Kimkim Trip Reviews for Portugal

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

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DEBORAH R.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Oct 07, 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 Winery
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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Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
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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

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.

Local specialist: Diogo Lino

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

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

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Laurie m.
Providence, RI | Reviewed on Oct 05, 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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Cleanliness & Comfort
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Cascais
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Take a Tuk-Tuk Tour to Spectacular Lookout Points
Lisbon
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Explore Lisbon with a Private Walking Tour
Lisbon
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Sunset Fado & Tapas
Lisbon
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Food
more choices for dinner ...we only had 2 choices
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Half Day Trip to Sintra & Pena Palace
Portugal
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Private Transfer from Lisbon to Porto
Portugal
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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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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 !

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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 !
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Local specialist: James Monro

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 Oct 02, 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.
Thank you! read more

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

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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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ability to talk to the driver and hear easily the stories of Duoro Valley.
Local specialist: Pedro Luis

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

Martha
Martha R.
San Antonio, TX | Reviewed on Sep 30, 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!!

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A lovely stroll along the waterfront to the city center of Cascais
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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.
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Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska

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

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Pestana Porto - A Brasileira
Porto

Great location...excellent breakfast

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The Noble House
Evora
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Cascais

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

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Activity Reviews
Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Lisbon
Lisbon

We loved it and our guide was excellent

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Dinner with a Fado Performance
Lisbon

It was wonderful...the music was beautiful

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Food
Private Driver to Sintra with Tickets to Pena Palace
Sintra

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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Private Guided Cultural Walking Tour in Porto
Porto

Andre was very nice and informative

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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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Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting
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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Boat Trip in the Douro River on a Traditional Rabelo Boat
Douro Valley

It was beautiful..hot and just beautiful country

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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

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

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Alex L.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Oct 04, 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
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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

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

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Steve P.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Sep 23, 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.

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Castanheiro Boutique Hotel
Funchal

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

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The Albatroz Hotel
Cascais

Mice, old style hotel with exceptional location & amenities.

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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

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 27, 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
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were very uncomfortable
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

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

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Shailee V.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 19, 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

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 19, 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

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 19, 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

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 12, 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
Hike & 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

Portugal Vacation
Portugal | Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2022

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Patrick M.
Newport, RI | Reviewed on Sep 12, 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 Trip 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

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

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chris g.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 09, 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
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 Trip 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

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

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Sandy R.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 07, 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

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

Patty
Patty L.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Sep 05, 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
Sintra

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 the Grottoes - Porches
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

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 Sep 01, 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
Tour of Porto in a Vintage Car
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 Trip 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 Sailing 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

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

Wonderful experience
Portugal | Aug 21 - Aug 28, 2022

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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
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

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
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Tiago is an exceptionally talented guide . H...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Sajjad S.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Tiago is an exceptionally talented guide . His knowledge, time management and one to one dealings worth appreciating. Coastering / biking etc were so much professional than expected. Skydive was amazing… we enjoyed the street walk and food. Would anytime recommend kim kim and tiago combination for any one to Portugal. Cheers. read more

Tiago is an exceptionally talented guide . His knowledge, time management and one to one dealings worth appreciating. Coastering / biking etc were so much professional than expected. Skydive was amazing… we enjoyed the street walk and food. Would anytime recommend kim kim and tiago combination for any one to Portugal. Cheers.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
BTT adventure
Portugal
Coastering
Portugal
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Tour trip
Portugal
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Overall it was a great experience with your t...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Shijin P.
India | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Overall it was a great experience with your tour package. The extraordinary performance done by Mr Tiago was commentable. We used to roam around the world once ina year or two, Tiago was the best tour guide we ever had. Thank you Kimkim for such a nice package. read more

Overall it was a great experience with your tour package. The extraordinary performance done by Mr Tiago was commentable. We used to roam around the world once ina year or two, Tiago was the best tour guide we ever had. Thank you Kimkim for such a nice package.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Went back to my college days
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Abu M.
India | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

This is one of the best tours we had together, especially saneej and Tiago organising everything without much hurdles. So great that Tiago managed this big group. His hospitality was unconditional, also his patience and perseverance to make us know about protugal is beyond words. He always tried to balance thing so great that those who didn't participate also got good opportunity.

In short if someone say to make a mark of him of 10 being the biggest i would give 11 or more

Miss u Tiago... read more

This is one of the best tours we had together, especially saneej and Tiago organising everything without much hurdles. So great that Tiago managed this big group. His hospitality was unconditional, also his patience and perseverance to make us know about protugal is beyond words. He always tried to balance thing so great that those who didn't participate also got good opportunity.

In short if someone say to make a mark of him of 10 being the biggest i would give 11 or more

Miss u Tiago , will be in touch

Now I have a friend in protugal

Hotel Review
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira

Really good , comfortable stay and good food

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Tiago was amazing; one of the best guides eve...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Harish N.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Tiago was amazing; one of the best guides ever. I would highly recommend him read more

Tiago was amazing; one of the best guides ever. I would highly recommend him

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
BTT adventure
Portugal
Coastering
Portugal
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Obrigado KImkim and Tiago We had had an amaz...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

ANEEB RAJ
ANEEB RAJ V.
India | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Obrigado KImkim and Tiago
We had had an amazing 8 days of our life in Portugal.
Our stay and travel was superb. Special mention to our guide moreover a brotherly figure to us Tiago Silva He really kept the flock together from the very start. They way he planned the tour, it’s itinerary spacing of activities with adequate time for rest and relaxation was commendable. His command in English was noteworthy. He really helped us personally at times when required and was so much close to... read more

Obrigado KImkim and Tiago
We had had an amazing 8 days of our life in Portugal.
Our stay and travel was superb. Special mention to our guide moreover a brotherly figure to us Tiago Silva He really kept the flock together from the very start. They way he planned the tour, it’s itinerary spacing of activities with adequate time for rest and relaxation was commendable. His command in English was noteworthy. He really helped us personally at times when required and was so much close to us. He really gave us the courage to do many of adventures. His selection of restaurants were superb to fell the real taste of local. Portuguese cuisine . Thanks Tiago and kimkim once again for the amazing experience and will always be fresh in my memory. Thanks and looking forward to meet you again.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Rooms where too small to accommodate our luggages
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
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Professionalism
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very helpful and
Transport
Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Really breathtaking
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Quality of Experience
Visit to caves was awesome
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Timing and heat were a Hindrance
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Marina was amazing! So great to work with and...
Portugal | Aug 16 - Aug 25, 2022

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Phoebe M.
Bradenton, FL | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Marina was amazing! So great to work with and our trip was everything we had hoped for. When Marina was out, she had someone available for any questions. We had one hiccup our last day, when our car service for the airport did not arrive at 315am. We had someone still available and respnded promptly when we reached out. We ended up needing a cab that the hotel scheduled, and Marina and her team will be refunding us accordingly. Amazing service. Will certainly use KimKim for future travels. So happy with the outcome!

Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

A trip with adrenaline Rush
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Saneej
Saneej K.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

It was a marvelous trip. Well organised, relaxed and adventurous.
The activities were arranged in correct order to enjoy the most.
The accommodation and travel were smooth and safe.
The voice of restaurants for lunch was delicious and healthy.
Tiago, the tour agent was very polite, helpful, open minded and jovial. He was with us throughout the trip as a perfect guide.
Our 25th batch anniversary trip was made memorable and enjoyable.
The kimkim platform is really good for planning read more

It was a marvelous trip. Well organised, relaxed and adventurous.
The activities were arranged in correct order to enjoy the most.
The accommodation and travel were smooth and safe.
The voice of restaurants for lunch was delicious and healthy.
Tiago, the tour agent was very polite, helpful, open minded and jovial. He was with us throughout the trip as a perfect guide.
Our 25th batch anniversary trip was made memorable and enjoyable.
The kimkim platform is really good for planning

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora

Small less practical layout of rooms and bathrooms

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Not replacing the towels and linens unless specified
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon

Short walking tours planned mostly as downhill

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

A good walk through the history

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal

Amazingly beautiful and very adventurous activity

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Coastering
Portugal

This was the most adventurous and fearful activity. Jumping off the cliff was very difficult

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal

Adrenaline Rush

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve

The pre planned trip would have been better with boating and kiaking

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Fantastic 10/10
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Nikil S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Our Portugal trip guided by Tiago was one of my best life time travel experiences so far. Very well planned. But more importantly Tiago is a passionate and well read person who knew portugese history inside out. On top of it he was down to earth, jovial and and so patient with us.
It was never going to be easy to control a group of 20 boys on a college reunion but Kim Kim and Tiago pulled it off fantastically . read more

Our Portugal trip guided by Tiago was one of my best life time travel experiences so far. Very well planned. But more importantly Tiago is a passionate and well read person who knew portugese history inside out. On top of it he was down to earth, jovial and and so patient with us.
It was never going to be easy to control a group of 20 boys on a college reunion but Kim Kim and Tiago pulled it off fantastically .

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora

Excellent design and ambience

Authenticity & Character
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
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Tiago- the perfect guide
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

rejith
rejith M.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Tiago was one one of the most amazing guides you could ask for. Inspite of having a large group (22) with diverse requests and tastes, Tiago ensured that each and everyone gets what they had ordered for. Be it kayaking, swimming or surfing. He would be with us more like a friend rather than a guide. People like Tiago makes trips more fun than you can imagine !!! Thanks read more

Tiago was one one of the most amazing guides you could ask for. Inspite of having a large group (22) with diverse requests and tastes, Tiago ensured that each and everyone gets what they had ordered for. Be it kayaking, swimming or surfing. He would be with us more like a friend rather than a guide. People like Tiago makes trips more fun than you can imagine !!! Thanks

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Tiago was an amazing tour guide. 7 stars all ...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Shiras
Shiras T.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Tiago was an amazing tour guide. 7 stars all the way. Well planned. Amazing attention to detail.
Custom made itenary.
Support was excellent all the way through from start to finish.
Could have wished for a better guide and tour compmay!
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Tiago was an amazing tour guide. 7 stars all the way. Well planned. Amazing attention to detail.
Custom made itenary.
Support was excellent all the way through from start to finish.
Could have wished for a better guide and tour compmay!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

José & his associates did an AMAZING job cre...
Portugal | Jul 5 - Jul 25, 2022

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Stacey H.
Belmont, CA | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

José & his associates did an AMAZING job creating a fabulous trip for us. He gave us just what we asked for in terms of lodging, activities, food recommendations & guides. I can’t forget the guide they got for us—they were phenomenal. We had access to their staff 24/7 via WhatsApp, & they were responsive when needed. The islands of São Miguel & Madeira are a must see for anyone that has the time to go to Portugal beyond the mainland. We also LOVED almost every restaurant recommendation they... read more

José & his associates did an AMAZING job creating a fabulous trip for us. He gave us just what we asked for in terms of lodging, activities, food recommendations & guides. I can’t forget the guide they got for us—they were phenomenal. We had access to their staff 24/7 via WhatsApp, & they were responsive when needed. The islands of São Miguel & Madeira are a must see for anyone that has the time to go to Portugal beyond the mainland. We also LOVED almost every restaurant recommendation they offered.

Hotel Reviews
AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado
Lisbon

Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The Lobby deco was very cool, blending old & rustic with current decor tends such as industrial. The breakfast buffet was the best of our entire trip. Top notch. The only minor change I would have made was to have been up on a higher floor. We were just above the lobby, so at certain times we could hear the music from below, but it was not on late. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Great location. Close to everything including the water, without being loud & noisy.

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The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca
Lamego

Oh my gosh, where do I start..the location & grounds are stunning. We arrived & were informed that there was an optional wine tasting that we could attend if we wanted. We went to the meeting area for it, where we were then separated into two groups: those that spoke Portuguese & those who spoke English. They then took us to rough the winery, into their caves & did a very fun, entertaining , informative, wonderful wine tasting. Afterwards we were invited to their tasting room if we wanted to sample other wines, which we did. They were happy to have us taste many wines, liberal pours. We couldn’t help ourselves, we ordered serval bottles of various wines & had them shipped home. Lovely staff. Food in the restaurant was very good & service was perfect.

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Local specialist: José Guia

Excellent tour guide,he went beyond being a t...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Mishal
Mishal J.
India | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Excellent tour guide,he went beyond being a tour guide and became family. I had only to come to Portugal 🇵🇹 , see and enjoy and all the rest was Tiago

Regards
Dr Mishal Johny
India
mishal.j@outlook.com read more

Excellent tour guide,he went beyond being a tour guide and became family. I had only to come to Portugal 🇵🇹 , see and enjoy and all the rest was Tiago

Regards
Dr Mishal Johny
India
mishal.j@outlook.com

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Authenticity & Character
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
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Amazing itinerary!
Portugal | Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2022

Byron
Byron M.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Day 1, Rui picked us up the first day and drove us to Obidos and Aveiro, and finally to our hotel in Porto. He balanced giving us information and quiet time perfectly. He even bought us some Ovos Moles! Very personable and a superb driver/guide.

