LookAroundTours Cultural Tourism, Hikings, Jeep 4x4 Tours and Ocean Activities



André Marquês

André was born in Lisbon and currently he lives in Sesimbra. He is graduated in Tourism by superior institute of languages and Administration of Lisbon in 2007. He also has academic experience in pedagogy. He is the Founder/Owner of Look Around Tours. He works as a manager and also a tour guide in cultural tourism and hiking/trekking tours. André has worked in different fields of tourism such as outdoors and adventure tourism: Kayaking, Climbing, Coasteering and more than a decade in luxury tourism. With this project, he pretends to promote the valorization of Portugal, in its Natural and Cultural Heritage. It is with pure satisfaction, profound and rigorous knowledge, that he pretends to show you through personalized visits by graduated and experienced tour guides the most beautiful and magnificent places of Portugal. André speaks French, English and Spanish.

Gonçalo Murta

Gonçalo was born in Lisbon, is graduated in Tourism by the Tourism University of Beja and has advanced level in Enotourism by Herdade da Malhadinha Nova and advanced level in Tour Guiding by the Instituto das Novas Profissões. Goncalo is a certified tour guide with over 9 years of professional experience. His specialty as a guide are cultural and gastronomic tours where he presents the best there is in his country. The passion he developed for the country where he was born leads him to offer to all customers a differentiated and high quality service with regard to the tourist offer of mainland Portugal from North to South; in the rural world and in the urban universe he feels comfortable and perfectly to show and explain with the greatest devotion and knowledge that the profession of qualified tour guide requires.

Portuguese Wines are considered to be some of Europe's best-kept secrets.

Lisbon There's no getting bored wandering in Lisbon


The Beautiful Beaches

Famous for its good weather, Portugal is popular for its beaches, from Algarve to the blue coast. We have all kind of beaches, surrounded by rocks and cliffs to wide beaches on the west coast.
There are also great beaches for surfing and clear waters for scuba diving . The beaches can be enjoyed all year round due to its good climate;

The Fish and Shellfish

Portugal is the country in the world where you can find the most delicious fish and shellfish.
Famous by salt cod-fish, sardines, octopus and so many different fishes, seafood will be some of the freshest, most delicious and cheap you’ve ever had.
Portuguese cuisine is rich, authentic, fresh and full of flavors that have been perfected over generations. Portuguese food is recognized for its freshness and simplicity;

Arrábida Natural Park

Located between the gorgeous fishing village of Sesimbra and Setúbal, this protected area is rich in Mediterranean vegetation, including many rare species and many beaches with crystal-clear blue waters.
The spirit of this natural park, its soul, resides in the organic unity, reflected in its mosaic of landscapes, of geology and climate, of paleotology and iconography, of flora and fauna, of speleology and reliogity, of built and immaterial heritage and of legends and traditions.
It is a place of frontier and mystery, of memory and of inheritance. (Arrábida, amrs);


Located 25 minutes from Lisbon, a fairytale-like land of palaces, castles that Portuguese royalty used to call home.
Sintra is also the capital of Romanticism, with dreaming places, wonderful gardens and breathtaking landscapes, where architecture and history match uniquely. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, visited for more than a million persons each year is a privileged village for leisure, hiking, congresses and tourism;


Portugal is home to many surf spots that attract different levels of wave-riders.
It´s a small country for the good and for the bad – endless shore with cliffs, bays, long desert beaches and secret spots behind the corner; millions of waves breaking, right here and right now, easy to catch up with, consistent swells all over the year;


Portugal´s history is highly interesting, it was the first global empire and that it used to be one of the biggest empires in the world. From the first inhabitants to the Celtic tribes, the Roman and Moorish invasions, the Age of Discovery, and today.Portugal is Europe's oldest nation state. Particularly interesting features of Portuguese history are preserved in unique museums that you can find in Lisbon;


We have so many cultural festivals spread for all country, that are immensely attended by devoted citizens who love to take part in the events that retell their history, express their roots, and come together as a community. We can listen easily Folklore it he most remote historical villages of Portugal, there is often traditional music played, home-made items for sharing, and elegant artwork;


Lisbon is the second-oldest capital city of Europe . The city is absolutely fantastic with scenic views from all belvederes, with an amazing architecture and saturated with rich history .In Lisbon, the traditional and the modern, compete for your attention .Lisbon is loaded with atmosphere, charm, great food and nightlife, museums, yet ignored by the bulk of travelers, then Lisbon deserves consideration as Europe's coolest capital;

The Landscape

The landscape of Portugal will amaze all the nature lovers. The contours of the earth construct gorgeous scenery constituted by mountains of green and rippling countryside. From the peaceful Lisbon viewpoints to the wild horizons of the Portuguese coast. Portugal offers beautiful beaches, ancients castles, mountains, cliffs and historical villages. Immerse yourself in it all through hiking and traversing the lands or simply enjoy the beautiful view.
Anyway, if you enjoy being surrounded by large-scale natural beauty, you will love the experience of being in Portugal;

The Wine

Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans.. Portugal be proud of a long history of wine making with different areas and differents grapes varieties. It produces an excellent wine of a great quality. The portuguese wines win the most prestigious awards every year. Chances are there is a great quality wine at a very reasonable price waiting for you;


Fado is an experience you shouldn´t miss. Many restaurants through out Portugal have Fado music concerts, a type of urban music with nostalgic and melancholic feeling, very emotional. often mournful lyrics singing about love,joy,jeolusy. pain, accompanied by the Portuguese guitar. The fado began to be seen in the streets and brothels of Lisbon, although some historians believe the real origin predates to homesick sailors at sea and the rhythm of the African Slave Dances.