Kimkim Trip Reviews for Portugal

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We had an amazing 16 days in Portugal ,, my f...
Portugal | Jan 10 - Jan 25, 2023

William
William P.
Slidell, LA | Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

We had an amazing 16 days in Portugal ,, my family was celebrating my son’s graduation from Columbia University Masters in C/S. He wanted to go to Portugal and we are so glad he did. KimKim planned the whole trip , fabulous , 5 Star,, never could have done this amazing trip without ya’ll . Created fabulous lifetime memories with my wife and son ,, We are already planning a trip to Spain next year with ya’ll ,, once we pay for this one ,, 5 star all the way ,, Thanks , Kim Kim read more

We had an amazing 16 days in Portugal ,, my family was celebrating my son’s graduation from Columbia University Masters in C/S. He wanted to go to Portugal and we are so glad he did. KimKim planned the whole trip , fabulous , 5 Star,, never could have done this amazing trip without ya’ll . Created fabulous lifetime memories with my wife and son ,, We are already planning a trip to Spain next year with ya’ll ,, once we pay for this one ,, 5 star all the way ,, Thanks , Kim Kim

Hotel Review
H10 Duque de Loule
Lisboa

Fabulous location and service ,, the outside bar was great , after a day of walking the hills of Lisboa

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: João Branco
João
João Branco
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Hey William!
What an amazing experience was to have you traveling with us!
Glad you enjoyed every single day of your time in Portugal! Hopefuly, you will be able to return later on and create new memories :)
All the best,
João & Across Portugal Team

Overwhelmed at Every Location
Portugal | Oct 29 - Nov 10, 2022

Kelli
Kelli W.
La Palma, CA | Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Beatriz was able to put together an incredible trip that let us see all the places we wanted to see in both Portugal and Morocco. I was so impressed by the guides in each place. They were so knowledgeable and eager to share the wonders of their cities with us. The trip exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be taking more trips with kimkim. read more

Beatriz was able to put together an incredible trip that let us see all the places we wanted to see in both Portugal and Morocco. I was so impressed by the guides in each place. They were so knowledgeable and eager to share the wonders of their cities with us. The trip exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be taking more trips with kimkim.

Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Hi Kelli! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so happy you had a great time discovering Portugal and Morocco with our local guides :) I'm so glad you had an amazing adventure and it was truly a pleasure to help you with this trip. Best regards, Bea.

Great experience with room for improvement
Portugal | Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2023

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Vivien T.
Fremont, CA | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2023

This is the 2nd time we used the kimkim platform to plan/book our trip in Europe given our amazing experience on the first one in Italy. This time we worked with the Pedro and Joao to plan our trip in Portugal and the experience did not disappoint!

During the entire process (from planning to the actual trip), they took care of us very well in terms of transportation, airport pickup/drop off in odd hours, staying in touch throughout to answer questions, accommodating our last minute... read more

This is the 2nd time we used the kimkim platform to plan/book our trip in Europe given our amazing experience on the first one in Italy. This time we worked with the Pedro and Joao to plan our trip in Portugal and the experience did not disappoint!

During the entire process (from planning to the actual trip), they took care of us very well in terms of transportation, airport pickup/drop off in odd hours, staying in touch throughout to answer questions, accommodating our last minute requests on visiting places etc. The crew was friendly, very responsive, and plainly excellent customer service.

We had a bunch of tours and activities planned at various cities we visited (Lisbon, Évora, Porto, Cascais), All the tour guides were knowledgeable, professional, speak excellent English, and fun. Especially we want to thank our Lisbon guide Ricky who gave us the tour in pouring rain without an umbrella fully demonstrated his professionalism and love of the city!

Our trip would have been perfect if the “Gastronomic Experience” in Porto was actually about food. It turned out to be another wine tasting tour and a gift buying stop for jam. With another wine cellar visit at Sandeman (I’d recommend to skip if you are visiting Pachuca also with a nice lunch the next day) in the afternoon, we ended up tasting 12 glasses in 1 day pp and left the kids hungry and bored. Porto is a beautiful city, but I wish they have more to offer for kids or family-friendly activities for those who don’t drink wine.

Overall, the trip was memorable for us but with room for improvements. The best of the best was the NYE fireworks, the seafood, the walking tours, and the wine (for the adults). Thank you the team at Kimkim and Across Portugal for bringing us this great trip!

Hotel Reviews
Cascais Miragem
Cascais - Portugal
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
H10 Duque de Loule
Lisboa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
NH Hotel Porto Jardim
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
M'AR De AR Muralhas
Evora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Lisbon
Lisbon

We had the trip in pouring rain so didn’t enjoy as much. But our tour guide was excellent!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Gastronomic & Cultural Guided Walking Tour in Porto
Porto

This is a wine tasting tour without much food to enjoy. We didn’t not try any Portugal delicacies as advertised.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Boat Trip in the Douro River on a Traditional Rabelo Boat
Douro Valley

On a rainy day, not worth it

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Exclusive Driver Tour in the Douro Valley
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting + Traditional Portuguese Lunch
Douro Valley
Lisbon River Path E-Bike Tour
Lisbon
Dinner with a Fado Performance
Lisbon
Port Wine Cellar Visit with Tastings
Porto
Private History & Cultural Guided Tour in Évora
Évora
Cooking Class + Dinner
Portugal
Private Driver Tour to Sintra with Tickets to Pena Palace
Cascais
Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Hey Vivien,
Thank you for getting back to us with your positive review and with the improvement suggestions - we are very happy to hear that you had a memorable trip!
We have already taken the due diligencies to improve the gastronomic experience in Porto.
Thank you once again for trusting our services and for being part of our history.
Sincerely,
Pedro & João

Overall it was a great experience traveling w...
Portugal | Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2023

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Shital P.
Tarpon Springs, FL | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023

Overall it was a great experience traveling with KimKim as our tour company and Marta was absolutely great. Loved all the communication tools and apps the company uses - very user friendly and easy access to the tour guides.
The only thing I would mention is to include more detailed explanation of the tour itself for example what exactly is included in the tour so that the client knows how to ask for customization.
Also please make note that the lady driver that took us from Porto to... read more

Overall it was a great experience traveling with KimKim as our tour company and Marta was absolutely great. Loved all the communication tools and apps the company uses - very user friendly and easy access to the tour guides.
The only thing I would mention is to include more detailed explanation of the tour itself for example what exactly is included in the tour so that the client knows how to ask for customization.
Also please make note that the lady driver that took us from Porto to Lisbon did not speak much English and we did not find her to be a safe driver. The ride was rough with her.
Thank you 🙏🏼

Hotel Review
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa – A Leading hotel of the world
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The bathrooms need much improvement. The water from the shower went to the floors because there is not enough barrier
Activity Reviews
Day Excursion to Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise
Porto
Vintage Car Tour of Porto
Porto
Get to Know Lisbon with a Local
Lisbon
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2023

Hi Shital, it was a great pleasure to organize this anniversary trip to Portugal for the both of you. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your Winter adventure here with us. On the other hand, I will speak with the driver about your comment above, to make sure it does not repeat. Let me know if you visit Spain or Portugal in the future and I will do my best to prepare a new experience for you :) All my best, Marta

Amazing Overall experience.
Portugal | Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2022

Agnes
Agnes K.
Concord, CA | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

I could not ask for anything more with regards to Pedro and his services during our Portugal trip. We would receive notifications as to who was going to pick us up and the designated time. If we had questions regarding our trip, we got our questions answered. So glad I was able to find Kimkim.com to customize our trip to fit our needs for 9 days. Will definitely use Kimkim.com again. read more

I could not ask for anything more with regards to Pedro and his services during our Portugal trip. We would receive notifications as to who was going to pick us up and the designated time. If we had questions regarding our trip, we got our questions answered. So glad I was able to find Kimkim.com to customize our trip to fit our needs for 9 days. Will definitely use Kimkim.com again.

Hotel Reviews
Heritage Avenida Liberdade
Lisboa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Turim Santa Maria
Funchal
Authenticity & Character
The location
Location
Staff
Have staff in the pool area more receptive. Everyone else was nice and courteous.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Porto Royal Bridges Hotel
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Center of town
Staff
Very approachable and nice.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Dinner with a Fado Performance
Lisbon

The Fado experience was great. The singing was amazing and an intimate experience since it was a small venue. The food and wine was delicious.

Quality of Experience
Food
The iberico pork, the cod fish and the steak
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very nice and knowledgeable.
Transport
Nice transportation
West Side Madeira Tour
Madeira

Nuno was very knowledgeable as he drove us to every point. He was very patient and gave us ample time in every location.

Quality of Experience
Our driver's skill in driving up and town the narrow roads.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledge and skills in driving
Transport
East Side Madeira Tour
Madeira
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Nuno was able to accommodate our last minute Toboggan ride and cable car experience.
Transport
Exclusive Driver Tour in the Douro Valley
Portugal

The tour was better than we expected. The driver was friendly and prompt.

Quality of Experience
Would definitely recommend the boat ride because it was so scenic and memorable.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The driver went out of his way to show us Porto and Gaia so we can experience Porto while there is still daylight.
Transport
The ride was very comfortable.
Boat Trip in the Douro River on a Traditional Rabelo Boat
Douro Valley
Quality of Experience
The scenic view from the boatride
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The guide even had restaurant recommendations.
Transport
The smooth boat ride.
Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

Hello Agnes! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for your positive feedback :)
I'm so glad you had an amazing vacation and it was my pleasure to help you.
Sincerely,
Pedro

Our trip to Portugal over the wintertime was ...
Portugal | Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2022

Preethi
Preethi K.
Singapore | Reviewed on Jan 01, 2023

Our trip to Portugal over the wintertime was fabulous and we are back with some wonderful memories and a good understanding of Portugal.
With exaggeration, Our family loved every minute of it. The accommodation suited as very well as with the entire itinerary . Our guides throughout were fabulous and were very insightful.
The local trips to Douro Valley, Sintra and rural Algarve will leave us with long lasting memories of the regions I would highly recommend this to other... read more

Our trip to Portugal over the wintertime was fabulous and we are back with some wonderful memories and a good understanding of Portugal.
With exaggeration, Our family loved every minute of it. The accommodation suited as very well as with the entire itinerary . Our guides throughout were fabulous and were very insightful.
The local trips to Douro Valley, Sintra and rural Algarve will leave us with long lasting memories of the regions I would highly recommend this to other tourists.

Once again, thank you very much to Marta for the planning and for being with us through the journey. I will most definitely return for another trip with you.

Hotel Review
Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments
Porto

The suites were beautiful and quaint. It’s location was fabulous and we thought it was a charming stay at Porto. The staff were so helpful when we hadn’t received our bags and they kindly obliged with late checkouts due to this.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2023

Hi Preethi, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful insight about your time in Portugal. I am very glad you enjoyed this Winter trip and I hope we can stay in touch for your future adventures in Spain and Portugal. I wish you a lovely beginning of 2023 with your family. All my best, Marta

I would do it all gain, was a great trip thanks to Tiago
Portugal | Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2022

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B G.
Sudbury, MA | Reviewed on Dec 24, 2022

Tiago was an outstanding local specialist. He was very active in his communications throughout the booking process and during the trip itself. The roadbook he created was very helpful in navigating all the sights to see in Portugal. His recommendations for local spots to eat, drink and explore were spot on. His coordination of local guides, transportation and events was perfect. I would highly recommend you book Tiago for your next trip. read more

Tiago was an outstanding local specialist. He was very active in his communications throughout the booking process and during the trip itself. The roadbook he created was very helpful in navigating all the sights to see in Portugal. His recommendations for local spots to eat, drink and explore were spot on. His coordination of local guides, transportation and events was perfect. I would highly recommend you book Tiago for your next trip.

Activity Reviews
Canyoning in the Azores
the Azores

This dynamic duo was fantastic. Extremely knowledgable and skilled in their trade as guides. Felt more than safe the whole time. I would love to do this again. This is the adventure to book!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal

Pedro our tour guide was truly amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, personable and dedicated to his craft as a guide and historian. If you get the chance to book him for your small or large tour event please jump on the opportunity.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Dec 26, 2022

Hi Brenden!!

So nice to hear from you!!! Hope you had a great Christmas!!

And thanks for your words! Very kind!

I only regret that we didn't get to meet and have dinner at that Moroccan restaurant in Porto (which, I confess, I haven't yet been to). So next time you come to Portugal you'll let me know and maybe we can go out for dinner. On me!!

Please send Maddies my regards and all the best for you both!!

Tiago

PS: take the opportunity to wish you a great 2023!!

I can’t say enough wonderful things about our...
Portugal | Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2022

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Jill H.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience with KimKim and Pedro at Across Portugal. Thank you Kim Kim for connecting us with Pedro and his team. They understood immediately what kinds of experiences we wanted and were easy to communicate with and responsive- both in advance and while on the trip. My brother and I planned this trip with our mother to celebrate her birthday and It exceeded all our expectations. Each tour guide was better than the next, drivers were prompt... read more

I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience with KimKim and Pedro at Across Portugal. Thank you Kim Kim for connecting us with Pedro and his team. They understood immediately what kinds of experiences we wanted and were easy to communicate with and responsive- both in advance and while on the trip. My brother and I planned this trip with our mother to celebrate her birthday and It exceeded all our expectations. Each tour guide was better than the next, drivers were prompt and lovely, and Fado and all food was delicious. Thank you. I’m sure to use Kim Kim for our next experience.

