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Lisbon Sailboat tour on Tagus River
Welcome on board to my sailboat, sit and relax with your fellow travellers. Please make yourselves comfortable while i take you through our safety briefing. Take this time to enjoy the incredible views and refreshing breeze as we make our way along the Tagus River. Departing from Doca do Espanhol, Alcântara we will begin our tour, on the way we will see sights such as:: -25th of april bridge -Christ the King -MAAT -Electricity Museum -The Monument to the Discoveries -Tower of Belém -Commerce Square ("Praça do Comercio") -Alfama district Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture as you experience Lisbon from the sailboat while you enjoy a refreshing beverage; I offer a welcome drink (wine, beer or soft drinck) to those on board. You will return to shore with incredible photos and memories of the experience. I hope that touring with me teaches you about Lisbon, do not miss this oportunity, you will enjoy it for sure! People of all ages are welcome! (For your comfort, under some weather conditions the use of engine could be necessary) Other things to note Bring your best smile and feel confortable to ask me any question about the journey or hours availability. Bring a jacket at the Sunset Tour.
The Surf Instructor
* We received the "CLEAN&SAFE" distinction from the Portuguese Tourism Institute, for the prevention of COVID19.* I will pick you up from Lisbon city center and show you the beach with the best conditions for your level. You will get a wetsuit and a surfboard, and we will get suited up for the activity. From beginners to advanced, one day or intensive surf courses. I will help you all the way, showing and explaining everything you need to know. Learn surf techniques, beach analysis, safety procedures, and enjoy a clean energy activity, immersed in the ocean. We will start with the warm up, and then go straight to theory on the sand, but it won't be long until you hit the water. I will not give a speech on the sand, just short and quick tips If you are experienced in surfing, please let me know what type of board do you prefer, and what is your level, or else I will consider you a beginner. We will surf around 2h, depending on the conditions and your stamina. I remind you that this is a physical activity, and you must follow safety procedures Afterwards we will drive back to the city, and finish where we started so you can have a well deserved rest. Other things to note The meeting point in Lisbon is always the same, next to Time Out Market
Experiência de Surf no Porto
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT SURFING EXPERIENCE, whether it's your first time trying surfing or you are trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards and head down to the sand. This experience is for Small Groups (MAXIMUM 6 PARTICIPANTS per COACH) from total beginners surfers. For the first 15 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then the rest of the classe with an instructor in the ocean. Other things to note Comfortable room to change clothes (NOT IN THE STREET) and safe space to store your belongings (NOT IN A CAR). At the end of the lesson you have access to an outdoor shower. If you never surfed before this is the surfing experience you're looking for. JOIN US ALOHA
Boat Tour - Sailing 4 You in Lisbon
The experience consists of leaving the Marina next to the Tower of Belém, sailing along the Tagus River and dazzling with the brightness of Lisbon, looking from a different perspective to the main monuments and tourist attractions that the city has to offer ... Me and a friend if mine, during the trip, we will explain all the monuments and talk about some aspects of the city of Lisbon. Trip: - Torre de Belém -Padrão dos Descobrimentos -Museu da Electricidade -MAAT -Ponte 25 de Abril -Cais do Sodré -Ribeira das Naus -Terreiro do Paço -Alfama -Cristo Rei Other things to note -The sailboat tour will be very quiet and peaceful. Please, do not bring alcoholic drinks to the boat to be consumed. we ask to arrive fifteen minutes before schedule time.
Daylight or Sunset by Vintage Sailboat
Welcome aboard of our Vintage sailboats! If you don't find availability in this experience, don't worry! We are 3 friends and have 2 vintage sailboats, so you can also check here: https://www.airbnb.ie/experiences/567343 We will sail under the fascinating and romantic atmosphere of Lisbon, with good music, drinks and relax! Enjoy with us the spectacular panoramic views of Lisbon stretching out before you, while appreciating a plateful of portuguese "petiscos" accompanied by a ultimate fresh wine. We will be happy to share with you our passion for the city and its river and answer any questions you may be curious about. Other things to note If you want memories of this experience, we can share pictures of the best angles ;)

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Secret Supper Club - Wine Dinner
Discover Portugal's cuisine and culture at a dinner party hosted by a wine expert. We'll dine on several courses of traditional Portuguese fish and meat dishes, each with a contemporary twist and paired with Portuguese wines. During dinner, we'll explain the different regions, people, and landscapes of Portugal. You'll leave with a full belly and a deeper understanding of the country and its cuisine and wine reality. Other things to note Special arrangements may be provided as Vegan or Gluten-free meals. Guests must be over 18 years old.
