Choose my travel specialist! This would be the best advice I could give anyone willing to travel to this wonderful European country. I cannot begin to express how amazing Filomena and Jorge were on this trip! My wife and I just completed our postponed honeymoon, due to covid-19, and the trip was certainly worth the wait. From the very beginning, Filomena was on top of EVERYTHING! She worked with me through multiple revisions of the trip and came up with a perfect itinerary for us as we did not know much about what to see in Portugal to start. She re-arranged our trip once we gave our flight details so that we would not be too exhausted on either day (arriving or departing), was able to upgrade us to 5-star hotels for no additional cost, even pre-loaded a GPS for us with all of our scheduled destinations along with others to break up our drive. All of which were organized in sequential order for each day! It was just another personal touch that we didn't expect but made the trip that much easier! Her and Jorge met us at the airport and took care of everything we needed to get us our rental car and made sure we had everything squared away before we started our journey. Our trip itinerary was updated every day with finalized times and locations for our tours. We were looking for a no-stress vacation so we could just simply relax and this is exactly what we got. It is not an exaggeration when I say this was the most well-planned vacation we could ever imagine.Show More
I booked this trip before the CoVid pandemic. We postponed the original trip scheduled in March of 2020 to December of 2021. I just returned from Portugal with my daughter. The trip was amazing! We were fully vaccinated and boosted and Portugal is doing an excellent job with safety! Testing was frequent and everyone was masked. We spent three nights in Porto and five in Lisbon. The waves at Nazare are a sight to behold as are the towns of Obidos, Sintra, and many more. Be sure to have a cherry drink of Jinha served in a chocolate cup! The Alentejo (wow, cork factory tour pretty cool) and Douro regions (the winery!) provided delicious wines and Ports as well! Oh and the food…delicious! I cannot say enough about the kind, warm people we met and our guides were amazing! If you go in December, the Christmas lights, roasted chestnuts and shopping are all incredible. The hotels that Zicasso/the travel company chose were above and beyond also! They clearly know the area and provided a top notch experience to us. We will be traveling with this company again! Thank You!Show More
César helped us plan an amazing mother-daughter trip to Portugal to celebrate my daughter’s 30th birthday. From the beginning planning phases through the final days of the trip, it was a pleasure working with him. He listened closely to our ideas and goals and communicated very well. His warmth and sense of humor shined through in our email communications and phone calls. The trip he helped us plan reflected our goals and was exactly what we’d hoped for. We visited Porto, the Douro Valley, Aveira, Óbidos, Lisbon, and Sintra.The trip was wonderful in every way. We stayed at beautiful, well-located hotels, our guides were outstanding, fun and friendly, and the range and pace of activities was just right. Our days were full, but we also had down time to relax and just enjoy taking in the whole experience.Thanks César and our travel specialist company for a dream trip!Show More
We had a great trip and the travel agency put together a great package of hotels and experiences for us. Further, the agency did a great job of steering us through the whole COVID mess over the 18 months it took to reschedule our trip from 2020 when the pandemic hit. We felt the travel agency was always there for us to answer our questions and meet our needs.Show More
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Our trip to Portugal was fantastic! This travel company was wonderful to work with, and planned an extraordinary, fun, educational, & comprehensive 10 day privately escorted tour.Show More
Our travel planner and his staff carefully planned a trip for us, after talking with us and testing out some suggestions to see if they were what we had in mind. We made a few revisions to the plan, and then, having completed an itinerary, at the last minute we had to indefinitely postpone the trip. They were gracious about it, and patiently waited for us.After months, we revived the itinerary, but of course that necessitated a few more revisions. They carefully refined the details and we put the trip on the calendar.It was just what we had in mind. We were very glad to have hired them to guide us to the right places, and to make all the arrangements. We were especially glad to have them available when we wanted to make one or two more changes, in the middle of the trip.But the real benefit to us came near the end of the trip. We had arrived in Portugal unconcerned about the epidemic in Asia. But while we were there it had become a pandemic that had reached into Portugal. Travel bans upended our itinerary. In the middle of the night our travel planner responded to our anxious call and helped us to make arrangements to leave the country within hours. He was committed to taking care of us and is an experienced professional.Show More
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Our 15-day vacation to Mainland Portugal & Azores was absolutely amazing and something we will always remember!
Thanks to Filomena for planning a perfect itinerary that included sightseeing, history, authentic Portuguese experiences and mini adventures. She customized our itinerary to fit our needs and every aspect of our trip was beautifully crafted. Filomena herself greeted us at the airport and was with us in a couple of transfers. Getting to actually meet the person we have been coordinating with for weeks certainly made it extra special.
Although EVERYTHING in Portugal was an awesome experience, our top 3 experiences were Portuguese cooking class, Wine tasting & picnic in Douro Valley, and Thermal hot springs bath in Sao Miguel.
We would not change a thing about our trip and hope to go back some day. This Portugal travel company met and exceeded all of our expectations. They were available whenever needed, and very responsive and understanding of our needs and questions.
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We had a terrific trip to Portugal visiting Porto, Lisbon, and the surrounding areas. This travel company specializes in Portugal and was very responsive to both our budget parameters as well as to our unique interests in food, art, and culture.
Everything from the lodgings to the tours to the guides and drivers was extremely professional. We stayed in the cities and did day trips in Porto to the Douro valley and in Lisbon to Sintra, Cascais, and to an organic farm on the outskirts of the city. Each outing was well planned making optimal use of our time. We didn't need to think about ground transportation or timing and our travel planner even allowed for sufficient free time so that we could explore the cities on our own.
Our visit was slightly complicated by requirements for EU proof of vaccination (as opposed to CDC vaccination documentation). However, nothing was insurmountable and our travel planner facilitated testing appointments for our return to the USA (72 hours in advance was required).
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