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Miguel C.

Porto, Portugal

My vocation to welcome people comes from small age, when my grandfather Guilherme was director of one of the best hotels in Portugal (Vidago Palace) and it is with great pride that I remember all the stories that my grandfather told me about the eccentrics clients that visited the Hotel.

At some point in my life, I had to choose an area I wanted to follow, and without thinking too much, I chose Tourism and later Hotel Management at a Porto's famous hotel and tourism school. I attended the course with distinction and did two internships.

When I started my professional life I wanted to travel to other countries so I went to London for one year. I came back to Portugal and had the opportunity to work as assistant manager in a hotel in Central Portugal and from then on I never stopped. My passion for wine starts in this small town, Elvas, where you can breathe and live everything related to wine. Also, Port wine is rooted in my family - every Christmas and Easter, my father would open a bottle of the best Port wine he had in his personal wine cellar, and since very young age I would smell the wine and found it very funny the elders describing the aromas.

So now, here I am doing Wine Tours in the region of the Douro Valley. And I am the type of guide that for as many times that he makes the trip to the Douro, he never loses the smile when seeing those wonders again and again. So let me show this little piece of Heaven on Earth.

Credentials

Hotel Management Graduate at Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Porto

Restrictions

I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences for all my customers.

Guide Requirements for Portugal

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Tours by Miguel C.

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Standard Private Tour - Full Day Douro,...

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Douro Valley Wine Tour - Exclusive Wine Tasting

339 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

10 hours

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Superior Private Tour - Full Day Douro,...

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Douro Valley Wine Tour - Exclusive Wine Tasting

352 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

10 hours

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Premium Private Tour - Full Day Douro,...

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Douro Valley Wine Tour - Exclusive Wine Tasting

364 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

10 hours

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