I am a very curious person with lots of energy to arrange the best possible unique holidays for visitors to Spain and Portugal. After having studied tourism in Galicia, Spain, I have now travelled and arranged trips to the destinations I can cover.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in tailor-made holidays to Spain and Portugal. Trips could be staying in bigger cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Vigo, etc... or just relaxing in coastal & mountain areas staying in small, charming villages such as Cangas do Morrazo, Moaña, among others. For all nature buffs discover hidden places surrounded by nature savouring the local gastronomy and wines in a sustainable way, in tune with the environment which is so important nowadays. Take walks along nature trails, historic old quarters, and in the wine countryside. All in a slow way of touring enjoying every landscape and experience in each destination. If walking tours are not for you, I can arrange driver-guided tours all over Spain and Portugal. Just let me know your preferences and I will design the perfect tailor-made holiday for you in Spain and Portugal."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I love learning about different cultures and exploring places around the world, especially being in contact with nature. Traveling is in my DNA, being born in Vancouver, Canada but living in Spain all my youth, and the many trips to Scotland visiting the homeland of our ancestors, I have made traveling an innate quality."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I have travelled to Scotland and spent 6 months exploring this wonderful country. Admiring its breathtaking landscapes, cities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Stirling and St Andrews) and great historical and cultural heritage (magnificent castles, cathedrals and old ruins). I also felt that Scotland had a strong connection with Galicia in terms of Celtic culture and music (the bagpipes) as well as in the lifestyle of the small fishing villages. It was a great experience to discover its unique gastronomy where I tasted traditional dishes like Haggis, Neeps & Tatties which I fell in love with and I also tasted the excellent Scotch Whisky, enjoying all the different flavours."
Tiernan's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
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...
With one week in Portugal, you can check out the must-see sites of Lisbon and Porto on a highlights tour or opt for a beach and coastline-filled itinerary featuring the Algarve...
With its iconic beaches, fairytale castles, and ancient cities, Portugal is a destination for every traveler. At kimkim, our Portugal specialists have years of experience...
Ten days in Portugal allows you to cover the highlights with a family-friendly food and cultural itinerary. Try pastéis de nata in Porto, take a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon,...
Road trip itineraries
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...
This 9-day itinerary starts in Lisbon, where you'll savor local treats and traditional music as you explore the capital by foot and tram. Hit the road and head north to Porto,...
Road trip through some of the most beautiful places in Portugal on this exciting 15-day tour. When you land in Lisbon, drive north to Porto and the Douro Valley. Spend multiple...
Recent trip reviews for Tiernan
Great trip. Everything worked well and havin...
Jul 22 - Jul 30, 2023
Great trip. Everything worked well and having a driver for pick up and between cities was wonderful. Tours were excellent with Anabel and Paula as our tour guides. Take a tour! read more
Tiernan did a great service to Susan and I du...
Jul 1 - Jul 15, 2023
Tiernan did a great service to Susan and I during our visit to Portugal on our 30th wedding anniversary . read more
Great experience with the KimKim team. Everyt...
May 25 - Jun 3, 2023
Great experience with the KimKim team. Everything went off without a hitch. All of the accommodations were nice. The tours and tour guides were particularly fantastic. Rui, Ricardo and Joana were the best. Very satisfied with our entire trip and will happily book through KimKim again. No ten day tour would go off perfectly and there were a couple of hiccups that weren’t a big deal but I would likely change if I had to do things over: 1. We had a rental car while we were in Lisbon. I... read more
May 10 - May 19, 2023
All the tours were in incredible and especially loved the intimate groups!
- Cooking Lisbon was such a treat and an incredible experience.
- Joanna was an exceptional tour guide touring us through historic Lisbon.
- Loved and adored the food and wine tour with Joao in Porto! He too was so personable and genuine and truly passionate about his tours.
- Joao gave us such a memorable day in the Douro Valley and went above and beyond to take care of all our needs!! read more
The Portuguese Dream
Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2023
I want to start off by saying that Kim Kim is hands down the best travel agency I have ever worked with. From start to finish, they made the planning process simple and stress free and curated the most amazing Portuguese experience we could have ever asked for! Tiernan, our local specialist, worked very hard to plan a dream Portugal vacation for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary! He was extremely helpful, communicative and attentive and made appropriate changes to the itinerary... read more