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Filomena Bras

I'm a passionate about my culture and its culture, and my aim is to help all those wishing to visit my country, making their travel dreams come true, helping them experiencing the best of my country’s culture.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Portugal from north to south as well as the islands (Madeira and Azores islands).
Cultural and Historical trips. Food and wine experiences."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Once I read a poem by Fernando Pessoa, one of the greatest Portuguese poets, who influenced my way of traveling.

He wrote: “After all, the best way to travel is to feel. To feel everything in every way”.

Was always with this inspiration that I planned my personal trips. Always with the desire to go further, to discover and experience the genuine aspects of each place.

For me, traveling had become a real passion.

So I started sharing the same passion with other travelers. Mixing my love for traveling and the passion for my country, I started creating personalized itineraries, designed to satisfy each one’s taste, with the mission of making each trip an unique experience.

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Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The best trips are when you meet with locals, and let yourself emerge trying the local food and talking about the daily life. "

Filomena is part of the following groups: the Azores Travel Agents, Portugal Travel Agents
Blue skies over Évora's medieval cathedral
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