - it was exactly what we wanted on our first trip to Lisbon. There is nothing better than meeting a stranger who becomes a friend�� thank you Jose for sharing your beautiful city with us, we cannot wait to return!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula and Keith, thank you! You are a wonderful couple full of good energy and good sense of humor. I hope yo meet you soon! :) Jose

Larry Tedesco

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Aug 18/16

Our guide Jose was fabulous. Our tour was more than we expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Larry Thank you for your words and for trusting your group inmy tour. I am very happy you like it. Thank you! Jose

Barbara Wolfe

Portugal
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Aug 7/16

Very knowledgable and entertaining!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Barbara! It was a very funny tour :) All the best or you!

Henry Zawada

United States
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Tour: #88342, Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jul 26/16

Jose was a very knowledgeable tour guide about the Sintra area. He is easily understood and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all! It's been two awesome days! You are a super group :) All the Best! Jose

Jill McCleary

Cypress, TX, United States
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Tour: #88342, Jill 30 May Lisbon and Sintra One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 30/16

Excellent day. Jose is very courteous and knowledgeable. He gave us choices and excellent options. I would highly recommend to my own friends and family. Thanks for wonderful memories of Lisbon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill, Thank you very much for your kind words. I will appreciate your recommendations and you can trust that I will deal with your family and friends the same way. Thank you! All the best! Jose

Sherry C.

United States
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Tour: #88342, 26 May Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 26/16

We had a great day touring Lisbon and Sintra with Jose. He is extremely knowledgeable, was able to answer all of our questions and gave us some great history of the area. He was very willing to adjust the tour to any of our needs and even gave us a bit of shopping time that we requested. The restaurant that he suggested for lunch was great and fulfilled our wish for seafood. He was very caring and was more than willing to please.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherry, Thank you all for the privilege of meeting such a nice family. :) The recipes (Custards and others) will go through email. Let me know the results :) All the best. Jose

Shirley Lowe

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 8/16

Jose provided an excellent tour while fighting a cold. He provided audio tour headsets at the National Palace of Queluz since he didn't feel that he could provide a running commentary. Later at the Park and Palace of Pena, Jose provide umbrellas due to the threat of rain. His commentary regarding the history of the country and of the buildings was valuable in understanding their development and importance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your understanding. It was a pleasure. Best regards. Jose

Gary Shepherd

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: May 7/16

Jose knows Portugal very well and is very attentive to the needs of his guests. Excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was very nice to tour you and Shlley. You are an adorable couple. All the best. Jose

Charles Doyle

Texas City, TX, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Oct 9/15

Jose was very knowledgeable and one of the best guides that my wife and I have ever used while traveling around the world!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles and Marion, thank you for your nice comment. It was a pleasure to tour you and to show you my country. Hope all the best to you! Jose

Sylvia Wehrli

Switzerland
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Tour: #88342, Silvya27sept-Lisbon and Sintra One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 27/15

We had a wonderful tour with José, who was extremely flexible and did all he could to adapt to our needs. He made us all wish to return to Lisbon as soon as possible and all 6 of us were absolutely delighted. He was so knowledgeable and had the knack of finding the perfect photo stop, best food and was certainly the fastest in the line for the pastries at Belem! Thank you José for an unforgettable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Silvya, it was really nice to tour your group. I never tour a group that was laughing and joking with each others all the time, like you. It was very special to show my country to such a good a longtime friends as you are. Please if you return - to Porto, maybe - I will be happy to welcome you again. Many greettings, José

Timothy A Hickey

Cincinnati, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 25/15

Jose was a great tour guide. He was very informative and knowledgeable. I 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.

Jim Schiller

United States
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Tour: #88342, 7 September - Lisbon and Sintra One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 7/15

Jose was a great tour guide and showed us a great deal of Lisbon and Sintra. He took us to a fabulous place for lunch and we had a very enjoyable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, it was a pleasure to tour you in Lisbon and Sintra. I hope next time I can tour you in Douro Valley :) Thank you! José

Patricia Senn

United States
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Tour: #88342, PADDY Lisbon and Sintra - 2 days, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jul 7/15

We enjoyed our two days with Jose- we explored Lisbon and Sintra. Very knowledgeable, flexible and great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, Thank you for your kind words. You have a lovely family and I am thankfull to having met you. All the best. José :)

Charlotte D.

Lancaster, PA, United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon and Sintra One Day, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Jun 19/15

Jose was very accommodating and quite engaging. He and Joanna are such lovely people. We felt that we were with special friends during our time together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. You are really a wonderful couple. it was a pleasure to Tour and Guide you. Many thanks. :)

Denise Wright

United States
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Tour: #88342, Lisbon as a start…, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal    
Date: Sep 23/14

Jose was a very knowledgeable and accommodating guide. He drove us to many interesting sites and was patient went we wanted to stop and shop.