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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993
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Paola is fabulous for Jewish tour

If he's free take this tour. It was a highlight of our trip to Lisbon. He lived in US for many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
east coast
via mobile
Walking tour of Lisbon and day trip to Sintra

We had the most amazing time touring the city of Lisbon by foot with Lily! She is super... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy G
via mobile
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 14:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993

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Reviewed 3 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I recently had a terrific tour of the Jewish history of Lisbon with Paulo Scheffer. Paulo is a gracious and entertaining host and tour guide. He is also a walking encyclopedia of information regarding the history of Portugal and Spain in general,...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from 2 weeks in Portugal and have to say that our day with Paulo and his Jewish tour of Lisbon was an absolute highlight of the trip! His knowledge of the Jewish history of Portugal is outstanding and we were thrilled to have...More

1  Thank travelforfunToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two full days with the guides from Lisbon Explorer and had SUCH an amazing experience! I'll break down the three tours: 1) Lisbon Walking Tour: Our guide Justin was wonderful! He had such great knowledge of the city and all the history. He...More

Thank Arlene Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paulo did a wonderful job of melding the history of Lisbon with the current reality. He is passionate about his hometown and it is contagious. Loved hanging with him in a wine bar experiencing port. Can't wait to refer him to friends and family.

Thank 5233PollyP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this tour!!! We met in Lisbon next to the Hard Rock Cafe and from there went to Fatima. It was Sunday so we saw the masses come into the arena, amazing. Then from there we drove to Nazare, a seaside resort area, beautiful!! Our...More

Thank janej565
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paolo provided us with an unforgettable walking tour explaining the history of the Jewish people who have lived in Lisbon. He was punctual and we immediately knew that we liked his style. We found him intelligent and engaging. It was easy to understand his explanation...More

Thank nola48
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do any of your tours include admission to the Sintra castle and a tour of the castle? I prefer not to waste time standing in line for a ticket and prefer to have someone take me around the castle.
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
I would like to book Justin on the 29th at 9:30 for Hidden Lisbbon
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
leslie p
we took a tour with Paolo two years ago and LOVED him. have sent many friens to tour with him. now I can't seem to find how to contact him. can you send me the email you used to reach him. thank you so much. leslie
26 September 2015|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Dear Leslie, This is a public forum and TripAdvisor does not allow users to post email addresses or website addresses here. Please contact Lisbon Explorer through the Lisbon Explorer website. Also, TripAdvisor posts the... More