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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
Winding road through the Douro Valley
Self-Drive Portugal & Santiago de Compostela - 11 Days

Hit the road in postcard-perfect Portugal on this 11-day itinerary that explores the rich history, curious culture, and delicious food and wine of the country's northern half. Start in the colorful capital Lisbon and weave your own pilgrimage north to Spain's Santiago de Compostela, before heading south again. Beyond ticking off the big cities of Lisbon and Porto, you'll soak up the history of Coimbra, Guimarães, Braga, Évora, and Tomar, and taste the country's famous port wine at the source.

Ponta da Piedade near Lagos
Portugal Castles, Beaches & Vineyards: Lisbon to the Algarve - 15 Days

Discover all four corners of Portugal in this epic 15-day road trip. Start in Lisbon, where the sounds of live fado music will lead you on a drive north to Porto and the wine country of the Douro Valley. Turn south and stop in historic towns like the Knights Templar-built Tomar and ancient Roman Évora on your way to coastal Lagos, where you'll beach-hop under the spectacular cliffs of the Algarve.

Sete Cidades in São Miguel Island
Island Hopping in the Azores: São Miguel, Faial, Pico & Terceira - 15 Days

Explore the volcanic landscapes of the Azores on this 15-day self-driving tour that highlights four of the Portuguese archipelago's islands. Start in São Miguel, where you'll kayak across crater lakes and try stew made with geothermal heat. Then, hop between Faial, Pico, and Terceira to hike dormant volcanoes, explore deep magma chambers, and swim in natural pools made of solidified lava.

View of Câmara de Lobos in southeast Madeira
Self-Drive Adventure in Madeira - 8 Days

This relaxed road trip introduces you to the Portuguese island of Madeira, whose volcanic landscapes and natural beauty make it a popular getaway from the mainland. Discover the charming Old Town and botanical gardens of its capital Funchal. Hike between Madeira's two highest peaks of Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, then decompress by taking a ferry to the island of Porto Santo—beaches renowned for their healing properties.

Views over Odeceixe Beach near Aljezur
Self-Drive Southern Portugal: Lisbon, Alcácer do Sal, Aljezur & Lagos - 6 Days

Explore southwestern Portugal's stunning scenery on this six-day road trip from Lisbon to Lagos at your own pace. Set out from the capital to wind your way south through a land of sweeping beaches, whitewashed towns, and unspoiled countryside. Along the way, you'll stand at the edge of mainland Europe at Cabo da Roca, cross the Sado Estuary by ferry, and explore the wild beauty of Costa Vicentina National Park.

Sunset over the coastline of Terceira
Self-Drive Azores Adventure: São Miguel & Terceira - 8 Days

The volcanic landscape of the Azores archipelago is a nature lover's paradise. Begin on São Miguel, which is a hot spot of geothermal activity. Dip in thermal springs, kayak across a lagoon, and eat stew cooked from the heat of rocks before flying to the smaller but equally lush island of Terceira nearby. Marvel at Terceira's brightly colored buildings, relax on its epic lava formations, and get lost in the fog of its ancient laurel forest.

Recent trip reviews for Tiago

Beautiful Portugal
Portugal | Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2022

Robin
Robin A.
Cloverly, MD | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Tiago incorporated all the places we wanted to see and arranged tours to do all the things we we asked for. All the hotels were wonderful. The port tasting and food tours were great with the best one in being in Lisbon, but the cork farm was a highlight for me. Nothing would have been as seamless, if we didn’t have Diogo taking us all over Portugal and explaining the culture. As a bonus he took us to a bar to see a soccer game. He shared all the history of his beloved country and knew... read more

Tiago incorporated all the places we wanted to see and arranged tours to do all the things we we asked for. All the hotels were wonderful. The port tasting and food tours were great with the best one in being in Lisbon, but the cork farm was a highlight for me. Nothing would have been as seamless, if we didn’t have Diogo taking us all over Portugal and explaining the culture. As a bonus he took us to a bar to see a soccer game. He shared all the history of his beloved country and knew every building, statue, river, bridge etc. Diogo enhanced the whole experience.

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto
The Vintage House - Douro
Pinhão, Douro

Beautiful setting and view. Nice restaurant.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Beautiful view of the Douro river and vinyards.
Thomar Boutique Hotel
Tomar

The location ended up being good. We had a nice walk to the soccer bar from the hotel and also to another location the next day. They were very welcoming at check in with port.

Location
Staff
Cascade Wellness
Lagos

Beautiful hotel and setting. The nicest room.

Location
Staff
Hotel Britania
Lisboa

The art deco features were authentic and well done but the toilets and shower could be updated.

Authenticity & Character
Location
They were doing a big renovation across the street which was very noisy. There was so much traffic in that area it was hard to drive in and out. It was close enough to walk places but it was a long walk.
Staff
All the front desk people were very helpful
Hotel Hospes Puerta de Alcalá
Madrid

Good location and helpful staff. Sweet treats were delivered to the room every afternoon.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Activity Reviews
Culinary Tour of Porto
Porto

It was just ok. Nothing special. The food market was nice.

Food
Port Wine Cellars & Tasting Experience
Porto

The history was informative. The port was delicious.

Wine Estate Visit in the Douro Valley
Portugal

Not worth it. Repeat of the same info.

Cork farm visit
Portugal

Loved the enthusiasm of our guide. She explained in great detail how the farm worked and all the extra things that were done in addition to the details of cork harvesting and the many ways cork can be used.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lisbon Market, Food and Cultural Walk (morning)
Lisbon

Excellent food in welcoming places

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lisbon - half day guided visit
Lisbon

Good overview of Lisbon. Loved seeing the old town and Jewish section, Belem, the Coach museum. Diogo took us to all the mentioned places plus the overlook of the whole multi colored buildings and river.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Diogo is the best!
Transport
Enjoy Dinner with Live Fado Music
Lisbon

The fado was well done but no explanation. The food was terrible.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Dear Robin,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and that Diogo helped to make it more special. I'll definitely let him know about it!

