William EllisUnited States
Incredible culinary and cultural experience not to be missed.
We have done many tours using Tours by Locals, but Matilde has to be the most friendly tour guide we have encountered. She was an absolute pleasure and joy to spend 4 hours with. We could not believe how fast the time passed. The food she introduced us to was amazing and the wine and cheese at the end was exceptional. Her knowledge of the city and it's history was only something that a local would know. I would highly recommend Matilde for any tour she does. Just an amazing guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John and Jessica! What a wonderful afternoon with you both! Hope you had a safe flight back home! Be in touch if you come back to Portugal! Hugs Matilde
Great tour, good mix of food, wine, and local culture. Matilde was both informative and yet casual and down to earth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you both! I got home now! What a great afternoon! Have fun, Matilde
Robert JohanUnited States
Seeing and tasting the fantastic foods and libations of Lisbon could not have been presented in a better way!!. Matilde took us to various (8) locations around town where we got to sample so much food and libations!! We were glad to be able to walk between the various establishments visited! (I know, nobody forced us to eat what we ate, but it all tasted so great)!!!!! Also much appreciated were the explanations of the local history and getting to meet and chat with the owners of some places!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rob! What a great day I had with you both! Hope you're having fun in the Algarve. Hugs from Lisbon Matilde
Alec BabiarzUnited States
Matilde gave us a wonderful food tour. We had the best pastries and stopped by a great olive shop and a local workers' lunch spot; among others. We finished at a wine shop near the Time Out market.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alec! Hugs from Lisbon
Jim NangeroniUnited States
Matilde gave us a supurb introduction to the food and drink culture of Lisbon. She did this by combining an overview of the downtown sites with an excellent selection of small tastes then ending with a wine tasting hosted by a knowledgeable and friendly sommolier. In just a few hours, we suddenly felt comfortable and excited about our next few days ahead in this wonderful city.
Ellyn WrzeskiUnited States
We spent a wonderful day with Matilde. She was so personable and friendly. We felt like we had known her for years! Her knowledge of the city and her ability to share the history and the culture of the city were outstanding. This was a food and wine door woven into a city center tour. Matilde took us to amazing places to eat and have drinks. She even took us to her favorite olive oil store where we had tastings. This was a five star plus tour. Thank you Matilde for making it such a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellyn, Thank you so much for the kind words! They are truly important to me! Hugs from Portugal Matilde
Rebecca JohnstonUnited States
Our group is sitting in The Wine Cellar where we ended our day talking about what a great tour we just finished with Matilde M. It was fun, informative, and oh so Yummy!!! Matilda was flexible, friendly, and funny. She showed us insider views and tastes of Lisbon. We were a group of 8 and all agree she is wonderful. This was the best introduction to the real Lisbon history and cuisine. Both the tour and the guide are excellent. I recommend both.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Becca! Hugs and enjoy it
Ron SmileyPowell, OHIO, United States
What a wonderful day with extremely personable Matilde - you won't be disappointed! She met us at our hotel for a 4 hour tour, exactly as described. It was the perfect tour - listening to Matilde lovingly describe the history of her city - and stopping along the way to taste the delicacies of Portugal. It was a great tour for 4 seniors, a wonderfully-paced walk with the right amount of stops to enjoy the sights & food of Lisbon. If you are choosing between guides, PICK Matilde -- she is really THE BEST!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ron!! Now I'm blushing... Ahahaha Hugs from Lisbon and thanks for the kind words! Matilde
Sharon YoergUnited States
Chris RodenjizerUnited States
We are so glad we booked this tour for our first full day in Lisbon. Matilde, our guide, gave us a great overview and foundation to the history of Lisbon - political, social, and gastronomical. Walking around the city with her was like hanging out with a good friend with a Masters Degree in all things Portugese. Food stops along the way were ones only locals would know about. Exactly what we hoped for. Saying goodbye to Matilde was tough, but sweet, too, as will probably see her again.
Denise SangsterUnited States
Matilde was such a delight to guide me through the best of the Lisbon food tour! She was charming, knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating. Truly a pleasure to hear her "share" her home town with me. Absolute bargain and worth every Euro! Highlight recommend her and this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denise! It was great!!