Nothing but love for Pedro and Portugal
Oct 19 - Oct 28, 2023
In spite of it raining every day of our trip, Portugal was amazing! Our vacation, perfectly and expertly curated by Pedro, unfolded seamlessly from Lisbon to Cascais. Pedro's planning ensured a perfect balance of cultural immersion and personalized exploration. From the walking and tuktuk tours with Margarida and Guilherme, our tour guides, to the charming Fado dinner in Lisbon, the exclusive Douro Valley experience, and the beauty of Porto, every detail was thoughtfully orchestrated, creating a stress-free and memorable adventure, complete with best in class drivers, like our favorite, Luis.
A noteworthy aspect of Pedro's exceptional service was his compassion and flexibility when unforeseen circumstances arose; I became ill during the trip. Pedro was quick to modify our itinerary to accommodate our needs. He provided a thoughtful excursion and paired us with another exceptional private driver, Ivo. This additional excursion allowed me to recover comfortably while ensuring the rest of my family continued to enjoy the sights. Pedro's understanding and empathetic approach made a bad situation more manageable, highlighting his commitment to ensuring every traveler's well-being and enjoyment.
The added excursion with Ivo was magical! More than a driver, he was kind, fun and very knowledgable. He provided a different perspective of the Duoro Valley, showing us the beauty of not only the valley's landscape, but the beauty of the local people. Ivo took us to a small restaurant in a small village where he introduced us owners Anabel and Ceasar, who also own a small, local winery. They were the most gracious hosts! Anabel fed us fresh bread with cheese and butter. You could taste the love. She, along with Cesar and Ivo, sat with us as they shared a bit of their family's story. After a walk through the village, we all crammed into the cab of Cesar's truck. He drove us to his winery where we were gifted a private tour. Back at the restaurant, we were showered with love and lots of wine. We ended our visit with a drink and a toast to new friendships. Our time with Ivo was by far the most memorable of our trip!
Pedro's attention to detail, commitment to unique experiences, and compassionate response to unexpected circumstances made our vacation in Portugal truly exceptional. We wholeheartedly recommend Pedro for his outstanding travel planning services, considering not just the trip's logistics but also the well-being of every traveler. Muito obrigado, Pedro! Your friends in the US - Taña, Alfonso, Nyah and Willie
Intimate venue and breathtaking performances.
Our tour guide, Margarida, was amazing! So knowledgeable and full of pride for her country.
Guilherme, our tour guide was fantastic! I only gave 4 stars because many of the roads in Belem were closed due to a cycling event. I feel like we maybe missed out on some of the sights and didn't get to truly experience Belem. However, Guilherme navigated the detours with ease and a great attitude.
Such a fun experience! Delicious food, great company and Chef Paolo was the best!