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MANUELA CHARAIS 
Manuela CHARAIS Professional license / certificate uploaded
PORTUGAL   

Driver Guide in Lisbon
I am a portuguese born tourist guide and driver offering you over 34 years 's experience in the all of Portugal.I respect the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations providing a '' qualified interpretation of the culture''. It is up to you to explore and write the pages of an exciting travel guide in Portugal!

About the guide
Activities
Cultural tour guide
Driver-guide
Sport, nature and adventure guide
Trekking and mountain guide
Speaking languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Activity started in
1980
Car
Mercedes / Volkswagen /Ford
Air conditioned : YES
Baby seat : YES
Interests centers
E-biking both in town and along the coastal areas;the portuguese history,the typical costumes and gastronomy;love hiking,birdwatching and ballroom dancing.
Diploma, references, agreements
Licensed tourist guide number 33/1263, national certification in 1980.
Licensed driver/ guide number 1719094/ 783, national certification in 1995.
Member of the Tour Guide and Tour Manager's Association since 2005 - this national association is a full member of Turismo de Lisboa as well as of the FEG ,European Federation of Tourist Guide's Associations.
License or certificate (click to enlarge)
Services
Tailor-made tours Car Boat Sailing boat Culture Unusual Gastronomy Fair tourism Industrial tourism Ecology Birdwatching Marine animals Excursion / trekking Bicycle Fish 
Tailor-made tours, Car, Boat, Sailing boat, Culture, Unusual, Gastronomy, Fair tourism, Industrial tourism, Ecology, Birdwatching, Marine animals, Excursion / trekking, Bicycle, Fish
Contact
Contact - Get a quote
Web site : www.lisportourguide.com
Address : Travessa Pé de Ferro 1200 762 Lisbon PORTUGAL
Mobile : 00351966005441
Tours

Guided tour #1: A 4 Day Tour in Lisbon,Sintra,Cascais,Estoril,Óbibos and Ericeira

Duration : 4 days
Level : easy Easy
Day 1 : 8h Lisbon Tour : St Jerome Monastery , Belém Tower , Ajuda Royal Palace and Botanical Garden ; complimentary custard tart tasting.Optional cooking class followed by lunch.
Day 2 : 8h Lisbon Tour : Alfama section, St George Castle , trendy quarters in Chiado and Bairro Alto , Design and Fashion Museum , River Boat Tour ,modern Expo Site ;complimentary ride on a typical street-car .Optional Yoga class.
Day 3 : 8h Sintra Tour .Sintra is an Unesco World Heritage Site.The Pena Palace and its Gardens; the Regaleira Palace featuring an iniciatic whell. .Cabo da Roca , the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Horse- pulled carriage ride ( summer).Cascais seaside resort featuring Paula Rego’s contemporary paintings Museum; complimentary local wine tasting.Optional painting class.
Day 4 : 8h long tour driving north from Lisbon to visit : Óbidos walled village ; Ericeira surf spot and fishing village ; Mafra ,featuring the Royal Palace and the Monastery ,the famous location of Saramago‘s Nobel Price award winning novel : “ Baltasar and Blimunda“ ( check Azio Corghi 's Opera Blimunda!) ; complimentary morello cherry liqueur .Optional ceramic class.
Price per person is 250€ in a party of 7.
Price per tour for a maximum of 7 pax : 1750€
This is a tailormade tour .Feel free to cut this 4 day long tour shorter.
It includes driver/ guide fees and expenses as well as transportation.