Activity Reviews
Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Lisbon
Lisbon
Dinner with a Fado Performance
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Knowledgeable, prompt and easy
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Personable, knowledgeable
Transport
Clean, spacious, prompt
Port Wine Cellar Visit with Tastings
Porto
Private Driver to Sintra with Tickets to Pena Palace
Portugal

It rained but that is not anyone’s fault but Mother Nature.

Private Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Porto
Porto

Such a fabulous guide. Such a gorgeous city.

Quality of Experience
The
Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Hello Jill,
I am super happy to receive your feedback and to know that you really enjoyed your time in Portugal!
Thank you once again for trusting Kim Kim and Across Portugal!
Your friend in Portugal - Pedro & Across Portugal Team

Family trip to Portugal - WOW, thanks to Marta Trzeciakows...
Portugal | Nov 20 - Nov 28, 2022

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john f.
Kansas City, MO | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Our destination specialist, Marta Trzeciakowska was amazing and did a great job in planning; reacting to our itinerary change requests, responded to any questions in a timely manner (very responsive), and available to assist when last minute coordination was required to unavoidable weather implications.

During our 9-day trip to Portugal, 3 days in Porto and 6 days on the island of Madeira, each and every planned event was amazing - a lifetime of memories. The guides who hosted our family... read more

Our destination specialist, Marta Trzeciakowska was amazing and did a great job in planning; reacting to our itinerary change requests, responded to any questions in a timely manner (very responsive), and available to assist when last minute coordination was required to unavoidable weather implications.

During our 9-day trip to Portugal, 3 days in Porto and 6 days on the island of Madeira, each and every planned event was amazing - a lifetime of memories. The guides who hosted our family of 7 on walking tours with various food tastings, wine tasting events in both the Douro Valley and Madeira, site seeing across the beauty of Madeira that included 4-wheel off road fun and mystical/magical views ...just cannot compliment enough on their fun personalities, flexibility, joy and laughter enjoyed by all.

Ce'lia Dias led a tour of Porto while raining, and yet the rain did not matter due to sites seen, fun and vibrant personality and flexibility due to late weather arrival.

Nelson spent about 8 hours with our family (7) leading the site seeing, wine tasting and family hosted meal through Douro Valley. What a day and the intimate experience of a meal and sharing Port/wine with a local experience was amazing.

While on the island of Madeira, two amazing day trips were enjoyed in 4-wheel drive vehicles (adventuremadeira.com) to Porto Moniz, Seixal's lava pools and Cabo Girao glass balcony with 580+ mt drop.... aaaaaahhhhhhhh. Francisco was our tour guide for 2 days and was Amazing - 5-stars!!! He was accomodating to needs of family members, flexible, so much fun and entertaining while throughout the events which also included a 4-wheel journey that was exhilarating and yet safe.

I can go on and on, Jacqueline led the family on a walking tour of the city market which concluded with a cooking experience which included savory food, wine, a delicious dessert and a chef who was skilled, artistic, creative and led us through a mouth-watering experience of delicious dishes.

This was our second trip planned and coordinated by Kim Kim. The first was a 9-day trip through Greece. Both have left us with lifetime memories and I highly recommend the organization as a trust worthy group with fantastic specialists and Services.

Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

John & family, this review leaves me almost speechless. It truly was a pleasure working with you to create this fantastic trip. Thank you so much for taking this much time to go into detail about all the services, we thrive to prepare the best experiences for you. I will be forwarding this message to all the guides you had during the trip. Let me know if you plan another amazing trip to Portugal or Spain in the future. Warmest regards, Marta :)

Couple's Adventure in Portugal
Portugal | Nov 6 - Nov 22, 2022

Lorne
Lorne B.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

We were first time visitors to Portugal traveling to Porto, Lisbon and Madeira. The guides we had were all educated, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. In Porto we had the best day with Renata hiking the national park and visiting a small village that has remained mostly unchanged for hundreds of years. A day we will remember for a long time. In Lisbon we had a magical day with Nuno in Sintra. He surprised us with sweets from his favorite local bakery and also treated us to lunch... read more

We were first time visitors to Portugal traveling to Porto, Lisbon and Madeira. The guides we had were all educated, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. In Porto we had the best day with Renata hiking the national park and visiting a small village that has remained mostly unchanged for hundreds of years. A day we will remember for a long time. In Lisbon we had a magical day with Nuno in Sintra. He surprised us with sweets from his favorite local bakery and also treated us to lunch at a roadside diner that only the locals eat at. In Madeira, George guided us on our hike from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. It can best be described as walking on clouds for seven hours. All were awesome experiences.

Hotel Reviews
Exe Almada Porto
Porto

Hands down the friendliest staff of any hotel I have ever stayed in. The breakfast buffet was delicious and had plenty of choice to satisfy most travelers. The hotel also took cleanliness seriously as it was spotless. Well situated close to many amenities and tourist attractions. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Proximity to restaurants, subway and attractions.
Staff
Friendly, helpful and efficient.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms and common areas were spotless.
Vincci Baixa
Lisbon

Centrally located one block outside the main tourist area down town. Most attractions, subways, streetcars are within walking distance. Rooms were comfortable, clean and spacious. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful when asking for directions or recommendations on restaurants, etc.. An awesome breakfast buffet with a broad range of choices to satisfy anyone. This is also the only place in Portugal that we were able to have a cup of filtered coffee ala North American style. This added a nice little taste of home to our trip.

Authenticity & Character
Spacious rooms with awesome showers.
Location
Good proximity to most tourist attractions including old town. Most things you can walk to.
Staff
Friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean with comfortable beds.
Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel
Funchal

This hotel was a disappointment for us. The common areas of the hotel looked to be upgraded recently. The rooms were tired and in desperate need of upgrading. The sofa looked to be old, it was stained and it had lost its shape. The hotel decor was probably in style back in the 90's but it looked like nothing had been done to keep it fresh. The beds were two single beds pulled together and they were not comfortable. Each bed was made up as its' own bed and pushed together. We stayed four nights. On our second night I phoned down to the front desk as our wifi was terrible for both nights. I asked that I be moved to a new room and was told that the hotel's wifi was knocked and nobody in the hotel had wifi so changing rooms would make no difference. On our third night, I went down to the front desk to again ask abut the wifi. I was told that it should work in the living room but probably not in the bedroom. I told them this was unacceptable. This was the third day in a row that we were required o use our own data packages rather than the hotel wifi. I asked if the hotel was able to resolve its wifi outage...the clerk had no idea what I was talking about. We managed to get our room changed and lo and behold the wifi was wonderful. This was a terrible customer service experience. The breakfasts were well done with plenty of choice. The outdoor grounds of this hotel are very nice with infinity pools, walking trails, etc..

Authenticity & Character
This hotel is tired and in serious need of upgrades to their rooms
Location
The hotel would be a 50 minute walk to the old town and most tourist attractions.
Staff
Please see comment above on how wifi inquiry was handled.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room was clean. Comfort was lacking.
Activity Reviews
Hiking & Cultural Excursion in Peneda-Gerês National Park
Porto

This excursion for us was our most favorite excursion we have ever done. Our guide Renata was exceptional. She was educated, knowledgeable on this park specifically and she was a pleasure to spend the day with. We hiked to two water falls. Had lunch in a local village where every serving was sourced from the local village (grown or raised in the village) and prepared in a traditional Portugese style. My wife and I were presented with 15 different dishes to eat. We later walked through he village and saw first hand their gardens/crops, the animals they raised, etc.. We thought this was a wonderful day.

Quality of Experience
See comment above.
Food
See comment above.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
See comment above.
Transport
See comment above.
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

A wonderful experience with our guide Nuno. The weather did not cooperate and we were unable to got to the Pena Palace due to the heavy fog. We adjusted our plans and visited Quinta da Regaleira. This was a spectacular estate complete with water falls, tunnels and many things you will not be expecting. Our guide surprised us when we exited with sweets from his favorite local bakery. He took us to a small road side diner where the locals eat. We visited several small towns on the coast line, saw awesome scenery along the way. All in all a great day.

Quality of Experience
See comment above.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
See comment above.
Transport
See comment above.
Evening of Fado
Lisbon

This was first hand experience in appreciating this music style native to Portugal. The meal served at the Clube de Fado restaurant was exceptional. When the music started, all waiters exited the restaurant putting the focus solely on the Fado performers. The songs are sung in Portugese and my wife and I were wondering if anyone in the restaurant was able to understand the lyrics. At this point the singer said "everybody" and the entire restaurant (with the exception of 3/4 tables) sang the rest of the song for her in Portugese. We were not expecting that. This was a nice cultural experience, with great food and entertainment. Well done.

Quality of Experience
See comment above.
Food
Amazing.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The wait staff was very efficient and professional.
Transport
We walked to this venue.
Local specialist: Karenina Steinbach
Karenina
Karenina Steinbach
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!
I'm so glad to hear you had a great time overall. I will pass on your kind words to all the guides and hotels you mentioned. I was really surprised to read your comments about the Pestana Hotel in Madeira, this hotel always has quite good reviews and we have never received any negative comments thus far. I have forwarded your comments to the hotel.
Personally, for me, it was a pleasure planning this trip for you and Ellie and I hope we can work together again in the future!

Trip of a Lifetime!
Portugal | Oct 29 - Nov 10, 2022

Athena
Athena N.
South Salt Lake, UT | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Bea was so patient and helpful in planning our trip to Portugal and Morocco! She checked in with us throughout the process and during the trip. The trip itself was incredible. All of the guides we had throughout the journey were fantastic, but particularly our two guides in Lisbon: Gisela Gouveia for our tour of the city and Paulo Pires for our day trip to Sintra. They were both so knowledgeable, kind, and fun. I would highly recommend them both to anyone who has never visited!

During our... read more

Bea was so patient and helpful in planning our trip to Portugal and Morocco! She checked in with us throughout the process and during the trip. The trip itself was incredible. All of the guides we had throughout the journey were fantastic, but particularly our two guides in Lisbon: Gisela Gouveia for our tour of the city and Paulo Pires for our day trip to Sintra. They were both so knowledgeable, kind, and fun. I would highly recommend them both to anyone who has never visited!

During our stay in Morocco, we had a designated guide/driver with us throughout the trip which was really nice for consistency. Our guide in Marrakesh, Hamid, was fantastic. I was so impressed with his knowledge and ability to help us understand Moroccan culture. He was very kind and helpful. We also had a really great guide in Chefchaouen, also named Hamid. This was my favorite city in Morocco and he really helped us see so much of it's beauty. Overall, just an amazing vacation!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Henrique Downtown
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Olissippo Castelo Hotel
Lisboa

We loved this hotel! On our way back through Lisbon before heading home, we ended up booking here again because we liked it so much. The staff was wonderful. We had some issues with lost luggage and they were so helpful in calling the airport to check on the status of our bags so we could go out and do some sightseeing. The rooms are lovely and it's a great location with a beautiful view of the city.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Chergui
Marrakech

This was probably my favorite hotel of the trip. It was in the middle of the medina so it was easy to walk to everything and the hotel itself is just gorgeous inside! I could have spent all day sitting in the courtyard.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Oum Palace Hotel & SPA
Casablanca

Pretty average hotel. It was fine for just one night stay but it was really loud because of the street noise.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Kalaa
Rabat

Beautiful hotel. We only stayed one night but I would definitely go back.

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully decorated rooms and courtyard. Very clean.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Zahia
Old Medina, Tangier

I really loved this hotel--it's beautifully decorated and well cared for.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
We had booked a twin room and when we checked in there was only one bed but the staff was very kind and accommodating when we asked to switch to a twin room with two beds.
Cleanliness & Comfort
VANCII HOTEL
Chefchaouen

Really nice hotel--very clean and well taken care of. They have a beautiful rooftop deck where they serve breakfast and a lovely sitting area where you can see the entire town.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It was really close to everything. We could easily walk to restaurants and shops. The only downside was the street noise at night, which was really loud.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Privately Guided Tour of Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen

This was my favorite city in Morocco, by far! I couldn't stop taking pictures! We had a really lovely guide, Hamid, who took us on a walking tour of the city. He led us up pretty high in the city so we could get a nice view of the whole area and led us down through all the shops. He was very patient as we stopped all the time to take pictures.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride over Marrakech
Marrakesh

Honestly, I was a little disappointed in this experience. We thought it was a sunrise hot air balloon ride but when we got to the area with the balloons they had already taken off with other passengers so we didn't get to watch the sunrise in the balloon. There was a lot of confusion about when we would get to take the balloon ride and, essentially, we spent almost an hour waiting around not knowing what was going on. After about an hour, our driver had us get back in the car and drive to another point to get in the balloon. The ride itself was nice but leading up to it was pretty disorganized and there was a lot of waiting around.