Wine Venture & Boat Trip in Douro Valley
Come and see why we became awarded by Airbnb as being the Most Successful Hosts and Highest Rated Experiences for the last 2 years. We call it Commitment, Friendship and Passion for Culture, History and Wine. THE JOURNEY We start our day in Porto, heading to Douro Valley in a very comfortable Mercedes Van driving through spectacular roads. We want to let you immerse in breathtaking views in a Unesco World Heritage Site. It's time for a stop in a hidden viewpoint where you will have a great opportunity to take wonderful pictures. THE WINE AND SOMETHING MORE We will visit a stunning old winery where you will discover more about viticulture, winemaking and wine aging. You will learn about technical specifications of Douro Wines and their Terroir. Tasting their wines is embracing the whole region by feeling its aromas, flavours and complexity. NOT JUST WINE Before lunch, nothing fits better than 1 hour private cruise enjoying the breathtaking views with tasty snacks and drink. LAST BUT NOT LEAST We will drive you to another exclusive family-owned winery where we will enjoy a delicious home cooked Portuguese lunch pairing with their wines and then visiting their charming property. Please be in mind that we offer something that you couldn't have access on your own! Customer knows best: that's why we believe our reviews will tell you why we are the best Douro Valley Experience! Other things to note * Private Groups - Please contact us to create a Private Experience for you. * Clean and Safe certification guaranteed * We can accommodate Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free for Lunch (or any kind of food allergies). Please alert us after finishing your booking process.
Sintra-Cascais Private Tour
The experience starts in the meeting point, that is normally the train station of Sintra (it can be adjusted). The first stop is the historical center of Sintra, for a accurate historical explanation of the village, then we drive to Quinta da Regaleira. After Regaleira its now time for the lunch by the cost, right before we visit the western point of europe, on our way back we cross the natural park heading to Pena Palace. During the day you will be able to see four palaces, one castle and the most western point of europe, with several stops for the best views and pictures. We recommend the visit inside 2 monuments. The experience is totally flexible according to your personal needs and it can end in Sintra or in Cascais, according to your will.
Learn to cook traditional dishes
We'll prepare a delicious Portuguese meal with ingredients that grow locally. As we sip wine and nibble olives marinated with orange zest and rosemary, we'll get to work. We'll make a typical grilled sausage, a fish stew with seabass and prawns made on a special cataplana pan, and a Portuguese brûlée flavored with orange and lavender. Finally, we'll sit down to eat our meal together Other things to note Please let me know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Douro Valley Wine & Boat Experience
Ready for the experience out of the beaten track in Douro Valley? We will start in Porto heading Douro Region. We will drive 1h30 until our first stop, which will be in a hidden viewpoint over the Douro River. Perfect time for taking some photos and to feel the peace of the Valley. Then we will visit a wonderful winery where you will learn all about wine production and the aging of wine. It will be a technical introduction provided by a wine enthusiast proceeded by commented wine tasting of Douro wines and also Port wine. Afterwards appreciate the Douro Valley onboard of a private boat during 1 hour surrounded by beautiful wineries and its vineyards. During this trip you will have the opportunity to taste some typical snacks of the region with cocktail or port wine pairing. It’s lunch time! We will have the sensation of traveling back centuries. The winery it’s ran by the same Family for several generations. It’s very cosy with home cooked traditional food. The lunch is accompanied by their delicious high quality of D.O.C Douro wines and it finish with a fortified wine with dessert. After lunch we will visit their charmy and wonderful property and to relax with a vineyard walk. Don't miss this Unique Acess Experience in Douro Valley. * We can accommodate Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Dairy-free for Lunch (or any kind of food allergie)

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Lisbon Sailboat tour on Tagus River
Welcome on board to my sailboat, sit and relax with your fellow travellers. Please make yourselves comfortable while i take you through our safety briefing. Take this time to enjoy the incredible views and refreshing breeze as we make our way along the Tagus River. Departing from Doca do Espanhol, Alcântara we will begin our tour, on the way we will see sights such as:: -25th of april bridge -Christ the King -MAAT -Electricity Museum -The Monument to the Discoveries -Tower of Belém -Commerce Square ("Praça do Comercio") -Alfama district Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture as you experience Lisbon from the sailboat while you enjoy a refreshing beverage; I offer a welcome drink (wine, beer or soft drinck) to those on board. You will return to shore with incredible photos and memories of the experience. I hope that touring with me teaches you about Lisbon, do not miss this oportunity, you will enjoy it for sure! People of all ages are welcome! (For your comfort, under some weather conditions the use of engine could be necessary) Other things to note Bring your best smile and feel confortable to ask me any question about the journey or hours availability. Bring a jacket at the Sunset Tour.
