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Karina Samokhina

Algarve is my love from the first sight! Every day I'm learning more about its captivating history, unique culture, delicious food and magnificent nature. Travelling help us to expand our boundaries, change our mind, full our life with emotions and feel who you really are.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in tailor-made trips in the Algarve, the southern region in Portugal. The fair weather is holding all year round, so it's always a great plan to visit the welcoming Algarve. In collaboration with locals, we help to build your own unforgettable story by connecting you with an authentic Portuguese experience."

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was little, we used to travel with my family and our friends every summer. Until now I'm passionate about visiting new countries. It is so exciting to compare different culture, history, languages, traditions and food. My friends call me "Tourist" and I like it!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget my first trip to the Bavarian Alps when I set my heart on visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle. I saw it from our guest house and decided to go there on my own. What was my surprise when my walk through the small villages took 2 hours! Nevertheless, it was the best time in the fairy mountains and every time I proudly share this story."

Featured trips & expertise

Portugal in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More
Portugal in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

Don't let the odd drop of rain dampen your visit to Portugal in November. With the right clothes and attitude, this can be a fantastic time to explore the cities, rural interior and coast without the crowds — and the sun shines more often than you might expect. You're going to love the peace, authentic vibe and rock-bottom prices as autumn begins to usher in winter.

Beach paths along the Algarve's southern coast
Lisbon & the Algarve - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary covers Portugal's biggest metropolis and its southern coast for a city-beach combo that's hard to beat. Kick off in Europe's hottest capital—Lisbon—for a guided introduction to the 'City of Seven Hills', including nearby highlights like Sintra and Cascais. Then, take the train south for several days of glorious beach-hopping while based in a charming old city surrounded by stone walls: Lagos.

A bougainvillea-lined walkway in the Algarve
Lisbon & the Algarve - 10 Days

This 10-day trip splits time between Portugal's exciting capital and its southern coast while moving at a relaxed pace. Kick off the adventure in up-and-coming Lisbon for a guided introduction to the 'City of Seven Hills', including nearby highlights like Sintra and Cascais. Then, choose your own day-trip before taking the train to Lagos for several days of golden beaches and picturesque villages in the Algarve.

Camilo Beach in Lagos
Lisbon, Porto & the Algarve - 10 Days

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.

Recent trip reviews for Karina

Girls trip to portugal · Portugal - Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2019

Traveler: Simran V. - Local specialist: Karina Samokhina

Thanks to KimKim I was able to arrange a bachelorette for 17 people within a month. It would not have been possible without the help, patience and cooperation of Karina (our local specialist). The tour was a perfect combination of planned moments and unplanned. It went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you so much!