Quality of Experience
Organization and communication
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Our driver was late picking us up so by the time we got to the balloon field the balloons had already taken off with other passengers. We missed seeing the sunrise in the balloon.
Day Excursion to Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise
Porto

Beautiful drive and experience. We did a wine tasting and had the entire place to ourselves. We had a wonderful lunch and a scenic boat ride along the river.

Quality of Experience
Gorgeous area
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide, Nelson, was great!
Transport
Privately Guided Visit of Marrakech
Marrakesh

Overall, this was a really great tour. Our guide, Hamid, was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. Marrakech is an amazing city and we were able to see quite a bit in just a short time. The only criticism is that we were taken to two places (one that sells creams and perfumes and one that sells rugs) to basically sit for a sales pitch to buy things from these vendors. It was interesting to learn about how these things are made but this cut into our tour time significantly.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Get to Know Lisbon with a Local
Lisbon

Lisbon is such a beautiful city! We really enjoyed our tour with our guide, Gisela Gouveia. She really helped us get acclimated to the city and taught us a lot about Lisbon in such a short time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was fantastic!
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

This was one of my favorite days during the whole trip. Our guide, Paulo, was friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. We really appreciated his good recommendations for food during our tour as well as other suggestions for food and sites to see in Lisbon. I really loved the visit to Pena Palace and the beautiful walk through the woods on the way back down.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver and guide, Paulo Pires, was fantastic!
Transport
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Hi Athena! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for your feedback, which I will make sure to forward to our team of local guides, who were very happy to show you around Portugal and Morocco! I'm so glad you had an amazing vacation and it was my pleasure to help you with this trip. Best regards, Bea.

Terrific experience in Portugal
Portugal | Oct 11 - Oct 19, 2022

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marc L.
Gilroy, CA | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Portugal was one of our favorite trips we have taken. Karina was wonderful throughout the process
and it was a long process during the tough covid period. She was always responsive and helpful throughout.
Karina laid out a very good itinerary of Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve region. The hotels were very consistent in quality and
the transportation provided to and from train stations and hotels was very efficient and friendly. We are already
taking about our next trip and thanks to Karina and our amazing Portugal experience we would certainly use KimKim again.

Local specialist: Karina Samokhina

Beautiful Portugal
Portugal | Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2022

Robin
Robin A.
Cloverly, MD | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Tiago incorporated all the places we wanted to see and arranged tours to do all the things we we asked for. All the hotels were wonderful. The port tasting and food tours were great with the best one in being in Lisbon, but the cork farm was a highlight for me. Nothing would have been as seamless, if we didn’t have Diogo taking us all over Portugal and explaining the culture. As a bonus he took us to a bar to see a soccer game. He shared all the history of his beloved country and knew... read more

Tiago incorporated all the places we wanted to see and arranged tours to do all the things we we asked for. All the hotels were wonderful. The port tasting and food tours were great with the best one in being in Lisbon, but the cork farm was a highlight for me. Nothing would have been as seamless, if we didn’t have Diogo taking us all over Portugal and explaining the culture. As a bonus he took us to a bar to see a soccer game. He shared all the history of his beloved country and knew every building, statue, river, bridge etc. Diogo enhanced the whole experience.

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto
The Vintage House - Douro
Pinhão, Douro

Beautiful setting and view. Nice restaurant.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Beautiful view of the Douro river and vinyards.
Thomar Boutique Hotel
Tomar

The location ended up being good. We had a nice walk to the soccer bar from the hotel and also to another location the next day. They were very welcoming at check in with port.

Location
Staff
Cascade Wellness
Lagos

Beautiful hotel and setting. The nicest room.

Location
Staff
Hotel Britania
Lisboa

The art deco features were authentic and well done but the toilets and shower could be updated.

Authenticity & Character
Location
They were doing a big renovation across the street which was very noisy. There was so much traffic in that area it was hard to drive in and out. It was close enough to walk places but it was a long walk.
Staff
All the front desk people were very helpful
Hotel Hospes Puerta de Alcalá
Madrid

Good location and helpful staff. Sweet treats were delivered to the room every afternoon.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Activity Reviews
Culinary Tour of Porto
Porto

It was just ok. Nothing special. The food market was nice.

Food
Port Wine Cellars & Tasting Experience
Porto

The history was informative. The port was delicious.

Wine Estate Visit in the Douro Valley
Portugal

Not worth it. Repeat of the same info.

Cork farm visit
Portugal

Loved the enthusiasm of our guide. She explained in great detail how the farm worked and all the extra things that were done in addition to the details of cork harvesting and the many ways cork can be used.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lisbon Market, Food and Cultural Walk (morning)
Lisbon

Excellent food in welcoming places

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lisbon - half day guided visit
Lisbon

Good overview of Lisbon. Loved seeing the old town and Jewish section, Belem, the Coach museum. Diogo took us to all the mentioned places plus the overlook of the whole multi colored buildings and river.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Diogo is the best!
Transport
Enjoy Dinner with Live Fado Music
Lisbon

The fado was well done but no explanation. The food was terrible.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Dear Robin,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and that Diogo helped to make it more special. I'll definitely let him know about it!

Please send my regards to the whole group!

Best,

Tiago

This was our first experience with a custom t...
Portugal | Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2022

Lynn
Lynn T.
North Bethesda, MD | Reviewed on Nov 04, 2022

This was our first experience with a custom tour. Usually, we do all the planning ourselves or have relied on a small group tour provider. The plan Tiago put together was well organized logistically, incorporating our specific asks. Hotels were well chosen, in some cases exceeding our expectations. It was our driver/tour guide Diogo that made our trip so fabulous.
Since this was our first time in Portugal, we wanted to get a full sense of the country (as much as possible) in 12 days. ... read more

This was our first experience with a custom tour. Usually, we do all the planning ourselves or have relied on a small group tour provider. The plan Tiago put together was well organized logistically, incorporating our specific asks. Hotels were well chosen, in some cases exceeding our expectations. It was our driver/tour guide Diogo that made our trip so fabulous.
Since this was our first time in Portugal, we wanted to get a full sense of the country (as much as possible) in 12 days.
We started in Porto with a Port tasting and excellent food tour. With Diogo as a our driver and guide, we headed to the beautiful Douro Valley for a vineyard tour, staying at an iconic hotel. On following days we visited Obidos for Jinja, Coimbra ostensibly to see the library, which turned out to be a delightful town. As we pulled into Tomar, I had my doubts. Diogo hooked us up at a local bar where we had a great time with the local football fans watching Benfica beat Porto.
Over 3 days in the Algarve we hiked the cliffs, took a boat tour of the caves, went to surfer beaches and ate fresh caught fish along the beach before heading for 4 nights in Lisbon. As part of our excursion to Evora, Tiago arranged for us to tour a cork oak farm which was particularly interesting. We saw all the must-see spots in and around Lisbon - the Pena Palace, a Fado show, the Coach Museum . . .
Having Diogo as driver took the pressure off our group of four- we could easily enjoy the local beverages and take in the views. Plus we got to see/experience things I don't know we would have without him. His knowledge and obvious pride in his country was evident at all the cultural sites and while driving across the country.
Bottom line: we had a great trip!
Tiago provided us with a custom roadbook with local info and suggestions. It would have been nice to receive that info more than 3 days before departure.

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto

Pousada Porto-Rua das Flores was very comfortable. Rooms were small but nicely appointed - every bit of space was well utilized. Hotel was well located which made it easy to walk all over the city. The reception staff when we were there let us down a couple times - they were distracted, and made careless restaurant suggestions. Which is a strong reason to get friendly with locals and other travelers.

Authenticity & Character
Location
comfortable, well designed , albeit small rooms
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Hospes Puerta de Alcalá
Madrid

Great room, candy delivered to the room twice daily. Well located. Excellent staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Culinary Tour of Porto
Porto

Tour guides were enthusiastic, had lots of local community knowledge. Wide ranging selection of foods. Arrive hungry.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cork farm visit
Portugal

This is a small vineyard with cork oaks. Our guide explained the interconnectivity between grapes, cork oaks and Iberian pigs.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lisbon Market, Food and Cultural Walk (morning)
Lisbon

Food tours in Porto and Lisbon were two of the best we have anywhere - and we do alot of food tours. Great variety of foods and places. Heck, this tour started with the best chocolate cake in the world!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Dear Lynn,

Thank you for your kind words and for your comprehensive review!! Truly appreciated!!!

I'll let Diogo know about it!!!

I hope that you carry fond memories of Portugal with you!

I'm only sad because you seemed to have become Benfica's fans which are my team's big rivals, but I'll get over it! :D

All the best!!

Tiago

Exploring Portugal
Portugal | Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2022

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Melody B.
Waitsfield, VT | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Hi Marta, Thank you so much for our vacation. It was outstanding. Anne Lynne and I appreciated every detail, and wouldn’t change a thing. Everything flowed so smoothly, thanks to you, which is no small feat when traveling ! We enjoyed a perfect mix of nature, culture, history, art, hiking and exploring, food and wine, music and adventure. The iPhone app you provided was terrific, making communication and logistics seamless. Our guides informative, professional and really interesting. We... read more

Hi Marta, Thank you so much for our vacation. It was outstanding. Anne Lynne and I appreciated every detail, and wouldn’t change a thing. Everything flowed so smoothly, thanks to you, which is no small feat when traveling ! We enjoyed a perfect mix of nature, culture, history, art, hiking and exploring, food and wine, music and adventure. The iPhone app you provided was terrific, making communication and logistics seamless. Our guides informative, professional and really interesting. We will certainly use kimkim again and recommend it to friends and family too. Very best, Melody

Hotel Review
Vincci Baixa
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Central
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Sintra Heritage Hike: Hidden Secrets
Portugal

Guide was perfect. Hike, picnic, history, nature excellent

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Hi Mel and Anne Lynne, thank you a million for taking the time to post the review. It was a pleasure to organize all the details for your trip, so you could enjoy the big array of experiences Portugal has to offer in the time you had there. I would be very happy to help you with future trips to Portugal and Spain, and I will make sure the guides know how much you enjoyed your time :) All my best, Marta

30th Anniversary trip
Portugal | Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2022

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David B.
Rockwall, TX | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Mauel in Porto, Sara's replacement in Coimbra, Jose in Lisbon, and Paulo in Sintra all did a wonderful job. Filipi did an okay job in Bragga---but the concept of driving us to a location to let us walk around on our own was not really beneficial to us. Duro Valley boat trip did not happen because the guide was not at the location we were told to meet him---that experience was disappointing and also the discussion with KimKim regarding the guide proved very frustrating. read more

Mauel in Porto, Sara's replacement in Coimbra, Jose in Lisbon, and Paulo in Sintra all did a wonderful job. Filipi did an okay job in Bragga---but the concept of driving us to a location to let us walk around on our own was not really beneficial to us. Duro Valley boat trip did not happen because the guide was not at the location we were told to meet him---that experience was disappointing and also the discussion with KimKim regarding the guide proved very frustrating.

Hotel Reviews
Rossio Boutique Hotel
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Overall nice hotel
The Editory House Ribeira Hotel
Porto

Very friendly and helpful group.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Quinta de Casaldronho Wine Hotel
Lamego

Very narrow and winding road to access. Would not really recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Nothing....just difficult to access
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beautiful views
Sapientia Boutique Hotel
Coimbra

Very nice view and nice room

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Vintage Car Tour of Porto
Porto

Okay but the vintage car really did not add anything

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day Excursion to Braga & Guimarães
Porto

Since the guide just drove you to a location and dropped you off....not really of much value.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
River Boat Experience in Douro Valley
Douro Valley

Guide was not where we were told to meet him and therefore missed tour on boat. As with all guides they should have a KimKim sign or some other way for the traveler to recognize them. We were very vigilant in trying to find guides and did use the phone to locate....this guide did not answer his phone or text.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Guided Visit of Coimbra
Portugal

we enjoyed and guide was very informative

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Architectural & Historical Highlights of Lisbon
Lisbon

enjoyed and guide was informative.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

Guide was good and informative....but the hype of visiting Sintra was overrated in my opinion.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2022

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to write your trip review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your guided visits in Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, and Coimbra. I will pass on your kind words to the team. Despite the fact that that you arrived late to the meeting point, I can only apologize you missed your boat excursion in the Douro Valley, we provided all the information with the starting time of the tour, meeting point, and your guide information on your travel documents, including a phone... read more

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to write your trip review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your guided visits in Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, and Coimbra. I will pass on your kind words to the team. Despite the fact that that you arrived late to the meeting point, I can only apologize you missed your boat excursion in the Douro Valley, we provided all the information with the starting time of the tour, meeting point, and your guide information on your travel documents, including a phone number to call your guide if you were unable to locate it. It was a pleasure helping you plan your trip to Portugal, warmest regards, Marina.

