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Miguel

Lavra, Matosinhos, Portugal

Olá from PORTO! I was born and raised in Porto and I am passionate and proud of my city and country.

Although small, Portugal is rich in culture and tradition, boasting 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Four in Porto and surrounding area; Historic Centre of Oporto, Douro Valley Wine Region, port wine itself and Guimarães.

With over 15 years experience in the travel industry working on board a 6 star luxury cruise line and exploring the world, I understand what guests want when they are traveling. I was a restaurant manager of the main dining room on board the ship and with that, I have an excellent palate for food and wine as well as impeccable social and service skills. As a food lover, I have tasted a variety of international food and I have to admit that Portuguese gastronomy is relatively unknown and, in my opinion, is one of the best cuisines in the world! Pair that with our award winning wine, you will not want to leave.

Let me be part of creating an amazing and memorable experience in this region, with an insider's perspective!

My enthusiasm for where I live and my love for traveling have lead me to become a personal tour guide offering diverse tours of Porto and the surrounding area. I provide professional service and pay attention to the small details, giving informative and unique commentary and allowing my guests to experience something different.

I would be happy to customize a tour for you to meet your needs should you prefer something different; walking tours, boat cruises and rail excursions are available options. Tours can be conducted in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French. Please see my list of tours for the diverse experiences available.

I look forward to hosting you as your personal tour guide, creating a truly memorable experience for you and your party, revealing the treasures of Portugal to you!

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A Recent Review of this guide

Miguel was wonderful! He clearly loves Porto and wants nothing more than to have you fall in love with Porto as well. He has a deep knowledge of Porto's history and shared it richly with us. He was very aware of our family's diverse interests and needs and went out of his way to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves. He was nothing short of delightful!
Judy Truitt

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Credentials

Licensed company nº247/2012 by Tourism Portugal
Cheese Sommelier Course Certificate
Crowd and Crisis Management Course Certification
Lifeboat Commander Training Certification

Restrictions

I have a licensed tour company nº247/2012 by Tourism Portugal. I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide guests inside of certain historical monuments.

Guide Requirements for Portugal

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Tours by Miguel

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Porto City (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting Tour,...

Discover the best of Porto - culture, history and food & wine (perfect,...

319 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Porto (UNESCO) Walking & Cruising - Private,...

Experience the highlights of Porto on foot and water, with a sip of,...

235 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Jewish Heritage in Porto Tour - Private,...

Visit the largest synagogue on the Iberian peninsula and discover Porto,...

331 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Experience,...

Witness spectacular scenery, award winning wines and the culture that,...

523 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Tasting, River,...

Enjoy the splendour of the Douro Valley - the famous river, its wine,...

523 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Douro Valley Grape Harvest Exclusive,...

Pick and stomp grapes in the most beautiful setting imaginable!

614 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

10 hours

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Douro Valley Premium Wine Tasting - Private,...

Experience the "Douro Boys" movement - an exclusive experience!

541 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Santiago de Compostela (unesco) from,...

An insight into northern Portugal and Spain, as a tour or transfer!

572 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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Coimbra (unesco) & Aveiro - Private Tour

One of The Oldest University Town In the World & Portugal's Little,...

523 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Porto to Lisbon (or Lisbon to Porto),...

A great way to enjoy the commute between Porto & Lisbon!

602 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Lisbon & Sintra (unesco) - Private Shore,...

Visit the capital, see the coast and a fairytale castle!

523 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Guimarães Tour with Michelin Star Lunch,...

Gourmet food, award winning wine and spectacular architecture and scenery!

499 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Wonders of the Douro Valley (UNESCO),...

Wine Tasting, River Cruise, Scenery & Historical Sites - A perfect,...

523 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Barcelos, Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo,...

Experience these delightful towns from the Minho region - culture,,...

523 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Fatima Tour (from Porto)

Travel to this spiritual holyland of Fatima, the 'Lourdes of Portugal'!

602 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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