...what travelers are saying about us...

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Terry Pillon

West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

First Visit to Portugal. My husband and I arrived from Vancouver a little jet lagged but jumped right into a two day tour with Carla. Excellent idea. Carla was truly amazing. Her historical knowledge, local knowledge and ability to go with the flow as we changed our itinerary was most impressive. We highly recommend Carla and honestly cannot imagine coming to Lisbon and not having her guide us. We loved it and only wish we had more time here to do her walking tour, the food tour and the wine tour. Next time! Thank you Carla. We have done many tours in many cities and countries and you rank number 1!

Boris G.

Toronto, Canada

6 days tour in Portugal. We developed with Carla our agenda for 6 days in Portugal in advance. Carla provided us with a lot of useful tips and advices. I had some concerns about very busy itinerary as every day we started at 9am returning to the hotel late at 6-7pm, but Carla was excellent organizer and guide. We have been a group of four and one person didn't speak English, Spanish only. It was not a big deal for Carla to transfer from English into Spanish (the rest of the group were bilingual). We didnt feel any pressure and rush, all tours were perfectly organized. Carla was very flexible with any of our desires and agenda changes. Her partners in Porto did excellent job as well. Thanks to Carla and Luis in Porto. We are in love with Portugal now.

John Pereira

Abu Dhabi

It was a great tour of Lisbon, Fatima, Sintra and surroundings with Carla. She was amazing. She has incredible knowledge of the monuments and history of places. She made us feel at home and was more of a family member than a guide. We had a wine tasting tour which was fantastic and also tasted local fish delicacies. My wife and 2 daughters were very happy and at home with Carla. Altogether it was great experience and a memorable holiday of 5 days with Carla. I will not hesitate in recommending Carla to any of my friends or family in future. Thank you Carla for making our trip a memorable one.

S. Boyan

Tolland, Connecticut

Wonderful Tours with Carla. My husband, adult son and I were picked up by Carla in Porto and she then drove us to Lisbon with stops at Obidos and Coimbra. Carla was punctual, extremely knowledgeable and tailored our tour to our interests. We never could have seen as much on our own and felt really confident and relaxed in her good guidance. The following day we did a half day tour of Lisbon with her. Her ability to navigate her very comfortable large van through the narrow winding streets is impressive. She was able to answer all of our questions ranging from politics, the economy and the history in an objective and factual manner. We were all impressed with Carla's professionalism and knowledge and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tour in Portugal.

Nancy Ayling

Carla showed us the maximum of Lisbon in the short time we had in port. Carla was an outstanding guide - knowledgeable, cordial, professional in every way. The four of us were concerned about the short time we had in Lisbon while on a cruise. Carla maximized our time and gave us an excellent introduction to her city. We boarded the ship completely satisfied with our experience. If I could hire a guide like Carla in every city I visit, I would not hesitate to do so.

Pearl and Michael Ca


Hi Carla. You are a star... knowledgeable, open, funny and a pleasure to be with. You even bring good weather! Portugal is lucky to have you as an Ambassador.

Ann Summers

United States

I rate my tour of Lisbon with Carla the highest ranking you offer. We had some contact with her ahead of time. She was an excellent guide who worked with us to accommodate our requests. She was so knowledgeable, sharing information from the time she picked us up until she returned us to our hotel. No one could have been better. I have already shared her name and your company with others. Very professional organization. Many thanks for a job well done. Penny

Kim K.

Westlake Village, California

Great way to get to know Portugal. I arranged for two tours with Carla; one to the south, Setubal and surrounding areas, and one to Sintra. Carla was unavailable for the first tour to Setubal. She arranged for a colleague of her's, Carlos, to take us. He was absolutely fabulous. We visited castles, the national park, a tile maker, and a winery with an amazing art collection. It was a great sample of the area. Not to mention a great conversation with Carlos about Portugal's history. We then spent half a day with Carla, who is an absolute delight. In spite of the terrible weather, we went in early January, we had a great time at the Pena Palace and seeing Sintra. I wish we would have been there at another time of year as the grounds look to be absolutely amazing. Two great trips; two great guides.

