I am Portuguese and have lived here my whole life. I became a tour guide because I love meeting foreigners, showing them my country, giving them an insight to Portuguese history, food and culture with informative and personalized tours.
Although Portugal is small, it is very diverse allowing you an incredible opportunity to discover all that it has to offer; excellent architecture, delicious food & wine, exciting festivals, great weather, hospitable people and much more and I am here to help experience all of these!
I offer tours throughout northern Portugal (Porto, Douro Valley, Guimaraes, Braga, Viana do Castelo, to name a few) and into the centre by request (Coimbra, Aveiro, Fatima, Obidos, Nazare, Lisbon). Not only will you visit the highlights but you will witness the locals, how they live, what they eat, their customs and how the regions have been shaped to reflect by these. I want you to experience authentic Portugal, in all its glory!
A Recent Review of this guide
Orquidea was a superb guide, intelligent, knowledgeable, and personable. If we had already seen a site or a site was difficult to access, she immediately offered an alternative. We take guides not only to see the sites but also to get a flavour of the city or country. Orquidea was informed, interesting, and charming. She also handled a Mercedes van well within the tight confines of old Porto - impressive! Recommend her highly and will employ her again for other tours.
Dann M M.
Licensed company Nº 681/2015 by Tourism of Portugal
I have a tour company licensed under the nº 681/2015 by Tourism of Portugal.
I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.