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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 227 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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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family booked with Lisbon explorer for a port stop during our cruise. Lily met us with the mini bus driver at the pier. She drove us into the old town and then we explored on foot. We stopped for pastries, coffees as well as their traditional portuguese drink. Then we visited Belem and the Monastery. And of course made... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great afternoon with Paolo Scheffer, taking the Jewish Lisbon tour. His rave reviews are well earned and say it all. My surprise was not at all about Paolo... tour with him, you'll be pleased. (And book very early! He is popular and there is only one of him!) Our surprise was Antonio, who handled the booking online.... More

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Philadelphia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We took two tours with Paolo during our visit to Lisbon in July 2014 and on a scale of 1-10, Paolo is a 100! His knowledge is deep and his love of Portugal makes history come alive. His English is excellent. It was like spending two days with a great story teller - you could not help but pay attention... More

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Freehold, NJ
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My wife, daughter, and I did the Jewish Lisbon tour with Paolo Scheffer. Based on TripAdvisor reviews, this was actually the first tour I booked for our trip. Paolo is extremely enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of the history of the Jews in Portugal. This history has not been particularly kind to the Jews and was much worse than what... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Jewish tour of Lisbon with Paulo was truly one of the highlights of our two and half week trip - and our two children ages 12 and 14 enjoyed it as well. He was incredibly knowledgable and passionate about the Jewish history of Portugal. It was fascinating to hear his personal story and to learn about the deep roots... More

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

With 5 friends, we shared a most perfect day with Paulo. He shared his love of country with us and walked us through the history of Portugal in a deeply personal style. His passion was infectious. His knowledge was deep and rich in detail. He was the most amazing guide I have ever had. I look forward to returning to... More

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Woodmere, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Paulo gave us an excellent overview of Portugese history aside from his enthralling information about Portugal's Jewish history. He gave us great advice before we even met him that really enhanced our time in Lisbon. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would recommend anyone visiting Lisbon to use his services.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We can only reiterate what has been previously said.Any of the lisbon explorer tours will show you the unusual the quirky and fascinating facts about Lisbon that you will not find on any of the open top bus tours.Paolo is a well travelled and passionate guide .we did the Alfama tour and hence avoided the long slog up to the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Finding Paulo on the internet to provide a thorough and provocative guided tour through the Jewish history and streets of Lisbon was a stroke of luck! We have traveled in many places throughout the world, and very frequently, hire guides to provide us personal tours of Jewish sites, life, and history. Unquestionably, Paulo was the most knowledgeable and insightful of... More

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Wellington, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our guide Paulo Scheffer a Jewish scholar and professor, shared with us artifacts, ancient synagogue sites,inscriptions and history about the Jewish people in Portugal that not many know about. He also was very helpful in giving us information about Lisbon which helped us to plan the remaining part of our stay. We were fortunate to have Paulo as our guide,... More

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