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Inês V.

Lisboa, Portugal

Hello! I am Inês and I was born and raised in Lisbon!

I have been an ambassador for my beautiful country since 2008 and I am waiting for the opportunity to show you my country, which I love! You will easily sense that when you hear me speak about our culture, history, gastronomy and people. I am friendly and flexible and will do the possible for you to make the most of your trip!

As a certified tourist guide I have started working as national guide, accompanying travelers from all over the world in long range tours across the country, and had the opportunity to work as a tour manager across Europe. Currently I am working only as a local guide in Lisbon and surroundings, and continuing my ongoing training in order to specialize even more in my favorite region. I will gladly show you the gems of our culture, nature and history that are located within and beyond the capital city.

I do tours to the highlights such as Sintra, Fátima or Óbidos, but also to the more off the beaten track Arrábida mountain, street art and food spots in my own neighborhood (I love food!). My tours can be tailored to your motivations and I provide visits to museums and to local handicrafts makers. I love animals and will happily insert a visit to a local shelter or an activity of sustainable tourism related to animals upon request (e. g. visiting a donkey shelter).
In my free time I like to spend time with my friends, family and my dog Gooseberry, dancing, hiking, and I swim and practice yoga.

I have three types of tours:
- Walking tours - I offer these in Lisbon. For these tours we use our legs, trams, buses, funiculars…
- Tours with transportation included in a Mercedes car or van, where you have a guide (me) AND a driver, who drops us off and picks us up where we need. Might you have a big group, I can also hire a bus
- Tours with transportation included in my 7 seater van (Seat Alhambra - up to 4 adults other than me + 2 children), where I am both guide and driver.

The itineraries can be changed accordingly to the location of your hotel and your motivations, and some sights can be replaced for others you're more interested in. Check my tours and you will surely find something you like, or get ideas for tours that I can customize for you!
One of the things I like the most about my job is that everyday I learn new things - I am sure I will learn something new with you too!
I look forward to help you fall in love with my country!

A Recent Review of this guide

Ines was great. She is a trained expert in the area history and explained it to us as we toured the Sintra area. We were especially very pleased with the tour of Montserrat Palace. She explained its long diverse history and brought to life many of the key players in Portuguese history. Also with the fantastic Pena palace. She was also very sensitive to our needs and recommended great restaurants. She deserves more that 5 stars.
Fred Fromm

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Credentials

I have an University Degree in Tourist Information and I am a licensed, registered and insured Tour Guide since 2008 (license number is 26.207.15/08).
I am a proud member of the Professional Tourist Guides Union SNATTI and of the Portuguese guides Association AGIC:
I own and manage a tour company licensed by the Official Tourism Organization of Portugal (license nr 301/2014), which allows me to do guided tours with my insured and licensed mini-van.
All tours are covered by a Personal Accident insurance.

Restrictions

None.

Guide Requirements for Portugal

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Tours by Inês V.

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Food Lovers Lisbon Tour In My Neighboorhood

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Come discover the flavours of this city around the area where I live!

317 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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The Hills of Lisbon

Exploring Lisbon by foot and traditional public transportation

217 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Fast and Precious Lisbon - Private minivan

A Lisbon Tour for cruise passengers or others with a limited time in,...

329 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Special Lisbon - Private minivan

A whole day dedicated to this beautiful capital city

449 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Templar Knights Day - Private minivan

A daytrip to two castles built by the Templar Knights in Portugal -,...

575 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Arrábida's Flavours - Private minivan

Wine, Cheese & Sweets Tasting in the wonderful Arrábida mountain

493 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

8 hours

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Sintra & Cascais - Private minivan

Travelling to our king's favourite summer spot in half a day

341 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Once upon a time...a day in Sintra &,...

Come discover the favourite summer destination for our past royal family!

478 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

8 hours

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