John LippmanNew York, NY, United States
Marta was a wonderful guide whose passion for Lisbon was felt as we walked with her on our virtual tour. The tour captured the beauty and history of Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It's so nice to know you enjoying the tour so much :) I loved meeting you too and I'm so looking forward to meeting you in person: there's a beautiful day in Lisbon ahead of us in just a couple of months!!! See you soon! Obrigada!!!
We have booked the Lisbon City Tour with Marta for our virtual office event. Marta was very knowledgeable, full of energy, bright & easy to follow. She guided us through all the most important parts of old Lisbon and during the whole tour we really had a feeling that we were there exploring with her in person. The whole group of 40 people had nothing but positive feedback; we were all delighted by Marta's kind, entertaining and useful tips, history facts & wonderful view during the whole tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ivana, it was so nice and rewarding to be part of your event! I'm truly glad you enjoyed it so much and now I only hope we can meet in person some day soon :) All the best to you all!
Vicky Mayen EmployersUnited States
Marta was awesome, she patiently answered our questions ahead of the tour (company event), and was flexible when our meeting was accidentally ended early. She was very responsive and reached out by email, phone, and text to ensure she could log on again. She was very knowledgably and answered all our questions during the tour.
What a real pleasure to meet Marta via her virtual tour of Lisbon. My sister and i were introduced to Lisbon and Marta offered an exceptional, indepth virtual tour of her beautiful city of Lisbon. Her detailed knowledge of history and her city was excellent and we felt we were walking along with her on the tour. Plenty of time for questions and she is a beautiful person….thanks so much Marta
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Giorgia, MUITO obrigada for your words! It was a true pleasure indeed! A virtual tour is not only made of images and explanations from the guide's side but a lot about interaction, engaging and dynamics from your side too and you had all that and more! It was lovely to meet you! Really looking forward to keeping in touch and meeting in a near future :) Stay safe!
Our virtual tour with Marta was truly fantastic. She is a natural guide who is knowledgeable, engaging, and clearly loves the city of Lisbon. We saw just enough to feel like we now have an understanding of the city without being overwhelmed. Marta showed us architecture, history, shopping, food, street art, and so much more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kathryn! You were so nice, kind and interested! I'm so glad I met you! Really hope soon we can get together for a nice cup of coffee and some pastries :) Would love to keep in touch! Stay safe!
Patty KelleyUnited States
Wonderful team building experience. Marta was a great host with a wealth of knowledge to share. The photos showing what was compared to the way sites look today added much to the impact. Would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patty, thank you so much for your beautiful words :) It was wonderful to meet you all! I really hope one day we can meet in person, meanwhile you all know where to find me! Um abraço!
Maya DesaiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a pleasure to show Lisbon to my travellers and today it was even more special as the country is reopening and alive again :) Sunset in Lisbon was simply perfect! Muito obrigada!
Leslie YanceyUnited States
Marta was wonderful. I coordinate programming for seniors and was a little worried about them navigating the computer. Once everyone was log on and settled down, Marta did a great job with them. She answered questions and took them on a virtual tour Portugal. They loved it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Leslie, I cannot thank you enough for your words :) It's so rewarding to have your feedback about this being such a nice and easygoing experience for everyone! Hope we can meet in person one day! Meanwhile, stay safe :) Big hug to you all!
Maya DesaiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Maya! I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the tour and discovering Lisbon! Looking forward to welcoming you here when you come to Portugal! Muito obrigada!
Caryn RemerUnited States
Marta is very informative and has a wonderful sense of humor. We have booked another of her tours; Sintra, a Romantic Fairytail and cannot wait!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caryn and friends! You were all so sweet!!! I had a great time showing you my city and I'm so happy you are already looking forward to our next tour! I can't thank you enough and I really wish one day we can meet in person!!! See you soon!
Ginger CoffeyUnited States
Marta was an excellent guide. She also provided great communication before the tour! Our entire team enjoyed the event and wants to come to Lisbon in person! Thank you Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ginger & Team, Thank you! It was really a pleasure!!! Loved to be with you in Lisbon and love in more to know everyone enjoyed so much :) I hope one day we can meet in person to walk together the streets of my beautiful city! All the best to you all
Dawn ShiltsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dawn, I couldn't had been in better company :) You were so pleasant and interested! I'm flattered you enjoyed the tour so much :) it fulfils my heart! Looking forward to keeping in touch and who knows having a cooking experience together! Warm regards from Lisbon
This was a surprise mother's Day Live Virtual tour which worked out perfectly well. Marta was able to fit in many of the things that we like to see during travel and gave us a better understanding of Lisbon and the different layers of the city through amazing historical pictures & paintings. It really felt like we were there walking with Marta, my mum took so many photos as she usually does on tours.This virtual tour gave us a great idea of what a in person tour would be like. See you soon Marta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was pleasure to be part of your celebration and to know it corresponded to your expectactions :) I feel very happy for your words and they do mean a lot to me as well as keep me going and aiming to always be better and offer my travellers the best experience! Muito obrigada!