Please send my regards to the whole group!

Best,

Tiago

This was our first experience with a custom t...
Portugal | Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2022

Lynn
Lynn T.
North Bethesda, MD | Reviewed on Nov 04, 2022

This was our first experience with a custom tour. Usually, we do all the planning ourselves or have relied on a small group tour provider. The plan Tiago put together was well organized logistically, incorporating our specific asks. Hotels were well chosen, in some cases exceeding our expectations. It was our driver/tour guide Diogo that made our trip so fabulous.
Since this was our first time in Portugal, we wanted to get a full sense of the country (as much as possible) in 12 days. ... read more

This was our first experience with a custom tour. Usually, we do all the planning ourselves or have relied on a small group tour provider. The plan Tiago put together was well organized logistically, incorporating our specific asks. Hotels were well chosen, in some cases exceeding our expectations. It was our driver/tour guide Diogo that made our trip so fabulous.
Since this was our first time in Portugal, we wanted to get a full sense of the country (as much as possible) in 12 days.
We started in Porto with a Port tasting and excellent food tour. With Diogo as a our driver and guide, we headed to the beautiful Douro Valley for a vineyard tour, staying at an iconic hotel. On following days we visited Obidos for Jinja, Coimbra ostensibly to see the library, which turned out to be a delightful town. As we pulled into Tomar, I had my doubts. Diogo hooked us up at a local bar where we had a great time with the local football fans watching Benfica beat Porto.
Over 3 days in the Algarve we hiked the cliffs, took a boat tour of the caves, went to surfer beaches and ate fresh caught fish along the beach before heading for 4 nights in Lisbon. As part of our excursion to Evora, Tiago arranged for us to tour a cork oak farm which was particularly interesting. We saw all the must-see spots in and around Lisbon - the Pena Palace, a Fado show, the Coach Museum . . .
Having Diogo as driver took the pressure off our group of four- we could easily enjoy the local beverages and take in the views. Plus we got to see/experience things I don't know we would have without him. His knowledge and obvious pride in his country was evident at all the cultural sites and while driving across the country.
Bottom line: we had a great trip!
Tiago provided us with a custom roadbook with local info and suggestions. It would have been nice to receive that info more than 3 days before departure.

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto

Pousada Porto-Rua das Flores was very comfortable. Rooms were small but nicely appointed - every bit of space was well utilized. Hotel was well located which made it easy to walk all over the city. The reception staff when we were there let us down a couple times - they were distracted, and made careless restaurant suggestions. Which is a strong reason to get friendly with locals and other travelers.

Authenticity & Character
Location
comfortable, well designed , albeit small rooms
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Hospes Puerta de Alcalá
Madrid

Great room, candy delivered to the room twice daily. Well located. Excellent staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Culinary Tour of Porto
Porto

Tour guides were enthusiastic, had lots of local community knowledge. Wide ranging selection of foods. Arrive hungry.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cork farm visit
Portugal

This is a small vineyard with cork oaks. Our guide explained the interconnectivity between grapes, cork oaks and Iberian pigs.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lisbon Market, Food and Cultural Walk (morning)
Lisbon

Food tours in Porto and Lisbon were two of the best we have anywhere - and we do alot of food tours. Great variety of foods and places. Heck, this tour started with the best chocolate cake in the world!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Dear Lynn,

Thank you for your kind words and for your comprehensive review!! Truly appreciated!!!

I'll let Diogo know about it!!!

I hope that you carry fond memories of Portugal with you!

I'm only sad because you seemed to have become Benfica's fans which are my team's big rivals, but I'll get over it! :D

All the best!!

Tiago

Tiago Made it All Happen!
Portugal | Oct 13 - Oct 23, 2022

Carmen
Carmen S.
Keller, TX | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Tiago was an excellent planner who really took the time to understand what we were looking for. No detail was too small for him and he even made a personal apperance at the airport and picked us up, which was a nice touch after corresponding for months over email and phone. His responsiveness was fantastic (before, during, and even after the trip), his suggestions spot on, and his guidance was extremely helpful.

Also to be praised are Diogo (our tour guide in Lisbon) and Paula (our guide... read more

Tiago was an excellent planner who really took the time to understand what we were looking for. No detail was too small for him and he even made a personal apperance at the airport and picked us up, which was a nice touch after corresponding for months over email and phone. His responsiveness was fantastic (before, during, and even after the trip), his suggestions spot on, and his guidance was extremely helpful.

Also to be praised are Diogo (our tour guide in Lisbon) and Paula (our guide in Porto). Both were friendly, patient, professional, knowledagble, and fun to be around. We thoroughly enjoyed their company, all of Portugal, and all of its lovely people (almost all of whom speak some English).

We drove over 700 miles in 10 days and it never seemed tedious or boring. Love the Douro Valley and Porto; Nazaré ansd Obidos are small towns not to be missed. Just surprise yourself sometimes; Portugal is cool everywhere. Wasn't too crazy about the Fado dinner in Lisbon, but 1 event of 50 is a negligible and to be expected on any vacation.

Thanks Tiago; you rock!!!

Hotel Reviews
Memmo Príncipe Real
Lisboa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sintra Boutique Hotel
Sintra
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
MouraSuites Hotel
Largo da Porta de Moura, 7000-647 Évora, Portugal
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Quinta de la Rosa
Pinhão
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pestana Porto - A Brasileira
Porto
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Olissippo Oriente
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Lisbon - half day guided visit
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour & Tasting at a Port Winery
Porto
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Enjoy Dinner with Live Fado Music
Lisbon

The host at the restaurant was pretty rude, claiming that we were late when we weren't/ The food, while authentic, was not too good and not generous. I think for $90 one could do much better.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore Porto (Half-Day Guided Walking Tour)
Porto
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Hi Arturo, Michelle,

Thank you very much for your kind words!! I'm truly glad you enjoyed your trip!!

And above all, I'm very happy to understand that you liked the country in general!!!

All the best!!