Day 2, Celia took us on a walking tour all around our Porto. Our first hotel was perfectly situated and was an amazing hotel. Celia was wonderful to walk around with and provided a lot of information. We really enjoyed our 5 hour walk. The... read more

Day 1, Rui picked us up the first day and drove us to Obidos and Aveiro, and finally to our hotel in Porto. He balanced giving us information and quiet time perfectly. He even bought us some Ovos Moles! Very personable and a superb driver/guide.

Day 2, Celia took us on a walking tour all around our Porto. Our first hotel was perfectly situated and was an amazing hotel. Celia was wonderful to walk around with and provided a lot of information. We really enjoyed our 5 hour walk. The bifana and petiscos were tasty.

Day3, Pedro drove us to Guimaraes and Braga. Two amazing cities and we learned a lot of historical information about Portugal. Pedro was informative and personable. Almost forgot to mention the treat he bought us in Guimaraes, very good!

Day 4, Gea (sp?) drove us to Douro Valley. Fast and efficient. Stayed at Six Senses hotel - amazing place.

Day 5, Pedro picked us up at hotel and we toured Douro Valley. He took us to some awesome places/wineries and educated us on how port wine was made. We learned a lot. Lunch was at Quinta Nova, wow, amazing 4 course meal with wine pairing!

Day 6, Rui picked us up and we left Six Senses hotel and headed back to Porto. Rui gave us a lot of additional information about Porto, lovely city. This time we were across the river at The Yeatman Hotel. Perfect spot and allowed us to experience the other side of the river. Well thought out plan.

Day 7, Rui picked us up and transported us to the airport. Sad to leave Portugal, it was an amazing trip.

The planning, guides, hotels and whole experience was incredible. Kimkim did a really great job planning our trip.

We highly recommend Kimkim. Our guides were the best!

Local specialist: Patricia Marques

Good food recommendations. Interesting sites...
Portugal | Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2022

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Robert P.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Good food recommendations.
Interesting sites to see (Belem, Sintra, Cascais)
Our specialist, Tiago, was very responsive and helpful. He helped us avoid some tourist traps.
I would definitely use Kimkim again.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Best trip ever!
Portugal | Aug 6 - Aug 14, 2022

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Philip G.
Limerick, PA | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Gosh, Portugal was never on my radar till a few weeks ago. We spontaneously cancelled our planned trip to Ba Hamar and went in a different direction. Being familiar with KimKim, my wife found Pedro to be the most experienced/ highest reviews on the KimKim sight when it came to Portugal. We stayed in Lisbon for 3 nights at the Tivoli. Pedro scheduled our hotel, and a walking tour, as well as coordinated our driver around our schedule.
Then the driver drove us to Algarve. Pedro put us... read more

Gosh, Portugal was never on my radar till a few weeks ago. We spontaneously cancelled our planned trip to Ba Hamar and went in a different direction. Being familiar with KimKim, my wife found Pedro to be the most experienced/ highest reviews on the KimKim sight when it came to Portugal. We stayed in Lisbon for 3 nights at the Tivoli. Pedro scheduled our hotel, and a walking tour, as well as coordinated our driver around our schedule.
Then the driver drove us to Algarve. Pedro put us in the Vila Veda Parc resort, which, was the most picturesque place I'd ever been to...Period. This says a lot b/c people would say I'm a seasoned traveler, and I stay at 5 star hotels when we do travel. This was it. Vila Veda Parc.
The final destination was Cascais, where we stayed at the Miragem Hotel. Cascais was more international, vs. Algarve which was 100% touristy. Cascais had culture, little streets to walk around into where you can get "lost" but the center of Cascais is not too big to not be able to find your way a back to the hotel. We would 100% do this again.

Local specialist: Pedro Luis

Marina with KimKim was amazing travel agent! ...
Portugal | Jul 28 - Aug 4, 2022

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Michael M.
East Longmeadow, MA | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Marina with KimKim was amazing travel agent! KimKim asked great questions to get a sense of the type of trip you are wanting. Marina created an incredible itinerary using small tour guides who were passionate and well spoken. They provide a user friendly app with all day to day details / phone numbers that are accessible and event a chat feature with direct contact to Marina. They were able to accommodate a few small changes to the trip.
We will be using Marina for our next trip to Greece!... read more

Marina with KimKim was amazing travel agent! KimKim asked great questions to get a sense of the type of trip you are wanting. Marina created an incredible itinerary using small tour guides who were passionate and well spoken. They provide a user friendly app with all day to day details / phone numbers that are accessible and event a chat feature with direct contact to Marina. They were able to accommodate a few small changes to the trip.
We will be using Marina for our next trip to Greece! We cannot wait for our next adventure.

Hotel Review
The One Palácio da Anunciada
Lisbon

Beautiful and cozy hotel in a great location. They have a rooftop pool that is great to use for the afternoon nap time needed after exploring the city in the morning.

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Activity Reviews
Private Golden Coast Catamaran Cruise
Portugal

What a treat! Take a private catamaran for the day! We saw dolphins, paddle boarded to a private beach, swam and ate lunch. The captain and mate were top notch. Highly recommend! Full service with wine and lunch served to us. We just enjoyed the experience.

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

Our guide was so full of knowledge and passion. He told us he curates each tour after meeting his guests. He picked up that we like a more unique experience upon meeting us. He gave us lots of tips and restaurants to try.

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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

Portugal Cities Friendly and All Uphill--Wear Hiking Shoes
Portugal | Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2022

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Gail P.
Bedford, NH | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Kimkim schedule in Lisbon became confused when we tried to confirm food tour. Resulted in hurry- up-and-wait in blazing sun; finally made connection with delightful guide two hours off schedule.
Enjoyed provided dining and fell in love with fado music. On our own we walked (always uphill) to the Botannical Gardens--impressive green oasis in the middle of the city.
Bullet train to Porto great experience. 203 km/hr and smooth as silk.
The cabbie in Porto (not Kimkim) could not find... read more

Kimkim schedule in Lisbon became confused when we tried to confirm food tour. Resulted in hurry- up-and-wait in blazing sun; finally made connection with delightful guide two hours off schedule.
Enjoyed provided dining and fell in love with fado music. On our own we walked (always uphill) to the Botannical Gardens--impressive green oasis in the middle of the city.
Bullet train to Porto great experience. 203 km/hr and smooth as silk.
The cabbie in Porto (not Kimkim) could not find hotel--tried to drop us in the middle of a street. But we stuck with him until a passer-by pointed out where the hotel was (name and number hidden). Our excellent assigned guide walked us all up and down over the old city and market areas. We were able to talk ourselves into a reservation at the highest restaurant in town, where we enjoyed the sunset and an excellent meal.
Kimkim-provided transport to and from train station and airport excellent, on time, and friendly.
We would have liked to visit the sea shore--maybe next time.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Lisboa
Lisboa

Simple accomodations, friendly and informative staff, excellent breakfast. Elevator very welcome. Centrally located between uptown and downtown, on main avenue. Be ready to walk.

