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Paulo Alexandre L.

VALONGO / OPORTO, OPORTO, Portugal

Hi! My name is Paulo and I was born and raised in Oporto.

After successfully completing two-years at the professional Hotel Beverage School, I graduated in 1988.
I started my career in the Hospitality Industry on the Madeira Island, then I moved to Miami to work on cruise ships as Sommelier. I went ahead with my career and became Head Sommelier, responsible for the development of wine lists and delivery of Wine service. Meanwhile, I graduated from the Wine School at Johnson & Wales University in Miami and awarded from the international Sommelier Certificate Foundation Level, by the United States Sommelier Association.
I kept working on cruise ships until I decided to move to London for a while and then to go back to Portugal. Here, I started using my knowledge and experience to show my country and its culture to the travellers and I became a private tour guide.

I have depth knowledge of my country, a warm personality and a great sense of humour.
I really enjoy showing people the charm of Oporto Region/Douro Valley and the surrounding areas. It's great to see and share people's joy and amazement when they discover all this beauty. Therefore, I would like to invite you to visit and enjoy these magnificent places. It will be a pleasure to be your private guide!

Credentials

- Certificate course Bar and Restaurant School Hospitality and Tourism of the Porto.

- Certificate from Brow-Forman Beverages Worldwide Wine Group.

- Awarded the Internacional Sommelier Certificate Foundation Level / after attending Seminars and lessons on wine Theory, Blind tasting, Practical Service and Passed a Written Blind tasting test from the United States Sommelier Association at Wine School at Johnson & Wales University in Miami.

- Few years of experience as a private guide.

Restrictions

I have a Tour Company Licensed under the nº 1569/2017 the Official Tourism Office of Portugal , For Guide & Driving Tours with mandatory insurances .
I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide you inside of some historical monuments.

Guide Requirements for Portugal

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Tours by Paulo Alexandre L.

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Shore Excursion to Douro valley, Rebelo,...

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Experience the historical Douro River and more spectacular scenery,...

511 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

7 hours

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Private and historic tour to Minho FD,...

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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sameiro its historic centre and to Guimarães,...

555 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Douro Valley and Lamego City Tour & Rebelo,...

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City of Lamego: « Nossa Senhora dos Remédios » Shrine - place of passage,...

530 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Fatima and Sanctuary & Coimbra Historic,...

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Sacred site of Fatima, one of most famous Marian Shrines in the World,,...

593 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Porto City Shore Excursion and wine tasting,...

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Experience the city considered as European destination of 2012, 2014,...

394 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

7 hours

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Porto and Aveiro city tour with "Moliceiro,...

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Private tour Oporto and Aveiro "Portuguese Venice"

511 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Porto Fado Show (Dinner) & Night Lights,...

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Enjoy the Fado Show and the Night Lights!

316 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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