Gonçalo is an admirer of the Portuguese natural and cultural heritage, both involved in the richness of its impressive history.
He has always been, especially when traveling to the north of Portugal with his parents to spend holidays in the beautiful Minho region, near Spain.
On the way, Gonçalo was used to stop in some interesting and quaint cities and villages, places with natural beauty, history and culture. But what makes it even more special is the way other people are enhanced to share this passion and these experiences. Communication is the key.
With a graduation in Tourism Information and a postgraduate in events management, Gonçalo has worked as a tour guide, being able to communicate with different people, with different personalities and interests.
Now, working as a Travel Consultant, Gonçalo can share his passion for Portugal and its amazing capacity to receive people from all over the world.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Portugal and Tourism (as a tour guide and travel agent)."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Travelling to Northern Portugal, since my childhood, to visit my family, and the fact that my mother is licensed in history and speaks different languages , had a deep impact in my career choices and interests."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"First roadtrip around Portugal, stopping in quaint little villages along the way, experiencing what Portugal has to offer out of the big cities."
Featured trips & expertise
Spend ten days exploring all Portugal has to offer with these unique itineraries. If it’s your first time in the country, visit Lisbon, Porto, and the Western Algarve’s beaches. You can take a more relaxed approach to the country’s highlights or choose to add in a number of charming towns and sights as you work your way down the coast. Or, choose one specific area—like the Douro Valley—to see the country through the lens of regional culture, food, and wine.
Experience the beauty, depth, and romanticism of Portugal, in this 14-day road trip that will show you the variety of the Portuguese landscape, from the city to villages and beaches. You'll experience the art and culture of Lisbon, see the fairytale village of Sintra, sip wine in Porto, and explore the wonders of Évora.
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Experience three of Portugal's most iconic destinations on this 10-day trip starting in Lisbon where you'll tour ancient ruins, cobbled streets, and a UNESCO-listed village in the forested hills. Next, head north to Porto—famous for wine production and colorful architecture along the Douro River. The hardest decisions fall at the end where you can choose between spectacular beaches and white-washed villages in the Algarve.
This adventure is the perfect introduction to Portugal for first-timers. Over the course of a week, you'll explore Lisbon's exciting food and culture scene, take scenic day-trips to historic villages, and walk through Porto's UNESCO-listed city center. Finish in the oldest wine region in the world before returning to Lisbon by way of the country's medieval capital: Coimbre.
This weeklong adventure combines Portugal's two biggest and most captivating cities for a cultural trip like no other. With a mix of excursions and free time, you'll start off exploring Porto's iconic food scene, cobblestone streets, and nearby Douro Valley (home of Port production). From here, spend three nights in the historic capital complete with a day-trip to Sintra—a fairytale town tucked away in forested mountains.