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Address: Rua da Alianca Operaria, Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 9263
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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The best tour guide in Lisbon

My husband and I enjoyed the most informative and enjoyable tour with our guide, Paulo Scheffer, that that we have ever had. We feel we know more about Lisbon than many people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Longwood, Florida
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Longwood, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the most informative and enjoyable tour with our guide, Paulo Scheffer, that that we have ever had. We feel we know more about Lisbon than many people learn during a much longer stay. Not only do we feel we know the city better than most tourists but that we made a friend. Paolo is so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We spent two half days with Justin and he was excellent. This is a great way to get the most out of the city, quickly and enjoyably. He was knowledgeable, interesting and fun to be with, he also gave us some great lunchtime restaurant tips.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Paolo is a very special guide who loves his history and makes the story of the Anusim come alive. We did the Jewish tour with him and he was simply fascinating in sharing the entire Jewish experience from early Portugal to today. He is very insightful about the history of the Anusim and was a joy to spend time with.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were in Lisbon for a day during our cruise. We hired Justin from Lisbon Explorer to be our guide for the walking tour and the wine tasting. My mother in law had back surgery three months prior and had limited mobility. Justin was great! He tailored our entire tour to accommodate for this situation. He was extremely patient and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Paolo our guide gives clear articulate guide to the Jewish history of Portugal. His knowledge immense and English perfect. He gets top rating for bringing history alive. I can't wait for his book! Highly recommend

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Don't miss this wonderful Jewish tour of Lisbon! Our tour guide, Paolo, is an art historian who comes from an old Jewish family in Portugal. He made Portuguese and especially Portuguese Jewish history come alive for us on this fascinating walking tour. This 3 1/2 hour tour led by Paolo was the highlight of our trip to Portugal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Justin gave us a wonderful tour of "Hidden Lisbon" - he was very professional and really made everything come to life for us - we were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour, so we could take our time seeing things that were of interest to us. We will book another tour the next time we're in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We booked Lisbon explorer because of all of its good reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We did a tour around Alfama and it was worth the money spent. Had a great time!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Paolo is very fascinating and engaging. His knowledge of the history of Portugal and the Jewish influence is incredible. I would have loved having him as a guide for a week.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We took the Eternal Evora and End of the World tours. Our guide, Liliana, and driver, Silvestre, both did a fantastic job. Liliana stayed with us the whole time and did a wonderful job explaining each site visited. She gave us rich insights into the history and the economic, political and social aspects of life in Portugal. Silvestre focused on... More 

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LisbonExplorer, Manager at Lisbon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear KcDavid, Thank you for your feedback, and I am so happy that you enjoyed your time with Liliana and Antonio Silvestre. I think there may have been a slight misunderstanding with your lunch. It is normal for our guides join guests for lunch when on a full-day tour. In fact many of our guests ask our guides to join... More 

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