I created Classic Portugal in 2019 to share my passion of experiencing Portugal as a tourist – because I was one! Back in 2016 I moved from London to Lisbon to follow my love of surfing. Since then I have spent much time travelling around Portugal, experiencing the country in many different ways, from visiting the grand monuments of Lisbon to hiking in the mountains with a traditional Portuguese shepherd. These days I am constantly searching for new places and new experiences in this beautiful country. I love to share what I discover with our international visitors and strive to craft tours with social impact in mind. Let me know how I am doing!
"Carlos our guide could not be nicer and was an absolute added plus to make this day and tour all so memorable! All the sites were amazing and he even added a couple spots to the tour to make sure we got our every penny worth. By the end of the day it was like he was family! A must do for everyone visiting Portugal!
"My husband and I were picked up by Carlos Mendes on time and in a spotless clean smelling car. He was very informative, helpful and so easy to talk to. We loved all the places we went to and feel we know so much more now about Portugal. We wouldn’t hesitate to book a trip with him and Classic Portugal again and will certainly tell all our family and friends."
"Bruno took my daughter and I on a private tour of these three beautiful cities. He was a great guide, very attentive and informative. He offered a lot of insight on Portuguese people and culture. He went above and beyond any tour guide we have had in the past. Greatly enjoyed Bruno’s tour, enthusiasm and company for the day."
"We had an amazing time getting to know our tour guide Bruno, as well as seeing the sights in Fatima. Bruno was a very friendly outgoing guide and went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one. I could not recommend anyone more than Bruno and using this company for touring tourists. 10 stars out of 5!"
"Carlos is simply the best. He is very informative, yet never overbearing. Discrete, yet always available to help and guide your choices. He is very pleasant, friendly and definitely the most easy-going and helpful person we have so far met during our two trips to Portugal. We liked him so much that this time around we scheduled two private tours with him and plan to do so again in the future."
"My husband and I spent a wonderful day visiting Óbidos, Alcobaça and Nazaré. We booked a private tour with our guide Bruno, who not only had historical knowledge of all the sites that we visited, he added a personal touch by sharing valuable insights about the Portuguese culture and people. I would give this tour 5 stars and recommend it."
"Our family signed up for three days of tours while staying in the Lisbon area and truly couldn’t have asked for better service. Classic Portugal is a small family business and the attention we got was completely individualized. Their English was completely fluent. Carlos and Bruno felt much more like friends than just guides after a couple of days together. The guys made an effort to connect with everyone in the family, not just the grownups. You can’t do better than Classic Portugal. Enjoy your visit.
"Hayley at Classic Portugal was happy to create a bespoke tour for me. She was so personable while gathering the details to put something special together for me. As a solo, introverted traveler, Carlos' friendly demeanor made me feel comfortable and at ease right away. I was completely wowed by the sights we saw, knowledge I picked up, and the level of service provided. Five stars for everything. Classic Portugal will be the first call I make when I plan my next visit!"
"Carlos is a GREAT guide. He was punctual and picked us up in a nice clean car. Carlos took us to a restaurant that served authentic Portuguese food and even stayed and recommended what to order. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and lunch in Evora. Carlos set the standard for what a great tour guide should be and I would give him a perfect 10!"