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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993
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Jewish tour of Lisbon

Paolo Scheffer was amazing. After two weeks of touring we were tired of tours, but this was far... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Janet T
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Boynton Beach, Florida
expensive, excellent tour guides

We did the hidden Lisbon with a Jewish emphasis with Daniel and tours of Sintra and Evora both with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher N
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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
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Paolo Scheffer was amazing. After two weeks of touring we were tired of tours, but this was far and away sooo much better than anything Tauck provided. On most tours, I lost interest and went to my photography. This tour had my FULL attention the...More

Thank Janet T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the hidden Lisbon with a Jewish emphasis with Daniel and tours of Sintra and Evora both with Liliana. Both of them were great in their own ways. Daniel had an amazing facility with history and way to make historical events funny and accessible...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have used guides all over Europe, but the quality and expertise of Liliana from Lisbon Explorer stands out. She was extremely accommodating and made sure the tour went smoothly and kept us on time. Liliana's knowledge was superb whether history, architecture, or modern culture,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very knowledgeable and personal time with Paolo was one of the most memorable things touring Lisbon. His ability to get back with tourists in time/centuries is very touching. Thank You, Paolo!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply amazing tour. Paolo's depth of knowledge and easy way of blending history with modern perspective enlightened us to so much about Portugal. The hours flew by and we hated to leave him. We should have booked a full day!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arranged tours with Lisbon Explorer and they were excellent in answering my emails, arranging the tours and sending me paperwork and instructions on how to meet the guide. Could not have been better and easier. Daniel was our guide for both tours and he has...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paulo should be leading Context Tours and charging so much more. His depth of knowledge based on years of research combined with his engaging style made the time fly by. Whether dispensing little known history of the Jews in Iberia or dispelling long held myths,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of five adults- parents, two sons and one daughter-in-law. We recently spent nearly five hours with Professor Paolo Scheffer on a tour of Jewish Lisbon. To call it a 'tour' is inaccurate. It was an educational journey par excellence. Paolo's enthusiasm,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed Paolo's tour of Lisbon. We all found our time with him to be the highlight of our trip, as he brought the city to life with his passion and stories of the past. Before meeting Paolo, we did not fully understand...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought provoking, educational and outstanding tour with Paulo about Lisbon, Portugal, and the Conversos

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mdc1066
8 July 2018|
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Response from DuncanTCH | Reviewed this property |
I would reach out to them directly at their website: Thanks
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Rosa S
19 June 2018|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
This depends on which tour you want to reserve. There are over 15 different tours to choose from on the Lisbon Explorer website. To read the tour descriptions, and a list of the places that they visit, it is best to go... More
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14 June 2018|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Hello, We would be delighted to show you around Sintra. We have only private tours. We offer both a full day, and a half day excursion. You can read all about them, and send a request form directly from our website. Just... More
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