We continued to be pleasantly surprised throu...
Portugal | Oct 6 - Oct 16, 2022

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Tom L.
Mamaroneck, NY | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

We continued to be pleasantly surprised throughout the trip by all the information and experiences and local guides that Kim Kim sourced and provided for our trip. We felt like we had the most exciting and authentic experience and it felt very much tailored to the style and taste of travel we were looking for.
in the planning stages, Marina was great at adding and altering the trip to our needs as we figured out the days, pacing and activities we wanted to do. Marina was also very... read more

We continued to be pleasantly surprised throughout the trip by all the information and experiences and local guides that Kim Kim sourced and provided for our trip. We felt like we had the most exciting and authentic experience and it felt very much tailored to the style and taste of travel we were looking for.
in the planning stages, Marina was great at adding and altering the trip to our needs as we figured out the days, pacing and activities we wanted to do. Marina was also very accommodating and managed to make changes to the trip while we were in Portugal which was amazing to be able to do this and allowed us to alter our travel stress-free.
Although the pre-planning and documents provided were amazing and easy to understand. I wish that we organized a call to discuss the trip with Marina, that was an oversight on our end. I think it would have been great to go through each day and be able to ask general questions.
It was amazing to have an App available with all travel information in one place. This is time-saving and made the trip easy to navigate while we were on the go!
I have already recommended Kim Kim to friends who are looking for some help booking their next vacation.

Hotel Reviews
Sapientia Boutique Hotel
Coimbra

Very cool hotel in the perfect location for a trip to Coimbra! The chef and staff very friendly and welcoming. I wish that they had a bellboy service to help with the bags to and from reception to the main streets, it is a little tricky coming in and out of the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Galé Douro Vineyards
Armamar

The exterior of the property and view is outstanding! The staff were very nice, friendly, and informative. The food was only OK, I recommend going out to dinner if possible. The rooms also had a great view but were also more on the basic and smaller side. I think it would help if they put less furniture in the rooms, we found it hard for 2 people to put our bags in the room and get ready to go out.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Porto Cooking Class & Market Visit
Porto

This was a true highlight of the trip! Our guide and chef were personable and knowledgeable. The food was OUTSTANDING! and tailored to our tastes.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Get to Know Lisbon with a Local
Lisbon

Our guide was very knowledgeable and we felt like we learned so much! She had great stories and antidotes of the past and present.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Get to know Porto by E-bike
Porto

Our guide was so cool and sweet! A local that loved his city and showed us some of the most beautiful beaches and parks in the city, it was a treat to see this on bike.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

We got a great showing of the area and our guide was very personable and knowledgeable! A wonderful day with lots of great spots and yummy food.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine experience in the Douro Valley
Douro Valley

Our guide was fantastic! We had the best lunch experience, one of the best of the trip! and we were able to cater the day to our specific needs.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Hi Tom, Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a true pleasure helping you plan your trip to Portugal and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and guided tours. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to all the team. I am glad you found the Trip App useful while traveling, it is indeed very helpful to communicate with you and include extra information about the destinations :) I hope to host you again in Portugal very soon! Warmest regards, Marina

Tiago Made it All Happen!
Portugal | Oct 13 - Oct 23, 2022

Carmen
Carmen S.
Keller, TX | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Tiago was an excellent planner who really took the time to understand what we were looking for. No detail was too small for him and he even made a personal apperance at the airport and picked us up, which was a nice touch after corresponding for months over email and phone. His responsiveness was fantastic (before, during, and even after the trip), his suggestions spot on, and his guidance was extremely helpful.

Also to be praised are Diogo (our tour guide in Lisbon) and Paula (our guide... read more

Tiago was an excellent planner who really took the time to understand what we were looking for. No detail was too small for him and he even made a personal apperance at the airport and picked us up, which was a nice touch after corresponding for months over email and phone. His responsiveness was fantastic (before, during, and even after the trip), his suggestions spot on, and his guidance was extremely helpful.

Also to be praised are Diogo (our tour guide in Lisbon) and Paula (our guide in Porto). Both were friendly, patient, professional, knowledagble, and fun to be around. We thoroughly enjoyed their company, all of Portugal, and all of its lovely people (almost all of whom speak some English).

We drove over 700 miles in 10 days and it never seemed tedious or boring. Love the Douro Valley and Porto; Nazaré ansd Obidos are small towns not to be missed. Just surprise yourself sometimes; Portugal is cool everywhere. Wasn't too crazy about the Fado dinner in Lisbon, but 1 event of 50 is a negligible and to be expected on any vacation.

Thanks Tiago; you rock!!!

Hotel Reviews
Memmo Príncipe Real
Lisboa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sintra Boutique Hotel
Sintra
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
MouraSuites Hotel
Largo da Porta de Moura, 7000-647 Évora, Portugal
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Quinta de la Rosa
Pinhão
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pestana Porto - A Brasileira
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Olissippo Oriente
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Lisbon - half day guided visit
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour & Tasting at a Port Wine cellar
Porto
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Enjoy Dinner with Live Fado Music
Lisbon

The host at the restaurant was pretty rude, claiming that we were late when we weren't/ The food, while authentic, was not too good and not generous. I think for $90 one could do much better.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore Porto (Half-Day Guided Walking Tour)
Porto
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Hi Arturo, Michelle,

Thank you very much for your kind words!! I'm truly glad you enjoyed your trip!!

And above all, I'm very happy to understand that you liked the country in general!!!

All the best!!

Tiago

The guides and drivers were amazing. Patrici...
Portugal | Oct 7 - Oct 21, 2022

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barb F.
Hopkins, MN | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

The guides and drivers were amazing. Patricia was always, and easily, accessible both before and during our trip.

Local specialist: Patricia Marques
Patricia
Patricia Marques
Local specialist in Spain | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Hi Barb,
Thank you for your review. It was wonderful talking to you and helping arrange this magnificent trip for you, Ken, Lynn, and Andy!
I will be here ready to help you plan your next trip to Spain this time!

Best regadrs,
Patricia Marqués

My trip, one of 3, to Azores and Portugal wa...
Portugal | Sep 23 - Oct 4, 2022

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Robin S G.
East Providence, RI | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

My trip, one of 3, to Azores and Portugal was enchanting. From the ease with which we were able to organize our trip through Kimkim, their web portal and our guide/orchestrator of our itinerary just perfect. Diogo Lino was a good listener as to our desires, a strong and timely communicator and had a stunning sense of history, pride and a story telling. I and we felt he was watching over us throughout our trip until our arrival home . . . a seamless adventure.

Sao Miguel: the town of... read more

My trip, one of 3, to Azores and Portugal was enchanting. From the ease with which we were able to organize our trip through Kimkim, their web portal and our guide/orchestrator of our itinerary just perfect. Diogo Lino was a good listener as to our desires, a strong and timely communicator and had a stunning sense of history, pride and a story telling. I and we felt he was watching over us throughout our trip until our arrival home . . . a seamless adventure.

Sao Miguel: the town of Furnas, our home base at Terra Nostra, and meanering around the island all magical. Each day brought delights beyond my imagination. Once on the mainland, Coimbra and the Old University and Library brought goose bumps. An amazing octupus lunch in the hills of Nazarene and the intimate Fado experience in Lisbon unique and wonderful.

Local specialist: Diogo Lino
Diogo
Diogo Lino
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Thank you for this review and all the nice words in my regards. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm very happy all went well and you enjoyed the trip!

We were impressed and happy with Pedro's plan
Portugal | Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2022

Michal
Michal N.
Israel | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

We were impressed and happy with Pedro's attitude and service.He was faced with surprises which he dealt with efficiently.The whole plan was according to our expectations: a good mixture of walking and driving.I want to especially recommend Jorge who went out of his way in complying with our needs and wishes.
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We were impressed and happy with Pedro's attitude and service.He was faced with surprises which he dealt with efficiently.The whole plan was according to our expectations: a good mixture of walking and driving.I want to especially recommend Jorge who went out of his way in complying with our needs and wishes.
I definitely will recommend Kim Kim

Hotel Review
Vila Galé Cascais
Cascais
Authenticity & Character
Location
The vicinity to the sea
Staff
The guys at the reception were curt.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room was clean and the bed spacious
Activity Reviews
Dinner with a Fado Performance
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The driver couldn't bring us to the restaurant.Theplace was noisy to the point of disturbing the atmosphere.The acoustic was to intense.The food was not very good.But the music was wonderful and compensated.
Transport
Exclusive Driver to Braga and Guimarães
Porto
Quality of Experience
Everything!
Quality of Experience
Everything!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The drive, the view, the giudance.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The drive, the view, the giudance.
Transport
The car was clean and comfortable
Transport
The car was clean and comfortable
Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Hello Michal,
Thank you so much for your feedback!
I am happy to hear that we have exceeded your expectations. It was a pleasure to have you in Portugal and to assist you with the necessary adjustments to accommodate Inbar.
Would love to welcome you in my lovely country once again in the future.
Pedro

The trip was wonderful and the timing each da...
Portugal | Sep 24 - Oct 9, 2022

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Patrick O.
Deerfield, IL | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

The trip was wonderful and the timing each day went off without a hitch. We had good communications with Marina in planning the trip and when we added another couple to the original 6 travelers very late in the process she was able to change things around to accommodate the drivers and the hotels seamlessly.
The tour guides were knowledgeable and flexible when we wanted to deviate from the planned program. Their language skills made us envious, and we were never at a loss to understand what... read more

The trip was wonderful and the timing each day went off without a hitch. We had good communications with Marina in planning the trip and when we added another couple to the original 6 travelers very late in the process she was able to change things around to accommodate the drivers and the hotels seamlessly.
The tour guides were knowledgeable and flexible when we wanted to deviate from the planned program. Their language skills made us envious, and we were never at a loss to understand what they were conveying or asking questions to better understand what we were seeing.
The hotels we stayed in were very nice and always located in great areas for restaurants, sightseeing and shopping. All in all, it was a wonderful experience for the four couples, and a memorable experience for four brothers and their wives.

Hotel Review
Singer Palace Hotel
Rome

We originally asked Marina to book us into a hotel in Rome that we had stayed in previously, but she suggested the Singer Palace. I was reluctant to do so, but she assured me that the Singer was equal to or better than the hotel that I was familiar with, and she was correct. The hotel is conveniently located to the historic sites, and to some great shopping and restaurants. It has a nice rooftop bar and a cook to order breakfast that was delicious. At check in, one of the check-in staff accompanied us to our rooms to explain about the hotels history, toured the rooftop and showed everyone how to navigate all the nice touches in the living quarters. All in all, a very good suggestion from our trip advisor.

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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Patrick, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I will pass your kind words to all the team. I am glad to hear that all the family enjoyed the trip and the guided visits, this is what our team always strives for. Singer Palace is certainly a fantastic hotel, this type of hotels makes the stay a totally different experience indeed :) It has been a true pleasure working with you to plan your family trip to Portugal and Sicily and I hope our paths meet again for your next adventures. All my best, Marina

Our trip far surpassed our expectations. Ma...
Portugal | Sep 24 - Oct 9, 2022

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Barbara O.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Our trip far surpassed our expectations. Marina listened and executed our 2-week adventure. She did an amazing job. She was there all the way from start to finish . I have never used KimKim before, but they are my go to for all my international travels. read more

Our trip far surpassed our expectations. Marina listened and executed our 2-week adventure. She did an amazing job. She was there all the way from start to finish . I have never used KimKim before, but they are my go to for all my international travels.

Hotel Reviews
Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
Palermo
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Villa Athena
Agrigento

Thia place is out of this world. This was a highlight hotel of our vacation.

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Amazing view. The best view ever.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze
Catania

Hotel is clean but old. Rooftop restaurant very nice.

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PortoBay Hotel Teatro ****
Porto

This is a great boutique hotel.. Location is perfect.

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Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa – A Leading hotel of the world
Lisbon

Tivoli is a world-class hotel with superb service. The rooftop restaurant is amazing. A definite highlight.

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Singer Palace Hotel
Rome

The most amazing boutique hotel. The staff is the best I have ever seen. Great location and amazing Rooftop view. Restaurant is wonderful.

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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Hi Barbara, Thank you for your wonderful review! It's been truly a pleasure to work with you helping you plan your family trip to Portugal and Sicily, I am glad all the family could join you :) I am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip! I hope to host you again in Portugal or Italy very soon! Warmest regards, Marina

Great time in Portugal!
Portugal | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2022

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Anna D.
Newburgh, NY | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

We had a great time in Portugal! The tour was well planned, so we were able to see a lot in a short period of time. Our guide, Diogo, was also fantastic! He was humorous and smart- we learned a lot and felt comfortable with our guide! read more

We had a great time in Portugal! The tour was well planned, so we were able to see a lot in a short period of time. Our guide, Diogo, was also fantastic! He was humorous and smart- we learned a lot and felt comfortable with our guide!

Hotel Reviews
Mercure Porto Centro Aliados
Porto

Great location! Hotel was clean and breakfast was great!

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HF Fénix Lisboa
Lisbon

Great location and hotel was clean! One staff member, Nelson, was very outgoing and friendly- he greeted us during breakfast, putting our days off to a good start!

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Local specialist: Diogo Lino
Diogo
Diogo Lino
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to guide you in Portugal. I'm happy you felt well received, you are always welcome to come back. Enjoy your life!

Primas in Portugal 2022
Portugal | Sep 24 - Oct 1, 2022

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Melinda L.
Cumberland, RI | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2022

We had great guides and drivers, especially Valter, Francisco, Sophia, Ricardo and Daniel.

