I am Portuguese and have lived here my whole life. I became a tour guide because I love working with foreigners, showing them my country, giving them an insight to Portuguese history, food and culture with informative and exciting tours.
Although Portugal is small, it is very diverse and offers incredible opportunities for you to discover - architecture, food & wine, festivals, great weather, hospitable people and much more and I am here to help experience all of these!
I offer tours in northern Portugal and Galicia, Spain to the most sought after places - the Douro Valley, famous for its port wine and more recently table wines, and its beautiful river and majestic scenery, the UNESCO Heritage city of Porto and all of its hidden treasures, Santiago de Compostela, Spain - most famous as a popular pilgrimage city with its overwhelming Cathedral and also named a UNESCO site but also boasting some of the best Spanish tapas and wine in the country! These are just a few of the places that I visit with my guests.
I am flexible to customize a tour to your liking. If you have any special requests, I will do my best to accommodate you so that you leave here with a wonderful experience, great memories and a desire to return!
A Recent Review of this guide
Orquidea was excellent for our Guimarães and Braga tour. We were 3 couples of seniors traveling together. She paced us well and we saw many sights and heard her stories. She found an excellent local restaurant that we really enjoyed. I would recommend her to anyone interested in a private tour.
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.