Tiago

12 Fantastic Days in Portugal
Portugal | Sep 20 - Oct 1, 2022

G
Gary M.
Lufkin, TX | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

I would like to thank Tiago for preparing a amazing road book, there was a lot to see and do but that is exactly what I asked for in my early conversation with Tiago.
Highlights of the trip:
Two fantastic days with Joel guiding us around Lisbon and Sintra and picking incredible lunch restaurants - thank you Joel he was very helpful introducing us to Portugal

Staying at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, great small hotel and vineyards- amazing views and a great diner

Porto- great... read more

I would like to thank Tiago for preparing a amazing road book, there was a lot to see and do but that is exactly what I asked for in my early conversation with Tiago.
Highlights of the trip:
Two fantastic days with Joel guiding us around Lisbon and Sintra and picking incredible lunch restaurants - thank you Joel he was very helpful introducing us to Portugal

Staying at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley, great small hotel and vineyards- amazing views and a great diner

Porto- great Hotel, Mercure Porto Centro, wonderful location and a very informative 1/2 day walking tour with Debora, she did a great job showing us the city

Probably one of the major highlights of the trip was spending the afternoon at Herdade de Coelheiros, near Evora,touring the cork farm, vineyards, olive trees and walnut orchard , this is a amazing 800 hectares of working farm. We toured the entire property by jeep with a wine tasting afterwards. This place is not to be missed!

Lagos - a very good half day catamaran tour along the coastal cliffs and caves- this was another wonderful day with Discovery Tours.

In general the trip was fantastic due Portugal being such a clean beautiful country with very happy and helpful people. In most cases everyone I met were always happy to help, direct, guide, suggest and always willing to make our stay enjoyable- the people are wonderful! The food was always well prepared and delicious either in a fancy restaurant or a small bar. This was the best seafood I have ever eaten. Tiago had some great recommendations for dining- thank you!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Dear Gary,

Thank you so very much for your very comprehensive feedback and for your very kind words.

I'm truly happy that you enjoyed your trip, and although we didn't get to meet in person, Joel spoke very highly of you!!!

All the best and please stay in touch!!

Tiago

It was wonderful days in portugal. All the a...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

A
anoop c.
India | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

It was wonderful days in portugal. All the activities and itineries was well covered. Tiago was like our friend who came with us all the occasions and become part of our team. He took photos and videos in difficult situations like costering and kayaking etc.thanks to tiago and my lisbon holydays team for making our trip a most memmorable one. read more

It was wonderful days in portugal. All the activities and itineries was well covered. Tiago was like our friend who came with us all the occasions and become part of our team. He took photos and videos in difficult situations like costering and kayaking etc.thanks to tiago and my lisbon holydays team for making our trip a most memmorable one.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Dear Anoop,

Thank you so much for your words.

I've been receiving reviews and Whatsapp messages from the crew and I don't get tired of repeating how wonderful a group you are!!! It was a true pleasure spending time with you and I only hope that you guys stay like that for many more years!!

Best,

Tiago

Tiago is an exceptionally talented guide . H...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Sajjad
Sajjad S.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Tiago is an exceptionally talented guide . His knowledge, time management and one to one dealings worth appreciating. Coastering / biking etc were so much professional than expected. Skydive was amazing… we enjoyed the street walk and food. Would anytime recommend kim kim and tiago combination for any one to Portugal. Cheers. read more

Tiago is an exceptionally talented guide . His knowledge, time management and one to one dealings worth appreciating. Coastering / biking etc were so much professional than expected. Skydive was amazing… we enjoyed the street walk and food. Would anytime recommend kim kim and tiago combination for any one to Portugal. Cheers.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
BTT adventure
Portugal
Coastering
Portugal
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Tour trip
Portugal
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Dear Sajjad,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a few lines! More important than these is actually what you told me when we were together as I could understand that you all enjoyed the trip!

I truly hope that you guys stay together and cheerful for many, many years!!

All the best!!

Tiago

Overall it was a great experience with your t...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Shijin
Shijin P.
India | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Overall it was a great experience with your tour package. The extraordinary performance done by Mr Tiago was commentable. We used to roam around the world once ina year or two, Tiago was the best tour guide we ever had. Thank you Kimkim for such a nice package. read more

Overall it was a great experience with your tour package. The extraordinary performance done by Mr Tiago was commentable. We used to roam around the world once ina year or two, Tiago was the best tour guide we ever had. Thank you Kimkim for such a nice package.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Thank you Shijin . Or should I say, Shijin The Brave?!! ;)

You guys made the trip, not me, really!!

You are a wonderful group and I really hope that our paths cross sometime in the future again!!!

Best,

Tiago

Went back to my college days
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Abu
Abu M.
India | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

This is one of the best tours we had together, especially saneej and Tiago organising everything without much hurdles. So great that Tiago managed this big group. His hospitality was unconditional, also his patience and perseverance to make us know about protugal is beyond words. He always tried to balance thing so great that those who didn't participate also got good opportunity.

In short if someone say to make a mark of him of 10 being the biggest i would give 11 or more

Miss u Tiago... read more

This is one of the best tours we had together, especially saneej and Tiago organising everything without much hurdles. So great that Tiago managed this big group. His hospitality was unconditional, also his patience and perseverance to make us know about protugal is beyond words. He always tried to balance thing so great that those who didn't participate also got good opportunity.

In short if someone say to make a mark of him of 10 being the biggest i would give 11 or more

Miss u Tiago , will be in touch

Now I have a friend in protugal

Hotel Review
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira

Really good , comfortable stay and good food

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Dear Abu,

I almost got chicken skin from reading your words...

You are an amazingly kind person and part of an awesome group!!

I'll miss you too!!

And you're right, you do have a friend in Portugal!!!

All the best!!

Tiago

Tiago was amazing; one of the best guides eve...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

H
Harish N.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Tiago was amazing; one of the best guides ever. I would highly recommend him read more

Tiago was amazing; one of the best guides ever. I would highly recommend him

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
BTT adventure
Portugal
Coastering
Portugal
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Thank you Harish!!!

