Lisbon, Porto and points in between
Sep 6 - Sep 15, 2023
The trip to Portugal was wonderful - a good mixture of activities and leisure time. Everything ran smoothly and having a WhatsApp group for sharing information added a level of support and assistance that was very useful.
Highlights were the day trips to Sintra and the Douro Valley and the relocation trips to and from Porto when we explored areas outside of the main urban areas.
Marguerita was our favorite guide - she was informative and fun and we enjoyed our Lisbon walking tour with her very much. Miguel was our driver for 4 of our 6 rides. He was very genial and accommodating and provided great restaurant tips. We also enjoyed John, our guide on the rabelo boat on the Douro River.
In Lisbon, the hotel was nice and we appreciated the extra room provided by the junior suite. However the location was not convenient to many of the activities and required an Uber or taxi most of the time. The hotel in Porto was perfectly positioned although the rooms were smaller. The hotel in Cascais was perfect in terms of location, amenities and room size.
A couple of constructive suggestions
- It would be helpful to provide a few restaurant recommendations for every area.
- Links to local tour guides for instances when Kim Kim didn’t provide would be useful for the unstructured days
To sum up, we will definitely use Kim Kim again and will recommend it to friends. For Portugal in particular, I am very happy to recommend our agent, Pedro, who was extremely helpful in the planning phase and throughout the trip.