Patricia C.

Carla was a marvelous guide. Our family of 7 included 3 children who are adventuress and she was very good with them and adjusted to their interests. She was very personable and spoke perfect English. Her knowledge and information was always welcome and interesting. Having her own van made the whole tour more comfortable. I would highly recommend Carla - she is an excellent guide and we would use her again.

Bonnie W.

Chicago, Illinois

Wonderful Tour with Carla Carita. Carla was our driver/guide for 8 days in Portugal. She was very professional and flexible as well as warm and welcoming. She speaks perfect English and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the country. She picked us up at the airport and we immediately started out for Setubal, with stops along the way -- tile works, cork factory, seaside lunch, winery that dates to the 1200's. All of Carla's recommendations for dining were spot on. We visited Evora, Obidos, Porto, Fatima, Lisbon and lots of other places. We loved the way she danced that big Mercedes van through the narrow, steep streets and in and out of parking places. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.

David H.

Carla was absolutely outstanding. She made our tour most delightful and paced it according to our wishes. She was very informative as to the sights we saw. I would highly recommend her!


New York City

The Best Private Tour Guide I've Experienced. Carla is simply amazing and one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure to meet. She knows all of the hidden gems and has the patience of a saint. I was with my sister and two friends. We also made a new friend with the additional person who signed up for our wine tour of Portugal. It was one of the best weeks I've experienced when traveling. Each day kept getting better, and the day before was amazing! Great food, amazing wine and amazing company. And, of course, Carla's trusty van we nicknamed Lily. I am recommending Carla to all of my friends and work colleagues.

Hillary T.

Carla was one of the Best Guides ever! She took excellent care of us for a terrific day! We used every last second of our day to make it perfect. We went to outstanding places and thought that Carla was extremely knowledgeable! She makes sure that everything is well planned out and she is a true professional. Carla took us to a wonderful local restaurant, where we could enjoy typical food of the region. We would recommend Carla and would use her again and again! We cannot say enough about her!


Northbrook, Illinois

A great tour guide. Carla picked the four of us up at the airport. She was not feeling good but was right at the airport as planed. We had booked three days with her. We told her to take it easy the next day and she found us a great replacement guide, Carlos for our Lisbon tour. The following two days, Carla who was feeling fine drove us outside Lisbon. She listened to our interests and made it happen. We enjoyed every moment, every town, every sight and place to visit. She found us great restaurants and we enjoyed spending time with her. Carla is very knowledgeable, from history to current affair. She is never pushy, always smiling and always friendly. Carla is Portugal.

Blanca R.


A wonderful tour experience. We just returned from a week long trip to Lisbon and the surrounding area. I should preface my comments by mentioning we are (very) experienced travelers who rarely use any professional tour groups, however we highly recommend Carla and her excellent team. Carla knows the amazing history of Lisbon and Portugal and was able to show us a side of the country we would never have found by ourselves. She was able to customize our tour to include all the things we wanted to see (in a limited amount of time) and introduced us to the best restaurants we found in Portugal. Her recommendation of restaurants in Lisbon and Cascais were absolutely amazing; both the food and the setting were wonderful and memorable. We highly recommend Carla if you are considering a trip to Portugal (or anywhere in the Iberian Peninsula) she is wonderful.

Bruce C.

New York, United States

A great way to get to know Lisbon. Carla was wonderful. Very informative about the history and what we were seeing. She was very flexible and took us to see what we wanted and in the order we wanted to go. We could never have seen as much as we did if we had gone on our own and we would never have gotten the historical color and details that Carla provided. Her Mercedes van was a huge plus as well. Carla took us for a great meal, made recommendations for restaurants and other things for us to do and see, not only in Lisbon but also the surrounding areas such as Evora and Sintra. She is just simply a terrific tour guide who loves what she does and does it well... and very reasonably priced to boot!