You're too kind! You really are, I'm not just saying this... You and your group are among the kindest and more educated people I've met!!!

I hope that you continue like this and always stay together. I even confess that felt a little jealous from seeing such a big group of people who are so strongly bound... It's not a usual thing I can tell you!!

All the best!

Tiago

Obrigado KImkim and Tiago We had had an amaz...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

ANEEB RAJ
ANEEB RAJ V.
India | Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

Obrigado KImkim and Tiago
We had had an amazing 8 days of our life in Portugal.
Our stay and travel was superb. Special mention to our guide moreover a brotherly figure to us Tiago Silva He really kept the flock together from the very start. They way he planned the tour, it’s itinerary spacing of activities with adequate time for rest and relaxation was commendable. His command in English was noteworthy. He really helped us personally at times when required and was so much close to... read more

Obrigado KImkim and Tiago
We had had an amazing 8 days of our life in Portugal.
Our stay and travel was superb. Special mention to our guide moreover a brotherly figure to us Tiago Silva He really kept the flock together from the very start. They way he planned the tour, it’s itinerary spacing of activities with adequate time for rest and relaxation was commendable. His command in English was noteworthy. He really helped us personally at times when required and was so much close to us. He really gave us the courage to do many of adventures. His selection of restaurants were superb to fell the real taste of local. Portuguese cuisine . Thanks Tiago and kimkim once again for the amazing experience and will always be fresh in my memory. Thanks and looking forward to meet you again.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Rooms where too small to accommodate our luggages
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Professionalism
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very helpful and
Transport
Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Really breathtaking
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Quality of Experience
Visit to caves was awesome
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Timing and heat were a Hindrance
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Hi Aneeb,

Thank you so much for your words!!

They truly mean a lot to me, although I already had the impression that you enjoyed the trip from what I spoke with you!

You are a wonderful group of people and I would really love to be able to see you again in the future! Maybe to watch a Sporting match when Cristiano Ronaldo joins the club again??!!

All the best!!

Tiago

A trip with adrenaline Rush
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Saneej
Saneej K.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

It was a marvelous trip. Well organised, relaxed and adventurous.
The activities were arranged in correct order to enjoy the most.
The accommodation and travel were smooth and safe.
The voice of restaurants for lunch was delicious and healthy.
Tiago, the tour agent was very polite, helpful, open minded and jovial. He was with us throughout the trip as a perfect guide.
Our 25th batch anniversary trip was made memorable and enjoyable.
The kimkim platform is really good for planning read more

It was a marvelous trip. Well organised, relaxed and adventurous.
The activities were arranged in correct order to enjoy the most.
The accommodation and travel were smooth and safe.
The voice of restaurants for lunch was delicious and healthy.
Tiago, the tour agent was very polite, helpful, open minded and jovial. He was with us throughout the trip as a perfect guide.
Our 25th batch anniversary trip was made memorable and enjoyable.
The kimkim platform is really good for planning

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora

Small less practical layout of rooms and bathrooms

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Not replacing the towels and linens unless specified
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon

Short walking tours planned mostly as downhill

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal

A good walk through the history

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal

Amazingly beautiful and very adventurous activity

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal

This was the most adventurous and fearful activity. Jumping off the cliff was very difficult

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal

Adrenaline Rush

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve

The pre planned trip would have been better with boating and kiaking

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dear Saneej,

Thank you so much for your review.

I already told all of you how much of a pleasure was to be able to share this trip with you so I'll not repeat myself!

I agree that after all the issues and doubts about all of you make it to Portugal we ended up having a great trip. You're a master of organization and I'm sure your friends will acknowledge that!!!!

Let's stay in touch!!!

Best,

Tiago

Fantastic 10/10
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Nikil S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Our Portugal trip guided by Tiago was one of my best life time travel experiences so far. Very well planned. But more importantly Tiago is a passionate and well read person who knew portugese history inside out. On top of it he was down to earth, jovial and and so patient with us.
It was never going to be easy to control a group of 20 boys on a college reunion but Kim Kim and Tiago pulled it off fantastically . read more

Our Portugal trip guided by Tiago was one of my best life time travel experiences so far. Very well planned. But more importantly Tiago is a passionate and well read person who knew portugese history inside out. On top of it he was down to earth, jovial and and so patient with us.
It was never going to be easy to control a group of 20 boys on a college reunion but Kim Kim and Tiago pulled it off fantastically .

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora

Excellent design and ambience

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Nikil,

So many thanks for your words. And thanks for your spirit throughout the trip!! You definitely contributed to the cheerfulness that reigned during this tour!!

I sincerely regret that I could not give you a big hug at the end! But I send you a virtual one now and a truly heartfelt too!!

All the best and a special note to you: Portugal and UK are less than a 3 hours flight away... Just saying!!! ;)

Tiago

Tiago- the perfect guide
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

rejith
rejith M.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Tiago was one one of the most amazing guides you could ask for. Inspite of having a large group (22) with diverse requests and tastes, Tiago ensured that each and everyone gets what they had ordered for. Be it kayaking, swimming or surfing. He would be with us more like a friend rather than a guide. People like Tiago makes trips more fun than you can imagine !!! Thanks read more

Tiago was one one of the most amazing guides you could ask for. Inspite of having a large group (22) with diverse requests and tastes, Tiago ensured that each and everyone gets what they had ordered for. Be it kayaking, swimming or surfing. He would be with us more like a friend rather than a guide. People like Tiago makes trips more fun than you can imagine !!! Thanks

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Thank you for your kind words Rejith!

You were such a wonderful group! I really could not have imagined that this would be such a pleasant tour!

Thanks fot being kind, calm, funny, educated and in general great human beings!

Your families and patients are happy people for sure!