The trip was just the right combination of structure and spontaneity, and we didn’t get exhausted from doing too much.
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We had great guides and drivers, especially Valter, Francisco, Sophia, Ricardo and Daniel.

The trip was just the right combination of structure and spontaneity, and we didn’t get exhausted from doing too much.

Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Sevilla, Spain | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Hi Melinda, many thanks for sharing your comments and that's fantastic you had a great trip! We're thrilled that together, we got the balance right too and the guides and drivers contributed to the experience :) Un abrazo, James and Chaima

An Outstanding Trip from Start to Finish
Portugal | Sep 23 - Oct 4, 2022

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DEBORAH R.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

Diogo, our guide and trip planner was a joy to work with. He understood our interests and did an outstanding job planning our long and varied itinerary. We had the pleasure of meeting him in Lisbon, as he was our tour guide for our last 4 days. He was patient and open to our requests. His historical and present day knowledge of Lisbon and the surrounding areas is astonishing! Our favorite visits included The Azores- truly a magical place! Nazare and the Pangaea Restaurant for the many octopus... read more

Diogo, our guide and trip planner was a joy to work with. He understood our interests and did an outstanding job planning our long and varied itinerary. We had the pleasure of meeting him in Lisbon, as he was our tour guide for our last 4 days. He was patient and open to our requests. His historical and present day knowledge of Lisbon and the surrounding areas is astonishing! Our favorite visits included The Azores- truly a magical place! Nazare and the Pangaea Restaurant for the many octopus dishes and the beach town feel. The Peña Palace and surrounding park will never be forgotten. The kind, caring people we met everywhere we went made our trip very special.

Hotel Reviews
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
Furnas
NH Collection Porto Batalha
Porto
Thomar Boutique Hotel
Tomar
PortoBay Marquês
Lisbon
Activity Reviews
Tour & Tasting at a Port Wine cellar
Porto
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Enjoy Dinner with Live Fado Music
Lisbon

The location is like being in someone’s kitchen. It is a tiny spot and little space to move around. The food was good. Mostly like small tasting menu. The singers and musicians were excellent.

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Food
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Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Quality of Experience
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Évora guided day trip
Portugal

Charming town with a long history. Loved the drive through this area. Stopping to visit the mystery stones, seeing the cork trees, wineries and unique sites in Evora was an unexpected fabulous day. Diogo, our guide , has so much information about everything ! He answered every single question! We had many..

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Local specialist: Diogo Lino
Diogo
Diogo Lino
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

Thank you very much, it was a pleasure working with you, Robin and David. You are very kind and easy to work with. It's a pleasure to present our country to people interested on understanding our culture and life!

Portugal
Portugal | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2022

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S A.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

My group and I had such an amazing time in Portugal. We visited many places/towns around Lisbon and Porto. We got to see many wonderful local and historical places. The whole experience was memorable including the wine tasting, sunset cruise, and Fado dinner. Diogo very professional, extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and had a great sense of humor.
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My group and I had such an amazing time in Portugal. We visited many places/towns around Lisbon and Porto. We got to see many wonderful local and historical places. The whole experience was memorable including the wine tasting, sunset cruise, and Fado dinner. Diogo very professional, extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and had a great sense of humor.

Local specialist: Diogo Lino
Diogo
Diogo Lino
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to be with all of you. Very happy you enjoyed everything and hope you can come back to Portugal one day. Salamat, Obrigado

12 Fantastic Days in Portugal
Portugal | Sep 20 - Oct 1, 2022

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Gary M.
Lufkin, TX | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

I would like to thank Tiago for preparing a amazing road book, there was a lot to see and do but that is exactly what I asked for in my early conversation with Tiago.
Highlights of the trip:
Two fantastic days with Joel guiding us around Lisbon and Sintra and picking incredible lunch restaurants - thank you Joel he was very helpful introducing us to Portugal

Staying at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, great small hotel and vineyards- amazing views and a great diner

Porto- great... read more

I would like to thank Tiago for preparing a amazing road book, there was a lot to see and do but that is exactly what I asked for in my early conversation with Tiago.
Highlights of the trip:
Two fantastic days with Joel guiding us around Lisbon and Sintra and picking incredible lunch restaurants - thank you Joel he was very helpful introducing us to Portugal

Staying at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, great small hotel and vineyards- amazing views and a great diner

Porto- great Hotel, Mercure Porto Centro, wonderful location and a very informative 1/2 day walking tour with Debora, she did a great job showing us the city

Probably one of the major highlights of the trip was spending the afternoon at Herdade de Coelheiros, near Evora,touring the cork farm, vineyards, olive trees and walnut orchard , this is a amazing 800 hectares of working farm. We toured the entire property by jeep with a wine tasting afterwards. This place is not to be missed!

Lagos - a very good half day catamaran tour along the coastal cliffs and caves- this was another wonderful day with Discovery Tours.

In general the trip was fantastic due Portugal being such a clean beautiful country with very happy and helpful people. In most cases everyone I met were always happy to help, direct, guide, suggest and always willing to make our stay enjoyable- the people are wonderful! The food was always well prepared and delicious either in a fancy restaurant or a small bar. This was the best seafood I have ever eaten. Tiago had some great recommendations for dining- thank you!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Dear Gary,

Thank you so very much for your very comprehensive feedback and for your very kind words.

I'm truly happy that you enjoyed your trip, and although we didn't get to meet in person, Joel spoke very highly of you!!!

All the best and please stay in touch!!

Tiago

Lisbon to Porto to Cascais. Sept 2022
Portugal | Sep 24 - Oct 1, 2022

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Laurie m.
Providence, RI | Reviewed on Oct 02, 2022

Absolutely Perfect! James was spot on with all of our requests and interests in visiting certain spots in Portugal. All of our transfers ran smoothly and the tour guides Frank, Sophia, Daniel, Ricardo, Sonia, Fransisco, Malia and Valter were fantastic! They all were extremely informative, warm, friendly and provided lots of laughs! I would highly recommend Kim Kim's services. Our local contact Chaima, was always available and frequently checked in with us to be sure we were doing well. ... read more

Absolutely Perfect! James was spot on with all of our requests and interests in visiting certain spots in Portugal. All of our transfers ran smoothly and the tour guides Frank, Sophia, Daniel, Ricardo, Sonia, Fransisco, Malia and Valter were fantastic! They all were extremely informative, warm, friendly and provided lots of laughs! I would highly recommend Kim Kim's services. Our local contact Chaima, was always available and frequently checked in with us to be sure we were doing well. We would not have been able to cover so much had we done this on our own. We enjoyed every highlight from the history in old Lisbon, bakeries, walking tours, Fados, wineries, magnificent views of the Douro Valley, resort town of Cascais...the list is endless! Deepest thanks to James for organizing such a magical, memorable trip!

Hotel Reviews
PortoBay Liberdade
Lisbon
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Cascais
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Take a Tuk-Tuk Tour to Spectacular Lookout Points
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore Lisbon with a Private Walking Tour
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Sunset Fado & Tapas
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Food
more choices for dinner ...we only had 2 choices
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Half Day Trip to Sintra & Pena Palace
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Private Transfer from Lisbon to Porto
Portugal
Quality of Experience
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Enjoy a Private Walking Tour of Porto
Porto
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Day Trip to the Douro Valley for a Wine Tour & River Cruise
Porto

Amazing day with Fransisco! The vineyards and the Douro River cruise were just beautiful. The view were breath taking. The day was magical!

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Transport
everything!!!! Trip is a must on your visit to Porto
Day Trip from Porto to Coimbra & Nazaré, End in {{end_location}}
Portugal

Spectacular day with Valter! He made the day so much fun with stops in Coimbra, Nazare and then with final stop in Cascais. The views were amazing, the stops were great ...can not say enough !

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Melia who gave us the tour in Coimbra was delightful. She knew so much about the university ...it was all so interesting !
Transport
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Sevilla, Spain | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

Hi Laurie! That's so good to hear you had such a great time! It really makes our day to hear comments like this!! It was a delight to plan it out with you and we're so glad it all came together well. All the best to you all and thanks for travelling with us. Un abrazo, James

THE BEST TRIP !! Every aspect was top notch....
Portugal | Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2022

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robin k.
North Chicopee, MA | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

THE BEST TRIP !! Every aspect was top notch. All of our drivers were wonderful very nice, friendly and leaving us with so much information and history. So many great moments.
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THE BEST TRIP !! Every aspect was top notch. All of our drivers were wonderful very nice, friendly and leaving us with so much information and history. So many great moments.
Thank you!

Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 02, 2022

Dear Robin,
So happy to receive your positive feedback :)
Very happy to hear that enjoyed every single moment of your trip in my lovely country.
I hope to welcome you in Portugal once again in the future.
Sincerely,
Pedro

I think everyone (Francisco, Ricardo, Andre, ...
Portugal | Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2022

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sherry z.
Taunton, MA | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

I think everyone (Francisco, Ricardo, Andre, Nelson, Diego, another Andre, Joao (and Daniel) and Claudia - all of whom were phenomenal in their treatment of 3 ladies visiting Portugal for the first time. Each and every one of them engaged in thorough and pleasant conversations teaching us about their country and sharing stories of great interest to us all.
History lessons accompanied by a genuine desire to let us learn about Portugal and its peoples were carefully and easily given.
I cannot... read more

I think everyone (Francisco, Ricardo, Andre, Nelson, Diego, another Andre, Joao (and Daniel) and Claudia - all of whom were phenomenal in their treatment of 3 ladies visiting Portugal for the first time. Each and every one of them engaged in thorough and pleasant conversations teaching us about their country and sharing stories of great interest to us all.
History lessons accompanied by a genuine desire to let us learn about Portugal and its peoples were carefully and easily given.
I cannot say enough about the welcomeness felt by all and the easiness to get around with help from our Portuguese guides.
It was a trip we will recommend to many of our friends. Pedro listened to all of our needs and fulfilled them all. His constant check-in of how things were going made us all very cared for! Thank you so much and we look forward to visiting your beautiful country with beautiful people once again.

Hotel Reviews
Madalena by The Beautique Hotels
Lisbon

Small but unique in all its lovely working personnel. We were welcomed with open arms and always being accompanied with directions, our personal needs, restaurant suggestions and information etc. Truly a home away from home......Helpful in every way! Breakfast crews were delightful...... We would recommend Madalena highly....also location was perfect!

Authenticity & Character
Attention to detail.....
Location
Easy to walk everywhere from there!
Staff
All of them.....so very willing to help in any way.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable rooms and clean!
Pestana Porto - A Brasileira
Porto

Great location and lovely rooms. Dining on the sidewalk or inside had an interesting menu and staff was extremely cordial.

Authenticity & Character
Feeling of old and new.
Location
Easy walk to the river and train station.
Staff
Attentive!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Easy access to amenities and bar...plenty of room for two.
The Noble House
Evora

Architecturally magnificent with an antiquated feel. Plenty of room to relax in a somewhat small setting. It has a lovely small courtyard in front to sit and breakfast can also be taken outside on the deck. Very quiet!

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Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Cascais

Magnificent art work in large open lobby with a library to sit and ponder how they made this fortress into lovely rooms with outside sky views. Very interesting and easy walk to the beach and town . Hard not to like Cascais and where it is but the fortress sealed our fondness.

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Activity Review
Exclusive Driver Tour in the Douro Valley
Portugal

The views, the driver, the winery and wine! A relaxing day in the vineyards of Douro cannot be missed.

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Transport
Ability to talk to the driver and hear easily the stories of Duoro Valley.
Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dear Sherry,
I appreciate you taking the time to write so many kind words about our country and services - I truly appreciate you sharing your experience.
I will make sure to share your feedback with all our team and guides.
Looking forward to welcome you in Portugal once again in the future.
Sincerely,
Pedro

Portugal is a MUST for your next European Holiday
Portugal | Sep 8 - Sep 19, 2022

Martha
Martha R.
San Antonio, TX | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

We could not be more pleased with the trip that Marta arranged for us to visit Portugal. From our time in Lisbon, our spectacular hike along the coast in the Sintra Region and our final days in Porto, we were consistently impressed with the high levels of service, the lovely accommodations and the ease of executing the trip as planned via the travel App. We were able to stay in touch with Marta the entire time and she was always available to connect with us if we had any questions. We... read more

We could not be more pleased with the trip that Marta arranged for us to visit Portugal. From our time in Lisbon, our spectacular hike along the coast in the Sintra Region and our final days in Porto, we were consistently impressed with the high levels of service, the lovely accommodations and the ease of executing the trip as planned via the travel App. We were able to stay in touch with Marta the entire time and she was always available to connect with us if we had any questions. We found the Tour group for our hike to be exceptionally kind and flexible. We had a possibility of poor weather and every day; the team was willing to reschedule pick up's and or modify our trek so we could avoid any issues. The GPS App for the treks was very easy to use and we were able to follow along the paths with confidence. We want to say a special thanks to Marta as she was EXTREMELY helpful to us as we had to delay our trip slightly. She graciously helped us to reschedule all of our plans and we could not have been more grateful for her patience. We have used KimKim in the past and we will absolutely use them for our next trip.