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Porto Charming Hotel
Porto

Tiny accommodations, but not uncomfortable. No lobby. Very friendly staff. Two/three rooms per floor, steep steps, no elevator. Simple but ample breakfast. Location 15-minute walk to tourist markets, 30 minutes (down- and then up-hill) to large cathedral plaza overlooking harbor and shore. Good guide, knows everybody in town.

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

Wonderful up and down countryside laced with vineyards . Narrow, lightly traveled roads. River Douro at bottom of valley carries port-wine freighters, sightseeing ships and large cruise ships. We stopped at a small vineyard along the road and were treated to a tour of growing grapes, curious pigs, gaggling geese, alert dogs, and a traditional farm kitchen probably a hundred years old. Just the two of us, and I don't drink wine. So my sister got to taste four different vintages, and I ate all the cheeses and meats and olives on the bountiful charcuterie plate!

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Transport
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha

PJ and PJ Portugal Visit
Portugal | Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2022

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Patrick J.
Morristown, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Tiago did an excellent job both planning our trip and helping us to navigate. He provided a comprehensive and well organized document, complete with links, that described our itinerary, recommended points of interest and gave useful information on accommodations. He also included other useful resources, such as advice on driving in Portugal.

Tiago was most responsive during our trip when we had questions. Prior to and during our trip, Tiago would promptly respond when we contacted him. He... read more

Tiago did an excellent job both planning our trip and helping us to navigate. He provided a comprehensive and well organized document, complete with links, that described our itinerary, recommended points of interest and gave useful information on accommodations. He also included other useful resources, such as advice on driving in Portugal.

Tiago was most responsive during our trip when we had questions. Prior to and during our trip, Tiago would promptly respond when we contacted him. He contacted us immediately I’ll arrival and greeted us at the airport. Prior to picking up our car rental, Tiago drove us to our hotel, showed us some sights along the way, and showed us where to lock up our rental car. He also picked us up the following evening to bring us to two of our planned events. When one of our events had to be rescheduled, he most effectively integrated it into our next day’s itinerary.

The trip that Tiago planned was excellent. Every accommodation he selected exceeded our expectations. Also, he recommended that we go off the beaten path and visit Évora. This city was a highlight of the trip.

We really enjoyed working with Tiago and would most defiant key recommend him to anyone visiting Portugal.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Portugal getaway
Portugal | Jul 28 - Aug 4, 2022

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Steven N.
Lutherville-Timonium, MD | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Marina planned the most amazing trip to Portugal! The hotels and all the tours/excursions were amazing! Will 100% use her and KimKim again for future travel!! read more

Marina planned the most amazing trip to Portugal! The hotels and all the tours/excursions were amazing! Will 100% use her and KimKim again for future travel!!

Hotel Review
The Albatroz Hotel
Cascais

Gorgeous sunset and amazing restaurant.

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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

19 days in Portugal
Portugal | Jul 15 - Aug 2, 2022

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Susan G.
Queens Village, NY | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

We reviewed the guides, the hotels, and the itineraries every day with Pedro so refer to him. Generally speaking, the guides were very good and professional and spoke English quite well. The drivers were always punctual, well dressed, spoke English well and drove us to our destinations in E- class Mercedes. Certainly, kudos to the drivers. Although we had 4-star hotels, a couple of hotels were a little disappointing. They didn't have wash cloths, they didn't have tissues, the final hotel,... read more

We reviewed the guides, the hotels, and the itineraries every day with Pedro so refer to him. Generally speaking, the guides were very good and professional and spoke English quite well. The drivers were always punctual, well dressed, spoke English well and drove us to our destinations in E- class Mercedes. Certainly, kudos to the drivers. Although we had 4-star hotels, a couple of hotels were a little disappointing. They didn't have wash cloths, they didn't have tissues, the final hotel, the Villa Galé Cascais, didn't have an iron or an ironing board, suggesting we use their laundry service and they wanted to charge for the safety deposit box. Power went out in the room, but was corrected within 10 minutes. The hotel in Porto was good, but the safe deposit instructions were confusing. They need to get a simpler safe deposit box like other hotels. All in all, the hotels were good and the breakfasts were great! The itinerary that Pedro did for us was comprehensive and we saw a lot of the important cities and places of Portugal. Pedro acceded to our requests to change the times of pickup by the drivers to modify our itinerary and is trying to get us a refund for the Pena Palace which we paid for twice due to the Palace not honoring our tickets on a day when the palace was closed due to fires raging in Portugal. That was stupid. They wanted us to go online to request a refund instead of simply replacing our tickets with new tickets. There was constant contact from Pedro to confirm what each upcoming activity was, the driver's name and WhatsApp # and the time of pickup at our hotels. We had constant communication texting both ways. This was excellent. We reviewed everything from each day's activities for him. The walking tour in Porto was a bit redundant and and we could have done without the honey and chocolate tasting tour. It fell short and felt like a time filler. Yet, we loved Porto. In contrast to all the churches, monasteries, palaces, and other historical places, we loved the nature hiking tour in Serra da Estrela and the follow up picnic. The walking tour in Évora was also quite good.

Hotel Reviews
Palácio da Lousã Boutique Hotel
Lousã

This hotel was beautiful. The reception was great. The hotel was designed beautifully. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was amazing. The manager greeted everyone personally in the dining area during breakfast. And, they gave us hats to take away with us. What a nice touch. The only thing that out tour planner didn't anticipate was to arrange a dinner reservation when we arrived. They were fully booked for reservations and we would have loved to have dined there.

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Évora Olive Hotel
Evora

Very good location, great breakfasts!

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Lagos Avenida Hotel
Lagos

Great location, excellent breakfast, very attentive reception and staff, rooftop pool w/bar.

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Activity Reviews
Private Driver to Sintra with Tickets to Pena Palace
Sintra

Driver was excellent with knowledge of the area. He pointed to things we should try. Not his fault, the Pena Palace was closed due to fires in the area.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Exclusive Driver Tour in the Douro Valley
Portugal

The driver added personal history to enhance the trip. He grew up here and related what he did on his family's farm.

