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

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chris g.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Outstanding
Transport
Private Transfer {{start_location}} to {{end_location}}
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine Experience in the Douro Valley & River Cruise
Douro Valley

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

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

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