Harriet HydeEvergreen, ALABAMA, United States
Again, Marta C gave us an outstanding tour and returned us to our cruise ship. She was caring and kind and very concerned for one of our group who was semi-handicapped. She knew the best places to eat, shop snd visit. Could not have had a better tour guide. Harriet
W. Hunter HollidayUnited States
My family has traveled the world, and Marta is truly one of the best tour guides we have ever had. She is deeply knowledgeable about the history of Spain and Sintra. We very much enjoyed riding with her to Sintra and seeing the palaces. We booked tours with Marta for two days in a row based on her passion that came through in her online profile -- and we were not disappointed. She is truly one of the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words! I simply loved meeting you and your family. Looking forward to seeing you back someday :) Merry Christmas and may 2023 bring much joy and health to you! Please send a special regards to your special mother :)
Virginia S.United States
Marta picked me up at the airport. My flight was 3 1/2 hours late. She adjusted her schedule and was there when I arrived. We had a wonderful afternoon. Marta's tour was very informative, and she obviously loves her country. I highly recommend her tours. The custard tarts in Belem are amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Virginia, you're very special and it was a pleasure to meet you and show you a little bit of my beloved country :) Hope you have a great time here! All the best!!!
Preetha PulusaniUnited States
Spectacular Sintra and Pena Palace! Don't miss it on your visit to Portugal. Marta had us in there and the entire palace toured before the crowds came in. No lines or waiting for us! She was so efficient and really gave us a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Preetha, for your sweet words. Well, Sintra is really a place no one should miss... And Pena Palace is breathtaking. Worth the early wake up call, no doubt. I don't like crowds myself and I think that when we're on vacation that's really something we'd love to avoid. It's so much nicer to wander around calmly, definitely we can enjoyed much more like that :)
Karen GilbertUnited States
Marta was one of the best guides we've ever had when using Tours by Locals. She was extremely knowledgeable, flexible and sensitive to our needs. We would use her again in a heartbeat. Anyone looking for a great guide should use Marta. Looking forward to taking one of her cooking classes when we get home via zoom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Karen, when we met in person I felt like I already knew you for ages and that's so sweet when it happens :) You were all 4 so delightful to be with ) I can only thank you for being so lucky to have had you with me for 2 days! Looking very forward to meeting you again for our cooking experience :) Obrigada for everything! All the best to you all and a special hug to Polly!
Jessica EffressUnited States
Marta was so helpful from even before the tour began - She emailed to confirm and gave us other suggestions for our upcoming trip. Her tour took into account all the things we discussed beforehand. She was knowledgeable about history, art, architecture and local culture. We really enjoyed our time with her so much that we booked another 1/2 day with her in Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really happy to know I have been so helpful and that you enjoyed the tour! I always work if it was me on the other side as the traveller :) I just wanna make sure you get the most out of every detail. Thank you so much for being so interested, enjoyable and such a wonderful company! Hope we can meet again one day!