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Resident Tours

Get to know your favorite cities in Portugal, from a local perspective and meet other explorers like you!

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Our Tour Services

One of the things our clients often mention is their desire to know more than just the tourist side of things.

 Truly understand life in Portugal

Resident Perspective Tours, Not touristic tours !


Here is what we mean when we say resident perspective :

Show people where locals eat, where to shop, how to move around, cultural activities, real life costs and how much locals usually spend, what are the normal prices of rent, developing neighborhoods , what neighborhoods are not recommendable, the pros and cons of locations, etc.

 

​Savvy Cat policy is honesty, showing and saying things as they are, not as they would “sound / look good”. 

 

​One of the things we are proud of at Savvy Cat Realty is to give access to hidden and forgotten locations. We want to show all of our beautiful country. Fight inflation in popular tourist destinations and show off amazing locations/neighborhoods/hidden gems that are often off the radar.

Private

These tours can be made in 2 formats: Private OR In Small Groups

​The tours are a highly personalized high-end service. Schedule at least a week ahead.

You will be accompanied by a Savvy Representative & a driver.

Explore one City, Location or Area. For example, if you choose Porto, we can also show you some surroundings like Matosinhos, Gaia, Leça, Valbom depending on your interests.

​Includes one meal for 2 people (usually lunch as standard is 10 AM to 6PM, unless you request a night tour to explore nightlife). We usually pick places that reflect the local life, but it will always be according to your interests.

Staff will be at your disposal for the day and take you around the location you select, showing neighborhoods, activities, cultural life, practical life, markets, comparing options and focusing on your personal interests. Please let us know what you are looking for, and discuss your lifestyle needs so we can match them and personalize the tour accordingly.

 

It also includes a call with the assigned representative to discuss your interests, lifestyle, and goals, so we can make sure the tour will fully match your expectations.

 

10% discount if you buy 2 and 15% discount if you buy 3 or more, email contact@savvycatrealty.com to request multiple bookings!

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Group Tours

A small summary
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  • Size of Group : minimum of 5 participants, maximum of 8 participants;

  • Frequency : (without covid restrictions) one or two times per month in different Portuguese regions ;

  • Itinerary : Pre-organized and you are informed of it prior to locking a spot;

  • Duration : Approximately 8h (3h break times for rest, meals and social time);

  • Includes : 1 Lunch/Dinner and two snack/café stops + guided drives with stops, walking bits & sometimes activities.

  • The average cost will be 250€ +VAT per person.

How they work

  1. Small groups of up to 8 people. The point is to get to know the cities & meet other possible future residents in the process. We keep the groups small to promote quality socialization. We want to be able to interact with each participant and encourage participants to form meaningful connections among them!
     

  2. Group tours can be requested or they will be announced by us over a month ahead, Spots are first come first served. At the moment, group tours have been suspended due to covid but we plan to bring them back soon!
     

  3. There will always be one of our savvy regional representatives guiding the tour and offering inside perspective and advice. They are local folk and with a practical knowledge of their city/location 😊 Sometimes you might get a special appearance from our CEO on the social time of tours and a chance to pick her brain too 😉
     

  4. We are always happy to get feedback and requests! Feel free to  fill in the form below to help us understand which cities have the most demand. We will let you know once we are able to organize a tour in the cities/locations you showed interest in!

Let us know your interests
Fill the form and let us know your interests

Cities From a Local Perspective

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Themes of Interest

Which Portuguese areas would you like to explore? 

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Hygiene & Safety are also part of our values!

Our priority is to guarantee the safety of our employees and customers and, as such, we have been implementing and reinforcing a set of preventive measures to ensure everyone’s safety.

We are committed to providing experiences with all possible safety measures so that our clients feel safe. So, in light of the current pandemic, and in accordance with the recommendations of the Portuguese Health Authority, Savvy Cat Realty has decided to implement the following preventive measures:

PROTECTION

Whenever possible and necessary, we provide masks and gloves for the entire team in order to protect our employees and customers. Clients should bring their own mask to use.


 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

We promote social distance before, after and during our tours, so that you can enjoy each experience with maximum safety and comfort.

DISINFECTION

As in our previous procedures, vehicle disinfection always takes place before and after the tour with the recommended disinfectants.

AFTER RESERVATIONS

To ensure everyone's safety, when the tour booking is confirmed, clients will receive a complete COVID-19 brochure with additional information on tests and current extra measures they must take into consideration.