Activities, services on this tour:
Tailor-made tours Car Boat Sailing boat Family / Children Culture Gastronomy Ecology Birdwatching Excursion / trekking Bicycle
Tailor-made tours, Car, Boat, Sailing boat, Family / Children, Culture, Gastronomy, Ecology, Birdwatching, Excursion / trekking, Bicycle

Guided tour #2: Jewish Sephardic Tour in Central Portugal

Duration : 3 days
Level : medium Medium
A 3 day long tour to unvell the jewish/ sephardic heritage.
Day 1: Visit the jewish quarter, the synagogue and a 500 year old blacksmith workshop at Castelo de Vide.Stop at Portagem . Visit the castle in Marvão . Drive to Valência de Alcântara in Spain to visit the former jewish section and the synagogue. Accommodation at Marvão or Castelo de Vide.
Day 2 :Is best on a friday so you can join the local community for Cabalat Shabat and dinner.Visit the Jewish Museum in Belmonte.Visit the brand new synagogue in the jewish quarter of Trancoso , the Friday market and meet a local historian for a short conference.Go look for mezzuzot marks.Aristides Sousa Mendes Memorial .Visit to a kosher cheese production centre.Accommodation at Belmonte or Trancoso.
Day 3 : Visit the synagogue in Tomar and check the jewish vestiges in Lisbon.
Kosher meals are available .
Price per person in a party of 7 : 180€

Activities, services on this tour:
Tailor-made tours Car Family / Children Culture Unusual Gastronomy Ecology Excursion / trekking
Tailor-made tours, Car, Family / Children, Culture, Unusual, Gastronomy, Ecology, Excursion / trekking

Guided tour #3: Birdwatching in the Lisbon Area

Duration : 1 day
Level : easy Easy
1 day tour in the Tejo River 's Estuary ,among the largest european wetlands , featuring : Storks , Greater Flamingos , Spoonbills , Glossy Ibis , Azure-winged Magpies , Common Coots , Black-shouldered Kites ,Bonelli's Eagles , Grey Herons , Pied Avocets ,Grey Plovers ,Black-tailed Godwits ,Ruddy Turnstones ,Northen Lapwings,Black-headed Weavers , Eurasian Hoopoes and much more!
Price per person in a party of 7 : 90€
Accommodation available in the nature's park.

JANUARY IS THE BEST MONTH FOR BIRDWATCHING , BIRDS BEEING BY THE THOUSANDS !

On Telmo Pereira 's photo : the Pied Avocets ,ex- libris of the estuary.

Activities, services on this tour:
Tailor-made tours Car Family / Children Culture Unusual Gastronomy Ecology Birdwatching Marine animals Excursion / trekking
Tailor-made tours, Car, Family / Children, Culture, Unusual, Gastronomy, Ecology, Birdwatching, Marine animals, Excursion / trekking

Guided tour #4: E-Biking,Sailing and Fishing in Lisbon and in Cascais

Duration : 4 days
Level : easy Easy
Day 1 : Visit 3 of the 7 hills of Lisbon ( except by rainy days).
Day 2 : Visit the Belem section cycling along the Tejo river bank.
Day 3 : Visit the modern Expo Area / Park of the Nations.
Day 4 : Visit Cascais and the Atlantic Ocean Coast(we take the train back
to Lisbon).
Feel free to cut this tour shorter.
Mountain bikes also available.
Sailing is possible on day 2.
Fishing is possible on days 2 and 4.

Price per person in a party of 7 : 90€ / per day

Activities, services on this tour:
Tailor-made tours Sailing boat Family / Children Culture Unusual Gastronomy Ecology Birdwatching Marine animals Bicycle Fish
Tailor-made tours, Sailing boat, Family / Children, Culture, Unusual, Gastronomy, Ecology, Birdwatching, Marine animals, Bicycle, Fish

