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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

Ricardo was prompt and considerate. I had one plan for our tour, but Ricardo suggested something he felt my husband and I might enjoy more. He was absolutely right. We had a beautiful drive from Porto to Lisbon and on the way stopped in Óbidos and Aveiro. Beautiful towns. We had a great trip
Kathryn Esquivel

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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,...

559 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

9 hours

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Private tour guide Ricardo

Authentic Guimarães & Braga Private Tour,...

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

414 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,,...

630 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

8 hours

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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",,...

229 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,...

385 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

7 hours

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