Sometimes people ask us why we do tours and why did we enter in the flooded Tourism Industry? There have been people calling us crazy!
Well, but the answer is easy and clear, and starts like this:
#1: We love our country. Portugal is such a beautiful country, with a great and vast History; with amazing, hard-working and humble people. We want to show the best that Portugal has to offer, but in a different and unusual way.
Sometimes people know Portugal by the worst reasons, but the truth is that Portugal has more good things than bad things!
Well, besides Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal has a great gastronomy – the Cozido à Portuguesa, Carne de Porco à Alentejana, Sardinhas assadas na brasa, etc. -, in every corner exists an ancient fort, castle or church and the landscapes are just breath-taking! From North to South, it’s easy to lose in magical and wonderful places. And people are very very friendly.
#2: We love to travel. But since it’s been impossible to do it so often, we “travel” with people that came to us. We show our country to them, and they share and bring to us smells, tastes and energies from different countries. Thanks to that, we’ve been in Canada, South Africa, England and New York City, among others. It has been great and magical. We can’t be happier with the people that we meet recently, and that takes us to the…
#3: We love to meet new people. The Backyard Fellows (me and Eurico) are very cheerful and sociable. And we are always looking for the well being of people. But above all else, we want everybody to be really comfortable in our company, enjoy the moment the most and share a lot of laughs.
All that – travelling, knowing Portugal, meeting new people and have some good times -, are the main reasons to the birth of the Backyard Tours.
We hope that people start to understand that our tours aren’t the typical tours: those tours that take people to the same places over and over again and that usually don’t let people enjoy the moment or make new friends. We are different for sure. Why not join us in an experience that will mark you for the rest of your life?
I’ll let this question in the air. Think about it. And if you are convinced, we are here waiting for you and looking forward to meet you in person.