Annabelle M.

London, United Kingdom

Amazing Tour of Lisbon. Whilst on a cruise we decided to book a private tour of Lisbon. Our guide, Carlos, was fantastic. He arrived in a great Mercedes People Carrier which was most comfortable and wheelchair friendly for my mother. His knowledge of the city was second to none and we discovered that the majority of the places he took us to visit were not on the designated coach tours, therefore we had the most amazing insight to the city and all it’s history. Our tour was so good that we did not want it to end but we eventually had to board the ship for our next port of call. It's not often that people exceed your expectations by such a margin! We would highly recommend My Way Tours – they are a most professional and courteous firm and we discovered a real gem!

Phil C

Houston, Texas

Carla - Super Guide for Portugal - look no further! My wife and I have been around the world and used personal guides in almost every country. Carla did a fabulous job, and I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a guide. She was prompt, her language skills were excellent, she was a safe driver, here prices were very fair, she was fun to be with, and she was extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Portuguese history, culture, politics, geography, science, and any other question that we could throw at her. She created a tour around the couple of specific items that we wanted to see/do doing the tour, and filled the rest with an incredible variety of places to see. The restaurant that she suggested for lunch, was far from any tourists, our request, and was excellent. I would not waste any time even thinking about selecting another guide. Your search is over. We did not plan to get a guide a second time, but Carla was so good that we decided to get her for another day. Carla was booked and suggested Carlos, as a driver/guide. He did a great job for us! His language skills were super, and he did a great job of combining a view of their history and culture. We really enjoy learning about the Culture of a country. The other thing that stood out, was that he found or created a parking spot at every location that was absolutely the closest that you could be to the specific site. He cut our walking down by over half, compared to what it could be. Carla can connect you with Carlos.

Linda & Blas

Vienna, Austria

Best tourist guide ever! Carla Carita was the best guide we ever had in all our tours. She is flexible, patient, understanding and made us feel like we were in a family tour. Aside from the places of interest booked, she also made a lot of surprises bringing us to more places which are very interesting & historical to Portugal. She explained a lot even as she was driving, very keen and intelligent. She enriched our knowledge of Portugal in many aspects including culinary which culminated our 2 days with her. From your new friends from Vienna "upstairs/downstairs" THANK YOU VERY MUCH.....Linda & Blas, Alice & Gerhard, Aida & Angel, Flor


Miami, Florida

Fantastic guide. We recently had the good fortune to spend a day touring Lisbon and Fatima with Carla Carita. She was knowledgeable, kind, had a great disposition, her rates were reasonable, her van very comfortable and best of all, she puts you in the middle of an entertaining history lesson. I highly recommend Carla if you want a memorable experience of Portugal.


Houston, Texas

Thumbs up! Highly recommend touring with Carla. She was very professional & clearly knew a lot about the sights we visited. Her recommendations about where to visit in Sintra (Pena Palace & Quinta da Regaleira) were spot on. Also Cabo da Roca & Cascais were beautiful. Carla was great about letting me move at my own pace, and I never felt rushed throughout the day.


San Francisco, California

Experience Portugal with a wonderful guide. Our family of seven had the good fortune of finding Carla Carita. Carla helped us refine our itinerary and recommended things based on our interests. She provided our airport transfers in and out of Lisbon, half day tour of Lisbon (including the Alfama and Belem), full day tour of Sintra (including Sintra village, lunch at Adraga beach, Cabo da Roca and drive along the coast through Cascais and Estoril), and then a full day tour of Fatima (including Batalha, lunch in Nazare, Nazare/Sitio, Obidos). We were so pleased to have Carla along with us during these excursions. She's very knowledgeable, easy-mannered, and overall great company. We enjoyed learning about Portugal from one who truly takes pride in her country. I echo all the previous positive sentiments about Carla on Tripadvisor. We really appreciated her flexiblity, especially because the age range of the people in our family is wide. She really did make it comfortable for us during our time with her. One of the things I was excited about was to eat at family-run or non-touristy type restaurants where we could get good Portuguese food at reasonable prices. Carla certainly delivered on this front as she led us to wonderful seafood meals. I'm so thankful for the things we were able to experience with Carla's guidance. She's a true gem and we recommend her highly. One more thing to add - she graciously answered my various email (even ones unrelated to her services) before we arrived. I appreciated her prompt and thorough responses. We miss Carla and her beautiful country.



