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Paulo C.

Pinhal Novo, Lisbon, Pinhal Novo, Portugal

Dear visitor, welcome to Lisbon or Algarve in Portugal.

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

Amazing! We had such an incredible tour of Evora. Paulo was energetic, passionate, extremely knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time immensely. He was excited to show us Evora and his enthusiasm was contagious! Our boys are teenagers and they were enthralled by his descriptions and stories. He is genuine and kind. He hurt his knee earlier that morning helping someone but still showed up, lucky for us! We wish he could come with us through Portugal. Lovely time and highly highly recommend!
Julie Seaborn

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Credentials

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 as RNAAT 457/2015.

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.

Restrictions

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 as RNAAT 457/2015.

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Tours by Paulo C.

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Fátima - Private Tour - 6hrs

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults + driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

385 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Lisbon for layovers, Private Tour - 6hrs.

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults + driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

373 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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Lisbon's Best Sites-Private Tour-4hrs

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults+ driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

302 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Tomar, Convent of the Knights Templar,...

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults+ driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

433 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Historical Central Portugal Private Tour,...

Historical Villages and World Heritage Sites-Centuries of history and,...

1863 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 days

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Obidos/Peniche/Baleal/Mafra Private Tour-8hrs

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults+ driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

391 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Fátima, Nazaré, Batalha and Óbidos Private,...

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults+ driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

433 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

10 hours

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Évora-World Heritage & Estremoz Private,...

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults+ driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

433 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Évora walking tour

The secrets of this world heritage site with your local private guide.

216 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Queluz, Mafra, Azenhas do Mar, Cabo da,...

●8 seater minivan for 4 adults+ driver/guide. This tour is also available,...

385 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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The Ancient Jewish Heritage of Portugal

 unrated

●Never forgotten...Historical Villages and World Heritage Sites-Centuries,...

1630 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

3 days

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Mafra Convent-300 years celebration,,...

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●Escape the big tourist crowds and discover some of the most well kept,...

385 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Lagos and Sagres

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●Private tour to discover the western algarve. History and nature.

379 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Faro-Olhão-Santa Luzia-Tavira

●Private tour through history, old villages and the natural park Ria,...

415 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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