Hotel Reviews
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Cascais

This property is sublime. The grounds are appointed with incredible exterior sculptures and tranquil courtyard. The room was lovely, extremely spacious and comfortable. The pool area was peaceful, and we were able to have a cocktail while lounging in the sun. FIVE STARS!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
A lovely stroll along the waterfront to the city center of Cascais
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arribas Sintra Hotel
Sintra

This hotel was perfect for Arribas. The POOL - OH MY GOODNESS! I have never seen a pool like this, enormous. The staff was so kind, and we appreciated all of the assistance during our stay.

Authenticity & Character
The POOL! You must swim, it is a surreal experience.
Location
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Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Hi Martha, thank you so much for this fantastic review and the time you put into it. It was a pleasure to prepare this experience for you and see how you enjoy it despite the change of dates. Portuguese countryside and natural parks as you say are a MUST and hiking through them is an adventure. Let me know when you plan a new excursion to Spain or Portugal and I will be happy to help. All my best, Marta

We were impressed and very pleased with each ...
Portugal | Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2022

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Page R.
Hanover, MA | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

We were impressed and very pleased with each contact we made ...The trip was planned beautifully. We loved our hotel accomodations. We were so impressed with Portugal as a whole. The country works so well...health care, environmentally sustainable, education...a relaxed friendly affordable country read more

We were impressed and very pleased with each contact we made ...The trip was planned beautifully. We loved our hotel accomodations. We were so impressed with Portugal as a whole. The country works so well...health care, environmentally sustainable, education...a relaxed friendly affordable country

Hotel Reviews
Madalena by The Beautique Hotels
Lisbon

excellent location...excellent service..delicious breakfast...lovely room

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pestana Porto - A Brasileira
Porto

Great location...excellent breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Noble House
Evora
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Cascais

Wow..What a beautiful hotel Great location..modern and cool

Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Lisbon
Lisbon

We loved it and our guide was excellent

Quality of Experience
Dinner with a Fado Performance
Lisbon

It was wonderful...the music was beautiful

Quality of Experience
Food
Private Driver to Sintra with Tickets to Pena Palace
Portugal

We loved our driver Nelson..we enjoyed the entire day with him. He was excellent...great smooth ride..relaxed..beautiful playlist of music

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Transport
Private Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Porto
Porto

Andre was very nice and informative

Quality of Experience
Port Wine Cellar Visit with Tastings
Porto

We were surprised it was private tour...It was wonderful...and tasting was great..served with delicious cheese

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Exclusive Driver Tour in the Douro Valley
Portugal

I was concerned at first that Andre had a cold but he explained it was just an allergy. He was a fast driver but drove well. He was very engaging and gave us an excellent all day tour. We enjoyed getting to know him and share stories

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Transport
Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting + Traditional Portuguese Lunch
Douro Valley

We were again surprised it was a private tour...It was excellent. What a beautiful vineyard and winery....so beautiful. We LOVED our lunch

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Boat Trip in the Douro River on a Traditional Rabelo Boat
Douro Valley

It was beautiful..hot and just beautiful country

Quality of Experience
Private History & Cultural Guided Tour in Évora
Évora

It was a beautiful town and our guide was calm and interesting We had a little mix up in the chapel of Bones..too crowded for us...and we lost our guide for a while..waited outside..It was nice

Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Hey Page :)
It is great to hear from you!

I am reallly happy to hear that you enjoyed our planning and that Portugal exceeded your expectations! Thank you so much for your kind words about Portugal.

All the best,
Pedro & Across Portugal Team

Personalized for our interests and timeline
Portugal | Sep 14 - Sep 24, 2022

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Alex L.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Beatriz found us some great places to stay. A stone house in a small farming village near Portugal's national park; and in Morocco, Riad Fes was one of the nicest hotels I've been in. The drivers and guides in Morocco were all friendly and well informed. read more

Beatriz found us some great places to stay. A stone house in a small farming village near Portugal's national park; and in Morocco, Riad Fes was one of the nicest hotels I've been in. The drivers and guides in Morocco were all friendly and well informed.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux
Fès

Incredible architectural details, small, personal scale, and probably the best food we had in Morocco.

Authenticity & Character
Fancy because the craftsmanship is so beautiful, not just because things are expensive
Location
Staff
Really polished service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto

Fine -- clean, nice bathrooms, small balcony onto courtyard. But cramped, and on an overwhelmingly touristy crowded street.

Authenticity & Character
It's pretty generic.
Location
It's really not fun to be on the single most crowded touristy street in all of Porto.
Staff
They were somewhat understaffed, and had signs everywhere trying to push breakfast attendance earlier.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Zyo
Rabat

It was fine, and in a convenient location. Not extensive service and no food. Certainly nowhere near as nice as Riad Fes, though I imagine it is a lot cheaper.

Casa das Afonsas
Barral, Portugal

Very basic in some ways -- the stone house has almost no windows and bad flurescent lights -- but this was a surprise hit on the itinerary. It's in a super-cute town that's mostly stone houses and farming, sheep everywhere. The town cafe is a sister of the Casa das Afonsas family, super friendly, with all just locals hanging out. Pretty short drive to a part of the park where nothing is touristy at all -- the hikes are just from one tiny stone village to another, with few people around.

Authenticity & Character
Don't send people here who want luxury every night, but escaping tourisim into a beutiful landscape is its own luxury.
Location
Close to a gorgeous but totally untouristed part of the national park.
Staff
Friendly family hosting.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Oak Nature
Vieira do Minho, Portugal

Extremely half-baked. Amazing sunset views from the pool, which is also really nice. Terrible sewer gas smells in bathrooms. Cheesy construction quality. Inexplicable mistakes like ugly sponsored ice cream brand umbrellas screwed to the deck smack in the middle of the best view. No real dinner, but a major hassle to drive up and down the mountain to get to restaurants.

Authenticity & Character
Cheesy modernism, poorly constructed.
Location
Amazing view from the pool. Really hard to get to and far from food. Rooms are mostly overgrown by trees and do not really have views, though the trees are pleasant. The town is on a pretty lake in a beatiful valley and near some of the park's best hikes like Poco Azul (really bonkers) but the town itself is kind of a junky crowded tourism hub.
Staff
What staff there were were really nice. There's not supposed to be dinner, but they made us snacks off hours anyway.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The place is visually clean, but they never really figured out the sewer gas stench in the bathroom, and other rooms they offered us were musty plus they try to hide the must and sewer smell with aggressive electric air fresheners.
Activity Review
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Hakim was great -- informative, happy to tailor the walk to what we cared about, knew the medina incredibly well.

Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Hi Alex! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed feedback! I'm so happy you had a great time in Morocco with your guide and drivers and that you enjoyed Portugal :) It's been truly a pleasure to help you organize this trip. Best regards, Bea.

Two weeks in Portugal from Austin, TX
Portugal | Sep 8 - Sep 21, 2022

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Steve P.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Marina was exceptionally helpful and responsive in working with me to plan this 2 week trip. We visited Lisbon, Évora, Funchal (Island of Madeira), Porto & Cascais. All of our daytime tours and intercity transportation came together like clock work. Our hotel properties at each stop were well located and provided comfort with nice amenities. Everything was great but we especially highly recommend a visit to Madeira. We won't hesitate to use KimKim for our future travel planning. read more

Marina was exceptionally helpful and responsive in working with me to plan this 2 week trip. We visited Lisbon, Évora, Funchal (Island of Madeira), Porto & Cascais. All of our daytime tours and intercity transportation came together like clock work. Our hotel properties at each stop were well located and provided comfort with nice amenities. Everything was great but we especially highly recommend a visit to Madeira. We won't hesitate to use KimKim for our future travel planning.

Hotel Reviews
PortoBay Flores
Porto

Great location, great quality, very nice amenities. Room 804 was top floor, corner room with balcony. Great views.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Castanheiro Boutique Hotel
Funchal

Loved our suite, Room 409. Great hotel property right in town. Walk to most everything.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Albatroz Hotel
Cascais

Mice, old style hotel with exceptional location & amenities.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hi Steve, Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a true pleasure helping you plan your trip to Portugal and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and guided tours. Madeira is indeed a magnificent island, maybe next time you can visit the Azores Islands in Portugal :) I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to all the team. I hope to host you again in Portugal very soon! Warmest regards, Marina

This is the 3rd time we've used Kimkim for o...
Portugal | Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2022

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Susan S.
Sioux Falls, SD | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

This is the 3rd time we've used Kimkim for our travels and it was a bit disappointing. Our first hotel, the Casual Belle Epoque was supposedly 4 star and it should have been a 3. The room, the breakfast, it just was not a 4 star hotel. The last day we came in and the room smelled of sewage. We contacted Marina and said we would like a different hotel for our last night in Lisbon but it was going to be yet more money and a cancellation fee.
The drivers were another issue. We had a day... read more

This is the 3rd time we've used Kimkim for our travels and it was a bit disappointing. Our first hotel, the Casual Belle Epoque was supposedly 4 star and it should have been a 3. The room, the breakfast, it just was not a 4 star hotel. The last day we came in and the room smelled of sewage. We contacted Marina and said we would like a different hotel for our last night in Lisbon but it was going to be yet more money and a cancellation fee.
The drivers were another issue. We had a day excusion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril with a guide/driver named Paulo. We felt we were being hustled the entire time. He had us go to this port wine place for a tasting in Sintra. Obviously he had an interest there as he was pouring samples for people. Somehow we let them talk us into buying a way overpriced bottle of port (we later learned from an actual winery owner in the Douro Valley that we were scammed). Then he wanted us to go to this specific restaurant on the coast, near Cascais. We went in and waited then decided we simply didn't want to wait and left to walk the beach. He wanted to know what happened, why did we leave, clearly he had an interest there too.
We had another driver take us from Lisbon to Porto via Coimbra. The problem here was the driver spoke no english and did not understand we had a 3 hour stop in coimbra. We had to call our Kim kim consultant Marina, she had to call him, then we got it straightened out. Problem two arose because he got lost in Porto trying to find our hotel. Heavy traffic, he had a hotel in his phone with the same name but it was in a different city and he could not get the phone to refresh. We pulled up the address in our phone for him, then changed the language to portuguese, all the while he's trying to drive in rush hour traffic, it was not fun. We called Marina and requested english speaking drivers and she said she couldn't guarantee that as they were just there to get us from point A to point B. Well that's not exactly true when he had no idea about our scheduled side trip to Coimbra and he gets lost trying to find our hotel.
We did a day trip to the Douro Valley which was nice. The driver we had for this was Rui, very nice and did a good job. We had told Marina that we did not want to do this riverboat ride down the Douro River, just not our thing. She insisted and said "everyone does this". We told her in another conversation we didn't want to do this. At that point we assumed we had to because it must be the way to get us from one destination to another, it wasn't. It was simply a riverboat ride up and down the river in a packed boat in the pouring rain. We would not have had to do this at all. It made us wonder, she must get a kick back from putting us on the boat.
Our last day in the Porto we had a fantastic guide, Sandra, she was informative, fun and was the kind of guide we were used to getting when booking with Kimkim.
The only time Marina was in contact with us (not including the many times we had to contact her with problems with drivers, etc) was the night before our departure. This certainly was unlike any other trip we've done with you before. This trip was our most expensive and the least well run, we're very disappointed.

Hotel Review
Neya Porto Hotel
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were very uncomfortable
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
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Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Hi Susan,

Thank you for taking the time to write your trip review.

Originally, you were booked at the Rossio Boutique hotel in Lisbon. This is a four star, centrally located hotel that we had been using without incident, however, the previous month before your travels, the hotel was starting to get bad reviews so our team made the decision to change that hotel for travelers who were booked there.

I re-booked you at the Belle Epoque Boutique hotel which was in the same price range as... read more

Hi Susan,

Thank you for taking the time to write your trip review.

Originally, you were booked at the Rossio Boutique hotel in Lisbon. This is a four star, centrally located hotel that we had been using without incident, however, the previous month before your travels, the hotel was starting to get bad reviews so our team made the decision to change that hotel for travelers who were booked there.

I re-booked you at the Belle Epoque Boutique hotel which was in the same price range as the other hotel as well it has good reviews (4.3 & 4,5 respectively on TripAdvisor and Bookings) and thus far we have not a had a complaint about this hotel. I had advised that you would be switched to this hotel before you traveled so there would have been time to change it if you did not like the hotel or its location.

During your trip, you contacted me to ask if it was possible to change to a different hotel for your last night in Lisbon. I offered you four other hotel possibilities for your last night in Lisbon and mentioned that due to the Belle Epoque Boutique hotel cancelation policy I was not able to cancel the hotel free of charge. You decided you did not want to pay any extra. You never mentioned any other issue with the hotel, other than that it was noisy on the first floor. So I called the hotel and requested that they assign you an upper-level room for your last night.

In regards to the day trip to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril is a private excursion. This is one of our most popular excursions and you are able to see past reviews that it always gets top marks. So I am surprised to read that you felt rushed as well hustled. We have asked guides on this excursion to reserve a table for travelers at a restaurant so you do not have to wait in line for lunch, especially during high season. So the guide did not have an alternative motive to bring you to that restaurant. I do not have enough information about the Port transaction as I would need to know the type of port, the cost, what is considered a price for being ripped off as well as the person who told you as such. I have shared these comments with your guide since this is an accusation that I am sure he would like to know about.