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Transport
Private Guided Hike in Serra da Estrela w/ Picnic
Serra da Estrela Nature Park

Our guide was well versed in the terrain, pointing out vegetation as well as geological formations. He spoke well in English and made the hike go smoothly. He topped it off with a "picnic" which was a full lunch. This activity, in contrast to the churches and other historical places, was a highlight of the trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Pedro Luis

Nicely planned, but not stress free
Portugal | Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2022

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joanne d.
Lexington, MA | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Wanting a stress free anniversary trip, we booked with Marina. It was smooth sailing until we got the documents 1-1/2 weeks before the trip and had to make changes. Marina had us in for a 10am food tour when we were flying in at 7am. The original plan was for a dinner food tour. She also had us in for a car rental on a day we couldn’t pick it up. We needed to have payments refunded for these 2 services, and the refund was 1/2 what you see as the retail rate. The lack of transparency with... read more

Wanting a stress free anniversary trip, we booked with Marina. It was smooth sailing until we got the documents 1-1/2 weeks before the trip and had to make changes. Marina had us in for a 10am food tour when we were flying in at 7am. The original plan was for a dinner food tour. She also had us in for a car rental on a day we couldn’t pick it up. We needed to have payments refunded for these 2 services, and the refund was 1/2 what you see as the retail rate. The lack of transparency with KimKim pricing meant that we didn’t know what we actually paid, or if the refund was a fair amount. Marina said it was.
After flying overnight with little sleep, we arrive at the airport at 7am and the private airport transfer to our hotel didn’t show up.. After an hour wait, we took a cab. Marina said they thought we were arriving close to noon, not sure why they would think that. Again, we were reimbursed for a private car at the same rate as a public cab That didn’t make sense to us as we could have just grabbed a cab to begin with. Why book a private transfer?
We had a lovely Jeep tour with Natascha to Set Cidades. Unfortunately it was foggy at the top of the crater, but we saw the blue and green lakes, and had a nice time with her. She was personable and informative.
We had a great day with Wilson, our guide for a 5 hour hike up to Lagos de Fogo. The picnic lunch was a bit meager, but we discovered these fabulous little cakes called quejadas, and then went to the shop in Villa Franco do Compo to eat more of them with some cappuccino. We also went to a swimming hole and drove along the coast on the way back to our hotel.
Our tour to Furnas with Paulo was very good, but he picked us up 25 minutes late. After our no-show driver experience at the airport, we were afraid that he wouldn’t come at all. It would have been great if he phoned our hotel to say that he was running late. However, Paulo was terrific, knowledgeable, and personable. We had a dinner of cozida in Furnas, and went to the the Ponca da Beira hot springs which were very relaxing.
Friday was our anniversary and Marina had booked us a table about 2 months ago, at our request, at the Associacao Agricola. When we arrived, they didn’t have our reservation! We were pretty upset as the restaurant was jammed. The maitre de took pity on us (it was our anniversary!) and we got a table after about a 1/2 hour wait. It would have been good if Marina confirmed the reservation a few days before the actual date.
All in all it was a lovely vacation but not stress free. We would have appreciated the itinerary a month before (as the original documents said) so that we weren’t going back and forth about arrangements and refunds days before we traveled, more fee transparency, and confirmation of our bookings so that we didn’t have to deal with no shows and back up plans.

Hotel Review
Octant Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada

The hotel staff was wonderful, very helpful and accommodating and there were plenty of them at any given time. The buffet breakfast was outstanding.

Authenticity & Character
Could have been a hotel anywhere in the world.
Location
On the harbor, a little bit of a walk into town.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Sete Ciudades Jeep Adventure
São Miguel Island

Natacha was wonderful. Too bad it was foggy, but that is not her fault!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hike Adventure to Lagoa do Fogo
São Miguel Island

Wilson was a quiet and competent guide. He took this at our pace, which is great because it was quite a climb! He offered some history and local context. The picnic lunch was meager and we carried it up ourselves. Somehow I was expecting more. Wilson was flexible in how we spent the rest of the day and we visited coastal towns. We were tired and happy at the end of the day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Night Hot Springs in Furnas
São Miguel Island

Paolo was a wonderful guide, setting the tone for a van full of strangers to have a good time together. He knows the island so well and shared his own story and knowledge generously. Dinner was great, the hot tubs were lovely. The only suggestion: he picked us up late, and could have called ahead to tell us that. Also, there were about 8 of us. After a private tours, we weren’t expecting 8 in a van. The drops offs at other hotels made it a longer night. But, the other folks were great company.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

Fabulous time in Portugal!!!
Portugal | Jul 22 - Jul 31, 2022

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CHRISTINE A.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

I know some people who plan trips on their own and feel travel agents don't add value. I have to say that Marta and Karin proved their worth as travel agents every step of the way. it was easy to message them during the planning process. They figured out pretty quickly what kind of hotels I liked. They provided a very nice mixture of activities (in city food and cultural tours, hikes, day trips to surrounding areas, kayaking etc.). Every detail of the trip was planned perfectly. Having... read more

I know some people who plan trips on their own and feel travel agents don't add value. I have to say that Marta and Karin proved their worth as travel agents every step of the way. it was easy to message them during the planning process. They figured out pretty quickly what kind of hotels I liked. They provided a very nice mixture of activities (in city food and cultural tours, hikes, day trips to surrounding areas, kayaking etc.). Every detail of the trip was planned perfectly. Having drivers already scheduled and ready to go saved us so much time and were hassle free. The app they used to store all of our travel plans was fabulous. During our trip, they were available by phone or by chat. Everything went off without a hitch. Our tour guide in Porto, Tommy, was entertaining, friendly and knowledgable. Our hiking guide Carlos, who to us to Peneda-Geres National Park was so knowledgable about nature. Bernardo our guide to our Sintra day hike was great! Ana-Luisa, our food and cultural tour guide in Madeira was fabulous too! Luis who led our kayaking snorkeling adventure was great too. Thanks for a fabulous trip. We can't wait to use you again when we travel to Spain!!!