Full Caves Circuit and Coast Sightseeing
Prices with 25% discount Tour provided by a “ Clean and Safe “ certified company. Certificate issued by “Turismo de Portugal” We will start this magnificent journey in Portimão. Our team will be waiting for you at the pier of São Francisco, near Clube Naval de Portimão. After a warm welcome, our staff will explain some security procedures. Then, we will start our journey towards the famous Benagil Cave. Along the way, we will see churches, castles, beautiful caves, scary caves and hear old stories. Hopefully, we get to see our great friends, the “dolphins” – All our vessels are equipped with VHF Radio and will be operating in the same channel as the dolphin watching boats so if they are spotted, which is very frequent in our coast, and if they are within 2 nautical miles we will take you to see them. It will be a fantastic, funny and interesting trip, which is much more than a boat trip. Your blood will be running faster, you will hear the echo of "woooh" in the caves and you will have happiness in your heart! Please check out our combined experiences video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50JNCzmyLg&t= Other things to note: We kindly ask that you are there and ready to go 20 minutes before the tour starts.
Lisbon Walking Tour
If you want to have an introduction of Lisbon and learn a bit more about its history, culture and curiosities, this is the perfect tour for you. We'll visit the downtown are of Lisbon, the neighborhoods called Baixa and Chiado, which have been the meeting point of famous artists, poets and politicians since the XVIII century and are still considered to be the beating heart of Lisbon with its imposing buildings, shops, restaurants and historical monuments. You'll learn a bit more about the modern and contemporary history of Portugal, the Great Earthquake in 1755, the end of Portuguese monarchy, the change of the capital to a foreign country, the Jewish massacre, the longest dictatorship in Europe and the revolution that ended it, the tradition of the "bacalhau" and many aspects of the Portuguese culture. Wear comfortable shoes, bring some water and join us on a fantastic tour around Lisbon! PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT-CONCEPT Our tour is on a pay what you want concept so everyone is able to join. There is only a small online booking fee. EVERYONE'S WELCOME Be prepared to meet all different kinds of people, that's the way pay-what-you-want tours are known for. MEETING POINT Look out for the guides with orange umbrellas at Praça do Comércio.
The Best Douro Boat Tour
Climb aboard a Sailing Yacht for a scenic cruise in Porto. Begin the adventure at Douro Marina and set out to see Ribeira, Cais de Gaia, Foz do Douro. Watch Porto and Gaia from the Sailing Boat while having a welcome drink.
Lisbon Champagne Tour
Welcome aboard our vessel. come to watch the sunset and discover one of the wonders of our country. LISBON TEJO VIEW This tour begins at the Belém Marina next to the Discoveries Standard and we will visit the main monuments of the city of Lisbon from Tejo: - Discovery Standard - 25th of April Bridge - Cristo Rei - Fragata D. Fernando II and Glória - Submarino Barracuda - Comercio Square - Cais do Sodre - São Jorge Castle - National Pantheon/ Alfama - Art Museum, Architecture and Technology - Electricity Museum - Belém Tower - Champalimaud Lisbon Foundation is completely different from Rio. Our Tours are personalized services. We visit the main boat monuments, where you can photograph and contemplate a different view always with the utmost safety and comfort. We also have less sightseeing tours, just to enjoy the Sun, Sea and unforgettable moments! We offer champagne and water aboard. You'll head back to the coast with great photos and memories of an unforgettable experience. Fun is guaranteed! People of all ages are welcome!
