I'm Paulo, an Official National Tour Guide in Portugal and have residence in the Lisbon and Algarve areas with special interest in History of the arts, history, botany, ethnology, geography, geology, economy, gastronomy, wines and photography and beeing a native portuguese, I am very happy to unveal the old history of Portugal as well as the unspoilt Landscapes, the Castles, old well preserved villages, the nature, the world-heritage monuments and traditions of the country to our visitors.
The private tours I offer to Lisbon, Sintra, Évora, Fátima, Óbidos, a. o. were planned to show you also the less known side of Portugal and it's people and use my almost 30 years of experience as a tour guide to your benefit.
Multi day tours in Portugal can also be organized.
Regarding my tours, if you see a trip that you might like but it is not entirely to your taste you can contact me and we can work together to create the perfect program for you.
I also customize tours according to your wishes.
We can also include other cities and places than the ones that are part of the itinerary.
All transport based tours I offer have me as your certified driver/guide. There is also the possibility to hire a separate driver in case you wish it.
All transport based tours are covered by:
●Civil responsability insurance
●Personal accidents insurance
●Total insurance of the van
I enjoy working with and for people and my challenge is making our visitors live an experience!
After all YOUR visit to my country should be memorable and how you see Portugal matters.
Kind regards from Portugal.
A Recent Review of this guide
If we could give this tour 10 stars, we would. Just an excellent day seeing the Palace of Queluz and the Mafra Palace. And we would give Paulo a 50 star rating for his knowledge of the two sites and an overview of the history of Portugal. You can certainly see the most popular sites in and around Lisbon and wait in long lines, but consider seeing Queluz and Mafra and you will see two stunning palaces and have the entire place almost to yourself. No crowds or difficulty finding a place to park!
William von Rohr
Licensed guide/driver guide, national certification in 1988 (License nº 12/3992/167) by the Ministry of Qualification and Employment.
Degree/Diploma in History of Portugal, History of the Arts, Anthropology, History of Portuguese Culture, Geography, Gastronomy & Wines by the Tourism School of Algarve.
Quality Diploma by Dr. TIGGES/GEBECO, Travel Agencies of Germany.
Licensed company with all insurances required and registered at the national tourism board.
Insider knowledge, feeling for the country and our training as official guides in Portugal are the ingredients for successful experiences.
My 4 year long training is very complete: history of the arts, history, botany, landscape and people, geography, geology, economy, gastronomy and wines, etc.
No restrictions. I am allowed to do guide you inside all monuments all over Portugal.
(In Portugal not all driver/guides guide you inside monuments)
Licensed company with all insurances required, registered at the national tourism board .