All the best,

Tiago

Tiago was an amazing tour guide. 7 stars all ...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Shiras
Shiras T.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Tiago was an amazing tour guide. 7 stars all the way. Well planned. Amazing attention to detail.
Custom made itenary.
Support was excellent all the way through from start to finish.
Could have wished for a better guide and tour compmay!
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Tiago was an amazing tour guide. 7 stars all the way. Well planned. Amazing attention to detail.
Custom made itenary.
Support was excellent all the way through from start to finish.
Could have wished for a better guide and tour compmay!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Thank you Shiras!

You guys made the trip really! It was so nice meeting you. It truly was! It didn't feel like work at all and I only regret that I had to work in most evenings and could not be partying with you!

Please tell your daughters and wife that your Portuguese friend Tiago says they are very lucky!!!

All the best,

Tiago

Excellent tour guide,he went beyond being a t...
Portugal | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

Mishal
Mishal J.
India | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Excellent tour guide,he went beyond being a tour guide and became family. I had only to come to Portugal 🇵🇹 , see and enjoy and all the rest was Tiago

Regards
Dr Mishal Johny
India
mishal.j@outlook.com read more

Excellent tour guide,he went beyond being a tour guide and became family. I had only to come to Portugal 🇵🇹 , see and enjoy and all the rest was Tiago

Regards
Dr Mishal Johny
India
mishal.j@outlook.com

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Évora Olive Hotel
Evora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Albufeira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
BTT adventure
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Coastering
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Évora guided day trip
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skydive (Tandem)
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Algarve à la carte - Full day guided tour
Algarve
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sagres and the west Algarve guided tour
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Take a Surf Lesson
Portugal
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Mishal,

Thank you so much for your words!!!! Kind like you showed to be throughout the trip!

You guys are wonderful people and I only feel sorry for not having spent more time with you!

All the best,

Tiago

Good food recommendations. Interesting sites...
Portugal | Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2022

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Robert P.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Good food recommendations.
Interesting sites to see (Belem, Sintra, Cascais)
Our specialist, Tiago, was very responsive and helpful. He helped us avoid some tourist traps.
I would definitely use Kimkim again.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dear Robert,

Thank you very much for your feedback!

I'm happy that you and the family had a good time, and I hope it continues like this in Morocco!!!

All the best,

Tiago

PJ and PJ Portugal Visit
Portugal | Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2022

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Patrick J.
Morristown, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Tiago did an excellent job both planning our trip and helping us to navigate. He provided a comprehensive and well organized document, complete with links, that described our itinerary, recommended points of interest and gave useful information on accommodations. He also included other useful resources, such as advice on driving in Portugal.

Tiago was most responsive during our trip when we had questions. Prior to and during our trip, Tiago would promptly respond when we contacted him. He... read more

Tiago did an excellent job both planning our trip and helping us to navigate. He provided a comprehensive and well organized document, complete with links, that described our itinerary, recommended points of interest and gave useful information on accommodations. He also included other useful resources, such as advice on driving in Portugal.

Tiago was most responsive during our trip when we had questions. Prior to and during our trip, Tiago would promptly respond when we contacted him. He contacted us immediately I’ll arrival and greeted us at the airport. Prior to picking up our car rental, Tiago drove us to our hotel, showed us some sights along the way, and showed us where to lock up our rental car. He also picked us up the following evening to bring us to two of our planned events. When one of our events had to be rescheduled, he most effectively integrated it into our next day’s itinerary.

The trip that Tiago planned was excellent. Every accommodation he selected exceeded our expectations. Also, he recommended that we go off the beaten path and visit Évora. This city was a highlight of the trip.

We really enjoyed working with Tiago and would most defiant key recommend him to anyone visiting Portugal.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Thank you Patrick!!

I'm very happy that you enjoyed your trip!!

Also happy to understand that you liked Évora, I don't think that either you or Patty had told me about that, and maybe I also forgot to tell you that my father's family is from there, so it's a special place to me!!

Please stay in touch!!

Best,

Tiago

Fell in love with Portugal
Portugal | Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2022

Ashley
Ashley S.
Carson, CA | Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

I could not have planned nor created a better experience. Tiago knew exactly what we wanted and planned everything to a perfect T. He was extremely helpful and was easily accessible at any time. Airport pickup was easy, all our scheduled accommodations were quick and easy to access. Our guide Joel was awesome and knowledgeable with the history and any questions we had. It is tough to share a favorite experience because it was all fantastic! Tiago and Joel have become lifetime friends and... read more

I could not have planned nor created a better experience. Tiago knew exactly what we wanted and planned everything to a perfect T. He was extremely helpful and was easily accessible at any time. Airport pickup was easy, all our scheduled accommodations were quick and easy to access. Our guide Joel was awesome and knowledgeable with the history and any questions we had. It is tough to share a favorite experience because it was all fantastic! Tiago and Joel have become lifetime friends and Portugal is now a place close to our hearts. Joel took the time to cater every experience as our guide in the city to what we wanted and was easily adaptable to changes. Our next trip we will be seeking Joel and Tiago to discuss Futbol and Super Bock!! We will be back. Kim Kim is a great connection and I’m more than happy with this experience. Tiago we will be back and remember surfing in Malibu, oh yeah!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

Dear Ashley,

Thank you so much! Not for the review, but rather for being two great persons!!

I'm afraid I won't be of much help in the beer/Super Bock discussion, because I don't like beer. However on the football/soccer front it's a different subject. Like I said before the only thing that you need to bear in mind is that green (Sporting Lisbon) is good and red (Benfica) is bad. That easy!!!

Please send Andrew my regards and be aware that I'll come to Malibu to meet you and surf!!!

