Pam GarzaUnited States
Rui was fantastic! Informative, accommodating and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure we had a wonderful trip. Thanks so much.
Diane D.United States
This tour was a great way to travel from Lisbon to Porto, and Rui is a fabulous tour guide. He had wonderful recommendations on which cities to tour along the way; Obidos, Nazare, Coimbra and Aveiro. He is knowledgeable about each city, Portugal history and current day life. He made to day trip very pleasant and gave us great recommendations for things to do in Porto, books to read and restaurants! Definitely recommend Rui as your guide!
Ej PipkinUnited States
Rui was fantastic. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. From the pick up in Lisbon, through our stops on the way to Porto, Rui shared interesting information and kept us on the right track. Rui even took the time to provide follow-up comments and sources after our tour to address questions we raised. Highly recommend this experience.
Sham KamlaniUnited States
The highlight of this tour was visiting the Sanctuary of Fatima. That said, the drive was very pleasant. We added this tour to our itinerary as our flight home was from Porto. It turned out to be a very interesting tour thanks to Rui.
Echo TsaiUnited States
Wonderful three days tour with Rui, highly recommended!
Amazing day with Rui! He is a wealth of knowledge about Portugal and it's history, especially the Knights Templar. We made 4 stops(Fatima, Tomar, Nazare and Coimbra) and he allowed us to take all the time we wanted at each stop. What was booked as an 8 hour day, ended being an 11 day and we enjoyed every moment of it. Rui is a pleasure to spend a day with and we feel after our tour we have a much better understanding of the Portuguese and their history. Thank you for everything Rui!
Cheryl MurrayLenexa, --, United States
Rui was a great guide & a safe driver. His car was clean & comfortable & easily held our group of 3 plus 3 full sizes suitcases. Our drive to Porto included side trips to Obidos & Coimbra with an additional stop at a seaside resort for lunch. Rui provided a lot of information about Portugal history & culture, and answered all my questions. He also went above & beyond by following a long day of driving with a texted list of suggestions for things to see/do in Porto. Highly recommend!
Lance LimDe Smet, SD, United States
Lovely time with Rui. A fund of knowledge. Very considerate and made sure we were always comfortable and used the least energy going from 1 place to another. I'm happy with have another ride with him back to Lisbon in a few days. I highly recommend him.
Susan MinorUnited States
Rui was more than a great guide on our memorable and very full day trip to four towns, namely Obidos, Nazare, Coimbra and Alcobaca. Rui was a companion and friend. We chose the towns, Rui provided the fascinating stories and insights regarding these towns. He is very knowledgeable and so pleasant to be with. We learned so much and had lots of fun too! After our tour, Rui texted information on reading materials based on our interests. Rui did everything to make our trip enjoyable! Rui is the BEST!!!
Exceptional! Rui thoughtfully planned well-timed stops that our whole group would enjoy to break up the drive. And we learned lots about every day life in Portugal through his engaging conversation. Next time, and we will definitely reach out to Rui next time we are in the area, we will not even plan an evening engagement in Porto so that we can spend the full day together.
Wonderful day with Rui! Catered the tour to our requests, very knowledgeable and a pleasant companion for our transfer from Lisboa to Porto. Highly recommend a stop in Obidas and Tomar (with lunch at Sabores ao Rubro!) Kids said best tour guide we've EVER had!
Thank you Rui. We spent an excellent day and enjoy the conversation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure meeting you, Me Murillo! I hope that you enjoy your time in Porto and don’t forget about the francesinhas Cumprimentos para todos!
Rui was very professional and was happy to share his knowledge of Portuguese history and culture with us. He was on time and had great suggestions for sightseeing along our journey. He was always just a quick phone call away when we needed him.
Andrea MatusowUnited States
Rui L is the most amazing tour guide. He is knowledgeable, personable and goes out of his way to please his clients. He made our experience in Port a very memorable one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words, Andrea It was a real pleasure meeting you both. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Lisboa. Forte Abraço
Rachel SadhwaniUnited States
Richard BrownUnited States
Once again we were very pleased with the guide provided by Tours By Locals. Rui was excellent. A careful driver, and very courteous and helpful to us at each stop. We had prearranged 4 stops en route, Obidos, Nazarre, Aveiro and Alcobaca. He was a superb guide at each of them. He told us of the history and culture of each area, and described how they varied between the regions of Portugal. Very educational and his english was easy to understand. We would use him as a guide again.
Stacy KalmansonUnited States
Rui was kind and considerate. He was happy to offer suggestions for interesting stops along the way. Coimbra and Aveiro are not to be missed on your travels from Lisbon to Porto. At one point, our daughter was cold and he offered his jacket.