Benagil Guided kayaking Tour Caves & Secret Spots
We are Xplorebenagil High season groups up to 16 people. We are the company with the best ranking of local tours, you can confirm in our Reviews; Come visit the best region of the Algarve with us. The experience will begin at Benagil village with our team of sup instructors and Kayaks in the Algarve, where you'll meet at Benagil Beach. We will provide 2 hours of fun and knowledge from the local generations, where we will take you to the most secret spots formed by the sea. There you will visit the most beautiful corners of the Algarve coast in the Benagil-Marinha region, where you can dive and float in the most beautiful waters of the Algarve. It will allow you to enter the most stunning and unique caves in the region, such as the “Algar de Benagil ”, which is the most well-known natural monument in the Algarve, considered the most beautiful cave in the world. During the tour we will also pass by the most beautiful wild beaches and caves in the region, feeling the size of the cliffs and viewing the figures that have been carved by the waves of the sea. If you want a private tour, the minimum requirement is 4 people. Always arrive 30 minutes before the tour begins. The day, time and duration of the tour may change depending on the sea and weather conditions.
The Surf Instructor
* We received the "CLEAN&SAFE" distinction from the Portuguese Tourism Institute, for the prevention of COVID19.* I will pick you up from Lisbon city center and show you the beach with the best conditions for your level. You will get a wetsuit and a surfboard, and we will get suited up for the activity. From beginners to advanced, one day or intensive surf courses. I will help you all the way, showing and explaining everything you need to know. Learn surf techniques, beach analysis, safety procedures, and enjoy a clean energy activity, immersed in the ocean. We will start with the warm up, and then go straight to theory on the sand, but it won't be long until you hit the water. I will not give a speech on the sand, just short and quick tips If you are experienced in surfing, please let me know what type of board do you prefer, and what is your level, or else I will consider you a beginner. We will surf around 2h, depending on the conditions and your stamina. I remind you that this is a physical activity, and you must follow safety procedures Afterwards we will drive back to the city, and finish where we started so you can have a well deserved rest. Other things to note The meeting point in Lisbon is always the same, next to Time Out Market
Experiência de Surf no Porto
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT SURFING EXPERIENCE, whether it's your first time trying surfing or you are trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards and head down to the sand. This experience is for Small Groups (MAXIMUM 6 PARTICIPANTS per COACH) from total beginners surfers. For the first 15 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then the rest of the classe with an instructor in the ocean. Other things to note Comfortable room to change clothes (NOT IN THE STREET) and safe space to store your belongings (NOT IN A CAR). At the end of the lesson you have access to an outdoor shower. If you never surfed before this is the surfing experience you're looking for. JOIN US ALOHA
Whale Watching
a atividade começa pela manha em que haverá um ''briefing'' com um biólogo em que explicara tudo sobre as espécies que se iram avistar, seguimos para o barco e ficaremos sensivelmente três horas no mar a observar os cetáceos existentes, sempre com a ajuda do nosso vigia. garantimos 100% o avistamento de cetáceos ou então devolvemos o dinheiro. Outras observações façam sempre as atividades marítimas nos primeiros dias das vossas férias assim têm margem de manobra devido as condições climáticas
Porto Walking Tour
If you want to have an introduction of Porto and learn a bit more about its history, culture and curiosities, this is the perfect tour for you. You'll join one of our knowledgeable guides on a fantastic tour around the downtown area of Porto, and discover a bit more about its incredible history, the local culture, curiosities about Porto and the delicious gastronomy from the North of Portugal. We'll see Porto's most emblematic landmarks, like the Clérigos Tower, Lello Bookshop, São Bento Station, Aliados Avenue, Sé Cathedral, Luis I bridge, Ribeira, the Town Hall and many other impressive sights and monuments. We're sure after this tour you will find out why Porto has been one of the most famous tourist destinations in Europe in the last few years. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT-CONCEPT Our tour is on a pay what you want concept so everyone is able to join. There is only a small online booking fee. EVERYONE'S WELCOME Be prepared to meet all different kinds of people, that's the way pay-what-you-want tours are known for. MEETING POINT Look out for the guides with white umbrellas at Fonte dos Leões, in front of Porto's University.
Boat Tour - Sailing 4 You in Lisbon
The experience consists of leaving the Marina next to the Tower of Belém, sailing along the Tagus River and dazzling with the brightness of Lisbon, looking from a different perspective to the main monuments and tourist attractions that the city has to offer ... Me and a friend if mine, during the trip, we will explain all the monuments and talk about some aspects of the city of Lisbon. Trip: - Torre de Belém -Padrão dos Descobrimentos -Museu da Electricidade -MAAT -Ponte 25 de Abril -Cais do Sodré -Ribeira das Naus -Terreiro do Paço -Alfama -Cristo Rei Other things to note -The sailboat tour will be very quiet and peaceful. Please, do not bring alcoholic drinks to the boat to be consumed. we ask to arrive fifteen minutes before schedule time.
