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Ricardo O.

Braga, Portugal

Hello from the North of Portugal. My name is Ricardo and I was born in 87.

I lived most of my life in Porto but since November 2019 I decided to move to Braga to live with my wife (because she is native from Braga). I am feeling like I was raised here since ever!

After a few years being a wedding waiter I discovered straight away the contact with guests and serving them was making me accomplished.

Since then I studied many years in Hospitality Management, inclusive University. After that I kept developing my skills in some luxury hotels where I had the opportunity to learn how to anticipate the guests need and how to make them feel at home.

Since 2017 I decided to change my career and I have started providing Tours & Excursions because I think this area matches more with my personality. I am a very social person and I love to spend most of the time with my guests, mainly sharing stories of our lives.

My Tours are always very relaxed, flexible and can be customized regarding your choices, weather conditions or any other situations.

I am also a traveler (addicted), and that makes me very happy in life. So, because of that I know very well what the travelers are looking for and what they usually want to experience.

I have to admit I do love to take photos, so if you bring your own camera I will take you some nice photos during your tour! I am sure you will print them.

I love to live in Braga because is "The Capital of Minho and Vinho Verde" and it is considered an oasis for those who have always imagined a city in the middle of lush green. Let yourself be enchanted by Minho & North of Portugal, you will notice the Galician and Roman influences and you will want to return one day!

"Seize the Moment"

A Recent Review of this guide

Our family and I enjoyed an amazing private tour to Braga, hosted by Ricardo. He picked us up from our hotel in a luxury new van, which accommodated our family of 6 very well. Throughout the near 9 hours of the tour Ricardo gave us an extremely interesting description of Braga and Portugal, including details on history, architecture and funny anecdotes. During lunch he took us to a great restaurant when we enjoyed delicious Portuguese food and wine. I highly recommend this tour. Obrigado Ricardo...!!!
Jorge Manuel Rodriguez-larrain

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- I am able to use the license nº1658/2017 by Tourism of Portugal Institution { All insurances are guaranteed during your Tour }
- Revenue Management Course (finished 2017) by Instituto Politécnico do Porto
- High Degree in Hospitality Management (finished in 2012) by Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique
- Hospitality Management Level IV (finished in 2008) by Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Porto


- I belong to a licensed company (by Tourism of Portugal Institution) but I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

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