All the best,

Tiago

Friends trip to Portugal
Portugal | Jul 9 - Jul 17, 2022

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Falgun S.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

We did a friends trip to Portugal with 14ppl. We had an amazing time. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed it. Tiago was the best from planning our trip to making sure we had smooth and enjoyable experience in Portugal. He made sure on daily basis how our trip was going and if there were any adjustments even needed while we were there. There were some hiccups due to Mother Nature but Tiago informed us and help us plan alternate to our itinerary. Our driver Luis who was there majority of... read more

We did a friends trip to Portugal with 14ppl. We had an amazing time. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed it. Tiago was the best from planning our trip to making sure we had smooth and enjoyable experience in Portugal. He made sure on daily basis how our trip was going and if there were any adjustments even needed while we were there. There were some hiccups due to Mother Nature but Tiago informed us and help us plan alternate to our itinerary. Our driver Luis who was there majority of our trip was amazing and knowledgeable of the country. Dioego who gave us a day tour of Lisbon was very knowledgeable and helped us along the way with buying pastry and communicating with the locals. Can not stress enough how much we enjoyed our trip because we decided to use Kim Kim to plan our trip. I would recommend to anyone and will use their services in future.

Activity Reviews
Explore Porto (Half-Day Guided Walking Tour)
Porto

Beautiful city and our guide was really good

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Luis an amazing driver
Tour & Tasting at a Port Winery
Porto

Person giving a tour was very knowledgeable and interesting

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rabelo Boat Tour
Portugal

Boat tour was nice with amazing views of the region

Quality of Experience
Guided Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon

Dioego was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. Because of the heat we were little tired of walking but the tour guide made sure we took breaks and went on slower pace when needed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine Estate Visit in the Douro Valley
Portugal

Beautiful property with magnificent view of the Douro valley

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

Dear Falgun,

Thank you so very much for your kind words!! I told you before but I repeat: EVERYONE WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THE TRIP, ESPECIALLY THE DRIVERS MANUEL IN PORTO AND DIOGO IN LISBON SAID YOU WERE A VERY NICE AND KIND GROUP!!

And I was able to testify that in the short moment we spent together!

I only regret two things:
1 - The rough sea in the Algarve which didn't allow you to have a water perspective of that amazing coast (better luck next time you come!! :D )
2 - Not being able to find you more than 4 orange kit-kats!

Please say hello to everyone for me!!!

Best,

Tiago

Tiago and Portugal both ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Portugal | Jul 4 - Jul 12, 2022

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Steven L.
Thornton, CO | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Tiago was absolutely perfect. He built us a journey that will last a lifetime. Portugal is beautiful all over, the destinations, food, shopping, people especially… with his road book and suggestions we saw some amazing spots we would have never seen if planning ourselves so it was all that much better. The hotels he set us up with too were so stylish and fun as well, and were carefully positioned to take advantage of our surroundings on any given day…he really does have such a wealth of... read more

Tiago was absolutely perfect. He built us a journey that will last a lifetime. Portugal is beautiful all over, the destinations, food, shopping, people especially… with his road book and suggestions we saw some amazing spots we would have never seen if planning ourselves so it was all that much better. The hotels he set us up with too were so stylish and fun as well, and were carefully positioned to take advantage of our surroundings on any given day…he really does have such a wealth of knowledge…and for that we are so grateful for him sharing it and pointing us in the right direction, that and picking us up at the airport! Can’t recommend him enough!

Hotel Review
Hotel Albergaria do Calvário
Évora

Dmitri is so accomodating and was so helpful with giving us information on Evora. We also showed up late but he was able to use his connections to call in a reservation for dinner on our behalf. Such a great guy!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful
Location
Close to town
Staff
Dmitri was the most pleasant man…truely enjoyed his company.
Cleanliness & Comfort
I’d eat off the floors.
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

You are too kind Steven, you're too kind!!

The only thing that I confess that I did was to try to and push for that upgrade in the hotel for the first couple of nights claiming that you were on honeymoon ;)

Anyway, I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip and I can only wish you a very happy life! Which I'm sure you will have because you're a very cool and laid-back couple!!

All the best and please send Jessiann my regards,

Tiago

Our local specialist was amazing and accommod...
Portugal | Jul 5 - Jul 10, 2022

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tony c.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Our local specialist was amazing and accommodated all our requests. He was very helpful and made sure that we felt safe and comfortable throughout our trip
Our local guides Joao in Lisbon and Fernanda in Porto were very knowledgeable and made our tours thoroughly enjoyable. The attention to our personal preferences were self evident.
The cooking classes in Lisbon and Porto were absolutely great and we enjoyed them very much-one featuring a typical Portuguese dinner and the other learning to... read more

Our local specialist was amazing and accommodated all our requests. He was very helpful and made sure that we felt safe and comfortable throughout our trip
Our local guides Joao in Lisbon and Fernanda in Porto were very knowledgeable and made our tours thoroughly enjoyable. The attention to our personal preferences were self evident.
The cooking classes in Lisbon and Porto were absolutely great and we enjoyed them very much-one featuring a typical Portuguese dinner and the other learning to make Portuguese tarts.
I would highly recommend this trip and Tiago and the local guides

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon

bit small and construction was in process close by

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grande Hotel do Porto
Porto

great location

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dear Tony,

Thank you very much for your review!

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and happy to understand that the activities we chose lived to your expectations!!

I am also very happy that we managed to accommodate your sister in the Porto tours!!

I really hope that the choice of Portugal to celebrate your birthday was a good one!!!

I wish you all the best!!

Tiago

We loved this trip.
Portugal | Jul 3 - Jul 10, 2022

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Caitlyn T.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

We loved this trip. Our favorite stop was Douro Valley and Porto. The Quinta in Douro was amazing so beautiful and homey. Only issue was our map tried to take us up the backroad into the vineyard which was very scary on the small single lane, rocky road. The suggestions in the guidebook were great and made it very easy to check off the main tourist attractions in all of the smaller towns where we only had a night to visit.

Tiago was also great and answered all my questions and handled my... read more

We loved this trip. Our favorite stop was Douro Valley and Porto. The Quinta in Douro was amazing so beautiful and homey. Only issue was our map tried to take us up the backroad into the vineyard which was very scary on the small single lane, rocky road. The suggestions in the guidebook were great and made it very easy to check off the main tourist attractions in all of the smaller towns where we only had a night to visit.

