Our trip to Portugal was an experience of a lifetime!
Portugal | Nov 11 - Nov 19, 2023

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Matt B.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Our trip to Portugal was an experience of a lifetime!

We began in Lisbon and stayed at the Hotel Britania - a magnificent hotel. Our contact Marisa helped us to get an upgrade to this spot and it was so beautiful and historic. Located downtown just off Liberty it was perfect for us to get acclimated to Lisbon and the city.

Highlights of Lisbon were definitely the Fado performance, a truly unique mix of food, music and ambiance. We did a day trip to Sintra and took in the beauty of the mountain and castles. We also quite enjoyed our walking tour with Pedro who taught us about the history of Lisbon and gave us some tips on how to get around the city, also ensured we were set with the appropriate train details to get to Sintra

We then visited Porto and our driver Pepe was incredibly helpful and nice. He taught us a lot about the different stops we made along the way and gave some tips about what we could do in Porto. He provided amazing recommendations for restaurants and the sight/view from Nazare was breathtaking.

The highlight of our time in Porto was a trip to Douro Valley, our tour guide Jao was also fantastic and knew so much about the region and it's history. Douro Valley is a must see, absolutely incredible - we did a river tour and also visited Pacheca Winery for a delicious meal and wine tasting.

We then had a couple days in Cascais to enjoy some leisure, our hotel was right by the downtown area and made it very easy to check out local shops and restaurants.

Overall our experience was made by the people. This was the first time we used KimKim and will definitely do so again. Marisa and Jao were available at all times - as an example we misplaced our tickets to one of the tours and they were able to send them to us immediately. The overall kindness was apparent and the drivers/tour guides they connected us with were top notch.

Thanks for making this trip unique, fun, safe and magical!

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Local specialist: Marisa Agulhas
Marisa
Marisa Agulhas
Local specialist in Lisbon | Replied on Nov 22, 2023

Hello Matt!

I am so happy to know that you had an "experience of a lifetime" - we work everyday to achieve this :)
Your feedback means a looooot.

Thank you once again for your trust - Obrigado!!
Your friend in Portugal - Marisa