Daylight or Sunset by Vintage Sailboat
Welcome aboard of our Vintage sailboats! If you don't find availability in this experience, don't worry! We are 3 friends and have 2 vintage sailboats, so you can also check here: https://www.airbnb.ie/experiences/567343 We will sail under the fascinating and romantic atmosphere of Lisbon, with good music, drinks and relax! Enjoy with us the spectacular panoramic views of Lisbon stretching out before you, while appreciating a plateful of portuguese "petiscos" accompanied by a ultimate fresh wine. We will be happy to share with you our passion for the city and its river and answer any questions you may be curious about. Other things to note If you want memories of this experience, we can share pictures of the best angles ;)
Lisbon City Center to Belem BikeTour
Explore Jerónimos Monastery, a 16th century masterpiece, considered the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s wealth during the Age of Discovery. Stand in front of the Belém Tower, a great monument that typifies the Manueline style of architecture, a symbol of Portugal’s great era of expansion. Visit the singular Discovery Monument along with his expansive views of Tagus River. Discover the trendiest spots in town to shop and eat – Lx Factory, Time Out Market and Pink Street. Get amazed by M.A.A.T. the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, the ultimate architectural top attractions in Lisbon. Taste the best “Pastel de Nata” in town and drink a Ginginha at the end of the tour. I will take you across many other treasures in this city like Belém Gardens, Cais do Sodré, Belem Palace and more. I will point out the best photo stops and vista points, while sharing entertaining and educational information with you. Designed for all skill levels, this cycle tours are an easy and fun way to get closer to Lisbon and Portuguese culture. At the end of the tour, if you enjoyed and feel appropriate our guides do accept tips. 4 Hours Tour Other things to note Tour designed for all skill levels Recommend for families, friends group, couples or individual cyclers. We just accept Small groups for a better experience The tours starts and ends at the same point
Horse Riding at the Beach
With our team you will enjoy a unique horse back riding along one of the most beautiful beaches in the Alentejo coast, some extensive dunes and the pine forest of the virgin area of Melides! We begin our tour by giving some brief and essential informations so that everyone can have some control on their horses during the ride. The ride starts by the pine and dune forest, where everyone has the opportunity to get to know theirs horses and also feel comfortable: the idea is that everyone can trust their horses before we get to the beach and enjoy a more relaxed ride. The ride goes along a paradisiac beach with more than 60 km of coast. You will feel the proximity to the ocean and all the beauty of being in contact with the virgin nature of Portugal. We also pass close to Melides' sweet water lagoon where you will see a lot of different bird species! Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a horse before, our team will give you some useful informations before the ride starts and you will be always with a guide during the tour: that guide will help you everytime you need! Our horse back rides are carried out on walk and in a line, but in case there's someone with equestrian experience, for them it will be given the opportunity to do some trot and canter, orientated by the guide! We are a family company and we hope to make you feel at home with us! :)
Airbnb 2019 Douro MostUniqueAccessExp
Airbnb awarded this tour in 2019 as the MOST UNIQUE ACCESS EXPERIENCE to Douro, based on consumers choice of authenticity, history and best customers feedback. We are very happy with the return of our guests about our commitment and passion for the Douro Valley This experience have 11 Wine tastings, 2 winerys, Exclusive visit with the Winemaker, Exclusive Chef Lunch , Private Boats, WHAT ELSE?!?! Let's visit the less touristy Douro, for us what matters is the charismatic people that you will meet throughout the all experience. Authentic people, with tons of knowledge, but with a lot of character and personality. Forget about the biggest commercial brands, it´s not for us... With me you will learn the whole history of wine but in a fun way not boring, let's talk about table wines that we drink every day, but also the famous Port wine We start with a private boat cruize, where we will taste Douro delicacies with drinks n meet the crazy pirates :) to tell us and explain all the authentic stories of the Douro Valley Then we will have an exclusive visit with the Winemaker in a small producer and get ready for some surprises you will love... we also have wines here, of course Lunch at an exclusive event of the highest quality with a chef tasting of Douro food paired with the chef's wines and some more special and unique presentations of local customs and wine culture.