About Us

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Raquel Policarpo

Archaeologist

Although I became an archaeologist by accident, I’ve come to love the challenges and rewards that this area as to offer. I’m a fan of History and I love travelling, and I combined them by starting Time Travellers with my friend Inês. I’m the creative side of our company and the expert in walks such as Medieval Lisbon or the Carnation Revolution tour, besides my ever favorites Roman and Moorish Lisbon! I’m always ready to walk, talk and to have a nice cup of coffee, and I’m an excellent company to explore Lisbon and Portugal, while sharing the stories of all the characters that made up our History.

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Inês Ribeiro

Archaeologist

Since I was a little girl I watched Indiana Jones and dreamed about becoming an archaeolgist! After a few years of digging and investigating, I started Time Travellers with Raquel and now I make sure everything is well organized and pretty, thanks to my newly discovered abilities as an amateur designer. My heart is faithful to Roman archaeology, but as a good “lisboeta” I also became the expert in walks like The Saints or The Women of Lisbon. My walks are the perfect combination of a good time and lots of love for this beautiful city where I was born and raised.

Our path

Spring, 2010
Two friends on a girl’s night out start dreaming about creating Time Travellers
September, 2010
We began training with the entrepreneurship program Mulher +, to acquire the tools that allowed us to make our dream come true
30th June, 2011
Time Travellers is born
2011/2012
Lots of research and preparation work, getting to know archaeological sites thoughout the country
March, 2012
We began our partnership with Let’sBonus, still active today
10th March, 2012
Our first official tour with the lovely Massa Gomes family
18th April, 2012
We began our partnership with Odisseias, still active today
5th/6th May, 2012
Time Travellers participated in the Arcaheology Fest for the first time
25th July, 2012
We began our partnership with Lisbon Segways and started exploring the past on two wheels
7th August, 2012
We created our orange t-shirts, complete with the Time Travellers logo, so that our travelers can easily spot us in the meeting points
20th October, 2012
Time Travellers participated in the Heritage and Tourism Conference, in Vila Nova da Barquinha
15th November, 2012
Time Travellers participated in the Cultural Routes Seminar, in Porto
19th March, 2013
We began our partnership with Abreu Viagens Travel Agents, still active today
19th October, 2013
Ricardo Grosso becomes part of the TT Team
14th June, 2014
The first mini-Time Traveller, Raquel’s son, is born
2nd April, 2014
Vanessa Filipe becomes part of the TT Team
16th April, 2014
Raquel Gaudêncio becomes part of the TT Team
20th May, 2015
Time Travellers is awarded with Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellency
17th July, 2015
Raquel and Inês’ first book, “Secrets of Lisbon” is released