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Rui M.

Marteleira, Lisboa, Portugal

People tell me that I am a friendly and communicative person, always ready to help.

I was born and raised in two of the most beautiful places in Portugal. I was born in Lisbon and grew up at Sant' Ana Hill, in the heart of the city. By the hand of my grandfather, I discovered Lisbon secrets.
Later, I explored and lived on the west coast (north from Lisbon), searching for the best surf spots and pure nature. We call it "Região Oeste", the West Region.
My love for sharing my country with travelers led me to study tourism in the university (tour guiding & tourism marketing), for which I deeply studied Portugal and the best way to promote it.
Later, a post-graduate degree in adventure tourism gave me better tools to explore and share my country's secrets.
Since then, I enthusiastically welcome travelers from the whole world, with whom I share the authentic Portugal.
I am now a family man. I have 2 kids and being a parent is the biggest and best adventure of my life.
On my "tours" I show you all my love to Portugal. I want to be your best your host, on a relaxed, honest and informal way, avoiding boring speeches and providing funny moments. I don't have a fixed routine. I try to understand your interests and needs and we go with the flow. I hope that my local knowledge will help you experiencing the genuine and authentic Portugal.

Credentials

ISLA Campus Lisboa - Bachelors Degree in Tourist Guide and Agent / 1995 - 1998
ISAI - Graduation in Tourism Marketing and Management / 1999 - 2000​
University of Hospitality and Tourism of Estoril - Post - Graduation on Adventure Tourism Management / 2003 - 2004

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Private tour guide Rui

Mystic & Romantic Sintra

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History, Hiking, Mysticism, Pastries and Fun, all mixed in a magic,...

397 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Wine, Fish & Óbidos

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Discover the genuine Portugal and visit Óbidos

374 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Medieval Évora & Olive Oil

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Explore a medieval Unesco site and visit an olive oil local producer.

444 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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