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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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We had a wonderful tour to the Douro Valley with Miguel. Miguel was well-spoken, well-informed, and a pleasure to be around. He went out of his way to tailor the tour to our interests. Would highly recommend him and this private tour.
Mary Cabell Clay

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


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.

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