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Lisbon Explorer

Rua da Alianca Operaria, Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
213.629.263
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Ranked #1 of 209 activities in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: For the Culturally Curious! • Lively and knowledgeable experts • Perfect for travelers who don't like drive-by van and jeep tours • Easy walks... more » Owner description: For the Culturally Curious! • Lively and knowledgeable experts • Perfect for travelers who don't like drive-by van and jeep tours • Easy walks downhill, or luxury vehicles with heat and A/C • FREE rides on historic trolleys • Insider tips on places locals visit • Access quarters & sights where cars are prohibited and see the real Lisbon • We are local scholars with a passion for the food, wine, culture and history of Lisbon • Groups limited to 8 guests • no megaphones, headsets or umbrellas to follow • Excellent English-speaking • Affordable ---- To really know Lisbon one must go into those 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 artists, students or actors who memorize scripts, or offer free tours to large groups who drop-in 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

No matter how many times I visit Lisbon I want to go there over and over again. All the attractions are really good. Lisbon city itself have lots to offer. Places to visit Christo Rae, April 25th Bridge, Sintra, Fatima, Caves, Belem, Vasgodagama, Cascaise, Estroil and lots more to see, even they have got cable car rides near by football... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We would like to thank Paolo for the excellent Jewish Lisbon tour he gave us. We really enjoyed it and learned a lot. The kids, ages 14 and 20, found it entertaining and that made us very happy. Also, Paolo recommended us other places to see outside the tour and all of his recommendations were great. Thanks Paolo, you were... More

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Stockton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Like meeting up with a friend, proud of his home, and heritage, but knowing a lot more about it - both historical and contemporary knowledge - than your typical friend. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour and conversations with Paolo. Absolutely sign up for these tours.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a delightful time in Sinatra, our tour guide Lilliana was awesome, she provided an in depth and through explanation of the Pena palace. I definitely learned a lot about this mystical palace and the families who called it home. This tour company is top notch, clean vehicles and knowledgable staff.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Paolo was an outstanding guide for our tour of Jewish Lisbon. He has in depth stories of both the history of the city and the historic Jewish experience. Our family thoroughly enjoyed listening to his retelling of Jewish history in a Portugal, the experience of the secret Jews and learning from him. Highly recommended tour and guide if you want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had an amazing trip with Lisbon Explorer in the summer of 2013. Antonio, our tour manager at Lisbon Explorer, planned the 5 days trip from Porto to Lisbon for 12 of us. He was quick in understanding our interests and needs (family members from 15 to 89 years old with different interests), patient in answering every question we had... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We toured Portugal for one week in March 2014. The tour in Lisbon with Paolo Scheffer (Lisbon Explorer) was the highlight of our visit. Paolo knows Lisbon very well. He tells you the stories of its past and you see Lisbon in a way you would not see it if you did not take his tour. The Jewish history of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a wonderful tour. Paulo filled us the fascinating tale of the Jews of Lisbon. Both from an informed historian's point of view and the emotion that come from being a Portuguese Jew himself. The hours flew past and we never noticed them. Highly recommended. Mandy and Amanda (London)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We did a walking tour of Lisbon with Paulo, and did a tour of Sintra the next day. Both were fabulous and the guides were extraordinary.! Paulo's knowledge of the city, and his love for Portugal blew us away. It was like spending 4 hours with the most charming, entertaining and knowledgeable professor you ever had. Brilliant! Sign up for... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had an amazing tour with paoulo of Jewish Lisbon. He is extremely knowledgable and knows tons of interesting facts. I would definitely recommend him!

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