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Ricardo O.

Braga, Portugal

Hello from the North of Portugal. My name is Ricardo and I am 30 years old.

I lived most of my life in Porto but since April'17 I decided to move on to Braga to join with my other half (fiancée). 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.

Nowadays I decided to move on to 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.

My favorite tours are: Douro Valley Region (Unesco Site), Braga City Tour, Guimarães (Unesco Site) and the of Aveiro (the Portuguese Venice).
I use to pick up my guests from the follow cities: Braga, Guimarães and Porto (inclusive Cruise Port of Leixões - Seaport Ships). You just need to select the correct package or contact me.

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

What an incredible experience!! This tour was one of the highlights of our trip and Ricardo was absolutely fantastic! He went above and beyond to personalize the tour and make sure we were maximizing our time in the Douro Valley. We can't say enough about how much we appreciated Ricardo and how much fun we had. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour. Ricardo even sent us photos afterwards that were taken on his nice camera. Excellent tour and excellent guide! Thank you!!
Ashley Facchini

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Credentials

- 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

Restrictions

- 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.

Guide Requirements for Portugal

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Tours by Ricardo O.

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Private tour guide Ricardo

Douro Valley Private Tour // Portuguese,...

Wine Tour - Visit 2 Wineries with tastings, enjoy a Traditional Lunch,...

570 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

9 hours

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Authentic Guimarães & Braga Private Tour,...

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Historical Centers, Guimarães's Castle 10th Century, Palace of the,...

422 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

9 hours

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Douro Valley Premium - Private Tour //,...

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Immerse yourself in this Magical Tour visiting 2 Premium Wineries,,...

642 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

8 hours

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Santiago Compostela Private Tour // with,...

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World Heritage by Unesco - Let yourself be enchanted by this Galician,...

530 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

9 hours

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Porto > Lisbon Private Transfer (or Reverse),...

Enjoy this lovely transfer stopping in Two Cities { Óbidos, Coimbra,,...

571 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Aveiro Private Tour // Boat Tour & Fizzy,...

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Beautiful trip to Aveiro with 1 Hour Boat Tour in the "Portuguese Venice",,...

233 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

4 hours

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Braga Full Day Private Tour // Portuguese,...

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Visit Bom Jesus & Sameiro Sanctuaries / Cathedral of Braga / Historical,...

392 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

7 hours

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Lisbon > Porto Private Transfer (or Reverse),...

 unrated

Enjoy this lovely transfer stopping in Two Cities { Óbidos, Coimbra,,...

571 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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