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
Two weeks in Portugal gives you ample time to enjoy the highlights at a relaxed pace. Spend time in both Lisbon and Porto — complete with private guided tours and gorgeous day trips — while also adding time further afield, on the beaches of the Algarve or on an island like São Miguel in the Azores. Take a road trip, explore the Douro Valley, or tour the broader Iberian Peninsula by combining Portugal with neighboring Spain in one vacation. Read on for more unique itineraries.
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.
Portugal’s compact size means you can pack a lot into a short trip—a few days allows for exploration of Lisbon and Porto, along with a few excursions beyond city limits. With a week, enjoy a more comprehensive route, detouring to the coast and countryside. Those with two weeks can plan a full north-to-south trip, and maybe even tack on a visit to Portugal's lesser-explored islands or neighboring Spain.
Spring has finally sprung, the countryside is blooming, there’s lots of sunshine between the showers, and Easter is on the way, making April one of most enticing Months to visit Portugal. Avoid the school holidays and you can still bag a good deal (and beat the crowds).
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.