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Lisbon Explorer

Rua da Alianca Operaria, Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 213 629 263
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Ranked #1 of 252 Activities in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: For the Culturally Curious! • Lively and knowledgeable experts • Perfect for travelers who don't like standard boring tours • We are local... more » Owner description: For the Culturally Curious! • Lively and knowledgeable experts • Perfect for travelers who don't like standard boring tours • 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 • Groups limited to 8 guests • 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Our entire group had an amazing trip to Lisbon, largely due to Paolo! We did the Taste of Portugal tabletop tour and the Around Alfama tour and it opened our eyes to the incredible history and food of Portugal. Paolo also gave us great insights into enjoying our stay and what we should do with the rest of our trip.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We engaged Paolo to give us an overview of the Jewish Lisbon experience but he was not only knowledgeable about the Jewish history, he was so learned generally about Lisbon and Portugal in general. My husband and I have travelled extensively with many tour guides and I must say that Paolo was one of the best. His passion and enthusiasm... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Paolo makes the forgotten history come alive. He is vibrant and kept my interest for the entire tour. Do not miss meeting and listening to him while in Lisbon.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Paolo is amazing! It is so incredible that he is able to share with us so much information. He makes it very personal. His passion for Jewish History is so evident. If you can possibly get time with Paolo you are in for a treat?m

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We found the Jewish Lisbon tour on TA and saw the great reviews. We are happy to report that the reviews are well deserved! Paolo is one of those special guides who has incredible knowledge, senses what his guests are interested in and delivers a memorable day. We really learned a lot from him. If you are interested in learning... More

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barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were a party of 6 and went to Lisbon, between other things, to learn about the history of the Jewish community and the cripto jews in Portugal. We learned a lot from Pablo´s tour and stories and the whole tour ended being an unforgettable experience. If you are interested in history of the Jews and cripto jews in Portugal... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I travel the world regularly. This was the best walking tour we have ever taken in any country on any topic. There are already reviews written about Paolo so I won't repeat what's already been said except to say he is the real deal. Absolutely incredible guide. We were on the fence about booking this private tour... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were fortunate to be able (at the last minute) to join a private tour with Paolo. We had heard about him and Lisbon Explorer only 3 weeks before we arrived in Lisbon. We cannot say enough wonderful things about him. His knowledge of the history of the Jews of Lisbon as well as the history of the city is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had a wonderful experience with Paolo. He was referred to us by friends, and he did not disappoint. Our tour was personalized, informative, historical and fun! Paolo not only corrected the misinformation we gathered along our trip, he took the time to point out special historical items, local favorite parks, shops and restaurants. We got lots of cards for... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I always believe that a private tour guide in a new city is the best way to go. We found Lisbon Explorer on TA and booked the Hidden Lisbon and Around Alfamo and were lucky enough to get Paolo for both tours. This is not your average tour guide. Paolo is a historian and an art history... More

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