Hotel Reviews
AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado
Lisbon

The location of this hotel is its finest attribute. This hotel is within walking distance to a ton of restaurants, outdoor cafes, shopping, the waterfront, the tram.......pretty much everything! The rooms were beautiful. My only issue is the rooms were on the small side but other than that, this is a lovely hotel. The staff and concierge were very helpful in finding restaurants or anything we needed.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Fabulous!!! It is so close to many attractions and we really did not have to get in a cab to go where we wanted to go. We walked everywhere from this hotel
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Yeatman Hotel
Vila Nova de Gaia

This is a first rate hotel. We would go back again and take advantage of the World of Wine tour. We didn't have time this time around. The only issue with this hotel is it is about a 17 minute cab ride to most places. Ideally I like to stay in hotels where I can walk to restaurants and shopping. Other than that, it was fabulous. Also, net time we will definitely book their one Michelin star restaurant. Also I did not realize until we got there that this is a Relais & Chateaux property. Every detail of your stay is thought out and fabulous! I forgot to mention the breakfasts, which are included, were the bomb. Everything was delicious and plentiful. My favorite detail was the decorations they would put on top of the cup of cappuccino!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful and spacious property. First class attention to all details of the stay.
Location
Beautiful views. Wish it were closer to town though
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira

What can I say other than it was like I died and went to heaven. This hotel is soooooooo gorgeous. They were also very accommodating at this hotel and very attentive to service. We had an early flight to Madeira so we arrived at our hotel around 9:30am. They sent us to have a fabulous breakfast by the pool while we were waiting for our room. They were able to get us in our room by 11am. They also let us have a late check out on our last day of 1:30pm. I know these sound like small things but when you only have two days in Madeira, you want to maximize. The entire facility was gorgeous. It is set on a cliffside over looking the ocean. The rooms weren't spacious but so gorgeously decorated. Lovely gifts were left in the room, like a travel journal, a beach bag and a water bottle. They had two pools, a salt water and a chlorine pool. They were both large and gorgeous. The vegetation on the property was gorgeous. They breakfasts, which were included were fab. They had plenty of outdoor shaded seating for breakfast and lunch. The William, which is a one Michelin star restaurant was top notch. There was a deck down by the ocean, which you need to take a long stair case to reach. That was absolutely a gorgeous place to just to lounge!~ and watch the ocean and listen to the surf. This is such a special place! I can't wait to return!

Authenticity & Character
This is a renovated mansion. They kept photos and details of a previous area. You definitely felt you were at a very special place.
Location
Set on a cliff overlooking the ocean with absolute gorgeous views!
Staff
Attention to every detail and sooooooo polite and lovely!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Perfection!
Lisbon Marriott Hotel
Lisbon

Perfect for our purpose. We had one last night in Lisbon and wanted to be super close to the airport to catch a 5 am flight in the morning. The only thing that just meh, was the restaurant. That is typical of Marriotts however. Anyway, this hotel was perfect if you need a place close to the airport and want a good night sleep.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to airport
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Porto Culinary Experience
Porto

We loved Sergio our tour guide. He was friendly, knowledgable and entertaining. It was a nice format so that we were able to chat with the other people in the small group. The wines we had were really good. My only criticism is that the food was just ok. The cheese and the sardine courses were good. The desserts/food they paired with the port were just meh. Some of the other courses, I plain old can't remember because they weren't memorable. In summary, the tour guide was great, the wine and port, really good and the food could be improved.

Quality of Experience
Food
Please improve the food that is paired with the port at the end.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sergio was funny, entertaining and knowledgable.
Privately Guided Tour of Porto
Porto

Tommy Hogg reached out two days before the tour via What's app just to connect. He was easy to find at our meeting point because we were already connected on What's app. He was knowledgable and entertaining. He asked us a lot of questions to get us engaged with the subject matter and the tour. At the end of the tour, he helped us with directions for our next stop, a restaurant which was close by. I would highly recommend Tommy and the tour!!!

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

This was a lovely trip to add on to a City stay. Having a day trip to a national park day trip to be outside with nature was a nice contrast to restaurants, tours and shopping. Carlos was a great guide. He was very knowledgable about nature. Everything about the day went smoothly, including the picnic, which was a nice touch. Carlos found out we had never been to Spain, so he took a little extra time to drive over the border, so we could say we have been to Spain!

Quality of Experience
Hiking and being outdoors with nature. The hike was challenging enough but not overly so.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Carlos is just a very nice likeable and knowlegable guide!
Transport
Private Transfer {{start_location}} to {{end_location}}, Guided Visit of Coimbra
Portugal

This was a nice way to get from Porto to Lisbon and squeeze in a day trip to Coimbra too. The only glitch we had was the driver didn't really know the game plan as to where we should be dropped off and he didn't speak much English, which would have been ok, we were just thrown off because most of the other drivers were able to communicate well. Anyway, that was the only hiccup. Fabiana was a great tour guide and she also went out of her way to make sure we got reconnected with our driver as the tour was done. Coimbra is a university city and home to the country's most prestigious university. It was a nice bonus that Fabiana was a graduate of that University and she also is returning in the fall for her Master's degree. Coimbra is another picturesque city in Portugal! What is not to love! Fabiana was multi lingual (Portuguese, Spanish, English and I'm sure other languages). She was very knowledgeable! Thanks for the great tour!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Fabiana receives 5 stars, the driver receives 3 for not knowing where we were supposed to go and not reaching out to the company for information.
Transport
The drive was fine but as stated above, it is important that the driver be sure about where to drop tourists off in Coimbra. He just dropped us off at a random gate and it was really hard to figure out where to go from there.
Lisbon by Tuk-Tuk
Portugal

This was a fabulous way to get around Lisbon. If you haven't been on a Tuk Tuk tour, it is essentially being driven around on a golf cart type vehicle. This is the perfect way to get around Lisbon to see the highlights. I love walking but Lisbon is pretty spread out and very hilly. Ines was our tour guide and was so friendly and knowledgable. I know the tram (cable car) is famous and really cool but I have to say it was super crowded, which doesn't seem like a good idea during COVID times. The Tuk tuk tour was still ourdoors/open air but it was just the three of us and our driver. They essentially followed the same route as the tram tour. This trip was definitely worth doing and I would recommend it!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ines was great!
Transport
Loved the Tuk Tuk. It is perfect for the narrow and bumpy roads of Lisbon !
Sintra Heritage Hike
Portugal

Sintra is a must see if you are in Lisbon. The car ride was only 35-40 minutes. You could do the bus tour to get up to the palace and the fortress but hiking was much more enjoyable and we really had great weather. The line to get into the palace was insanely long/crowded so we opted not to go inside. People were packed in like sardines. It was still well worth the trip to see everything from the outside however. Bernardo was knowledgable and guided everywhere so we didn't get lost. Hiking the stairs up to the fortress was a little scary. Once you make it to the top, the stairs back down are way less scary. People without guides didn't know there was a back staircase to get back down. Our guide was very helpful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Introducing Funchal - Food & Cultural Tour
Madeira

We had only a few days in Madeira and this tour really hit all the food and cultural highlights. It was a small group and a nice way to meet tourists from all over the world. It is essentially a walking tour throughout Funchal with several stops at restaurants and cafes along the way. The quality of the food was great. Ana Luisa, our guide was very welcoming, knowledgable and fun. She was multi lingual also able to switch from English to German to Spanish. Don't eat much before you go on this tour because you will be absolutely full by the end!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Garajau Nature Reserve: Kayaking, Snorkeling & Cliff Diving (optional)
Portugal

The description of this made it sound like we were going somewhere remote. It actually started from a hotel water front. This was fine with us however because our hotel did not have this option. This was a fun activity and my first time kayaking. The guide was great and I felt safe. Going out was easy because we were with the current. Save you energy for the way back against the current. The water was a little too rough to snorkel at the half way point (which was a more remote location)so we snorkeled close to the hotel when we returned. It was still lovely and the guide was very smart to be safe.

