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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
Marinha Beach in the Algarve
Portugal Road Trip: Porto, Lisbon & the Algarve - 13 Days

Hit all the Portuguese essentials on this 13-day road trip. You'll start by driving to colorful Porto and the Douro Valley. Here, your adventures will be centered on wine and history. Make your way south to Lisbon for private walking tours of the capital and day trips to the country's most famous castles. Finally, spend some days in the untamed Algarve region, known for its unmatched beaches and seaside rock formations.

Beach in Albufeira
Portugal Road Trip: Porto, Lisbon & the Algarve - 15 Days

Road trip through some of the most beautiful places in Portugal on this exciting 15-day tour. As soon as you land in Lisbon, drive north to gorgeous Porto and the Douro Valley. Spend multiple days enjoying wine and taking in riverside views. Then, go back to the capital for guided tours and side trips to castles and beaches. Finish in the wild Algarve, whose coastline is flanked by tall sea cliffs and impressive caves.

Blue skies over Évora's medieval cathedral
Historic Portugal: Évora, Coimbra, Douro Valley, Porto & Lisbon - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary takes you on an epic journey through Portugal's cultural highlights and compelling history. Check off the major cities and iconic sites while seeking out a bounty of lesser-visited gems in between. Climb the towering, tiled staircase of Lamego, cruise down the Douro River in a traditional rabelo boat, cross the legendary bridge of Amarante, sip fortified wine in the riverside cellars of Porto, and gaze out over Lisbon's colorful rooftops from the medieval Castelo de S. Jorge.

Colorful houses in Porto's Ribeira district
Discover Portugal & Southern Spain: Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Évora & Seville - 12 Days

This 12-day Iberian adventure checks off the highlights of Portugal then hops over the border for an interlude in southern Spain. Explore Porto's lively riverside Ribeira district, sip local wines in the Douro Valley, and lose yourself in the beauty of live fado music in Lisbon. After heading across the Alentejo plains to Évora, turn south for food tours and flamenco in the sunbaked streets of Seville.

Belém Tower standing tall
Laid-Back Portugal: Lisbon, Porto & More - 12 Days

Get to know Portugal at a relaxed pace on this 12-day itinerary that lets you explore Lisbon and Porto in-depth. Begin in the capital, where you'll uncover the ancient city's history and heart, then visit surrounding areas like Sintra, Évora, and Batalha on guided day trips. Next, catch a train to Porto to immerse yourself in the splendors of the north—wandering the colorful streets of the Ribeira district, taking a river cruise in a traditional boat, and spending a day in the rolling wine country of the Douro Valley.

Coimbra Riverfront at Night
Portugal's Jewish Heritage - 15 Days

This 2-week trip takes you through Portugal, revealing its Jewish heritage with visits to synagogues, museums, monuments, and old Jewish quarters in towns like Belmonte, Monsanto, Sortelha, and Castelo de Vide. You'll enjoy guided tours of cities like Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra, and Évora, as well as Sintra with its National Palace of Pena and the Portuguese Riviera. Relax along the Douro River with a wine tasting and river cruise, plus explore the castle in Amarante, the monasteries in Batalha and Alcobaça, and the Amoreira Aqueduct in the walled city of Elvas.