My name is Fernanda. In the past I have studied Tourism and worked as a hotel receptionist for 6 years in Oporto. I then returned to University and got a Bachelor's degree in Portuguese/Latin/Greek and became a teacher. Ten years ago I decided to become a stay-at-home mom so that I could devote my time to my children and family. Now my children have grown up, and I decided to return to the work force. So here I am!
I like talking to people and I have enjoyed visiting cultural sites and monuments ever since I was a child. I especially like to communicate with people from other countries and cultures. Finally, Braga and Guimarães are two towns I know really well. For many years I studied in both Braga and Guimarâes, and I also worked for years in Guimarâes.
I would be happy to be your personal tour guide as I have done so many times for my overseas friends. I would love to take you to popular places as well as places unknown to the average tourists. Although I am new to this, I can provide you with the valuable insight of a local, along with a unique experience.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to talking with you about your exciting personal tour!
A Recent Review of this guide
Fernanda is probably the best tour guide I ever had from Tour by Locals. She was flexible enough to design an itinerary that fits my needs and interests. Instead of doing a walking tour, she took her car and showed me the major historical sites as originally planned in Braga and then took me to the suburbs to visit Bom Jesus do Monte, which in my opinion was the most unforgettable experience in Braga. She then took me to Guimarães Castle and ended the tour having a wonderful Portuguese local cuisine.
Portuguese/Latin/Greek bachelor's degree
I am not an official guide, therefore I will not be able to guide you inside of specific historical monuments.