We Are Ready When You Are!
These uncertain times got us all on hold! One of the things we love the most – traveling – was postponed! But we, at Portuguese For a Day, wait and we are here for when you feel ready. In the meantime, travel from home, learn our safety measures and guidelines and read about how we prepared everything for your tours in Portugal.
On March 15th, before the state of emergency in Portugal, we decided to close our business temporarily. Of course it was not an easy decision, but given the fact that we were slowly getting used to the word “pandemic” it was something that had to be done.
During these two months and a half we had time to learn and improve – our team meetings were done at home! Now, with the country easing lock-down restrictions, it is time to be prepared!
Clean & Safe
Here at Portuguese For a Day Tours we always took the cleaning and hygiene of our vehicles very seriously! Now we are even more committed to maintain and increase them.
The National Tourist Board created a “Clean & Safe” certification for businesses to operate under a series of guidelines and commitments. With this measure, Turismo de Portugal intends to inform companies on the hygiene requirements and cleaning measures to ensure the safety of various establishments, according to the recommendations of the DGS – Directorate-General for Health, as well as promoting Portugal as a safe destination from the point of view of care with the spread of the Virus, reinforcing the confidence of those who visit the country.
We were attributed a Clean & Safe stamp and we will proudly display it, always following the measures and guidelines to stop the spread of the virus and to continuously maintain a safe and healthy environment in our tours and during your travels.
We also follow the Global Protocols of the World Tourism & Travel Association and we received a Safe Travels stamp.
Health, Safety & Hygiene
Following the approved guidelines, including social rules, working with curated partners and adopting a correct etiquette, our priority is to make sure we keep contributing to a safe and trustworthy destination – Portugal.
We will proceed with cleaning and disinfection of our vehicles after each tour and several disinfection of most common touching places throughout the day – such as seat belts, doors, seats and windows. All guests in our tours are required to wear a face mask when in the vehicles, as well as our guides. It is recommended that the guides’ instructions are followed in order to have a smooth and worry free day.
Keep it small and safe
We already work with very small groups (up to 8 people per vehicle) and we will try to avoid crowded places and gatherings. Our groups will be limited to 4 people in the shared tours and up to 5 people in a private tour with a household group. Hand sanitizer and face masks will be provided if you do not have yours.
We recommend you consider a private tour instead of a shared tour and you can opt for a walking tour, where we spend most of our time outside. Private tours are a great option as you can see your questions answered easily and a personalized attention. We also recommend off the beaten path itineraries, such as the countryside or the beach during weekdays.
Following all the health and safety guidelines, we are ready to return to business. Now more than ever it is the time to adapt and to make a difference.
Our priority has always been our guests and team safety and we are strongly committed to keep doing that.
In sum, these are the things you need to know:
- Shared group tours will be limited to 4 people
- Private Tours and household groups up to 5 people can remain together
- Walking Tours will be limited to 4 people (unless private)
- Face masks are required indoors and we will provide them if you don’t have one
- Face masks are required outdoors when physical distance is not possible
- Hand washing/sanitation should be done several times throughout the tour
We are waiting for you and we cannot wait to show you around Portugal! How about you? Was Portugal on your travel list for 2020 or are you planning to visit Portugal on 2021?