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Lisbon Explorer

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Address: Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 9263
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A Day in Lisbon with Paolo = A Must!

Lisbon Explorer (LE), in particular, tour guide Paolo, were fantastic. For starters, we vetted about 5 tour companies before we made our decision to go with LE. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jess H

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lisbon Explorer (LE), in particular, tour guide Paolo, were fantastic. For starters, we vetted about 5 tour companies before we made our decision to go with LE. The communication, planning and execution of our tour was a snap. We ended up booking LE/Paolo for a ‘full’ day. It’s worth every penny hiring a private guide at the outset of a... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two days with Paola. Day 1 - in the morning we took a Hidden Lisbon Tour. Our group had 10 members ranging from 20 - 78 years old. Paola was able to keep everyone engaged with his stories and enthusiastic way of telling them. While we did a lot of walking, every destination was interesting and time well... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 3 hour walking tour is both informative and fun. Paulo, our guide, shared history that cannot easily be found from other sources, integrating the Jewish history with other historic facts of Lisbon, making for the best spent three hours in Portugal. In addition he shared his restaurant tips with us that proved valuable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Inside Alfama and Hidden Lisbon Tours with Paolo as our guide. He was outstanding - one of the most knowledgeable and informative guides we have had. He speaks perfect English (having lived in the US for many years). We enjoyed our time with him and recommend him highly.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually research, organise and book all our own travel itineraries so it was the exception to book the Lisbon Explorer Tour - but the personal aspect and great reviews persuaded us to try and it turned out to be an exceptional experience not to be missed. Our first taste of Jewish Lisbon began perfectly by being able to spend... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Justin was recommended to us as a guide who could give us accurate information about Lisbon with attention paid to Jewish history and sights. We were delighted to spend time with him. He is personable, knowledgable and flexible. Our walking tour was comprehensive, but at a leisurely pace. Justin is an experienced guide who is responsive to his group, It... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day out on a personalized tour with Justin. We had only one day in Lisbon and needed to make it count. We saw ALL the main attractions but did not feel rushed with historical and cultural key information given by Justin our wonderful guide. Worth the money! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I met Justin and explored Lisbon in the afternoon. We had a fantastic time. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. We still talk about the pork sandwich and beer. I can't wait to come back.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Justin was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Lisbon. There is so much fascinating history and he brought it to life for us in just 2 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a private Jewish tour of Lisbon with Paolo. His knowledge of the Jewish people was incredible. His stories were fascinating and it was an absolute pleasure to spend a few hours with him learning all about the history. Paolo was an enthusiastic guide who spoke perfect English. He was interested both during and after our tour of our... More 

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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!