On the day of the transfer to Porto, Alexandra called me to ask me if the driver knew that you had a stop in Coimbra, I called the transfer company right away to check if they had the information and when they called the driver they told me that the driver had all the information and that in fact, you had just arrived to Coimbra. Rather than the driver not knowing where he was going, is it possible, that it was a simple miscommunication between the driver and you? Coimbra is a the most popular stop on the way to Porto so it is unlikely he didn’t know where he was going. The service is to drive you from point A to B, he is not a guide. If transport companies excluded non-English speaking drivers there would certainly be a shortage of available drivers manage the record number of visitors that were in Portugal during high season.
I have read through all communications between you and I, not only on KimKim but also in the discussion chat in your travel itinerary, and nowhere does it mention that I said you must do the riverboat. How would I have forced you to do it, given that it was a private day excursion to Douro Valley so you can make the excursion your own. If you had mentioned that you didn’t want to do it, I would have suggested another activity such as visiting another winery, an olive oil visit or just add more time to visit the villages of the Douro Valley.

Again, thank you for taking the time to write your trip review. All your comments will help us improve in the future.

Warm regards,
Marina

Child Friendly Trip
Portugal | Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2022

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Shailee V.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Marta and Karin were amazing to work with. They were patient, ultra responsive and accommodating. It was a relaxed trip with lots of time for us to explore on our own and at our pace, given that we were traveling with a 5 year old. All the excursions were well timed to beat the crowds and the hotels were very conveniently located. As vegetarians, Marta made it a point to let the hosts know and also made some nice recommendations for local vegetarian friendly spots.
This was our second time planning with KimKim and we'd certainly do it again.

Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
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Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Hi Shailee, thank you for taking the time to send us this feedback from your trip. It was a pleasure to organize a trip for your family that could be enjoyed by all of you. I hope we will be in touch for other trips :) All my best, Marta

Guides: Martin, in Evora, Andrea in Silves Sara, Coimbra
Portugal | Sep 2 - Sep 13, 2022

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jack m.
Glenview, IL | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Guides: Martin, in Evora, Andrea in Silves Sara, Coimbra were most excellent on top of their game both in knowledge and story telling. The accommodations in general were just right. The Noble House (Evora) provided a good room and breakfast however parking is very limited and the walk to and from is not for the older. read more

Guides: Martin, in Evora, Andrea in Silves Sara, Coimbra were most excellent on top of their game both in knowledge and story telling. The accommodations in general were just right. The Noble House (Evora) provided a good room and breakfast however parking is very limited and the walk to and from is not for the older.

Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
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Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Hi Jack! Thank you so much for your feedback as is really helpful for us to keep improving each day. I'm so glad you enjoyed every tour with your guides and discovered amazing places on the way. It's been truly a pleasure to help you organize this trip. Best regards, Bea.

This was an amazing trip-very authentic experiences.
Portugal | Sep 2 - Sep 13, 2022

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Nancy M.
Glenview, IL | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

This was an amazing trip, Exceptionally well-planned, with all the details accounted for. For the most part, the guides were extremely knowledgeable and a great source of information. The pre-trip material gave many suggestions on things to do on free days and kimkin was extremely responsive when we had questions about logistics, meeting drivers, etc. The places kimkin picked for us to stay were not in the touristy mainstream, which is just what we wanted, so our experience felt very... read more

This was an amazing trip, Exceptionally well-planned, with all the details accounted for. For the most part, the guides were extremely knowledgeable and a great source of information. The pre-trip material gave many suggestions on things to do on free days and kimkin was extremely responsive when we had questions about logistics, meeting drivers, etc. The places kimkin picked for us to stay were not in the touristy mainstream, which is just what we wanted, so our experience felt very authentic.

The only thing I would say that was a let-down was that there was absolutely no transparency as to pricing, and my sense is that as a result, the mark-up may have been more than the quoted 5%.—I suppose that extra markup is what you pay for local knowledge and a bit of laziness on our part to plan the trip. But all in all, we were very satisfied.

Hotel Review
Loule Jardim Hotel
Loule

What a charming location. Small room, but the staff was very friendly and located on a tiny community square a ten minute walk to the center.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very small room
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bigger room
Activity Review
Private Tour of Évora
Portugal

This guide was exceptional, great story teller, knowledgeable about history, local folklore and culture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Great guide
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
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Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. I'm so happy you got to enjoy and discover a different Portugal during your trip. Best regards, Bea.

Great Food and wine themed North Portugal tour
Portugal | Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2022

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jenny G.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022

We had a 7 day trip to North Portugal booked in June but due to personal circumstances had to change it to early September. Marta was very understanding and helped us reorganize all the bookings.
We started off in Porto and had a good introduction into the city - doing a food tour , followed by an e-bike tour. We got opportunity to view the city ourselves and had a lot of great recommendations on what to do/ and where to eat. We also got to do different things like go to the National park!... read more

We had a 7 day trip to North Portugal booked in June but due to personal circumstances had to change it to early September. Marta was very understanding and helped us reorganize all the bookings.
We started off in Porto and had a good introduction into the city - doing a food tour , followed by an e-bike tour. We got opportunity to view the city ourselves and had a lot of great recommendations on what to do/ and where to eat. We also got to do different things like go to the National park! The highlight of the trip was the trip to Douro valley where we stayed at a vineyard and did a few wine tastings around the different Quinta's. Thiago was a great guide taking us across the various quintas, with a boat ride and a celebratory drink at an awesome view point.

Hotel Reviews
Premium Porto Downtown
Porto

The hotel was clean and functional and close to a lot of restaurants. The breakfast had a wide spread and service was quite prompt.

Authenticity & Character
Apart from the food, not really sure there was character/authenticity to the hotel.
Location
Was good walking distance to most of the tourist spots
Staff
Very prompt service and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Quinta Da Timpeira
Lamego

The overall look and feel of the Quinta is that of a period property with heavy antique furniture. We had a bigger room as that was the only one available so had the option of twin or a double bed. The quinta had lovely grounds, with a garden and a swimming pool though we were never around long enough to enjoy the grounds as much. The dinner we had there was quite homely and had large portions.

Authenticity & Character
Had the charm of a period property
Location
The only way to get around was by car- which was arranged for us but would have been hard otherwise.
Staff
Attentive and willing to help
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms were clean but because of the heavy furniture and low ceiling it did feel very dark and dinghy in the evenings. Would have liked option of tea/coffee in the room.
OPOHotel Porto Aeroporto
Maia

For spending a night before our flight the next day morning - this hotel was perfect. Functional with all the basics and quite large rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great for the airport and they offered free shuttle.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Foodie Experience in Porto
Porto

Claudia was a very enthusiastic and warm guide and made the tour really enjoyable. Not to mention all the food we tried was amazing and was nice to hear the stories behind them. loved that we got to try most of the city's famous dishes over the course of this tour and the company was great.

Quality of Experience
All the food options and the guide!
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Claudia was really warm and followed up with recommendations and trip photos!
Get to know Porto by E-bike
Porto

Didnt know what to expect but was great! Apart from the first few minutes of fumbling around on how how to use the bike, the rest of actually biking was quite smooth. We covered a lot of ground and got to see some great views....and also catch in some exercise. An electric bike is probably the best way to see the city though I did get a sore backside due to all the pebbled roads!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hiking & Cultural Excursion in Peneda-Gerês National Park
Porto

We enjoyed the serenity of the national park and opportunity to do a bit of trek and bathe in the clear pool of water which was followed by a great lunch. The second half of the day had a walk through the village and a another mini trek to another waterfall with a further opportunity to swim. I was probably the least fit person of the group - but the guide made sure we went at a decent pace. Maybe two swims was not required as they were people in our group who were not keen on swimming and we could have done a viewing point instead.

Quality of Experience
The parts we liked - were opportunity to trek and swim and the food was good. There were also good breaks in between the drive which was helpful. Didnt enjoy as much the walk around the village
Food
The lunch served in the village was good.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions about the park as she had lived within the park herself.
Transport
The car was a bit old and since it was packed with 7 people with a good 3-4 hours on the road - not entirely comfortable for people with long legs.
Wine Cellar Guided Visit with Lunch
Douro Valley

This was the highlight of the trip - was a very relaxed experience of getting a tour of the process of wine making and getting an opportunity to taste quite a few of the wines at the quinta. Our guide Rui also made it really memorable.

Quality of Experience
The tour, wines and the setting was great.
Food
It was little light on the food as compared to the other places but still good!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Had some really good conversations with Rui.
Wine Experience in the Douro Valley & River Cruise
Douro Valley

Was a great day filled with a opportunity to taste and see a bit of behind the scenes of winemaking and wine tasting at one Quinta , followed by a set lunch paired with different wines at another. The post food coma stage was great time to do the river cruise down the Douro and we got whisked to another amazing view point for a further celebratory drink! Thiago was very informative and so pleasant to be around.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
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Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Hi Jenny, thank you so much for all this feedback! It was a great pleasure to prepare this vacation in Portugal for you both and I appreciate your words. The most important part for me is that in the end, you got to experience the best of Northern Portugal. If you visit Portugal or Spain again I will be happy to help. Best, Marta

Portugal Vacation
Portugal | Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2022

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Patrick M.
Newport, RI | Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022

Overall a great trip and your recommendations of places to visit and tour guides to use were excellent. Particularly liked the Duro Valley and Belman tours as the guides did a great job ensuring that we saw the best attractions without wasting time in long lines. Pickup and drop off at the airport and hotel was fairly seamless and our driver got us right to the baggage drop off before sending us on our way.

Would certainly utilize Kim Kim again on our next trip. So much time and energy... read more

Overall a great trip and your recommendations of places to visit and tour guides to use were excellent. Particularly liked the Duro Valley and Belman tours as the guides did a great job ensuring that we saw the best attractions without wasting time in long lines. Pickup and drop off at the airport and hotel was fairly seamless and our driver got us right to the baggage drop off before sending us on our way.

Would certainly utilize Kim Kim again on our next trip. So much time and energy is saved by having the private tours and destinations prearranged.

Thanks for all the assistance in making our Portugal trip a memorable one.

Activity Reviews
Day Excursion to Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise
Porto

Fantastic views and Rui made the trip extra special with stops at Port tasting and lunch at locations off the tourist trail that were amazing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledge of the area, wines, and personality
Transport
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

Marta did a great job bringing us to the best locations to visit while still showing us the big attractions. Loved the lunch with locals and the knowledge Marta shared throughout the day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
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Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Hi Patrick, thank you for taking the time to write this kind words. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed the trip and had the chance to discover Portugal with us. It was a pleasure to prepare this experience for you. All my best, Marta

Amazing trip to Portugal
Portugal | Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2022

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chris g.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

We had an amazing experience with Marina. She went the extra mile when we had to reschedule the trip due to COVID and again when there was an airport strike that forced us to shift the trip by a day. She put together an amazing itinerary for our Lisbon trip and the tour guides/drivers she found were outstanding. Would recommend her to anyone wanting to have a great trip in Portugal.

In particular would like to highlight the tour guides/drivers, who we initially thought would be responsible... read more

We had an amazing experience with Marina. She went the extra mile when we had to reschedule the trip due to COVID and again when there was an airport strike that forced us to shift the trip by a day. She put together an amazing itinerary for our Lisbon trip and the tour guides/drivers she found were outstanding. Would recommend her to anyone wanting to have a great trip in Portugal.

In particular would like to highlight the tour guides/drivers, who we initially thought would be responsible from taking us from one location to another but were the highlight of the trip as they found great restaurants and hidden gems to see:
Alison who did the Lisbon food tour
Paulo who did a spectacular day trip to Sintra
Rui who organized an amazing day in the Douro valley at took us to the best Quinta

Hotel Reviews
Dear Lisbon Bordalo House
Lisboa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Vintage House - Douro
Pinhão, Douro
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Only negative comment is that it was somewhat challenging to borrow a wine opener. Given that the Hotel is in Porto, I'd suggest each room have wine bottle opener
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Lisbon Roots, Food & Cultural Walk
Lisbon

Alison was a great tour guide and we had an amazing experience

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

The day with Paulo was amazing. he was so engaged and professional and planned out a specatular day

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Outstanding
Transport
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Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine Experience in the Douro Valley & River Cruise
Douro Valley

Rui organized the highlight of our trip. He proactively reached out and arranged lunch plans for us, asked what type of tour we wanted and then arranged a port tasting at a hidden gem that buses could not reach. For lunch he found an amazing Quinta where we had an authentic home cooked meal with the family

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Hi Chris, Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so glad you could finally travel to Portugal despite having to postpone your trip. It was a true pleasure helping you plan your trip to Portugal and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and guided tours. All the guides had a wonderful time with you as well! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to them. I hope to host you again in Portugal very soon! Warmest regards, Marina

Our trip to Portugal!
Portugal | Aug 22 - Sep 5, 2022

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Sandy R.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Our trip to a Portugal was incredible. Patricia helped us a plan a very memorable two weeks. Our guides and drivers were all very knowledgeable and prompt which added to our experience. The trip may have been expensive however it allowed us to do more than we could have on our own. Portugal you are a beautiful country.

