Ka Wai Dora LeungUnited States
Marta is a real gem of Portugal! She is an excellent tour guide. We were able to see many of the neighborhoods in Lisbon and she was so easy to work with for focusing on what we would like to see (maybe museums next time we are in Lisbon =)). We have enjoyed every minute of the tour and are already talking about going back to Portugal in the future. I highly recommend this tour (or any tours) with Marta! Thanks again for the great day!
We had a wonderful day with Marta. She's truly a person who deeply loves Lisbon. We learned so much, from history to everyday life. Just perfect. Thank you Marta, and we hope to see you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada!!! I had a wonderful and fun day with you too! I'm so very grateful for your kind words! It's so nice to know you enjoyed your day in my city! Thank you. I also look forward to see you again someday :)
Jordan UfferUnited States
This was exactly what we wanted! We are only in Portugal for a short time and was able to see so much in one day! Marta went above and beyond and really made us feel like family! She was so knowledgeable and we couldn't stump her with a single question! Everything she did has us in mind and we really appreciated that! 10/10 would recommend her as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! You are beautiful people with beautiful souls. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the memories you're creating travelling together. You should be very proud of yourselves for the family you are. It was a pleasure, really, such a great day! I hope we can keep in touch and meet again someday!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: With Marta's knowledge and passion, what better way is there to make the very most of your (limited) vacation time, and to make that special local connection and feel like you have a member of your family touring with you! Thank you Marta, you're fabulous!
John M.United States
Marta was wonderful. Great comfortable vehicle, commented on sites and history constantly. She knew secret entrances to museums and sites to avoid the lines. Moreover, my tour was during the first days of the COVID shutdown....she expertly modified the planned tour "in-real time" to give a wonderful tour of the town, viewpoints and sites that were open. I highly recommend her (even did to my Ex-wife), you'll be richly rewarded by her ability, knowledge and expertise. -John from Oregon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John! It's never too late :) I remember perfectly listening on the radio the morning we met about travellers needing to fly back to the US and I was feeling like I didn't know exactly what to do, so I decided to try to act normal and pray that you'd still be willing to take the tour regardless of whatever was already on. I did the best I could, following what I believed was the indicated. But when I dropped you off, I felt strange as if our lives were about to change a lot. Stay safe!
Dan M.United States
What a great tour. Lisbon is an amazing city and Marta truly brought it to life for us. She put context and perspective to the complicated history of what we saw. We were captivated by her wonderful sense of humor and the ease with which she dealt with the service people we encountered along the way. She also impressed us with her driving skill which is a valuable thing in Lisbon. Thanks Marta
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, Your words mean a lot, honestly :) it's always grateful to know that my travellers had a wonderful time and enjoyed discovering my country, couldn't really ask for more! It was a pleasure having met you, I also had a perfect day with you :) All the best
Charles ColumbusUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, It was a pleasure to have spent 4 days with you, such a lovely company!!! I can't thank you enough for the good times and of course all you interest on every detail of my country's history :) I am grateful for having met you 4 :) let me know when you come back, will you? Warm regards from Lisbon
Jon PattonUnited States
We booked Marta & there was somewhat of a mix-up on booking apparently as she wasn't supposed to be scheduled by the company for that day. We really wanted Marta based on all of the reviews & her wonderful background/resume. I emailed with Marta and she was very kind to change her day to accommodate our booking. We only had one particular day we could tour Lisbon.When we met Marta she made us feel at home with her warm & funny commentary about Lisbon and Portugal.I wrote more but no more space here :(
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joen nd family, I wish everyone could read everything you wrote!!! Amazing!!! I have no words to thank you enough...! It was a pleasure meeting such a marvellous family :) Obrigada! Obrigada! Obrigada! PS - feeling sad for not having received the photo we took together... :( Warm regards and come back soon, there's a lot more to see and more laughs to go with it! :) :) :)
Joel WhiteUnited States
Too many overused complimentary adjectives apply to Marta whose knowledge, patience, sense of humor, timing, recommendations, driving skills and planning were all superb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel & Susan and Mary & Mike, Thank you so much for your words, they mean a lot to me :) I couldn't feel happier to know everything went great! It was a true pleasure to have met you all. Warm regards from Lisbon
Christopher KimUnited States
Excellent tour. Gave a great overview of Lisbon and some of the history of Portugal and Lisbon. Gave us some great pointers on we should see in more detail during our time in Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher and family, Thank you so much for your words! I'm very pleased everything corresponded to your expectations :) that's what I work hard to :) I must say you were simply wonderful and that it was truly grateful to have had the possibility of showing you all the beauties of Lisbon! Obrigada :) Warm regards to you all
Stephen SherlinUnited States
Marta was great. Very engaging and easy to spend time with. Very conversational and considerate of our interests. Very knowledgeable and relates the information, history, etc... in an excellent relaxed manner. Optimized our day by knowing the "ins and outs" of the various areas we toured. I highly recommend Marta to anyone interested in touring Lisbon with a very nice person who is knowledgeable & informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so very welcome!!! Thank YOU for being so kind Stephen and Anita :) It was wonderful to spend the day with you and I am so very glad you enjoyed it too :) Warm regards from Lisbon :) :) :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Obrigada!!!