Carla is an amazing guide who gave us a tour custom made to our preferences, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Carla is a fluent English speaker who provides an excellent service. She has a luxury Mercedes van which is very comfortable. We enjoyed her tour as we could pick out the places we wanted to see and proceed at our own pace. She is also a lovely charming lady!

Aharon D.

Beersheba, Israel

Simply the best! We have just finished the most enjoyable 8-days tour all over Portugal under the supervision of the best guiding tour we ever encountered, Carlos Paz. This guy is simply amazing, loaded with knowledge and information, willing to help above and beyond, a lovely open personality, and last but not least, an excellent driver. In short, highly professional. All our email exchanges with Carla Carita preceding our tour and afterwards were very informative, with all questions asked receiving fast accurate answers. Her tour plan has been proven to be detailed, efficient and well organized. Highly recommended.

Art D.

Vancouver, Canada

Private Day Tour To Fatima. We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour to Fatima that included a number of other attractions like the medieval town of Obidos and the Alcobaca monastery. Paulo Coelho was an EXCELLENT guide. Paulo is very knowledgeable about the history and culture and keeps you interested and engaged throughout the tour. The vehicle was very comfortable. Thank you Paulo for an amazing tour that made Portugal one of our best visits this summer.


Touring Lisbon & Other Towns With Mywaytours - Excellent! After having read favorable reviews of My Way Tours on Tripadvisor, I decided to book several tours (Lisbon and surrounding area) with them. I spoke to Carla, sent her information about what we wanted to see and details of our group (5 adults and two children, 4 and 2 years old). Carla answered all my queries patiently, by email and over the phone. From the time we arrived at Lisbon airport to our time of departure, 8 days later, she was our guide and driver. We saw the key sights in Lisbon, went to Sintra twice and visited the Pena Palce, Moorish Castle, Regaleira Palace and the Cork Monastery. We visited Cascais, Sesimbra, Cabo da Roca. We also visited the town of Evora (a must see), Setubal, Arrabida and Azeitao. Throughout this trip of 8 days, Carla was a treasure of knowledge about Lisbon, Portuguese history and architecture. All of us peppered her constantly with questions and she patiently answered them. Her recommendations for restaurants were excellent. She also took us to restaurants not normally frequented by tourists. The vehicle she used for our group was relatively new, kept spotless (in spite of the challenges our two toddlers posed!). Carla is truly a professional, a safe driver and an interesting guide. Her command of the English language is very good. We as a group felt that we were not treated as clients, but as close friends/ family members. Thanks to Carla, this trip was a memorable one for us. Carla, thank you for your patience and professionalism. I would have no hesitation in recommending her, if you are planning a private tour of Lisbon and surrounding areas.


Hudson, Florida

Beyond Our High Expectations! We just returned from the most amazing vacation, thanks to Carla, the best guide on the planet. The depth and breadth of Carla's knowledge made our 9-day trip a learning experience that was also great fun. Everyday included a full agenda of fascinating stops, but we especially appreciated Carla's flexibility for our interests (and energy levels) and the options that she offered. Her food and wine recommendations were always spot-on and we loved that she shared local favorites that we could never have discovered without her guidance. Carla is an outstanding driver and professional in every way, which made our road trips relaxing and enjoyable. Best of all, Carla's personality made this an incomparable experience: She was always prompt, good-natured and positive, patient with our endless questions and requests, and beyond gracious. Thank you, Carla!!