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Address: Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 9263
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Private Tours For the Culturally Curious! Perfect for travelers, foodies...

Private Tours For the Culturally Curious! Perfect for travelers, foodies and art lovers who want more than a mass tourism experience • Lively and knowledgeable experts • We are local scholars with a passion for the food, wine, culture and history of Portugal • Excellent English-speaking • Easy walks downhill, or luxury vehicles with heat and A/C • Insider tips on restaurants and places locals visit • FREE rides on historic trolleys • Access car-free historic quarters and go inside sights • No megaphones, headsets • Affordable.

----- To really know Lisbon one must go into the small maze-like streets of the city's old quarters, where automobiles are limited and real life unfolds in pedestrian friendly streets and squares. The young and vibrant guides and scholars who lead our tours are not part-time students or actors who memorize scripts, or offer free tours to large groups without advance reservations. We carefully choose historians who are talented at speaking on Lisbon's treasures, and the amazing stories beneath them. After each tour our staff is available to assist with free city maps, additional sights to see, and restaurant or shopping suggestions. We look forward to bringing Lisbon alive for you in truly amazing, historic and relevant detail.

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Jewish Tour of Lisbon with Paolo Scheffer

My husband, brother in law and I were absolutely spellbound by Paolo's in depth knowledge and passion for Jewish history in Lisbon. He is without a doubt the definitive expert on... read more

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My husband, brother in law and I were absolutely spellbound by Paolo's in depth knowledge and passion for Jewish history in Lisbon. He is without a doubt the definitive expert on all things Jewish in this amazing city. The time absolutely flew by during our tour. He was engaging, personable and above all, a great person to spend time with!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were guided in Lisbon by Paolo Scheffer for over 5 hours and given a breathtaking and exciting historical account of Lisbon from every conceivable perspective and from stunning viewing points.He even gave us a fascinating insight into the history of our hotel (Avienda Palace) where he met us. We highly recommend him for anyone wanting a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Justin, met us promptly at our hotel at the designated time. A most pleasant, courteous, and very considerate individual. We spent a good 3 hours visiting historic sites, most of which were very important places in the Jewish history of Portugal. Justin was extremely knowledgeable, and patiently answered all our questions, inspiring us to learn more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very engaging and knowledgable . We learned a great deal and the interactions were pleasant and interactive. The guide seem well prepared and geared the tour based on our interests.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience with Paolo was fantastic and we only wish we would have had more time with him! Paolo offers a unique Jewish perspective on the history of Lisbon and combined walking through the older parts of the city and visits to the most important sights together with many historical stories, so the time flew by quickly. We learned so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent four hours with professor Paolo Scheffer on a walking tour of Jewish Lisbon. We can't say enough about how much we learned and the clarity and passion which Paulo exhibited in talking to us about the history of Jews in Portugal. His personal family history in Portugal along with an in depth knowledge of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour back in September. This was a return trip for us to Lisbon and we wanted to go back to some of our favorite sites throughout Belem and the surrounding areas. Our tour guide Liliana along with our private driver made it a breeze. It was so easy to see all the top highlights, and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two sisters (early 20s) travelling for a week together. We both love to take city and historical tours. Our parents had toured with Paolo a few years ago and recommended that we do the same. We wondered if we would be bored given that he appealed so highly to our parents. We did the Jewish history tour and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a one-day Jewish tour with Paolo, and it was one of the best guided tours we have ever had (and we've had a few, in lots of cities around the world). His knowledge of the city is impressive, but his knowledge of the Jewish history of Portugal really blew us away. And, he went out of his way,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a lot of research into what was on offer in Lisbon, I opted to book a private tour for my wife and myself with Paolo Scheffer of Lisbon Explorer. We communicated with Paolo in advance and he wanted to know what were our special interests etc. Neither my wife nor I are Jewish but I have been involved in... More 

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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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