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Tugabuddies

Alcobaca, Portugal
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About Tugabuddies
Tugabuddies is a sightseeing tour agency that has been creating and delivering customized tours through the Center and West of Portugal (and a few other stunning places) since April 2016. We focus on carefully preparing each experience to meet all customer’s expectations and tastes. Don't expect us to just be your tour guide; we will be Your Portuguese Best Friend!
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Roving659225 wrote a review Mar 2022
22 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a huge modern aquarium without mammals except penguins, otters and a few birds. Tanks are enormous. They look like they are all one but in fact are divided by region. Lots on their marine conservation work. Some parts are a bit too cramped for good viewing - a design thing. Ticket was affordable compared to other aquariums in the world. But entry process is very slow. We had a quiet day and still we stood in a longish queue to get to ticket area. Plan for at least a 90 min visit or longer. DO NOT eat there. Caff food is awful! Better to go outside and head back to shopping mall across from metro stn.
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Chan B wrote a review Feb 2020
Rhode Island89 contributions22 helpful votes
We booked this tour from Lisbon to visit the town of Obidos and Buddha Eden, the tour also included a visit to the seaside town of Peniche, where we toured a Fort, saw many panoramic vistas and enjoyed a lovely lunch. Our group enjoyed this portion of the tour so much. Our guide, Marcio was so charming. In addition to the history he shared with us, he also made our tour feel very personal. We spoke of serious topics at the Fort, he shared anecdotes and stories, he also showed us his favorite spot in Peniche, tucked away and hidden in the fishing village. Marcio was also very thoughtful of my mother in law, who uses a cane and modifying the tour for her needs. I will write separate reviews for the visits to Obidos and Buddha Eden, however they were much more fulfilling because of our guide. In Obidos one can be mesmerized by the charm of the town, but the stories and history shared with us, made our connection stronger. This will always remain a lovely memory of our surprise, last minute trip to Portugal.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tugabuddies, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Tugabuddies
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Dear Mrs. Chantel, It was with great pleasure we read your review. We are so glad you have enjoyed your time with our guide Márcio. He shared with us at the office the "funny story" about your last minute trip to Portugal. We hope you have had a great time in Portugal, and we are happy that we gave a contribution to create your memorable experience :) Wishing you the best, Tugabuddies
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Inês Runa wrote a review Jan 2020
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I did the one day tour in Lisbon and it was completely worth it. The guide, Márcio was really cool and I really enjoyed the city as I was in contact with its culture and people. It was a perfect day , I felt so happy. I advise you to take this tours, excellent relation price-quality.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Tugabuddies, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Tugabuddies
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Hello Inês :) Thank you so much for your review and for your kind words! We are glad you have spent a good time with us. We wish you the best for your next adventures!
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pacaseb wrote a review Dec 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico147 contributions68 helpful votes
Visited with teenagers on Christmas Eve And was totally awesome! I must say that this one of or The best Aquarium today. It is super clean, friendly, with lots and lots to see. Short trip from the airport so many visitors spend couple of hours prior to their flights! Awesome experience
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Trent M wrote a review Jun 2019
Richmond, Virginia1 contribution
Tugabuddies is much different than all tours as they customize your experience to what your interests are rather than having one set route and schedule. You choose what you want to do as you travel to the locations you want to explore. I would highly recommend this service over any other tour guides in Central/West Portugal. I viewed Pedro more as a local we were coming to visit, rather than an employee trying to make easy money off tourists.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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