Joao D.

5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)

Available Areas

Evora, Lisbon (Living), Porto, Setubal, Óbidos, Sintra, Mafra, Batalha


English (Native), German (Native), Portuguese (Native), Spanish

Response Time

4 hours on average

Availability Updated


About Tour Guide Joao D.

Being an off-road driver for over 30 years, I know Portugal and Morocco inside out, literally “off the beaten track”. Making friends along the way and getting to know their culture, led me to organize tours and trips.

Me and my team (guides) put our heart and soul into each experience.

As a result, taking travellers beyond the destination, away from the usual touristic hustle. With this we have been leading Private Tours in Portugal and Morocco for over 7 years.




Sintra and Cascais Private Sightseeing Tour

6 hours

Visit Sintra and the surrounding area on a private tour. Take in the village’s renowned Romantic architecture, and see landmarks like the Pena Palace or other not much visited locations. Admire the natural beauty and stop at historic sites that interest you the most. The tour duration is flexible and the itinerary will be adjusted to your interests. You’ll also pass through the coastal village of Cascais.

FROM$120/ per person

Lisbon - Private Setúbal Region Wine Tasting Experience

6 hours

Tantalize your taste buds on this private guided Setúbal region wine trip from Lisbon. You will stop in three of the region’s cellars, tasting up to 10 different wines. Besides that, you also will taste fine traditional locally produced products, and marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery.

FROM$138/ per person

Traditional Lisbon Private Food Tasting Experience

3 hours

In this private 3 hour Lisbon food tour, experience the best traditional Portuguese dishes, learn its history, and also why they became icons of our gastronomy. You will understand how this simple traditional Mediterranean cuisine was influenced, and influenced cultures all over the world.

FROM$132/ per person

Lisbon´s Northern Region Wine Tasting Private Tour

6 hours

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Lisbon’s northern wine region, through this private wine tasting tour.Taste your way through two historic Portuguese wineries on a full-day, private tour from Lisbon to Cheleiros and Bucelas. Discover distinctive varieties and local grapes, and get a personal introduction to the wine regions of Portugal. Sample artisanal olive oil with traditional breads with plenty of time to explore two picture-perfect, rural villages and their surrounding vineyards.

FROM$138/ per person

Lisbon’s Forgotten Historical Palaces Tour

5 hours

Get off the beaten track and join this private tour to Queluz and Ajuda Palace. Discover Lisbon’s history that is often forgotten by the usual tourist routes, the National Palace of Queluz and Ajuda. Step back from the traditional tours and see another part of history as you wander through gardens and palaces overflowing with history.

FROM$120/ per person

Évora, Private Historic Discovery Tour

7 hours

This tour is designed for travelers that enjoy history but want to see something different to the usual tourist spots in Lisbon and Sintra. This private 7-hour tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Évora will show you another side of Portugal’s rich history.

FROM$160/ per person



Diane H.

5 / 5
Sep 16, 2023

Sintra and much more!

From the very beginning to the end of our tour we were blown away with how well everything went. We were 8 adults with a 1 year old on this tour. Our guide Maia and driver Pedro were so accommodating and flexible. We had a full day of touring and saw everything we had planned to see and more. Our whole group would not hesitate to book another event with this company.


Lynn T.

5 / 5
May 27, 2023


I work with Joao to develop a 2 day tour for my group - 6 senior women age 71 - 81. Joao and I talked about the physical abilities of our "band of sisters" - his suggestions were thoughtful and we ended with a trip that synched well with our varied interests and strengths. Maia was our guide for both days and she was wonderful - full of history, stories, and much love for her country. My personal favorite place was Cascais, a perfect beach town situated between Lisbon and Sintra - I could easily spend a week exploring, using Cascais as my base. Thank you Joao and Maia for giving us so many memories - safe to say we will all be back!

Joao D.

Thank you so very much for your review, dear Lynn. It was a joy building and making the tour for you. Our guide Maia also loved her “Golden Girls” group… :-) Glad you enjoyed your stay in Lisbon! Hope to have you back soon to our Portugal Warmest Regards, Joao Dickmann


Jessica S.

5 / 5
Mar 11, 2023

Custom Sintra Tour

Joao was so helpful and accommodating in helping me create a custom private Sintra sightseeing tour for me and my husband. He gave us great recommendations on the best time to go to each place we wanted to visit. Rodrigo, our guide for the day, was also wonderful. He was incredibly friendly and extremely knowledgable on the history of Portugal. We had a wonderful tour and were so appreciative of his time. We would highly recommend Joao and his team for your sightseeing tour.

Joao D.

Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review, dear Jessica. It is always important for us to know how we are doing. Glad that our guide Rodrigo gave you a good time in our beautiful Lisbon and Sintra. Hope to have you back soon to explore other locations and experiences. Warmest Regards, Joao Dickmann


Csaba T.

5 / 5
Jan 10, 2023

If you want a super experience...

... then explore Sintra with Joao. We could not have immersed in the beauties and the history of the places we visited if we tried to do it ourselves. With our fantastic private guide, Joao, we learned a lot about the places. Absolute flexible guide, excellent speaker, you won't miss a word. Definitely recommended.

Joao D.

First of all, thank you very much dear Csaba for taking some time to write a review! I´m glad that you enjoyed your visit to our lovely Sintra. It was a pleasure making the tour for you, and hope to have you back in the near future. Warmest Regards and stay safe, Joao Dickmann