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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
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Exploring Jewish History in Lisbon

What can we say that would match the excellence of our time spent with Paolo- — he is a font of... read more

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LexaNavi
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Extraordinary Tour of Jewish Lisbon

Paulo is a superb guide, a young academic with an incredible range of knowledge which nearly took... read more

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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
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Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
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Reviewed today via mobile

What can we say that would match the excellence of our time spent with Paolo- — he is a font of information- passionate story teller and scholar. Warm and attuned to clients questions NOT TO BE MISSED for anybody from any background ‼️

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Reviewed today via mobile

Paulo is a superb guide, a young academic with an incredible range of knowledge which nearly took our breath away as we toured the old Jewish quarters of Lisbon. His tour encompassed the vast range of Portuguese Jewish history to the present day. And yet...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our cruise ended in Lisbon, so we decided to spend a couple of extra days in Lisbon and the area. While we had been to Lisbon before (and did take a day walking tour), we felt that we needed a better understanding of the city,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Paolo, is extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, sensitive to the needs of his customers, and gave us a remarkable insight into the history of Portugal, from ancient right up to current times. His knowledge of the Jewish history of Portugal is breathtaking and is a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paolo, a historian, while showing the standard sites also peeled back the veneer and related the sometimes tranquil but often hugely tragic story of Lisbon's Jews. His suggested additional readings were engaging and have continued the narrative for us. To this were added recommendations for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paolo Scheffer is simply the best! We learned so much, we saw so much...it could not have been better! (Well, perhaps if the rain wasn't coming down in torrents...) In spite of that, neither I nor the 3 others of our two couples tour would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Paolo was beyond fabulous. Besides being an historian & expert, he made the history & stories come alive even though there isn’t much ‘to see’ of the existence, contributions and persecution of Jews over the millennia. I could spend days listening and discovering...More

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paolo told the fascinating and sad history of Jews in Portugal in an engaging and contemporary way. It was one of the highlights of our trip, and the one that will linger the longest in our memories.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been lucky enough to have traveled worldwide quite extensively and have taken a host of Private Tours. Back in October '17 we were scheduled to take a Private Tour of Lisbon thru Lisbon Explorer, and we had been in touch...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide Paolo was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We strongly recommend him for any group trying to explore the Jewish history of Portugal.

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karenthecoach
April 24, 2018|
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Response from helenfishman18 | Reviewed this property |
Not going to Lisbon we were there in June. If you’re interested in that tour it’s great! It’s a morning individual tour not a group. You don’t need to go on a tour to Portugal. It’s very easy to do by yourself.
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Remiel R
April 4, 2018|
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Response from olga s | Reviewed this property |
I contacted directly the agency.
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dandom
February 12, 2018|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Dear Dandom, There are many variables about your party that will determine if we can provide a tour of Porto, or not. It is best to complete the reservation request form on our website. On the form there is a section which... More
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