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Address: Rua da Alianca Operaria, Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 9263
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Private Tours For the Culturally Curious! Perfect for travelers, foodies...
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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Amazing personalised tour that I definitely recommend! Will be back for another tour by the same company soon. Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing personalised tour that I definitely recommend! Will be back for another tour by the same company soon. Thank you!

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had the great fortune of booking Justin from Lisbon Explorer for our night at Baro Alto Wine Bar in Lisbon. It was one of the more memorable events we have had in all our vacations! Justin was excellent. His knowledge of Portuguese Wine, Culture, Politics, History, Religion and the European Economy was phenomenal. He was very easy to talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our guide was Justin whom I had read about previously and he did not disappoint. He really knows Portugal's history and made the trip fascinating. He is Canadian and so language was no problem. He spent more than his required time with us and answered all our questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went to Libson with my family (over 11 persons) together. We used Lisbon Explorer to help us organize the trip. Andre & Davide were extremely professional, they listened to our requests and can always provide options and advice. We booked half day trip to Secret Sintra and full day trip to the End of the World with your guide... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My friend and I spend i day with Paulo. We explored Jewish Lisbon and Alfama. Paulo was most knowledgeable of both the history of Jews in Spain and Portugal as well as the history of those countries. He is a most fantastic speaker and the stories that he was telling us just came to life in front of our eyes.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I planned the Hidden Lisbon Tour and a Taste of Portugal tour on the same day for 15 of us...so we got Paulo from 1:45 in the afternoon to 1:45 in the evening (I'm not sure everyone would get him for as long as we had him though). This guy is passionate about Lisbon, about history, and about the future... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The tripadvisor reviews are off the charts, but I have to chime in and add my "excellent" vote to Paulo Scheffer's Jewish tour. It was a bit painful, but really elucidating. We really appreciated Paulo's knowledge and passion. We aren't normally tour-taking kind of people, but this was worth every penny.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The tour was beyond excellent. The guide was knowledgeable of both the history of Jews in Spain and Portugal as well as the history of those countries. He introduced us to stories from the middle ages up to the holocaust that we had never heard of. Quite wonderful and strongly recommended.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful vacation in Portugal. Our first full day included a Hidden Lisbon tour by Paolo who was amazing. He took us through the interesting narrow streets of the old city which gave us a true sense of the culture of Lisbon. He provided many helpful tips on places to dine, shop and... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My mother and I did the Jewish walking tour with Paulo. The tour was fascinating and we discovered so much about the life and history of Jews in Portugal. Paulo is an absolute delight with a clear passion for what he does. He's extremely knowledgeable and infused his tour with excitement and wonderful anecdotes. He also generously shared with us... More 

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Additional Information about Lisbon Explorer

Address: Address: Rua da Alianca Operaria, Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 9263
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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