Since its creation in 2015, VisitmyLisbon has enjoyed remarkable success. Originally, it was a crazy bet to come to Lisbon by bike and learn Portuguese !
My name is Elliot and I am the founder of the Monlisbonne.com website. I was born in the Alps at the foothill of Mont Blanc. In 2013, after a few years in finance, I felt like changing my mind. On my bike, I made a stop in Lisbon to listen to this new language. My goal is Brazil. But I like to improvise… Seduced by Lisbon, I decide to stay there.
After a rapid progression in my activity, my Erasmus friend Sylvain joins me in 2017 to support me. This energetic man from the Vendée county has left the Amsterdam routine to embrace with enthusiasm the Lisbon way of life.
With Anna, Bia, Beki, Catarina, Rossana, Miguel and Pedro, we are a team of guides driven by the same passion : LISBON.
All our guides speak perfect English but can also provide a guided tour in French, German, Italian, Portuguese of course and Spanish. I don’t forget :
Today, here I am with a team that guarantees a quality of service recognised by its travellers. It’s a dynamic team that has the concern to put forward beautiful stories without putting history aside. We owe them everything! They are the ones who generated the enthusiasm that today drives us and fascinates us!
Driven by the same desire to perfect its knowledge, the team is united. We are young and take to heart to continue learning.
Béki’s name is Rebecca Bonjour. Her look and creativity transcend with her sharp knowledge !
Born in France but called for a long time by her Portuguese roots, she will make you enjoy Lisbon and its most unusual places. Thanks are pouring in like Sabine’s :
«Rebecca made us discover another Lisbon, it was perfect, comments, visits of neighbourhoods, discovery of unusual places, advice on our future trips…. we didn’t see the time go by. Thank you very much»
Bia is the Brazilian member of the team! Her speeches seduce you and take you for a walk through the streets of Lisbon to the rhythm of historical and contemporary stories.
She takes pleasure in questioning them ! This must be her side claiming truths and not legends… Her empathy will transport you as she did with Raphaële :
« We thank Bia who made us discover places we would never have seen without her. She was very attentive and offered us a coffee and an absolutely delicious pastel. Then we wandered through the streets with really interesting explanations. In short, these tours are ABSOLUTELY to be recommended.» .
Catarina is the youngest member of the team ! Sporty, alert, Catarina is a local girl. Although not from Lisbon, she has a different view of the city, from the south bank of Seixal. This does not prevent her from knowing Lisbon like the back of her hand.
Freshly graduated from the Estoril School of Tourism, Catarina is above all an official guide. A pledge of confidence for a quality visiting experience.
For my part, I wish only one thing : the total satisfaction of my team and the people who trust us. That’s why we work hard !
If the team is made up of different strong elements, our requirement is the same: high ! The objective being to offer you a guided tour of rare quality with the memories that we can give you, be guaranteed that you will be served.
I really appreciated what Jean Charles thought of what I am trying to implement :
« All Elliot’s information is accurate. The places, the restaurants, the advice, I say it all. Bravo Elliot and thank you »
We have fun calling him Dom Pedro because he is the noblest among us !
He shares his time and his love without counting the cost. His thunderous laughter often resounds between the 7 hills that he runs at a lively pace :
« A very good knowledge of his country and its history and an excellent fluency in the English language. When you add the sense of humour and the quality of the contact, you will understand that all the ingredients were there to make this tour an enjoyable and exciting experience. »
Sylvain landed in 2017. Traveller and epicurean, he devours a book of history as quickly as a good meal.
Urgently repatriated from Holland, where routine was winning him over, several readings and a real passion trained him in the winding streets of Lisbon, his beloved new home. This is what Jérôme and Nathalie think :
« Sylvain is an outstanding guide, integrated into the neighbourhoods and offers us an immersion for a few hours… stories, good tips, humour and good words : he is certainly a human and generous guide. Mouraria and Alfama : historic districts of Lisbon were explored with enthusiasm and delight : and a little off the usual tourist beaten track… so much the better ! Obrigado Sylvain »
If you wander around the heights of Graça, you may come across him in a gardener’s outfit. With a degree in agronomy, Sylvain manages Lisbon’s urban vegetable gardens. But his previous life was devoted to importing European wines to Hong Kong. During his time in Macau, he wrote reviews of Portuguese wines for the local media. So he might as well tell you that he is unfailingly knowledgeable about the country’s grape varieties. Sharp and pedagogical, Sylvain will take you on a journey through the Portuguese vineyards during a tasting of Lisbon wines.