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. I hike, swim, and dance forró (a Brazilian dance).
Before and after getting my degree, I invested in travelling in order to improve my language skills and my knowledge about other countries and cultures. I lived in France where I worked for 3 months at the Wine Museum of Bordeaux and until now I travelled to the U. S. A. , Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Iran, Cape Verde, South Africa, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Qatar and several European countries.
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
This tour was fascinating! Inês was incredibly adept at tailoring the tour to the interests of my husband, two college-age children, and myself. She uses wonderfully engaging storytelling techniques - such an effective tool to bring history to life.
Johnna Darragh Ernst
I have an University Degree in Tourist Information and I am a licensed, registered and insured Tourist Guide since 2008 (license number is 26.207.15/08).
I am a proud member 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 minivan.
All tours are covered by a Personal Accidents insurance.