My Tours encompass all the major historical quarters of Lisbon, namely the "Baixa", Alfama and Belém, as well as Sintra, and are conducted by myself, a professional guide with experience, flexibility and deep insight into the culture and history of the city.
I only select the best luxury vehicles for my tours and they all feature a separate professional driver. This way a safety on the road is ensured and my full attention is focused on providing information.
My mission is to serve as a host to the many travelers that choose Lisbon as a holiday destination. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, predating London and Paris, so a Private Tour gives you the chance to uncover the city's centuries-old past.
According to legend, Lisbon was named after Ulysses who founded the city after the siege of Troy. Over the centuries, it has seen many civilizations come and go. The Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Goths, and Moors all left their mark on the Portuguese capital.
Today Lisbon is a vibrant global city, rich in popular culture, but cosmopolitan in many ways. Its people are warm and friendly and with a great attitude towards life. The city is also known for its bright sunlight that glistens the streets and alleyways and makes the many tiles that cover the city shine with light.
Exploring the city gives you the chance to experience Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture whilst admiring the many patterns on the Portuguese stone pavement.
In short, if you want to explore a magical city, rich in heritage and beauty, then this is my invitation for you to join one of my many tours.
A Recent Review of this guide
We had such a wonderful time touring Lisbon with Rui. His knowledge of the city and the country and its history was amazing and made the tour fascinating. His added knowledge of America and its history made for a great conversation on topics of both past and current. At the end of the tour he recommended a lunch spot that was a great place away from the crowds and had the local feel in both atmosphere and menu.
Licensed by Turismo de Portugal RNAAT: 557/2015
University Education in Economics, Political Sciences and International Relations
Licenses to guide inside monuments
I am not a driver. I always arrange for a luxury vehicle and professional driver.