Our Reviews

The best way to find out about Classic Portugal’s tours and team is to read our reviews and testimonials. Our clients come from all over the world and here is just a small selection of the fantastic feedback they have shared on our TripAdvisor page. We are committed to offering excellent client service and always provide our clients with an unforgettable, authentic, Portuguese experience.

Jesse from Milwaukee, USA

“Our family signed up for three days of tours while staying in the Lisbon area and truly couldn’t have asked for better service. The attention we got was completely individualised. Their English was completely fluent. The prices were affordable, compared to other options, out there, but what we got was above and beyond. Some tours seem pretty anxious to wrap things up by the stroke of an eight hour day, but these guys were genuinely excited about showing us everything we wanted to see and even ran over when we were game for it. Carlos and Bruno felt much more like friends than just guides after a couple of days together. We got to do everything we were promised, but the tours were also flexible and adapted to what we wanted to do. The guys made an effort to connect with everyone in the family, not just the grown ups. You can´t do better than Classic Portugal. Enjoy your visit.”


Jane from Washington, USA

“We had been to Lisbon a couple of years ago but on a cruise. We had a guide for that visit and he was good until we met Carlos on our 2nd trip to Lisbon. Carlos is a GREAT guide. He was punctual and picked us up in a nice clean car. He also provided ample water and wifi as well. Carlos was friendly and full of information. He took us to all the highlights of Evora. The Almendres rocks was an interesting comparison to the Hedgestone though you can walk right up to the rocks. Carlos took us to a restaurant that served authentic Portuguese food and even stayed and recommended what to order. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch in Evora. It was a long and full day but one that we will remember for a long time to come. Carlos set the standard for what a great tour guide should be and I would give him a perfect 10!”

Mary & Joe from Malta

“After a fantastic trip to the Azores we were keen to see as much as possible of Lisbon. Thanks to Classic Portugal we managed to plan the day weeks before online. Hayley was so kind always answering our questions and helped us with our plans. The day arrived and we found a young, smart, smiling man waiting for us and off we went. Carlos was very knowledgeable, patient and flexible according to our desires!! Carlos, how many times did we change our plans? Going up and down the lift, haha! You were really patient and for that we will always remember this beautiful tour of your beautiful city!! After a fantastic day with great food and pasteis of Belem we were dropped at the airport which to us was a God send, saving us a lot of time, therefore spending more time discovering Lisbon. Thank you, dear Hayley and Carlos, hope to meet again for the shepherd experience!”

Mohammed from Kuwait City, Kuwait

‘”The trip was more than perfect. Lovely places, lovely beaches, And most importantly, the driver Carlos was very respectful and trustworthy, very helpful, speaks fluent English and took us at the top of the mountains to see views. He went beyond his duty and did everything we needed.”

Amy from Florida, USA

“We had an amazing time getting to know our tour guide Bruno, aswell as seeing the sights. Bruno was a very friendly outgoing guide and went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one.  I could not recommend anyone more than Bruno and using this company for touring tourists. 10 stars out of 5!”

Nilgun from Florida, USA

“Carlos is simply the best. He is very informative yet never overbearing. Discrete, yet always available to help and guide your choices. He is very pleasant, friendly and definitely the most easy-going and helpful person we have so far met during our two trips to Portugal. We likes him so much that this time around we scheduled two private tours with him and plan to do so again in the future.”


Andrea from USA

“Bruno took my daughter and I on a private tour of these three beautiful cities. He was a great guide, very attentive and informative. He offered a lot of insight on Portuguese people and culture. He went above and beyond any tour guide we have had in the past. Greatly enjoyed Bruno’s tour, enthusiasm and company for the day.”

Jamie from USA

“This was our favorite tour during our three week stay in Portugal and Spain. Carlos was our knowledgeable and courteous guide who provided everything we needed during the day (water, phone chargers etc). During the time it took to reach Evora from Lisbon, Carlos provided history and details of the surrounding area. Our favourite sites were the Bones Chapel in Evora (which was eerie) and the upended stones in a distinct shape outside the city (which was equally as odd). We also had time for a quick stop in Almada for a scenic view of Lisbon from across the river and a visit to the Sanctuary of Christ the King. It was a fun and informative day and Carlos set the bar for any subsequent tours we took – no one even came close! I would highly recommend any of the Classic Portugal tours.”

Jan & Richard Price from Melbourne, Australia

“My husband and I were picked up by Carlos Mendes on time and in a spotless, clean smelling car. He was very informative, helpful and so easy to talk to. We loved all the places we went to and feel we know so much more now about Portugal. We wouldn’t hesitate to book a trip with him and Classic Portugal again and will certainly tell all our family and friends.”

Janice from New York, USA

“My husband and I spent a wonderful day visiting Obidos, Alcobaca and Nazare. We booked a private tour with our guide Bruno, who not only had historical knowledge of all the sites that we visited; he added a personal touch by sharing valuable insights about the Portuguese culture and people. I would give this tour 5 stars and recommend it. There is also hotel/apartment pick up which makes it very convenient.”