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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

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Address: Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
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+351 966 042 993
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09:00 - 14:00
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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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A hidden gem - Quinta de Regaleira

Lilliana led our family through an outstanding tour of Quinta de Regaleira. Despite some lousy weather we had an outstanding experience, with Lilliana keeping the kids completely... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lilliana led our family through an outstanding tour of Quinta de Regaleira. Despite some lousy weather we had an outstanding experience, with Lilliana keeping the kids completely engaged looking for symbols of Freemasons and other secret societies during the walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an eye-opening experience learning about Jewish history in Lisbon. Paolo shared with us fascinating stories about Portuguese Jews that most Portuguese are not even aware of. The tour was captivating and the knowledge that Paolo imparts is priceless. We highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Justin. He was extremely knowledgeable and kept us engaged. I highly recommend taking this tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning with Paolo for the Jewish Lisbon tour. Paolo is warm and smart and knowledgeable. He clearly cares deeply about Lisbon and its Jewish history. He shared tons of stories that we wouldn't have heard elsewhere. If you're looking for the history of Portuguese Jews, you can find it here! Thanks Paolo, Lisbon is lucky to have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in December 2015. Eye-opening. Fascinating. David was intelligent and polite, and a good story-teller. He not only showed us over Lisbon while describing its site-specific Jewish history, but also guided us through museums and restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Justin on a wine and lunch seating. Justin told us so much about the Portugal we didn't know about and along the way we tasted fabulous wines and food. A great experience worth every penny. So dedicated and nice guide! A must for every visitor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Paolo was fabulous. We learned so much about the Jewish history of Lisbon and Portugal and how it fit in with the general history of the area. Since it was a private tour, we could ask as many questions as we wanted and go at our pace. It was raining prettty hard that morning but it didn't stop us and... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Paolo is an excellent guide whose knowledge of his subject matter and the city is apparent from first introduction. I traveled to Lisbon partially for a vacation and partially to further my research on the culinary history of the Sephardic community in Spain, and Paolo's knowledge of Lisbon's Jewish history and Cristao Novo population greatly deepened my understanding and appreciation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were interested in a private tour through the old city since it was our third visit of Lisbon and we wanted to go more 'in-depth'. Justin turned out to be our perfect guide. He is friendly, funny, creates intimacy and above all, with him it feels like being together with a walking encyclopedia. Justin is highly knowledgeable about almost... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Paolo is the best guide we have ever experienced. His knowledge and passion are suburb and he makes the history come alive. We learned a great deal and really enjoyed our time with him.

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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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