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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 Portugal and Spain. The fair weather is holding almost all year round, so it's always a great plan to come here. In collaboration with locals, we help to build your own unforgettable story by connecting you with an authentic Portuguese and Spain 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."

Karina is part of the following groups: Spain Travel Agents, Portugal Travel Agents
Ponta da Piedade
Portugal: Lisbon City & Lagos Coast - 5 Days

Discover Portugal's dynamic capital and explore the country's sunny south on this trip plan, which takes you from Lisbon to Lagos in the Western Algarve. Soak up the sun, take delicious and authentic cuisine, and lose yourself either wandering through historic streets or eating through the waves. If you're passionate about beautiful beaches and capturing stunning landscapes, this itinerary is for you!

Lagos, Portugal
7 Days in Portugal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With a week in Portugal, you can see the highlights of Lisbon and Porto, or enjoy a deeper exploration of a specific region like the Algarve. You can also let your interests inform your trip: History buffs can enjoy private guided tours of palaces and pilgrimage sites, foodies can taste Douro Valley wines and take hands-on culinary workshops, and active travelers can enjoy day hikes to cliffs, forests, gardens, and mansions. Read on to get inspired by these unique trip plans for every type of traveler.

Douro Valley, Portugal
Portugal: The North & Douro Region - 5 Days

Discover the unparalleled beauty and charm of Portugal's North and Douro region on this beautiful five-day itinerary. You'll start in iconic Porto, where you'll taste your way through the city and learn about its history, culture, and landmarks. Then you'll hit the road for the Douro Valley, which is perhaps the most beautiful wine region in all of Europe. Taste local Ports, learn about the olive oil pressing process, or glide along the Douro River on a relaxing boat ride. You'll end your trip with stops in gorgeous Braga and Viana do Castelo, a charming town with access to fantastic beaches.  

Foz, Porto's Old Town
How Many Days Should You Spend in Portugal?

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.

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.

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!