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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993
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Amazing experience

Paolo was a fabulous tour guide and kindled my interest in Lisbon and Portugal in general. Would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leawood, Kansas

We had three tours with Lisbon tours and each one was amazing! The guides were not only friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Paolo was a fabulous tour guide and kindled my interest in Lisbon and Portugal in general. Would travel back just to listen to his amazing stories

Thank choppin3aca
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had three tours with Lisbon tours and each one was amazing! The guides were not only friendly, they were well versed in their tour areas. We could not pose a question to them that they could not answer. They allowed us to move at...More

Thank JosephC241
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a thorough history of the Portuguese Jewish experience, then you need to book with Paulo Scheffer. This history professor gave us an entertaining and in-depth tour covering the story of the Portuguese Inquisition, Jewish contributions in Lisbon, the state of Jewish life...More

Thank OneVegasGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were part of a group tour of Lisbon. I normally dislike groups but Paolo was great. Very informative and knowledgeable with a lot of "behind the scenes" info.His story telling style was great and the 3 hours we spent with him flew by. I...More

Thank steve b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After cruising the Douro we were flying home from Lisbon late evening and so booked an afternoon private walking tour. Our guide Justin showed us one gem after an other.It was truly amazing that we were able to see so many memorable sites that really...More

Thank doreenho1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last spring my wife and I spent a week in Lisbon and while we were there had wonderful walking tours with Paolo. The first was the Jewish tour, the second was the tour of the Alfama. We have never been with a guide before who...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If he's free take this tour. It was a highlight of our trip to Lisbon. He lived in US for many years so unlike some guides he's easy to understand plus very knowledgeable. He knows places to sit in the shade and just how to...More

Thank rednissan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time touring the city of Lisbon by foot with Lily! She is super knowledgeable having been born and raised in that city, very friendly and accommodating to what we hoped to see - she was very patient with all of...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had wonderful day with paolo scheffer, walking tour of historic Lisbon followed by an awesome tapas and Portuguese wine tasting. Paolo very knowledgeable, informative ,easy to be with guided us around the city and through a great meal and tasting. Would do again in a...More

Thank Howpin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are Jewish or not I highly recommend the tour of the Jewish quarter with Paolo. He has a wealth of knowledge and loves to share it. He is clearly passionate about the subject of Jewish history and Lisbon's in particular. Paolo's stories were...More

Thank NSLynn
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7 March 2016|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Hi Seniordad, Please visit our web site and you can see all of our tours, the descriptions, photos, a list of highlights, as well as what is included. Yes, we skip the lines. We use authorized guides who can skip the ticket... More
26 October 2015|
Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Hi Eatwelloften, You have posted your tour request in a discussion forum for TripAdvisor. They do not allow the exchange of any personal data here. To reserve this tour, please visit the Lisbon Explorer website and reserve... More
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26 September 2015|
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