Tiago was also great and answered all my questions and handled my covid anxiety before the trip very well! When the airline lost our baggage he even tried to help track it down for us and checked in with us multiple times during our trip. Overall a great experience.

Hotel Reviews
Ribeira do Porto Hotel
Porto

Location was great but wasn’t super thrilled that there was no parking or validation. Spent $112 on parking for two days.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Some of the receptionists were great and other were not so helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Noble House
Evora

So cute and friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Quinta de la Rosa
Pinhão

So beautiful

Authenticity & Character
Location
Off the beaten path so a little difficult to get to but was beautiful once you were there
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

Dear Caity,

Thanks for your comments. I'm truly pleased that you enjoyed your trip and really hope that you took good memories of Portugal with you.

And I'm also pleased to understand that you managed to get your bag back at the airport. Crazy situation! I'm happy that you're easygoing and that this mishap didn't spoil your vacations!

All the best,

Tiago

PS: I'm also sorry about the parking in Ribeira. The hotels in that area used to have validation but because of the works in downtown... read more

Dear Caity,

Thanks for your comments. I'm truly pleased that you enjoyed your trip and really hope that you took good memories of Portugal with you.

And I'm also pleased to understand that you managed to get your bag back at the airport. Crazy situation! I'm happy that you're easygoing and that this mishap didn't spoil your vacations!

All the best,

Tiago

PS: I'm also sorry about the parking in Ribeira. The hotels in that area used to have validation but because of the works in downtown that shut some of the other parking lots they've haven't had access to validation for some time now. And I agree that what they're charging is outrageous...

Portugal Knocked our socks off!
Portugal | Jun 16 - Jun 27, 2022

Blaine
Blaine B.
Oakland Park, FL | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

Tiago and Joël expertly planned a most memorable trip to Lisbon and north. Tiago communicated with us immediately when we were in the planning stages and meet us the first day to settle us in and suggest a site seeing route appropriate for the jet lagged. For two days Joël shepherded is throughout old Lisbon, and a fun day to Cascais and Sintra. We experienced Lisbon and the Atlantic Coasts that we would not have seen by ourselves. Plus he introduced us to the Portuguese seafood and fish... read more

Tiago and Joël expertly planned a most memorable trip to Lisbon and north. Tiago communicated with us immediately when we were in the planning stages and meet us the first day to settle us in and suggest a site seeing route appropriate for the jet lagged. For two days Joël shepherded is throughout old Lisbon, and a fun day to Cascais and Sintra. We experienced Lisbon and the Atlantic Coasts that we would not have seen by ourselves. Plus he introduced us to the Portuguese seafood and fish cuisine.

Once we rented a car, the itinerary develops for ids was varied and exciting; the accommodations were perfect.

Highlights: at the risk of listing them all, Douro Valley, Porto, Tomar, and Évora and the sites at those locations too my list.

We had a terrific experience through KimKim and we will recommend to others and hopefully take another trip with you soon.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

Dear Blaine, Rick,

We've spoken already after your trip so you already know what I feel about having met you. You're two wonderful persons who really know how to enjoy life. Your will to experience different things surely contributes to your happy and, I dare to say, exciting , existence!

I owe you a fado dinner, but the way!!!

All the best and please stay in touch!

Tiago

An amazing guide who helped us plan the best trip!
Portugal | Jun 20 - Jun 30, 2022

Raela
Raela N.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2022

We had the absolute best trip! Tiago was so helpful in guiding us, with both taking suggestions and giving us lots of great ideas and feedback to make our trip successful and fun. We saw so much of the country and enjoyed every second of it.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jul 03, 2022

Dear Raela,

Many thanks for your words first of all. However I think that what you're saying is probably a bit overstated! :)

I would love to believe that the success of your trip had merely to do with my guidance, the road book I put together, my suggestions and previous arrangements but I really think that you and Ryan were just so relaxed and easy going explorers that everything went even more smoothly than normal!!

At a certain stage I almost felt bad because you never needed further... read more

Dear Raela,

Many thanks for your words first of all. However I think that what you're saying is probably a bit overstated! :)

I would love to believe that the success of your trip had merely to do with my guidance, the road book I put together, my suggestions and previous arrangements but I really think that you and Ryan were just so relaxed and easy going explorers that everything went even more smoothly than normal!!

At a certain stage I almost felt bad because you never needed further suggestions or assistance!! :D :D

Having said this, what truly makes me happy is that you enjoyed your trip!!!!!

All the best to you and please send Ryan my regards,

Tiago

I highly recommend booking a trip with Tiago!...
Portugal | May 29 - Jun 9, 2022

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Beth S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

I highly recommend booking a trip with Tiago! His love of Portugal (and its history) was apparent from the very beginning. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, whether we were in Lisbon, Cascais or Sintra. His logistical skills were next level, ensuring we had enough time to see/experience the things at the top of our list. Admittedly, this was a new way of traveling for our group and not only did he tailor the trip to our interests, but he also succeeded in meeting the needs of each... read more

I highly recommend booking a trip with Tiago! His love of Portugal (and its history) was apparent from the very beginning. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, whether we were in Lisbon, Cascais or Sintra. His logistical skills were next level, ensuring we had enough time to see/experience the things at the top of our list. Admittedly, this was a new way of traveling for our group and not only did he tailor the trip to our interests, but he also succeeded in meeting the needs of each of us individually. I am not one for completing reviews, but I (and my group) were so impressed and appreciative of Tiago’s time and expertise, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him again! Looking forward to our next adventure in Portugal already!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dom Carlos Park
Lisbon
Hotel Internacional
Porto
Hotel Marina Atlântico
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel
Activity Reviews
Azulejo Tile Workshop
Lisbon
Enjoy Dinner with Live Fado Music
Lisbon
Tour & Tasting at a Port Winery
Porto
Western São Miguel Guided Tour
the Azores
Central São Miguel Guided Tour: Lagoa Fogo, Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande & Gorreana
the Azores
São Miguel: Furnas Valley Tour
the Azores
Sample Cozido das Furnas (Furnas stew)
the Azores
Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dear Bethani,

Thank you so very much for your words. I must say that the groups spirit and your energy in particular made things very easy!