Local specialist: Patricia Marques
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Patricia Marques
Local specialist in Spain | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your review. It was an absolute pleasure helping you arrange this adventure in Portugal!
And I will be here ready to help you plan another unforgettable trip to Spain in the future!
Best regards,
Patricia

The royal treatment!
Portugal | Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2022

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Patty L.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Sep 04, 2022

I can’t express how much we enjoyed our trip to Portugal! Pedro and Joao exceeded our expectations both with the trip they planned for us as well as their responsiveness when anything came up along the way! While we enjoyed everything we did and all the places we stayed, we particularly enjoyed our walking tour of Lisbon with Ricardo, our drive to Sinatra with Jose, the beautiful Vila Vita Parc Hotel in the Algarve and the Aurora boat tour to see the caves!
We will definitely use Kimkim to... read more

I can’t express how much we enjoyed our trip to Portugal! Pedro and Joao exceeded our expectations both with the trip they planned for us as well as their responsiveness when anything came up along the way! While we enjoyed everything we did and all the places we stayed, we particularly enjoyed our walking tour of Lisbon with Ricardo, our drive to Sinatra with Jose, the beautiful Vila Vita Parc Hotel in the Algarve and the Aurora boat tour to see the caves!
We will definitely use Kimkim to plan vacations in the future!

Hotel Reviews
Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio - Monument Hotel
Lisbon

Beautiful, spacious hotel will situated in the heart of Lisbon. Great breakfast buffet included

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Porches

Gorgeous hotel with very comfortable guest suites, delicious food and drink, very accommodating staff and unbeatable views!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Cascais

Large comfortable rooms overlooking the marina in an old converted citadel with very interesting art installations throughout. Well located adjacent to the city center.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Lisbon
Lisbon

Ricardo did an excellent job navigating around the hills and around to lesser known vantage points and sharing the interesting history of Lisbon. He is a very knowledgeable guide. This tour is what I wish my history classes would have been!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Dinner with a Fado Performance
Lisbon

Very authentic Portuguese experience!

Quality of Experience
The music was beautiful! The only negative was that the restaurant was small and when the singing began, they turned off the a/c and closed the door to better hear the performance but that made it quite stuffy inside.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Driver to Sintra with Tickets to Pena Palace
Portugal

Our driver Jose was very informative about the area and even took us to some hidden gems for photos and the beautiful Monte Mar for lunch. What a great day!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Boat Trip to Benagil Caves
Portugal

Unfortunately, we were dropped off at the wrong location for this trip by our taxi driver so we thought we would miss it, but Pedro contacted the tour company and they waited and hour and a half for us to get there to start this amazing private tour of the caves! So glad it worked out because it was truly one of the highlights of the vacation! The boat captain navigated the caves so beautifully around the waves, kayakers and paddle boarders to get us unbelievable views of these magnificent caves. Ogo, the guide was very knowledgeable about the area explaining the formation of the area and showing us beautiful vantage points and interesting fauna.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
There was a mixup getting to the right place but once we found it, it was worth the trip!!
Local specialist: Pedro Luis
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Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hello Patty,
I am so glad to know you enjoyed your time in Portugal!

I will make sure to share you comment with João and the rest of the team - believe me, you just made our day!

Thank you once again for trusting Kim Kim and Across Portugal! We will always be 100% available for you - feel free to contact us anytime.

All the best,
Pedro & Across Portugal Team

Marta was amazing. Kim Kim for Portugal is a definite recommendation!
Portugal | Aug 20 - Aug 30, 2022

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christy h.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Marta was amazing. The vacation was amazing. We really enjoyed Rui, Paolo and Sandra are very high recommends! The ladies that took us on the food tours were great as was the gal that took us on a history tour of Lisbon. The gentleman that took us on the Algarve wine tour was knowledgeable but not so good as a guide. He was pleasant but not so good at making it a personal experience. Bea was very helpful when she was able to get the extra room at the Algarve hotel. That hotel is very... read more

Marta was amazing. The vacation was amazing. We really enjoyed Rui, Paolo and Sandra are very high recommends! The ladies that took us on the food tours were great as was the gal that took us on a history tour of Lisbon. The gentleman that took us on the Algarve wine tour was knowledgeable but not so good as a guide. He was pleasant but not so good at making it a personal experience. Bea was very helpful when she was able to get the extra room at the Algarve hotel. That hotel is very Bohemian and offered no privacy and thank you so much for fixing the issue. That made the experience so much better!
One suggestion is that I didn’t realize that the meeting point for the catamaran trip was more than 30 minutes drive from the hotel. I wish that the instructions were a little more clear about that. We ended up not making it on that trip because (my fault) I assumed that the departure point was Marina across the street from the hotel. The boat company let us take another cruise the following day but it wasn’t the great cruise that we had booked. But at least it was something.
Overall the trip was planned and managed very well. There are not enough amazing words to describe how happy I am with the trip. I will only use Kim Kim to plan vacations from now on. I have already recommended it more than 5 times and will continue to do so.
Also one final shout out again to Rui, Sandra and Paulo. And of course to Marta and Bea. Thank you so much! Hope to be in touch soon for my next adventure!
Best Regards
Christy

Hotel Reviews
AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado
Lisbon

This hotel is beyond amazing. It’s gorgeous the staff are very helpful. The food was great. The room was so nice. This is located in a nice location definitely recommend!!!

Authenticity & Character
So gorgeous inside
Location
Easy to get to restaurants and points of interest.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Super clean. Room seemed new
Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira
Porto

This was ok. The food was great. The staff were nice. The room was ok. It suited the purpose

Authenticity & Character
It was ok
Location
Porto
Staff
They were nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was ok
Lagos Avenida Hotel
Lagos

This is a beautiful bohemian hotel if you are a single traveler. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The issue is that there is no privacy to use the shower, dress/ undress and very little privacy for the toilet. But my experience was that the room was lovely as long as I was the only one staying in the room. The restaurant, bar and lobby are gorgeous - but I would not want to stay in a room with another person due to lack of privacy

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful lobby
Location
Right across from Marina and very near the old downtown and beautiful shops and restaurants
Staff
Very friendly and exceptionally helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
The lack of privacy makes me rate it lower - very bohemian
Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Lisboa

This hotel was ok - there was a mediocre restaurant and bar - it was close to the airport so that was very convenient.

Authenticity & Character
Nothing great except that the management provided a lovely welcome snack and cherry liquor shots
Location
Right next to airport with feee shuttle
Staff
They were ok nothing really spectacular
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was an older property with zero personality and the bar and restaurant were not nice
Activity Reviews
Architectural & Historical Highlights of Lisbon
Lisbon

I enjoyed all the historical stories about Lisbon

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Food and fun
Transport
I like walking.
Foodie Experience in Porto
Porto

Marion was very knowledgeable. The places w we went and quality of tastings were high. I would definitely recommend her and the tour

Quality of Experience
The stories that went along with the food tastings.
Food
The quality of food and drinks was first rate
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Marion was great and we enjoyed the tour. She was personable and knowledgeable
Vintage Car Tour of Porto
Porto

This was a lot of fun. Sandra’s extensive knowledge about Porto and her ability to tell the story made this a fun adventure.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Both Sandra and our driver were a lot of fun
Transport
Super cute vintage car
Day Excursion to Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise
Porto

Definitely one of the best tours and days I have had on vacations ever! Rui was great. He arranged for a wonderful meal with a wine maker where we bought several cases of wine. I loved this day. Rui is super knowledgeable and definitely a recommended guide.

Quality of Experience
The wine, port and food at the Quinta was amazing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Rui
Transport
Very clean vehicle
Private Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

Paulo is amazing. His plan of visiting Sintra and Monserrate made sense based on the day’s weather and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Paulo also gave us some great recommendations for our trip to Algarve. He is great. Highly recommend him as a private guide

Quality of Experience
Such a gorgeous day. Paulo is very knowledgeable
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Paulo
Transport
Very clean
Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro
Portugal

We ended up missing the original cruise. I didn’t realize that the meeting point was 30-40 minutes from the hotel. We took a cruise the next day. It was nice

Quality of Experience
The boat was nice the crew was fun
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine Tasting & Lunch at a Portuguese Quinta
Portugal

This was wine tasting in Algarve. There was no lunch included. The guide was ok. He was knowledgeable but the wines we tried were low end and well it wasnt great at all . Was lunch supposed to be included?

Quality of Experience
The wines were meh confused about the lunch since it wasn’t included
Food
There was no food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
This wine tasting was nothing like the one we had with Rui
Transport
We drove ourselves
Lisbon Roots, Food & Cultural Walk
Portugal

This was fun and the food was good

Quality of Experience
The guide was great and the food was too
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
I like walking
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid, Spain | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Hi Christy, thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to create this experience for you in Portugal and I am thrilled Lee and you enjoyed it. The location of each activity is always in the travel documents but we will make sure it is well pointed out. The lunch at the Quinta was not available and we agreed to only do the wine tour, but next time you visit Portugal I will make sure you enjoy the Quinta too :) All my best, Marta

Two weeks in Portugal
Portugal | Jul 29 - Aug 11, 2022

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Gertrude L.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

This was the first time I used KimKim. It was an easy and fun experience to plan with James. He was responsive, informative and courteous. When our family (with 16 and 18 year old boys) actually went on the trip, everything ran smoothly (with the exception of one slight delay in a pick up due to a mechanical issue which was quickly solved) and all the tour guides and drivers were excellent. We booked smaller, boutique style hotels which were just what I asked…clean, quiet, and central. ... read more

This was the first time I used KimKim. It was an easy and fun experience to plan with James. He was responsive, informative and courteous. When our family (with 16 and 18 year old boys) actually went on the trip, everything ran smoothly (with the exception of one slight delay in a pick up due to a mechanical issue which was quickly solved) and all the tour guides and drivers were excellent. We booked smaller, boutique style hotels which were just what I asked…clean, quiet, and central. The one in Lisbon especially had fantastic service and a beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking the city. James introduced us to Rocio right before the trip and she was available to assist if we needed. She called to introduce herself at our hotel when we landed in Lisbon and text us during the trip to ask how we were doing. It was a comfort to know we could talk to her if something didn’t go according to plan. Overall, our family of four had a trip we will always remember! We learned so much about the history, food and culture of Portugal and the time spent together as a family was truly precious. Thank you James and Rocio for everything! We would recommend you to everyone who wants to plan a unique and unforgettable trip. Obrigada!

Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Sevilla, Spain | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Hey Gertrude,
Fantastic to know you had such a great trip and it was a pleasure to have you travelling with us! Many thanks for taking the time to write and I hope you can make it back to Portugal sometime soon!
With our very best wishes, James

Wonderful experience
Portugal | Aug 21 - Aug 28, 2022

Julia
Julia L.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

We loved every minute of our trip. Beatriz recommendations were spot on, and the trip went exactly as we would have hoped (and more!). All the experiences were truly great.
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We loved every minute of our trip. Beatriz recommendations were spot on, and the trip went exactly as we would have hoped (and more!). All the experiences were truly great.

Hotel Reviews
Almaria Ex Libris Chiado
Lisbon

Incredible place, lovely service, perfect location. As a family of 4, we were really comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Lovely staff that went above and beyond
Cleanliness & Comfort
The apartment has everything you need, in addition to breakfast and a well stocked fridge
Flores Boutique Hotel
Porto

Beautiful hotel, centrally located, vibrant rooftop bar with excellent food.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
Sítio da Atalaia - Lagos

Very comfortable, brand new villas with swimming pools and breakfast. A car is needed to get around, but it is very easy to get around.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Really friendly staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Excursion to Sintra for Young Explorers
Lisbon

Wonderful day trip, our guide was very friendly and knowledgable. We really enjoyed this day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve Sunset Experience
Portugal

We had the best time, beautiful sites, thoughtfully planned, away from the masses. Very friendly and knowledgable tour guide, overall great experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Porto Family City Tour
Porto

Our lovely tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with our little girls. We loved our day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day Excursion to Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise
Porto

Beautiful area, must see. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgable. We really enjoyed our day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Hi Julia! I'm so happy you and your family had a great time around Portugal! Thank you so much for your kind words to all of our guides, this helps us continue improving each day. It's been really easy to work with you creating this adventure and it would be a pleasure to help you again in the future! Best regards Bea.

It was wonderful days in portugal. All the a...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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anoop c.
India | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

It was wonderful days in portugal. All the activities and itineries was well covered. Tiago was like our friend who came with us all the occasions and become part of our team. He took photos and videos in difficult situations like costering and kayaking etc.thanks to tiago and my lisbon holydays team for making our trip a most memmorable one. read more

It was wonderful days in portugal. All the activities and itineries was well covered. Tiago was like our friend who came with us all the occasions and become part of our team. He took photos and videos in difficult situations like costering and kayaking etc.thanks to tiago and my lisbon holydays team for making our trip a most memmorable one.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport