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Testimonials

 

Private Tour of  Porto . Half Day . Portugal

Rating *****

Miguel was fantastic! We were fortunate to schedule a half-day tour of Porto with him. Six of us were vacationing from the U.S. We arrived late at the hotel where he was meeting us. He was still there, waiting for us with a smile on his face. When our fantastic tour was ending, we arranged to meet Miguel three days later in Lisbon. He was our guide for the next two days, visiting Lisbon, Estoril, Cascais, Sintra, and then on the second day, exploring our way to Evora. He was so knowledgeable and obliging at all times. We all give him a 5 star rating, and if we are ever in Spain or Portugal, we will use his services again. Miguel, all our best to you and your family. Fondly. The Souza's The Heiler's and the MacDonald's

 

Karen Souza

May 18.2014

United States

Private Tour of Santiago de Compostela (UNESCO) from Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

Foi com uma abordagem em Porto que conhecemos Miguel oferecendo seus serviços, que fez toda a diferença para nós. Miguel, excelente profissional, amigo, agradável, competente, resumindo, foi fantástico, além das expectativas. Passamos um dia encantador, nos deixando sempre a vontade sem nenhuma pressa devoltar. Recomendamos seus serviços. Parabéns Miguel!!!!!! Você foi fantástico. Postamos sua foto no Facebook e foi logo reconhecido por um amigo brasileiro. Beijos em você e sua família…

Um grande abraço do grupo de brasileiros: Iracema, Lênio, Rui, Lenir, Elizete e Francisco.

 

Iracema Cunha

Nov 11.2012

Brasil

Private Shore Excursion of Santiago de Compostela (Unesco) from Vigo, Galicia . Spain

Rating *****

Wow! What an amazing afternoon. Miguel picked us up from our ship in Vigo. He spoke with us about Vigo and its history while sharing panoramic views of the city. We made our way to Santiago de Compostela where Miguel took us to an incredible tapas bar. After lunch we toured the cathedral and explored the town. We highly recommend the afternoon as well as Miguel...

We look forward to using him again.

 

Theresa Sheffield

Oct 31.2012

United States

Private Shore Excursion (designed for cruisers) of Douro Valley Wine Experience (UNESCO), Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

Miguel is an outstanding guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and provided us with so much information to enhance the sightseeing. He took us to beautiful areas so that we could appreciate the incredible vistas. He has a wonderful personality and we will never forget the luncheon and wine tasting high up in the Douro Valley. We will defintely recommend him to anyone planning this trip.

Barbara and Maury Slater

 

Howard Evans

Oct 10.2012

United States

Private Shore Excursion (designed for cruisers) of Douro Valley Wine Experience (UNESCO), Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

Miguel was a WONDERFUL guide. He provided us every possible comfort: bottled water, mints, candies & sun screens for our windows in the van. He could not do enough! He was very knowledgeable, spoke perfect English and obviously had great passion & pride in the Douro Valley and his native Portugal. During our wine tour the vineyard guide could not answer a couple of questions, but Miguel found out the answers for us. You could not go wrong having Miguel be your guide! We HIGHLY recommend him.

 

Stephen Heller

Sep 22.2012

United States

Private Tour . Portugal in 5 Days

 

Rating *****

Ciao Miguel,

Volevo ringraziarti per la magnifica esperienza che ci hai fatto provare in giro per il Portogallo. Il tuo servizio è stato professionale, divertente e molto intenso. In soli 5 giorni ci hai fatto conoscere una decine di città da Porto a Lisbona "on the Road". La cosa più bella dopo questa esperienza è quella che oggi abbiamo un amico in più, MIGUEL RIBEIRO. Grazie mille ))) Adesso ti aspettiamo presto in Sicilia.

 

Ferrucio Drago

Jul 22.2012

Italy

Oporto City & Wine Tasting - Private Shore Excursion Portugal

Rating *****

Hi Miguel, the Brits are back in Britain (and the rain!) after an enjoyable cruise.

One of the highlights was undoubtedly our visit to Oporto, which proved to be a lovely and fascinating city.

A key part of our enjoyment of the city was your excellent tour, your knowledge, your friendliness and your courtesy.

Hopefully, we will visit again.In the meantime carry on the good work.

 

Very best wishes

Vera and Kevan Booth

Jul 7.2012

United Kingdmon

Oporto City & Wine Tasting . Half Day - Private Shore Excursion . Portugal

Rating *****

Miguel was fantastic - excellent English, very knowledgable, interesting, and very helpful and willing to do whatever it takes to make the trip one that you will always remember. Oporto is a super place to visit - lots to see and visit and it was wonderful to end our tour with a visit to Taylor's Port for a tasting and good view over the river and city.

We are returning in 3 months and intend to use Miguel again for a different tour.

 

Brian Mills

Jul 2012

United Kingdmon

Oporto City & Wine Tasting . Half Day - Private Shore Excursion . Portugal

Rating *****

Hello Miguel,

We are back home in the UK after our Mediterranean cruise, with wonderful memories of the day we spent touring round Oporto with you. Your pleasant company and informative commentary on our walkabout were most enjoyable, and your polite, friendly attention was much appreciated. We haven't, as yet, opened our special bottle of Port but when we do we shall think of you. [We also thought of you that evening when we learned that Portugal had won the football!]

Many thanks for a memorable day,

 

Betty and Arthur Barton

June 2012

United Kingdom

Oporto City & Wine Tasting . Half Day - Private Shore Excursion . Portugal

Rating *****

My husband and I had an awesome tour of Oporto with Miguel. He was extremely informative and very passionate about his city. He was very prompt in replying to emails and suggesting sights to see and things to do. His English was impeccable!

I would highly recommend using Miguel to anyone who is looking for a wonderful tour of Oporto and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill R Schafer

May 2012

United States

Private Tour of Douro Valley Wine Experience (UNESCO) & Private Shore Excursion (designed for cruisers),
Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

This tour was our second with Miguel. This time we had the honor of having his beautiful wife Jennifer with us. We had no idea what to expect in the Douro Valley. It is incredible!! It has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. In addition to the beauty of the valley itself, the tour offers private visits to local wineries and even a gourmet lunch at one them.

We are already planning a return visit!!

 

 

Theresa Sheffield

Nov 1.2012

United States

Private Tour of Douro Valley Wine Experience (UNESCO), Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

Miguel gave us a wonderful tour of the Douro Valley, basing it on his very thorough knowledge of the region, but adjusting to our individual interests. Excellent language skills. Very personable, willing to share discussions about his personal life as a Portuguese citizen. Very caring about the comfort and enjoyment of his passengers. No hard sell on any side trips. We would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a private tour in Portugal.

 

Beverly DePietropaolo

Oct 24.2012

United States

Private Shore Excursion of Pontevedra, Cambarro & Wine Tour, from Vigo, Galicia . Spain

Rating *****

Miguel showed us a wonderful time in Vigo. We couldn't start the tour until 12:30p.m. and he really optimized the time we had, showing us a charming fishing village, as well as other sights to fully appreciate the area, including a wine tasting at a winery. A truly lovely day, and he was very knowledgeable providing us with very interesting facts about the history of the area. We would definitely recommend him to anyone planning a trip to Vigo.

Barbara & Maury Slater

 

Howard Evans

Oct 9.2012

United States

Private Tour of Oporto City & Wine Cellars,
Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

Miguel was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The tour couldn't have been more pleasant. There was an issue with his vehicle which he quickly resolved, hiring a taxi to continue our tour. He spent considerably longer than our allotted time, we never felt the slightest pressure to hurry. He helped us with arrangements for our remaining time in Porto which we would not have been able to do on our own. We highly recommend Miguel and I regret not having used his service before our last day.

 

Gina Bramante

Oct 2.2012

Canada

Private Tour of Vigo, Baiona, La Guarda & Valença . Spain & Private Tour of Oporto City Half Day, Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

 

We had Miguel for our guide in Vigo and in Porto. He was fantastic. He is so knowledgeable and so very passionate about this region.

We highly recommend Miguel if you are planning a visit to this beautiful part of Europe.

 

 

 

 

Lucille Zimmerman

Sep 15.2012

United States

Private Tour of Central & Northern Portugal - 5 Days,
Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

We are a couple from India and booked Miguel for a 5-day tour. He's a great guy! Fantastic sense of humour. We kept laughing for all five days. Very passionate about Porto and his football team. His level of service was way above 5 stars. Planned each day well, and made sure we experienced what we really wanted. Several times he went out of the way to make our trip comfortable. Met his beautiful wife, Jennifer, who's also his partner. I can't thank them enough for making out trip to Portugal so special!

 

Ankur Agarwal

Jul 22.2012

India

Private Tour of Central & Northern Portugal - 5 Days,
Porto . Portugal

Rating *****

I am very happy with the service Miguel provided for us in Santiago de Compostela. He was very nice and we had a great time while in our tour. I travel quite often and for sure I will be using Tours by Locals again. I recommend this website to anyone that wants to do private or group tours. They adjusted well to our schedule and time. Thank you very much Miguel for your service. Me and my husband are thankful. Damaris R. Private Guide from Santiago Compostela to Salamanca, Spain, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

 

Linda Suarez

Jul 4.2012

United States

Oporto City & Wine Tasting . Half Day - Private Shore Excursion . Portugal

Rating *****

 

 

Miguel was fantastic, beyond any expectations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Johnson

June 23.2012

United Kingdmon

Portugal in 3 Days - Private Tour

 

Rating *****

I met Miguel when my wife and I did a 10 day tour of Portugal. We joined one of the wine tours in Porto where Miguel approached us and offered to tour us around Northern Portugal, Lisbon and surrounding areas. Right off the bat, I can tell Miguel is a great guy. The kind of individual you want to hang out and spend your vacation days with. He basically did his pitch on what sights we can see and how he can help us enjoy our stay better "Seeing the country through the eyes of a local". We exchanged emails and later on that evening, he sent me a customized package based on our earlier conversation. We thought "wow, this guy really listened to what we wanted to do" and so we decided to hire him to be our personal tour guide for the next 5 days of our stay.

 

Mark Ongsysia

Nov 2011

United States