Quality of Experience
Super fun, out in nature
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Luis was great and entertaining and he kept us safe
Transport
Driver who picked us up and dropped us off was great
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska

Fell in love with Portugal
Portugal | Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2022

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Ashley S.
Carson, CA | Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

I could not have planned nor created a better experience. Tiago knew exactly what we wanted and planned everything to a perfect T. He was extremely helpful and was easily accessible at any time. Airport pickup was easy, all our scheduled accommodations were quick and easy to access. Our guide Joel was awesome and knowledgeable with the history and any questions we had. It is tough to share a favorite experience because it was all fantastic! Tiago and Joel have become lifetime friends and... read more

I could not have planned nor created a better experience. Tiago knew exactly what we wanted and planned everything to a perfect T. He was extremely helpful and was easily accessible at any time. Airport pickup was easy, all our scheduled accommodations were quick and easy to access. Our guide Joel was awesome and knowledgeable with the history and any questions we had. It is tough to share a favorite experience because it was all fantastic! Tiago and Joel have become lifetime friends and Portugal is now a place close to our hearts. Joel took the time to cater every experience as our guide in the city to what we wanted and was easily adaptable to changes. Our next trip we will be seeking Joel and Tiago to discuss Futbol and Super Bock!! We will be back. Kim Kim is a great connection and I’m more than happy with this experience. Tiago we will be back and remember surfing in Malibu, oh yeah!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Friends trip to Portugal
Portugal | Jul 9 - Jul 17, 2022

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Falgun S.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

We did a friends trip to Portugal with 14ppl. We had an amazing time. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed it. Tiago was the best from planning our trip to making sure we had smooth and enjoyable experience in Portugal. He made sure on daily basis how our trip was going and if there were any adjustments even needed while we were there. There were some hiccups due to Mother Nature but Tiago informed us and help us plan alternate to our itinerary. Our driver Luis who was there majority of... read more

We did a friends trip to Portugal with 14ppl. We had an amazing time. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed it. Tiago was the best from planning our trip to making sure we had smooth and enjoyable experience in Portugal. He made sure on daily basis how our trip was going and if there were any adjustments even needed while we were there. There were some hiccups due to Mother Nature but Tiago informed us and help us plan alternate to our itinerary. Our driver Luis who was there majority of our trip was amazing and knowledgeable of the country. Dioego who gave us a day tour of Lisbon was very knowledgeable and helped us along the way with buying pastry and communicating with the locals. Can not stress enough how much we enjoyed our trip because we decided to use Kim Kim to plan our trip. I would recommend to anyone and will use their services in future.

Activity Reviews
Explore Porto (Half-Day Guided Walking Tour)
Porto

Beautiful city and our guide was really good

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Luis an amazing driver
Tour & Tasting at a Port Winery
Porto

Person giving a tour was very knowledgeable and interesting

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rabelo Boat Tour
Portugal

Boat tour was nice with amazing views of the region

Quality of Experience
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon

Dioego was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. Because of the heat we were little tired of walking but the tour guide made sure we took breaks and went on slower pace when needed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine Estate Visit in the Douro Valley
Portugal

Beautiful property with magnificent view of the Douro valley

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Family trip to Portugal
Portugal | Jul 1 - Jul 11, 2022

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Brooke L.
Granby, CO | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

KimKim made planning our trip to Portugal fun, personal, and customizable. Our local specialist, Karin, was incredibly thoughtful and attentive a long the way - including through the planning process and logistics on the ground. We cannot sing her praises enough! read more

KimKim made planning our trip to Portugal fun, personal, and customizable. Our local specialist, Karin, was incredibly thoughtful and attentive a long the way - including through the planning process and logistics on the ground. We cannot sing her praises enough!

Hotel Review
Hotel da Baixa
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Karin Eckhard

Mother-Daughter Trip to Portugal
Portugal | Jul 7 - Jul 18, 2022

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Merry C.
Mexico | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

We really enjoyed our time in Portugal! The guides were great! Paola was wonderful on the Lisbon Culinary Experience tour. She shared lots of local info and had a great sense of humor. Alex was an excellent guide for our guided tour of the city. He made a wonderful adjustment to the tour based on the starting point at our hotel and took good care of us in the heat. It’s so nice to see a city through the eyes of a local. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paolo on our day-long excursion to... read more

We really enjoyed our time in Portugal! The guides were great! Paola was wonderful on the Lisbon Culinary Experience tour. She shared lots of local info and had a great sense of humor. Alex was an excellent guide for our guided tour of the city. He made a wonderful adjustment to the tour based on the starting point at our hotel and took good care of us in the heat. It’s so nice to see a city through the eyes of a local. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paolo on our day-long excursion to Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril. Such an amazing area! The delicious food! The sights! The history! He also took good care of us in the unusual heat. Our water expeditions in Lagos didn’t work as expected, but the wind does not respect schedules. We enjoyed the one we were able go on, even with the change of itinerary. Martin had so much to share about Evora and the Alentejo region! He had to adjust his tour plan because we had already visited one of the places, but he did that quite smoothly. Somehow, the wine-tasting portion of the Jeep tour was left off the schedule, but learning about cork was fascinating. We loved the visit to olive oil farm and lunch with the owners! In Coimbra, Gil was a delightful guide. I will repeat how nice it is to hear about an area through from a local.
Our lodgings were entirely sufficient. They were clean, comfortable, safe, and centrally located. We were able to walk to restaurants and sights. The people at the front desks were very friendly and extremely helpful. They always offered restaurant suggestions and directions. The man at the Casual Belle Epoque in Lisbon gave us advice that saved us many, many steps up and down hills! The beach below the Carvi Beach Hotel in Lagos is a wonderful place to explore at low tide. The Noble House in Evora is in an amazing medieval house. The Oslo Hotel in Coimbra has a wonderful rooftop terrace that has a wonderful view of the University of Coimbra. It was lovely at sunset.
The private transfers made travel between cities so easy! It was a wonderful splurge. The only place we had any issue was finding our driver at the Lisbon airport the first morning. But we did finally find him.
When we had questions, the kimkim staff was very responsive. We only started planning the trip about 5 weeks before our departure date. Marina was easy to work with and very responsive to our interests and our budget. We would definitely recommend her and kimkim to other travelers.

