Eduardo’s interests are manifold. Professionally, he has been a Business Manager of Telecom and Internet Services. His expertise and know-how in these fields has been widely recognized. As for his personal interests, Eduardo is passionate about life and Portugal, which he considers the most beautiful country in the world. By bringing together these two fields of action, he has embarked on this new project, Portugal Trails. Eduardo firmly believes that Portugal Trails’ innovative approach to tourism will definitely change the way people get to know our country, since our enterprise aims at providing exciting and memorable experiences to all those who wish to travel with us.
Gabriela has always been keen on travelling and particularly fond of getting to know different people and different ways of being. She has always felt that Portugal has secret treasures that need discovering. After a couple of years teaching English, Gabriela has embarked on a completely new project. She believes that Portugal Trails will provide first-class service to all those who wish to discover this beautiful country. Also, she is determined that Portugal Trails will make a difference in the Tourism sector in Portugal, with creative and original proposals. Gabriela was born in Lisbon and has studied Languages and Literatures, namely English and German. After having taught English for 17 years she has also become interested in American Studies and wrote a dissertation on American Civil War Photography.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
This is our team , we are looking forward to learning about your ideas and wishes for your trip, and to work with you in planning your perfect vacation in Portugal.
While you are here, we will be available to assist you with any issue, question, or need.
A Portuguese in love with Portugal, that’s how Vanessa defines herself. She has always studied Tourism and specialized as a tour guide with the purpose of finding out more about her country. For three years Vanessa has trodden the paths of this beautiful country, discovering the sights and hidden secrets which make Portugal such a wonderful place to visit. Now she has come back to tell you all about it and to help you out in planning your trip to Portugal. She has also travelled to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia and Natal, in Brazil, as well as Maputo, in Mozambique, with the purpose of getting to know Portugal’s ex-colonies. At present she is living in a seaside town near Lisbon and is working as a Travel Consultant for Portugal Trails, where she will be delighted to assist you during your trip.
Inês has already lived in Tunisia and Argentina, but she always ends up coming back to Portugal, since she is genuinely passionate about her homeland. Her great liking for tourism combined with her wish to promote Portugal made her take a degree in Tourism Management. Since she embarked on a career in tourism, she has set her sights on taking part in a project like Portugal Trails which, besides promoting a country that she loves, takes an innovative approach to Tourism, that is, independent tourism. Inês regards it as the future of this area. Being a stalwart of free independent travels, Inês backpacked all over South America and visited several other parts of the globe, but still considers Portugal as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She lives in Lisbon and is one of the Travel Consultants who will help you plan your travel.
She has been traveling since childhood, and has always been enthusiastic about the different cultures, cuisines, customs that she encountered wherever she went. The game plan for her every trip is to wake up early and explore as much as possible. Having traveled within Europe, around America, Africa and Asia, she has travel diaries of each, including China which surprised her the most having spent 3 weeks there. She insists on, at least one time per year, to take a break to learn more about a “piece” of Portugal of which she is so proud! Susana graduated in Tourism Management and spent one year in Brussels, where she connected with people of all nationalities and soon began to organize tours for foreign groups. However she feels much more fulfilled as a Travel Consultant, daily motivated by her costumers satisfaction.
Diana discovered her passion for travelling when she was a young child and it has not stopped growing. Her curiosity has led her to visit a lot of places in Portugal, but she desires to visit and learn much more about her homeland. She loves Portugal and Portuguese food, and is really proud of the fact that her homeland has so much variety to offer. Every year she takes half of her vacation to discover more about Portugal, and the other half to explore other parts of the world. Diana graduated in Tourism Management in Portugal and also earned a certificate in Guest Service and International Tourism from the University of Central Florida, in the USA. Her enthusiasm for the Tourism Industry was reinforced by travelling in other countries, learning about different cultures, and even more by living and working in the USA where she shared her experiences with people of many countries and with different perspectives. Working as a Travel Consultant gives her the opportunity to put together all of her passions, and she truly loves it!
Donna came to Portugal on vacation, fell in love with the country, and has made it her home away from home. Knowing little about Portugal before arriving, she was enchanted on arrival, and set out to learn, see and get to know the country. She finds the country amazingly diverse with respect to terrain, people, gastronomy, and culture; and the history and sociology fascinating. She takes every opportunity available to explore it further, and is thrilled and excited to be able to show our clients what she has learned and experienced! As the sole non-Portuguese, Donna has a unique perspective that she brings to the company as an outsider. Additionally, she has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe having studied in the universities in Strasbourg, France and in Siena, Italy, backpacked through Europe, traveled through Africa and Patagonia, guided luxury bicycle tours in France, and lived in Italy, Korea and throughout the US. Before coming to Portugal she worked in luxury hotels in Washington, DC, putting together special events. Her passions are travel, getting to know the global village, food and wine, history, and being active in nature. She loves being able to use her knowledge from this combination of exploring, guiding, background in fine food and wine, traveling independently or with tour operators, and pulling together bits of information gleaned from a client to put together a very special experience (event or tour) tailored to their interests and passions. And she welcomes the chance to work with you to put together a tour designed for your interests, in the way you like to travel, and to include the unique and special things that she has discovered in this wonderful country.
Filipa always wanted to work in Tourism. Her passion for other languages and enthusiasm for exploring her own country and others is what drives her! She studied foreign languages, and specialized in Tourist Information. It is her goal to discover more of Portugal and to use her knowledge to put together wonderful experiences for her clients. Filipa has travelled through Europe and Africa, and looks forward to other adventures to discover other continents. She lives in a seaside town near Lisbon, and couldn't feel happier about being a Travel Consultant at Portugaltrails!
Traveling is not just about fun. It is so much more than that. It is about meeting people, learning about the landscapes, histories, traditions, gastronomies, and much more – it means getting to know about other cultures.
Since a very young age, Marta has had the good fortune to visit a number of countries in Europe, USA and Asia. With a degree in social and cultural communication, Marta also lived and worked in Brazil for five years, first as a manager for a travel agency, creating and implementing tourist packages and later, as a manager in hotel Tropical resort, in Santarem do Pará. She now has the opportunity to combine her professional experience with her passion for travel and her deep knowledge of Portugal.
Portugal Trails gives her the way to interact with her clients, analysing, advising, and following them closely so as to ensure an amazing and unforgettable stay in Portugal.
João always wanted to show Portugal to the world and now he has that chance with Portugaltrails.
Our hospitality, the weather, our material and immaterial heritage are the perfect assets to keep the brand Portugal growing and João feels that is part of it.
Born and raised in Cascais, João graduated in Hotel and Tourism Management by the ESTTM in Peniche and soon realized that he was in the right sector.
The concept of fully independent trips and all the logistics which involves the excellence service of Portugaltrails makes him aware that this is the path to follow in order to obtain a quality and safe touristic experience.
To work in Portugaltrails and have the chance to contact with people from all over the world is without a doubt, a dream come true for him.