Marshall TaylorUnited States
Among 8 tours, including ship tours and other tour guides by other groups, Marta was the best. Extremely knowledgeable, adjusted to our pace and our interests, including history and lots of photographs, informative and just plain great. Stayed with us longer than expected because we had not finished and she wanted to make sure we saw Lisbon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marshall, I am speechless... THANK YOU. OBRIGADA. Honestly... You were delightful... interested, polite, fun... a great company to spend the day with :) Our picture is saved on my very best book of memories. Warm regards from Lisbon Marta
Marta was intelligent, witty and informative. Helpful in many ways and a pleasure to be with. Marta took us around in a clean new car, to places we would never had a hope of knowing about or finding on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's very kind of you. I must say I had a wonderful day with you :) except for the first moments ahahahah they were quite windy and rainy but you were so right and we did end up having the most beautiful day. I feel very pleased with your sweet words. Enjoy every second in Portugal. Great to have met you, truly :)
Joan McNivenLondon, ONTARIO, Canada
Four of us enjoyed an all day tour of Lisbon with Marta. Our time in Lisbon was limited and Marta showed us the highlights. Loved the Tile Museum and walking along the Harbor front. Got to try the famous Portugueses custard tarts. Tasting these tarts is a "must" for anyone visiting Lisbon. An excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I simply loved meeting you all!!! I spent a great day too, it looked like we knew each other for a long time...! I feel very pleased you enjoyed my tour and if you do come back, I'd love to see you again. I'm keeping our fantastic photo with much love cause it was really grateful to have met you; youre truly beautiful people (with excellent genes!!!) Keep warm
Daniel EderUnited States
Marta is the best! Not only amazingly smart and knowledgeable but friendly and sweet. She knows Lisbon as though she's lived 500 years of its history. She is an excellent driver and really goes above and beyond what is expected. We thoroughly enjoyed her company as well as all the information she imparted about this unique and interesting city. Strongly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How nice to hear from you!!! I'm completely speechless with your words :) What else would be expected from Portugal's new hero :)? I knew you'd be the most pleasant travellers the moment we spoke back in July :) :) :) I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and it fulfils my heart to read what you wrote, honestly. I had a wonderful time also and feel very lucky to have the chance to meet such caring people. Thank you. I wish you all the best!!!
Jack McElroyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Jack, It was really nice showing you my city around! Great to hear from you! Greets to you 4 :)
Gladys FisboinUnited States
Very good tourist guide, very professional, is a spectacular city A++++++++ Thank you Marta, you The best Guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, they make me a better person :) It was a real pleasure :) All the best and if you come back, let me know, cause I'd be pleased to welcome you again :) Regards from your guide in Lisbon :)
Joanne JeffersUnited States
Marta was definitely a 5, outstanding. she met us early at the airport with an air-conditioned 8 seat mercedes and driver. we started with a lovely breakfast followed by the sights. she shared not only a vast amount of local history but also current events. she was extremely knowledgeable and polite. with her as our guide we didn't have to wait in any of the long lines! towards the end of our tour she helpfully updated our arrival time to our airbnb host. i would highly recommend her to anyone as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Joanne Jeffers and her beautiful Family, Your words are too kind :) It's really very rewarding doing what we love and getting the extra bonus of meeting such nice travelers like you! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family :) Thank you so much! I wish you all the best! Your guide in Lisbon, Marta