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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
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Fantastic and Engaging Tour

Our family really enjoyed Paolo's tour of Lisbon. We all found our time with him to be the... read more

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hdmeyer
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Columbus, Ohio
Great Tour

Thought provoking, educational and outstanding tour with Paulo about Lisbon, Portugal, and the... read more

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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family really enjoyed Paolo's tour of Lisbon. We all found our time with him to be the highlight of our trip, as he brought the city to life with his passion and stories of the past. Before meeting Paolo, we did not fully understand...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thought provoking, educational and outstanding tour with Paulo about Lisbon, Portugal, and the Conversos

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Paolo did a fantastic job accommodating our small children and still giving us a great and informative tour! His knowledge and passion is evident and it is inspiring to see. I would recommend this tour to everyone!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paolo is unique. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Jewish history of Portugal and actually about Lisbon also. The time we spent with him on our tour was filled with interesting, at times distressing, information about the Jews on the Iberian peninsula beginning in the...More

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Paolo is an excellent tour guide who took us on an amazing day tour of Jewish lisbon, highly recommended for any one interested in this fascinating history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paolo's Jewish tour was the highlight of our trip to southern Spain and Portugal. His overwhelming passion, extensive knowledge and personal experiences made the history and future of judaism in Portugal come alive for us. He tells the stories as though he was there when...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had Daniel as our tour guide for the Jewish walking tour. This was just an incredible and wonderful experience. Daniel is very personal and extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and interesting person. His ability to describe the Jewish life in Lisbon is very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paolo's Jewish Tour of Lisbon was the most enthralling and emotional tour I have ever taken. While traversing the streets of the beautiful city, we learned of its history, its glories and of the sometimes unbearable cruelty that was perpetrated there hundreds of years ago....More

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was better than we anticipated. It's a tour not to miss. Most impressive is his passion and knowledge. We have taken many tours in the past but this was the best we have ever taken. He gave us research references for additional reading....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jewish Tour in Lisbon was the highlight of our trip! Not only was it a history tour, but a Jewish history tour, a city tour and culinary tour as well. Paolo is a “foodie” and pointed out the best places to eat along the...More

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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
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Rosa S
June 18, 2018|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
This depends on which tour you want to reserve. There are over 15 different tours to choose from on the Lisbon Explorer website. To read the tour descriptions, and a list of the places that they visit, it is best to go... More
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Hello, We would be delighted to show you around Sintra. We have only private tours. We offer both a full day, and a half day excursion. You can read all about them, and send a request form directly from our website. Just... More
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June 11, 2018|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
The guide named Paulo on the ToursByLocals website is not Paolo Scheffer who works for Lisbon Explorer. (Notice the difference in the name spelling). Paolo Scheffer, the only official guide in Portugal who is Jewish, only... More
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