Guided tour #5: 7 Wine Regions Tour 400€ per person in a party of 7

Duration : 8 days
Level : medium Medium
Day 1 : Leave Lisbon heading south ; stop at the Christ the King Monument just across the 25th of April Bridge.Enter the Setúbal and Azeitão Muscatel and Table Wine Region featuring : rice fields, dolphins swimming in the Sado Estuary ,birdwatching in its wetlands ,the breath taking views from the top of the Arrábida Mountain, white sandy beaches , mediaeval castles in Palmela and Sesimbra … sheep milk cheeses and fried cuttlefish.
Overnight in Borba or Elvas( east from Lisbon).
Day 2 : The Alentejo Table Wine Region features : pottery in Redondo , massive fortifications at Elvas , by the Spanish border, the Alqueva dam among the largests in Europe ,the quaint Monsaraz castle and Évora ,an Unesco Heritage Site , cork and marble quarries…shark soup and gaspacho.
Overnight in Borba or Elvas
Day 3 : One more half day in the Alentejo Wine Region to visit the Lusitano horse breeding center and the walled village Marvão located at an altitude of 900m.Then drive further north to the typical “stone village “ Monsanto . Suggested menu : lam and goat.
Overnight in Belmonte
Day 4 : Visit the local Jewish Museum , the Synagogue and the Olive Oil museum ; Kosher wine tasting produced in the Beira Wine Region.Drive further north to Castelo Rodrigo .We finally reach the Douro river and Nature Park enjoying the most beautiful of the portuguese wine regions , the Douro Wine Region , Unesco ‘s Heritage Nature Site :
Overnight in Pinhão or Régua
Day 5 : One full day in the Douro Region with Port and table wine tasting ;optional boat tour ; should you be traveling in September / October I can arrange that you join the grape harvest , followed by a typical lunch in a local Quinta ( estate ).
Overnight at Pinhão or Régua
Day 6 : One half day in the Rosé Wine Region visiting the Mateus Palace. Alvão Mountain and Nature Park .Suggested menu : cod fish. Drive up to Senhora da Graça Mountain peak , the same spot reached by Portugal’s Bike Tour athletes ,right in t

Activities, services on this tour:
Car Boat Culture Unusual Gastronomy Industrial tourism Ecology Birdwatching Marine animals Bicycle Fish
Car, Boat, Culture, Unusual, Gastronomy, Industrial tourism, Ecology, Birdwatching, Marine animals, Bicycle, Fish

Guided tour #6: 2 Day Gastronomical and cultural tour

Duration : 2 days
Level : easy Easy

Price per person in a party of 7 pax: 150€
Price per tour for a maximum of 7 pax: 1050€
Fancy both gastronomy and culture ?
The codfish festivals are a must in Portugal in august and november as well as the visit to old fishing boats. At Easter Time we will join the codfish ''funeral'' ! Join the cherries,apples,grapes,almonds ,mushrooms and chestnuts picking ,the cheese production(kosher as well!),taste the olive oil ,the wine (kosher as well!)goat , sausages, smoked ham,suckling pig,sardines,seafood,snails,capons,chocolate,pastries.Unforgetable typical festivals,cooking shows, culture and history.
In one word :come and have fun!
You just have to choose the time of the year you want to travel so I will have your tour tailormade , including religious festivals and visits to the main sites along the way!
All venues entrances are included in the price as well as the driver guide expenses and transportation.
Please note :this tour does not run in January or in February.



Activities, services on this tour:
Car Family / Children Culture Unusual Festival Gastronomy Fair tourism Ecology Fish
Car, Family / Children, Culture, Unusual, Festival, Gastronomy, Fair tourism, Ecology, Fish
Location
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marketA 4 Day Tour in Lisbon,Sintra,Cascais,Estoril,Óbi marketJewish Sephardic Tour in Central Portugal marketBirdwatching in the Lisbon Area marketE-Biking,Sailing and Fishing in Lisbon and in Casc market 7 Wine Regions Tour 400€ per person in a party market2 Day Gastronomical and cultural tour
Review
Valdo ROMANATTI - ITALY  Review 2012-03-30 09:29 - 5
Abbiamo fatto un tour in Portogallo visitando Lisbona, Sintra, Capo de Roca, Cascais, Fatima, Nazzare, Obidos accompagnati da Manuela Charais che ci ha permesso di apprezzare quanto visto ed ammirato nei luoghi grazie alle spiegazioni molto particolareggiate.
La puntualità e la professionalità di Manuela sono state da noi molto apprezzate, ancora grazie di tutto a nome di tutto il gruppo.
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