Activity Reviews
Lisbon Foodie Experience
Lisbon

I loved hearing the stories behind the local dishes.

Get to Know Lisbon with a Local
Lisbon
Private Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon
Catamaran Sailing Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro
Portugal

Due to the wind and rough water, we didn’t get to Benagil. But the captain kept us safe and comfortable and took us to an alternate site to play in the water.

Private Tour of Évora
Portugal
Explore Alentejo -Jeep Safari through a Cork Fork & Visit to a Olive Oil Estate
Portugal

The cork part was fascinating and the trip to the small olive oil farm was wonderful!

Private Guided Tour of Coimbra
Portugal
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

Tiago and Portugal both ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Portugal | Jul 4 - Jul 12, 2022

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Steven L.
Thornton, CO | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Tiago was absolutely perfect. He built us a journey that will last a lifetime. Portugal is beautiful all over, the destinations, food, shopping, people especially… with his road book and suggestions we saw some amazing spots we would have never seen if planning ourselves so it was all that much better. The hotels he set us up with too were so stylish and fun as well, and were carefully positioned to take advantage of our surroundings on any given day…he really does have such a wealth of... read more

Tiago was absolutely perfect. He built us a journey that will last a lifetime. Portugal is beautiful all over, the destinations, food, shopping, people especially… with his road book and suggestions we saw some amazing spots we would have never seen if planning ourselves so it was all that much better. The hotels he set us up with too were so stylish and fun as well, and were carefully positioned to take advantage of our surroundings on any given day…he really does have such a wealth of knowledge…and for that we are so grateful for him sharing it and pointing us in the right direction, that and picking us up at the airport! Can’t recommend him enough!

Hotel Review
Hotel Albergaria do Calvário
Évora

Dmitri is so accomodating and was so helpful with giving us information on Evora. We also showed up late but he was able to use his connections to call in a reservation for dinner on our behalf. Such a great guy!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful
Location
Close to town
Staff
Dmitri was the most pleasant man…truely enjoyed his company.
Cleanliness & Comfort
I’d eat off the floors.
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Our local specialist was amazing and accommod...
Portugal | Jul 5 - Jul 10, 2022

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tony c.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Our local specialist was amazing and accommodated all our requests. He was very helpful and made sure that we felt safe and comfortable throughout our trip
Our local guides Joao in Lisbon and Fernanda in Porto were very knowledgeable and made our tours thoroughly enjoyable. The attention to our personal preferences were self evident.
The cooking classes in Lisbon and Porto were absolutely great and we enjoyed them very much-one featuring a typical Portuguese dinner and the other learning to... read more

Our local specialist was amazing and accommodated all our requests. He was very helpful and made sure that we felt safe and comfortable throughout our trip
Our local guides Joao in Lisbon and Fernanda in Porto were very knowledgeable and made our tours thoroughly enjoyable. The attention to our personal preferences were self evident.
The cooking classes in Lisbon and Porto were absolutely great and we enjoyed them very much-one featuring a typical Portuguese dinner and the other learning to make Portuguese tarts.
I would highly recommend this trip and Tiago and the local guides

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon

bit small and construction was in process close by

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grande Hotel do Porto
Porto

great location

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe

Marina was absolutely fantastic to work with....
Portugal | Jul 4 - Jul 15, 2022

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Trent D.
Wilmington Island, GA | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Marina was absolutely fantastic to work with. The planning before the trip was great; she was very attentive of what we were looking for and the changes we made to the itinerary and hotel accommodations. She was very helpful and even during our trip when we had questions or needed something she was available and willing to assist. I cannot recommend Marina enough. read more

Marina was absolutely fantastic to work with. The planning before the trip was great; she was very attentive of what we were looking for and the changes we made to the itinerary and hotel accommodations. She was very helpful and even during our trip when we had questions or needed something she was available and willing to assist. I cannot recommend Marina enough.

Hotel Reviews
Dear Hotel Madrid
Madrid

The hotel was fine - nothing special but in a good location and the room was clean. For a hotel in the center of Madrid, it was good. I would’ve given it 5 stars if the room had a balcony or a sitting area in the room - we were forced to sit on the bed. But other than that it was great.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Front desk staff was nice but not overly helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palacio de Villapanés
Sevilla

Best hotel of the trip. Staff was amazing, room was amazing, and location was great.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Porto A.S. 1829
Porto

Really nice hotel in the perfect location. Only downside was the shower in the room (not in the bathroom), but that was fine and we were aware of this before we booked.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Visit of Madrid: History, Culture & Architecture of the Capital of Spain
Madrid

Linda was great.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Visit of Toledo
Spain

Carlos was fantastic as a guide. And Toledo was an incredible city - highly recommend as a day trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Visit of Seville
Seville

Our guide, Raul, was good but not great. Spent too much time in museum’s/palaces that we weren’t interested in. Also he talked nonstop the entire time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day trip to Córdoba
Seville

Best tour guides and city of the trip. We loved Cordoba and everything about our guises.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Privately Guided Tour of Porto
Porto

Sara was a great guide and we loved Porto.

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

Fun day but our guide wasn’t the best. He was fairly lackadaisical and because the vehicle had issues we arrived back to Porto an hour late. It was a fun day, but could’ve been better. Also, the weather was extremely hot on this day so we think that may be why we didn’t do any real hiking, which is what we were expecting, and instead spent the day in the river. (Which was fun, we were just hoping for more hiking)

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut

We loved this trip.
Portugal | Jul 3 - Jul 10, 2022

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Caitlyn T.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

We loved this trip. Our favorite stop was Douro Valley and Porto. The Quinta in Douro was amazing so beautiful and homey. Only issue was our map tried to take us up the backroad into the vineyard which was very scary on the small single lane, rocky road. The suggestions in the guidebook were great and made it very easy to check off the main tourist attractions in all of the smaller towns where we only had a night to visit.

Tiago was also great and answered all my questions and handled my... read more

We loved this trip. Our favorite stop was Douro Valley and Porto. The Quinta in Douro was amazing so beautiful and homey. Only issue was our map tried to take us up the backroad into the vineyard which was very scary on the small single lane, rocky road. The suggestions in the guidebook were great and made it very easy to check off the main tourist attractions in all of the smaller towns where we only had a night to visit.

Tiago was also great and answered all my questions and handled my covid anxiety before the trip very well! When the airline lost our baggage he even tried to help track it down for us and checked in with us multiple times during our trip. Overall a great experience.

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Ribeira do Porto Hotel
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