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Tiago Filipe

I've always traveled extensively with my family and from a very early age developed a strong taste for it. Portuguese were once sailors and discoverers and I like to think of myself as one too: a discoverer of people, food, landscapes, cultures and, very often, new friends. This is what I like to experience as a travel, and it is exactly what I try to convey to people traveling with me!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"The whole of Portugal in terms of places and cultural, gastronomic and outdoors activities (where surf plays an important role!)"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I studied in the UK in the year 2000 and got to know a great number of people from different nationalities. Many of them came to visit me in Portugal and I started showing them around for fun. This "hobby" grew in me and I started getting an immense pleasure from it until it became a very serious thing!!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Vietnam and Cambodia 2010. Me and my cousin went to attend a traditional Vietnamese wedding where I was the best man of a big friend of mine and got to visit both countries by buses, motorbikes and tuk-tuk some times self-guided some times taking advantage of the local friends expertise! 3 amazing weeks!!"

Tiago is part of the following groups: Portugal Travel Agents, the Azores Travel Agents
Moorish Castle in Sintra
Portugal's Jewish Heritage - 10 Days

This 10-day tour guides you through Portugal's Jewish heritage, starting in quintessential villages like Marvão and Castelo de Vide, as well as the hillside medieval towns of Monsanto, and Sortelha. Explore the historic sites of Évora and Belmonte, then make your way to the Douro Valley for a wine tasting and a river cruise. End your trip with walking tours in the cities of Porto and Lisbon, plus a visit to the Pena Palace in Sintra and the Portuguese Riviera.

Marinha Beach in Portimão
Best of Portugal, from Porto to Algarve - 8 Days

This tour mixes Portugal's vibrant cities with the incredible natural scenery of the Algarve region, starting with guided tours of Porto and Lisbon's hilly and historic neighborhoods. Enjoy a day trip to the Douro Valley for a tasting of the region's wine and port varietals, then head south to Algarve to explore its water sports, preserved coastal parks, and endless coastline filled with sandy beaches and rock formations. Spend hours relaxing on the beach, hiking along the coast, or meandering the historic fishing villages, all before watching dramatic sunsets and experiencing the area's exceptional nightlife.

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!

Ponta do Poiso waterfall on the north coast of the Madeira, Portugal
14 Days in Portugal - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

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.