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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 266 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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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

From the moment we discovered LisbonExplorer we knew it would make our vacation in Portugal! Contacting them online was easy and fast. All the arrangements were perfectly planned out and most of all we loved our guides...Lilianna, Silvestre, and Paolo. We can't recommend them highly enough.

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bedford UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Recently did the Taste of Portugal Tabletop tour with Paolo, just the 2 of us and Paolo. Could not have been better - he took us to the Wine Bar do castelo where we ate and drank some fantastic food and wine. Paolo is an excellent and knowledgeable guide and we learned a great deal about the variety of wines... More

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Placitas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I just returned from a visit to Lisbon with Tauck Tours and on a free afternoon had arranged for a guide of the areas of Lisbon with significance to Jewish history. Paolo Scheffer was a phenomenal guide and educator. By the end of his introduction, it was obvious that this professional knew his subject and was not bluffing his way... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Used this company to tour Lisbon and our guide Paolo was superb! He knew so much about the history and where to find the best wines. He was very patient with us on a very rainy day. Then took us to a great place for wine. I highly recommend him.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Rarely you could be so lucky to be explained and shown the history of Lisbon and the role and place of Jews there by a scholar and enthusiastic guide in one person. And that person is Paolo. He has shown an inextricable link between the development of Lisbon and the Jewish community, something that our catholic friends prefer to deny... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Yet another review praising our tour guide Paolo and his enthralling tour of Jewish Lisbon. Paolo is a born story-teller and extremely knowledgeable. He made the history of Jewish Portugal come alive and three and a half hours just flew by. Highly recommend.

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paris
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had the hidden Lisbon Tour with Paulo on our first day. We were only 6, so it was pretty much a private tour. PAulo is a hell of a guide. He is passionnate, higly educated ( he is a history of arts teacher in the real life ) and master the art of storytelling. He provides great details on... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The best tour decision we ever made.  Paolo is the best!  We did a walking tour for 3  hours and a taste of Portugal table top  luncheon  Our guide Paolo was excellent in his knowledge of lisbon political, religious and artistic heritage as well as the wine and culinary aspects too. We sampled 3 of the finest quality wines along... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did the Jewish Tour of Lisbon with Paolo while on a cruise - and I must say this was the best shore excursion we've ever done. He picked us up at the pier and took us on a "seamless" 4+ hours tour of the city. And even though we've already visited Lisbon several times before - he still managed... More

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Hong Kong
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6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Since all Tripadvisor's reviews about Lisbon Explorer are all so positive, I therefore chose to join their Alfama walking tour. It turned out to be a wonderful experience. Paolo, as mentioned in all other reviews, is a knowledgable, passionate person and his strong history background made our tour to the Alfama old city so interesting. As Paolo is also a... More

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