We had a wonderful virtual work team event with Marta walking through sunny Lisbon slowly awakening after the pandemic. Her knowledge, sense of humor and and love for the city and showing it to the world made this a great experience - bitter-sweet as we realized even more how much we all miss traveling.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kira, in times like these people like you make the difference :) I'm so happy you all enjoyed the virtual experience! I must confess that it felt you were there with me, so much interaction! MUITO OBRIGADA! I'd love to welcome you in Lisbon, next time in person! There's so much to discover... Lisbon does have a lot to offer :) Keep in touch! All the best to you all :)
Marta is an engaging, knowledgeable, and super fun host. She brought Lisbon to life for us and put Portugal on the top of our list for when we can travel internationally again. We can't wait to be able to see Lisbon with Marta soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nikki! It's a true breath of fresh air to still meet amazing travellers (even if only virtually, for now) that fill my heart with beuatiful words and hope that in a very near future we can all be together as before! So grateful to feel your enthusiasm and will to come over and meet me! Obrigada!!!
Lucia OliveiraUnited States
Marta was an amazing tour guide. She was spectacular, knowledgeable and very outgoing. The group had an amazing virtual tour and now everyone wants to visit Lisbon Portugal to eat Pasteis de Nata. Obrigado Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lucia, I had a wonderful time showing you Lisbon around! What a nice and kind group :) I'm very happy to know you all enjoyed the tour so much! Really looking forward to meeting everyone in person and sitting together for some pastéis de nata along with a nice cup of coffee! Thank you for your words. They always make me grateful and aim to offer even better experiences to all my travellers!
Cormac FosterUnited States
Marta was absolutely wonderful--patient, knowledgeable, funny, and the best possible guide we could have asked for. We can't wait to meet her on person, and we plan to take several more tours with her as soon as possible!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sometimes I don't know if it's as simple as me being a lucky person or if it's just a coincidence that I keep meeting lovely people! Can't thank you enough for your kind words. Loved your positive energy and very looking forward to meeting you in person soon :) You know where to find me: in the most beautiful city of the world, ahah just saying! Stay safe and keep in touch!
Maria SantiagoUnited States
We went on this tour to celebrate my husband's milestone birthday and all our guests had a fantastic time. The video quality was so good that one guest wondered if the guide was gliding. Marta was very engaging and energetic. Her enthusiasm and love for her city truly showed. It really felt like we were walking around Lisbon as we experienced the charm of the city (without having to go up all the hills, thank goodness). Obrigada, Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, Who would have thought that one day we'd be joining a live virtual tour as a bday gift? There was even time to sing happy birthday together! Lisbon naturally decorated with a custard tart (yes, with a candle on it!) was honoured to be the scenery of your special celebration :) I wish these tours could already make you feel the aroma and taste of the delicious pastéis de nata! So grateful to be part of these moments. I can't thank you enough for your kind words. Hope to see you in Lisbon!
Our book club, all of whom are missing travel, took a Sunday morning tour with Marta in Lisbon. We bought some pasteis de nata from a Portuguese bakery and ate them with coffee while we walked virtually through the beautiful city streets. You can tell Marta has done a lot of virtual tours, as she's adapted so well to guiding in front of a screen. Thanks Marta! It was engaging, interesting, and made all of us very eager to experience Lisbon in person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Actually, there was a word that someone from the group wrote on the chat box that really defines well what all of us, avid travellers, are feeling right now: travelsick! I'm so very grateful for still having the opportunity to share my country with such nice people, even if with a screen in between! I love what I do and more than ever I feel like I need to give my very best and offer my travellers the best experience since virtually I represent every single sense of theirs :) Obrigada!
Marta was great! So knowledgeable and we had great communication prior to setting up this event for my clients. The live stream was so much better than other virtual tours I have done. Thank you Marta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, it was a pleasure to have been with all of you! I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour so much! This kind words keep me going and dreaming about soon meeting all my travellers and virtual travellers in Lisbon. Muito obrigada!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Having a knowledgeable local guide really makes a lot of difference even on a virtual tour. We are grateful for Marta for being able communicate with you effectively and bring Lisbon to you in the comfort of your own home! Well done Marta!
Michael DeatherageUnited States
I like the idea of a virtual tour live-streamed from the streets and selected this one based in part on the ratings. It was a positive experience overall, and I would recommend it although I feel a 2-hour tour would have been better. At 1 to 1.5 hours, it felt a bit rushed. In addition, you can only schedule private tours. An option to join a live virtual public tour would be nice. Connecting with fellow travelers is part of the fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, first of all let me tell you how thankful I am for knowing you found this experience as a 5 star one! With ToursBylocals everything can be customised, I feel sorry you found the tour too short. I've delivered a few longer ones, per request; I'm always up to more time together :) The whole concept though is about private tours, even if with the virtual ones there can be over 100 screens connected :) but they'd have to be your guests ;) It was lovely meeting you! Hope to see you soon in Lisbon
Our Austrian company had a wonderful group tour with Marta. It was interesting and charmingly presented. Never a dull moment. Marta was able to give us a stable and crisp image throughout the tour. I never knew how beautiful Lissabon was! Well done Marta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susie, It was so great to have you all with me on such a beautiful sunny day in Lisbon :) Your words mean a lot to me. Thank you so much and hope to meet you in person soon!