I am looking forward to seeing you in Alaska soon!!!

Best,

Tiago

PS: We're in touch!! Can you please text me the groundnuts/walnuts joke as I forgot how it ends?

Excellent planning and guidance
Portugal | May 16 - May 24, 2022

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Linda R.
Marblehead, MA | Reviewed on May 28, 2022

We had a fabulous trip to Portugal and were extremely grateful for the knowledge, organization, and attention of our local specialist, Tiago. I could not have organized or managed this trip with out your advice and help. Thank you so much! We thoroughly enjoyed all the places we visited We loved walking the streets of Lisbon, exploring the countryside out by Evora (and the Casa Do Governador was a fabulous recommendation!). Even with the difficulties we encountered along the way, the... read more

We had a fabulous trip to Portugal and were extremely grateful for the knowledge, organization, and attention of our local specialist, Tiago. I could not have organized or managed this trip with out your advice and help. Thank you so much! We thoroughly enjoyed all the places we visited We loved walking the streets of Lisbon, exploring the countryside out by Evora (and the Casa Do Governador was a fabulous recommendation!). Even with the difficulties we encountered along the way, the addressing of which Tiago provided invaluable support, we were charmed by the southern coast and had great fun surfing -- even in the wind and cold! Also, your restaurant recommendations were excellent. I was initially pursuing those that I had researched myself, but once I tried one of yours, I realized that that was the way to go. Thank you for everything, Tiago, and we hope to visit Portugal again soon.

Hotel Reviews
Casa do Governador
Evora

This is an extraordinary hotel! I wish only that we had spent more than one night here.

Tips for future travelers

Make it more than one night!

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Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Lagos

This is a good hotel that perhaps comes more fully into its own during the high season. It seemed somewhat chaotic and understaffed, which may have been a result of coming back from Covid. Also, the pools outside are not heated so it's not pleasant for swimming if it's cool outside. The indoor pool isn't especially nice (though probably good for small children), so that's not a great option. Much was closed in the hotel while we were there also, which may have been due to it's not being high season. Our room with the sea view was lovely.

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Meliá Lisboa Aeroporto
Lisbon

Excellent airport hotel. Had everything a traveller needs and extremely helpful staff.

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Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
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Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on May 28, 2022

Dear Linda,

Thank you very much for your feedback, I truly appreciate it!

The fact that you are easy-going and interested people contributed a lot to the outcome of your trip.

I left you a couple of messages on Whatsapp so we remain in touch!!

Please extend my regards to your family as, although briefly, I really enjoyed getting to know them!

Best Regards,

Tiago

I actually sent you a message on

Portugal - One for the books!
Portugal | Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2021

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Isabel M.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

I cannot stress enough how happy I am with our experience with kimkim and our local specialist Tiago Filipe. Our trip evolved from start to finish. And at each step of the way Tiago was patient and accomodating to ensure that the end result was exactly what we wanted. The trip met all our asks and more. We traveled from Lisboa to Porto and everywhere in between. I am so glad I found this service and recommend it to anyone I know who is traveling. My friend and I appreciated him checking... read more

I cannot stress enough how happy I am with our experience with kimkim and our local specialist Tiago Filipe. Our trip evolved from start to finish. And at each step of the way Tiago was patient and accomodating to ensure that the end result was exactly what we wanted. The trip met all our asks and more. We traveled from Lisboa to Porto and everywhere in between. I am so glad I found this service and recommend it to anyone I know who is traveling. My friend and I appreciated him checking in with us to make sure we arrived safely at our next destination or if we returned back to hotel safely after a day of making a day trip. Loved our experience!!

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Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on May 07, 2022

Dear Isabel,

Very nice to hear from you! Especially with such a lovely message as this!!

You had already told me you had enjoyed your trip when we last spoke, but it's always nice to get a "confirmation"!!

I hope everything is fine with you and Rachel. By the way, please send her my regards!

Best wishes,

Tiago

A huge thank you to Tiago and his team!
Portugal | Mar 13 - Mar 21, 2022

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Christine S.
North Valley Stream, NY | Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

A huge thank you to Tiago and his team! They made planning our trip, on short notice, a pleasure. The hotels, tour guides, restaurant recommendation and our travel book where all spot on! We will definitely be using KimKim again!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
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Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dear Christine,

Many thanks for your kind words. I'm happy to understand that you enjoyed your trip and that you'll have good memories of the time spent in Portugal! I think the fact that you are interested and relaxed people helped a lot to make the most of your trip.
Best Regards,
Tiago

Portugal - Lisbon and the Algarve...with Tiago's help!
Portugal | Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2021

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Eric B.
Newburyport, MA | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2021

The trip was amazing because of the great planning and work Tiago did. He was with us every step of the way leading up to and duriung the trip. We changed plans and had issues - and he always picked up the phone - resolved problems and gave great advice. Its so awesome to have a partner in a country you haven't been to before. Its also really luxuriouls to have your hotels and car booked for you and have someone waiting at the airport.

We are so happy we spent a few extra dollars and used... read more

The trip was amazing because of the great planning and work Tiago did. He was with us every step of the way leading up to and duriung the trip. We changed plans and had issues - and he always picked up the phone - resolved problems and gave great advice. Its so awesome to have a partner in a country you haven't been to before. Its also really luxuriouls to have your hotels and car booked for you and have someone waiting at the airport.

We are so happy we spent a few extra dollars and used KimKim. It was only a 'few' more dollars also - incredible value for the money.

If you go to Portugal...ask for Tiago!

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
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Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2021

Dear Eric,

I truly feel flattered by your comments. But I think that the key here was that both you and Kelly are really easy going and laid back people!!

The only thing I had to add is that you have been skipping your Portuguese lessons. My offer still stands! With a couple of messages a day I'm sure you'd get to learn something!!

Um forte abraço e um beijinho à Kelly!

Tiago