Steve NisonUnited States
Besides being very knowledgeable, she had a great sense of humor, was great answering our questions, and was very personable. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel so happy you enjoyed my tour! Thank you for your words, they mean so much to me...! Truly hope we can meet as soon as it's safe! All the best to you all :)
Catriona SmithUnited Kingdom
We so enjoyed our tour with Marta. Lisbon is beautiful and quirky and historic and our guide was so knowledgeable and full of life... how could she climb these (7) hills without getting out of breath? We loved the tram ride and just wanted to sit at a pavement cafe, drink coffee and eat a custard tart in the sunshine. Or maybe go up the elevator to catch the view down to the river. Or browse the oldest bookshop in the world and stop to admire the Portuguese tiles. We'd highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow...! I love your description! Many thanks for your beautiful words and for being so interested in my city! It was lovely to meet you all :) I feel so grateful! Muito obrigada! Hope we can meet as soon as it's safe!
Veronika MarkovaCzech Republic
Thank you for the tour, we did enjoy it very much! We can't imagine, how difficult is to speak, walking down the street, and managing the camera... We are still shocked, that in Lisbon, there is impossible to buy coffee-to-go due to lockdown. The town is beautiful and we hope, that we will be able to visit Lisbon soon. Marta is professional, smart, and funny. Thank you very much again :-) Veronika
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words! I'm really happy it corresponded to your expectations! These virtual adventure does defy me a lot as my/our reality is so different from this tech world. And yes, I miss my coffee... sometimes just a pastel de nata is not enough, I do need my shot of caffeine, ahah! Truly hope we can meet one day, when it's safe for everyone. Meanwhile, enjoy my surprise :) Stay safe and see you soon!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Definitely a great new way to experience the rich history & culture of Lisbon through Marta's passionate and professional Live Virtual Tour to bring the city to life with her amazing skills in multi-tasking with a dash humor.
Lauren BaslerUnited States
This is an absolutely wonderful way for senior citizens to experience travel. We highly enjoyed our tour at Standish Village Assisted Living in Boston, MA and will continue to utilize your services for future tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure having you with me!!! Those smiling eyes following me all the way through the streets of Lisbon so attentively...! Such a delight! Obrigada for being part of this dream and for keeping us all dreaming of a brighter future. Um abraço desde Lisboa
Brianna O'BrienUnited States
Marta was such an excellent tour guide! So knowledgeable and personable. A wonderful experience especially in the middle of a pandemic! You really get the full picture even though you are not there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It felt so grateful to share a little bit of my culture with you :) It was a pleasure having you with me as part of this dream! Lovely audience! Wishing you all the best! Um abraço desde Lisboa #toursbylocals #fall4lisbonwithmarta
Ryan SwanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Very happy you enjoyed the tour so much and looking forward to meeting you in person soon :) All the best!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything the guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Scott SchafrankUnited States
Marta was wonderful. She is engaging, well-spoken and kind. It was like meeting an old friend rather than making a new acquaintance. We hope to have the opportunity to meet with her in person some day when the world w allow us to travel again. We had a lovely morning exploring the Old City while we enjoyed some Portuguese cinnamon cake (we baked ourselves) and coffee from our frigid Philadelphia morning as we basked in the virtual 62 degree sunny Lisbon afternoon. Thank you for a special Valentine's Day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, obrigada :) I feel very happy I could be part of your special Valentine's Day! Reading these lines by the end of such a great day makes me believe that it's just gonna take a bit longer till we can all travel again, meet and be together like in the good old days! I'm counting on a good coffee with some pastries by the river in Lisbon! PS - I have the recipes ready to be sent! Keep safe :)
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Creating wonderful memories with a Live Virtual tour to top it off! All thanks to Marta for making this possible with her engaging personaiity and passion for showing off her city.She will be waiting to see you in Lisbon!
Mick CoxUnited Kingdom
Marta is brilliant !!! From the moment we decided to book a tour , the service , care and attention was second to none - only to be surpassed by the actual tour itself - which made all four of us on the tour want to go and explore Lisbon in person at the earliest opportunity Totally recommended and thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mick and family, Woooow! I have no words... I can only say I couldn't be happier! I'm so very much looking forward to meeting you soon :) we should really get together and drink a good Portuguese coffee with some delicious custard tarts! I'm counting on that this summer :) Truly glad to have met you all! Keep safe and see you in a couple of months!